US jails Tiger arms dealers
Lankan, Singaporean, two Indonesians convicted:
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore say a
Singaporean man was sentenced to three years for his part in buying
missiles and guns for Sri Lankan terrorists. On Thursday,
57-year-old Haniffa Bin Osman was sentenced for buying
surface-to-air missiles, night vision devices, machine guns and
Gas prices down
The Government brought down the prices of Laugfs
and Shell gas from midnight yesterday. The new price of a domestic
gas cylinder of Laugfs and Shell will be Rs. 1,679 and Rs. 1,785.
Soosai’s hideout pounded
Air Force fighter jets carried out a successful
air sorties targeting Sea Tiger leader Soosai’s hideout in
Jayanthinagar, Kilinochchi yesterday afternoon.
India bolsters security along Palk Strait, Gulf of Mannar
Security along the Palk Straits and Gulf of
Mannar has been further strengthened in view of the ongoing battle
between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE, a top Indian naval
official said yesterday.
Sakvithi: Central Bank cannot be held responsible - SC
The Central Bank could not be held responsible
when gamblers lose their money, observed Justice Nimal Gamini
Amaratunga refusing to inquire into the alleged rights violation of
eight depositors who had been allegedly cheated by Sakvithi
Ranasinghe out of their deposit money.