The funerals of Major General (Retd.) Janaka Perera and wife Vajira Perera were held at the Borella cemetery yesterday with full military honours. The hearses carrying the two bodies left the late Major General’s residence in Kirullapone at 2.45 p.m. At Polhengoda, UNP frontliners and members joined the procession. A large number of people also joined the procession as it made its way towards the cemetery along Baseline Road. Pic by Gemunu Wellage
Two blasts as battles boom in north
-Situation ReportBy Iqbal Athas

The inauguration of a Government campaign to cultivate abandoned paddy land at Bandaragama last Thursday morning saw an uninvited guest - the handler of a Tiger guerrilla suicide bomber.

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Weeks ahead of the North Central Provincial Council elections in August, Major General (retired) Janaka Perera confided to a family member, that he met Basil Rajapaksa MP, Senior Presidential Advisor.

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Two weeks prior to Major General (Retd) Janaka Perera’s assassination he complained to the police that his life was under threat from the LTTE and sought additional police protection, but his plea was ignored, his lawyers said yesterday..

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i challenged?
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