ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 01

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Lanka faces heavy flak in Brussels
Sri Lanka is expected to come under heavy flak for its recent human rights record when the European Parliament's Development Committee holds an open hearing on Tuesday in Brussels.
President won’t go to New York
President Mahinda Rajapakse has cancelled a proposed visit to New York in September to address the UN General Assembly. Instead, he will be substituted by Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayaka, The Sunday Ttimes learns.....
Heavy artillery duel in Vavuniya
Heavy exchange of artillery fire between the army and LTTE cadres broke out last night in the Vavuniya district and continued close to midnight, military sources said. Military officials said they launched retaliatory attacks around 8 p.m. after an army camp in Pompaimadu, west of the Vavuniya town, came under a barrage of artillery fire from the rebels.
Our women of the sea
“Don't be afraid, baby, I will look after you,” whispered Naalika, stroking her stomach. The baby was restless and kicking hard, the noises of the war raging outside filtering through to his safe cocoon, loud and fearsome enough to scare the unborn child.
Tea and luxury
A decade ago staying as a guest in a tea plantation bungalow could only be arranged by getting to know the planter in residence. In our “Plantation Homes” series in The Sunday Times of February 9, 1997....
Dance fever
Former World Latin American Champions Jukka Haapalainen and Sirpa Suutari are billed to perform at next Sunday’s Mobitel International Dancesport Championships 2007, produced by Footwork. Hailing from Finland, both Jukka and Sirpa started dancing...

Police removing explosives from the suspected suicide bomb truck at Nikaweratiya yesterday. Pic by Hiran Priyankara.


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (Reuters) - Nothing quite stirs a media frenzy like an heiress to a hotel fortune preparing to surrender all the trappings of luxury for a three-week stay in the county jail.

Tariffs refund crisis forcing NTT to sell
The controversial sale of a bigger slice of the NTT stake in Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) may have been prompted by calls by the Supreme Court forcing the refund of excessive tariffs amounting to billions of rupees which would leave the Japanese firm in financial ruin.
Bonus shares are a sham
Bonus shares are a ‘sham’, according to a top corporate lawyer in a statement that came in the backdrop of a lot of confusion amongst stockbrokers and other stakeholders about bonus share issues.
Adding spice to the Chillies
It was not totally unexpected -- the dispute at the Chillies over scams. Over the years from the SLIM, Ola & SLIM, SLIM alone and now the Chillies, the advertising industry has been at loggerheads over different issues.

Then comes the other issues
There is a kind of hush. At present local cricket is in a lull, but is readily flexing their muscles to welcome their neighbours – Bangladesh for a six match series which comprise three tests and three one-day internationals.
New coaches worldwide
Seven of the current test playing nations have either got new coaches or will be getting one very shortly. Only New Zealand and South Africa continue without a change. The new men in charge with England
Free-for-all as Trinity down Kingswood
A fresher-laden but tremendously courageous Trinity outfit turned tables on the powerful Kingswood side to defeat them by 23 points (1 goal, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 18 (1 goal, a try, 2 penalties) at Pallekelle last evening. At lemons, it was the losers who led 15-10.

Red alert on hepatitis
Health officials in Kandy have warned people to be extra careful in the coming weeks as there was a possibility of an increase in the number of hepatitis cases there.

