STF battle criminal gang
Three killed; Air-conditioned basement found in
Maligawatta three storey building:
In a shoot out with the Police Special Task
Force, three key underworld men were killed early yesterday at
Maligawatta. The shoot out took place in a three storey building at
Maligawatta, Colombo and the underworld figures Faaji, Army Toji and
Saadi were killed in the exchange of fire with the STF.
SLN the best
The world is ready to share the experience of
the Sri Lanka Navyís capability of defeating terrorism. The Sri
Lanka Navy is considered one of the most powerful Naval troops in
the world to have defeated and disabled the LTTE sea wing.
SPC election on October 10
The Southern Provincial Council election will be
held on October 10, Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake
said yesterday. Nominations from recognized political parties ended
at 12 noon yesterday.
Official reserves tops US$ 3.9b
The gross official reserves of the country,
which had already exceeded US $ 3.3 billion by August 25, increased
to its highest ever level of over US $ 3.9 billion with the new SDR
allocation by the IMF.
Mihin Lanka soars
The Mihin Lanka Airline which had been the butt
end of much Opposition and media criticism in the past, has shown
very satisfactory progress during the January-July period this year
and it can be transformed into a profitable and a much