ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 06

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EPDP, Karuna faction war spreads to the web
The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the Karuna faction known as the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Perani (TMVP) have declared a cyber-war against each other as they prepare for local polls in the Eastern Province.
President demands Rs. 2 billion from Ranil
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe a Letter of Demand for Rs. 2 billion (Rs, 2,000,000,000) for allegedly defaming the President at a public rally in Kegalle recently.
Fifteen bodies of LTTE cadres found: Military
Army commandos carrying out clearing operations in the Thoppigala area yesterday found 15 bodies of LTTE cadres, military sources said. It is believed that the Tigers were killed when they were fleeing in two tractors on Friday evening and were fired at by the commandos.
Dying to be heard
What is it that drives someone to take his or her own life? Is suicide really the end of a long road of despair — or an unpremeditated act of anger or distress?
When fate fails again
She reached the milestone of 16 on June 28. Life should have been a long and exciting road ahead – instead her days have been spent either appearing in court or attempting to persuade the school she has been attending since she was five plus to allow her to go back into the classroom to get on with her life with some semblance of normalcy.
Cleopatra’s secret
Dilly’s, Colombo’s popular designer store will go Egyptian this week. As a new Voyages collection is unveiled with creations inspired by the land of the Pharoahs, with the idea of giving the customer a total experience, the Blue Water Ayurveda Spa will simultaneously present Cleopatra’s beauty secrets in the Dilly’s foyer on July 13, 14 and 15.

Our sister paper ‘Lankadeepa’, the largest selling daily newspaper in Sri Lanka, won the People’s Newspaper of the Year award presented by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), for the second consecutive year. SLIM Project Chairman Mangala Perera is seen presenting Nielsen People’s Award 2007 to Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. Director/General ManagerLal Jayawardena at the award ceremony last Thursday at Water’s Edge. Pic by Sanjeewa Niroshana


5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London


Inside the glass house
Smiles of the Times

At the dinner speeches after his lavish wedding with Padma Parvati Lakshmi three years ago, Salman Rushdie...

Clash over controversial TV tax
A war of words erupted at a meeting called by the Treasury on Tuesday between film industry personalities and TV industry officials over a controversial tax on foreign tele-dramas and English movies, witnesses said.
Hotels seen delisting over solvency issue
Some hotels are contemplating to delist from the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), as they cannot meet the solvency test stipulated by the new Companies’ Act and many want the government to give some relief in order to avoid being driven to bankruptcy.
Minority shareholders of Maskeliya Plantations threaten court action
Minority shareholders of Maskeliya Plantations Limited (MPL), a subsidiary of Richard Pieris Group triggered a commotion at the MPL annual general meeting last week and threatened to take the directors to court alleging that the shareholders’ interests were not looked after by them.
Sri Lanka Tennis

When will they ever learn?
Last week Sri Lanka’s batting star Kumar Sangakkara hit a double century of runs while St. Peter’s also took a century of points in different sports, both efforts had a stark similarity. Sangakkara who was looking for a ‘big one’ going by his own standards, had the Bangladesh
The tough gets going
There was no difference in Sri Lanka’s performance or approach to the second test match against Bangladesh, from the first. They were committed and very professional, as they brushed aside the visitors for the second time
Lankan teens post an impressive 329
The Sri Lanka Under 19 side piled an impressive score of 329 at the end of the first days play in their three day encounter against the visiting Bangladesh Under 19 team at the Colts grounds yesterday.

Funday Times
TV Times
Winning streak
As we drove in through the tall gates, and proceeded along the winding driveway, passing one colonial building after another complete with long corridors and spacious, orderly classrooms, only one word resonated in my head – discipline. The juniors walking in single file
The suspicions of King Gajaba
One day, Prince Parakramabahu was traveling by cart, enjoying the scenic beauty of Rajarata. There was a wild buffalo, running amok, attacking everyone in its path. The people, who were terrified, ran for their lives.

