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Sunday September 23, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 17
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President faces HR fire at UN
On the eve of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's address to the United Nationa General Assembly, the world body has expressed serious concerns over ''a spate of extrajudicial executions'' by the military, paramilitary forces and insurgent groups in Sri Lanka. A damning report by Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Summary and Arbitrary Executions, states that in presenting the report to the General Assembly last year, Mr. Alston warned that "Sri Lanka was on the brink of a crisis of major proportions."
Prisons chief says transfer thwarted tunnel escape

Some 64 LTTE cadres, including hardcore members, were metres away from escape from the Kalutara high security prison, if they had not been transferred to the Welikada prison a year ago, the Prisons chief said yesterday. The revelations came as inquiries got underway yesterday to probe how the LTTE prisoners dug a tunnel extending more than 200 metres (600 ft) using improvised devices from their cell close to the Kaluganga.


JHU’s Champika complains of harassment by Canadian HC

Environmental Minister Champika Ranawaka has angrily cancelled a visit to Canada, accusing the High Commission here of humiliating him by delaying the visa for him to receive an environmental award in Montreal. A spokesman for the Minister said he had complained to the Canadian government through the Foreign Ministry here that the High Commission had acted in a manner compelling him to cancel his visit.

Bus driver killed in claymore attack
Dengue epidemic looms; Health officials declare war on mosquitoes
Basil hailed as champion of Eastern resurgence
Corruption destroying human life, says judge
DANIDA-funded tender project draws flak
AG to peruse Malaka’s record
Bar Council to expel 89 members
Odds & Ends
Kadir statue gets fitting site
STF chief Lewke replaced
President can’t believe charge against Mervyn
JVP alleges bouncing rubber robbery
Modara: Personal vendetta or robbery?
On the hunt for UK jobs? Beware of bogus job agents
AG charges IIGEP with ‘hidden agenda’
No redress on track for poorly-paid Railway sub station masters
Mortar attack shatters little Tharindu’s life out of sight
Katuwana gears up to fight dengue
Marauding jumbo claims little girl’s life
Bad-mouthing of Govt. by NGOs and INGOs won’t be tolerated
Government has failed miserably -JVP
Kumana: Where the Sambur was killed
We will disarm when our security is assured: TVMP
Who is the villain?
Electronic voting at local body polls
Somawansa slams Gotabhaya
Four money Bills before House again
Hoardings: CMC told to follow safety guidelines

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