PRINT EDITION - 17 August 2008
The newly displaced people in the LTTE-controlled areas moving towards Kilinochchi town yesterday
Free-for-all at Saturday's poll

Major General (Ret.) Janaka Perera was attending to operational details at his base command at Anuradhapura directing his green shirted party workers on the day's programme when he received a call from a friend asking him how he was faring.

ISI playing a dangerous game with Taliban
Not many have doubts about the 'sovereignty' of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). President General Parvez Musharraf did not have to underline it through his remark that it should not be destabilized.
Date with soul sounds
A lot of people find it difficult to believe just how good Soul Sounds is – after all they started out as a school choir,
Those moods may be more than mere blues
They are trying times, those teen or adolescence years, for both the children and the parents
Emergency exit for 200,000 refugees
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.

Backlog of 400 cases gives new twist to bribery scandal

The Assets Unit of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption came under fire by one of its commissioners who said that there were more than 400 cases pending in the unit with no indictments being served.
Other News
Shortage of nurses cripples vital units
Environment Ministry, TRC team up to block porn sites
Oil prices plunge, but no relief for Lankans
ATM card fraud: Female SIs nabbed
The PC sham
These days, politicians of all hues are burning expensive petrol and subsidised petrol, some even aviation fuel, criss-crossing the Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provinces, while their supporters burn posters and cut-outs of their opponents as they compete for places in those local level legislative councils.
This will surely bowl you over
What do Indians love more – their Bollywood movies or their cricket? It’s a tough call to make, not least because both things have been known to rouse the subcontinent to the point of mass hysteria.
SLPA to take over LMSL bunkering facility

While the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says it is confident of operating the bunkering facility earlier run by Lanka Marine Services Ltd

Lankan cricket may run into stormy seas

It seems that Sri Lankan cricket administration is in for turbulent times. According to a cricket insider, recent comments made by the SLC Interim Committee Chairman Arjuna Ranatunga seem to have angered the Indian Cricket authorities.

Minister Senadhilankara

Minister Senadhilankara belonged to the Menavara family. It is during the time of King Devanampiyatissa that the people belonging to this clan, have come to Lanka.

Heritance Ahungalla’ : Heritage of the South

Heritance Ahungalla, one of the legendary Geoffrey Bawa's architectural fantasies, is now a popular place for seminars and conferences.

