The 1987 agreement between India and Sri Lanka helped defeat the LTTE led by Vellupillai Prabakaran, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake said.Dissanayake said that when the Indo-Lanka accord was signed at the time his father, Gamini Dissanayake, was a Minister in the United National Party (UNP) Government, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party opposed it. He says if the agreement was not signed India would not have supported Sri Lanka to defeat Vellupillai Prabakaran. “After 1987 India did not oppose Sri Lanka’s moves to defeat Prabakaran,” he said. The Minister said that if India had helped Prabakaran, terrorism in Sri Lanka would have been worse that what it was. (Colombo Gazette)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2013 1:25 pm MDT Canadians more willing to turn off their cellphones: global survey A global survey suggests that two-thirds of cellphone users around the world can’t bring themselves to turn off their devices, but Canadians are a little more willing to be unplugged.Surveys conducted in 24 countries by Ipsos found that 67 per cent of cellphone users said they never or rarely shut down their phone.Among the Canadians polled, 55 per cent said they never or rarely turn off their phone, which was tied with Saudi Arabia for lowest among the surveyed countries.On the flipside, 84 per cent of the Russians polled and 80 per cent of Chinese users said they were never or rarely unconnected.Canadians also stood out for being the most likely to respond “a lot of the time” when asked how often they turned off their phone. About 20 per cent said so, compared to just one per cent of Russian respondents and three per cent of the Chinese users polled.Canadian cellphone users aged 50 to 64 were the most likely to say they turned theirs off “a lot of the time” (32 per cent).The most common response overall among Canadians was “rarely” (41 per cent) followed by “sometimes” (25 per cent), “a lot of the time” (20 per cent) and “never” (14 per cent).The Canadian figures are considered accurate within 3.6 percentage points 19 times out of 20.