93rd birth anniversary today:
Sirimavo led SLFP and country at crucial times
The 93rd birth anniversary of the late Premier
and SLFP leader Sirimavo Bandaranaike falls today. She was born as a
daughter of the Kandyan chieftain Barnes Ratwatte and was brought up
in the best traditions of such families that were staunch Buddhists.
It’s the global economy (stupid) - or is it?
“This is the day that the world came together,
to fight back against the global recession. Not with words but a
plan for global recovery and for reform and with a clear timetable,”
said U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the end of the G-20 Summit.