PRINT EDITION -29 June 2008
Strange badge fellows:JVP dissident and NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa pinning his Sri Lanka National Flag badge on Eastern Province Chief Minister and TMVP leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan after they held talks and decided to form a political alliance. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam
  Wimal-Pillayan alliance: A crown for the boat
By Our Political Editor
If the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is flexing its muscles to become an even more vibrant if not virulent opposition, its breakaway faction,
Who is afraid of foreign borrowing? Certainly, not this government. In fact continuous borrowing appears to be the
Revisiting the ravages of Gujarat's mini-partition
It was depressing - my short visit to Ahmedabad early this week. Even six years after the 2002 carnage in Gujarat, the l
Get behind bars
When you think of a bar, chances are, you would think about a few drinks and a night out with friends


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JVP rejects President’s call
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday rejected a call from President Mahinda Rajapaksa for talks today to avert a general strike planned by its trade unions.
Troops say they captured key LTTE area

The Security forces yesterday captured the Parappakadathan area, described as a Mannar district LTTE stronghold from where one of its area leaders known as Bhanu was operating, a military spokesman said.

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JVP dissidents form alliance with TMVP
Govt considers moves to block demos near HSZs
Fast-flying Rohitha soars above budget
Parties busy finalising candidates
Vaccination suspended after children show side effects
Odds and Ends
Go beyond ceremony, Mr. Minister
It may be a cliché that health is wealth but above and beyond that of-quoted phrase is a wealth of truth.
Hoardings, hoardings everywhere. Since the mid '90s, hoardings and billboards have been springing up like mushrooms not just within
Hoardings out before SAARC summit
All advertising hoardings at every intersection, street curve and in the middle of every available pavement space in Colombo will be removed – lock,
The heat is on
IIt’s dangerous to read too much into the first week of a tournament like the Asia Cup. However, we won both the games
King Mitra - Mahavamsa

During the time of King Vijayabahu IV, the capital city, Dambadeniya was ruled by Prince Veerabahu.
‘Ranga’s Beach Hut’: Sun, sand and sea food

