Close on the heels of the UNP-JVP combine seeking to rope in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to support the candidature of General (retd) Sarath Fonseka at the next presidential election against President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the government has moved to win over the TNA. The UNP-JVP alliance was seeking the TNA’s support for their candidate. Government sources told The Island that President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, which militarily defeated the LTTE, had the strength to resettle the displaced and was confident of meeting the uphill task with...
MR turns 64
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
celebrates his 64th Birthday today. He was born in Weeraketiya on November 18, 1945.
Transport Ministry seeks
Rs. 4.75 bn for railway development
The Transport Ministry yesterday sought parliamentary approval for a Supplementary Estimate of Rs. 4,750 million to purchase power sets, engines and to upgrade the coastal railway line.