Sri Lanka signs off on record war spending

[Reuters] Sri Lanka’s parliament approved a budget on Monday pledging record spending next year on the war with the Tamil Tigers, while troops resumed attacks on the edge of the rebels’ headquarters town of Kilinochchi. And in a sign President Mahinda Rajapaksa will use the greatest military success by any government so far in the […]

‘Armed groups run by state’ Ranil

[BBC] Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence is controlling a number of armed groups in the east says the leader of the opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe . Opposition leader Wickremasinghe told this at a media briefing on Wednesday summoned to outline a proposed National Consultation by the Jathika Sabha which comprises of the United National Party (UNP) […]