Professionals opposing the budget proposal to do away with duty-free vehicle permits, non-contributory pension scheme and other longstanding perks and privileges enjoyed by the public sector workers held a media conference at the OPA yesterday to. They asked the government to drop controversial measures or face the consequences
(pic by Kamal Bogoda)
Main line of command
to be investigated by
Special Court – CBK
Former President and Head of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation Chandrika Kumaratunga said in Colombo yesterday that the Special Court to be established shortly to inquire into alleged war crimes would examine the actions of those in the main line of command and not soldiers who were only carrying out orders they had received.