ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 43

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President no-balls World Cup VIPs
With Sri Lanka moving into the Super Eight of the Cricket World Cup, a large group, including ministers and top officials had planned to go to the Caribbean Islands at a cost of some Rs. 20 million in public funds – but President Mahinda Rajapaksa has intervened to stop it.
CID to quiz Mangala
With sacked minister Sripathy Sooriyarachchi being remanded for alleged misuse of a state vehicle, the CID is now to probe allegations regarding the other sacked minister Mangala Samaraweera amidst speculation he also may be taken in.
More bets than bats
Cricket betting which is believed to be linked to the sensational murder of Pakistan’s coach Bob Woolmer is racing beyond horses in Colombo and elsewhere in Sri Lanka.
Cultural rebirth
It stands as a testimony to the courage of the human spirit – to our ability to rise from the ruins of disaster and rebuild our lives anew. It is the outcome of a community’s desire to restore their confidence and become self-sufficient while nurturing the traditional arts in their children.
Helpline for kidney patients
"A 27-year-old mother of two, with the blood group A Positive, needs a kidney transplant urgently. Her family appeals to any potential donor to contact them immediately."
New age libraries
The much beloved, dog-eared novels, the stern librarian behind her desk; the inviting racks bending under the weight of hundreds of books…for better or for worse, their time is nearly done. The digital age is altering things fundamental to our life and nothing seems exempt from change – not even our books.

As thosuands fled from the latest battles in the north, a soldier is seen helping a child to climb down a step as some families sought refuge in government-held Vavuniya district areas. Pic by Ranjith Jayasundera Read more >>>



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

It has all the trappings of a wedding: the proud tuxedo-clad father, the frosted white cake, the limousines and an exchange of vows. But there is no groom and the girl in the long gown is no bride. She's daddy's little girl, taking a vow of chastity.

CAA Director General seeking no pay leave
H. M. C. Nimalsiri, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), is getting ready to leave his position amidst widespread speculation that he is doing so because Mihin Air officials ganged up against him. When The Sunday Times FT contacted him
Superbrand status for The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times was among the 50 companies who were awarded the Superbrand status at an awards ceremony held on Tuesday at a gala awards ceremony.

SLAASMB looks at Touchwood

The Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board (SLAASMB) has issued a response to statements made by Touchwood Investments Limited and its accounting practices.

It’s time to plan for the next must-win - Exclusive
What a week it was. At any other time, any one of the events that occurred would have taken some time to come to terms with. But it all happened this week.
Time to clean up the act
The untimely death of former England cricketer and the present (unto his demise) Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer has put an irreversible minus on world cricket and its machinery. This was a time...
Schools rugby still out of gas
To say that the schools rugby scene is in chaos would be the understatement of the previous century. The so called nursery for Sri Lankan rugby is fighting battles in court and not on the field.

Funday Times
TV Times
The intern's guide to the galaxy
Remember that raw, gawky feeling of going in for a new job? It starts with that awkward walk you do straight into the wrong building, for your job interview; the stiff conversation you have with the receptionist...
Foreign Friends
The Chola prince too had a soft corner for Princess Mitta. This was made known to King Vijayabahu. The king expressed his strong disapproval of the proposal and scolded the prince. King Vijayabahu entertained...
Popular singing sensation Ranidu launched his third album 'Ranidu' last Friday at a mega Concert at the Viharamaha Devi Open air stadium.


