PRINT EDITION - 03 August 2008
President Mahinda Rajapaksa shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before SAARC leaders posed for the group photograph at the BMICH yesterday. RPic by Gemunu Wellage
  SAARC safe, but heavy battles loom
By Iqbal Athas
Sri Lanka's most fortified event in the new millennium, the summit of South Asian leaders in Colombo, ends today.
  After SAARC, whither goes Lanka? By Our Political Editor
Bi-lateral issues on the sidelines, more than regional issues within the conference hall, dominated the South Asian leaders' summit that ends today in Colombo. Yet, the 15th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC)
IAEA approves
IAEA approves deal with India
The UN's atomic watchdog approved an inspections agreement with India that is key to finalising a US-India nuclear cooperation deal that critics say
Luring IT labour - Techno page By Harendra Alwis
The world is hungry – among many things – for IT skills. The high demand for IT skills is driven by governments and businesses all over the world.
SAARC for joint war on terror
South Asian leaders who began their two-day summit in Colombo yesterday were unanimous in their resolve to combat the scourge of terrorism.

Singh avoids Pillayan, meets others

A last minute appeal by Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan for a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was turned down yesterday.
Other News
SAARC comes alive amid dead city
No fishing in high-security waters
Govt clamps fuel/travel restrictions on State bodies
Gilani: Pakistan will always meet Lanka's defence needs
SAARC: Big but empty vessel
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.
Whose hands have blood on them?
Did the National Blood Centre, the heart of the National Blood Transfusion Service in the country, use expired kits to get platelets from trusting donors?
Public officials worried over ‘politi cal’ orders
Sri Lanka’s senior public officials have expressed serious concern on future legal repercussions for carrying out ‘wrong’ orders of political leaders as it will affect their career and pension benefits.
The Mendis maker
“I told the national cricket selectors to take a look at Ajantha Mendis prior to the Australian tour. They were not interested because the Army team was playing in Division ‘B’. I am sure he would have been successful
King Ravulu Vijayaba
In South India too, we could observe the same type of political unrest, that prevailed in Sri Lanka, at this time. The exact years somehow would have differed a little.
Comic story comes to miniscreen

