|Monday, 14 June 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Peace with honour
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in a televised address to
the Nation, Saturday night, giving a detailed account of the work done by
her Government since the April 2, General Election, cleared all doubts and
misapprehensions and reiterated the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
Government's firm commitment and determination to solve the problems
besetting the people and leading them on to peace and prosperity.
Malwatte Maha Nayaka Thera cremated with full State honours
from Ranil Wijayapala, Asela Kuruluwansha and Pradeep Kumara Dharmaratne in Kandy and S.M. Jiffrey Abdeen
The cremation with full State honours of the Maha Nayaka Thera of the
Malwatte Chapter, the Most Ven. Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi was held yesterday
at the Asgiriya police grounds amidst tens of thousands of grieving
Buddhist lay and clergymen. The casket carrying the remains of the Nayaka
Thera was brought to the Asgiriya police grounds from the official
residence of the Malwatte Nayaka Thera where the Mahanayaka's remains laid
in State for six days.
Thirty eight Italy-bound illegal immigrants held in Weligama
by Asanga Warnakulasuriya
A group of 38 Sri Lankans were arrested by Weligama Police yesterday
when they tried to migrate illegally in a fishing trawler bound for Italy.