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Sunday June 08, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 54

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Troops being deployed in Wellawatte area check the track in the aftermath of three bomb blasts and the detection of several bombs in Colombo and its suburbs this week. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama

Head Line of the week |
Travel clamp for people in north
Civilians in the north will be required to obtain Police passes to travel to Colombo or other areas in the south in terms of new measures introduced by the Government. This requirement will apply to those living in the districts of Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. Those wishing to travel will be required to make a written application to the Police giving reasons for the visit, places where they would stay, the duration and intended date of return.
Fuel cut for public servants, not for ministers, MPs
Top public officials have been asked by the government to cut fuel consumption but ministers and MPs will face no such austerity measures. Most ministers use super luxury vehicles which are known to be gas guzzlers. Each minister is paid a monthly fuel allowance of Rs.17, 500 per vehicle in addition to ....

Mihin Air’s controversial CEO removed The heartburn after the blasts
Railway bomb suspect was a quiet neighbour... Hambantota harbour and Indo-China ocean war

Leopard trail Fuel hike hurts companies

A hundred and forty kilometres away from the city, I was somewhere in the Habarana wilderness last week when my phone rang. It was a call from Yala, from a dear friend, guide Prabash reporting the exciting news of two new cubs spotted at Suduwelimulla in Yala.

Fuel and energy costs are ‘hurting’ the corporate bottom line, cutting profits and showing in the results of a range of Sri Lankan companies, a survey by The Sunday Times FT shows. The email poll also revealed the anger of most people over rising government expenditure while the state urges the public to cut consumption and tighten one’s belt. Fuel prices, which is causing a chain reaction in costs ...

Hotel with a view Stassen Group directors' talks ...
Negotiations to end the dispute at Milford Exports (Ceylon) Ltd linked to Stassen Group of companies between major shareholder, Harry Jayawardena and the other three founder shareholders have collapsed, according to sources close to both parties. V.P. Vittachi, Chairman of Milford Exports, the holding company of the Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL), which in turn owns ......
Political Thoughts from London
Realising the importance of Asia Pacific region
Inside the glass house The Economic Analysis
Rising inflation threatening economic stability ....

Teach a man to catch a fish Painful last act for vanquished Clinton
Through the annals of history there have been certain individuals of the likes of Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Kublai Khan or Napoleon whose determination and action have reshaped events that thus has made what the present World is today. Well, that is somewhat in a political context.
Hillary Clinton today formally folds her historic quest to be America's first woman president, after a nominating campaign once seen as inevitable crumbled under Barack Obama's onslaught. Clinton's ordeal, in Washington's National Building Museum, will be closely watched for the tenor of her .....

Sports Head Line of the week INTERNATIONAL | NEWYORK
Players must understand ..... Why celebs attempt to hide .....
It feels strange, but it’s all over. The non-stop cricket action has finally come to an end. It’s been a remarkable few weeks and there is one inevitable conclusion: T20 cricket, and especially the IPL, is here to stay. The crowds loved it, sponsors flocked to it and the players enjoyed every minute. Deny, deny, deny. That's what musician Pete Wentz did in April when reports surfaced that fiancee Ashlee Simpson was carrying his child. In an angry missive to, Wentz fumed: "There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood.

Beside the Falls King Vijayabahu IV
The thunder roars in my ears as I am bathed in a fine spray of water. I am beneath the arc of a rainbow, surrounded by an ethereal mist. As I raise my eyes to face the tremendous beauty and magnificence of the Niagara Falls, I hold my breath in awe. This indeed, is the moment of a lifetime.
King Parakramabahu II delegated the powers of rule to his minister named Deva Pathiraja and gave up ruling the country temporarily. He thought it best to take a short break. Being a scholar and a writer, many are the books that he has written. 'Visuddhimagga Sanna' is one such book. Another famous book written by him is 'Kavsilumina', ....

