Bashir Wali, High Commissioner of Pakistan donated a Buddha statue from Pakistan of the fasting Buddha to President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Treees on Vesak day. President Rajapakse handed over the statue to Ven.Dr.Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhita Thera,Chief incumbent of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya. First Lady,Shiranthi Rajapakse was also present. Picture by Sudath Silva. Inset: Pakistani president Pervez Musharaff.


Attackers in 50 body bags - Karannagoda

Vice Admiral Wasantha Karrannagoda, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy said that the "LTTE was totally vanquished after 11 of its boats left the Vettilkerni shore to attack the Pearl Cruise.''

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US says Tiger violence poses war risk to Sri Lanka

The United States on Friday condemned an attack on a Sri Lankan naval vessel by separatist Tamil Tigers, warning the violence risked returning the South Asian island nation to civil war.

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Fresh plans by SLMM to monitor sea activity

 Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, Ulf Henricsson yesterday assured the government that the SLMM was planning 'fresh' arrangements to continue sea monitoring and dismissed reports that there was a total pull out from monitoring sea activity.

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Over 60 percent of Sri Lanka’s energy needs are met through expensive petroleum resources and alternative renewable energy resources which are cheaper and affordable to the common man should be explored.

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