Latest News
:: Financial Times
:: Plus
Emergency exit for 200,000 refugees
Backlog of 400 cases gives new twist to bribery scandal
Attack on Ranjan: Six cops interdicted
Oil prices plunge, but no relief for Lankans
ATM card fraud: Female SIs nabbed
Time was critical factor in railway tragedy
Nuwara Eliya celebrates its 180th birthday
SAARC Media kit: Right of reply
Colombo gets ‘lowest cost’ taxi service
‘War yes, but what about our woes’
Golf Course case: CBK says many hands in tee-off
More bluffs and blunders in bloody mess
Perahera jumbos lack proper bathing spot
Shortage of nurses cripples vital units
Environment Ministry, TRC team up to block porn sites
SriLankan consultant defends Emirates’ exit
Indo-Lanka teams finalising Trinco power plant proposal
Emirates does well for SriLankan in final years
Smart new driving licences for old
Snapshots of Buddhist paintings add colour to Kandy Perahera
What Hikka had for SAARC weary-youth
Committee to scrutinise honorary doctorates from private institutions
Capsicum crop a political casualty
British visa delays anger Sri Lankans
:: TV Times
‘Heritance Ahungalla’ : Heritage of the South
‘The Magnificent Seven’ appears at AC
‘Not Here to Be Loved’: A man in search of happiness
‘Dead Man Walking’ @ Russian Centre
C.L. Fonseka bestowed with ‘Gayaka sakvithi’ Award
‘Lionel’ : Thank you for the music
‘Dummalawarama’ at Kadawatha
Thirty two years after Elvis
Sinhabahu in English goes on boards
Malay Rally at MCG
‘Athuru Para’: A tribute to disabled soldiers
Petition to President against Mega dramas
Artistes condemn removal of ‘Karuwala Gedara’ cut out
TV Times - Cover of the week
Lankan cricketers play for ‘Victory’
‘The Mummy’ comes to Colombo
SLPA to take over LMSL bunkering facility
Lankan spinner heads for another record
JKH’s ‘healing’ process begins, ‘subtle’ PR campaign underway
Al Futtaim not hot on UML
Low profits but Lanka’s best soft drinks brand upbeat
Integrity lessons from captains of industry - Comment
CCC action called for against John Keells Holdings
CCC Best Corporate Citizen Award for 2008
Silence is golden and profitable! - Latter
Tea exporters want more cess money going into brand building
Garment factories told to invest in marketing skills
Amal Goonetilleke - new chairperson of PATA Sri Lanka
Amunugama appoints leading Japanese gem expert as advisor
Touchwood accused of fudging accounts in court petition
NTB changing with the times
Company MD indicted in 1st SMS harassment case
Sea passenger transport, mini hydro win at CIMA competition
Central Bank online Sales Counter for coins, publications
BOI project to offer 25-year warranty on houses
Debating fuel prices in Lanka- Economi wisdon for babies
Privatisation of the Ceylon Electricity Board
The ‘for’s and ‘against’s of the CEPA
“Cannot share document without Cabinet approval”-Secretary
Emirates’ ambitious conservation resort in Australia
‘Chutneys’, South Indian restaurant at Cinnamon Grand
HSBC Global Payments and Cash Management retains top position
Senkadagala Finance helps build swimming pool in Kandy
HSBC Global Payments and Cash Management retains top position
World’s largest lemon producer selects MTI for global expansion
Inaugural South Asian Economic Summit Aug 28-30 in Colombo
Colombo Plan Delegation visits Siddhalepa
Lankan chamber promoting local skills and migration
LMSL/JKH fraud
Dialog to take a hit on new promotions
Palm-top banking from People's Bank
Business Briefs
Lankan cricket may run into stormy seas
We hope to continue the momentum -Mahela
One day series will be as tough
And they lived happily ever after
Making the bat talk
Another rugby giant in the making
Ferrin Careem moves into record books of RCGC
Clarke to lead Aussies in Ponting's absence
Australia open bid for 2015 rugby WC
Usain bolts to history
Food for fuel: Phelps eats a bellyful
Lanka’s hopes are still a distant way
Navin and Shalika put SSC on top- Under 23 Cricket
Rowing national next month
Teen shuttlers off to Brunei
Minister Senadhilankara - Mahavamsa
Wimalasurendra and Sri Lanka's hydro power - Our Heritage
Emelya and the Pike – Part II - Russian Fairytales
Walt Disney - Famous People
Our school principal - A Poem for the week
A trip to Sinharaja Forest - Kid Reporters
Kandy Äsala Perahära
:: International
ISI playing a dangerous game with Taliban
Prisoner No. 650 and a war on innocents
Seeking peaceful solutions to Muslims’ grievances in East
A New Tang Dynasty?
Prachanda becomes PM, Nepal set for major change
All eyes on Russia after Georgia signs ceasefire
Thousands rally in Kashmir to mourn dead protesters
Saudi spy chief in Pakistan amid Musharraf crisis
:: Mirror
Timeless music
Keep on keeping on!
Date with soul sounds
Stassmann to enthrall audiences again
Wanted (2008)
Plaguing the young
Being you
Showcasing talent
Notable books
Winning streak
Learning opportunities
Land Rover looking out for upmarket niche
:: MediScene
Those moods may be more than mere blues
After the baby start those gentle exercises
Deafness needs to be tapped young
When your back can’t bear the wear and tear
Coping with an illness
There’s hope for litttle ones across the Palk Straits
How to heal a painful heel
This will surely bowl you ever
Getting to know all about those creepie-crawlies
North should pattern itself on Eastern model - Letters to the Editor
Protect our children where they truly need safety measures- Letters to the Editor
Cricket Board should chip in to vaccinate stray dogs - Letters to the Editor
Instant fix needed for water supply line - Letters to the Editor
Burning issue: Wanton destruction of hill country natural cover - Letters to the Editor
He utilised both his proficiency in English and Sinhala - Appreciations
A man we lost, but are proud to have known - Appreciations
Malli was a hero to his family and fellow soldiers - Appreciations
Sweet-tempered to all, the whole world to your family - Appreciations
Garden from Lanka wins silver in Singapore
Saving a life without scalpel and saw
New Atlas captures changes over 20 years
Delving into dance
Exploding myths and questioning day-to-day matters
Redeeming power of love
Kala Korner
An evening ruled by different hues of passion
One man brings to life the adventures of Moby Dick
Back to her childhood love for art
Red-letter day
Pages from a pageant
Devotion to a Devi
A Zonta winner who has the interests of women at heart
Rock gently on a Dhoni
'A peek into 80 different countries’
Enacting an old tradition far away from Israel
Political Column
Free-for-all at Saturday's poll
5th Column
Though out of the silver screen, he’s in on the act!
Situation Report
Will not appear with this week
Thoughts from London
Media misses the Mahinda message
The Economic Analysis
Leadership for economic growth
Will not appear with this week
Focus on Rights
Admirable rhetoric vis a vis actual policies
Inside the glass house
Georgia and the return of the Cold War at UN

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