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Govt. - LTTE Ceasefire Agreement

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This is the Nagadipa Viharaya in Jaffna which gains the spotlight on this Bak Pasalosvaka Poya day which marks the Buddhas second visit to the Island. Buddhists from the South are once again flocking to this place of worship due to the peaceful environment in the North brought about by the ongoing peace process. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage

Parliament to repeal criminal defamation law

by Ravi Ladduwahetty

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal from Minister of Justice, Law Reform, National Integration and Buddhist Affairs W. J. M. Lokubandara to repeal the Criminal Defamation Laws. The Draft Legislation will be presented in May. However, the laws do not have retrospective effect.
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Govt to sell JVP gold haul

by Ravi Ladduwahetty

The Government has authorised the auction sale of 8947 items of gold and jewellery currently lying in the vaults of the Central Bank which have been plundered by the JVP during the 1989/1990 youth insurrection, Minister of Rural Economy and Deputy Minister of Finance Bandula Gunawardena told the weekly Cabinet news conference at the Government Information Department auditorium yesterday.
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Postal voting on May 9 -10

by Manjula Fernando

All is ready to hold elections in the 17 local government bodies on May 20, an Elections Department spokesman said yesterday.
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'People endorse upper Kotmale project'

by P. Rajaratnam in Nuwara Eliya

Minister of Power and Energy Mr. Karu Jayasuriya who inspected the Upper Kotmale Hydro Project locations in the Talawakelle area along with his senior officials and later addressing a large gathering at the Talawakelle Urban Council hall, said the commencement of this project will take place on May 20, 2002.
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