THE annual Vesak decorations organized by Sri Sambodhi Viharaya on Gregory road, Colombo 07 were declared open a couple of hours ago on Thursday (27) evening on the first day of Vesak celebrations. These decorations, many of which have been done by the members of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force saw Army, Navy Chiefs and Senior Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force officers inaugurated those decorations in connection with the commencement of Vesak.
FOLLOWING are extracts from an interview given by minister Mrs. Ferial Ashraff. Q - How could Muslim aspirations be met in a political solution that follow the defeat of the LTTE? A - Just like any other community, Muslims also have their own aspirations. One is to be treated equally. No community in Sri Lanka should be treated as second class citizens. All should have equal rights. When talking about rights, here in Sri Lanka all talk only about rights, not responsibilities. We have responsibilities towards the country as countrymen. It is very nice to talk about it theoretically but in real practice, we may find it is very difficult to achieve all these.
The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Tuesday (31) afternoon. Medical Officer intimated to Court that the accused was not fit to be present for the proceedings. Hearing was postponed until Wednesday (1st September) at 2.00 p.m. (Ends)