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Sports pave the way for better understanding and friendship among people. Here players of the Jaffna Netball team share a light moment with their southern counterparts after the finals of the Mercantile Netball tournament at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo recently.
(Picture by Roshan Pitipana)

President's inaction delays Constitutional Council

by our Parliamentary  correspondents

Minister Professor G. L. Peiris revealed in Parliament yesterday that although the completed list of the Government and Opposition sponsored nominees to the Constitutional Council had been sent to the President on the 21st of February, the Government was still awaiting her formal approval of this list plus the appointment of the President's own nominee to this Council that would establish the Independent Commissions.
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'Ball in President's Court'

by our Parliament correspondent

Minister Professor G. L. Peiris yesterday told Parliament that the Government was awaiting the appointment of the presidential nominee to the constitutional council and also for the President's approval of the nine members already appointed.
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With peace Tremendous scope for development - ADB President

by Ravi Ladduwahetty

Visiting President of the Manila based Asian Development Bank Tadao Chino, in an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Daily News at the Lanka Oberoi on Tuesday night, said that his bank was certainly hopeful that peace negotiations between the Government and the LTTE would result in an end to the conflict.
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PM wishes to end war through political solution - Hakeem

by Panadura group correspondent

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader, Minister Rauf Hakeem said all Muslims in our country must support the United National Front Government because Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is an honest and genuine leader who had taken steps to sign the Ceasefire Agreement to end the 20 year old war which had claimed thousands of lives of members of the Armed Forces and the innocent civilians in the North and East and other areas.
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