ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 48

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LTTE air raid over Colombo
The city of Colombo was brought under a total blackout shortly after midnight today as two Tiger rebel aircraft entered the city to attack targets.
Blackouts to foil LTTE air attacks
Colombo City will be plunged into darkness at short notice on the orders of the Defence Ministry in a series of tough, new and unprecedented security measures during feared air attacks byTiger guerrillas.
LTTE killed fishermen: TN Police
It was the most dramatic disclosure by the Tamil Nadu police in recent memory. The state police chief said on Friday night that it was the ‘Sea Tigers’ who killed five Indian fishermen off the coast of Kanyakumari on March 29.
The coming horror
Consider this: Thunderstorms, rain and floods at unusual times of the year. Government troops and the LTTE fighting over land in the north and the east that may not even exist in the future. Sea levels rising by half a metre, dry areas getting drier and wet areas becoming wetter, leading to floods in the wet zone and droughts in the dry zone.
Bhikkuni pleas
Standing at a crossroad at Pita Kotte, Bhikkuni H. Supeshala looks like any other member of the female Sangha. But there is determination in her voice and fire in her eyes as she advocates the right to education assistance for Sri Lanka’s order of bhikkunis.
Lester’s loss
It has been an emotive week for the Sri Lankan film industry. On the same evening, at the same place, two major announcements were made by the doyen of the country’s film-makers, Lester James Peries, during the launch of the book Lester by Lester.

Security forces personnel were among those who took part in a Bodhi pooja conducted at the Kalutara Bodhiya yesterday to bestow blessings upon the Sri Lankan team for their Cricket World Cup final against Australia.
Pic by M. A. Pushpa Kumara


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

MUMBAI, Saturday (Reuters) - Asking the media "to end the circus", Hollywood star Richard Gere said yesterday that his kissing of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty was due to his failure to understand local culture. An Indian court, acting on a complaint by a local lawyer, described the kiss as an obscene act in public and ordered Gere's arrest. The kiss sparked sporadic protests in India.

Yaddehige seeking to exit from RPC
Dr. Sena Yaddehige, the UK-based Sri Lankan entrepreneur who burst into the Colombo business scene some years back and ended up striking a deal that led to a take over of Richard Pieris and Co (RPC), may have taken on more than he can chew.
Maliban, Hemas explore strategic alliance
Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Ltd and Hemas Holdings Ltd (HHL) on Monday announced that both companies are exploring the possibilities of a strategic alliance – confirming an exclusive report in The Sunday FT the previous day.
Workers at Coca Cola call off 3-day strike
The three-day strike by 250 workers attached to the Coca Cola International Company in Sri Lanka which paralysed the production of 40,000 cases per day has been called off after negotiations between trade union representatives and the management on ...

The nation can rest assured - Exclusive
When these words are read, Sri Lankans will be awakening from a night of watching their cricketers do battle at the 2007 World Cup final. But as I write them from Barbados in the Caribbean, we are being put through our paces for the final hurdle. It was an exhausting but equally exhilarating week.
‘Pop’ goes the whistle
The magic of Mahela the maverick kept us enthralled on Tuesday night with a knock that could have been described with all the plus words in anyone’s English vocabulary. For me it was his best knock in his long career so far – a well calculated, very professional and exceedingly mature innings.
Kangaroos crash into lions party
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 28, 2007 (AFP) - Adam Gilchrist lived up to his billing as the most dangerous batsman in the one-day game with a record 149 as Australia won an unprecendented third straight World Cup final on Saturday in a match which ended in complete farce.

Funday Times
TV Times
Going beyond the limits
Picking up from where we left off last week… it was off to the Himalayas! Our road trip had officially begun. For the next 12 days, it was going to be just us, the mountains and of course 'the river.'
The administration of Ruhuna
Prince Vickramabahu reached the tomb of his father. He wept bitterly and relieved himself of the deep sorrow and pain. By this time, Manabharana and his crowd had fled to Ruhuna. The people in Pihiti-Rata, welcomed Prince Vickramabahu. There were a number of...
The Muhurath for Dayaratne Ratagedara's debut film 'Nil Diya Yahana' was held last week amidst a distinguished gathering of veteran filmmakers, film artistes and actors and actresses. Ratagedara famous for his innovative direction for the small screen like 'Dekethi Muwahatha' and 'Bogola Saundiris' launches his maiden film which narrates around a tale of love.
Financial Times
... which eyes Suntel
The right to information
Central Bank and financial system stability
Business: Learning from top Sri Lankan firms

SLT Mobitel in tie up with eChannelling

Ways of making your money work
Capital markets development within 8 years
Big guys happy, small guys angry
Central Bank alert on credit cards
Muslim Aid’s unique micro-finance scheme
Airport welcome for resumed Cathay flights
Cargills ‘goes green’ with re-usable bags
Fitch provides negative rating on Sri Lanka
Economic statistics, GDP, inflation and related criteria
IFS gearing for infrastructure projects
SLASI brings regional ICT alliance to Lanka
Foreign students can work in the UK
NTB’s new money market linked FDs
Top oncologist to head new Ceylinco Radiation Treatment Centre
World-wide launch of UNESCAP’s flagship report
Like what Hong Kong is to China
Sri Lanka making a pitch at largest MICE fair in the world
Run-up to The Chillies
ICASL comes up with revamped journal
Colombo banks to combat child porn on the net
CCC economic summit to give investment direction
Protection of schools and institutes a must
Social costs of road indiscipline
SMEs struggle to get funds from cash-rich banks
Call for best practices in selection to high posts
Nokia urges crack down on duplicate mobile phone dealers

TV Times
Prenita presents ‘Summer’
Creata brings the first Tamil miniplay with muppets
Star in a minute
Ta Ra Rum Pum; Life is Beautiful
Donald's 25 years in cinema
Moratuwa Y. M. C. A. sing-a-long with Rukshan and the Gypsies
Friendship, Family and foreign dreams
Seventh Troop sets out
‘Peramaga Salakunu’; a voice to women

Polygamous lesbians flee Sharia
Gere says "end the circus" over India public kiss
Many women leaders, not much equality
Boris Yeltsin: The hero of his time
"We turn a blind eye to the bad things"
Colombo YMBA Vesak activities
Post-haste for business
Anti-dengue campaign a success: CMC
Norwegian NGO hands over yet another reconstructed school
Evening rains during Vesak
May Day on low key this year
Bilingual skills needed, says Commission
LTTE hijacked campaign on HR violations: AI
Call to display sign boards in all three languages
Scotland Yard on track of suspected Tiger siphoning scam
Bodhi for Colombo East, Rosy for Colombo West
Pottuvil’s pot pouri simmers
How the attack on Palaly was repulsed
Amidst gunfire people ran amok
Waging their own little battles
Vesak illuminations

Gods will bless my son and team – Dunstan Jayasuriya
Uva RFC to field team in segment II
‘Pop’ goes the whistle
Thomians regain shield after three years
Four member team to probe school rugby woes
Royal crush Wesley 35-12

Letters to the editor
  Identify the risks and be prepared
  Let's remember the Mother who gifted a noble teacher
  Speed breakers or law breakers?
  With a puff and tot we forget it all
  A model public servant
  Olga Elaine De Valliere
  Dr. Frank Perera
  Srian Perera
  Of prancing fairies and pompous lords
  James Ross and SOSL take on Dvorak, Rossini and Burch
  Digital characters take a bow
  MODABORN once again
Vesak Features
Staying in style
Retracing memories of a bygone climb
Alone with no one to care for them
Exhibition for Global Road Safety Week
Lankan wins prestigious award
Collection of views and commentaries on Buddhism


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