19/01/02 - 02/02/02 - Frontline (Vol.19,Issue02)
On the road to peace
(by Nirupama Subramanian)
IF peace could be measured by the number of checkpoints in Colombo, then Sri Lanka would seem to have finally got rid of its long-drawn ethnic conflict..Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his wife Maithree with President K.R. Narayanan and Usha Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan.and Science and Technology Minister Milinda Moragoda in the centre...
02/02/2002 – Daily Mirror
Milinda meets top IMF, WB officials in Wahsington
The Minister of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology Milinda Moragoda has had several fruitful meetings in Washington with key officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank yesterday....
02/02/2002 – The Island
President of World Bank on 'In Black & White'
The first ever television interview conducted via video conference in Sri Lanka, was for the talk show 'In Black & White' when host Milinda Moragoda interviewed the President of the World Bank, James D. Wolfensohn...
03/02/2002 - Daily News
Minister Moragoda wants to feel the response
Milinda Moragoda, the newly appointed Minister to the Cabinet said his intention is to visit schools, temples, churches, kovils and hospitals to listen to the response of the people…After the last general election...I have given all my time and energy to the government’s peace efforts…Peace is the priority of the government. It comes first in my priority list too. So, I gave my time and energy for the government’s peace initiative…
03/02/2002 - Sunday Observer
US Dy. State Secy. Firm on US ban – Minister Moragoda in Washington
… Minister Moragoda, who is the first member of the UNF Government to visit the USA, met Deputy Secretary Armitage yesterday in Washington, a US State Department communiqué said… In the absence of Secretary Powell, Deputy Secretary Armitage met today with… Minister Milinda Moragoda…
16/02/2002 - Daily Mirror
Paving the path to peace
(by Sunil Jayasiri)
In a major step on the road to peace, the A-9 Kandy-Jaffna highway from Omanthai to Kilinochchi, and Uyilankulam on Mannar road, were re-opened by the government and the LTTE yesterday after 12 years...Thousands of civilians gathered at Omanthai for a ceremony to mark the occasion along with Ministers Milinda Moragoda...
16/02/2002 - Daily News
Smooth sailing on A9 highway
The government's peace initiative marked a significant milestone yesterday with the re-opening of the A9 Jaffna-Kandy highway, the main artery linking the Northern heartland with the South...
17/02/2002 - Sunday Observer
UNF govt will usher in peace
(by E. Weeraperuma and Vavuniya North Corr Bandula Seneviratne)
When the A-9 highway was opened about one-hundred people were seen coming with children with their bag and baggage from the uncleared areas to cross to Vavuniya in the early hours of the morning long before the official opening of the road...A number of vain attempts had been made in the recent past to open this stretch of road. “But we should not be complacent that we were able to open this road, because it is not our final goal. These measures were only a precursor to build confidence in the people”, Mr. Moragoda said....
17/02/2002 - Sunday Times
Science and Techno for Peace
The Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)...that functions within the purview of the Ministry of Economic Reform, Science and Technology has formulated a strategic 100-day revolutionary programme....
24/02/2002 - Sunday Observer
UNP will liaise with President – Moragoda
(by Frances Bulathsinhala)
Minister of Economic Reforms and Information Technology, Milinda Moragoda, a key whip in the ongoing peace process, said yesterday that the UNP would be consistent in seeking the support of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga towards a lasting peace, the final goal of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Government and the LTTE...