|Thursday, 7 March 2002|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
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.
'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.
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.
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.