ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 37

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Alleged plot to harm President
Barely 24 hours after the sacking of three Ministers, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered a top-level Police inquiry into what is being described as an alleged conspiracy to cause physical harm to him.
Friend or foe: Police probe alleged threat to Bandaranaike
At least two of the callers who spoke to parliamentarian Anura Bandaranaike during times he alleged he received abusive calls were his friends, Police said yesterday.
SLFP endorses sacking of ministers
The All Island Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) last night unanimously endorsed President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to sack Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Anura Bandaranaike and Sripathi Sooriyarachchi.
Await! the magic of the old and exciting new
“I am truly sorry it has taken so long, but I WILL be there this time!” That was an iron-clad promise from Cliff Richard, ahead of his first-ever live concert in Colombo on February 23.In an exclusive and extensive phone interview with The Sunday Times this week.
Student’s agony
Like any young person who has ventured abroad for the first time, next to the warmth of his family's love, 22-year-old Piyumal Gunawardene misses his mother's cooking the most, especially.....
MS helpline
Considered invalid or disabled, MS (Multiple Sclerosis) sufferers are often written off as being no longer of any use to anyone. It does not help that the disease, owing to its complexity and variety of symptoms is not easy to diagnose.

Military trucks carrying multi-barrel rocket launchers on Independence Day rehearsal.

An official picture released by the President’s Office shows a section of members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) All Island Executive Committee raising their hands to endorse President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to sack Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Anura Bandaranaike and Sripathi Sooriyarachchi



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

Anybody who arrived from Mars and wanted to know what all the fuss was over this Anna Nicole Smith would do well to watch just one clip: her appearance at the 2004 American Music Awards.

Tourism Act by next month
A crucial piece of legislation in tourism, held up for nearly two years will finally see the light of day following changes at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism,
Tea Board saga; battle still on
An interim injunction issued against the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) based on an application by its former chairman was vacated on February 2,
A major uproar has broken out over a decision by the government to provide duty free concessions to a select band of importers of essential foods and commodities. The Ministry of Trade,

The learning curve
Do you know that there was an era when Sri Lanka was not an automatic choice at the world cup and either they were either invited by ones grace or else ...
The forgotten men
In an interview with a Daily Paper a few months ago, Abu Fuard had mentioned that dedicated personalities like Nisal Senaratne, Neil Perera, S.S. Perera, Shelley Wickremasinghe and a...
AASL to go ahead with Chathurangi dope probe
Finally it seems that the AASL is going ahead with the inquiry against Sri Lanka’s infamous female athlete Jani Chathurangi de Silva on dope charges.At a special general meeting of the AASL held on Friday

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The battle between man, rain and earth slips
Heavy rain in the recent past caused havoc, especially in the hill country and many people perished or was rendered homeless as a result of numerous earth slips. Also in the aftermath quite a few roads became impassable and the rescue efforts were hampered. Even today those travelling to Nuwara Eliya and beyond, have to use alternate and often longer roads.

Funday Times
TV Times
Local pop at cross roads
In precisely three days, 'Cross Culture,' the latest local pop album, hits the market. And all you lucky people who get your hands on it, would be able to savour all of the creative nuances of this...
The battle at Matota
The Chola commander was quite taken aback, noticing the awakening of the Sinhala people. He realized that it was difficult to suppress it. The security of the fortress was tightened immediately. Everybody was told about the gravity of the situation. He ordered his men to store enough food supplies.
One undisputed fact about Sri Lankan cinema is that Dr. Lester James Peries is the country's pioneer filmmaker who changed the journey of filmmaking from carbon copies of South Indian studio based stories to a cinema of creative celluloid depicting the reality in real settings.

