President calls for SAARC counter-terrorism strategy
'Region as a whole not safe from barbaric terror
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday made a
fervent appeal to SAARC to work jointly on a counter-terrorism
strategy for the entire region to defeat terrorism. Addressing the
inaugural session of the 14th Summit of the South Asian Association
for Regional Cooperation in New Delhi, President Rajapaksa said:
"Terrorism anywhere is terrorism and is a global menace.
EU actively implementing LTTE ban - Defence Spokesman
The arrest of six LTTE activists in Paris was a
clear indication that the European Union is turning the LTTE
proscription into action without confining it into mere words,
Government Defence Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
Govt condemns Amnesty campaign
The Government yesterday condemned the
defamatory propaganda campaign launched by Amnesty International
against the Sri Lankan Government and the National Cricket Team.