Resettlement after de-mining
The displaced people in the North will be
resettled in their original homes soon after the mines were cleared
in the respective areas to integrate them into the national
development process, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
LTTE de-listing attempt fails
An LTTE challenge to a law that allows the US
President to designate groups as terrorist organizations, freeze
their assets and block aid to them was dismissed by a Federal
Appeals Court in San Francisco yesterday. The International
Emergency Economic Powers Act was enacted by Congress in 1977 and
was originally used by Presidents to impose economic sanctions on
foreign nations considered a threat to national security.
Rat fever warning as rainy season begins
The majority of the affected persons belong to
the country's work force who are between the ages of 35 and 55