|Saturday, 13 March 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
President addresses business community:
Freedom Alliance, a caring Govt in a global economy
By Shirajiv Sirimane
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga addressing the business
community at President's House last night, said the United People's
Alliance would be a caring government in a globalised economy. While,
strong support will be given to Small and Medium sector entrepreneurs,
large scale foreign investment will be encouraged.
Better income for farmers - PM
by Bharatha Malawaraarachchi reporting from Polonnaruwa
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday stressed his Government
will ensure a better income for the paddy farmer, by giving a certified
price for the paddy in every season. "The basic policy of the United
National Front Government is to safeguard the income of the farmer. We
have always done so on behalf of the farming community, "the Premier
told several election rallies held in Medirigiriya, Hingurakkoda,
Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.
UPFA in meeting with Police Commission seeks:
Tough action against biased policemen
United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) leaders yesterday urged the
National Police Commission (NPC) to take punitive action against police
officers who are politically biased during the elections campaign.