ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 47

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UN agency OCHA to be booted out
UNITED NATIONS - The government will shortly give marching orders to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) asking its representatives to pack up their bags and leave the politically-troubled northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.
Karuna plans Euro tour
Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna, is preparing to embark on a European tour covering Britain, Germany and France, The Sunday Times learns.His visa application to travel to Britain was forwarded last week to the British High Commission in Colombo.
If Lanka enters final, President will be there
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to travel to Kensington Oval in Barbados in the event of Sri Lanka cricket team entering the finals in the ongoing cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.
Rring, rring………the action starts then. The person who answers the phone quickly takes down the name of the caller, the location and also the contact phone number, cuts the line and checks back, while the other officer in the same room presses the button setting off the alarm.
On the trail of colonial luxury
A little after a year of opening, Tea Trails of the Bogawantalawa Valley has received amazing reviews, establishing the fact that Sri Lanka is capable of providing world-class service. .“It is unprecedented in the history of Sri Lankan tourism,” says CEO Forbes & Walker Group, Thilan Wijesinghe.
It was one goal at a time for this Kandy lamissi
First she bagged the title 'the Reebonn Miss Beautiful Skin,' then 'Veet Miss Smoothest', then 'Miss Talent' followed by 'Miss Personality'. And the list went on leading up to the final and most important, the 'Miss Sri Lanka' title.

The visit by Falk Rovik, head of the Norwegians Against Terrorism, seems to have excited the Norwegian Foreign Ministry in Oslo to try and discredit him ahead of a speech he was to make in Colombo on Friday, accusing Norway of supporting terrorism in Sri Lanka. The ruse the Norwegian Government adopted was to write an open letter to The Sunday Times and distribute it to other media organisations worldwide 48 hours before Mr. Rovik was to speak . Pic by Ranjith Perera


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

KINGSTON, LONDON, Saturday-- The Bob Woolmer murder mystery has become more intriguing with claims that traces of poison was found in his body during toxicology tests and a suspect has been identified from the CCTV footage gathered from his hotel. At least a couple of British dailies said that toxicology tests have found poison in the Pakistan cricket coach’s body.

ADB back with fresh power sector talks
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) which pulled out a major power sector loan last year is back with fresh loan negotiations with the government following a decision to replace power sector reforms with a regulatory process rather than privatisation.
Rajapaksa leads powerful business delegation
President Mahinda Rajapakse is leading a powerful Sri Lankan business delegation to the World Economic Forum, the biggest grouping of political and business leaders, being held in Jordan from May 18 to 20 and will thereafter proceed to Kuwait for a May 21-22 visit.
Dhammika’s plans on jump-starting the BOI
The new ambitious Chairman at the Board of Investment (BOI) has given six months to the investors to start their projects once approved. Dammika Perera, also an entrepreneur in his own right, is planning to sanction the 550 aspirant investors within less than two weeks.

We’ll give one hundred and ten per cent - Exclusive
It is our moment of truth. We have now spent six weeks in the Caribbean but the remaining week will be the most crucial as four teams battle it out for cricket’s biggest trophy and we are happy to be there among Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, representing not...
Logic of the jungle
There has been a lot of hocus-pocus about a collective Sri Lankan team decision to leave out two of their strike bowlers Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan during their super eight encounter against Australia. At this juncture both teams involved...
Now to the business end
Who would make it to the semi finals? That has been the question – talk of the World Cup – up until a few days ago. The Australians once they destroyed South Africa in the first round seemed certain to get there and so far all their wins have been convincing.

When GOOD Can turn EVIL
You may be surprised to discover, that the old adage - 'you can have too much of a good thing' applies, among many other things, to cholesterol as well. "Cholesterol is actually an essential thing," reveals Prof. Shyam Fernando of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, discussing with MediScene, the Jekyll and Hyde nature of cholesterol and what it really means to your health.

