Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission
meets in Pooneryn:
Tigers harassed us, say residents - Chaminda Perera in
People representing civil society organizations,
Government servants, widows and those subjected to LTTE harassment
aired their experiences during the final stage of war before the
Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission when it met at the
Pooneryn Divisional Secretariat.
Agency racket busted
The Colombo Fraud Investigation Bureau (CFIB)
has uncovered a massive agency racket following the arrest of two
suspects, a father and the son, from the Kandy Police Division.
According to the investigation directed by CFIB Director Senior SP
Maxie Proctor, a father, son and several other members of the same
family had operated a agency office in the Wellawatta police area
for several months and had collected over Rs 2.3 million from 39
persons promising to send them to England for higher studies. The
CFIB had received 39 complaints upto yesterday.
Thai Naval ships arrive in Colombo
Two Royal Thai Naval ships are in Sri Lanka for
logistics support prior to joining the international anti-piracy
operation being carried out jointly by maritime task forces from 29
countries off the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden.