New political order to achieve prosperity- President
TNA urged to support Govt to liberate N-E Tamils
from LTTE terrorism:
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday fervently
appealed to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join hands with the
Government to liberate innocent Tamils in the North and East from
the bondage of LTTE terrorism.
A ceremony that elicited the true meaning of freedom
National Flags fluttered proudly at Galle Face
Green as the 59th anniversary of Independence dawned yesterday. The
colourful National Day celebration marking Sri Lanka’s liberation
from foreign domination was held at Galle Face yesterday, with
President Mahinda Rajapaksa participating as the Chief Guest.
Britain sent under 18s to war in Iraq
Fifteen British soldiers aged under 18 have been
sent to fight in Iraq since 2003, despite Britain having ratified a
United Nations protocol against child soldiers, a Government
Minister admitted yesterday.