|Thursday, 1 July 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Minister allays fears of traditional religions' followers :
Conciliatory Council for religious harmony
The Government plans to appoint a Conciliatory Council for ensuring
religious harmony and foster closer ties among followers of various
religions. Buddha Sasana, Public Security, Law and Order Minister and
Deputy Minister of Defence Ratnasiri Wickremanayake says that the
Conciliatory Council will settle any issue that may come up among the
followers of various traditional religions.
Anura stops officials' joyride to Singapore
Tourism, Industry and Investment Promotion Minister Anura Bandaranaike
at the London Heathrow Airport, on his way to Colombo yesterday, was
informed of a proposed trip to Singapore by 10 Tourist Board officials who
were to go to Singapore on a "familiarisation" tour.
SU faction urges JHU to support Govt
by Chamikara Weerasinghe
A breakaway faction of the Sihala Urumaya (SU) yesterday banded
themselves as a pressure group to urge the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) to
join hands with the Government. Former SU organiser for Colombo district,
Kithsiri Wickremesinghe yesterday announced the launch of this alternative
body to the JHU in Colombo.
No oil price hike, says Minister
by Manjula Fernando
Minister of Power and Energy Susil Premajayantha said the Government
had no intention of increasing oil prices in keeping with world market
rates since it would cause greater damage to the economy than the cost for
retaining petroleum subsidy.
Army very successful in efforts to protect ceasefire - Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle
by Ranil Wijayapala
The Sri Lanka Army was 99.9 per cent successful in their efforts to
protect the ceasefire between the Government and the LTTE, the outgoing
Army Chief and the Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Lionel
Balagalle said yesterday.