ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 29

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UNESCO suspends Chandrika
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike KumaratungaFormer President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga's appointment as a Consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for South Asia has been suspended by the world body due to complaints over violations of human rights and press focus.
UNP willing to back Committee 'A' report
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) is to consider supporting the controversial report of the Experts Committee 'A' which made sweeping recommendations on devolution ....
VC disappears during Colombo seminar
Eastern University Vice Chancellor Sivasubramanaim RavindranathEastern University Vice Chancellor Sivasubramanaim Ravindranath was abducted on Friday by unidentified persons after he attended the annual scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) in Colombo, Police said.
Simply minimalist
Having been chosen to design the prestigious Four Seasons hotel in Maldives, architect Murad Ismail shares the contours of his unique designs.
Starchy alternative
Lunch sheets, sili-sili bags and grocery bags will be taboo in the New Year, under a ban on polythene, with a thickness of 20 microns and below, to be strictly enforced on January 1, 2007.
Surfing pioneers
As we live through this fast paced and rapidly changing world, each one of us may recall wonderful and nostalgic times of the past. This anecdote concerns a diverse group that was passionate....

As a further security measure against attacks by the LTTE, bunkers are being built in the residences of civilians living in vulnerable areas such as Serunuwara. Pic by Lakshman Gunathilake. More



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Inside the glass house
Nepal parties, Maoist rebels approve interim constitution
KATHMANDU, Saturday, (Reuters) - Nepal's ruling alliance and Maoist rebels today approved the draft of an interim constitution, a key step to implement their landmark peace deal ending a conflict which has killed thousands, negotiators said.

Vittachi scores in courtroom victory over Harry J
VP Vittachi has scored a victory in round three of the ongoing battle with business tycoon and partner Harry Jayawardene by securing an enjoining order from the courts permitting him to resume...
Cargills launching Sri Lanka's milk revolution
Cargills Quality Dairies (Pvt) Ltd (CQDL), is looking beyond the vistas of ice cream to expand into a fully fledged dairy facility in a bid to kick start Sri Lanka’s own ‘Milk Revolution”.
DCSL-Customs: Have investigations been halted?
The Customs Department, it is reliably learnt, has halted investigations into the under-invoicing scandal of alcohol by Periceyl (Pvt) Ltd, a jointly controlled entity of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL)...

Chamara charms Kiwis in style
Sri Lanka took a firm grip on the second cricket Test against New Zealand here Saturday as they built an overall 363-run lead with five wickets remaining in a confident second innings batting spree.
From riches to rags
The present affairs in national sports seem to be in total disarray. At present we are struggling for survival in the very sports that we were dominating...
The key to get it right
The first test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand ended under three days and a total of thirty five wickets fell during that period of time. The two questions to ask are: a) was the pitch ...
Travelling pain down the back
Troubled by recurring back pain? Does the pain begin at the lower back, travel to the buttocks and shoot down to below the knee and then to the calf, ankle, foot or toes?

Funday Times
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It's a matter of trust
Trust is an ambiguous concept. Psychologists over the years have tried to understand the nature of trust, why people trust each other and how important 'trust' is, to hold society together. What would you do if you woke up in ...
The Burmese army
Kesadana Kasubu continued fighting, but not for long. Prince Keerti was more powerful than he was. He was more skilled as a warrior. Kesadana was helpless before Prince Keerti and realized that defeat was certain.
‘Christmas on Wings’, an ensemble of hymns in celebration of the yuletide season by SriLankan Airlines' Christmas Choir will come alive on Sunday, 17 December at the Bishop's College Auditorium in Colombo.



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