|Thursday, 15 April 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Hundreds of child soldiers returning home
UNICEF facilitated the release of nearly 150 former child soldiers by
the LTTE on April 13 in Vakkarai in Sri Lanka's eastern region. While
UNICEF is still working to confirm the total number of children being
released, so far the agency has met and registered over 100 children.
Dudley Senanayake was a humble human being - Wijayapala Mendis
by Ariyaratne Ganegoda
Founder member of the United National Party, Wijayapala Mendis speaking
at the 31st commemoration of the late Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake
described the late premier as a humble human being who offered the post of
Opposition Leader to J. R. Jayewardene in 1970 after the party's defeat.
Why did Sri Lankan PM lose votes?
by Soutik Biswas, BBC News Online, Correspondent in Colombo
Why did the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, who negotiated a halt to a
bloody two-decade-long war with the Tamil Tiger rebel movement, fail to
get a decisive mandate from his people in the April 2 (Friday's) general