ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 32

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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.
Inspirational portrait
When Goolbai Gunasekara first told her mother, renowned educationist Clara Motwani that she was going to write about her life, Mrs. Motwani, she recalls, looked alarmed. “She knew my propensity for exaggeration,” Goolbai laughs, “and she warned me about three things.”
What you and I can do to save her
We conclude today ‘Caring for the Earth’ by Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala
From the heart
A little girl, aged 2, has a 'hole in the heart' and needs surgery. Donations are requested from the public by parents who cannot afford the cost of a life-saving operation.

Last evening’s picture of President Mahinda Rajapaksa discussing the current situation in the country with security forces chiefs and Defence Ministry officials at an emergency meeting convened in the aftermath of the Godagama bus blast. Pic by Sudath Silva



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
Two Buddhists and a Muslim in Congress
While a new, Muslim member of Congress sparked a controversy for taking his oath of office with a Quran instead of a Bible on Thursday, another new member who is Buddhist was sworn in with no book at all.

Curtains for major players in banks
With the Central Bank preparing to tighten controls on shareholdings in commercial banks, it may be curtains for some powerful business moguls like Harry Jayawardena, Dr. Sena Yaddehige...
Sri Lankan oil exploration becomes hot political issue
A meeting of all political party leaders is to be called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the course of action to be taken with regards to oil exploration in the country in which American...
COPE probes BOI agreement with Merbok
The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) is probing the agreement between the Board of Investment (BOI) and Merbok MDF Lanka Pvt Ltd which was the subject of much discussion last year.

It’s not the end of the world
Once the legendary Muhammad Ali proclaimed “I am the greatest the world has ever seen”. Having so proclaimed he may have been the greatest at that juncture, but more it is the passage of time that has given him the status as the most known boxer that history has produced.
Pull up your socks!
As Sri Lanka slumped to their second consecutive defeat there was evidence in a lack of desperation to win. No game of cricket goes completely to plan. The opposition is there to spoil your plans. The pitch is there to provide the challenges. These and much more have to be conquered...
Discipline in schools rugby a must
By the time this column is in print the Annual General Meeting of The Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union will be over and elsewhere in the paper the news of who will lead the Union in the year 2007 will be published. The suspense and the anxiety being over it will now be the time to get rugby moving...

Funday Times
TV Times
The King of our times
"One era will be remembered and spoken of for decades to come… one name has lived and will continue to live forever in the hearts and minds of generations ... one man has become a living legend...
Unrest in the Chola empire
After all the rejoicing, everybody reported to work the following morning. The chief commanders met the prince and had a discussion. They said, "O Prince, now is the time. Let us...
The Silvas, popular Hip Hop and R n' B act of Switzerland are in town. This family musical combination comprises father, two daughters and the son.

Financial Times
Where are the benefits of higher growth?
Business on a war footing
Lankan roadmap for monetary and financial sector
Etihad moves into 2007 after success-filled 2006
NCCSL promotes SME sector
iOM acquires insurance software firm ATLAS,
New import rules from Jan 1 - Letter
New offers from Emirates
Dialog confident of the economy
Air transport passenger traffic in Sri Lanka seen growing
ICICI Bank launches Children’s Account
Seminar on ‘Global Mindset and Challenges’
Optimistic market for Lankan tea in first half 2007
The importance of IT business analysis
MBSL Midcap Index revised, market cap range raised
Immigrant entrepreneurs account for one-quarter of tech startups in U.S.
No major threat to Lanka’s financial stability - CB
Thriving in ’60; struggling in ‘06
Rules on corporate governance for listed companies
LIOC finally gets state subsidy
Time running out in SLIC deal issue
Year of the Yin Fire Pig – “DING HAI”
Passing away of a great Lankan entrepreneur
Premier Pacific gets ICTAD ‘A’ rating
CCC seeks urgent progress in peace process
Sarvodaya’s new tourism initiative through the community
MillenniumiT implements trading system in Tanzania
Lankan mobile phone industry now totally GSM
Beijing or be-jinx for Pushpakumara
Aney is it true?
Manel appointed to WFA traditional Wushu Committee
Under-17 Intl. cricket title for Gateway International
“Look seriously at rugby ‘80” –Dilip Kumar
Lewke steps in uncontested as Jayasekera pulls out
Ananda take the plunge
Tap on the door by Arnold and Chandana
Bridge Champion felicitated
Manjula put s Army on top

Vakarai IDPs – the agony continues

Caterer filling state land, claim residents
Consumers wrapped in confusion over sili sili ban
Thailand heat on Tigers
White, white grass of Nuwara Eliya
Tourism:Hoping for summer after bleak winter
India will ask Govt. not to de-merge N-E: TNA
Odds and Ends
CID search TRO’s Colombo head office
SLPI hails Gnanam as doyen of Tamil press
Leopard expert killed in motor crash
Vehicle wheeler deals:In parts or under cover
Blast adds to hoteliers’ woes
Passenger security: Busmen, Railways, CTB face dilemma
The Godagama bus bomb tragedy
Stranded and starving, the people of Jaffna battle on
Bus turns into fire ball in peak hour blast
Protests against Saddam’s execution erupt around the country


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