|Saturday, 27 March 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
|When Irish eyes smile
Daily News sets the record straight
The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr.
Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu has written a letter dated March 24, 2004 to the
Editor, Daily News challenging him to publish the documents sent by the
CPA on which the front page lead story headlined 'Impressive Freedom
Alliance lead in independent opinion poll', was based.
CID to probe multi million foreign mercenaries deal
The defence authorities are to ask the CID to investigate a multi
million dollar deal where foreign mercenaries were to be brought down to
train Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Defence sources told the Daily News that
the man allegedly behind this move is alleged to be Ravi Jayewardene who
functioned as "Defence Advisor" to the Ministry of Defence.
No privatisation in key public sectors - President
by Ranil Wijayapala
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday gave a firm
assurance that remaining State institutions engaged in businesses in the
banking sector, transport, petroleum, electricity, ports and water supply
will not be privatised at any cost under a Freedom Alliance Government.
We have to move peace process forward - PM
Bharatha Malavaraarachchi reporting from Kandy
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said negotiations will commence to
reach an agreement on an administrative structure for the North-East areas
after the general election.
UPFA complains to Elections Commissioner:
UNF plans to sabotage polls
United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil
Premajayantha has alerted the Elections Commissioner to take due note of
information from reliable sources that the United National Front (UNF) is
orchestrating disruptive action to prevent a free and fair election on