Arrest and detention of Tamils in WP
Court wants list of
detainees by Dec. 10
DSG admits only 83 released so far
The Supreme Court yesterday advised
the Deputy Solicitor General Shavindra Fernando to prepare a
list of the Tamil citizens, of the Western Province, who were
arrested and detained in connection with the Nugegoda bomb blast
last week. The list has to be ready by December 10, 2007. The petitioners, the Ceylon Workers’
Congress and the Centre for Policy Alternatives, were granted
leave to proceed in the fundamental rights violation
Supreme Court ruling that all permanent road barriers
should be removed, the barrier at the entrance to the
Supreme Court complex was opened and vehicles were
allowed to enter the Court complex freely.
- Roadside security
checks on sans barricades across roads
Barriers form critical part of
defence against explosives laden vehicles
Acknowledging that the removal of
permanent barricades on Colombo roads would be a severe
hindrance, the government yesterday emphasized that checks would
continue. "We’ll have no option but to change
our strategy accordingly," a senior Defence official said.
Tamil parties condemn LTTE acts
The leaders of three Tamil parties,
the TULF, PLOTE and the EPRLF-(Pathmanabha), yesterday condemned
Wednesday’s LTTE claymore bomb attack at Kebitigollewa, which
killed 15 and injured 28.
- Matsuura’s Problem:
UNESCO moves from peace to defend terrorism
Former Permanent Delegate to UNESCO and Sri
Lankan Ambassador to France. What is really behind UNESCO Director-General
Koichiro Matsuura condemning the destruction by the Sri Lankan
Air Force of the clandestine radio broadcasting facility
operated by the LTTE terrorist group without a license from the
government of Sri Lanka? Does it not hark back to the
memories of the time the Japanese militarists along
with Nazis operated broadcasts to other countries of
the world from clandestine radios established around
Sri Lanka Navy Comes of Age!
When George Washington claimed "Under all
circumstances a decisive naval Superiority is to be considered a
fundamental principle, and the basis upon which all hope of
success must ultimately depend.", one wonders if he would ever
have regarded a tiny island way out in the Indian Ocean, with
not such a forceful Naval presence with meagre assets, capable
of causing such havoc to a globally feared, ruthless terrorist
outfit such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE),
within a short space of four weeks, entirely on its own, without
the support of ground or air support, or any external
It has so happene
can ward off climate threat
The environmental problems of the world today
seem to be getting out of hand: Climate change, acid rain,
destruction of the ozone layer, sharp decrease of tropical
forests, and desertification. The United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has basically
concluded that global warming is largely caused by human
activities in its fourth assessment report.
Ceylon Motor Show 2007 –
a memorable event
The Ceylon Motor Show 2007 (CMS) was undoubtedly
one of the most awaited events in the local motoring calendar.
Riding on the theme ‘Future on wheels’, it was on par with most
international motor shows in terms of standardized décor,
entertainment and overall event layout.
Both indices and tur.5 million from Rs.
196.2 million the previous day.
Carsons Real Estate
introduces MetropolisAddress for
affordable ocean-view luxury
Carsons Real Estate (CRE) was in an enviable
position recently as it introduced its first condominium
development – Metropolis. Situated on prime residential space at
Templer’s Road, in the heart of Mount Lavinia, this affordable
ocean-view luxury living concept is being developed as a
community for like-minded people.
Rearguard hero Prior replays
his Murali moment
were a frustrating five overs away from saving the first Test in
Kandy, according to their wicketkeeper Matt Prior, whose
partnership of 109 with Ian Bell had given his side hope of
escaping with a morale-boosting draw. "A lot of hard work went into it," the
Sussex player said. "To get so close and just fall short at the
end was fairly heart-breaking. We knew that was the stage that
we had to get through and we were literally five overs away from
saving that game.
Into the jaws of death rides
the brave Sri Lanka Cricket…
the confusion and chaos at the Asgiriya International
Cricket Stadium, no one would have complained about
the quality of cricket that was on display throughout
the five days in Kandy. Leave aside the off the field
politics that has crippled the game, if you were a
genuine cricket lover, you got your money’s worth with
the quality cricket staged at the venue.