Niche market awaits Lanka's quality rice
Currently a niche market prevails in Germany, UK
and Middle East for high quality rice - long grained, slender, soft,
aromatic and palatable akin to Basmati. Even the local small grain
if soft, aromatic and palatable stands a good chance in these
markets for which purpose specific varieties should be grown.
LTTE in utter disarray in Wanni
Liberation of south of Mannar, key to victory in
The capture of the entire south of Mannar,
including Silavathura, Arippu, Kondachchi and Mullikulam has left
the LTTE in a more desperate situation despite some critics try to
play down the victory of the Security Forces, on the basis of the
casualty figures in the battle.