PRINT EDITION - 10 August 2008
Bow-wow back after pow-wow
With SAARC over they can bark now. They could be tagged the SAARC dogs. They were rounded up from areas around the BMICH and put in a dog house for the period of the conference. Yesterday, they were taken in a van and sent out to roam free again. Pic by J. Weerasekera
  Singh like a king during SAARC
- By Our Political Editor
  A week after the summit of South Asian leaders in Colombo, post mortems on the many omissions and commissions during the event continue. One of them is the faux pas over the Government of India's National Security Advisor, M.K. Narayanan, being stranded at the BMICH ....
  Oh! Come off it Boucher
- Thoughts from London By Neville de Silva
More often than not visiting officials, whether they are from foreign governments, multilateral organizations or INGOs proffer reams of advice on how to run this country and what we should do to be acceptable to them. Criticism of the country, particularly on human rights, is liberally made as though the moral authority to do so rests with them and them alone.
IAEA approves
Georgian troops driven out of S.Ossetian capital
Russia said it had driven Georgian forces from the capital of South Ossetia today as part of an operation to force Georgia to accept peace in its breakaway region. Russian warplanes widened the offensive outside the immediate conflict zone to include strikes deep inside Georgia on the second day of fighting that threatens international oil and gas pipelines that bypass Russia.
Celebrating Gold
They told me before they left, that they would bring back the gold. But that turns out to have been a slight miscalculation – they've brought back three. Soul Sounds has had a very busy year. The wins at the 5th World Choir Games at Graz, Austria follow on the heels of several concerts – both in Sri Lanka and abroad – that saw the choir garner much acclaim.
Deserters warned: No more amnesty
As the war reaches the crucial point, the government has decided that in future no amnesty will be offered to any security forces deserters and warned some 12,000 deserters that they will be arrested and court-martialled if they do not return.

Your SMS can end up in court

Many people are known to have fallen into the bad books of loved ones with their Short Message Services (commonly known as ‘SMS’ text messages) from their mobile phones,...
Other News
Rs. 450 million bribery bombshell involving minister
Mervyn yet to be quizzed on assault
Mayhem over a mail
Kadirgamar rose for his country
Chinese Dragon awakes
The sleeping giant - or the Chinese Dragon - has woken. At 8.08 pm on the 8th day of the 8th month of 2008 - China made its formal statement to the world that it has arrived.
‘I love people’
It was the first time ever that I sat face-to-face with someone who had outstripped by 30 years the life-span of three score and ten allotted us by the psalmist.
When a group of the world’s best swimmers like Michael Phelps from the US prepare to clinch as many gold as possible at the Beijing Games, a Sri Lankan group will enjoy every part of that success. Stretchline Holdings, part of MAS Holdings Group ....
Sanga anchors Lankan innings
Kumar Sangakkara came up with a memorable century – his seventeenth in all -- on day two of the third test at the P. Sara Stadium yesterday helping Sri Lanka takes the upper hand when play stopped due to bad light with six overs remaining for the day.
Water is essential
Do you remember the days you had to spend in bed, down with flu, a fever and your body ached so much? When you look at the other kids and feel sorry for yourself?
‘Premiere Night’ with Rakitha’s percussion

