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page1.jpg (16422 bytes) Constitutional council calls for independent commission nominees

By Kesara Abeywardena
The constitutional council has written to Members of Parliament, civil society organisations and professional bodies to recommend names for the four independent commissions for elections, police, public service and the judiciary.
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The newly elected Mayor of Colombo Prasanna Gunawardena was sworn in before Western Region Development Minister M. H. Mohamed yesterday. — (Pic. by Saranapala Pamunuwa)




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  • Udatalawinna massacre
    Investigations end, indictments in two weeks
    By Cyril Wimalasurendre
    Investigations into the Udatalawinna massacre of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) supporters on the last General Election day of December 5 have been completed to prepare the indictments against the suspects within the next two weeks, State Counsel Achala Wengappuli informed the Teldeniya Magistrate Miss P. Inoka Ranasinghe yesterday.

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Central Bank building... devastated by terrorist bombs in 1996

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  • Review
    Blood money on tap
    Each year, millions of dollars are funnelled from Canada through front organiations to terrorist groups throughout the world, such as the Tamil Tigers. In this exclusive excerpt from a new book of essays about Canada's declining international influence, National Post (Canada) reporter Stewart Bell examines how these deadly funds are raised and distibuted.


  • Buddhist values must touch reality
    by J. P. Pathirana
    If you were to examine the values in which you have been nurtured from your childhood, you see that most of them ‘have been forced upon you by society’, by the socio-economic and educational environment in which you have had your early up-bringing.
  • Industry hopeful SriLankan will restart flights to Germany — Hayleys chairman
    With the ongoing ceasefire and optimism of a permanent peace in Sri Lanka in the near future, there is much encouragement for a revival of tourism in the country, says the chairman of the highly diversified Hayleys Group of Companies Sunil Mendis, in his review of the performance of one of their associates, Hunas Falls Hotels Ltd., for the financial year ended March 31.


  • HEL declares 45% dividend payment
    Exports increase from Rs. 195.8 m. to Rs. 331.9 m.
    Hayleys Exports Ltd (HEL), a subsidiary of the highly diversified blue-chip Hayleys Ltd., increased their after-tax profits from Rs. 69.6 million to Rs. 87.9 million and turnover from Rs. 273.4 million to Rs. 334 million for the financial year ended March 31, as compared with its performance the previous year (2000/01).

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Sri Lanka’s skipper Sanath Jayasuriya reacts after losing to England on the fourth day of the second test at Edgbaston in Birmingham June 2, 2002. England won by an innings and 111 runs. REUTERS
  • Hoggard and Caddick sweep England to victory
    BIRMINGHAM, England, June 2 (Reuters)
    - Matthew Hoggard and Andy Caddick swept England to victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 111 runs with more than a day to spare at Edgbaston on Sunday.


  • CPRFU voices concern over Priyantha’s resignation
    by Ravi Nagahawatte
    The Central Province Rugby Football Union (CPRFU) has hinted that they could be handicapped following the resignation of their representative Priyantha Ekanayake from the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU).

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