Split in five-party TNA coalition imminent
In-fighting in the TNA points to an imminent split of
the five-party coalition ahead of the Northern Provincial Council
elections scheduled for early September this year. According to Tamil
political sources, the split could lead to the main component ITAK led
by Trincomalee district parliamentarian R. Sampanthan and the EPRLF,
EROS, TELO and the TULF group breaking away.
COPE: Dragnet set to catch sharks and sprats
By exposing corruption and large-scale misuse of
State funds in state corporations, he gave teeth to the COPE and made it
a powerful instrument of imposing financial discipline and propriety.
Perhaps Senior Minister for Human Resources D.E.W. Gunasekara’s
political creed would have inspired him to do a clean job of work
leaving no room for criticism or bias.
Averting the bloodbath:
A combined national and international effort - Minister Mahinda
In an interview with the Sunday Observer, the Chair
of the Consultative Committee for Humanitarian Assistance (CCHA) which
coordinated international humanitarian aid at the final stages of the
humanitarian operation, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says, “We have
largely achieved ‘freedom from fear’ due to the end of domestic