Majority prefer India in facilitator role
A majority of the Sinhala community has picked
India as the most suitable country to play the facilitator role in
the peace process. According to a survey by the Social Indicator
Research Unit of the CPA in 17 districts, 26.7 per cent of Sinhalese
were of the view that India was best suited to play the facilitator
role while 21.2 per cent preferred Norway for the task.
Sampur recapture won't lead to war - Defence Spokesman
Addressing the media, Government Defence
spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Government's real
victory was in the progress of the peace process. "Our objective was
not to capture land. What we did was in the national interest,"
Muttur returnees thank President
The civilians from Muttur area have expressed
their gratitude to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for expediting the
relief measures to resettle the Muttur people who had displaced due
to the conflict in the area two weeks ago.