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Sunday September 23, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 17

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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 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 Read More >>

Head Line of the week |
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.
Dengue epidemic looms.....
With at least 16 deaths and nearly 4,000 cases reported so far this year, health officials have declared a week-long war against dengue from tomorrow.As part of this, the people are being requested to play a major role by clearing mosquito-breeding places.....


Chiselling Lanka’s own Bamiyan.... SL economy quite stable despite...
In 2001, the world witnessed clouds of dynamited dust rising from the destroyed 55 metre tall, 6th century AD Bamiyan statues located on the ancient Silk route linking China and ancient Persia.
In spite of various problems, the Sri Lankan economy is quite stable but is likely to be between five to six percent this year, far below 7.4 percent in 2006, an independent economist has said.
Matara memories Rare cyber cases in Lankan court
What inspired me to write this article (and even some others that were published in Sri Lankan newspapers recently), is an interesting book entitled “On Horseshoe Street”....
Three rare cyber-related cases have been filed by police on behalf of a Sri Lankan executive and his wife claiming they were harassed by another party through the Internet, SMS and introducing a computer virus.
Political Thoughts from London
CBK- Manmohan lunch upsets Government Human rights or rights for some humans
Situation Report Inside the glass house
Great military victories but Tigers still a threat As UNGA sessions begin, there is no dearth.....

Exclusive INTERNATIONAL | Bangkok
Lay to rest the ghosts of Africa Monk power shakes junta
With happy experiences of the 2007 World Cup fresh in our minds-even if we lost at the final hurdle, few would have faulted us if we had great expectations about the Twenty-20 World Cup in South Africa. Armed only with upturned begging bowls, chanting Buddhist monks in Myanmar have caught the country's military rulers off guard with their peaceful protests. They have emboldened the public to take to......
Was the world ready for this? Musharraf shuffles generals,.....
Very recently while a revered former Sri Lanka stalwart was having a chat with me on twenty-20 cricket he mused “The hallmark of a good side is their ability to bail themselves out of tight situations”. That quip was really meant about Sri Lanka’s win against Bangladesh, but, now I feel that was a gross ... President Gen. Pervez Musharraf shuffled Pakistan's military brass, pressing on with his plan to stay in power as a civilian president as street protests against his re-election simmered.

Afire The battle in the hills
The choir was hard at practice. The Merry An Singers were rehearsing for another of their shows. Soon break time came along and their guest guitarist sat in a corner at the Deva Surya Sena Centre, strumming away as guitarists are wont to do.
Serious fighting continued in 'Atadahasrata,' which was the Eastern Dissawe of Ruhuna. The king's army entertained a wish to conquer Mahanagakula, the capital city of the earlier rulers of Ruhuna. So they decided to open up a new war-front in the west.

Family Doctor to cure tele diseases  
Variety is the need of the hour for our television today. Teledramas, on the subjects of most common issues like family problems or the most recurring subject of love stories, .....
Moving you to previous issue dated Sunday September 16, 2007.

Financial Times
New board at Asia Hospital next week
Supermarkets for tea workers
Why engineers don’t become CEOs
Carbon trading from rubber plantations
Lankan annual reports gain world recognition
COPE report soon to be released
GoldQuest’s Vijayeswaran cleared in criminal case
Caltex-Stafford Motors in renewed agreement
Amana Takaful in strategic tie up with Interact
Lanka-India economic pact beyond trade in goods
Mobitel enhances business relationship with Air Force
Tax Chief urges everyone to pay taxes except himself!
Unilever campaign to encourage good health amongst staff
Nawaloka Hospitals marks 22 years
Nawaloka Group reports record losses in 2006 - 07
NTB still Amex credit card issuer
Clogard cheers for cricket
Trillium Residencies shows real estate still hot investment
Lanka ORIX Securities dominates in branches
ICICI Bank’s Deputy MD in Lanka
Education and ethical behaviour
Irresponsibility of Lanka’s opposition leadership
Garment workers in ‘Living Wage’ campaign to raise wages
First Milk streamlines its supply chain with IFS
Tradition and ethics instead of price competition for Ceylon Tea
CTTA – industry resilient to the challenges ahead
Opportunity for Sri Lankan brands to develop
Tax Dept. tactic: Spy on your neighbour’s affairs!
Tea Board acts on IPR violations of Lion Logo in tea
The value of sports in business
NDB Bank launches interest free loan scheme

TV Times
Readers Corner
  DK replies on 'Hits of Yesteryear' debacle
  Comedy vs. Dramas
  Cheating on Rugby
‘Chak De India’ hits Liberty
Ifthar spread at Sheetal Samudra
Mr. Crab comes to Palm Beach
‘Bad Spelling’ writes at Alliance Francaise
‘Take the Lead’ at American Centre
‘ELIZABETH’ (1998) at Russian Centre
Shani in Lanka again

Musharraf shuffles generals, pressing on toward disputed re-election
UN hosts key talks on rescue plan for Iraq
Iran shows off the ‘Ghadr’ its new longer-range missile
Going round in circles
The Lebanese labyrinth
Kosovo as a separate state will unfreeze European wars
Little fire but lots of festivity
Glamorous politician wants law to allow 7-year itch
Thousands of hyphens perish as English marches on
Hollywood spotlights growing trade in humans
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


Letters to the editor
  Are we law abiding or law breakers, civilized or uncivilized?
  Heartfelt plea over noise pollution
  A rare gesture that should not go unnoticed
  Now, it's a real balu tax!
  P. De S. Wimalasundera
  Sarath Hewagama
  John Livera
  Sadeera Kurukulasuriya
  Kala Korner
  Getting to know the Percy’s, Emily’s Menaka’s... and others among us
  Sahanaya: Providing help beyond the family
  For every religion and every age
  Daring to be different
People and events
  A session of many specialities
  Soanalankara - Picture story
  The divas spread a little sunshine
  Anagarika Dharmapala: Unsung hero in India
  Major Berty Perera awarded 'Deshabandu" title
  Premila Gamage appointed to International body
  Aitken Spence Hotels: Big winners at Culinary Art Competition
  International Conference on Gastrointestinal Pathology


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