|Saturday, 10 January 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
by Sarath Malalasekera and Asanga Warnakulasuriya
It was like an episode straight out of a Hollywood serial movie. A man
seated opposite the Colombo Additional Magistrate M. Y. M. Izzadeen in
Court No. 6 at Hulftsdorp, witnessing a case involving underworld gang
leader Dhammika Amarasinghe alias Dhammika Perera, suddenly rose as court
proceedings were on, pulled out a pistol from his socks and sprayed
several rounds at Dhammika. The time was exactly a minute past 11.00 a.m.
Communist Party calls for consensus on national issues
The victims of religious conversions largely and invariably come from
marginalised groups in cities and rural areas, predominantly in the
war-battered zones, estate sector and dry zones, the Communist Party of
Sri Lanka said yesterday.