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Tiger proxies evicted from UNESCO parley

[September 06 2008]

Three members of a pro-LTTE Non Governmental Organisation were evicted from the 61st Annual UNESCO Conference of DPI/NGO at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris yesterday.


World Bank lauds Lanka’s development strategy

[September 06 2008]

The World Bank’s new Vice President for South Asia, Isabel Guerrero, wrapped up her first visit to Sri Lanka with a strong re-affirmation of her institution’s commitment to expand economic opportunities for all Sri Lankans and to reach those excluded by poverty and conflict.


First consignment of school text books sent to Jaffna

[September 06 2008]

School textbooks will soon be transported to Jaffna by road in the near future, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said.


Missile strike in Pakistan kills children and women

[September 06 2008]

Three children and two women were killed when missiles fired by a suspected unmanned US aircraft hit a Pakistani tribal village Friday in the third such attack in as many days, officials said.


Rainy weather to continue

[September 05 2008]

The Meteorology Department today warned of heavy rains to continue in several parts of the island. Depression in the lower atmosphere over Sri Lanka is the cause for the heavy rain being experienced in several parts of the country, according to the Met Department.


British HC advice early visa applications

[September 05 2008]

The British High Commission in Colombo today requested all the Sri Lankans wishing to travel to the UK, to submit their visa applications well in advance, due to some delay in their visa processing operation in Chennai. “The transfer of part of our visa processing operation to Chennai has not been as smooth as we anticipated. Unfortunately, this is currently causing longer than usual processing times. As a result, a high number of Sri Lankan customers have experienced a delay in receiving their visa,” the High Commission said in a statement.


Thero remanded until Sep. 15

[September 05 2008]

Ven. Pannala Gnanaloka Thero of Welikadawaththa Buddhist temple was remanded for 14 days until September 15 since he failed to appear in courts for the hearing of a case of fundamental rights violation pertaining to noise pollution in the Supreme Court today.


HR group urges LTTE to allow civilians into cleared areas

[September 05 2008]

The Intellectuals for Human Rights in a statement yesterday urged the LTTE to immediately stop forcible use of innocent civilians as a shield in its war activities since they believe that the LTTE is bent on keeping the innocent civilians in the Wanni against their will when the Government is requesting these people who have become refugees in Wanni to settle in the cleared areas.


Wanni offensive continues causing heavy damages to LTTE

[September 05 2008]

Security forces personnel engaged in counter terrorist offensive operation have dominated more LTTE areas despite the heavy resistance given by the enemy. According to the finalized military report received from the battlefront, 25 LTTE terrorists were killed while another 17 suffered injuries in yesterday's clashes reported in Wanni theatre.


FAO to boost local paddy cultivation

[September 05 2008]

As a part of United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization's campaign to help developing nations overcome the impact caused by high food prices, Sri Lanka will receive USD 500,000 to boost rice production in the country.




The seene of the explosion at the clock vendor’s table. Pic Chintaka Kumarasinghe.

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HR agencies silent over LTTE’s human shield

Karuna calls for strong commitment from UN:

The former military commander of the LTTE and Leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan has called upon international human rights agencies and the UN to urge the LTTE to free innocent civilians as the LTTE is now rounding up civilians to make its human shield for its last stage of the battle in Kilinochchi.

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45 injured in Pettah bomb explosion

Forty-five people were injured following a bomb explosion near the Pettah Bo tree yesterday afternoon creating pandemonium among shopkeepers, vendors and shoppers in the area.

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Giant’s Tank to be rehabilitated after Mannar liberation

The World Bank has allocated Rs. 385 million to rehabilitate the Giant’s Tank in the Mannar District under the Re-awakening project launched by the Ministry of Nation Building and Estate Infrastructure Development,

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