President defuses Maldivian tension
The political deadlock experienced by the
Maldives came to an end with the intervention of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa, said a Presidentís Office spokesman yesterday evening.
NFF to stage fast-unto-death
National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal
Weerawansa yesterday reiterated that the party members will stage a
fast-unto-death protest campaign opposite the UN office if the panel
appointed by it to advise UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sri
Lanka is not withdrawn.