Saturday, April 26, 2008
      Editorial:Festina lente!
Although the Army had informed him that they had moved in and taken control of the Madhu Church area, after the LTTE pulled out on Thursday, he could not say whether the revered statue of ‘Our Lady of Madhu’ could be returned to its original place at the shrine and if the feast could be celebrated until the Government and the LTTE guaranteed that an area of two miles radius around the shrine would be a ‘no war zone’, the Bishop of Mannar Rt. Rev. Rayappu Joseph told The Island yesterday.

Black Friday bus blast kills 23 civilians
Against the backdrop of heavy fighting in the northern theatre, the Tigers struck in Colombo Friday evening. An explosion in a Kahapola bound SLTB bus, shortly after it left Piliyandala, claimed the lives of 23 civilians, Police spokesman DIG N. K. Illangakoon said. He placed the number of wounded at 40.

The passing out parade of the 54th batch of the Police Special Task Force was held at the Katukurunda Police Training School grounds on Thursday (25). A squad of recruits on a motor cycle display their riding and gymnastics skills.
Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha


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