COLOMBO: Torrential rains during the past few
days which wreaked havoc in several parts of the country mainly due
to flooding left at least seven dead with more than 350,000 others
affected in eight districts, with Jaffna being the worst hit.
President to meet Pope Benedict XVI today
Italy: President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to meet
Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican today during a brief visit to
Italy recognises danger posed by terrorists - Envoy
ROME: Italy recognised the dangerous potential
of terrorists by arresting those with alleged links to the
Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Italy,
Hemantha Warnakulasuriya told Adnkronos International (AKI).
Newdelhi: Indian Home Minister Shivraj Patil,
under tremendous criticism over a spate of terrorist attacks in the
country since last year, has resigned in the wake of the Mumbai
terror strikes. Patil has said that he felt obliged to take "moral
responsibility" for the brutal attacks in Mumbai, an official
Government source said.