Wrong decisions blocked victory
Unveils victory monument:
President visits scene of final battles:
Govt withstood foreign pressure:
Although our heroic war heroes gallantly marched
forward in the battle front in the past they were unable to liberate
the motherland from terrorism due to the wrong decisions taken by
the politicians who ruled the country then, said President Mahinda
Rajapaksa at Puthukuduyiruppu yesterday.
US welcomes IDP resettlement
The United States welcomes the Government’s
progress in the resettlement process, US Assistant Secretary of
State for South and Central Asian Affairs and former US Ambassador
for Sri Lanka, Robert Blake said yesterday.
Back President, Matale Mayor to Muslims
Matale Mayor Hilmy Mohamed said the UNP could
not find candidates to contest the Parliamentary Elections and
called on all Muslims to strengthen President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s
hands at the forthcoming Presidential Election.
Fonseka covets power now - Minister
Though JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe said
they had found the ideal person to abolish the Executive Presidency,
their candidate Sarath Fonseka said he did not want to be a
ceremonial President like William Gopallawa but wanted power, Media
Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.