‘Rosa Kele’ opens for the public
‘Rosa Kele’, young filmmaker Sanjaya Nirmal's latest film produced by Dhammika Siriwardena is now being screened at Savoy cinema Wellawatte and other EAP circuit cinemas around the country. Woven around an orphanage and .....

Moving you to previous issue dated May 18, 2008.

Financial Times
Sri Lankan students at international Intel fair
Merchant Bank resorts to short term loans - RAM Ratings
Business brief
Aeturnum Lanka plans expansion by Q1 2009
Showcasing HP products to Asian customers


TV Times
Pamper your father at the MLH
Travelon continues with tours
Cuban Fiesta at Galadari
Broadcast Sri Lanka 2008' on tomorrow's challenges to TV
‘Breaking Away’ : Tale of four teens
Sinhala movies on Sirasa TV
In honour of Cambodian rice farmers
String of Concerts from MAF
New assignment for Srimath Indrajith
National Achievers Award for Sanath
OTSC ‘Sing - along Nite-3’ with Annesley Malawana
Seven Seas goes new at Blue Water
Sumathi Awards to felicitate tele talents
TVT and teledramas
‘Rosa Kele’ opens for the public
Tiny TV Times’ titanic mission

Oil at $ 139: US, Asian powers in crisis talks
Painful last act for vanquished Clinton
Israel, Palestinians agree to draft new peace pact
Pakistan officially asks UN to probe Bhutto slaying
Indian school names Hanuman as chairman
Sour gold
Fuel prices push Britons towards pedal power
Why celebs attempt to hide pregnancies
Waiting for President Barack Obama
Scarcity in an age of plenty



Pillars of democracy face danger
Reaping the whirlwind
Realising the importance of Asia Pacific region
Back to parliament with a bang!
Rising inflation threatening economic stability and growth
A vociferous Opposition gives spice to life! Something to ponder!
Impunity and the rule of law
Travel clamp for people in north
Fuel cut for public servants, not for ministers, MPs
Ranil’s Earl hired by Tourism Ministry
British visa: You must wait at least a month
Jetwing founder dies
Powerful Lankan team at Turkish trade show
UNP, SLMC undecided on attending EPC sittings
Plant pests plague Kalpitiya cultivators
Minor explosion, major panic
Health to be a fundamental right soon
Mihin Air’s controversial CEO removed
Senior journalist further detained
Odds and Ends
Picture Story
JVP to fight for rights of displaced Sampur people
The heartburn after the blasts
Railway bomb suspect was a quiet neighbour who kept odd hours
Flood relief not reaching worst affected areas
Threat of disease now looms

Royal pulls the stunner of the season
Try riot at Mount
Barbarians here for two games
T20 is here to stay - CRICKET with Ranil Abeynaike
Any one for the school’s crown? - RUGBY TALK by Vimal Perera
Warnapura to develop cricket in the Asian region
Schools get a dose of Sports Medicine

Letters to the editor
  Why we fail to speak up today
  Is this how guardians of the law act?
  Going cold turkey at a popular library
  Let's talk of real heroes
  That all-important switch
  Clarice Ruth Devendra (nee Felsianes)
  Chitra Arundathi Ranawake
  Chandrawathie Weerasuriya
  The bold and the brave
  Lionel Wendt's silent sentinel takes a bow
  Oh! to sight a leopard
  So much to do while waiting at this bus stop
  Musila returns with another musical
  Curtains up!
  A play of light and dark on canvas of vermilion
  Reaching out to others, understanding himself with minimal colours
  As close as you can get to wild comfort
  Colourful hotel adds to Haputale's holiday cheer
  Built for pleasure not for war
  The 'Jungle' in the Village
  Eloguent spokesman for the people
  Essential reading for legal eagles of the digital age
People and events
  Don't miss the last few sizzling sessions with Koluu
  A toast to a leading Lankan toastmaster
  Meet the Penwartha Apache bros!






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