The Government yesterday was non-commital on the LTTE’s
announcement of an unilateral ceasefire. Leader of the House Minister of
Healthcare and Nutrition Nimal Siripala de Silva said the LTTE had
declared a unilateral ceasefire but the Government would not be deceived
by this ploy as it was well known that the LTTE had always settled for
ceasefire when it was cornered and wanted breathing space.
He said the the armed forces were now within a short
distance of Kilinochchi and the supreme sacrifices the forces had made to
defeat the LTTE in the Eastern Province and their present victories in the
North Province, their current victories...
Indian Lawmakers Suraj Paswan, left, and Suraj Bhan, who is serving
jail sentence, show victory sign as they arrive at the parliament
house in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 21, 2008. Indian lawmakers
gathered Monday to debate a vote of confidence in the government that
will likely determine the fate of the government and civilian nuclear
deal with the United States. (AP)
Australia, Myanmar seek
SAARC observer statusAustralia and Myanmar have sought observer status in SAARC,
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said yesterday.He told a news conference at the BMICH that new
applications indicate the growing profile of SAARC in other parts of the
Woman nabbed with substance
akin to C-4 explosives
A middle-aged woman was arrested at the Phothanagama
police check point near Anuradhapura with a substance similar to C-4
explosives. Under interrogation by the Anuradhapura police, she said
she was from...
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