PRINT EDITION -27 July 2008
CMC workers capturing a stray dog from the BMICH area yesterday in a clearing operation for the SAARC summit. Pic by J. Weerasekera
  Tiger truce for SAARC but decisive battles loom
By Iqbal Athas
The LTTE's offer not to disturb the summit of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) first came last Sunday.
The coming week will bring many moments of glory to President Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa. That it will be somewhat similar to those euphoric moments
Pak premier heads to Washington to defend strategy on Islamic militants
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani left for Washington on a three-day visit today to defend his government's reluctance to crack down on Islamic militants blamed by U.S. officials for soaring violence in neighboring Afghanistan.
Increased Processing Power - Techno page By Harendra Alwis
Computer makers are turning their attention – reluctantly – to low powered 'netbooks' that are cheaper and more energy efficient. Experts have claimed that there
TMVP seeks entry into Army, Police
The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP), currently headed by Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna, has asked the government to enroll 1,000 armed cadres to the Police and armed forces, a party spokesman said yesterday.

28 LTTE bodies handed over

The bodies of 28 LTTE fighters, including six female cadres who were killed in fierce fighting with the security forces at Vavunikulam were to be handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday.
Other News
No dogs for summit
Beggars booted out of city
Comprehensive Charter soon for patients’ rights
FMM critical of Govt. inaction
Adrift in the Red Sea for months
All that glitters...
Those in the capital city of Colombo have seen the army of frenzied workmen toiling day and night; especially repairing uneven, pot-holed roads in preparation for this week's summit of South Asian nations' leaders.
Another time, another terror
It was not a white van without number plates that he saw in the rear-view mirror but a blue Pajero. They too were troubled times, and though it was 20 years ago,
Cloud of uncertainty at JKH
Directors of under-fire John Keells Holdings (JKH) have been called for an emergency board meeting to discuss the Supreme Court judgement which severely criticised the 2002 Lanka Marine Services Ltd
Sachith crowned Schoolboy Cricketer 2008

Three decades ago a young, Royalist named Ranjan Madugalle along with some others from the cricketing ilk graced
King Ravulu Vijayaba
The modern town of Kandy, which was really 'Senkadapura,' had its beginning during the time of King Parakramabahu IV. It was called 'Siriwardanapura' at that time.
Kosgoda Garden Beach

'One of the highest grossing films in 2008, ‘Kung Fu Panda', about a panda who aspires to be a Kung Fu warrior is now being screened at the Majestic cinema in Colombo.
Latest News
:: Financial Times
:: Plus
TMVP seeks entry into Army, Police
Beggars booted out of city
No dogs for summit
Aircraft dispute foils MEPs’ Trinco trip
Fake pilot takes SriLankan Airlines for a ride
Treasury Sec: To go or not to go
Ashoka crosses over to UPFA
Conflict hits tsunami work : UN
28 LTTE bodies handed over
UN: Conflict affecting tsunami relief work
Comprehensive Charter soon for patients’ rights
FMM critical of Govt. inaction
Adrift in the Red Sea for months
Relief for neglected parents
Fresh bids for harbour project
My comments grossly distorted by Govt: Archbishop
City security hits a peak with summit
Odds and Ends
Misuse of vehicles, violence at PC election
SAARC SAARC go away so that we can cross again!
Fish named Kami, in memory of AIDS activist, humanitarian
Lawyers call for BASL emergency session - White van threat
FR case: Stay order issued on military
:: TV Times
Malaka's international mark in short movies
‘Sandalu Thalen Eha’: A Male only
Kosgoda Garden Beach
School stage outshines with Oblates Seminarians
Paramitha felicitated
‘Colombo Theatre Fest’ for young audience
Mark marks 40 years in music-making
OTSC felicitates Manager Sellahewa
Sentimental Destinies, a French drama
‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ at AC
CB to entice new IPOs with SEC
Controversial Wijepala heads state agency
GSP+ doubtful at this point-EU MP
Directors, shareholders clash at Hunters EGM
Susantha/PBJ – Acting in concert - Comment
Negombo – where no tourists are harassed
CDA invites private sector to join in minimising waste
PET project to dispose of plastic bottles
CSE - Bad example of Corporate Governance - Right of Reply
Foreign Investment Deposit Accounts from ComBank
SC’s scathing attack on business ethics and unethical practices
50 % of SriLankan Airlines costs go on fuel
Sri Lankan hotelier wins accolades in the UK
Private sector support for English Language conference
Business Briefs
DFCC Vardhana Bank growth up in 2007
Malaysian High Commissioner urges promotion of SMEs
Sri Lanka’s law against hostage taking used in a labour dispute
CCC says need to address inflation, COL urgently
SEC to pursue investigations to the 'end'
British Foreign Office Minister visits Hambantota
Cotton Collection on campaign for ‘real women’
‘Al Nakib calls for Hunter’s EGM’
Dialog's mobile certificate
War costs enhance GDP
Better lifestyles but unlikely Lanka would have been another Singapore
Sri Lanka would have been a shining star in South Asia
Promoting bio-fertilizer for plantation crops
Economics of Despotism: They too have a support base
Unleash Talent signs up with Mazarin
We are very focussed on our cricket
Sachith crowned Schoolboy Cricketer 2008
Ensure that a greater percentage of right decisions are made
Jillianne wins gold medal
Mahela and Amal put Marians on top
‘M’ power knocks India out
Dhanika, Maleena bring pride to Sri Lanka at The Junior Open
King Ravulu Vijayaba
Bank of Ceylon is nationalised
How did our Projects Section start?
International Agooneree Camp in South Korea
World Environment Day
Nature - A Poem for the week
:: International
Probe on stricken Qantas
Pak premier heads to Washington to defend strategy on Islamic militants
WTO ministers look to capitalise on new optimism
Mr. Karadzic Dr. Dabic
Police say few clues on Bangalore bombings
Singh is king after trust vote victory
Is international justice the enemy of peace?
:: Mirror
Increased Processing Power
Tech list
Making your voice heard
Toy magic - Movie Critique
Smell the roses
Contributing to culture
Something to Bite Into
Playing Together
Respice Finem
Hulking talk
Youthful vibrance!
Another time, another terror
A blundering leadership and a bungling opposition - Letters to the Editor
A 'Hold-Fire' for one month - Letters to the Editor
Great buddy, born leader and thoroughly sporty helmsman - Appreciations
A life together as beautiful as a garden - Appreciations
Don’t stamp these out!
A triple feat for little mother
“The Anaconda of Ceylon”: Derivations and the myths
That massacre upon massacre
Soul Sounds win hearts and golds
Bringing sunshine to 25 children
Bearing it all!
When peace was given a chance
Saving lives and limbs– no-holds barred account
Asitha gives us Wedding Gifts & Other Presents
The refreshing and the innovative
Buddhist Cultural and Art Festival held in Indonesia
Remembering the fallen amidst the cheer
Political Column
Manmohan to meet Pillayan
5th Column
The crunch comes with the thaw! Let not politics rob the sport!
Situation Report
Tiger truce for SAARC but decisive battles loom
Thoughts from London
Stalling CEPA a sensible move
The Economic Analysis
Should we be afraid of the massive trade deficit? Would it jeopardise the economy?
Coping with COPE and packaging PAC with blue blooded men
Focus on Rights
A crime on our conscience
Inside the glass house
Can Iraq PM undermine Bush's plan and survive?


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