Jaffna abductions probe begins next week
The Presidential Committee to Investigate
Disappearances and Abductions will visit Jaffna next week to inquire
into the alleged abductions and killings in the North, Construction
and Engineering Services Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.
New regulation to block arms deals by Lankans
Basil in maiden speech:
New MP Basil Rajapaksa yesterday told Parliament
that the Government has gazetted a special provision under Emergency
regulations to prevent any Sri Lankan from entering into arms deal
here or abroad.
India assures fair inquiry in Canicius' death
The Government has requested the Indian
authorities to conduct an independent and impartial inquiry into the
shooting death of Migrant Fishermen's representative Canicius
Fernando at the Madurai Central Prison on Friday.
Nobel medicine laureates welcome 'marvellous honour'
The three winners of the 2007 Nobel Medicine
Prize said they were delighted to share the prestigious award for
research they conducted independently of one another. "It's been a
marvelous honor for the people working in the lab as well as the
university," 70-year-old Mario Capecchi of the United States told