India lauds safe passage
Offer to Northern civilians:
India on Thursday lauded the Sri Lankan
Government’s announcement of granting a safe passage to civilians
trapped in the northern parts of the island and hoped that the
conditions of civilians will improve in days to come.
DMK flays LTTE for not responding to 48-hour ceasefire
The Ruling DMK yesterday sharply criticised the
LTTE for not responding to the 48-hour ceasefire declared by the Sri
Lankan Government in the Vanni region to evacuate civilians caught
in the fighting between the Army and the Tigers.
Truce not a ceasefire
Disaster Management Minister Mahinda
Samarasinghe yesterday said the 48-hour truce period granted by
President Mahinda Rajapaksa to free civilians out of LTTE bondage
was in no way a ceasefire.
Sathosa records Rs. 35 m profit
Lanka Sathosa Limited has recorded a net profit
of Rs.35 million for the first time last year as a result of
restructuring to provide essential items at reasonable prices.