Government turns to new directions
Sri Lanka sorely needs aid from abroad for her
developmental and infrastructure building activities which the
government says will continue simultaneously with the war against
terrorism. That is why Mahinda Rajapaksa is looking elsewhere.
Beyond Pakistan's 9/11
Benazir Bhutto's assassination on December 27,
2007 virtually amounts to Pakistan's 9/11. As the country was
rattled by shock, disbelief and outrage, Baitullah Mehsud, Al
Qaeda's chief in Pakistan, and a cleric in Waziristan were
congratulating each other on Bhutto's killing, as indicated by the
transcript of a telephonic conversation between the two released by
the government on Friday.