Thursday, January 22,  2009
      Editorial:Obama is now President
Mystery surrounds the sighting of an unidentified aircraft over Mullaitivu around 8.30 pm on Tuesday.
It had been spotted coming in from the direction of the Palk Straits and returning whence it came.
"It was at a considerable height. The Navy fired at the aircraft from their boats without success. Both, the Navy and Air Force had noticed the mysterious aircraft with a bright light," Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara told The Island.
Getting caught
President Barack Obama gets caught in first lady Michelle Obama’s dress train as they dance at the Commander in Chief Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Speaker says No-faith motion has lapsed
Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara yesterday (21) told Parliament that the UNP-sponsored no-confidence motion against the government had lapsed since the Opposition failed to move it on January 9.

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