Lankan court jails LTTE man to 30 yrs for attempt on ex-Prez

A Tamil Tiger cadre was Wednesday
sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring and attempting to kill the former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga in 1999.

Chandrika asks authorities to ensure free and fair elections

Former president Chandrika
Kumaratunga has expressed concern over escalating violence in
the run up to Tuesday`s presidential poll in Sri Lanka and
asked authorities to ensure free and fair elections.