Sunday, January 18, 2009
      Editorial:Don’t forget the displaced  Politics:The media under siege and scrutiny  Defence:How the LTTE dug its own grave

The United Nations Friday called on the LTTE to allow civilians to be able to move freely to areas where they feel most secure and for the Government to receive newly displaced people according to internationally agreed principles.This appeal was made by Mr. John Holmes, the UN’s Under-Secetary-General for Humanitairian Affairs who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. A statement issued by Holmes said the UN is increasingly concerned for the well-being..

President Mahinda Rajapaksa chats with visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Shivashankar Menon at the President’s House in Kandy yesterday morning. President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Indian High Commissioner Alok Prasad were present. (Pic by Sudath Silva)

Mahinda – Menon talks "couldn’t be better’’
Yesterday’s meeting between President Mahinda Rajapakse and Indian Foreign Secretary Shivashankar Menon was described as excellent with well informed sources remarking "it couldn’t have been better."

SLAF has flown 1,345 missions in Eelam War IV
The SLAF has conducted a staggering 1,345 missions since the LTTE triggered the Eelam War IV in June 2006. Of them, 1,256 targets had been taken by jets and the rest by helicopter gunships.

Amunugama new junior Finance Minister
Public administration and Home Affairs Minister Sarath Amunugama was yesterday appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Amunugama had been assisting work in the Finance...
What I Want for You
I know that you’ve both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign...

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