High expectations and unspoken commitment in Geneva
Talks begin today :
The Government delegation taking part in the
peace talks which begin here today at the Geneva International
Conference Centre, is full of expectations and unspoken commitment.
Rains claim four lives, 45,000 displaced
The prevailing heavy inter-monsoon rains have
caused four deaths and 45,000 people from 8,000 families have been
displaced. Many areas in several districts were flooded. The four
deaths have been reported from Dankotuwa, Neluwa and Yakkalamulla.
Govt to expedite oil quest
Petroleum and Petroleum Resources Development
Minister A.H.M. Fowzie will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa next
week to discuss the Government's future programme for exploring oil
deposits along the Sri Lankan sea belt.
UNP says will remain strong Opposition
The United National Party (UNP) yesterday voiced
its confidence that it would remain a strong Opposition in
Parliament, despite its agreement on cooperating with the Government
on several issues.