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Sunday, August 12, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 11

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UN defends; PM slams Holmes
The UN Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Colombo yesterday rejected Government accusations against its head, Sir John Holmes, and declared he had made no frivolous charges.“There is no factual evidence to prove his (Mr. Holmes) statement to be incorrect,” ......
Udawalawe set on fire: Project flops
Suspected arsonists set fire to a section of the Udawalawe National park early yesterday for the third time in little over a month destroying about hundred acres before it was brought under complete control by around noon, Park Warden Dhammika Pebotuwa said the .......
UNP threatens not to repay huge govt. loans
The US$500 million bond issue the Central Bank is raising from commercial banks to fund infrastructure investments for which foreign aid has been already pledged has prompted the United National Party (UNP) to plan an unusual course of action.
Sigiriya’s stingers
The Sri Dalada Maligawa, one of the country’s most sacred sites venerated by millions of Buddhists was attacked by LTTE suicide bombers in 1998. Recently, another of Sri Lanka’s famed world heritage sites faced a suicide attack of sorts.
Kadirgamar: Outstanding Foreign Minister
Lakshman Kadirgamar, who was assassinated at his home in Colombo on Friday evening, had as profound a grasp of the threat posed by terrorist violence as any political leader in the world today. He had known for almost a decade that he was a high-priority target for assassination by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) whose forces control an area around Jaffna in the north of Sri Lanka.
From fried cockroaches to snake meat.....
Food culture from country to country is different in style, preparation and presentation. Some love it raw, some hot and spicy and others prefer it cooked. Indochina – Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, is where you experience the likes of giant crabs, black shrimps, huge tiger prawns, a variety of pork preparations, raw chicken, half done duck, deep fried grasshoppers, .......

The National Congress held its second mass rally in the Samaraweera home base of Matara on Friday. Here UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and SLFP-M leader Mangala Samaraweera are seen at religious observances. An estimated 35,000 people attended the rally. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam

CWC’s Cock won’t fight

5th Column

The Economic Analysis
CB losing its credibility and independence

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

A powerful roadside bomb today killed the governor and police chief of a southern province that has seen fierce internal fighting between Shiite factions, officials said. The bomb struck a convoy carrying the Khalil Jalil Hamza, the governor of the Qadisiyah province, and the provincial police chief home from a funeral service for a tribal sheik at about 5 p.m., army Brig. Gen. Othman al-Farood said.

Norway firm dupes Lanka
A Norwegian company that conducted preliminary investigations on oil deposits off the Sri Lankan coastline and sold the data 'exclusively' to the government is now selling the same data to the global industry in direct violation of the agreement, The Sunday Times FT reliably understands.
Educating the Chambers
Some years back the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce had a sub committee dealing with education that regularly discussed developments and came up with a set of recommendations.What has happened to that committee?
Dhammika under fire over ‘quick’ BOI approvals
The ‘quick-fix’ approval scheme of the Board of Investment (BOI) by powerful business baron Dhammika Perera after he assumed office as its chairman has come under fire from former senior officials.
Sri Lanka Tennis

Sri Lanka’s 9/1 in athletics
Is Sri Lanka heading for yet another world record? Though it was only Sri Lanka’s short distance sprint queen Susanthika Jayasinghe who qualified to take part at the 11th World Athletic Championships in Osaka Japan which is scheduled to begin on August 26 it is reported that a whopping contingent of nine officials have applied for visas to accompany the athlete.
SLC scoffs at Sanath’s ICL rumours
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) scoffed off rumours that their champion batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has made a request to release him from their contract for one month in order to play in the controversial Indian Cricket Leagues (ICL) Twenty-20 tournament later this year.
Hear the rumble in jungle
Is the Sri Lankan Sports Minister the most misinformed person in the Southern hemisphere? In spite of having a plethora of choices, for the second time in as much as two weeks he has got it all wrong. This time the once dumped and re-elected former Sri Lankan opening batsman and ex-selector Amal Silva has said that he has no time for posts that are bestowed upon him that he sees only once they are reported in the newspapers.

Funday Times
TV Times
Beautiful blend
While this author has no illusions of being a music 'critic' of any significance, the two hours I spent at the Lionel Wendt last Friday compelled me to put my 'pen to paper' (fingers to keyboard is more accurate these days I suppose!). In this day and age where music and musicians are governed by what technology...
Cessation of hostilities
King Gajabahu was greatly angered over the treacherous act of Manabharana. He chased away the envoys, who came with gifts. He abused them strongly. Manabharana was greatly ashamed over this sad occurrence and spent his days quietly. King Gajaba got close to Parakramabahu. After the lapse of a few days, King Gajaba passed away.