Financial Times
Only 51 % of tsunami housing completed
Sri Lanka rupees ‘convertible’ in Kuala Lumpur
Passing time
Investment ambassadors -Comment
A horrendous offender or an unappreciated servant?
Aitken Spence profits up despite tourism challenges
CPC confirms hedging options
Hemas opens school of Nursing at Ragama
SIYB helps tsunami affected businesses
Dipped Products sustains strong growth in first nine months of 06-07
TVS speedy growth seen in 2007
Airlines envisage good profits in 2007
WHO report triggers health exhibition in the Maldives
Global experts at Colombo textile conference
Sri Lanka – China marks 50 years’ relationship
Workshop on world class manufacturing trends
Concerns of ComBank-NDB merger plan
Restrictions on bank shareholdings
Microsoft Sri Lanka to unveil Vista
Government mulling NGO monitoring system
Dankotuwa's hands-on activity and factory visits
Prof Paul Goodwin to conduct CIMA Mastercourses
Patriotic Lankans and investment trail blazers
Dialog Sat TV to target 250,000 customers by December
SLT profits soar by 76 %
Public service delivery and efficiency -Column
Professor Johan Galtung’s road map for peace -Column
Philanthropy as therapy for leaders of conglomerates -Column
Hayleys says good 9-month results
4-As seminar for media
Tips on the competitive global market


TV Times
‘Siri Sirimal’:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Rupavahini shows ‘Pembara Madu’
‘La Squal’ at Alliance Francaise
New kind of Valentine
Percussion at its best with ‘Dalu’
JK’s Valentine special
‘MAFF’: Fusion at its best!

Funday Times

Funday Times Nature Odyssey Photographic Competition
Serf competition and prize giving
Our Heritage

Ellison says his faith "opens doors"
India's China, Burma policy and the spurned Gandhian values
Petrol prices may go up again
Armless girl awaits an uncertain future
Fraud case: Obeysekera was confused, says house doctor
Committees to keep tabs on new Ministers
Diddled, deserted and distrusted
Lanka to UN Security Council: Child abduction allegations based on hearsay material
Mystery over arrest of three suspects
JHU monks sell luxury car permits to raise funds for party
FR case against tenant ejecting owner
President briefed on proposed swastika ban
Odds & Ends
Crossover not for personal gain
Mosquito breeders liable for prosecution
Arms dumped at Mahagastota checkpoint
SEC wraps up probe on Dharmadasa, son and 7 others

On the winners trail
Real tribute to Raba
HSBC Golf on again
Five-a-side touch rugby on February 24
Swimming fledglings from Puttalam Dist. comes of age
Hillwood damsels shine
Oh to be in India
Getting the right coach
Aney is it true? with nam
Triple for Rutnam
Sri Lanka wins under 19 final
Colts edge through to down SSC
Whether weather has its say !
Ananda crush hapless Bens

Letters to the editor
  Please make right all the wrongs... Letter to Minister of Public Administration, Karu Jayasuriya
  Uncalled-for heat over move in the right direction
  Dying while waiting in the queue to join families in Australia
  Does Sri Lanka have a constitution?
  Hang your heads in shame!
  Dr.Ravi Samarasinha
  May Paternott
  Sheila Sarath Kumariham
  Eustace Fernando
  The Two Women and Other Stories - by Upali Kuladeva
  ‘The Sweet and Simple Kind’
  Contrapuntal and Other Stories by Parvathi Solomons Arasanayagam
Let us stem the destruction of our own country
A relay that has no winners - Intern’s Diary 3 by Anedu
Erik Truffaz – atmospherics plus it was!
Druvinka’s many-layered works of art from within and without
Will Asitha Ameresekere win a BAFTA tonight?
World-class cellist Rohan de Saram to perform with SOSL
Kala Korner by Dee Cee
The Pauline Colley Institute becomes a reality
Healing the wounds of tragedy - 11th Anniversary of the Central Bank bombing
All Island Dhamma Examinations awards ceremony
Two Sri Lankans to be honoured
Be dazzled by beauty & fashion
History and future in fusion of colour
Wine and dine in an ambience of romance


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