ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday November 4, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 23
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Govt. flushes loo tax on people
With the cost of living boiling over, your water bills also are going up mainly because you will have to pay a tax every time you use the toilet.The government has imposed this new sewerage service charge on toilets in residences, government institutions and private buildings including charitable organisations and religious places.
Karuna crowded by crooked shadows

The sudden British crackdown on Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan popularly known as Colonel Karuna on Friday morning was bizarre. Had the move anything to do with the death of S.P. Tamilselvan in Sri Lanka and British fears that there could be violence here between rival Tamil factions?While the Sri Lanka High Commission in London said even on Friday night that it had not been informed of Karuna’s arrest and had only seen media reports.......


108 Lankan soldiers in Haiti sex scandal

The United Nations will try to persuade the Sri Lankan government to prosecute -- to the fullest extent of the law -- the 108 soldiers who were serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (Minustah) for alleged sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of minors, including prostitution.The charges may include rape -- which is constituted a "war crime" in the context of military conflicts -- involving children under 18 years of age.

Prabha vows to carry on struggle

Less than 24 hours after paying tribute to the LTTE’s slain political head S. P. Thamilsevlan, rebel leader Velupillai Prabhkaran had crisis talks with his ‘field commanders’ last night and vowed to carry forward their ‘liberation struggle’. LTTE spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan told The Sunday Times last night the LTTE leadership discussed new security measures in the wake of Friday’s air strike that killed Mr. Thamilselvan.

Censorship order not withdrawn yet
Harbour police OIC shot dead
Sound of silence rebounds on officer
Quality drugs at lower prices under new policy
Athas case: DSG calls for enhanced sentence
Northern Muslims mark 17 years in exile
Odds & Ends
Top Senator says US aid is not a ‘blank cheque’
New laws to define private hospital charges
Bribery officials take charge of CEB files
New carriages don’t run so well
Jobs: A bucket in the ocean, say unemployed grads
UN worker in fatal accident
A right royal farewell to a revered teacher
No fairy tales but scary stories
Civil society joins fight for media freedom
N-E gets 150 new pharmacists
Thamilselvan’s funeral tomorrow, Prabha pays respects to his number two
CEA suspends clearing of Negombo mangrove swamps
Thalassaemia drug: Patients complain, but doctors say nothing to worry
Govt. appoints committee to look into SriLankan future
Speech-impaired youth nabbed for killing and robbing
Post-budget shock
Ritz complains of PSD behaviour

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