Popular Sri Lankan band Jayasri was in action at the 'Afrika Tage' (Africa Days) World Music Festival in Vienna's Danube Island Open air concert venue on Sunday last, August 5. At this Raggae Fest, Jayasri was on the same stage with some of the top names in the reggae world such as 'Sigi Finkel & African Heart', 'Ras & Roots', 'Ghettoman and the Believers' and 'Family Kuti' to name a few.


Financial Times
CSE urges government entities to list
Citi Bank help for CPC hedging
Case books of the finance ombudsman
Interest rates volatile, double digit inflation -HNB
BOI in three IT related projects
Cargills taking a hit to bring down COL
Nobel Peace prize winner visiting Lanka next week
JKCS secures IATA strategic partnership
KVPL’s turnover grows to Rs 1.2 billion
Open Source SOA for Strategic IT
Best ‘Corporate Citizen’ awards from Chamber of Commerce in November
Microsoft/SLANA offer ICT training for migrant worker families
Global Compact with business 'Lacks Teeth' - NGOs
Reducing barriers for export to SAARC countries
New unit for Cisco’s Sri Lanka operation
Bosch security, surveillance systems at UNESCO sites in Sri Lanka
Jetwing's 'Vil Uyana' Gets PAT(A) on the back
John Keells calls for minimum quality standards
Credit ratings and its significance
MAS shines at Nike regional Vendor Summit
Sri Lanka helping Norway in IT deal
Way to go in recruiting the best
ComBank doubling balance of Arunalu account holders
Top trade delegation from Karnataka visits FCCISL
Classes on speaking and presentation skills
Laugfs Group enters Aussie automobile gas market
Laparoscopic Training Unit set up by Singer
Dialog TV introduces Indian news channel
Unilever Sri Lanka pursues growth despite difficult times
Triad first Sri Lankan global network
Colombo COL index outdated
Merbok: Business as usual
National chamber facilitates agro buyer-seller meetings

TV Times
MAF Musical programme in Moratuwa
2nd BDFI Multistyle Dance Festival
‘Rush Hour’ rushes to town
Golden Melodies of 70's
Taj Airport Garden goes 24x7
New Director of Operations for Hilton Colombo
‘Summer Romance’ at American Centre
‘Kapuwa in Kolamba’
Smt. Bindu Juneja to perform in Sri Lanka
Creatas muppets enact 'Panchathanthra'

Musharraf to attend Afghan peace meet
Egyptian girl dies during female circumcision
Sierra Leone votes in watershed elections
Eating fish: Good for heart, but bad for environment?
Fly me to the moon: Space hotel sees 2012 opening
Condom with many benefits
Pakistan pursuing progress and prosperity
A people broken on the wrack of history
India's democracy at 60
Protests mount against increased prices
When Rome is Home
Protest against Air Force extension project
Immigration Tribunal in Britain upholds asylum seeker’s appeal
Paul Perera dies
Grameen Bank founder to lecture here next week
Suspect was Tiger cadre, say Police
British Police help sought to trace missing scout
Curtains for changes to Amendment?
Liberal Democrats fully support UK ban on LTTE
Myanmar PM to visit Sri Lanka
No way to treat a national hero
First to chaos, then to school
“The Giant of Asia” re-awakens
Maldivian Opposition pushing for Parliamentary system at referendum
Foreign Ministry hits back at Holmes’ comments
CC D busts biggest organised crime network
Odds & Ends
New turn in monk’s vehicle deal case
Black-boarded Govt. forced to eat chalk
Chikungunya on the rise in the hill country
No evidence of Gnanakone’s alleged offer says Rajitha
No chance of good education for poor parents’ child: Ranil
Madhu truce, but pilgrims wary

Mesmerizing Murali Mantra
Watch out for Renouk
DMS supports golf at Royal Colombo
Aney is it true? with nam
Kicking the rest into submission
CR and FC huff puff and jump
Bayliss aims to keep Sri Lanka on top
Easy win for fancied cueists
Kandy dump hapless OZ
Bloomfield on top
A right royal pull out

  This is not the way to go to school!
  Somersaulting MPs and suffering people
  P.B.'s remedy for our ills
  Falsity of astrology based on scientific view
  Showing a little heart would not have hurt that learned doc
  Wesley Muthiah
  Leslie Dahanayake
  Cryshanthie Nilmini Wijewarnasooriya
  Francis Gomez
  A walk on the mild side
  Under siege! - The artist as a chronicler of local realities
  'Uppalavanna' - a human interest story well related
  Kala Korner
  Sybil gives life to memorable verses
  Atawaka Putthu-A book that challenges readers to define its genre
  Grand night of the journalists
  CMF funds library for Gypsy kids
  Learn meditation on TV
  Ferrey fiasco at ODEL
  Public lecture on Buddhism


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