Several political parties in the fray:
‘Election fever’ in Jaffna
Jaffna is caught up with election fever after
many years with political parties holding several public rallies.
For more than a decade Jaffna based political parties were unable to
engage in any form of election-related activities due to LTTE
threats in Jaffna.
Indian External Affairs Minister assured:
IDPs will be resettled soon
Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP
who led the three-member high level delegation to New Delhi this
week assured Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna that the
Sri Lankan Government had no intention whatsoever of keeping
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in welfare villages.
Over 100,000 targeted:
Boost for foreign tourists in NE next year
The Tourism Ministry will launch hotel
construction projects at selected locations in the Northern and
Eastern Provinces to attract over 100,000 foreign tourists during
2010. Deputy Tourism Minister Faizer Mustapha told the Sunday
Observer that the ending of the 30-year war and the emergence of
peace in the North and the East has encouraged the Sri Lanka Tourism
Promotion Board and private sector hoteliers to recommence their
business activities in the region.
UNP’s standpoint on 13th Amendment
The main opposition UNP said it would extend its
fullest support to implement the 13th Amendment, if the proposals of
the Amendment could bring fruitful results to achieve a lasting
solution to the present crisis.