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.