Tuesday, June  09,  2009
      Editorial:Ruining Lanka's chances of finding a solution

Paris – June 8 – French voters elected 78 MEPs for the EU Parliament, including 14 each from the Green Party and the Socialists, but rejected outright the LTTE backed Tamil candidates who fielded under independent group for Ile de France district that includes Paris. EPP topped the list with 30 seats while the Liberals came fourth with 6 seats after the Greens and the Socialists.

New Chief Justice Asoka de Silva was sworn in by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House yesterday. The new CJ takes his oaths before the President in the presence of Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga.
(Photo-Sudath Silva)

PLOTE chief amused at news of a DTNA
The Democratic Tamil National Alliance (DTNA) has decided to contest the Polls to Jaffna MC and Vavuniya UC, political sources said yesterday

Plans afoot to promote tourism in the North
The Tourism Ministry has come up with nine new tourist promotional projects for the North. The projects are specially aimed at attracting the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, presidential secretariat sources told The Island yesterday.

Second phase of re-settlement today
A total of 2,120 persons of 561 families will be resettled today in Mannar under the second phase of the Northern Resettlement Project, Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services Risard A. Badhuideen said...

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