ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 27

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Tighter clauses on Tigers
Nadarajah RavirajThe Government is to introduce tough new emergency regulations next week and re-enforce the Prevention of Terrorism Act in a bid to curb growing threats posed by the Liberation...
Big fraud and billion-rupee scandal in latest MiG deal
Sri Lanka’s latest and largest military deal, the procurement of four MiG-27 ground attack craft and overhaul to seven others now with the Air Force...
Bolgoda suicide linked to suspected Army spy
A distraught school teacher committed suicide after he learnt that his brother, an Army Major, had loaned him moneys reportedly obtained from the LTTE for selling information to the enemy.
Cooking, not writing was her first love
A model of the proposed airport. Back from Australia Yasmine Gooneratne who has just released her latest book, 'The Sweet and Simple Kind' has a candid conversation.
Paradise at peak
"Saranai..saranai… buddan saranaai…! saranai…saranai… dhammansaranaai…!" The 'thun-saranai'; the traditional hymns chanted by seniors......
Let’s talk literature
Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai will be among a host of international authors who will be in Sri Lanka for the country's first literary festival, The Galle Literary Festival to be held from January 10 to 14, 2007.

Several vehicles caught fire and their occupants suffered injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up in an attempt on the life of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Friday morning. Pic by J. Weerasekera


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts form London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights

This way that way: Flying questions and dodging ministers

Inside the glass house
Showdown in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Saturday (AP) - Thousands of Hezbollah supporters set up camp in the heart of Beirut on Saturday in a carnival-like, open-ended sit-in, vowing to topple

CB stole my idea – Upul
The Central Bank and its governor are being accused of stealing a well-developed idea from a Canadian-based Sri Lankan commodity specialist on hedging options against rising oil prices, and offering it as their ‘own’ proposal.
Harry sacks Vittachi; DCSL heads tipsily
Hardnosed business mogul, Harry Jayawardene, wielding his authority arbitrarily got rid of V.P. Vittachi from his position as Chairman Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) on Thursday at the company’s annual general...
Revelling in controversy
Does business tycoon Harry Jayawardene, easily the most powerful businessman in Sri Lanka – a mantle once enjoyed by the late Upali Wijewardene -, revel in controversy?
Tharanga cracks first tour ‘ton’
Sri Lanka’s rising star Upul Tharanga cracked the first century in their tour of New Zealand as Sri Lanka ended the third day of their four day match against the Otago Volts at a commanding 240 for 2 in 57 overs...
A cool eight and a half billion smackers for SLC
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will stage one of the semi-finals and earn a staggering eight and a half billion when they co-host the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011. The 10th edition of the games greatest showpiece...
Do we need another Noah’ Arc
As the Bible says at a point in history, God who was so angry with the prevailing evil in the world decided to destroy it. There he looked for good people that lived on earth to save them and saw only Noah and his family...
Funday Times
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Building up the youth
I once read that adventure sports helps one adapt to real-life situations and prepares you for a competitive work environment. Maybe it's this realisation that has prompted many institutions to send their students...
Keshadana Kasubu
Prince Keerti's ambition was to unite Malaya-Rata and Ruhuna, to begin with. He thought it would be easy to conquer the Pihiti-Rata next. With this plan in mind, he worked untiringly. Commander Lokeshwara,
The new album ‘Saamaya-Peace’ of popular group Jayasri is a big hit in Europe. Launched in Sri Lanka last April,' Saamaya-Peace' was featured in Austria's No.1 Radio ORF ´s 'Radio Wien'.



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