Central Transport Board launches:
Colombo-Jaffna bus service
Government restrengthens North - South link:
The Government yesterday restrengthened the link
between the South and the North with the symbolical restarting of
the Jaffna – Colombo CTB bus service along the A-9 road which was
abandoned for the past two decades, enabling the people of Jaffna to
reach the South through a land route.
Patriotism or terrorism or otherwise:
Public will decide
Defence Secretary tells BASL:
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has
responded to the concerns underscored by the Bar Association of Sri
Lanka (BASL) on an article published on the www.defence.lk.
Reactivation of Press Council:
Not a move to suppress journalists
Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told
Parliament yesterday the moves taken by the Government to reactivate
the Press Council has not been taken whatsoever to suppress
journalists or impose restrictions on media personnel as highlighted
by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Galle MC Opposition Leader shot dead
Galle Municipal Council Opposition Leader
Dushantha Seneviratne (40) was gunned down by unknown suspects
yesterday morning in Beligaha junction, Galle. Police spokesman SSP
Ranjith Gunasekera said Seneviratne was shot dead by two
unidentified persons who arrived on a motorcycle around 7.15am.