President at G 11
Speak in one voice to
Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday called on the Group of 11
countries to speak in one voice and lend support to each
other to combat terrorism while saying that some
developed countries show indifference to terrorists by
allowing certain front organizations of terrorist groups
to function in those countries.
Transfer CMC commissioner,
Alavi tells PSC
Western Province governor Alavi Moulana has in writing
informed the Public Services Commission (PSC) that
Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Commissioner Dr.
Jayantha Liyanage could be transferred.
Mangala in London
Minister Mangala Samaraweera left for London on a
one-week holiday and is scheduled to return to the
country on May 27.
Tigers stole 130,000 Norwegian
Bernard Goonetileke, Sri Lankan Ambassador in Washington
DC, interviewed by the Washington Post Radio Thursday
said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
operatives had stolen 130,000 Norwegian passports.
Red Cross denies missing of
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said
the two ambulances donated by the Italian Embassy to the
Sri Lanka Ministry of Health (MoH) are presently in the
safe-keeping of the Italian Red Cross in Colombo.
District level squabbles in
the UNP deepens
In the UNP too there is trouble brewing and Party
Chairman Rukman Senanayake and General Secretary Tissa
Attanayake are at odds with each other. Rukman
Senanayake has been giving prominence to a newly
appointed organiser of Colombo West, Bodhi Ranasinghe,
‘Lanka’ no more
The pro-JVP newspaper ‘Lanka’ has ceased publishing from last
week owing to a reported financial crisis.
The newspaper published by Multi Publishers had a wide
LTTE in SL Customs disguise
hijacked Indian fishing vessel
Maldivian Coast Guards continued to be on high alert
following Thursday’s incident which saw the destruction
of a suspected LTTE arms laden ship.
No visa fee for tourists
The US dollars 10 visa fee for tourists visiting Sri
Lanka had been removed since last month in a bid to
encourage more tourists to visit the country.
Strike called after India mosque
HYDERABAD, India, (AFP) - A Muslim party in the
southern Indian city of Hyderabad called for a strike
Saturday after 14 people were killed in a bomb blast at
a mosque and subsequent clashes between police and