|Wednesday, 15 January 2003|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
A9 reconstruction in progress
by Manjula Fernando and Rajmi Manatunga
Re-building of the Jaffna-Kandy A9 highway, the main land route linking the North and the South, is now in progress. The project undertaken at a cost of Rs.700 million is jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank and the Sri Lankan Government. Full story
Establish goodwill and brotherhood - PM
Hindus all over the world celebrate Thai Pongal ushering in prosperity,
happiness and good fortune. According to the Hindu tradition, the day of
Thai Pongal marks the beginning of a new season.
Progress towards peace and harmony - President
On this Thai Pongal Day I wish all Tamil people of Sri Lanka prosperity
and happiness.Today you begin the harvest festival and ring in a New Year
of warmth. All Tamils in Sri Lanka and indeed all the people of this
country can be satisfied that the country has been without war for more
than a year. The wish for peace, harmony and prosperity is universal. The
Tamil people as with all others in Sri Lanka have a responsibility to
ensure the continuity of our common heritage.
Int'l Buddhist Conference to be held from Jan. 16-19
The International Buddhist Conference 2003, bringing together Theravada
Buddhist Countries organised by the Buddha Sasana Ministry will be held at
the Hotel Galadari, Colombo from January 16 to 19.The inaugural ceremony
of the conference will be held at the Central Bank auditorium, Rajagiriya
on January 16 at 9.am under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe and Buddha Sasana Minister W.J.M. Lokubandara.