‘FDIs in line once terrorism is eliminated’
Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa says once
Lankan society is finally free from the present climate of terrorism
it would inevitably lead to the fostering of a free media culture.
The Minister in an exclusive interview with the Daily News
said even amids the present constraints the Government has done its
utmost to ensure the rights of the journalists to express their
In Defence of Justice
In defence of justice so blatantly violated in
the name of media freedom it is indeed pitiable that reckless
journalism is used as a vehicle to vilify and tarnish the image of
good men who have done the country proud both in the prevailing
ethnic conflict raging in the North and East as well in sports.
On My Watch - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake:
Will terror look across Palk Strait again?
As world attention was focused on the sliver of
land in the Vanni, less than 40 sq. km. in the north of Sri Lanka,
where the LTTE is continuing to defy international opinion with
contempt and holds Tamil civilians as a human shield,
‘Politico-military situation satisfactory’
Far from there being genocide, the Government is
doing its best for the Tamil people, and it is the
LTTE that seems bent on torturing and abusing and
killing them. The compulsions imposed on those in
the Vanni were horrifying, and are made worse by the
current treatment of those the LTTE has kept as
hostages over the last few months.