|Tuesday, 28 September 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Broad dialogue on peace process
The inauguration of the National Advisory Council on Peace and
Reconciliation (NAC) will be convened by President Chandrika Bandaranaike
Kumaratunga on October 4. All political parties represented in Parliament,
religious dignitaries and cross sections of Civil Society have been
invited to participate, the Presidential Secretariat said yesterday.
Forged IDs: One suspect re-remanded
by Sarath Malalasekera
Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Ms. Sarojini
Kusala Weerawardena yesterday refused an application for bail in respect
of Nina Mohamed Izudeen alias 'Master' of Maradana, fifth suspect in the
issuing of forged national identity cards to the woman LTTE suicide bomber
and her accomplice and remanded till October 11.
Plan to prevent ex-Forces men joining underworld
by Rajmi Manatunga
The Advisory Committee on Crime will soon formulate a national policy
to prevent Army deserters and those resigning from the Armed Forces
joining underworld gangs, in a bid to combat the mounting crime rate.
Acting Defence Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake told the media yesterday
that the Committee which met yesterday recommended the drawing up of a
long term plan to provide skills training to members of the armed forces
thus facilitating their entry to a lawful occupation after service.
Agreement reached :
Bus strike called off
by Ranil Wijayapala and Rajmi Manatunga
Agreement was reached between Transport Minister Felix Perera and
private bus owners for a bus fare increase of six to seven per cent
instead of the 15 per cent demanded by the latter to off set increased
diesel prices. The fares will come into effect from October 1.