|Friday, 30 July 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
'Thunder, lightning or rain we are ready for negotiations'
by Manjula Fernando, Nadira Gunatilleke and Dinushika Dissanayake
The Government yesterday brushed aside speculation that the country was
heading for another war and stressed that it was committed to an early
resumption of peace talks with the LTTE to achieve lasting peace and an
end to ethnic strife.
Warm welcome for President to Bangkok Summit
from Shirajiv Sirimanne in Thailand
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga arrived in Bangkok
yesterday to attend the first BIMST-EC summit which will be held at the
Government House tomorrow. She was accompanied by Minister of Agriculture,
Livestock, Lands and Irrigation Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Minister of
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Chandrasena Wijesinghe
Presidential Commission to probe roofing sheets scam
by Dinushika Dissanayake
The Cabinet has decided to appoint a Presidential Commission to probe
irregularities in the distribution of roofing sheets received by the
previous regime under the Indian credit line, Cabinet spokesman Minister
Mangala Samaraweera disclosed yesterday.