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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Sri Lanka Supreme Court blocks sections of P-TOMS

ColomboPage: 15/07/2005"

The Sri Lanka Supreme Court today issued a stay order to block sections of the Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS) agreement signed between the government and the LTTE.

The ruling was made by Chief Justice Sarath Silva after a case was filed by the JVP and Jathika Hela Urumaya asking the Court to make the P-TOMS agreement null and void. The stay order will be valid until the Supreme Court reviews its final determination. The case will be taken up again on September 12, 2005.

The bench was comprised of Chief Justice Silva and Justices Gamini Amaratunga and Raja Fernando.

The Chief Justice also said that an aid coordination committee, composed mostly of Tiger representatives based in the LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi, is illegal and must be moved to an alternate location.

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