Help end abductions
President tells all communities:
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appealed to
all sections of the community to shun petty party politics and rally
round the Government to crush the ongoing conspiracy of abductions
for ransom and extortion from top businessmen in Colombo.
UK ban on LTTE to prevail
Visiting British Minister Dr. Kim Howells
asserted there was no likelihood of de-proscribing the LTTE which
still continues to use terrorism as a mode for winning their
World leaders to discuss forced child labour at ILO parley
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for
Geneva today to attend the 96th International Labour Conference of
the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Bomb explodes near electricity tower
A bomb weighing 500 grams went off near a high
power extension tower which was supplying electricity from
Kelanitissa to Biyagama in Urugodawatte yesterday morning.