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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 26

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Scotland Yard probe hits snag
Nadarajah RavirajDetectives from Britain’s Scotland Yard may not arrive in Sri Lanka after all to assist in investigations into the murder of Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj.
Lanka plays diplomatic truant on Palestine vote
The Sri Lankan delegates made themselves absent when the UN General Assembly took up....
Double pay-hikes for President, PM and MPs
The President and all parliamentarians will get a thumping double pay hike with arrears while in the future their pay will be adjusted on par....
A model of the proposed airport. The foundation stone has been laid with much fanfare and plans are underway to establish Sri Lanka’s second international airport at Weerawila, about 10 km from the town of Hambantota in the south.
Peradeniya to move
Peradeniya town, a landmark in the hill country and a take-a-break spot on the Colombo-Kandy Road is to be relocated in Iriyagama.
Memories of Lalith
A British parliamentarian, Cyril Smith, MBE - famous for his sense of humour - related the following story in an after-dinner speech.

The sole surviving Member of Parliament from the historic 1956 General Elections.....


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts form London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights

Budget debate: More politics than economics

Pressure on Iraq Govt. to halt civil war
BAGHDAD, Saturday, (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy urged Iraq's government today to halt a slide into civil war.....

Decision on SriLankan shortly
A government-appointed committee negotiating the continuation of the Emirates management contract of SriLankan Airlines...
Central Bank to change bank shareholdings
Present shareholdings in banks are expected to change with the Central Bank looking at bringing in more ‘clarity’ to the law.
Surplus budget in flooded city
The Colombo Municipal Council budget for next year has a surplus of Rs 2 million but unlike the national budget, no one is interested even though Colombo’s roads...
Consistency- the key word
A modest Mahela Jayawardene who was recently crowned as the ICC Captain of the year left the island last night together with his 15 member squad on a seven week tour to New Zealand, confident of putting up a better show after his team’s recent setback in India.
Talent and law of averages
By the time this publication comes out most of the people concerned in this article would be either 40,000ft above sea level, eastward bound or else at the end of the first day’s play of their first match on their West Indian excursion. However I am sure at least the lone local selector who has made...
Jani case dragging further
Notwithstanding the six month ban on the two Pakistani boxers after they were proved positive of using performance enhancing drugs at the last South Asian Games held in Colombo, the probe on Sri Lankan athlete Jani Chathurangi who was reported positive on the same charges seems to be dragging further is still to face her verdict.
Funday Times
TV Times
Where on earth are you?
You might not know it, but you're already a global citizen, and geography is a part of your everyday life.Geography is more than just maps. It is about knowing what's where...
Prince Devamalla
The army of Commabnder Lokeshwara had set up camp, planning to attack Prince Keerti at any moment. Prince Keerti acted first. Suddenly he attacked Lokeshwara's camp. Though not quite prepared...
Cliff Richard, who is billed to perform in Colombo on February 23, 2007 at the Exhibition and Convention Centre, will release his latest album 'Two's Company' early next month. (That’s our cover this week)



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