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Sunday, August 26, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 13

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Government sidelines Karuna, promotes.....
In a significant shift of strategy and political alliances in the east, the Government is believed to have virtually dumped the Karuna faction and is supporting a new Tamil front for local elections in the east later this year, political sources said. The new front led by Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader V. Anandasangaree and including the People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and the Eelam People’s Liberation Front (EPRLF – Pathmanabha Wing) is to begin its political activities in the east within the next few weeks.
MiG deal: All parties agree on select committee probe
The appointment of a Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate the controversial MiG 27 deal is to go ahead without a debate with all parties supporting the proposal to probe the issue. .
He came, he spoke, he went
The former president of the AIDS Society for Asia and the Pacific (ASAP) has hit out strongly at Mahinda Rajapaksa’s early departure, following his address at the opening ceremony of the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), saying the President failed to listen to those in vulnerable communities.
Remove the criminality, erase the stigma
The colourful hoardings have been taken down. The hustle and bustle at the stately BMICH with more than 2,000 men and women from 60 countries gathering there to discuss the all-important topic of HIV and AIDS is over.
Kadir’s vision
August 12, 2005, a friend woke me up to give the shattering news that Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was taken to hospital fatally wounded by an assassin’s bullet. As I drove to the Accident Ward that night, I could not help the thought that this was a tragedy waiting to happen and the late minister more than anyone else, was acutely aware of it all the time.
Battling the silence
Michigan, 1999: Chandima Rajapatirana has a presentation to make on the morrow. Unbearably nervous, he dashes around the hotel room he is sharing with his parents, Anoja and Sarath. Used to accompanying their son to various conferences on autism across the U.S, ....

One of the protesting universtiy students who were teargassed by the police near Temple Trees shows his gas by smashing up a hoarding of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam

Athas in desperate situation

5th Column

The Economic Analysis
Foreign borrowing: When the costs outweigh its benefits

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

Two near-simultaneous blasts tore through the Indian city of Hyderabad late tonight, killing at least 34 people in what a senior state official said was a suspected terror attack. "We have 34 people officially reported dead and more than 50 injured.

More Lankan firms invest abroad
An unfriendly business environment plus an uncertain climate are among new reasons for some conglomerates and middle-sized companies with exceptional skills to invest overseas, an analysis by The Sunday Times FT shows.Boldness and being where the action is (India and China), labour costs, infrastructure constraints and inconsistent policies are also reasons for Sri Lankan companies to venture out.
Central Bank cuts Harry J’s stake in ComBank
The Central Bank is cutting Harry Jayawardene’s direct stake in Commercial Bank but has refused to acknowledge ‘acting in concert’ with regard to control in the bank that he has through other parties. The Central Bank ruling follows a general order to banks to restrict an individual’s stake to a maximum 15 percent under the the Banking Law.
New Tourism Act by October
Industry stakeholders are eagerly awaiting the creation of a Tourism Development Authority under the new Tourism Act, drafted two years ago, and now due to be effective from October 1.
Sri Lanka Tennis

“SANA”slams door on ICL speculations
The World’s most capped one day player Sanath Jayasuriya virtually slammed the door on the controversial Indian Cricket League (ICL) and ended all speculation of his participation when he re- confirmed his priorities with his employer Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
Atapattu packs bags to South Africa
Former Sri Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu who was hounded into submission by the Lankan selectors and later took the drastic step of severing his contract with Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen to continue his cricket career in South Africa.
A moment with the stalwarts
The word nostalgia cuts a special niche in the buildup of the current civilisation. The craving of mundane people to remember the occurrences of the past and the men who made it all possible and at the same time the lightness that comes into the hearts of those very people who knowingly or unknowingly were a part of that moment when history was created.

Funday Times
TV Times
Paving the way for their future
During a time when youth constitutes the largest cohort ever to enter the transition to adulthood, and yet face costly challenges such as low quality education, high rates of unemployment, crime, early pregnancy and the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infections the world has yet seen, policy makers' demand to tap their enormous potential is urgent. But can the world create a future for youth without their input?
The ownership of the Tooth Relic
Commander Raksha was not one bit bothered about the great loss caused. He was only encouraged to continue fighting. He always tried to boost the morale of his soldiers. He used all types of tactics. A number of enemy fortresses were destroyed. Overcoming all the obstacles in his way, he marched on, till he reached the village named Ambala. He had to fight both day and night.

Celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Poland, Sri Lankan filmgoers would have the rare opportunity to experience a set of beautiful Polish films from August 29 to 30 at Elphinstone theatre, Maradana organised by the Consul General of Poland in Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Poland in India and Sri Lankan- Poland Business Council and Winson Film.


