Sunday, September 06, 2009
      Editorial:Tea travails  Politics:Tissainayagam case & Karava civil war 

Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama yesterday directed the Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan to probe an incident where Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake had been held up for about half an hour until immigration clearance was given, on arrival at the Narita International Airport.The Minister has called for a detailed report from our mission on this "procedural delay", which had kept the Prime Minister and his entourage waiting, a senior Foreign Ministry official said.

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sarath Fonseka visited Mullaitivu, a one-time bastion of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), last week. He reviewed the security situation and was briefed by senior military officials based in the region on continuing efforts to restore civilian life.

Foreign investment in billion rupee fund
Promoters confident of green light

The promoters of Sri Lanka’s first closed ended Unit Trust to be listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange last week expressed confidence that clearance for foreign investors to buy into the billion rupee fund will soon be granted.

Planters’ Association warns
Estate Union action will create economic chaos

The Planters’ Association of Ceylon yesterday said that it has alerted the Government on an escalating security situation and negative impact on the country’s economy arising from the spreading disruptions on estates caused by workers as a pressure tactic on on-going wage negotiations.

Unions, employers to talk on salary dispute tomorrow
Talks will begin in Colombo tomorrow between the plantation unions and the Employers Federation of Ceylon over wage revision demands that have...

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