previous requests for access denied
* UK funds for LTTE procurers in TN
* Accomplice in three previous missions had valid
* Smuggled in supplies among beedi
Although India has overlooked previous requests for
access to LTTE operatives in her custody on, what a
senior official called, domestic political reasons, Sri
Lanka is confident that a chance to question Jayakumar
(34) alias Gowrishankar, a senior Sea Tiger in Indian
custody wouldn’t be denied. Full
Hundreds of students of the Sabaragamuwa University
picketed opposite the University Grants Commission at
Ward Place yesterday demanding that the Applied Science
Faculty be shifted to the main campus at Belihuloya from
Buttala. Police tear gassed and used water cannon to
dispurse them. Later, as seen in the picture, they
squatted opposite the Vihara Maha Devi Park and engaged
in a satyagraha. Nearly ten students were hospitalized
due to injuries sustained while fleeing the tear gas
attack. Six were arrested for disobeying Police orders.
Addressing the Sri Lankan community at the Shinagata
Prince Hotel in Tokyo yesterday, President Mahinda
Rajapaksa said that irrespective of challenges and
obstacles the war on terror would be continued until
an environment is created in Sri Lanka for all
communities to live in amity.
Six LTTE cadres, who may
have had vital clues on the May 29 Kanyakumari
massacre of Indian fishermen, had been tried on a
charge of violating the Indian Passport Act and a
seven-month prison sentence given by the Chief
Judicial Magistrate of Ramanatha-puram set off against
the period they had served in Madurai prison.
The year is drawing to a close and we will no doubt
see various reviews of performance reported in the
press – whether it be of the economy or of the regime
or even of the highest in the land. In the Christian
tradition, performance evaluation always involves
confession. Since in fact I belong to that tradition,
I crave the indulgence of readers to hear out my
confession of some sins of omission as part of my own
performance evaluation – I am afraid it is like
washing my dirty linen in public.
English is our gateway to world culture and world
literature. English is absolutely necessary for
international communication and it is the medium by
which we can acquire scientific knowledge. But all
these undeniable facts do not constitute an argument
to discard and disregard the national languages or to
-give them a subordinate place." Martin Wickramasinghe
" Aspects of Sinhalese culture " 1952.
Once again the quantity of tea
arriving at the Colombo Auction dipped significantly to
5.050 Mkg as compared with 5.222 Mkg in the previous sale.
This week’s ex-estate crops too dropped to 0.589 Mkg as
compared with 0.646 Mkg last week.