|Wednesday, 28 April 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Peace moves gather momentum:
President meets Norwegian Deputy FM, Sunday
OSLO, Tuesday (AFP) Norway's government said on Tuesday it would send a
delegation to Sri Lanka on May 1 for a meeting with the government and
armed rebels, the first since Oslo agreed to resume its role as mediator
in the more than 20-year conflict.
Immediate utilisation of unused education funds
by Manjula Fernando
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, who is also the Minister
of Education, directed education authorities to take immediate steps to
implement certain education reform projects stalled by the previous regime
at a meeting on Monday.
President tells Ministers:
Make State institutions people friendly
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has requested all Cabinet
Ministers and Deputy Ministers to start the process of transforming State
institutions into people friendly ones by organising shramadana campaigns
to mark May Day to clean up and streamline their Ministries and
institutions under their purview.
Expressing concerns like playing a violin to a deaf elephant:
Tyronne resigns from UNP
United National Party stalwart and former Foreign Minister Tyronne
Fernando announcing his resignation from the UNP in a letter addressed to
Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, states that the UNP was more interested
in having disciplinary inquiries against senior members who express
concern at the plight of the party rather than disciplining those
responsible for the party's downhill journey.