The famous comic story of the 1970s 'Itin Eeta Passa' drawn by Balangoda Sarath Madhu will be directed into a serial miniplay by Chandika Wijesinghe.
Latest News
:: Financial Times
:: Plus
Lapses in summit security arrangements embarrass host
Intimidation and threats rampant in run-up to polls
Bitter battles off Mallawi
Police seek court directive on poll-related incident
10 years RI for sexual assault
No fishing in high-security waters
Kandy perahera heralded with kap planting
Sorry, taxes cannot be waived: KMC
Odds and Ends
Madhu feast in the balance
High-explosive shoes found on Chilaw beach
Govt clamps fuel/travel restrictions on State bodies
Dialog cuts call charges
Over Rs. 94bn handed out for relief work
SAARC comes alive amid dead city
My visit to Sri Lanka
Mother to undergo tests at mental hospital
Chandrika Kumaratunga should be dealt with under the law
Gilani: Pakistan will always meet Lanka's defence needs
The state has a responsibility to its citizens: Boucher
Record Yala harvest this month
Gilani meets Singh, offers to probe Indian embassy blast in Kabul
Presidential pardon: CWC still undecided
:: TV Times
Comic story comes to miniscreen
‘Neth’ covers East
Movies on ‘Western’ at AC
Naomi dances with ‘Living Stone’
20 Year Explosion’ on CD
‘Taxi’ speeds at AF
Sebs sings ‘Echoes of Heaven’
'Machan marks debut in Venice'
Best of Berlinale at the Goethe
Public officials worried over ‘politi cal’ orders
Green taxes to curb pollution
Wage increase put off for garment sector and hotels
CIMA EGM on Tuesday
CMC ordered to disclose agreements with garbage collectors
AMW- another family company moving out of the family!
JKH ‘mum’ on outcome of board meeting
Governance under siege
Balancing act in the face of negative publicity
‘George Steuart’s MD declared bankrupt by a British Court’ - Right of Reply
AMW changes ownership with Dubai investor
Appeal Court refuses Gold Coin Feed request to discontinue Supplies Manager
Kobian felicitates its top achievers
Supermarkets come together to reduce polythene bag use
Creative Services celebrates silver anniversary
No other power can overpower Man-Power
Seminar on 'managing talent to achieve bottom line profits'
Ronali Perera wins CIMA Spellmaster
JKH English programme to enhance job prospects for youth
Worst virus attacks on home computers
Office bearers of Indo Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
At NSB, 77 % of profits go to the state
Microsoft Imagine Cup 2008 finals in Paris
World crude falls, LIOC shares draw interest
Harpo launches ‘Pizza' in Male, manages F&B ops of small hotel
Inventor of EZ Charcoal Stove says energy crisis blessing in disguise
Few small entrepreneurs borrow more than Rs 100,000-survey
Arpico Supercentres now accessible for the disabled
Cranfield MBA Scholarship in Sri Lanka
Maliban crackers for a lunchtime snack as lifestyles change
Six top business personalities granted CIM fellowships
AG’s Office not using Hostage Act in labour dispute
Business in brief
Joint Association of South Asian professionals formed
High interest costs affect Hemas profits
On’ally Holdings PLC records post-tax profit of Rs.31.39 mln
New EU regulations give second chance with GSP+ and break for footwear sector
Cricket Lanka presents - The Godfather ‘09
A convincing victory
New laws will change the face of the game
Game still wide open
Maleena and Dhanika – the young golf ambassadors
Eight hopefuls leave tomorrow
Tennis juniors on Aug 17
Muthalib at the helm of TT in Kandy
Re. Article Captioned “Ten Sports to sue Sri Lanka Cricket”
Trinity stunned
Our Heritage
Chestnut Grey - Part III - Russian Fairytales – Chapter 12
Aliens - A Poem for the week
:: International
IAEA approves deal with India
McCain mocks 'anointed' Obama in new broadside
Robot-relationships are virtually assured: Experts
India train fire toll climbs to 31
US anthrax suspect commits suicide
India's also-rans at Olympic Games
Dear World, Please Confront America
:: Mirror
Portrayal of emotions
Luring IT labour
All spruced up
21 {2008}
Mind blowing musical
Exam blues
Gamers to the fore
FuzMechanX here to stay
Caught in the chaos
Shawl Dance
Romaanz your meal!
Whose hands have blood on them?
Resounding silence from a gifted, imprisoned writer - Letters to the Editor
Attack on Indian embassy cannot be condoned - Letters to the Editor
Diesel queries - Letters to the Editor
A “Boss” with great charm, magnetism and vision - Appreciations
He worked tirelessly for his men and their families - Appreciations
Inspiring leader who put Sri Lanka on the ecotourism map - Appreciations
Great teacher, writer and crusader for Third World peoples - Appreciations
The last trumpet
Conjuring the extraordinary amid the mundane
Playing for the children and touching hearts and minds
Sahaj Marg system of meditation
Seeing and hearing is believing
An exciting week for fashion enthusiasts
Gwendolynn represents Sri Lanka
Having a blast with Corrine, Ronnie
Essay competition to mark Intl. Children’s Day
Champion of the World Choir Game
Don’t spare yourself at this spa
Political Column

After SAARC, whither goes Lanka?

5th Column
They’re in pursuit of fame and filthy lucre! O tempora! O mores!
Situation Report
SAARC safe, but heavy battles loom
Thoughts from London
A Foreign Minister’s variable tasks
The Economic Analysis
The cup that cheers: Boom in tea production and export earnings
Will not appear with this week
Focus on Rights
Looking at 'shoot to kill' orders
Inside the glass house
Bull shop to shoe bang: UN memories live on


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