ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 46

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SLFP holds out hand to Mangala
In the National New Year spirit of goodwill and reconciliation, moves are underway to settle the dispute between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and sacked minister Mangala Samaraweera, The Sunday Times learns.
Checkpoint closure leaves thousands stranded
On the eve of the National New Year, more than 3,000 people were reported stranded after the closure of the A9 road at Omanthai following Tuesday’s attack by the LTTE on the checkpoint.
AI campaign: Tigers want to bat — not to bowl
The LTTE is playing a double game or different ball game in relation to the controversial move by Amnesty International to launch cricket ball campaign on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.
Cheering them on
The sharp crack of the bat connecting firmly with a ball echoes across the stadium. In a moment, thousands are on their feet, cheering wildly. How does it feel to know that the man they’re cheering for is your husband or your son?
National New Year
The concept of any New Year celebration or festival, in reality, only marks a date and a point of time from which a group of people of specific identity wish to re-start another period of 365 or 366 days, with a new awareness and a new determination...
The darkening green
Below, on the lake road, the bullock carts were rumbling by. If you looked down you could see the lantern swinging from the shaft as each step of the bull’s iron shod feet and his garland of tinkling bells accompanied the ...

In a gesture symbolic of the ethnic harmony for the New Year, a soldier at the Iranailuppukulam Forward Defence Line in Vavuniya offers biscuits to a family which fled the fighting at Mullikulam. This is how the displaced in the North-East spent their New Year.
Pic by Ranjith Jayasundera


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house
Not published with this week issue


Power sector to be regulated
The government has set aside controversial changes to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) – in the wake of criticism from trade unions, the JVP and a Supreme Court decision – but the state body will be subject to regulation by the Public...
Offshore oil in Sri Lanka likely by 2009
The potential for hydrocarbon accumulation in the Mannar Basin could have Sri Lanka producing its own oil and gas by 2009, a senior official said this week. Neil De Silva, Director...

Bourse being sued for the first time

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), for the first time in its near 25 year-old history, is being sued by a disgruntled local investor who says he lost millions owing to the negligence of the bourse. Iqbal Bin Issack is claiming Rs.24 million...

We miss our Kevum …but, eager to give our best - Exclusive
After more than a week of rest and recuperation it is back to bat and ball this week and our opponents first up will be none other than New Zealand-currently unbeaten in the tournament and leading the points table.
For a few dollars more
Cricket one hailed as the gentlemen’s game and once indulged in by the noblemen is already walloped and digested by commercialism. And today, at this very World Cup the danger of this great cancer...
Hard work for batsmen
Big scores were expected during this World Cup, particularly on the smaller grounds. Before the games commenced Ian Chappell speculated in one of his columns that the possibility of a team scoring...

Funday Times
TV Times
Distant thoughts
It's the dawn of another New Year and I am away from home. I miss the people I love, who would have gathered for the festivities, and the times when the April school holidays brought with them expectations
Repaying Kindness
King Vijayabahu organized his army to fight the Cholas in 1100 – 1101 AD. Since that time, till the end of his reign there were no more threats from any enemies. This led to a great development in the country. The Chulawansa states that King Vijayabahu was a poet,
The curtains will come down on Blue Elephant, 'the night pulse of Colombo' on 21 April with a grand three day closing down bash at the Hilton.The Blue, which is almost 20 years of age, will close its doors forever with a grand cocktail and three days of partying on 19, 20 and 21 April featuring all top Blue DJs.
Financial Times
ComBank-NDB merger -a formidable force
CSE hits low, will recover
Locally assembled computers
Relief for power users - Comment

Central Bank: Why economic and price stability?

Investors at Seethawaka Zone cry foul
Looking back to the future
In the beginning...
Shift needed from cut-and-sew mindset to total service provider
Creating new spaces in crowded market
South Asian countries must unite for regional clothing and textile hub, say trade experts
Food for thought: Hi-tech garment futures
Sri Lanka manufacturing organic cotton clothes for UK designer Katherine Hamnett
Service liberalisation on its way to South Asia
Ceylinco Life salutes its stars for top 2006 performance
LBSI wins top honours at inhouse event
Business protection amidst urban terrorism
Chillies Awards - “Insight Inside” revisited
Single-digit inflation? Sooner than you think!
Risks business leaders failed to highlight

TV Times
‘Nethaka Maayavee’ depicts drama on love and deception
Bhagam Bhag comedy in town
‘Priyankara’:Storyof culture and nature
Tokyo lessons for Nihonbashi
‘Beware of My Love’
‘Lester by Lester’- Autobiography of the Master
‘Falcon Beach’ : New on ETV
Viyamana wins
‘Tattaya’ at OTSC
‘Mr. Holland's Opus’ on MTV

Consumer rights only a ritual
Foreigners harvesting our fish, claim locals
Epidemics may follow rains, warns Health Ministry
South Asia’s media watchdog begins work
Ride to death
Odds & Ends
Norwegian group says Oslo funding terrorism here
No politics in World Cup venues, says ICC
Heart Unit still, twelve years after opening
Be on alert for mild tornadoes
UNP goes global with MP’s threat
Presidential Square project at Fort stayed
Jaffna: Where people long for Putthandu with freedom and security
Now weather wages war
Rain in the way of Vakarai resettlemnt
Road terror rages on
Still no subha nekatha for their homes
Abandoned gem pits and the glitter of graft
Govt. should learn to tolerate criticism: JVP

Moody undecided, but SLC confident of retaining coach
Whither schools rugby?
Samarawickrema elected President of Royal Colombo
Hillwood swimmers at their best
Aney is it true? with Nam
Lankan experience the Aussie way
Lankan girls to scrum down at the Asian Doha Rugby 7s
Aussies still top dogs at a substandard World Cup
Malinga, bowling hero of World Cup!
Bangladesh host academy tri-nation series

Letters to the editor
  Bravo! They literally moved mountains
  The cadres are protected, but what about the people?
  Of beef, beasts, wags and hags
  Keep those letters rolling, until officials wake up
  Big hand to 'Clean Hands'
  Half pension for some pensioners
  Seeking rights and losing lives
  It's time for flowers and golden paddy!
  Winnie Roslyn Samaranayake
  Thilagawathy Kandasamy
  Happy Birthday Thaththiyo!
  Pearl Chandra Thamotheram
Little heart opens up with love
Song of praise from Brook
  Public Enterprise in Film Development -Success and Failure in Sri lanka by Dr.D.B.Nihalsingha
  Mount Lavinia - The Governor's Palace by Shevanthie Goonesekera
A vision yet to be fulfilled - Remembering Ananda Mivanapalana


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