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New UNP Constitution unanimously adopted
The new constitutional amendment of the UNP was adopted at the special convention held yesterday unanimously.
Did London high commission officials support the LTTE Diaspora?
The National Intelligence Bureau has launched top level investigations in to the activities of some officials attached to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, who had been supportive to the Tamil Diaspora during the recent visit of the President to London.
Out of 360 Tigers 211 pass GCE AL
Commissioner of rehabilitation Brig. Sudantha Ranasinghe stated that 211 former LTTE cadres held in rehabilitation centres will be sitting for the GCE O/L exams this year.

On threat and threat-source: Real and imagined

In October 1983, the United States of America invaded a Caribbean island nation. Grenada was at the time governed by the New Jewel Movement, led by Maurice Bishop. Bishop was assassinated on October 19, 1983 by troops loyal to his own Deputy Prime Minister, Bernard Coard. Bishop was no friend of the USA.

Meditation on patriotism and internationalism
by Malinda Seneviratne
Jayantha Dhanapala, speaking at the launch of the first volume of Judge G.C. Weeramantry’s biography, ‘Towards one world’, describe this exceptional human being as a patriot and an internationalist.  Some would say that the two are incompatible, that a patriot (a term associated with nation) cannot be an internationalist and that an internationalist, by definition, cannot be a patriot.
New Cabinet goes up to 55
The new Cabinet appointed by the President for his 2nd term of office was sworn in today at 10 am. Govt information sources said that among the new Cabinet members there are eight deputy ministers and two MPs that crossed over from the UNP. Govt sources revealed that the number of Cabinet members will go up to 55. The new Cabinet will also hold its first meeting at 11 am today.
Budget will be presented
LTTE forced us to give inflated figures
Former chief medical officer of Mulaitivu Dr. V. Shanmugarajah giving evidence at the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission stated that during the battle between the govt forces and the LTTE, the LTTE forced us to give highly inflated figures of the wounded and the dead.
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