Financial Times
Ceylinco defends its latest insurance product amidst furore
SLT to use Rs 875 million for refunds
Foot in the mouth
Tax Amnesty:The other side
BIMSTEC: Trade and Investment
Lanka’s irresponsible ministers and migrant rights
Integrating Asian infrastructure projects
Kingslake helps MAS Active
SLT group profits up 10 percent
Brain drain saga
Cricketing Rotarians visit Sri Lanka
Carbon marketing opportunities
Some Nokia batteries could get overheated
Maritime boundary agreements, off shore oil exploration
NDB Bank says sharp growth in first half
Accenture looking at biz options
CIM graduation ceremony
Janashakthi insures Hambantota housing project
Religious tours from SriLankan Holidays
Commercial leasing rating revised to stable from negative
Footwear industry seeks higher profile
JKH to the fore in combating HIV/AIDS
Eagle revenues up in 1st half 2007
Singapore Airline’s first A380 flight in October
Myanmar chamber team here
Sri Lanka-Poland Business Council AGM
Trader, not entrepreneur
Standard Chartered Bank explains why it is good business ......
Holcim to manage industrial solid waste in EPZ’s
Brandix sees rapid growth, greener operations
Industry horrified over Cabraal’s comments on tourism
GDP growth vs: National development
Lankan exporters receive Presidential export awards
Directors’ reports hardly read by shareholders
Business continuity planning – BCP
DFCC quarterly profits up
Southern businessmen share experiences
Chance to win the Ford Super Model contest
Being dependent on foreign capital
Savings, tax, and economic growth
Buying decisions influenced by youth
Academic urges industry to stop criticising universities

TV Times
Uppalawanna’ in a record run
Reading romance in ‘The Notebook’
Ibsens in Colombo
‘Reach Light’ : Entrance-free Singing Competition set to blow your mind
Signis salutation for cinema and small screen
Double bash for Oriflame

China, Japan in big race for moon
Life returns to normal in Bangladesh
Relatives of Islamic militants evacuate besieged Palestinian camp.....
Seven Palestinians killed in clashes with Israel
Greek forest fires: Death toll rises to 37
Myanmar detains at least 63 activists over fuel-price protests
Czar of Russia: A post-mortem
Rich Russian tries to buy U.S. bomber at air show
Benazir's rush to grab power
Clock ticks against India-U.S. nuclear deal
Poor and healthy
Gross National Happiness: How happy are we?
Saint Diana?
I'm a tiger, I'm a tiger
Food street helps transform quake-battered city
Slavery: Resistance amid the horror
Kanchana: A victim of Passara’s lonely footpaths?
GCE princes reaches out to Bibile’s poor
Teachers still saying no Advanced Level paper marking
Grade 1 admissions: More proposals, no decisions
A mother’s tears of sorrow and tale of hope
The stink of the state sector
Kantale sugar factory chairman responds
Why discriminate Jaffna medical students: Union
SriLankan Airlines on cloud nine or under a cloud
AIDS linked to development, poverty: Advisor
Bhaila incident: Magistrate orders further inquiries
Civil Monitoring Commission seeks CBK’s support in the international arena
US $ 500m. bond: UNP warns foreign banks
AG backs loan of contention
Hairy tale
Fracas closes Muslim peace office
10,000 rail workers to strike today
Net closing on Indian operatives helping Tigers
Fishermen rescued off Trincomalee
Kandy cleared of vagrants for now
Girl run over by train

Schools demand more benefits
Saduni staves off sister Kasuni to win under 9 final
Thoughts on Twenty 20
Proper interpretation of law crucial
Mithun Perera within striking distance of Title
D.S. outplay S. Thomas’ on first innings
Ishara growing into a multi talented athlete
Basil to help Uva rugby
Trinity foursome to Islamabad
Susanthika thrilled with super fast track
Geeth ton puts Saracens on top

Letters to the editor
  It's not the decibels that matter but message of compassion to all
  Chaos in Kelaniya and unused bridges
  Candles in the dark
  What were the criteria of this literary celebration?
  Vincent Subasinghe
  Daya Udalagama
  Ivy Fernando
  Dr. E.S. Thevasagayam
  Ameena long-listed in first Man Asian Literary Award
  Theatre treat for young ones
  An exhibition of painting
  Lessons learnt and things to do after internship
  K.C. Kamalasabayson
  Clare Senewiratne
  More descriptive, more personal
  Fast-paced tale packed with gems of knowledge
People and events
  A chance to shine in London
  A divine musical feast
  LMS: A beacon of light to Lanka women
  CCC project for Maharagama Cancer hospital
  CD of songs to the Lord launched
  Home Makers’ Haven 2007
  St. Sebastian’s OBA fete renowned past pupils
  Lankans do well at RCS essay competition


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