Calls for vicious cycles of economic growth, food security and regional cooperation on combating terrorism, dominated the 15th SAARC Summit, held amidst pomp, pageantry and unprecedented local and international security at the BMICH yesterday. The Summit got underway with President Mahinda Rajapaksa who assumed the chairmanship of the eight nation grouping, exhorting the need for greater economic cooperation, which would help empower...
PBJ likely to step down
Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera who is expected to leave office at the end of SAARC summit has been among the officials included in the government delegation for meetings with dignitaries here for the event.
LTTE control shrinks in the
With the Vanni area under its control rapidly shrinking, the LTTE Friday fiercely resisted a multi-pronged ground assault on Mallavi, west of A9 road, situated along the Mankulam-Vellankulam road leading to the north-western coast.