|Sunday, 8 September 2002|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
by S. Selvakumar
The People's Alliance hierarchy was busy yesterday drafting some
changes to the 19th Amendment which is to be introduced in Parliament by
the Government next week and President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
was scheduled to meet the Prime Minister yesterday evening to discuss the
Northern clergy back peace talks, extend hand to South
from Ananth Palakidnar in Jaffna
As some of the largest crowds of devotees in decades thronged Jaffna
for the historic Nallur Sri Skandaswamy Kovil festival last week,
prominent religious leaders in the peninsula expressed strong backing for
the peace process and extended the hand of solidarity with the southern
religious leadership in ensuring success for the forthcoming peace talks.
Reconstruction vital for peace bid-Oslo
Peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels
will stand a better chance of success if international donors act now to
help rebuild the war-damaged island, a senior Norwegian official said.
New legislation under way: 'Stateless' persons issue to end soon
by P. Krishnaswamy
[INTRO] Sri Lanka will close the chapter on 'stateless persons of
Indian origin' with the grant of citizenship to the remaining 180,000
under new legislation to be enacted shortly.
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