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Sunday, October 29, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 22
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‘Our little baby has only one hand now’
By Kumudini Hettiarachchi
The parents of baby Sewmini, just one year and two months, never in their worst imaginings thought that a visit to a hospital would tragically change their lives and that of their one and only little girl forever.
Stones of many shapes, different histories
By Vidushi Seneviratne
It began with Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and went on to Kandy. Come November 1, visitors to the National Museum will be able to enjoy yet another gallery, this time devoted to stone antiquities.
Do they really care?
A little boy sits alone at a table, listlessly picking at his food. He is still in his school uniform. A toddler has crawled into a playhouse and fallen asleep on the floor. A small girl wails for her mother. No one notices. The other children are asleep, curled up on quilts on the floors of the rooms. Inside there is a clatter, as a tray of milk bottles is being prepared, each numbered and labelled, for when they wake up.
On the threshold of chikungunya
By Kumudini Hettiarachchi
It masquerades as dengue but the good news is that it is not as deadly as some strains of dengue such as the haemorrhagic kind.As chikungunya spreads in South Asia, including southern India, Consultant Epidemiologist Dr. Ananda Amarasinghe was quick to reassure Sri Lankans that this viral disease had not been detected yet in our country.
Something magical happened that night - Arts
Shyamon Jayasinghe who played the role of the Potheguru looks back on the groundbreaking performance of Maname in 1956, as he returns to Sri Lanka to celebrate 50 years of that seminal work and to play Potheguru one last time.

  Violet Juliana Wickramasinghe
  Bandula Tissa Dias
  Dr. Nandana Karunanayake
  We celebrate a life today
Letters to the editor
Politicians, heed the great teachings
  It’s a joy to ride in these three wheelers
  When Maharoof kissed the ground
  Acquired or not, these lands retain water
  Be not ashamed to speak aloud
Pen of presidential memories
Succulent berries and a bark of medicinal value
Gizmos galore
  Going up in life? Watch your step
  Well deserved applause from faithful scribe
  Painting pictures with bold experimentation
  Jaffna’s literary soul
Civilian Bravery Awards tomorrow
A tribute to a colossus - Rt. Revd. Dr. Frank Marcus Fernando
Heat comes on, hair goes off
True Sri Lankan style
Viennese cellist here
Twelfth Night with a twist
Events diary

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