Which election - Presidential or General ?:
Govt to decide in due course
Delegates want Presidential poll:
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the annual
National Convention of the SLFP at the Khettarama Stadium yesterday
evening noted that the Government would decide in due course what
election should be held first. When the President inquired from
around 100,000 SLFP members who had filled the Khettrama, whether
they wanted a Presidential or a Parliamentary election first, the
overwhelming response was - a Presidential poll.
Indian Army not kept on alert :
No substance in Fonseka’s story
According to a PTI report headlined ‘Fonseka’s
claim without substance- India’ India dismissed former Chief of
Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka’s claim that its troops were put on
alert at the instance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa following fears
of a coup.
Akasa Kusum on cloud nine:
Malani bags Best Actress Award for second time
Veteran actress Malani Fonseka clinched the Best
Actress award for her role in Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky) at
the Levante International Film Festival held in Italy on Saturday.
This is the second time Malani won an international Best Actress
award for her portrayal of Sandya Rani in Prasanna Vithanage’s
Government responds to Fonseka’s statements
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga
acknowledging the letter of resignation by General Sarath Fonseka as
Chief of Defence Staff on behalf of President Mahinda Rajapaksa,
said that he has been directed by the President to inform him that a
further communication would follow in regard to the numerous
statements made by him (General) in his letter and annexure A.