Thursday, September  24,  2009
      Editorial:National interest and playing politics
Government sources said that a section of the Indian press was making a fresh attempt to discredit the Sri Lanka Navy at the behest of politicians sympathetic to the LTTE.
Sources said that this could be part of a campaign against Sri Lanka, now being targeted by several countries and a section of the press over alleged war crimes, human rights violations and suppression of media freedom.
An authoritative official told The Island yesterday that there was absolutely no truth in Indian press reports on Tuesday (September 22) that the SLN had killed at least 50 Indian fishermen in the last fortnight for crossing over into Sri Lankan waters. "This is nothing but a blatant lie," he said.
‘Are you really selling gold…
Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, who is now in the centre of a controversy over an alleged bid to sell Sri Lanka’s gold reserves, shares a light moment with UNP Galle District MP Vajira Abeywardene and President’s Parliamentary Affairs Secretary Kumarasiri Hettige at Tuesday’s launch of ‘Re-building Communities through Dedication and Professionalism’ by Sri Lanka Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement at the Galle Face Hotel. Pic Jude Denzil Pathiraja

Hikka 2009: Missing arm bands expose doctored pics
The police said that the absence of complimentary arm bands given to those who had visited the recent 4-day Hikkaduwa Beach Fest had helped investigators to rule out the possibility of nude and semi-nude ...


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