Inaugural meeting of EPC:
Pilleyan calls for unity
Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai
Chandrakanthan in his inaugural speech at the maiden session of the
Provincial Council yesterday strongly urged his colleagues to shed
all differences and unite to transform the multi-ethnic East into a
prime example of a pluralist democracy based on ethnic harmony.
India's naval surveillance big help - FM
India's maritime "surveillance" has "helped" Sri
Lanka in "a big way" in facing the challenge from the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told The
Hindu that his country would continue to "advocate" that the
international community take steps to dry up the sources of funding
and other forms of support for the LTTE.
One arrested in Dehiwala railway blast
Police yesterday arrested one suspect in
connection with the parcel bomb which exploded injuring 18 including
three women. The parcel bomb targeting a Colombo bound office train
from Panadura was set off last morning in Wasela Mawatha between
Dehiwela and Wellawatte.
Obama makes history
Democrat Barack Obama turned on Wednesday to
unifying a fractured party for a historic five-month battle for the
White House against Republican John McCain, but Hillary Clinton
offered no hints of her future plans.