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Obama Rules Out US Troops in Pakistan

Article Date: 
29 Mar 2009

"As he carries out a retooled strategy in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama says he will consult with Pakistan's leaders before pursuing terrorist hideouts in that country.

Obama said U.S. ally Pakistan needs to be more accountable, but ruled out deploying U.S. troops there. ''Our plan does not change the recognition of Pakistan as a sovereign government,'' the president told CBS' ''Face the Nation'' in an interview broadcast Sunday.

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Offices opened to rescue child soldiers in eastern Sri Lanka

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

The Chief Minister who was speaking to reporters in Trincomalee on Thursday said that the TMVP has already handed over the child soldiers to their parents and relatives. "The UNICEF still accuses TMVP party saying that we still continue with recruitment. They even given us a list of 100 child soldiers recruited in the party. We have been streamlined into democracy recently, we have a duty to respond to such allegations and work in collaboration to sort it out for betterment of the public," the Chief Minister said.

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