Year 2009 will be Year of Triumph over Terrorism - President
The year 2009 will be the Year of Triumph over Terrorism. Next year
we will rid the country of brutal terrorism, said President Mahinda
Rajapaksa speaking at a function held at the Presidential Secretariat on
December 23 to confer State honours on veteran cinema actress Malani
Fonseka who recently won the Golden Peacock Award for the Best Actress
at the 99th Indian International Film Festival held in Goa, India.
It was her performance in the film Akasha Kusum which won her the
The President also said this film will be screened next year.He added
that we could consider artistes who won international awards through the
portrayal of Sri Lankan identities as valuable to us than those who earn
such awards by bringing disrepute to the motherland.