Sharp drop in prices of rice and vegetables:
Adequate stocks of essential food items for festive season
Adequate stocks of essential food items are
freely available in the country for the festive season. A sharp drop
in the prices of rice and vegetables was also reported due to the
increased supplies sent to Dedicated Economic Centres (DECs) and the
Colombo market from agricultural districts, said Cooperatives and
Internal Trade Secretary Sunil Sirisena.
Jaffna stall at Panagoda Camp
The Security Forces Command in Jaffna has set up
a stall at the premises of the Army Camp in Panagoda with goods from
Jaffna including sea food items at the Sinhala-Hindu New Year
‘Pola’. The stall has been set up by Jaffna Security Forces
Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to make available
goods from Jaffna for people in the South, sources said.
Bad hats rounded up in city
One-hundred-and-thirty men including women
linked to crime in the Colombo City were taken in for questioning
during the past few days in an operation launched by the Colombo
Crimes Division (CCD) for the April festive season.
New Year festivities:
Army teams up with civilians in the North
Sri Lanka’s valiant soldiers who defeated the
LTTE, the world’s most ruthless terrorist outfit in May 2009 and
have since been involved in the demining and resettlement process
are now getting ready to celebrate the Sinhala and Hindu New Year on
a larger scale than ever before in the Northern Province.
Govt not perturbed over HR allegations
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that
the government was not perturbed over any allegations by human
rights groups that accuse Sri Lanka of alleged human rights
violations during the final stages of the battle against LTTE
terrorists as Government troops had engaged in a battle in keeping
with all humanitarian norms.