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  • Amnesty International concerned about forced LTTE child soldiers
    The human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused the LTTE of forced recruitment of children as combatants. They have named 13 such children who have been forced to join the LTTE during the last few months.
  • Monitors' meeting on modalities before A-9 highway deadline
    By Sumadhu Weerawarne
    europe.jpg (11074 bytes)The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

    Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

  • Gujral calls on govt. and LTTE to ensure human rights
    Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral called on both the government and LTTE to ensure human rights in their actions. Mr. Gujral speaking at a press conference at the end of a three day regional meeting of the South Asians for Human Rights said that the organisation called on both the government and the LTTE to give due attention to human rights.
  • France re-elects Chirac with widest margin
    PARIS, May 6 —
    France breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after dealing a crushing poll defeat to far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen and returning conservative Jacques Chirac to power.

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  • Presidential Secretariat clarifies
    Reference the story published in ‘The Island’ of May 2 titled "Ranil doesn’t have right to betray country - CBK", the Presidential Secretariat states: The text of the news report goes onto say "Ranil Wickremesinghe does not have the right to betray the country and pawn this country to a foreign country" quoting Her Excellency the President.
  • Gujral calls on govt. and LTTE to ensure human rights
    Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral called on both the government and LTTE to ensure human rights in their actions. Mr. Gujral speaking at a press conference at the end of a three day regional meeting of the South Asians for Human Rights said that the organisation called on both the government and the LTTE to give due attention to human rights.
  • France re-elects Chirac with widest margin
    PARIS, May 6 —
    France breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after dealing a crushing poll defeat to far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen and returning conservative Jacques Chirac to power.
    The Minister said that he had invited the NEF to do its pilot projects of the nationwide programme in his electorate in recognition of the importance of such a programme which will definitely fill a big void in the English language teaching field in Sri Lanka. "Our graduates are not competent enough to match the market necessity due to their monolingual abilities. If they could work in English, unemployment and under-employment would not have become this much severe in our country today. These innocent youth are led easily to the streets by movements like the JVP."
  • Presidential Secretariat clarifies
    Reference the story published in ‘The Island’ of May 2 titled "Ranil doesn’t have right to betray country - CBK", the Presidential Secretariat states: The text of the news report goes onto say "Ranil Wickremesinghe does not have the right to betray the country and pawn this country to a foreign country" quoting Her Excellency the President.

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  • CBK off to US to attend UN session
    President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga proceeded to the US yesterday to participate in the special general assembly session of the United Nations, commencing Wednesday.
  • Maithripala Sirisena granted bail of Rs. 50,000
    SLFP acting General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena yesterday came to court of his own volition when a complaint against him was taken up for inquiry and was granted bail by the Polonnaruwa District Court.
  • Norway to double truce monitors
    COLOMBO, May 5 (Reuters) - Norway, which helped broker a truce between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger guerrillas, will double the number of ceasefire monitors by the end of May, an official said on Sunday.
  • Stress on study of English
    by Saman Indrajith
    flag.jpg (23872 bytes)The National English Foundation to fill the gap created by the education authorities in teaching English at schools will commence a nationwide English teaching programme for children on May 30 with the assistance of the government, said Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs on Friday at a press conference held at the Rakshana Mandiraya.

    "US President John F. Kennedy said that one must not ask what his country can do for him, but what he can do for his country; this programme carries the same message," said the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Ravi Karunanayaka on Friday.

    The Minister said that he had invited the NEF to do its pilot projects of the nationwide programme in his electorate in recognition of the importance of such a programme which will definitely fill a big void in the English language teaching field in Sri Lanka. "Our graduates are not competent enough to match the market necessity due to their monolingual abilities. If they could work in English, unemployment and under-employment would not have become this much severe in our country today. These innocent youth are led easily to the streets by movements like the JVP."

  • Improper use of the Red Cross emblem
    The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society said on Sunday that the authorised users of the Red Cross Emblem as stated in article 53 of the first Geneva Convention are:
  • LTTE continues to collect taxes
    Colombo The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are continuing to collect tax and ransom from the] people despite an agreement with the government which prohibits this.
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1Monitors' meeting on modalities before A-9 highway deadline

europe.jpg (11074 bytes)By Sumadhu Weerawarne
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.

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Monitors' meeting on modalities before A-9 highway deadline

sideles.jpg (61285 bytes)By Sumadhu Weerawarne
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.

Monitors' meeting on modalities before A-9 highway deadline

brtisih.jpg (38919 bytes)By Sumadhu Weerawarne
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.

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Monitors' meeting on modalities before A-9 highway deadline
lakpahana.jpg (64762 bytes)By Sumadhu Weerawarne

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission was scheduled to meet the Peace Secretariat yesterday to discuss what it termed "modalities relating to the full implementation of the provisions on the opening of the A9 highway", ahead of today’s deadline. In terms of the agreement any violation of the ceasefire agreement should be resolved ‘within 30’, the period which ends today.

Asked whether the LTTE had agreed to buses running on the A9 highway the spokesperson refused to offer comment adding that it was a matter for the two sides to resolve. A meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. yesterday with the Peace Secretariat of the government.

Meanwhile, the LTTE has agreed to private buses from Colombo to Jaffna plying on the A-9 highway commencing yesterday, but the Private Bus Operators' Association (PBOA) said it would not do so until state buses too were able to run their service.


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