Eight percent growth
* Economic benefits distributed equally
* Many massive development projects
For the first time in the countryís history, Sri
Lanka is going to achieve economic independence using its
geographical location under the economic policy of Mahinda Chintana
Ė Vision for the future. Countries such as Gibraltar, Singapore,
Hong Kong and the Maldives have already done this very successfully,
said Prof Buddhadasa Hevavitharana of the Peradeniya University.
All set for free and fair poll
All arrangements have been made to ensure the
voting rights of all on January 26 and hold a free and fair poll,
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka told the media
No one can sow the seeds of terror - President
Anybody attempting to sow the seeds of terror
among the people by engaging in undemocratic activities during the
election would be severely dealt with according to the law, said
President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Lanka pledges US $ 25,000, tea for Haiti quake victims
On the instructions of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka committed to donating 1,000 kgs of tea for the
relief of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.