'Premiere Night', an evening of percussion music with debut appearance of young Rakitha Wickramaratne to the world of music will be marked at 7,00 pm on August 12 at the BMICH.
Latest News
:: Financial Times
:: Plus
Deserters warned: No more amnesty
Rs. 450 million bribery bombshell involving minister
Your SMS can end up in court
UN expects 200,000 new refugees
Patients and President’s Fund in crisis
Awaiting vote on voting by proxy
Police divers recover bodies of youth
Lankan doctor in US indicted in healthcare fraud
Green levy will not be misused: Minister
Trio killed in suspected underworld feud
Northern war front: Land battles, air attacks continue
Statue returned, but no festival
Wimal skips JVP grilling
IPKF memorial not in Manmohan’s itinerary
Mervyn yet to be quizzed on assault
Blood crisis: Get to the heart of it, says GMOA
Two shootings as pre-polls tension mounts in provinces
Kachcheri postings for senior career diplomats returning from overseas
Odds and Ends
Violence the way of NCP polls!
154 days in detention: Whither justice?
Kandy shops also faced SAARC demolition
Mayhem over a mail
More delays over compulsory emission testing for vehicles
National Medicinal Drugs policy soon
Where have all the flowers gone?
Now cricket fever hits stray dogs
UNPer raises privilege issue over white van slur
Kadirgamar rose for his country
Kumar Ponnambalam a vociferous voice of Tamils
:: TV Times
‘Premiere Night’ with Rakitha’s percussion
The Last Metro comes to Alliance Francaise
'Melts Promo' at The COMMONS
Travelon on humanitarian mission
‘Shane’ at American Centre
Upendra targets Hollywood heights
Dhammika's debut in the silver screen
Evergreen Vincent Paul back in the limelight
Swarnavahini’s Saturday Movies
Gypsies with Daddy
An Evening of Piano Music with Deepani
Third Denipitiya generation excels
Media Village felicitates media talents
TV Times - Cover of the week
Attractive bids for British Embassy property
SLT IPTV delayed due to technical issues
No fuel price cut by CPC, LIOC
Saving energy and the JKH saga - Comment
Commercial High Court rules on vital insurance principles
AMW profits boom on special car permit sales
David Pieris Co. to set up Bajaj plant here
HSBC Sri Lanka’s asset base weaker in 2007 financial year
Interblocks joins IFX Forum
Z-World launches Online Library
Tea booms, tourism poor in Aitken Spence June quarter
StanChart Bank pre-tax profits rise 31% globally
Strong overseas operations help Haycarb tackle tough first quarter
People’s power to be mobilised against corruption
Christy Holdings to implement Microsoft Dynamics
Way forward in developing Sri Lankan education
Fanfare about water-driven motor cars - Economi wisdon for babies
Why silence over JKH? - Latter
Commercial Bank reports marginal rise in post tax profits
CBEU members to refuse handling Seylan Bank cheques
New chairman at Insurance Board
EU delegation impressed with Lankan environmental laws, levies
Senanayake misfires at Olympics
Whither junior cricket !
The change of tide
All work no play makes Jack a dull boy
Let’s wish Ajantha for three more
Ton up Angelos put Colts on top
St. Peter’s stunned by unknown Borella lads
Roy Dias Cricket Academy off to Bangalore
Police down CH
Kandy drub Galle 114-nil
Ethapane new Golf pro in Singapore
Battle of the Saints Cricket Carnival – 2008
Sebs Colombo South Basketball Champions
Rajputs - Mahavamsa
Our Heritage
Water is essential - Health Lesson
The marble statue - A Poem for the week
The Twenty-One baloons
The 15th SAARC Summit
Fielding - Chasing and Retrieving - CRICKET by Nelson Mendis
:: International
Georgian troops driven out of S.Ossetian capital
Pakistan parliament to start Musharraf impeachment, say officials
The Prophet and the Commissars
Osama’s war and extremism in India
:: Mirror
Aiming for gold
Opening more doors in more corners
iPhone clone
Bad boy super hero
Gaming showdown
Evening of wonderful memories
Diplomacy beyond borders
Celebrating Gold
Showcasing Sri Lanka on the cat walk
Culture police hitting Sri Lanka
‘I love people’
Take care of our cascading beauties
Keep your car at home 3 days a week and save petrol - Letters to the Editor
Our ‘effluent’ society must find its own waste-disposal solutions -Letters to the Editor
Galle landmarks sans signboards - Letters to the Editor
Heartfelt thanks for outstanding hospital services - Letters to the Editor
Public law award honours memory of legal luminary - Appreciations
Challenge-loving scribe who quizzed world leaders and delivered top stories - Appreciations
A technocrat who never lost sight of the human element - Appreciations
Designs on Kalpitiya
Sparkling moves
The music's still with us
Keep a date with Cantata Singers
Machines in motion
Indian epic unfolds
From Canada to Sri Lanka: Deepani in her first solo recital back home
All scrubbed up and ready for the pageant
Opening doors for tsunami-affected children in Kalutara
Our urban children are growing fat
Celebration concert by The Revelations
Pradeep says thank you before taking wing
Kambiz Naficy’s Yoga for success
Bringing out the beauty
Political Column

Singh like a king during SAARC

5th Column
Medals galore! I’d like to teach the world our games!
Situation Report
Will not appear with this week
Thoughts from London
Oh! Come off it Boucher
The Economic Analysis
SAARC rhetoric and economic realities
Mervyn’s antics shake Speaker’s chair
Focus on Rights
The tangled state of our treaty obligations
Inside the glass house
Will not appear with this week


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