Tight security for polls
On duty: 58,700 policemen, 19,500 Security Forces
Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya
yesterday said that he would deploy 58,700 police personnel for
election duties. In addition another 19,500 personnel from the three
forces, Army, Air Force and Navy - will also assist the police
during the April 8 elections and the post election period.
First flight to land by 2011:
Mattala, boon to local aviation industry
Sri Lanka second international airport, Mattala
in Hambantota will be commissioned in December 2011. The first
flight will land in Mattala airport by late 2011.
Prices of essentials drop
Prices of a number of essential items have
dropped in the market compared to the previous Sinhala and Hindu New
Year period following the tax relief granted to importers by the