PRINT EDITION -2424 August 2008
After polling ended yesterday, ballot boxes are seen being brought to the Ratnapura District Secretariat counting centre under heavy police escort. Pic by Gemunu Wellage
Meeting fire with fire douses the poll
Political Column

Dr. Raja Johnpulle, a dyed-in-the-wool supporter of the United National Party (UNP) was watching the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) procession as it meandered past his house in the Anuradhapura town around 3.30 in the afternoon of Wednesday, the 19th

Zardari for presidency amid squabbles over judges
The widower of Pakistan's assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto was today considering whether to run for president, but the brittle ruling coalition remained riven by squabbles.
More than entertainment
We sing because we love to sing. We sing the music that we like to listen to. We sing together because it's a great opportunity to meet up and socialize with the kids that we grew up with.
X Files Opens

Famous FBI double, Molder and Scully have been summoned to open another X file with the latest sci-fi 'X Files:

LTTE calls in ‘reserves’ as Security Forces close in
As the armed forces closed in on LTTE strongholds in the north, the rebels are reported to have called in their “reserve” forces, including retired guerrillas and civilians who had been doing odd jobs for them, a government officials claimed.

New ID rule prevents thousands from voting

The elections to the North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces councils yesterday were generally peaceful and the turnout a relatively high 70 percent but thousands of people complained they were unable to vote because they did not have a valid identity document.
Other News
Major parties say poll peaceful
Nurse clashes with police over gender glitch on ID card
Right of reply: SriLankan on German pilot
UC outrage over demolition of historic resthouse
Delusion of power

We seek our readers' indulgence to delve into the subject of Provincial Councils for a second consecutive week: the reason being the interest generated by yesterday's elections to the councils of the North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Abductions go to the wilds
“Please find my baby. If someone has kidnapped him, please return my baby.” Remember the plea of the mother of baby Gavish who was kidnapped from Kalubowila Hospital last year?
PBJ steers pre-budget discussions

In spite of the damning, Supreme Court judgement against the Secretary of the Finance Ministry, Dr. P.B Jayasundara who was ordered to pay Rs. 500,000,

When to pick up the shining pebble

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

The Alagakkonaras

Ibn Batuta had to land in the northern coast of Sri Lanka in 1344 AD, when he was caught in a storm. It is believed that it was to the Jaffna ford that he came.

