ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 50

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More fuel hikes soon, CoL soars
Hard on the heels of Friday’s fuel price hike, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Chairman Asantha de Mel warned yesterday of a further increase, raising fears of a chain reaction on a variety of essential consumer goods.
Rush to wrap up multi-billion SLT deal with Malaysian firm
A Government-appointed Presidential Committee on Friday rushed to wrap up a proposed agreement between Maxis, Malaysia’s biggest mobile telephone operator, and Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT)
From Mul Pituwa to Lake House Mul Putuwa
Veteran Sinhala journalist Bandula Padmakumara, anchor of the well-known Swarnavahini morning programme Mul Pituwa (Front Page) will be the new Chairman of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.
A true life fairy tale
It was a star-studded night at Number 10, Downing Street. Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie were welcoming the winners of the 2006 Children’s Champions Awards – among them Surgeon Conal Austin, honoured for annually organising a team of specialists to ...
Your baby: Big or small, the gene tells it all
Why are some babies born small and others big? Do the genes of a baby's mother have any role to play in this scheme of things? The mother's genes, in fact, do play a major role. Ground-breaking research carried out in Sri Lanka has resulted in the discovery of one of the genes which determines the weight of babies at birth.
Checking out Chennai
Our destination was Chennai, formerly Madras. Chennai is India's fourth largest metropolitan city, located on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal. With an estimated population of 6.98 million (2006), it is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India. ...

An ex-soldier who lost his sight as well as both his hands at the battle front in Mullaitivu as far back as 1991 married one time national sports woman K. Kumudulatha (R) who saw him at one of his relatives' weddings and decided to marry him. The wedding ceremony took place in Mihintale with the registrar getting the bridegroom’s toe impression instead of a signature. Please see page 7 for story. Pic by Athula Bandara.


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

KARACHI, Saturday (AFP) - Fierce gun battles between rival Pakistani political activists killed 27 people today in the worst violence since President Pervez Musharraf suspended the ...

Central Bank resumes GoldQuest probe
The Central Bank has resumed investigations into the GoldQuest multi level marketing (MLM) business amidst reports that Vijayeswaran S. Vijayaratnam, Group Managing Director of Quest International (QI) which owns GoldQuest and whose business interests in MLM activities here have been swirling in controversy, was arrested in Jakarta on May 3.
Daya Group expanding into Vietnam this year
Sri Lanka’s Daya Group of Company’s apparel arm will expand into Vietnam this year. The company is going into a joint venture apparel investment in Vietnam to hold its competitive edge in the global garment market.“The Vietnam project will start in July this year.
Public Transport: Who will bell the cat?
M. B. S. Fernando, Chairman of the Road Development Authority (RDA), has views that are somewhat radical but certainly worthy of consideration.

Gazing from the mountain
Another lap of the great race is over. Though Sri Lanka kicked the last hurdle over (may be under cloudy conditions), but still they finished the race leaving behind a host of other stalwarts who fell by the way side.
What might have been
Two weeks have gone by since the conclusion of the World Cup and cricket as usual has got moving. The English county season is underway in glorious late spring weather. India and Bangladesh have got a one day series underway.
‘Mali’ is NCC’s Cricketer of the Year
Twenty-three-year old Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga who had a sensational World Cup was adjudged as the NCC Cricketer of the Year at the Club’s Annual Cricket Awards Night held on Friday.

Are we ready? No…..No.
Living in a town adjacent to Colombo is just like living in it. On that fateful Wednesday morning, it started thundering at about 5 a.m., and by eight o' clock the entire Colombo area was inundated as the heavy down pour began to lash the capital of this tiny island nation.

