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Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19
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President’s 2008 budget doubled
The 2008 budgetary allocations for the Office of the President will be doubled to more than Rs 5.75 billion -- with about Rs. 1.43 billion of this going for a new category called ‘development activities’. The Appropriation Bill for next year gives few if any details of new “development activities”.
Reference to Athas as traitor: Yapa says sorry

Non Cabinet Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene told the BBC’s Sinhala service Sandeshaya that he was not aware of the government .....


Reports of low flying planes: Colombo on alert

The reported sighting of two suspected LTTE light aircraft in Tantirimale near Anuradhapura on Friday night is being probed by the Defence Ministry, after a scare set off by it led to key areas in Colombo being put on full alert.

No money for DB, CBK next year

No allocations have been made for the offices of the former presidents Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and D. B. Wijetunga in the budget for next year. In this year’s budget, Rs 7.3 million in recurrent expenditure and Rs. 100,000 in capital expenditure were allocated for the office of former President Wijetunga while Rs 14.5 million.....

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  False and fabricated, says Mihin Air
  Beverly Hills blitz and billion dollar nurses
Hot air without cold facts
Athas case:Judge says media freedom should be respected
Tiger lawyers in move to prove LTTE a liberation force
Judge warns sureties to produce accused
Defence Academy upgraded to university
Mother’s death: Gauze the cause
Muslim Aid assistance for 30 deprived children
French Tiger funds frozen, activists arrested
Czechs willing to supply hi-tech military equipment
LTTE suspects grilled on escape tunnel
Odds & Ends
Hit so hard, they can hardly say paan
Two senior citizens make serious charges against CBK
Jumping jeweller causes loss in millions
Imbulana to be feted
Disgruntled SLFPers seek justice their way
Roads in Colombo City in danger of collapse
Displaced can return to Sillavatturai and Arippu soon – Maj. Gen. Jayasuriya
Lankan visitor to Madurai jail shot dead by prison guard
CLIR to be disconnected; only for VIPs, Ministers
JVP-backed CEB trade unions to launch sick note campaign
Jobless graduates seek meeting with President over their future
President woos UPF to avert estate showdown
JVP’s youth union meets
SC ruling on 3 urgent bills sent to Speaker, President
Three bodies found

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