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Sunday, April 01, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 44

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TNA MPs escape claymore attack
Two Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians narrowly escaped a claymore mine blast in an LTTE-held area close to Kilinochchi, one of the MPs said yesterday.
How the LTTE got its planes and trained pilots: Kadir warned Chandrika
The LTTE acquired two light aircraft from Indonesia in early 2005, intelligence sources in Colombo told The Sunday Times yesterday. Then Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar had alerted President Chandrika Kumaratunga to this effect in a confidential letter following information received......
Power cuts likely, minister turns to gods for rain
A power cut of 30 to 60 minutes will be imposed during peak hours, if the country does not receive rain in the next three weeks, Power and Energy Minister John Seneviratne told The Sunday Times.
Driven to death
Are elephants starving to death? Not outside but in the very place they have been driven to in the name of protection and safety – the Lunugamvehera National Park.Several of the elephants, about 250 herded into the Lunugamvehera Park, under two phases of an elephant drive that began in 2005.
Feel the peace
The broad gates made of ancient timbers are firmly closed to deter visitors from arriving unannounced at Nisala Arana, a heritage hotel in the hinterland of Bentota. This is to protect the privacy of guests privileged to be staying there; they value the tranquillity of every blissful moment at Nisala Arana.
Paying homage to the 28 Buddhas - Poya feature
Not many temples in Sri Lanka have an `ata visi budu medura' – an image house portraying the 28 Buddhas. Where such image houses are erected, devotees venerate them with much respect and reverence.At Vajiraramaya in Anuradhapura, a newly erected 'ata visi budu medura' was opened last week in the presence of a large gathering of devotees.

With the LTTE's air attack on the main Air Force base at Katunayake on Monday adding to their burden, Chief of Defence Staff Donald Perera, Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa did not fail to participate at the annual sports festival of the disabled soldiers at the Army Grounds in Colombo on Friday, the day Sri Lanka signed a UN convention on the rights of disabled persons.



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

A team of British detectives is expected to arrive in Jamaica next week to assist in the Bob Woolmer murder investigation, two weeks after the Pakistan cricket coach was found .....

CB to reveal bank shareholdings
The Central Bank plans to disclose shareholdings of all banks next month in line with its new regulation to limit stakes of both individuals and entities that hold more ...
Katunayake attack threat to economy-JVP
Tiger terrorists possessing the ability to launch attacks using light aircraft is a threat to the country's economy, says JVP Propaganda Secretary and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa. He told the Sunday Times FT...

FIAT - oldest car in Lankan car market

FIAT -- the oldest car in Sri Lanka was re-launched this week with a new product in the market with some industry news -- the local car market has a considerable growth potential with 12 out of every 1,000 Sri Lankans owning a car at present against India’s seven per 1000 people.

“Thank you Mali you made it count” - Exclusive
There were many uncertainties awaiting us in Providence, Guyana: the stadium was only half ready hours before the match...
A tale of Kings and fleas
This week we will be musing on kings and fleas. Kings are people who are at the helm of a given community while fleas are parasites who live to prey on other people’s blood. First we will take the more...
Isipatana off the hook under new format
After all the battles off the field, the schools rugby season may get under way later this month. Following a meeting held at Nalanda College by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Association,

Air attack in Kandy
The air pollution levels in Kandy are three times higher than in Colombo, and this is leading to an increase in the number of persons suffering from respiratory diseases, according to experts.

Funday Times
TV Times
Your blog , your space
About 10,000 new blogs are created every day. I would like to say that it should give you a picture of what's going on in cyberspace but that would be a gross understatement. Of all of the Web 2.0 mediums...
King Kulottunge
King Vijayabahu I, respected and patronized the learned men. A few scholars from India came to see him. He entertained them quite respectfully and provided them with board and lodging. He restarted...
Panchatantra, a fabulous work used to awaken the intelligence of three unlettered princes, is a collection of entertaining and edifying stories. The aim was to teach the princes how to think and not what to think.


