‘Fresh opportunities inspire talented writers’
The speech delivered by US Ambassador Robert O.
Blake at the launch of the Daily News Short Story Anthology Nothing
Grows Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories on Wednesday at the
Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.
The Royal legend is no more
Having celebrated his 80th b’day on September 17
amidst a galaxy of Past Pupils whom he had in no small way helped
towards positions of eminence, the Royal Legend, our revered Guru,
Vijitha Weerasinghe passed onto yet another realm on October 31.
Youths flee Wanni as Tigers intensify conscription drive
LTTE faces heavy casualties in Northern battles:
It is usual for the Tiger outfit to go for
desperate attacks targeting either Security Forces or civilians once
they need to go for a large scale recruitment drive to strengthen
their depleting ranks in the Wanni, the sole recruitment base left
for the LTTE at present.