LTTE walks away despite Govt efforts to accommodate
Two days of extensive talks between the
Government and the LTTE ended yesterday in Geneva, with the
Government urging the LTTE to abandon its hardline stance and remain
in the negotiations process to resolve the vexed North-East
15 dead, over 60,000 families affected by rains
FIFTEEN persons have died and nearly 60,000
families have been affected by the torrential rains that lashed the
country, the Disaster Management Centre said. In Colombo the water
level at Nagalagam Street was 4.22 feet on Saturday.
Biggest ever contraband 'cells' detection at BIA
A 26-year-old Sri Lankan, on his return from
Singapore was nabbed with the largest haul of cellular phone
contraband by Customs Revenue Task Force officers at the
Bandaranaike International Airport, on Saturday night.
TALKS are on again in Geneva. There is hope as
always. The Government delegation was upbeat when I met them on
Saturday morning and they continued to be upbeat on Saturday night
after the talks and also on Sunday morning before they left the
hotel for talks. It was encouraging to see them like that.