HIS EXCELLENCY, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, officially inaugurating the ‘War Heroes Week’ (May 11 - 20), precursor to this year’s final National Victory Day (20) ceremony, received the first commemorative Ranaviru Flag at Temple Trees on Tuesday (11) in the presence of Ministers, Secretary Defence, Provincial Governors, Provincial Secretaries, Ranaviru Seva Authority officials, senior tri-service officers and a host of other invitees.
PARIS – June 8 – French voters elected 78 MEPs for the EU Parliament, including 14 each from the Green Party and the Socialists, but rejected outright the LTTE backed Tamil candidates who fielded under independent group for Ile de France district that includes Paris. EPP topped the list with 30 seats while the Liberals came fourth with 6 seats after the Greens and the Socialists. French voters of Tamil origin from Sri Lanka, Mauritius, East Africa and India cast their votes in favour of socialist and left parties.
The ‘Galle Dialogue’, the two-day international maritime conference, themed “Charting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Security Cooperation” with the participation of more than eleven countries was inaugurated Friday (6) morning at Hotel Light House in Galle.Sri Lanka Navy that has acted as a robust force performing an unparalleled role countering all forms of threats at sea in the past 30 years of terrorism, organized the timely powwow on an initiative taken by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, Ministry of Defence.