|Thursday, 10 June 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Industries, Investment and Tourism Promotion Minister Anura
Bandaranaike has ordered an urgent, full-scale investigation on the
squandering of public funds by the Board of Investment (BoI) during the
last two years.
SLAF MiG-27 crashes into Negombo lagoon
by Asanga Warnakulasuriya
A Sri Lanka Air Force MiG-27 swing-wing fighter jet crashed into the
Negombo lagoon yesterday shortly after takeoff from the Katunayake Air
Force base. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Poojana Goonatilake ejected
seconds before the crash, Air Force officials said.
No physical violence on JHU monks in Parliament - Ven. Apparekke Punnananda Thera M.P.
Ven. Aparekke Punnananda Thera, the dissident Jathika Hela Urumaya MP
in a letter addressed to JHU MP Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera yesterday
expressed his immense distress and sorrow on the turmoil that took place
in Parliament on June 8 when Ven. Akmeemana Dayaratana Thera was due to
take oaths as a JHU MP.
June 13, a day of national mourning
by Pradeep Kumara Dharmaratne
The government has declared June 13th, the day of the cremation of the
Most. Ven. Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter as a
day of national mourning.