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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
      Editorial:To be or not to be, that's his question

The Navy Monday night thwarted an LTTE attempt to break through a naval cordon off the Mullaitivu coast.

Navy headquarters said that naval units had destroyed four LTTE craft during the engagement and forced the remaining craft to retreat towards Mullaitivu.

During the clash, Black Sea Tigers had detonated an explosives packed boat close to a Fast Attack Craft (FAC) directing fire at the enemy, causing irreparable damage to the craft.

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama after taking the oath of office from Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Speaker to inform House today on fate of No-faith motion
Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara yesterday (20) said he would inform the House today (21) whether the UNP sponsored No-faith motion against the Government had lapsed or not.

Government’s best wishes go to Obama, thanks to Bush
The Sri Lankan government conveyed its best wishes to Barack Obama on his being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told Parliament yesterday.

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