ORDINARY JAFFNA civilians on hearing the fate that befell LTTE terrorist leader, PRABHAKARAN exploded into happiness and delight throughout Tuesday (19) after taking to main streets with waving National flags. As the news cracked, civilians went on lighting fire crackers and sounding vehicle horns as more and more people joined the revelers. Those civilians in their hundreds wended their way across the main streets. The spontaneous burst of the public is reflective of the anger and revulsion of the JAFFNA public.
MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS now dominating VALAYANMADAM area, in what said to be a stunning recovery, Tuesday (28) afternoon found an improvised armour-plated six-wheel truck, as troops advanced, apparently used for transport of LTTE terrorist leaders across un-cleared areas in the most recent past. This bullet-proof vehicle could accommodate a few passengers inside in addition to its driver.
SECRETARY General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) Prof Rajiva Wijesinha has written to The Toronto Star in response to its coverage of the decision to prevent Canadian politician Bob Rae from entering Sri Lanka last week. His letter is published below. Michael Cooke, Editor, The Toronto Star.