ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 45

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Tight security for Avurudu
Security forces and police stepped up security measures countrywide as the Government issued an unprecedented warning of Tiger guerrilla attempts to disrupt festivities during the Avurudu season beginning next week.
7 killed, 25 injured in Vavuniya bus blast
Seven people, including two children, were killed when a state-run passenger bus was hit by a powerful claymore mine explosion at Pirimanalankulam in Vavuniya yesterday morning, a military spokesman said.
Amnesty knocked out of World Cup
The International Cricket Council has pledged to stop a controversial move by the human rights group Amnesty International to carry out a cricket ball campaign at the ongoing world cup in the Caribbean to protest against the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, officials said.
Missing and in action
The countdown has begun, with Avurudu just around the corner. The bright red erabadu is in full bloom while the call of the koha fills the air. Houses have been colour-washed, sweetmeats such as kavum, kokis and athiraha prepared, new clothes stitched in blue and elders have collected shiny coins or crisp notes to hand over to children when they pay obeisance.
Celebrating Sun-God
Why is the Hindu NewYear celebrated on April 14? A dive into the different facets of Hinduism comes up with some interesting facts. Hinduism is a cosmological religion. It is a collection of accumulated facts perceived by Rishis in their meditation and uttered to their disciples.
Lankan duo hits global chart
Tune into the World Chart show on Yes FM at 10 a.m. this morning, and right there, between JoJo and Snoop Dogg, will be our very own, home-grown and homebred CharlesMark. The popular band last made headlines when they walked away with the Best Singer Statuette after a talent show at the 6th International Festival of Pop held in the Czech Republic.

As part of new security measures adopted to ensure a trouble-free National New Year, security forces used sniffer dogs to check buses at Central Bus Stand and other terminals before they began their journey. The new moves come in the wake of two bomb attacks targeting civlian buses this week. Pic by Wasantha Chandrapala



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

A new film in which Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai plays a victim of domestic violence could mark the high point of her career, trade pundits said, after the film opened in India on Friday.

Experts say good start but few gains
Diesel prices are seen rising despite the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)’s oil hedging pact in February to cushion volatility in the global market, raising questions as to whether the government secured the most suitable option.
India, Pakistan flop has sponsors reeling
The stunning exits of Pakistan and India from cricket's World Cup has left one of the game's biggest sponsors reviewing its future in the sport and sent the advertising....

Sri Lanka on course to reducing poverty by half

Sri Lanka is on course to meeting its Millenium Development Goals with the exception of halving its poverty levels, according to Richard Vokes, Country Director...

Team spirit and confidence high now - Exclusive
A few days ago, if anyone had told us that there would be a game to rival the match against South Africa we would have argued that it was not possible. But this week, Sri Lanka figured in yet...
Catch 22
Intriguingly so far it seems that only the Sri Lankan cricketers have taken the maximum use of the tuition classes given by their coach Tom Moody and right now one of the top contenders...
A thriller in Antigua
After the disastrous game against South Africa, the Sri Lankans needed to come back strongly. On paper West Indies and England were the teams to beat in the super eights state. Ireland of....

The Beetles had the time of their lives
If you are under the impression that the Beetles belong to the tribe of creepy crawlies you got a thing coming. Just imagine seeing over fifty Beetles in various shades and colours buzzing their way in a procession -What a wonderful world it would be?

Funday Times
TV Times
Female fakeovers
I woke up late yesterday, (what else can you possibly do on a Saturday?) made myself a hot chocolate and sat in-front of the TV – mentally preparing myself to withstand the next bit...
The rebellion of the mercenaries
King Vijayabahu's anger knew no bounds. The Chola envoys who were quite frightened at the king's challenge, did not utter a word. They remained quiet. The king sent his men and got down female garments.
Action packed animation adventure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) now screens at the Majestic Cinema Colombo. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe the Warner Brothers movie is a wholesome family entertainment.


Financial Times
Avurudhu fireworks
Criticism over Rajapaksa’s currency proposal
One heavy annual report
Commercial Bank officers oppose merger with NDB Bank

VAT fraudsters before court in May

NDB Chairman planned to retire
Unconventional marketing - Comment
Business ethics and professionalism - Feature
India, Sri Lanka to open up service markets this year
Changing role of the corporate lawyer
Spice Council to attend US spice trade centenary celebrations
Ceramics sales to improve with new facility
Regional CSR strategy launched
CB growth figs under fire
New techniques to improve business skills
New British embassy ready by early 2008
Action Station web launch
Tertiary education beyond universities
MillenniumESP recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence
Motorbike loans from ICICI Bank
IATA wants Asia involved in environment debate
Sustainability reporting increases shareholder wealth
Powerful President a plus factor for Sri Lanka
National declaration on prevention of HIV/AIDS in Lankan offices
Internationalising Sri Lankan businesses
Coca Cola -- living the values
Caltex rewards good performances
Overseas Realty concerned over security zone
HSBC exhibition for schools in Sinharaja buffer zone
Media relations and issues management
Errant directors can be sued
Big time for LAUGFS, as it wins lubricant licence
Business news in brief

Easter harmony
Wonders of Web 2.0

TV Times
Festive Orient in Bandarawela
THE HERITAGE of Nuwara Eliya
Saree Fiesta
Fashion Lovers
Reader's Corner
  Best 'Country Roads' Concert ever
  The 'real story' behind Clarence's music
  Of teledramas and violence
  Promote Malay music on TV
Derana brings blockbusters for New Year
Athula dances with 'Hithuwakkari'
Sirasa Ekka Awurudhu
Rupavahini celebrates Awurudhu Udanaya
Avurudu at Galadari

Somali pirates free hijacked ships, Lankan and Kenyan sailors
Hasina slams Bangladesh poll delay
Easter is crime time in Norway
In democratic India, Govt., military in ridge scam
Bills too high for the hills
Basil visits Kebitigollewa’s protective bunkers
Head-on collision kills two
Presidential Commission meets to review power after court order
Strange disease afflicts family trio
Pakistan seeks Lankan expertise on gems
Lanka for full diplomatic ties with Palestine
SAARC needs to walk the talk
Artefacts get drenched as officials squabble
Flooded out of their tents
Inter-monsoon season brings thunderstorms and mini cyclones
More buses, trains for New Year says Transport Ministry
On and off power to the people
Vasu and the CMC
Probe on MP’s ride into Tiger territory
Nimalsiri to take up new post
C.R De Silva becomes new AG
Odds & Ends
UNP to review boycott of APRC

Lessons to learn from Hong Kong
Ashraful becomes a handful
Richmond nose through on the first innings
Schools rugby starts on April 21
Soraya stretches Shani
Keith Roberts trains the rugby trainers
Lokuge’s roof was leaking at volleyball final
Weekly winners of the World Cup Cricket Quiz
Japan to host Asian Barbarians before Rugby World Cup
Jayantha Seneviratne CA tours Bangalore

Letters to the editor
  Water:Battling wastage and learning proper usage
  Let peace doves fly over the April sky
  Does the aerial bombing of the north and east not count?
  Needed: An education policy with university admission for all
  The grand brand coalition
  Saga of Royal College: Some clarifications
  Adelaide Weerakkody
  Elmo Wickramasinghe
  Al Haj Nizam Jabir
Kala Korner
Modern Sinhabahu to roar at Namel Malini Punchi Theatre
Plucked out from the estates
Easter and human liberation
Passover: the Jewish and Christian versions
My resurrection
Leading Indian socialist pays tribute to Philip Gunawardena
Rotary village for Pottuvil community
Capturing the essence that is Mount Lavinia
Creepy, eerie Down Under


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