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Media Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar  and Post and Communications Minister D. M. Jayaratne were sworn in by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Saturday.The institutions allocated to Kadirgamar are Information and Telecommunications and including the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Independent Television Network, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., Government Printerís Department, Information Department, Salicine and the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.The subjects allocated to Jayaratne are Sri Lanka Telecom, Sri Lanka Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. and the Postal Department. 
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Country saved from anarchy

A cross section of members of the clergy, academics and politicians yesterday welcomed President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga's decision to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election on April 2. Political parties also said they were getting ready to contest the election despite the short campaigning period.
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Elections Commissioner should have full powers - Karu Jayasuriya

by Rashomi Silva

Power and Energy Minister Karu Jayasuriya, who is also the deputy leader of the UNF, yesterday urged President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to take steps to ensure that the Elections Commissioner is given powers enacted by the 17th Amendment, to have control over the media and the Police force.
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"Our aim is to safeguard rights of all ethnicities within one country" - D. M. Jayaratne

by Ranil Wijayapala

The dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a general election by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was to stop the sell out of the country by the UNF government in the name of peace and safeguard it for the younger generation enabling them to live, keeping their heads high, Posts and Communications Minister D.M. Jayaratne said yesterday.
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