Financial Times
Shareholders of Suntel looking to sell their stakes
Largest conference hall in Hambantota
Another white elephant - Comment
State move to ban migrant mothers raises storm of protests
HSBC - promoting sports tourism in Sri Lanka
Lak Sathosa posts monthly profit of Rs. 500,000
ITI rubber/footwear lab internationally accredited
Foreign exchange options in Sri Lanka rupees
EFC’s Disability Network holds fifth job fair in Kandy
Pakistan offers concessions on Lankan betel leaves
Small Industry chamber proposals to Amunugama
Resilient private sector responsible for high GDP
Stealing ideas is making Sri Lankan society poorer
Cleaning the accountancy stables - Letter
Lankan teas branded with UN Global Compact promotes CSR
Lanka gets faster technology from Intel project
Construction craftsmen: From a lack to a lakh
Fradulent documents and bouncing cheques
Young people ‘gederata nakiwenawa’ while governments think up solutions - Feature
CDL sets sail for more expansion - Feature
BOI says officer involved in fraud dismissed
Bungalow concept-housing from Ceylinco group
Lessons for the Cabinet, NGO’s and Private Sector - Comment
Directors’ role clearly defined in new Companies Act
Holcim Lanka takes strides in becoming environmentally friendly
Govt. should take serious look at contribution of private universities –educationist


TV Times
Reggae Jam for Jayasri
Oh! Dear Park
Festive holiday package from CHC
Pera-grads set for Himalayan task
Ruba sets ‘Mosam Rella’ surfs
‘Dambulugala Sakmana’ on Rupavahini
'As Good As It Gets'at Russian Centre
‘Dedunu Sihina’ getting ready
‘Ridi Ittankaraya’ discusses old slavery law in Sri Lanka
Boodi ready for another hit
French Film Fiesta promotes Lankan Short films
Usha rekindles children’s song
M.A.F. Holds A.G.M
‘Hypnotic’ at SJC Auditorium
‘Dancing On Wheels’
Exhibition of paintings by Sarala
‘Man Hinda’ makes a rare meeting
Prabhavi Community Radio
‘Silences of the Palace’
Oscar winning producer recreates ‘Lankan Handball Team’ fiasco

Polythene deadlock as deadline nears
Polythene: Use less, use wisely
Recruiting nightingales no easy task
Odds & Ends
New driving licences: Rip behind the chip?
May Day may be celebrated on different days this year
Probe on issue of bus route licences
No change in liquor laws: Dy. minister
View matches with lights off: CEB
TRO official and driver killed in blast
Another land grab hits Madiwela
Nugegoda SSP’s arrest was only after probe, says CID
CMC breeding mosquitoes while targeting residents
Health education for Galle
Unceasing waves
UK police briefly detain ‘snapping Tigresses’
Will safeguard war widows’ future, assures Mahind

Dr. N.M. was not inaugural captain - letter
Leicestershire CC wins in Lanka
Horse Races at the Nuwara Eliya
ACU Kalutara - AGM
Sri Lanka will strive to beat Portugal
BCCI-Nimbus deal may have hit minor roadblock
Angry Indian fans react
The will to win
Hulangamuwa steals the show
Wijetunga, 10th Anandian to notch a Maroons 100
Fancied Thomians suffer string of defeats

  Pensioners: Don't let it be said that they were allowed to die in peace
  Oh parched park!
  Something that's sacred to some should not be made fun of
  How to correct the many wrongs in the police
  K.P. Kulatunga
  Diyanesh Rajaratnam
  Sujith Prasanna Perera
One of the best batches of the best school!
Old world charm gets new attraction
A collector’s passion
A cure for all ills
It’s all about the ‘Mynd’
Haunting and sparkling music of a humanist
Kala Korner by Dee Cee
Pradeep’s musical journey continues
A black and white visual feast
A simple ceremony
Law and Society Trust celebrates 25 years
Getting to know your body

Alcohol, tobacco worse than drugs
People-to-People contacts: An Indo-Pakistan crisis
Mugabe says will survive Western attack
Pakistan, where ancient ruins are fast vanishing
No sex please, we're daddy's little girls
Plan for 'big one' in quake-prone areas, says US geophysicist
World's Minorities hit by US-led war on terror
‘A writer is first a citizen’
Volumes of greatness
Spotlight on Indian writers at Paris book fair
India designers mix femininity with tradition


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