|Thursday, 15 August 2002|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Govt-LTTE talks between Sept 12-17
by Ranga Jayasuriya
The Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will
hold formal talks in Thailand between September 12 and 17, the Norwegian
Foreign Ministry announced last night.
CID widens probe into Rs. 900 m fraud: Former Rubber Corp Chief detained
by Sarath Malalasekera
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigating the alleged
massive fraud at the Sri Lanka Rubber Manufacturing and Export Corporation
during the past six years yesterday detained the Corporation's former
Chairman Sarath Wickremasinghe.
President welcomes Oslo talks
by Manjula Fernando
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge has welcomed Minister
Milinda Moragoda's visit to Oslo to hold discussions with the LTTE on a
final agenda for peace talks.
Sea passage won't hinder Navy operations
by Ranil Wijayapala
The provision of the sea lane for the LTTE to transport their cadres
will not hinder the operations of the Navy in the northern and eastern
seas, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri said yesterday.
Five Presidential limos not custom-built, PM tells Cabinet
by Ravi Ladduwahetty
Five of the 44 luxury vehicles ordered by the Presidential Secretariat
during the PA regime on the directive of President Chandrika Bandaranaike
Kumaratunga which she claimed to be custom-built were not so, Prime
Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the weekly meeting of the Cabinet
Ministers last night.
174 Ceasefire violations from Feb 22
A total number of 174 incidents have been ruled as Ceasefire violations
by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) since the implementation of the
Ceasefire Agreement, The SLMM said yesterday.