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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
      Editorial:Foreign assistance for IDPs: Waiting for Godot
A United Kingdom Research Paper dated June 5,2009 revealed an account of developments conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE when a ceasefire was agreed and hopes raised and rapidly dashed since 2002 when there might have been a peaceful resolution to the conflict.The paper also provided a brief historical and social survey of...

Chief of Defence Staff ex Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka hands over the ceremonial sword to the newly appointed Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya at a ceremony held at Army headquarters yesterday.
(Photo-Kamal Bogoda)


Tamil Diaspora to discuss ways to assist Govt. help IDPs
The Tamil Diaspora living in Europe are scheduled to convene a meeting in Germany on July 18and 19, to discuss the main issues of how they could contribute to the Sri Lankan Government’s efforts to commence the healing process to resettle the IDPs and rehabilitate the LTTE cadres who have surrendered, Tamil Diaspora sources said yesterday.

PLOTE pledges violence free campaign for Vavuniya PC polls
The PLOTE on Monday pledged before the statue of its founder President Uma Maheswaran at Vavuniya that the party would contest the forthcoming Vavuniya UC elections in the most democratic manner without resorting to violence or intimidation. The 20th death anniversary of Maheswaran was also commemorated on Monday.

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