Funday Times
TV Times
Wasn't me!
Ever feel like you're trapped in the wrong body? Or trapped in the wrong life? 'Wrong' is not exactly the word I'm looking for. But do you ever feel you and your body (or you and your life) are completely separate and somehow don't fit together?
King Jayabahu
It was a very peaceful period, that had dawned on the country. The people were leading plentiful and happy lives. The officials were good. The country seemed prosperous. Many were the religious buildings that were built.
Medaa Saray Loka Kusalane’ the brand new World Cup Song sung by twenty two top artistes, is now up for grabs at all leading music stores. 'Medaa Saray Loka Kusalane', a mixture of all kinds of music and rhythms but a very catchy song, is a creation of Rajiv Sebastian.
Financial Times
Hemas eyeing Maliban
Fixed phones from Dialog
Debate over GDP, statistics, data - Comment
What you should know and should do- Feature

Agalawatte Plantations posts highest ever turnover

NGOs - intelligence service to deter peace -Wimal
CNN, Cartoon Network on Dialog mobiles
Dialog Telekom to launch Rs 15.54 bln rights issue
Lankan firm develops software solution for Galileo-Emirates
Finance Co appointed Ceylinco Fastcash distributor
GDP up despite mounting problems, high inflation
CCC says growth commendable
Many workers have lost jobs on quota crisis
Minister’s website wins global recognition
Seminar on Investigations
Experts at Muslim Aid microfinance meet
Shah Rukh, Chopra launch TAG Heuer’s latest creation
Three Cheers for Tokyo Cement
Environmentally-friendly shopping bag from Keells Super
National Equity Fund celebrates 15 years
Coke leads the way in recycling waste
Sri Lanka appeals to Commonwealth to bridge digital divide
SLT, SIA in joint pact to promote tourism
Tsunami victims hit by cost of living
Better public service through IT
Ban unfair, discriminatory on women migrant workers
Call for transparency and accountability in biz sector - Comment
Sri Lanka’s way forward - Comment
Human resources challenges for Sri Lanka - Comment
Holcim warns against rising prices
IT perspective in proposed ComBank-NDB merger
JKH pledges support for 8th ICAAP
Business news in brief

TV Times
MAF Cricket Song
Soccer star vs. woman
‘Cats’ go Dancing
Janaki’s new songs on TV
Sandagalatenna highlights the power of indigenous medicine
Sinharaja Excursion

Bhutan votes for first time in mock democracy run
A wedding spiced with Bollywood melodrama
Is goodness natural?
Mother prayed as son brooded in silence
Intl students, families assured US committed to their safety
Rahul: An empty vessel makes more noise
The Millennium Development Goals: Broken promises
Sudden sea level surges threaten 1 billion
Nothing for the farmers, all for jumbos, cows
Norway has lost credibility, it must go
Liquor ban and the boon to blackmarketeers
Landslide warning!
Govt. in the dark over swapping of Lankan detainees
Mihin Lanka to take off on the wings of migrant workers
Fuel may add to COL fire
DM vs. DM: Allegations and denials
Technology to study a dwindling species
Radio and TV station for Buddhists
France blacks out Tiger TV broadcast
Kandy butchers asked to use bolt gun

Doozey with a doosra…
Points to ponder in domestic rugby
Letter to the sports editor
Aney is it true? with nam
Air Force Commander gives go ahead for rugby
Denuwan – pride of Wesley
Asian Athletic trials on May 19-20
National Rugby team’s next action in Dubai
Umpires call to scrap ear-piece experiment tried at WC
Chinese puzzle or a rugby season !

Letters to the editor
  A systematic culling programme underway to kill our elephants
  Elephant killers at large
  Wishing our team every success at World Cup
  Economic growth and the growing pangs of daily living
  Save us from this three-wheeler mafia
  From Kolpity to Kollupitiya via ST
  Freda Fernando
  Dr.Frank Perera
  E.N.S. Fernando
  Florence Elaine Gunawardena
  An innovative journey that proves great music endures
  Semage's modest brush with Picasso
  Kala Korner
  Another musical revelation
A lonely avurudu with the neonates
On the trail of colonial luxury
Epitome of a pragmatic politician
Training programme on caring for stroke patients
Kingsley at Asian Economic Forum
Gilbert and Sullivan production by Visakha OGA
Muslim Aid holds New Year sports event in east
It was one goal at a time for this Kandy lamissi


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