|Plot to kill Gotabhaya
Information about a plot to assassinate Defence Ministry
Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa by poisoning him, using
some individuals who had left the Navy, had been
uncovered by the military intelligence units.
Five bodies found in Kandana
Amidst the increasing number of abductions in the
country and especially in Colombo and the suburbs, five
bodies were found yesterday dumped in a marshy land near
Rio Group opens summit in
GEORGE TOWN (AFP) Leaders of Latin American
countries opened a trade summit in Guayana late Friday,
with Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, blasting
developed countries for failing to eliminate barriers
obstructing free trade.
ICJ urges India to scrap
draconian military law
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A panel appointed by the UN’s
top court has urged India to scrap a draconian law
giving the military sweeping powers to curb
insurgencies, a report said Saturday.
South Korean outrage over Abe
‘comfort women’ remarks
SEOUL, (AFP) : South Korean politicians yesterday
urged Japan’s Prime Minister to withdraw and apologise
for his “outrageous” remarks questioning the wartime
enslavement of tens of thousands of Asian women.
Despite appeals kidnappings
continue unabated, Ganeshan
Western People’s Front Leader Mano Ganeshan said
yesterday the number of abductions and extra-judicial
killings in Colombo and suburbs have increased over the
past few weeks and now the total abductions stand at 78
with 50 still missing.
Take action against those
found guilty in COPE report , Sripathi writes to MR
Former Minister Sripathi Sooriaratchi in a letter to
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had called on him to take
immediate action against those who have been charged of
bribery and corruption.
Seven –year –old int’l school
girl molested at sports meet?
Shock and anger remains over the case of an alleged
molestation of a seven- year -old girl from a leading
international school in Colombo as school authorities
continue to deny the occurrence of such an incident.
APRC meet on hold for want of
proposals from SLFP, JHU
The failure of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) to submit their proposals to
the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) has
delayed the compilation of a final report by the