|Saturday, 13 November 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Country free from corruption - President
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that her Government
was able to free the country from corruption and state sponsored terrorism
and she considers that as a major achievement during her past 10 year
tenure. In a special message to mark 10 years in office via state
television yesterday, President Kumaratunga said her government steered
the country towards development, free from corruption and malpractice
cleansing the whole political system from top to bottom.
President most senior in democratic world
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has joined an elite circle
of senior world leaders with the completion of 10 years in office.
Although there are several leaders who have ruled their respective
countries for several decades, only a few, including President Kumaratunga,
have been democratically elected.
Minister comes hard on certain reports:
President's address distorted by UNP, says Mangala
Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in a media communique yesterday came hard
on certain media reports which highlighted the UNP's distortions about
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga's address to the National
Advisory Council on Crime Prevention on November 9.