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LTTE calls up ‘reserves’ as Security Forces close in
New ID rule prevents thousands from voting
Major parties say poll peaceful
JVP says MP arrested and beaten up
Star of the show
Nurse clashes with police over gender glitch on ID card
Polls relatively free of ‘major’ cases of violence, say election monitors
Well done, IGP tells his officers
25 arrested on polls day
Right of reply: SriLankan on German pilot
UC outrage over demolition of historic resthouse
Accused sentenced in Palampattaru rape case
UGC promises South campus places for displaced students
Lanka seeking to pick up more world heritage site tags
Bribery rampant in ‘elite’ schools
Saudi national dies after emergency landing at BIA
Teachers report coercion in A-level paper-marking crisis
Shake-up at Blood Bank; but more to do
People trapped as troops move into LTTE-held areas
When the young came out to vote
NCP election peaceful despite night-raiders
‘Through the stormy night lead us on to the light’
Locking horns in honour of gods
To save her life she lost her legs
:: TV Times
‘Chutneys’: Five star South Indian cuisine
‘Jaffna Food Festival’ at Holiday Inn
Club Hotel Dolphin wins Gold Choice Award
X Files Opens
‘King Siri’ wins Jury award
‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’: The fantasy in town
‘Siddhartha’ on stage
‘Jagan Ma’ at Elphinstone
Nuwan’s writes the change of society
‘Theatre of Dreams’ back on the boards
Vijaya at STC, Bandarawela
Yuma at American Centre
'Sith Roo Udana'; Kusum's creations at Wendt
TV Times - Cover of the week
Kandy Lamissi at OTSC
‘A Blend of Times’ for Josephians
‘My Wife is an Actress’: a French romantic comedy
Customs investigates Rs 25 million bribe charge in Periceyl case
Maxis' GTH to get top position in SLT
Mascara for the masses
Hunter’s company secretaries quit
SLIC refused request to split IBSL
Catch me if you can! – PBJ/SR - Comment
Filthying the human spirit to save face - Latter
LMSL judgement – tip of the iceberg - Latter
Corporate Disclosures – need of the hour! - Latter
SEC- Why the silence on JKH? - Latter
Internet users to pay for porn
UL Club –SriLankan holds its first AGM
GIGABYTE honours PC House with ‘Best Partner’ Award 2008
New Exco for ST Business Club
Capital needs and structural change: New challenges of banks
High fuel costs hurt SriLankan Airlines profits
Coming Soon: Management theatre as training tool
Delmege Group recognises its top performers
Munchee claims world-first with new biscuit
Business briefs
Rent-a-car, weak link in Lankan tourism
Coco Lanka aims for organic products manufacturing unit
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka hosts Leo Foundations Asia Pacific workshop
Maskeliya Plantations reports June Q profits against loss in June 2007
Want to live in India? Try new Mysore project
Two Sri Lankans among first to pilot Emirates’ new Airbus A380
Ageing solution for youth problem in Lanka
Comtronics Lanka powers SAARC Media Centre
Foreign loans or investment way forward in development
Export earnings in June fall
Hikkaduwa beach fest aimed at promoting domestic tourism
Knowledge Conglomerate offers equity option for key jobs
World’s first Nanotechnology Park in Sri Lanka
German ambassador links development aid, trade expansion to human rights
Sri Lankan plantation bubble burst is near
‘Apple Art’ from Leo Burnett to celebrate 73rd Anniversary
India fashion institute selects Lanka’s Emerald to help in training
HR Guru Dave Ulrich in Colombo in Oct ‘08
CIC 1Q09 net profit goes sharply down
When to pick up the shining pebble
Dambulla pitches must be looked at
Good to see bowlers challenged to play the role of batsmen
Lankan stance watched by its neighbours
Mahela against hasty changes
Minister to intervene in stalemate
South Africa boycott Champions Trophy
Hair steps down as a Test umpire
King Midas Pietersen
International standard cricket stadium for East proposed
Cricket administration should be devoid of politics
Shashrika up with hectic ‘ton’ for NCC
Bekele completes the distant double
Jamaica scotches doping talk
Sharya in exciting win over Nadindi
United States erase track failures to claim supremacy
Favourites through to semis at Reid Avenue
The Alagakkonaras - Mahavamsa
The Central Bank is established - Our Heritage
Emelya and the Pike – Part III - Russian Fairytales
The monster on the door - A Poem for the week
:: International
Feminism: 45 years after it all began
Zardari for presidency amid squabbles over judges
Iraq wants US troops out in 3 years
Russia entrenched in Georgia despite 'withdrawal' pledge
Obama gently bids ‘Old Joe’, picks foreign policy expert as VP
:: Mirror
The Africa effect
Wandering around the WWW
Their true colours
Plenty of laughs
Lively theatre
More than entertainment
Lend a hand
Unique moment
Under debate
Gaming with the world
I wish...
Abductions go to the wilds
Let us not make this majestic gathering a thing of the past
What about the black smoke that lorries and buses puff out? - Letters to the Editor
Hello Minister, what about our Sigiriya damsels? - Letters to the Editor
Let action speak louder than words at all battlefronts - Letters to the Editor
Pavements are now ‘off bounds’ to pedestrians - Letters to the Editor
Taxed from all sides - Letters to the Editor
Wife and mother to ministers who always kept a low profile - Appreciations
Memories of an outstanding and outspoken editor and friend - Appreciations
A couple’s beautiful friendship that meant the world to a single woman - Appreciations
Taken for a ride – for a song
Time magazine checks out Tintagel
Here is a book that will change the way we look at art
Seeing the patterns beneath our personalities
Dhananjaya’s plays to the fore
Something different from Pera Singers
Lankan film at intl film festival
Kala Korner
Bliss it was then to be a boy in Kandy
There were no great accolades for Duncan our 1948 Olympic hero
4th National Conference on Buddhist Studies
Promising young stylists to the fore
Prevention of Breast and Gynaecologic Cancers
Memorial service for eminent cardiologist A.T.S. Paul
Lingerie Inspirations

Political Column
Meeting fire with fire douses the poll
5th Column
It’s too late, and you’re too straight to join my mates!
Situation Report
Will not appear with this week
Thoughts from London
Attacks abroad strengthen Mahinda’s image at home
The Economic Analysis
Declining industrial export growth, sign of economic mismanagement
Polls violence: House hots up with usual who dunnit
Focus on Rights
The best of times and the worst of times
Inside the glass house
World in deep waters

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