|Thursday, 23 September 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
From Manjula Fernando in New York
In the world's fight against terrorism, the use of force and violence
by a State should be the last resort, President Chandrika Bandaranaike
Kumaratunga said wednesday at a UN Headquarters press conference.
Govt. committed to ensure release of two homeguards - Ratnasiri
by Bharatha Malawaraarachchi and Ranil Wijayapala
The Government is committed to take all possible steps within the
Ceasefire Agreement to ensure the release of the two homeguards abducted
by the LTTE in Trincomalee, acting Defence Minister Ratnasiri
Wickramanayake told Parliament yesterday.
World Buddhists laud President's appeal to the UN to call for due respect to Buddhist symbols
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga came in for high praise
among the leaders of Buddhist countries present at the 59th session of the
UN General Assembly in New York for her appeal to the World Body to call
for due respect for religious symbols and practices with particular
reference to the exploitation of Buddhist symbols for commercial purposes.