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Sunday, October 04, 2009
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It will pay for newly minted Rs. 1,000 coin & T-shirt and cap
New explanation on compulsory Rs. 1,800 levy on soldiers
Controversy over a decision to deduct Rs 1,800 from soldiers in support of Army Day celebrations has taken a new turn with the army now claiming the money was for a special 1,000 rupee coin, T-shirt and cap.

Attack on SL mission:
India assures action against perpetrators
Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has assured Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama that immediate steps have been taken to strengthen security at the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi, which came under attack by a group of protesters on Friday.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, accompanied by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya and other senior military officials, walk past an anti-aircraft gun captured from the LTTE, during the exhibition which opened at the BMICH yesterday as part of the army’s 60th anniversary celebrations.(Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi)


Ranil dons the gloves
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, believed by many analysts as looking for a bash at the presidency in elections expected early next year last Sunday made an aggressive speech at the open air theatre at the Vihara...

Wife of jailed Sri Lankan reporter accepts Peter Mackler Award
J. S. Tissainayagam, a Tamil reporter and editor serving a 20-year prison sentence in Sri Lanka, was awarded the first Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism on Friday.

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