ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 31

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President’s Square plan suspended
A multi-million-rupee project to set up a President’s Square in Fort has been suspended on a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Power project: India backs out of Sampur
Amidst protests by the LTTE and the TNA, the Indian government has rejected the controversial Sampur area as the possible site for the construction of a 500-MW coal-fired thermal power project.
APRC document out early January
Minister and All-Party Representatives Committee chairman Tissa Vitarana said a document which took into consideration the views expressed by experts’ panel members and APRC deliberations in the past five months will be presented to the committee in early January.
Tears from the East
A crowded narrow corridor, sandwiched between rows of shelters, each separated by tin and wood partitions -- this is where the daily life of about 50 people unfolds.
Wish you a sili-sili-free New Year
Go to a supermarket today and you will, no doubt, come home with more than half a dozen sili-sili bags containing your purchases. Tomorrow,.....
Two years on: How safe are we from a future tsunami?
Extracts of a keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Janaka Wijetunge of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya at the Conference on Rehabilitation of the Tsunami affected coasts organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, on December 12, 2006.)

On a bomb-scarred wall of the site where Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa escaped an assassination attempt by the LTTE, an artist of an advertising agency commissioned by the Defence Minstry begins work on a painting. Pic by M.A. Pushpa Kumara



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
Coyote Girl dancing raises howls
A comment by Thailand's revered royal family has set off a campaign against one particular type of dancer, known as Coyote Girls, after the 2000 U.S. film "Coyote Ugly," .....

Minimum wage of $250 on hold
Sri Lankan migrant workers hoping for a New Year bonanza in the form of a sharp rise in their minimum wage will have to wait longer as the authorities want to raise the skills of workers, particularly domestics...
President's Square project suspended
Top business houses near the President's residence in Fort are breathing a sigh of relief following a presidential decision not to go ahead with a plan to acquire their buildings for security reasons. The Sunday Times FT...
HolidayAir to launch in March
HolidayAir, the Lankan low cost airline which was waiting in the wings for more than a year, will finally take off in March next year.
“We are looking to launch on March 10 and will be occupying our operational offices at the Bandaranaike International Airport...

Mahela intends continuing present momentum
QUEENSTOWN, Dec 30, 2006 (AFP) - New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori wants a vastly improved performance from his inexperienced bowling attack in Sunday's one-dayer against Sri Lanka.
The tourists cantered to an easy seven wicket victory in the opening match in Napier on Thursday, overhauling New Zealand's 285-8 with 10 overs to spare.
Changing batons and the art of bickering
There came a huge controversy when Lankan’s sprint queen Susanthika Jayasinghe refused to change baton with the assigned athlete in Doha and thus chaos followed and finally...
Sri Lanka draw first blood
The last lap of one day games have begun for most of the teams, before gearing up for the World Cup. For three months or so test cricket will be stored away. That underlines the importance that is being emphasized on this once in four year extravaganza.Every team will leave...

Funday Times
TV Times
Hand it over
As the New Year looms ahead, I was thinking of a few things we could do (or in some cases, not do) in 2007, that just seem to make sense. Nothing too profound or high flown…
The battle of Palatu-pahana
Realising that it was difficult to face this massive army, King Vijayabahu fled with all his forces. They went and camped in Palatu-pahana. This was good news for the Cholas. They thought that the...
‘Sankranthi’ (The Tender Trap), Anuruddha Jayasinghe's debut cinematic venture was screened at the 34th International Indian Film Festival from 23 November - 3 December 2006.



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