The government yesterday
dismissed UNP and Opposition leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe’s recent claim that the TMVP (Thamil
Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal) was the first Tamil armed
group given the political recognition.
A 9 mm automatic pistol
along with a magazine of eleven rounds was discovered
near the entrance to the Wilpattu National Park around
7.00 pm on Wednesday where two motor cycles collided
head-on injuring both riders.
Fire Brigade and Sri Lanka Air Force conducted a fire
drill at the Central Bank, in Colombo Fort yesterday, to
educate employees on precautionary measures in the event
of fire. The Central Bank was attacked on December 31,
1996 by the LTTE, the whole business sector on Queen’s
Street, Notably Ceylinco House, opposite the CB was
seriously affected by the explosion
has long been regarded as eminently suitable to occupy a
permanent chair at the UN's "high table" – the Security
Council (SC). This is in acknowledgement of its burgeoning big
power status. Now fresh endorsement of India's suitability for
this position comes from Britain; considered a key Western
ally of the US, which has also considered it opportune to
bolster ties with India.
Living on a planet without
rumour is shortlived because it can be verified. But
the danger is that it can do all the harm before it is
verified. A rumour is no longer a rumour once it is
verified. Since it is hearsay or general talk, with
modern means of rapid communication the truth or
otherwise of a rumour can very soon be established. A
rumour may be true or false but no sooner the truth or
falsity is established it is the end of the rumour.
is shameful for this country not to have achieved the
desired progress and development targets even after 60
years of independence. The retardation could be
attributed to petty politics that has been virulent
and prevalent in Sri Lanka, said Karu Jayasuriya,
Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, at
the Key Person’s Forum conducted by the Small and
Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED), a project of the
Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri
Lanka (FCCISL) and Friedrich Naumann Stifftung (FNSt).
The attention of the Central
Bank has been drawn to a few mischievous and /or erroneous
reports where allegations have been made that the Central
Bank has resorted to "wide scale money printing" to finance
the fiscal deficit of the Government.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Sachin Tendulkar
marked what is likely to be his last Test in Australia by
stroking his 39th Test hundred Thursday and putting India in
a strong position after day one of the fourth Test.