Priests out from Madhu church
LTTE terrorists have ordered the priests in the Madhu church to leave
the church premises with immediate effect facilitating the Tigers'
apparent move to turn the Madhu Shrine premises into a war camp,
according to Sri Lankan Army sources.
Another flyover to be built
The foundation stone for another flyover to be built in Panadura was
laid recently by Minister of Highways and Road Development, Jeyaraj
Fernandopulle. The Panadura flyover is the second flyover which comes
under the Government's flyover bridge program.
LTTE mortar positions targeted
The Sri Lanka Air Force launched an aerial attack targeting LTTE
mortar positions North of the Yodawewa area. Russian built MI 24
helicopter gunships were used in the attack, according to defence
The sources said that the attacks were carried out around 12.30 pm on
Friday afternoon on information obtained through military intelligence
The targets have been accurately hit, the sources added citing
450 displaced families resettled
Four-hundred-and-fifty displaced families in the Eastern province in
Kiran and Pallakadu have been re-settled in their original places under
the Eastern Reawakening program. The families which included 880 men,
923 women and children, who were in temporary camps were re-settled
Rupee at its highest
Sri Lanka's rupee climbed to its highest close in three weeks on
Friday as banks sold dollars to raise funds as high call rates made
borrowing in rupees expensive. Shares fell on profit taking. The
interbank lending rate CLIBOR jumped to 19.5 per cent before closing at
16.236 per cent against 13.409 per cent on Thursday.