Funday Times
TV Times
Freedom on four wheels
You hit 18… and it's like this surreal experience. You get to vote (or at least you know you can), and be a part of the decision-making process of the country, you (most often) get to go out and stay out late, and of course…(drum roll), you get to acquire that all-important document called your driving licence.
Prince Parakramabahu
Queen Ratnavalee who was disappointed over the marriage of her daughter, left the Yuvaraja's house taking her son with her. They went to Yuvaraja, Kitsirimegha. As he did not have a son of his own, he wanted to adopt Prince Parakramabahu as his own son. Moreover...
At last the country's most versatile and veteran filmmaker Dr. Lester James Peries would be able to heave a sigh of relief as he knows at least one of his internationally acclaimed films would be restored for the future. On hearting of the pathetic plight befallen the negatives of his renowned direction 'Nidhanaya' (The Treasure), the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)......
Financial Times
Dankotuwa Porcelain reduces capital
John Keells denies Trans Asia up for sale
JKH to sell excess NTB stock
Never-ending crises for Lankans
Age profile of commercial tea lands in Sri Lanka
CNCI says local investors must get same ‘treatment as foreigners’
Bonus shares: Law Advisory Commission viewpoints
Pakistan Govt. appoints MTI for National Export Project
Does it safeguard Sri Lankan interests?
Tourism statistics: Proving a point
Hambantota – another Colombo in the making
Big companies go green; SMEs stuck on amber
Latest COPE report identifies miscreants and mismanagement
Role of World Bank, IMF challenged; new lenders emerge
For a balanced diet: More Maldive fish please!
‘Wait for conclusion of Council probe” –urges ICASL CEO
Red Carpet: The Indians are coming!
Technical Evaluation Committee during the 1997 sale of SLT shares
Crisis of creativity, confidence and management
Calls for more transparency from the industry
Business - be truthful on corruption!
Rising price levels, monetary and financial stability and public understanding
Sri Lanka’s top retailer urges industry to forge new partnerships
Sri Lanka’s top retailer urges industry to forge new partnerships
Rubber industry facelift under Rs 30.6 mln plan
Panora Corp supports Colombo University Computer work
Poor business environment here; JKH looks at India

TV Times
Tale of a tea estate
Pradeep comes with Ganga Diyawara
Movies on miniscreen
Possession (movie of the week)
'The Breakers' at Mount Beach
Alliance Francaise brings Corsican traditional singers
Sampath sings with Pinakala Kumariya
Reader's corner
  Worst ever comperes killed the spirit of Miss Sri Lanka
  Bouquet for ITN
  Gouthami, the number one

Dream home of India's richest man
Ayub's obiter dicta and Pakistan's jaundiced policy on India
Snapshots of home
Who owns Black Swan gold?
The return of 'Asian' Values
G-8 and climate change: The way out along low-carbon path
From acting to activism
Casinos or culture? Singapore seeks tourists
Tree newspaper blossoms in Darfur desert
Europeans cool to Bush’s plan on climate
Pakistan muffles media as supporters hail judge
Heavy artillery duel in Vavuniya
Truck bomb for Puttalam parade, say police
The terror of abduction and ransom
After the blast: The shock and despair
Hambantota: Into the future, but what about the people?
Democracy, demography and the JHU
Explosives detection triggers ban on vehicles from Tiger territory
Mayor, Commissioner deny corruption charges
NE Tamils in a quandary - are we Sri Lankans?
False complaints… attempt to halt aid to country: President
Anchor set to increase its milk food prices
Acid throwing case postponed for Oct. 2
Election decides fate of tsunami-hit school
Most of those abducted have returned, says President
Protest tomorrow at varsity anti-union action
Sugar factory to come up in elephant path?
Hotline to report crimes against nature
Oil drilling must start soon, says Fowzie
Lanka joins member states to celebrate Vesak at UN
NTT sale to Maxis still not finalised
Deal with Emirates up for renewal
JVP to file action against COPE wrongdoers
Lankans suspect in human smuggling to Australia
CHC to go public
Voter registration: Polls chief wants party co-operation
TID probes Alles’ money transfers
Odds & Ends

Aney is true? with nam
Perera and Fonseka capture Havelock Trophy
Solve these conflicts for rugby’s sake
Court battle rattles School rugby
Havies gun down the soldiers
International Tennis at our doorstep after four years
Army pugilists dominate
Colombo grads drown Moratuwa
Sri Lankans sure of having another Aussie as head coach
‘Thora’ nose through Thurstan
Smashing win for Vidyartha

Letters to the editor
  Let's lighten their burden, they're our future generation
  Where police are a law unto themselves
  With rampant crime the time is right
  Beware of revenue stamp scam!
  Our wonderful companions from yesteryear
  Olga Ekanayake
  Bernadeen Silva
  Earle Fernando
  Kala Korner - Vasantha brings an outcast into the limelight
  A fabricated truth with no structure and time
  The taste and romance of Agra
People and events
  Borneo Exotics wins another gold at Chelsea
  Winners of ‘Through My Camera’
  Book launch at SL Embassy in Washington
  Get ready for another Fete de La Musique
  Nihal W. Goonewardene appointed to The Fletcher School's Board of Overseers


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