UN High Commissioner for Human Rights hails President's
The High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise
Arbour speaking at the opening of the third session of the Human
Rights Council, welcomed the initiative taken by President Mahinda
Rajapaksa in establishing the Independent International Group of
Eminent Persons and the appointment of the Commission of Inquiry to
probe killings and disappearances.
Cambodia vows to end arms flow to LTTE
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has promised to
cut off the flow of weapons from his country to the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam, his spokesman said yesterday. "He asked Sri
Lanka to trust Cambodia that no more weapons would enter Sri Lanka,"
Khieu Kanharith quoted Hun Sen as telling visiting Sri Lankan Prime
Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.
Three Tigers inside food lorry
Three LTTE cadres were found inside one of the
lorries of the convoy returning from Vakarai after delivering
essential food items to civilians in the uncleared area on Wednesday
Three policemen, two soldiers killed at level crossing
Three policemen and two soldiers were killed at
the Hunupitiya Wedikanda railway crossing in Wattala yesterday
around 6.10 a.m. when their double cab was run over by a train.