|Wednesday, 21 July 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
State media needed to counter private media mudslinging - Anura
by Ranil Wijayapala
Industry, Tourism and Investment Promotion Minister Anura Bandaranaike
said yesterday that the Freedom Alliance Government will use the state
media a thousand times better than former Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe did during his two-year regime.
Compensation for July '83 victims before August end
The Treasury has allocated Rs. 72.3 million to compensate ethnic
violence victims. President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga appointed a
Truth Commission on Ethnic Violence on July 23, 2001 to inquire into acts
of ethnic violence between 1981 to 1984, particularly during the holocaust
of July 1983, a Presidential Media Division press release states.