News in brief
Secy live on Derana
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will be featured live on 360
today at 9.30 p.m. on Derana. He will discuss various issues including
matters pertaining to National Defence.
People will also get a chance to speak to him live and ask questions
during the programme.
360 also won the award for the Best Current Affairs during the
recently concluded Sumathi Tele Awards.
LTTE suspects further remanded
Fourteen LTTE suspects who were taken into custody by the French
anti-terrorist Police were further remanded for another four months
until the first week of December to enable the police to complete
investigations and frame charges against the suspects. A conviction
would mean a maximum period of ten years in jail.
on leather imports
The Government will impose 'Import Duty' on all leather and leather
related products commercially brought in to the country. This initiative
was implemented to protect local leather manufacturers and expand demand
in the local market.
Sri Lanka will host the International Conference on Countering
Terrorism from October 18-20 this year at the Bandaranaike Memorial
International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo. The theme of the
conference is 'Terrorism: A Challenge to Democratically Elected
Governments'. Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake will be the chief
guest at the inaugural session.