Saturday, May 29, 2010
      Editorial:Reality dawns – at last

Minister of External Affairs Professor G. L. Peiris has called for deeper ties between Sri Lanka and the United States. "We are in ‘unreserved agreement’ with last year’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee report calling for a ‘multi-faceted relationship’ that embraces trade, security and economic ties, not just human rights," he says.

Speaking on human rights, he emphasises the importance of Sri Lanka’s efforts at reconciliation. "We understand that military victory was not the end but the beginning," Prof. Peiris said on the second day of his 4-day visit to the...

Indian rescue workers and security personnel search for survivors and victims at the site of a train crash near Sardiha, West Bengal state, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Calcutta, India, early Friday, May 28, 2010. The overnight passenger train was derailed by an explosion then hit by another train early Friday as it traveled through a rebel stronghold of eastern India, officials said. A top government official said a number of people have been killed and scores injured. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Division of opinion emerges
With several more rounds of consultations between the UNP rank and file and Joseph Michael Perera Reforms Committee yet to be held, a division of opinion has emerged on the election of the party’s main office bearers including its...

Big money can take over political parties
We had to deal with issues of terrorism and the causes for it. We felt that while...
Oil rebounds as stocks surge
Oil prices rose to near $75 a barrel Friday in Asia as investors set aside worries...

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