Peliyagoda fly-over another record
The first phase of the Peliyagoda flyover is due to be completed on
Tuesday, possibly adding yet another world record in the construction
industry. With the successful implementation of the flyover project, the
Government has decided to construct 16 new pre-fabricated flyovers in
Colombo and the suburbs to ease traffic congestion.
Surge into LTTE defences
Heavy fighting broke out between the SLA and LTTE terrorists in the
general area South of Adampan, Mannar during the early hours of
yesterday. According to defence sources, troops mounted heavy artillery
and mortar attacks followed by a surge into the LTTE forward defences
killing at least over a dozen terrorists, from 4.45 a.m. yesterday.
JVP leader hails B'caloa polls
Despite his party's objection over the Provincial Council (PC) system
JVP leader, Somawansa Amarasinghe said the Eastern polls are clearly one
of the greatest victories of democracy. The JVP leader announced his
party's decision to contest the election as an independent party but
said the Government has no right to use this victory for its own
Lay off, B'desh tells DPLs
Bangladesh's interim administration has asked foreign diplomats, who
often make comments on domestic politics, not to interfere in the
country's internal affairs. The government's move came on the heels of
recent visits by foreigners who made comments on the country's criminal
justice system and human rights situation.
Sir Arthur laid to rest
The funeral of legendary science fiction writer, futurist and
inventor of the communications satellite Sir Arthur C. Clarke, (90),
took place at the General cemetery, Kanatte yesterday. Clarke was buried
in a plot owned by his friend and business partner with whom the writer
lived for decades.
Khema Samaraweera’s funeral tomorrow
Matara district MP and Sri Lanka Freedom Party Mahajana Wing leader
and former Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s mother Khema Samaraweera
passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness.
Khema was the wife of former Minister Mahanama Samaraweera. She was
also a member of the Matara Urban Council in 1950 as well as from 1990
to 1997. Khema Samaraweera also served at the Associated Newspapers of
Ceylon Ltd. The funeral will take place at 3.00 p.m. tomorrow in Matara.