|Monday, 01 November 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
First Political Committee meeting today
The first meeting of the political committee of the National Advisory
Committee for Peace and Reconciliation (NACPR) will be held at the BMICH
today. This will be followed by the first meetings of the Religious
Committee tomorrow and the Civil Society Committee on Thursday.
People should help restore, preserve archaeological sites - President
from Ranil Wijayapala in Galle
"People irrespective of nationalistic, political and religious
differences should commit themselves to restore and preserve the
archaeological sites of the country which can be considered the jewels of
the nation, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said yesterday.
by Asela Kuruluwansa
W. J. M. Lokubandara said yesterday that the credit for effacing the
wrong image of Sri Lankans as savages who harassed Tamils should go to
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. Speaker Lokubandara made
this comment when he met Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sidhartha Sumangala
Maha Nayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter.
Deputy Ministers Forum deplores Weerawansa's statement
The Deputy Ministers' and MPs Forum has expressed concern over the
statement attributed to JVP Propaganda Secretary MP Wimal Weerawansa,
which demeaned the dignity of the Presidency and also personally attacked
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at a public rally held
Relatives appeal for release of Sri Lankan hostage
The distraught wife of the Sri Lankan driver taken hostage by Iraqi
militants pleaded on Sunday for his release, sobbing as she huddled with
her three young sons in her house in Hendala.