President tells UN General Assembly:
Tigers must abandon arms, enter democracy for talks
New York: The Government will only be ready to
talk to the LTTE when it is ready to commit itself to
decommissioning its illicit weapons and dismantling of its military
capability, and return to the democratic fold, President Mahinda
Rajapaksa told the UN General Assembly yesterday.
President first world leader to address UN in Tamil
New York: President Mahinda Rajapaksa created
history yesterday at the United Nations by addressing the General
Assembly briefly in Tamil. This is the first time that any world
leader has spoken to the world body in Tamil.
President Wijetunga’s funeral today under State patronage
KANDY: The funeral of former President D.B.
Wijetunga will be held today at 3.00 p.m. at the Kandy Municipal
Grounds in Getambe under State patronage.