Central Bank Governor optimistic:
Foreign reserves picking up
Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said
foreign reserves have picked up in the past several weeks, with
money coming from aid flows in remittances and foreign investments.
“That is to meet the humanitarian needs of nearly 300,000 displaced
people in the north,” he said.
President lauds STF role in terror fight
President Rajapaksa told the passing out STF
recruits that they should be proud to belong to a disciplined and
elite force that had proved itself in the battle against terrorism.
“During the past three years all facilities were provided to the STF
to perform their duties as the authorities were aware of the
important role they played in the war against terror,” the President
LTTE threatened Oslo journalist to meet Police Head
More than 12 youngsters, subjected to LTTE
extortions and death threats in Norway, were to seek an urgent
meeting with Norway's Director of Police Ingelin Killengren since
the Norwegian Police have so far failed to take LTTE threats and
atrocities with deserving seriousness.
Decline in hydrophobia cases
Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told
Parliament yesterday that over one million hydrophobia (rabies)
cases have been reported during the past four years and 235 patients
had died from the disease.
Treasury bills attract foreigners
Foreigners have invested over US$ 152 million in
Treasury Bills issued by the Sri Lankan Government after the defeat
of LTTE terrorism Trade, Marketing Development, Cooperatives and
Consumer Affairs Minister Bandula Gunawardana told Parliament