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Friday, October  30,  2009
      Editorial:Executive Presidency as a curse

Controversy surrounds Australia’s decision to keep Sri Lanka out of negotiations over Sri Lankan Tamils now held in Indonesia and Australia. Australia recently reached a bilateral agreement with Indonesia to confine the Sri Lankans in Indonesia at Australia’s expense.

Nishantha flies off
Nishantha Muthuhettigama, elected to the Southern Provincial Council on the UPFA ticket, skipped yesterday’s swearing in ceremony. Sources said that he had left the country on a private...

Deputy Nepali Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sunetra Koirala greets President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport yesterday (Oct 29) for a two-day official visit. The Sri Lankan delegation included Nimal Siripala De Silva, Rohitha Bogollagama, Mervin Silva, Additional Secretary to the President Gamini Senerath and PC Member Sajin Vas Gunawardane.

Confusing signals on Presidential and Parliamentary polls
The government continues to give confusing signals on the conduct of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, with Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, taking a non-committal stand.

Ranjan pleads for stranded Lankans, some under a bridge
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Opposition leader Ranjan Ramanayake requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take immediate steps to fly back about 350 Sri Lankans now stranded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as they were...

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