Returning to film importing, prestigious film distributor New Imperial Talkies is to present 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', the first Harry Potter movie to be released in Sri Lankan theatres. Fantasy Adventure starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane and Ralph Fiennes will be released at the Liberty cinema from July 20.

Financial Times
Real estate and condos
A child’s guide to taming inflation
Getting Hayleys back on track
Amunugama tackles solid waste management issue
Wooing and delighting the niche traveller
Quick and Easy: Laying Down Guidelines
Dialog CDMA launched
Global warming to turn up the heat on garments and tea
Chilcott urges need for durable peace
SAARC finance conference
Commercial and public places to be more disabled friendly
Liberalisation of Financial Services
CIMA Sri Lanka division calls for better economic activity
Construction boom or bust?
CCC moves from COs to eCOs
ICTA to host Lanka’s first ever national ICT Career Guidance Fair
Three pronged plan by Bank of Ceylon to increase revenue
FCCISL, CBI Netherlands to promote exports to EU
Mega investor Fair in Badulla
ICTA to host Lanka’s first ever national ICT Career Guidance Fair
Galileo wins ‘Best GDS’
Microsoft’s Software Asset Management
Intimate apparel manufacturer changes logo
MTI offers market entry options in Cambodia
Relief for beleagured tourism industry
Teaching English to the poor through sat-communication
Kurunegala entrepreneurs benefit from EYB workshop
Book Review - Development under Stress:Sri Lankan Economy in Transition
A time to ‘Pay it forward’
Electronic protection for businesses- Digital Hawks and Vigil Watch
Energising shopping malls with Koi fish
GMP Certification for small businesses from SLSI
Lionhart seeking more investments

TV Times
Gypsies on tour
‘Mimi’ at Alliance Francaise
‘Crabs’ Sunday at Palm Beach
Pool Championship at Margarita Blue
  New look for Palm Beach

Indian suspects' father speaks out about sons: Report
Together again?
The age of extinction
Could Harry Potter die?
USS Nimitz in Chennai: What perils does it bring in its wake?
These are Brown's bombs, too
Elections Dept. begins voter registration
15 drug dealers in phone net
Last minute efforts to save Rizana’s life
Saudi death-row girl’s family pleads for mercy
Relief announcer claims police harassment
Bus stand deal approved
Terrorist-linked trio nabbed in East London
Damaged power cable repair starts tomorrow
Two minute hurricane havoc
Universities in turmoil with clashes and staff shortages
Norochcholai gets bank acceptance
Moragoda co. off the hook for now
Right of reply
No advisory on travel to Britain, says FM
Appeal for full opening of entry points
Budget airline facing staff problems
BIA opens at night: Emirates, Air Sahara first to return
JVP, UNP dissidents group oppose defamation laws
Minister, GMOA settle row over Private Medical Act
Bishop wants Madhu as peace zone for feast
Jaffna Church cuts off links with South India
Odds and Ends
Kerosene subsidy to cost Govt. Rs. 300 m.
Monk behind Buddhist TV explains its mission
Whither Lanka’s left movement?

Migration of Ruhuna cricketers was pioneered by Tamil Union
Ananda College – School Chess Champions 2007
Aney is it true? with nam
Ladies College emerge champions
David Evans captures Squadron Cup at Ridgeways
Isipathana strikes thrice and drowns Trinity
CR struggle, but the bad dream ends
Prasad, Nawela, Janudhika and Pallewela crack tons
Royal under 13 Tennis champs

  It's time for think tanks in all fields
  You've got it, now use it
  Where mara reigns
  Does the PSC really serve the public?
  Devolution was always in practice through the ages
  Terence Percivel Amerasinghe
  Sheila A. Johnson
  Clifford Misso
  Kala Korner
  Lessons from teacher come alive
  Beyond the Sithijaya
  Saying thank you with an assortment of dance
  From the Cradle- Glimpses of Sri Lankan Folk Culture portrayed
  Alistair McNeil Wilson
  Creativity has no boundaries
  Mission to the Poorest
  Intl conference on soil and rock engineering
  Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Philippines
  Yanush at International Conference on Thrombosis & Haemostasis


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