‘census’ in Western
Province to tackle
Registration with police legal
requirement: SSP Gunasekera
government has ordered a police census in the Western Province in a
bid to neutralize an LTTE build-up targeting a range of political,
economic and military targets. It will not apply to people from
outside the Northern Province.
The official view is that the LTTE would attempt to cause chaos in
Colombo and its suburbs to pressure the armed forces to call off the
ongoing Vanni offensive.
Although Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has assured that the
ongoing offensive was irrevocable, the LTTE, well informed sources
said would attempt to sustain a large scale terror campaign in the
Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe attends the Colombo District
Court yesterday in response to a summons in a case involving his
signing an MoU with SLFP (M) leader Mangala Samaraweera.
(Photo-Nishan S. Priyantha)
Prabhakaran’s days numbered
LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s days
are numbered. His fate will be decided in the next few days, a
confident Air Force Chief, Air Marshal Roshan Gunatilake said
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