|Friday, 30 April 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
President takes swift action:
Normalcy restored at Kandapola
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday took swift
action to restore law and order in the tea plantation town of Kandapola,
six miles from Nuwara Eliya, following clashes which erupted on Wednesday
night between two communal factions over a road accident.
With wide powers:
Presidential Committee to probe fraud and corruption
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has decided to establish a
committee with wide powers to investigate fraud and corruption.
Kadirgamar hopes peace talks resume end June
The Freedom Alliance Government held its first talks yesterday with
India which called for an early resumption of peace negotiations with the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Foreign Minister, Lakshman
Kadirgamar said he hoped talks with the LTTE would resume by the end of
June, an Indian official said.
Govt wins investment pledge
by Anjana Gamage
Many Western nations have pledged their continuous support for the
Freedom Alliance Government to forge ahead with investment and tourism
promotion in the country, Minister of Industries, Investment and Tourism
Promotions Anura Bandaranaike said yesterday.