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Mihintalava - The Birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhist Civilization

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When Irish eyes smile

Rosanna Davison, reigning Miss World is in Sri Lanka. She arrived here as a guest of the Rotary Club for the 13th Rotary District Conference to be held here. Davison from Ireland will engage in several social service projects during the three-day visit, among them an awareness program on polio, the eradication of which was a major Rotary campaign. Davison was selected Miss World last December.
 Picture by Tilak Perera

Daily News sets the record straight

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu has written a letter dated March 24, 2004 to the Editor, Daily News challenging him to publish the documents sent by the CPA on which the front page lead story headlined 'Impressive Freedom Alliance lead in independent opinion poll', was based.
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CID to probe multi million foreign mercenaries deal

The defence authorities are to ask the CID to investigate a multi million dollar deal where foreign mercenaries were to be brought down to train Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Defence sources told the Daily News that the man allegedly behind this move is alleged to be Ravi Jayewardene who functioned as "Defence Advisor" to the Ministry of Defence.
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No privatisation in key public sectors - President

by Ranil Wijayapala

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday gave a firm assurance that remaining State institutions engaged in businesses in the banking sector, transport, petroleum, electricity, ports and water supply will not be privatised at any cost under a Freedom Alliance Government.
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We have to move peace process forward - PM

Bharatha Malavaraarachchi reporting from Kandy

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said negotiations will commence to reach an agreement on an administrative structure for the North-East areas after the general election.
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UPFA complains to Elections Commissioner:

UNF plans to sabotage polls

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha has alerted the Elections Commissioner to take due note of information from reliable sources that the United National Front (UNF) is orchestrating disruptive action to prevent a free and fair election on April 2.
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