Financial Times
Breaking a tradition!
Diesel prices seen rising
Tackling coin shortage through schools
Uniwalkers plans IPO; homestore concept

Lessons on managing a crisis - Comment

Sri Lanka's case of the continental shelf - Feature
Sales of sewing machines still strong
DHL enhances Import Export service
Dankotuwa aims for new capital
Microfinance can reduce poverty
More on insurance and understanding policies
Brandix ranked Sri Lanka’s largest apparel exporter by EDB
Travel advisories: Not all gloom and doom - Feature
Ceylinco aiming at joint ventures in the Philippines, Thailand
Education system at the crossroads
SriLankan’s Flight Operations receives ISO 9001:2000
Rubber: Bouncing back from the brink - Feature
CBA: Bringing learning applications to Sri Lanka
Asiri Laboratories planning to expand islandwide
Mobitel promotes rural telephony through M Calls
HSBC cheque deposits through post offices
MillenniumIT unveils world's fastest trading platform
Illegal mobile handset imports
Superbrands Sri Lanka - taking marketing to a new level
For a few rupees more: Making cents of it all
Flawed formula to mitigate regional disparity and poverty
Hidden treasures of palmyrah
Unique auction through ‘Show of Hands’
Man enough to cry over present Sri Lankan crisis
Security issues – Ensuring a happy holiday
Sri Lanka’s winning habits?
Business news in brief

Kicking the cravings
Fixing a broken heart
One woman's karma
Foolproof quiz

TV Times
‘Fareb’: A man drawn between two women
Wedding packages to mark first anniversary
Best Night Safari in the world
Kani Sails On

Hope vs reality
Giza mystery: The answer
Bush’s gift of democracy and freedom bestowed on West Asia
Oh, my news: Citizen journalist
Castroika and reviving legacy of Fidel Castro
Pakistan celebrates Gandhara Week: Rich archaeological sites fascinate Buddhist visitors
High growth in 2006: CB
Bus stand bribery racket comes to a halt
Plantation fund to help RPCs
Chennai port open to Lankan tea, garments
Human smuggling: No punishment for blue eyed ?
Wrong trucks for planting light posts
odds & ends
Essential items: Fixed prices only at State shops
Prices falling, say Govt. officials
France helps in battle against chikungunya
CMC begins war against city mosquitoes
Storm over sea saga
EU resolution on Sri Lanka deferred for third time
2001 airport airbase attack report remains unpublished
What was that big noise? It was the LTTE aircraft
Security to be tightened around parliament
Never to come back home again
Delays led to injustice
BIDTI joins hands with Kadirgamar Institute
SLFP to propose abolition of executive presidency
Beware of killer toys
Devote a week free for the needy, BASL head tells lawyers
Lanka to raise terrorism threat to region at Delhi SAARC summit

Four in-a-row for Nalanda
Paul Morphy Chess Club dominate
Ratnapura Twenty/20 cricket on April 2
Malinga's effort will long stand the test of memory
Aney is it true? with nam
It’s time that SLRFU had a closer tab on schools rugby
Ekanayake knock props Dharmaraja
Another pathetic show by the Lankans
Sevens specialists in early form
Win for Dambulla Central

Letters to the editor
  Bio control to beat mosquito menace here
  Preying on pilgrims: Tour operators must provide improved service
  Jamaican Farewell
  A stamp of good work
  Lalitha Werapitiya
  Al-Haj Dr.M.Fouzy Mohamed
  W.A.D. Ramanayake
  Lyn De Alwis
Braving the blues
Little book of great reverence - Poya feature
Doing so much with the spoken word
The face is his forte
Staying together, creating together
The path to eternal bliss simplified
They were the attention grabbers
Cancer Early Detection Centre to be set up by Rotary
It was country all the way

Kandy Times
Playground or politics on vacant land
Sri Lanka not immune to disasters says Varsity don
Leafing through the pages in a historic store house
Disabled workers more committed than others
New lease of life for productive but neglected segment
Regional entrepreneurs reiterate commitment to foster peace
Take a bow KACPAW


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