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Sunday, March 22, 2009
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LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his son Charles Anthony Seelan have been sighted several times in the Puthukudiyiruppu area’s No-fire Zone declared by the government for escaping civilians, the military said
yesterday. The LTTE leader and his son are hiding in an underground bunker most of the time. They were spotted when they had emerged now and then to mingle...

IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne chats with a relative of a police officer killed in action, at yesterday’s 145th Police Commemoration Day ceremony at Field Force Headquarters in Colombo. (Pic by Dharmasena Welipitiya)

Lankan HC protests over bid to send shipment to Vanni
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London Justice Nihal Jayasinghe, has protested to  Admiral  Lord West, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Home Office, against the shipment of food, medicine and money to be...

Tamil Tigers ‘finished’, says former leader
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a rebel army that has fought a 25-year civil war against the Sri Lankan state, is "finished", having lost more than 90% of its fighters, the group’s former military commander said yesterday.

Lend more to private sector:CB tells commercial banks
The Central Bank (CB) last week accused the commercial banks of not yet having sufficiently responded to the various efforts it had taken to enhance liquidity in the financial markets.
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