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Sunday, September 17, 2006
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Lanka loses huge grant for CEB
By Shelani Perera
The Asian Development Bank which was to give a Rs. 3,000 million (30 million US dollar) grant to salvage the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) from a financial crisis has withdrawn....
Anura awaits letters to hit back
Tourism Minister Anura Bandaranaike says he is awaiting letters from the President's Office and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party calling for his explanation over his recent conduct.
Britain to send special peace envoy
From Neville de Silva in London
Britain is expected to appoint a special ‘envoy’ shortly to engage in the Sri Lanka peace process as it seeks to play a bigger role in the search for a political solution, highly placed political sources said.
Blackout for Sudu Kapuru Pethi?
By Vidushi Seneviratne
Controversy surrounds the abrupt suspension of ‘Sudu Kapuru Pethi’, a teledrama which was being aired on Rupavahini every Sunday at 8.30 p.m. over the past two months.
Anagarika Dharmapala and Sinhala Buddhist ideology
A speech made by Home Affairs Minister Sarath Amunugama
Today, September 17 is the 142nd birth anniversary of the late Anagarika Dharmapala.
It’s bad luck for Burutha
By Ruk Rakaganno, The Tree Society of Sri Lanka
The Satinwood or Burutha is a large tree growing upto 30 m. The tree has a characteristically grayish green appearance and feathery crown.
Tourism Minister Anura Bandaranaike who attacked Indian High Commissioner Nirupama Rao, and Stassen Group Chairman Harry Stassen Jayawardene who successfully challenged the Indian envoy's intervention in the purchase of the Apollo Hospital at a function held in honour of Commonwealth Finance Ministers this week, together with Mr. Rajan Britto, Chairman of Aitken Spence, a company owned by the Stassen Group.
Summit shows and sideline talks

5th Column
With all trying to get together, who'll be the Opposition?

Thought from London
Now, now, Brattskar mind what you are saying

The Economic Analysis
Exporting paddy to India: What kind of economics is it?

Focus in right 
Rejecting the UN protocol; its consequences and effect

Inside the glass house 
Republican rebellion for a "right" cause

Harry J does it again
By Duruthu Edirimuni
Corporate raider Harry Jayawardena once again proved that no government, president, regulator or individual stands in his way when he took over Apollo Hospitals last...
Rapido online lotteries wind up on huge losses
By Chaturi Dissanayake
Online Lotteries Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Lotteries Board (NDB), has made a thumping loss of 556 million rupees since its incorporation two and half years ago and last week decided...
Goldquest-controlled Ferntea sued for payments
Ferntea, the Colombo-based tea firm whose founder was ousted by a group backed by the controversial GoldQuest group, is now facing an...
SriLankan flying high
By Aubrey Kuruppu
An exciting display of sevens rugby by the Sri Lankans enabled them to enter the quarter final and meet Thailand for a place in the semi final on the final day of the eighth Singer SriLankan Airlines...
Lanka in for two more SAG “Golds”
By M. Shamil Amit
Three Pakistan boxers have been tested positive for consuming banned performance enhancing drugs at the recently concluded 10th South Asian Games held in Sri Lanka.
Cleared, not cleared … cleared… not very clear
By S.R. Pathiravithana
It was not very clear whether it was a yo-yo contest or an education ministry issue. It all began with Royal Principal Upali Gunasekera pointing out to the Ministry of Education in the...
Voices out-of-the-box
By Salma Yusuf
The newly established past Benedictine Choral outfit, Voice.Print is all set to produce Up Where We Belong – a choral concert that will include a variety of music encompassing the 70s, 80s and 90s right through to contemporary styles.
Sigiriya - Kid Reporters
You have all heard about Sigiriya and perhaps you have visited it. It is a small village ten miles off Dambulla in the district of Matale. Visitors go there nearly everyday to climb its huge rock of ancient fame and see the beautiful paintings on a part of its walls as...
By Susitha R. Fernando
Sudath Rohana is well- known for his novel directorial efforts in both cinema and the small screen.Veering way from the usual hackneyed themes based on family issues, this talented director has touched upon themes relating to history, long forgotten traditions and customs of our land.



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