Friday, May 9, 2008

Adampan falls to Army

In another significant victory over the LTTE terrorists in the Mannar front, the Sri Lanka Army captured the Adampan town area this morning (09), Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara says.

At least 15 terrorists were killed in several hours of fighting, the Media Center for National Security (MCNS) said.

Two army soldiers died in confrontations while seven suffered injures.

The Army liberated an area of about 2 square kilometers, between the Neelachcheana Road and the dam of the Adampan tank, in the South of Adampan town, following fighting last evening, Ministry of Defence said.

Today is Europe Day

Today is Europe Day

The family of nations belonging to the Democratic European Nations in the European Union (EU) will be celebrating 'Europe Day' today (May 9).

In a Europe Day message, the Head of delegation of the European Commission, Ambassador, Julian Wilson, states that the European Union is based on a simple idea: if countries are entwined economically, they will fight less and get richer.

The EU gives substantial development aid to Sri Lanka, they have helped in post-tsunami reconstruction work, and provided loans and other support for activities related to the resolution of conflict in the North and East.

The EU and Sri Lanka share extraordinary people to people contact in such areas as academic exchange, tourism, business and investments, Ambassador Julion Wilson pointed out.

He also said that the EU is extremely pleased to play an active role in developing and deepening these relations with Sri Lanka.

Presently there are 490 million people living in the 27 countries that have membership in the the EU.

Sri Lanka Sinhala news service and Central Bank to talk economics online ( )

Sri Lanka Sinhala news service and Central Bank to talk economics online ( )

"Vimasuma", one of Sri Lanka's pioneer Unicode news portals and the Central Bank have teamed up to produce a series of educational discussions targetting economics students and the general public.

The multimedia discussion series which can be viewed online at focuses on economic development and will feature resource persons from the Central Bank as well as specialists from various disciplines who would discuss subjects ranging from macro economics, money, inflation, international trade, public finance and economic growth and policies over the coming weeks.

Sri lanka donates US$ 25000 to Myanmar victims

Govt. donates US$ 25000 to Myanmar victims

The Government of Sri Lanka donated the emergency relief of US$ 25000 to the Government of Myanmar.

Dr. Palitha Kohana, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over the Cheque to the Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar Tin Oo Lwin at the Ministry.

The Foreign Secretary on behalf of the Government and people of Sri Lanka expressed his deepest condolence to the victims who lost their lives in the cyclone that hit Myanmar on Saturday (03rd).