ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 42

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LTTE denies secret deal, but Mangala reveals more
Was there a deal between Government leaders and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the run up to the Presidential election in November 2005?
Sripathi arrested, remanded till Tuesday
In a dramatic turn of events, the sacked headline-hitting minister Sripathi Sooriyarachchi was yesterday arrested by police, produced in court .......
Ranil: Rajapaksa Samagama plundering the country
Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday accused a company called the Rajapaksa Samagama of skimming ten percent from 65 percent of the National Budget......
Preying on pilgrims?
Once a year, the Holy City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the epicentre of the Muslim world, undergoes an electrifying transformation.
Some old, some new, to go down Country Roads!
From London to Edinburgh, to Nashville, Vancouver and Nepal, singer-songwriter Astrid Brook has held audiences captive with her strong, hypnotic voice and her songs of beauty and heartbreak.
Vajira: Lanka’s Swan
She celebrated her 75th birthday on March 15. Vajira, inarguably Sri Lanka’s first Prima Ballerina – if one were to apply the title to the foremost exponent of the traditional Kandyan dance whose choreography.......

Former minister Sripathi Sooriyarachchi handing over his ring to his colleague Mangala Samaraweera’s coordinating secretary Ruwan Ferdinands, before going to the remand prison yesterday. Pic by J. Weerasekera Read More >>>



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

Thousands of starry-eyed couples across the United States will be tying the knot on July 7 this year, hoping the almost numerically perfect 7/7/07 combination will prove a perfect match.

Independence Square being re-developed
Independence Square and its surroundings considered to be one of the most prestigious locations in Colombo are to be converted into an exclusive haven for cultural activities, recreation and academic and research excellence.
Sweet problem for confectioners
Sri Lanka’s confectionery industry is facing a severe crisis at present as their products have to compete with cheap low quality imports of chocolate, toffee and biscuits.

Appeals to President, TRC from Lanka Internet

Lanka Internet Services Ltd (LISL), the now defunct Internet and telecommunications service provider which has come under fire from its clients, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this week to appeal for help.

Tough times ahead, but we are confident - Exclusive
Even if Sri Lanka’s opening game in the World Cup against Bermuda was not billed by the media as the hottest of contests we in the Sri Lankan team viewed the match as a very important encounter.
The Kiribath POWER
Every incident that takes place on earth has its own side stories. It is because different people describe the same incident in several different ways and when it comes to behind the curtains...
The games begin
After three days of cricket at the World Cup there are early indications of the strengths and from of the teams that have got into the action. A constant question before the tournament...

Funday Times
TV Times
Happening night
Colombo is about to melt down as the hottest heatwave of Mercury, Fahrenheit 323, hits the city on March 23 at the Taj rooftop from 7.30 p.m. onwards.
Princess leelawathie
King Vijayabahu, accompanied by his troops, went to face the rebels. The riots had started in the south, which was under the 'Yuvaraja.' The three rebel brothers attacked separately on three sides.
A Fashion Show featuring the jewellery made by tsunami widows will be held at The Sanctuary Spa on March 22 starting at 7.00pm.Top Sri Lankan models ......

Financial Times
Lankan architect wins top UK Award
Plantations getting lonely
Higher earnings recoups drop in tourism
SLDBs oversubscribed by more than four times
EU support for coastal villages
Moderates denounced as traitors
ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards on March 22
HSBC fully geared to face HR challenges
Increasing mobile penetration in Sri Lanka
‘Excon 2007’: Building up the Tempo
People’s Bank continues impressive performance
Ceylinco Insurance invited to invest in Asian Re
Change your mindset or face extinction!
Corporates urged to focus projects in threatened villages
Are they competent?
Living to tell the tale
Plantation jobs unattractive to children of workers
Massive fraud by former BOI official
Promoting ‘Soltron’ to curb toxic emissions from vehicles
Triad, Lanka’s top agency reaches 14!


TV Times
‘A Rhapsody in Colour’ : Malay festival at Bishop’s
Kumudu : Actor turns award winning director
Sarasaviya awards to honour Lankan cinema
Lumumba appears in Alliance Francaise
‘Country Roads’ is back on the road
Destination Singapore

7/7/7, marriage made in heaven!
The visionary and the strange
The SLIC deal:The flak still remains
Bilateral discussions drown in Sri Lanka’s silence
Billions lost to State in car rackets
Daily influx in east upsetting stable relief for displaced
Inter-monsoon rains expected shortly
CID kick-starts stalled high profile assassination cases
New underworld boss crowned amid ‘high’ protection?
Court refers KMC car park case for arbitration
More pressure urged to stop abductions
Mosquito menace may bring on deadly diseases
New laws to help disabled
Odds & Ends
No evidence against IOM Chief says AG

Dr. N.M. a cricket icon of Ananda
Aney is it true? with nam
WIS romp home
Mylvaganam completes his term
Lankan club rugby gets ‘spiritual energy’
Gibbs rewrites cricket history
Sri Lanka in with a good chance - Letter
Tame draw at Sara Stadium
Bangladesh ‘A’ looking for much needed experience
Even exchanges at Amblangoda
Thurstan Rugby 7s to mark Golden Jubilee
Fighting Antonians clinch victory
Sylvestrians runs short of time
Royal fall flat once again
Army ‘A’ turns tables over CH&FC ‘A’

Letters to the editor
  This is not Sharia law but a travesty of justice
  What can children do when adults are bad?
  Are awards the only motive?
  Earle Fernando
  Rudra Rajasingham
  Swineetha de Alwis
  Book launches
Abling society to include the disabled
Your chance to taste the glitzy world of beauty pageants
Touching a chord in the east and west, Pradeep plays on
Sri Lankan lass takes on leading role Down-Under
Ceremony to mark 78th b’day of Maha Nayaka
Sri Lankan professor initiates tsunami scholarships
Sri Lanka’s ‘Brown Brothers’ make waves in Canberra
Soothe your soul at this riverine retreat


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