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DateLine Sunday, 22 April 2007


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Villa Lavinia - Luxury Home for the Senior Generation

A Norwegian national and founder of Norwegians Against Terrorism Falk Rovik alleged that Norway supports the LTTE to engage in crimes in Sri Lanka at a seminar on Norwegian support for LTTE terrorism in Colombo on Friday. Perturbed over Rovik's statement, Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar rushed to issue a statement in response to Rovik's speech yesterday. However, Brattskar’s statement merely refers to extraneous matters.
Here the main speaker Falk Rovik (second from left) with other panellists
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Vatican commends Lanka's commitment for peace

 The Vatican appreciated Sri Lanka's commitment for peace through a dialogue and also expressed its satisfaction on the religious amity. These sentiments were conveyed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Cardinal Tarcisco Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, following the President's historic meeting with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

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South Africa's support sought for peace process

Top Tamil political leaders leave today

The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader V. Anandasangaree along with the Eelam People's Democratic Party leader and Minister Douglas Devananda will leave for South Africa today to seek the country's support for the peace process in Sri Lanka and to launch the campaign against the LTTE's covert activities in South Africa.

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Claymore explodes in B'caloa

One civilian was killed and two others along with a Special Task Force personnel were injured in a claymore explosion in Kathankudy area in the Batticaloa district around 9 am yesterday.

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Conflict not the biggest stumbling block for economic growth - Wimal Weerawansa

The war is not the sole and the most serious stumbling block for economic growth. For long lasting peace, LTTE terrorism should be defeated militarily and democracy should be restored in the North and East, said JVP parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa.

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