|Saturday, 24 July 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Bourse creates all time record:
Colombo best perfoming stock market in Asia
by Sudarshana Perera
The benchmark All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the Colombo Stock
Exchange (CSE) surpassed all previous levels to reach an all-time high at
the close of trading yesterday. The ASPI reached 1,440.65 recording a
growth of 35.6 per cent for the year making it the fourth best performing
stock market globally and the best performing market in Asia.
Anura denies Karuna link
Industry, Tourism and Investment Promotion Minister Anura Bandaranaike
yesterday totally rejected press reports that he had accompanied LTTE
breakaway faction leader Karuna Amman to Singapore. This sensational story
is utterly and absolutely false and deserves contemptuous disregard,
Minister Bandaranaike said in a statement issued from Beijing, where he is
on an official visit.
JHU joins Govt. in opposing TNA MP's statement
The nine Bhikku MPs of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday threw
in their lot with the Government in opposing the statement made by Tamil
National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna District Parliamentarian S. Gajendran on
Tuesday which was expunged from the Hansard due to its inflammatory
Security and Disciplinary Committee appointed:
J'pura University to re-open on July 28
The Sri Jayawardhanapura University will reopen on July 28, the
Ministry of Education said yesterday. The University was closed on June 6
following the death of final year student Sampath Bandara in a clash
between two student factions. Bandara was stabbed to death.
Jaffna library corner stone returned to rightful place
Soon after Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva laid the foundation stone for
the new Jaffna library on July 14,it mysteriously disappeared. The corner
stone of Jaffna literature has been acknowledged as the public library
with tomes and tomes of historical documents.