Japan to extend 26 bil. yen in low-interest loans to Sri Lanka
Nov 30 (Kyodo) Japan will extend a total of 26,631 million yen in long-term, low-interest loans to Sri Lanka to help finance various projects, including construction of medical facilities, the government said Tuesday.
Sri Lankan peace process gov't responsibility: Opposition
Nov 30 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka's main opposition said Tuesday that the furthering of peace talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels was entirely a responsibility of the President Chandrika Kumaratunga's government.
Sri Lanka cease-fire under huge pressure, top truce chief warns
Nov 30 (AP) A top cease-fire monitor warned Tuesday that Sri Lanka's fragile truce was becoming increasingly unstable because of escalating violence in the north and east, and urged a swift return to peace talks.
Curfew lifted, security stepped up in Sri Lanka town after clashes
Nov 30 (AFP) Authorities lifted a fresh curfew but stepped up patrols by security forces after clashes between pro-government and separatist supporters in this northeastern port town, police said.