Saturday, March 07, 2009
      Editorial:The cost of war

Defence Spokesman, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday said that the government had identified local suppliers involved in the acquisition and transportation of sophisticated equipment to the LTTE a few years ago."We have the names of the persons who helped the Tigers to smuggle these items into the country and found safe passage for these material to the Vanni. The government will prosecute them in due course," he said.

Nimal admits Nat. Hospital ‘Cats’ dead
Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva admitted in Parliament yesterday (6) that both CT scan machines in the Colombo National Hospital are not functioning.

UNP councillors elected to the Wayamba and Central Provincial Councils met at the UNP headquarters Siri Kotha in Kotte yesterday and pledged that they would not leave the party, would adhere to the party’s policies and not work against the party leadership. Central Provincial Council Opposition leader and UNP organizer S. B. Dissanayake hands over his written pledge to UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. Deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and Chairman Gamini Jayawickrema Perera were present. (Photo-Jude Denzil Pathiraja


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