Pakistan heads for coalition
PPP emerges as largest party in polls:
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's opponents
said yesterday they would try to form a coalition, after winning an
election that cast doubt over how long the U.S.-allied Pakistani
president can stay in power.
Batticaloa Local polls:
Batticaloa set for Local Govt elections
All measures have been taken to ensure free and
fair local government polls in the Batticaloa district, Assistant
Commissioner of Elections in Batticaloa District T.
Krishnanandhalingam told the Daily News yesterday.
Daham Hamuwa to felicitate Ven. Julampitiye
Don't fall prey to conspiracies, says President
Terrorists are today making a desperate bid to
create tension in the country by sowing the seeds of religious and
communal discord. We should therefore act with foresight and
patience at this juncture without falling prey to such conspiracies,
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
Marked drop in child recruitment by Karuna faction
There has been a marked decline in cases relating
to abductions or forced recruitment of children by the Karuna
faction in recent times. There had been no such complaints recorded
so far for this year, law enforcement authorities said yesterday.