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Sunday November 25, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 26
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Bogollagama to explain Kampala blunder
A detailed explanation on the diplomatic faux pas on the Commonwealth vote to suspend Pakistan from the 53-member group will be made by Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollgama in Parliament on Tuesday when the votes of his Ministry are to be taken up for debate.Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Bhaila said a “breakdown in communications” had caused the diplomatic blunder which reportedly made President Mahinda Rajapaksa furious.
UNICEF was readying for emergency

The container of Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MRE) packs imported by the UNICEF and sealed by the Customs this week for an investigation on a government directive was meant for an emergency situation, the UNICEF has declared. The Sunday Times learns that the UNICEF Country Representative Philippe Duamelle who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on the issue of its staff members taking part in street demonstrations had also explained the situation about the meal packs.


Cyclone months are here again

November and December have been noted as the most vulnerable months for cyclones in Sri Lanka with the threat becoming greater after Cyclone ‘Sidr’ hit Bangladesh and cyclonic conditions taking place east of Vietnam. Meteorology Department Deputy Director S.H. Kariyawasam said since 1881 more cyclones have affected Sri Lanka during November and December, compared to other months.

Stop trying to topple us: Basil tells UNP - Interview

Basil Rajapaksa, National List MP and advisor on political affairs to President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it’s time for the UNP-led opposition to accept the defeat they suffered in Parliament on November 19 and allow the Government to carry forward its programme at least till the next Budget. In an interview with The Sunday Times Mr. Rajapaksa also said ......

LTTE marks Heroes’ Week on low key
Row over a protest 5 months old
Two police, Army officers die in blast
First no school, now too many
K’gala, A’pura lead in kidney diseases
Kalugalle funeral today
Oxbridge join hands
Urban school gifts to rural students
Bloody killings over broken marriage
Odds & Ends
Howard drowns Down Under
SC orders SLT to call for ‘transparent’ bids
Bogol’s secretary removed
Govt. under fire over Leader fire
A tool to suppress political dissent - MDP
Only more public support can restrict thin polythene use
A number of buses imported...... - Picture Story
The Tiger tale of the TRO
Sabaragamuwa Uni: Students say let us come back, authorities say no room yet
Highway police squad to ride to your rescue
Brigadier remanded over wife’s murder
Law Society to take up threat to media
APRC stuck without stenos
VAT inquiry starts
Sound pollution laws coming
Embryo transfer produces another goat
UNICEF gave TRO 80 million rupees

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