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Govt. - LTTE Ceasefire Agreement

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FERVOUR OF FAITH: Hundreds of the faithful demonstrate their devotion to the Lord by rolling along the ground around the historic Nallur Sri Kandasamy Kovil during the annual festival of Jaffna’s most revered temple last week. Scores of thousands of devotees thronged the Peninsula for the first time in decades as Hindus celebrated the first peacetime Nallur festival after many years of war and dislocation. Notable was the participation of a large number of Tamils now living as refugees abroad who have returned to the island for the first time in years. (Photo: Sathasivam Jeeva)
President-PM meet awaited: PA flounders over 19th Amendment

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 changes.
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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.
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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.
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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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