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Sunday, May 27, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 52

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Food crisis looms in the Wanni
Fears of a humanitarian crisis including food shortages loomed large in the Wanni as Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) traded charges against each other over re-opening of the only entry-exit points at Omanthai and Uyilankulam.
More alarm bells over telecom deal
Malaysian firm Maxis is aiming for a bigger slice of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) to get substantial control of the telecommunications giant but overcoming a huge public outcry and Defence Ministry clearance are major roadblocks it is facing, industry analysts said.
CMC fate in the balance
Colombo’s Mayor Uvais Mohamed Imthiyaz has submitted his reply to the charge-sheet served by Western Province Chief Minister Reginald Cooray. Chief Minister Cooray said the mayor’s explanation was being studied and a decision on the fate of the council would be taken soon.
A life of grit struck down
It was a journey he had made hundreds of times. That day too, May 8, he woke up at the crack of dawn, had a bite of “something”, lit the tiny clay lamp near the small statue of Lord Buddha in the corner of the bare room and was on his way.
Ray:Still raring to go
On a sunny morning in Colombo some two decades ago, passers-by were taken aback by the sight of a light aircraft making a steady descent towards the green in front of the Town Hall.
In his father’s footsteps
Pushpadeva Dharmawardena was an artist by the time he was four years old. Watched over by a proud father, the young boy designed his own batik creations.

North and East get separate flags.


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

Hundreds of India's closet gays and lesbians came out to celebrate their sexuality with the launch of a 10-day festival in New Delhi, hoping to build on a campaign against the country's strict anti-gay law.

Telekom Malaysia ups investment in Dialog
It may have been just coincidence that the top brass of Telekom Malaysia TM, Dialog Telekom’s parent, were in town even as posters appeared on Monday on city streets opposing Maxis’ planned buyout of a stake in SLT.
Customs forging ahead with Distilleries Co probe
Officials at the Customs Department say they are forging ahead with their investigation into alleged fraud by the Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) despite threats they have received in an effort to halt the probe.
Pussellawa Plantations to go public this year
Pussellawa Plantations Ltd is to list on the Colombo Stock Exchange this year with the government planning to shed some of its stake in the company. “We hope to be listed on the stock market within the next six months because the government wants to divest some of its interests,”

Down will come baby, cradle and all
Did Sri Lanka cricket gain an iota of anything by participating in this just concluded off shore series against Pakistan other than hard cash? Flying back to our little island after their exploits and ending up as the runners-up of World Limited overs cricket in the West Indies was a high.
Building stadiums or passing the buck
Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the next cricket World Cup in 2011 jointly with the three other test playing nations of the sub-continent, but the sports controlling body here...
Tough times in the desert
The happy memories of the World Cup were pushed to the back of the mind in a very short time, courtesy the three ODI’s against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. A present eleven minus Kumar Sangakkara...

Funday Times
TV Times
Exceptional experience
The rock concert, Chaos Invited was held on May 20, at Clancy's.
So just to get a feel of what went on, the Mirror Magazine caught up with a few people who were there and this is what they had to say.
The death of the Yuvaraja
By nature, King Gajabahu was quite different from his father. He was kind and associated with his subjects very closely. With the intention of building up a peaceful society, he respected the law of the land to its very letter. He punished those officers who had become rich overnight at the expense of the poor – squeezing their wealth.
Last week theatre owners rang alarm bells on the authorities in charge of the country's film industry claiming that 87 theatre halls have been closed since 2001. The Theatre Owners Association gathered the media to explain the grave situation they have been facing over the last few years and demanded that ...
Financial Times
Education and the economy
Govt, private sector responsible for inflation
Allianz Lanka turns profitable from losses
Postal Dept. desperate for structural reforms
Inflation easing, says Central Bank
‘Adyapana’ exhibition to benefit students
Potential gems in Lanka’s 90% land area
Leo Burnett wins two grand prix at Clio Festival launched as Sri Lanka’s first DotMobi site
Companies Act in limelight at Biz Club
Mahinda Chintana – But where is the implementation?
National employment sourcing centre on the verge of collapse
Kshatriya into retailing
Industry and tourism sessions at Lanka Economic Summit
Unravelling the complications and ‘mystic’ of the Companies Act
Businesses brought into control spread of AIDS
CHEMTECH 2007 attracts renowned chemists
Lucky Yoghurt growing from small beginnings; planning CSE entry
Time to recognise an ‘Inconvenient Truth’
Job oriented IT training from Microsoft
KIDNAP - Emerging challenge in executive protection
Maldives unveils world’s first virtual embassy
Business activity stifled by extortion rackets

TV Times
'Rock Star' on ETV
‘Charandas’ in Minuwangoda
Bruce Lee's ‘Fist of Fury’ on Derana
Satin Rouge, a widow's brave journey
Sudath bags Best Drama at Raigam Awards
Milton returns with ‘Tharaka Mal’
Bang-(g)alore for Aerosmith
Amaya ready for annual Bradby Ball
New menu for Aquarius

Vaccines getting to poor nations faster
Buddhism woos another 100,000 Dalits
US sends more ammunition to Lebanon, truce holds
Roadside bomb kills 7 in Assam
US objects to G8 climate declaration
United or disunited Kingdom?
Lankans among top groups granted UK citizenship
Pakistan: Whatever happened to Jinnah's dream
Alice in land of shame
Diego Garcia: It’s your home, British judges tell islanders
That man Wayne
Miss Universe pageant under fire
The charade of constitutional reforms
Fingers point at sabotage
Emirates team here tomorrow for crucial talks on SriLankan deal
Kandy resident alleges police assault
No proper chlorination cause of hepatitis: Official
Odds & Ends
Cops and killers: Who reigns?
Poor storage facilities led to contaminated syringes
Who is Ananda Krishnan?
Army ruggerite achieves his goal
EX-IGP to explain how Transparency got access to police info
Electoral reforms despite threats of revolt
Crocs in Nilwala threat to farmers, residents
Teachers taking leave senselessly?
Lanka loses CTBT voting right
Bundala battles for survival

Aney is it true? with nam
A doctor in attendance should be made mandatory
Sunday Times -Juiceez World Cup Cricket Quiz Winners
Maris Stella (Athletics) Quadrangular bounces back…
As the season progresses
Antonians dump Royal
Kandy lads and lasses take top honours
SSC Masters Sports Festival ‘07
Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Association Office Bearers
Thurstan hit by gale force ‘Pete’
Royal dominate
Dr.Atukorala dedicated to sports medicine
Tigers turn chicken
Ananda and Bishops take top honours
Div I umpires in luck’s way
FIBA Zonal tourney at Stadium today

  Senior Citizen's Card, what's that?
  All about the Calderas: Setting straight aviation history
  Some tips on air defence
  Doctor, spend more time with patients
  Leni Riefenstahl came to Sri Lanka
  Harold Pieris
  Charmina Marlena
  A fresh look at Buddhist themes
  Glorious sounds still ringing in the ear
  A man on fire
  Tribute to Earle
Poya Features
  In awe of Anuradhapura
  Bridgetine Walk on June 17


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