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DateLine Sunday, 24 February 2008


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Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
Ceylinco Banyan Villas

The devastated bus which was exploded by the LTTE yesterday. The disaster to human life was prevented due to public vigilance when a woman passenger sounded a timely warning to her fellow passengers to evacuate the bus. Pic: Chintaka Kumarasinghe

Kosovo - no precedent to Eelam

Tamil politicians reject LTTE's attempt of UDI

While the LTTE and its sympathisers were overjoyed with Kosovo's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from Serbia, and trying to draw a parallel between Kosovo and the North East, Tamil politicians said that the LTTE's desire will not be fruitful without the support of the international community.

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Public vigilance saves lives

17 injured in bus bomb explosion in Mt. Lavinia

Public vigilance paid dividends yesterday saving several lives after a passenger spotted a suspected parcel and warned her fellow passenger to get off from the bus. The bomb exploded minutes later.

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'Reject LTTE gun culture'

Batticaloa polls campaign gathers momentum

Tamil political parties contesting the forthcoming Local Government polls in the Batticaloa district have called upon voters in the region to reject the LTTE and its 'gun culture' to build a civilised society where democracy could prevail.

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Pollution levy Bill on hold due to TU pressure

The Environmental Conservation Levy Bill to mitigate global warming, protect wildlife, the fauna and flora and set up a solid waste management system in the country which was scheduled to be presented in Parliament shortly has been put on hold due to Trade Union pressure, Ministry sources said.

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