ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 30

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IMF closing down Colombo mission
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has decided to close down its resident representative office in Colombo when the term of its current Senior Resident Representative, Luis Valdivieso’s term ends next month.
More queries on CBK’s UNESCO Job
Fresh questions have arisen over UNESCO's suspension of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga's appointment as a consultant to the UN agency following complaints over her human rights record.
Tigers hold shipwrecked crew
Eastern University Vice Chancellor Sivasubramanaim RavindranathDiplomatic efforts were under way last night to secure the release of 25 crew members of a foreign ship which drifted into the LTTE controlled Mullaitivu after developing engine trouble
Still waiting in line
A living hell, that’s how the people describe it. A toddler sits on the floor, with a tin plate with a little rice and vegetables in front of him. His face, especially around his mouth and nose,.....
A message of sharing
“Never have I felt so keenly the immensity of the gulf between the blessed promise of Christmas and the reality of our unredeemed human nature. In Wellawatte, where we live, the ruined and gutted walls of houses, boutiques and shops still stand as mute evidence of man’s inhumanity to man......”
Partially paid and then forgotten
On July 2 this year, The Sunday Times featured the plight of a tsunami community of about 30 families occupying a row of classrooms at Methodist College Dehiwala. A few weeks later, on August 27, the Sunday Times highlighted the plight of another 154 families living in temporary shelters at Vystwyke Park Mattakkuliya, who were hoping they would soon be relocated.

Wakanabe Satoshi, a Japanese youth, returned to Sri Lanka to mark the second anniversary of the December 26 tsunami by cycling throughout the island visiting all areas that were hit by the disaster.
Mr.Satoshi was in Sri lanka in 2004 when the tsunami struck and joined in with locals in the relief operations. Mr. Satoshi is seen here at Peraliya near the monument erected at the site where more than 1,500 train passengers perished in the disaster. Pic by Gemunu Wellage



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts form London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights

Not published with this issue.

Inside the glass house
Take cheer: Christmas has been out of control for centuries
NEW YORK, (AP) - Once upon a time the holiday season was a quiet time spent with family and friends -- simpler, less commercial, more spiritual, nothing like today's frenzied orgy of soulless consumption.

Traffic snarls costly to business
Growing traffic congestion in Colombo due to security considerations has adversely affected the economy, business and adds to the annual 30 billion-rupee cost of congestion, business and traffic planning specialists say.
Office buildings acquired near President’s House
The President's Square Project, a government plan to secure the area around the President's residence in Fort for security reasons is underway with several office buildings being seized.
Looking back at 2006
Controversial businessman Harry Jayawardena dominated the headlines of business and economic pages across Sri Lanka this year while the resumption of peace talks and the escalation of the conflict also grabbed the attention of the business community.

Nothing to Crowe about
From that infamous boxing day of 1995 when that now disgraced authoritarian Australian umpire Darrel Hair called Sri Lankan off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing, the world of cricket never has been the same. However so far the tale has been readng like Hair has been voted out or kicked out (you are free to choose the phrase you like to use
Like Phoenix - rising from the ashes
In the Western Australian city of Perth Ricky Ponting and team defeated their arch rivals England and regained the Ashes that they lost in 2004. It was their third consecutive win and the Englishmen simply could not rise from the Ashes. In the neighboring country, in Wellington, the Sri Lankan showed the art of rising from the ...
Jani recommendations this week
The future of Jani Chatunrangi will only be known later this week. Head of the Sports Medicine Unit Dr. Geethanjana Mendis speaking to The Sunday Times said that the inquiry in to the doping scandal was held as scheduled on the 5th of this month.

Funday Times
TV Times
The power of words
The spoken word, they say, is more powerful than most other modes of expression. To convince, defeat, argue, satisfy – any of these could be achieved with the skilful usage of the amazing art...
The enemies of Ruhuna
The Chola armies that came from South India were fierce. From the time they landed in the country, they behaved in a very cruel manner. The houses on either side of the road to Polonnaruwa...
Veteran filmmaker Dr. Lester James Peries' much-awaited cinematic creation "Ammawarune" (Elegy for a Mother) will be released on December 30 at Regal Colombo and other CEL circuit cinemas.



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