Funday Times
TV Times
When wishes come true
She tried to fold a thousand cranes to make her wish come true – yet, it was not to be. A Thousand Cranes is the true and poignant story of Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb disaster,
King Gajabahu II
King Vickramabahu's plan worked. Veeradeva and his party started climbing the rock. They attacked the main army of the king. They little expected the other small contingents to surround them.
Sri Lanka Tea industry commemorated the 125th death anniversary of James Taylor, the Father of the Tea Industry in Ceylon on 2 May. Taylor moved to then Ceylon in 1842, when he was 17 years old. After living for forty years in the country
Financial Times
Inter bank lending rate up sharply
GoldQuest saga rides on
Finally tea cess funds for tea re-planting, factory up-grading
Turning advertising into an art
Kotmale -- new flavours, new packaging out soon
SLIC privatization: Monitoring Board clears audit firms
Putting men’s sexual health issues at ease
MTI launches Malaysian operation
Why intrude into our areas of activity - asks MBSL
The zero cost collar hedging strategy
Stalls, seminars and a positive buzz
Cornucopia online 360 - leadership development tool
Sri Lanka keen to attract Jordanian investors
CIMA to host discussion on macro economic framework of 10-year vision
Six luxury passenger vessels call at Colombo Port
Naveen says state institutions blocking development
BOC says obliged to national development in profit-share
Bio degradable diapers from Australian-based Sri Lankan entrepreneur
Microfinance Institutions Act soon in Parliament
Nawaloka invests Rs 120 million on heart centre
Economic and trade issues at CCC’s Economic Summit
Bates to help Infotech launch Sri Lanka's first DotMobi site
French help for information systems
Sri Lanka Telecom aims for promising 2007
Sri Lanka’s apparel industry moves to re-assure buyers
Discrimination in maternity leave - Letter
Taking Sri Lanka forward with E-business solutions
EnterpriseDB Partners, Fossmart to offer open source-based database solutions
Lankan financial media could be bought:Former CCC Chief
Dialog promotes social responsibility amongst subscribers
Unilever Sri Lanka rewards its top SMMT customers
Biz reporting workshop for provincial journalists
Current realities in the Animal Farm
Sri Lanka and India soon to open up service markets
Virtue of hanging the veil of purdah over liquor
Sharp falls in Colombo bourse on uncertainty
SLT’s communication solutions to Mount Lavinia Hotel
Govt. re-considers ban on young mothers working overseas
Douglas & Sons felicitates dealers
Presidential Commission on failed finance cos.
Seminar on fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance

TV Times
Ronique : ‘Where beauty transcends time'
Raigam ready to recognise tele - talents
Jana Karaliya returns to Hambantota
Spider weaves a web between Savoy and MC
Overthrow of Europe's last dictatorship on screen
Mother’s Day at Galadari
An Unprecedented ‘ENTERTAINER’

Chastity's a hard sell for the Pope in Catholic Brazil
Deprived-caste party sweeps to victory in key Indian state
In Scottish Lowlands, Europe's first Buddhist monastery turns 40
Zimbabwe chosen to head key UN body amid protests
US Woman allegedly mutilates infant son's genitals and blames it on dog
Michael Moore blasts Bush over probe into 'Sicko' trip to Cuba
Debt, home repossessions portent for Australia poll
Peter Arnett's reporting from China
Iraqi refugees overwhelm UN centre in Syria
From totally connected to totally disconnected
Her class act
Sealed with a toe
Telwatta tsunami houses sub-standard, say occupants
Darkness looms with BIA night-time closure
Sea hostage survivor recounts tale of fire and fear
Police HQ cracks the whip on errant cops
CBK stripped more and more
Our man in Rome
Odds and Ends
Tsunami audit delayed, funds suspended
Berghof questioned over ducking select committee summons
Heavy rains and floods may bring on epidemics
Korean firm loses insurance battle
Lankan in 200 kph dash to trouble
Leo Burnett the hottest ad agency with 26 Chillies

Sri Lanka to participate in Thai King’s 80th B’day celebrations
Club rugby on stage from next week
Team selections and the legality of the finals - letter
Sri Lankan steals the show at Middle East Athletics
Jayantha Seneviratne Academy show their class in Bangalore
Kick to touch
Gate charges too hot says Israel
Gambhir mauls the tigers
Chang lashes out at schools rugby hierarchy
Patana demolished
Rain proves a spoiler
St. Anthony’s crush Thurstan 50-6
Royal down Ananda but fail to impress

Letters to the editor
  Three pronged attack needed to win this battle
  It was excellent cricket, but did Gilchrist cheat?
  Karma and its wrong interpretations
  A famous director and her controversial films during Nazi Germany
  You're indeed world beaters!
  Make the Companies Act available to all
  Justice P. Ramanathan
  C.R.Dias Desinghe
  Rohani Jalil Abdeen (Doris)
  A picture of suffering
  French guitarist to perform
  Two masters and two great choral works
  Narrator extraordinaire
  Kala Korner
Be the change you want to see
Flash floods, the koha and climate change
Pramod Ranatunga Memorial Trust organises medical camp


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