Monday, September 22, 2008

President Rajapaksha arrived in new York to attend UN General assembly

President Rajapaksha arrived in new York to attend UN General assembly

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived in New York to attend the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) being welcomed by four Sri Lankan children. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama was also present. Picture by Sudath Silva

EU does not have anti Sri Lanka agenda - Ferrero-Waldner

EU does not have anti Sri Lanka agenda - Ferrero-Waldner

The European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner, in an open letter has rubbished the assumption that the EU has an anti-Sri Lanka agenda and also said she was dismayed to see several articles in the Sri Lankan press criticizing the European Commission and in particular personal attacks against the Commission’s former Head of Delegation in Colombo, Ambassador Julian Wilson.
President to address UNO

President Mahinda Rajapakse will leave to New York to participate at the 63rd summit of the Heads of State to be held on 23rd of this month.
He is expected to address the summit where more than 100 leaders of state will participate.
Air raids on four tiger strong points at Kilinochchi

Four raids were carried out by Sri Lanka Air Force targeting terrorist gathering points in the Killinochchi District yesterday states Media Centre for National Security (MCNS).
One raid targeted a point 2 km northwest to Akkrayankulam at about 1.00 p.m. yesterday using M.I. 24 helicopters. Another point 3 km north of Akkrayankulam was raided at 12.00 noon using fighter jets.
Jet fighters were also deployed to attack two other tiger gathering points at northwest of Nachchikuda and east of Kokawil.

High Priest of Koneshwran Temple killed

High Priest of Koneshwran Temple killed

The High Priest of the Thirukoneswaram Hindu Temple in Trincomalee, Sivasri Kugarajah Kurukkal was shot down by unidentified gunmen at Vidyalayam Road in the town of Trincomalee yesterday around 6.00 p.m. The 43 year old priest was riding a motorbike when he was shot.

President Rajapaksha to meet Erik Solheim in USA.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is in New York to participate in the UN General Assembly is to meet Norwegian Foreign minister Erik Solheim says 'Norwegian News' today.

Solheim was the Norwegian Special Envoy for Sri Lanka during the early period of the 2002 ceasefire and the peace process brokered by Norway. He was replaced by John Hanssen-Bauer whose request to visit Kilinochchi to meet the Tamil Tiger was turned down by the Sri Lanka government a few months back.

Former President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga passed away

Former President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga passed away at the age of 92 at the Kandy General Hospital yesterday morning.

He was the third Executive President of Sri Lanka and held the position from May 1, 1993 to November 12, 1994 following the assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa.

He was appointed the Prime Minister by President Ranasinghe Premadasa in 1989 surprising many in the government at the time.

D. B. Wijetunga was born on February 15, 1916, in Mangalagama of the Yatinuwara area. He received his primary education at the Weligalla C.M.S. primary school and secondary education at St. Andrew’s College, Gampola.