The sunny golden beach of Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka's East Coast is one of the top attractions in the Sri Lanka's beach destinations
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Police SC versus CR and FC
AGA killed in Claymoremine attack in north
New LPG prices tomorrow
3 killed, 5 missing in train derailment over Hikkaduwa bridge
Dimo dominates Colombo bourse trades
High speed believed to be cause of Hikkaduwa accident, Dy. Minister
Two media men assaulted
Unemployed graduates demonstrate in Jaffna
Helicopter makes emergency landing in Arugambay
US condemns attack on SLPI official and British HC staffer
ICRC will resume operations at Omanthai only after security assurances
Journalists stage protest against attacks
Browns share split lifts Colombo stock index
Central Bank further relaxes exchange controls
Uninterrupted power for Jaffna
CFL bulbs free of charge for religious places
Newspaper Publishers ask President to intervene to stop attacks on Media
JVP hands over PC nominations for Ratnapura & Polonnaruwa districts
JVP Sabaragamuwa PC poll candidate allegedly assaulted by Minister
Geetanjana Gunawardena resigns as Deputy Speaker
Sabaragamuwa- NCP polls on August 23
Troops capture LTTE's Michael Base
Financial Times
JVP rejects President’s call
Troops say they capture key LTTE area
JVP dissidents form alliance with TMVP
Govt considers moves to block demos near HSZs
Fast-flying Rohitha soars above budget
Parties busy finalising candidates
Vaccination suspended after children show side effects
Odds and Ends
Secrets behind the secret Indian visit
The world after President George W. Bush
They live in hope to go home one day
Energy Minister’s shocking statement
Duty free vehicle demand on hold
CBK’s Golf Course case: SC slams UDA as rich man’s land agent
Human Rights Commission under fire
Iranian to be charged under penal code
Press Institute to take legal action against newspaper
What little the poor have is taken from them
Sub-committee to look into grievances of journalists
Panchakarma Treatment Centre for Trinco hospital
Crowd protests over attacks on UNP offices
Release Tissa, Ven. Samitha asks Govt.
Battered student-monks vow to strike back
Swift action needed to save wall from swallows
The fall of Lanka's Foreign Service
TV Times
‘Ranga’s Beach Hut’: Sun, sand and sea food
‘Aba’ aims international heights
‘Dhawavadharam’ at Liberty
Birthday wishes for Shesha and Ravindra
‘Maha Roo Mini’: Lanka World heritage sites in visual medium
‘Pawani’: Fight against the power of politics
‘Kee de Esuwanam’
HSBC Lifestyle Show- First ever Reality game show on Derana
‘Ekamath Eka Rataka’ to revitalize Lankan folklores
X’ Perimenting Down Under
MTV/MBC launches TV Southasia
Asia Vision Award for Rupavahini
Hoardings out before SAARC summit
Indian Ocean Cruiser Lines ends Colombo stops
Hayleys selling Dimo stake at Rs 544 million
Deccan Lanka not pursuing overseas flight operations
Browns back to plantations
LIOC heeds state request
Aitken Spence’s Maldives property wins global award
Conflict of Interest
Drama at CIMA: Serious governance issues
Lankan inflation highest in the region-HSBC report
Exco of the Alumni Association of the Moratuwa University
Business Briefs
Sri Lanka works out effective ways of fighting cyber crime
Former British High Commission property going, going, gone ….
Sri Lanka Tourism to rejuvenate Hikkaduwa
Oil exploration needs adequate laws and regulations
Improve tourism and investment or else no go for air travel
JWT CEO- Thayalan Bartlett awarded the WPP Atticus award for advertising
To be or not to be a rice exporter
Coconut product exports head towards grinding halt
AGM of Sunday Times Business Club
Sri Lankan inflation at ‘frightening’ levels- Hayleys chairman
In Sri Lanka a ‘new kind’ of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is emerging, a UN official says
International symposium discusses range of food and health issues
Business Plan competition winners known on Wednesday
Unilever Sri Lanka wins regional Occupational Health award
Business Superbrand status for Ceylon Glass Co
AIBS 2008 – an enjoyable evening for all
Tea Board to spend Rs 30 million on new lab for MRL testing
Dialog mobiles can be reloaded overseas
Munchee Group sees 53 % growth in 2007-08
Sri Lanka, India chambers in MoU to promote trade and investment
Sri Lankan foreign bonds oversubscribed-CB
Sri Lankans can access Corbis’ 100 million image library
Need to cut government spending
Kotelawala sues Central Bank Governor over mandatory code
CEB says electricity consumption has dropped
CFA ties up with Seylan Bank, NTB on easy payment scheme for students
Sri Lanka’s ACL Cables wins Asia Pacific Quality Award
CCC missions to Iran and Pakistan end successfully
SriLankan Airlines increasing flights to the Middle East
IFC, Dialog help small entrepreneurs to develop business skills
American Chamber’s new board of directors
From behind the curtains
The heat is on
The real taste of victory
Bradby shield - The great escape
No media contributions for national cricketers
Barbarians to train in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka undecided on Mahela Udawatte
A very unsaintly saga
Vairavanathan wins Lexmark Classic
Ananda College wins 3rd annual East Coast Cricket Festival
Let the children play the game
King Mitra - Mahavamsa
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Guiding Light
A blind suffering child am I - Poem for the week
The Frog Tsarevna - Part IV
Martian Ice
Revisiting the ravages of Gujarat's mini-partition
Freedom from want and fear: Human rights made whole
Obama, Clinton seal their new-found unity with a kiss
‘Our work is for freedom for all’
Mugabe certain of victory as counting begins
Get behind bars
The cloud effect
Growing pains
Legacy in the making
The cloud effect
Kung Fu Fighting
Freedom nation?
Dream designs
Get behind bars
Make your mobile!
Ultimate survival
Revel in pride
Arugam Bay: It’s back to dancing on the waves
Fr. Le Goc versus Dr. Evans-Wentz
Preying on victims: What can be done
Devoted protector of children’s rights
You were the mischievous and loving son
Philanthropist who was a mother to the Malays
Distinguished lawyer and UNP stalwart
Hair Scare
A place away from hospital
Tales from the hills of Uva
At last – a decent water supply for residents Down South
Learning curve for poor families
Out of hopelessness bloomed a flower
Charged and ready to roar!
Bringing the outdoors in
Exciting new musical fare at Cantando concert
Await another Koluu treat!
Care for a cake?
Funny but dark plays
Understanding complex mental disorders
A walk with Anne
Royalty reigns
A life dedicated to Buddhist women and the needy
Soothing strains of music
EC helps rebuild tsunami-hit Vakarai Maha Vidyalayam
Wimal-Pillayan alliance: A crown for the boat
Oh, it’s revolting! They aim at destruction in their own way!
India’s hand in Sri Lankan conflict
Who is afraid of foreign borrowing?
Victims and witness protection - part Two
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