PRINT EDITION -2431 August 2008
Police detectives carrying out investigations at the scene where a small time bomb exploded at a wrist watch stall at rush hour in Pettah yesterday.
The grave story of the "ghost" aircraft -Situation Report By Iqbal Athas

Last Tuesday (August 26) was a cloudy night in eastern Sri Lanka. At a jetty in the Dockyard in Trincomalee, home for Sri Lanka Navy's eastern headquarters, there was hectic activity..

Battered UNP at crossroads - Political Column

Last week's elections to the North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councils were different from all previous ones in many respects. It delivered different messages to the victor and the vanquished.




Veiled Sexuality
A woman swathed in black to her ankles, wearing a headscarf or a full chador , walks down a European or North American street, surrounded by other women in halter tops, miniskirts and short shorts.
Training with a twist
Training programmes come in all shapes and sizes. Brace yourself though, because this one won't have you rowing for dear life in the white waters off Kithulgala, or holding hands with the guy you hate from accounts;
Sandun enters cinema with ‘Uththara’

Young teledrama director and playwright Sandun Rajakaruna begins his journey as a filmmaker with 'Uththara', a film produced by Vajira Rajapaksa.

Public sector retirement age at 63
The retirement age of some 1.1 million public servants may be raised to 63 in keeping with worldwide trends and the increase in life expectancy of Sri Lankans, a top official said yesterday.

Time bomb at wrist watch stall, 45 wounded

At least 45 people were wounded, some critically, when a time-bomb exploded at Olcott Mawatha in Pettah shortly after noon yesterday, police and hospital sources said.
Other News
Tougher cordon around Temple Trees
NICked at the booth
IDP numbers soar as fighting intensifies
Journalists work in climate of fear say media groups
Paper-marking should be in competent hands
Fixed dates instead of fixing polls

Hardly had the dust settled on the two Provincial Council elections last week, the two warring parties, viz., the Government and the Opposition, began shadow-boxing on another front -- whether to hold a General Election or not.

Trapped in flames of hate
Tales of horror abound. Beaten, slashed even while pregnant, and severely burnt. Not by strangers but by the very lovers and husbands who have turned into monsters.
Presidential committee over Jayasundera affair
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a likely response to sustained coverage in The Sunday Times FT on the Supreme Court decision overturning the ‘irregular’ privatization of Lanka Marine Services Ltd (LMSL) and calls for Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera to quit,
At the end of the highway
The empty handed Lankan Olympic contingent deplaned on our soil at midnight on Wednesday, sans much fanfare or glory seeking politicians and the social wannabe’s who always follow those ‘do-gooders’ like their life’s sins.
The first King of Gampola

Buwanekabahu IV is named as the 1st king of Gampola. His Prime Minister, Senadhilankara had employed four strategies to strengthen the security of the country.

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Public sector retirement age at 63
Time bomb at wrist watch stall, 45 wounded
Tougher cordon around Temple Trees
Gas price hike tomorrow
Vakarai woman pleads for son as CM Pillayan takes to his heels
Stranded fishermen end traumatic voyage
A plunge in time saves lives
Odds and Ends
All-religions rally today
Soldiers’ food poisoning followed fish-rice meal
Trinco to get municipal status
Corruption charges lead to dissolution of PS
NGO vehicle hit by blast
Break bondage and be one nation: Kohona
Crack team of fire-fighters say they are not insured
CEB unions oppose vehicle gift to outgoing GM
475 graduate teachers say they want postings within their own districts
Safe drinking water for Tangalle
Hambantota residents refuse to leave ancestral villages despite living in danger of landslides
Journalists work in climate of fear say media groups
Ports to get new boss tomorrow
Ari back in Govt fold
Sri Lanka envoy for Cambodia genocide tribunal
All-religions rally today
Burn marks on exhumed body of Lankan housemaid
Paper-marking should be in competent hands
Rizana’s case: Defence says confession not valid
NICked at the booth
No crops, no compensation
Not-so busy Pettah gets a jolt
IDP numbers soar as fighting intensifies
STF honours its dead tomorrow
:: TV Times
Sandun enters cinema with ‘Uththara’
‘Youth New Wave’ holds first international film fest
Colours of Graduation
Wild Asia: The animal world
‘Ammawarune’ in Australia
Dharmasiri honoured at Jothi commemoration
‘Yahaluwo’ goes to Goa
Dharmasiri honoured at Jothi commemoration
Marians say thank you to the music loving Sri Lankans in Rome
‘Freedom Fighters’: A tale of a revolutionary teacher
Charandas comes to town
‘Gang of Axe’ in action
Presidential committee over Jayasundera affair
SLPA engineers concerned over ‘clause’ issue in port
Tata Tea bullish on local plantations
JKH explains ‘results’ delay to shareholders
Airtel blasts mobile operators as ‘anti competitive’
Stassen’s directors’ case against Harry Jayawardena postponed
Dimo autos to Pakistan
Lessons for public officials - Comment
Action against PBJ eye-opener for other officers- SC judge
Petition in SC against rising electricity costs
Corporate fraud cases in the world
CCC needs to make public its decision on JKH
Rise of JKH and the rapid decline of Sri Lanka
Western Union expanding in Lanka’s remittances market
HNB net profit up sharply
Job fair by Employers’ Network on Disability
Grey’s ‘Garments without Guilt’ Campaign in finals for AME awards
‘Corporate disclosures – need of the hour!’- Clarification
Touchwood didn’t “fudge” its accounts - Right of Reply
Indo – Sri Lanka FTA: Myths and realities
Trade unions say labour rights violations not helping to retain
MTD Walkers to set upfully fledged master workshop
Mobitel's all encompassing registration system
AMCHAM Business Leaders Forum
Capital needs and structural change: Coming challenges for banks
Business Briefs
Tax system leaking from one end, adding from the other
First batch capped at Hemas Nursing School
Lanka's high literacy rate attracts investment
Serious problems in road and transport infrastructure
NTB corporate quiz a success
SAARC Economic Summit and Trade Fair for regional integration
PR key to create good first impressions
SriLankan Airlines appoints its first Lady Captain
CEPA critics are those who had a bad experience in India
EPSI Computers to popularise green computing
Allianz Lanka launches life business
Indulging in the business of colours
At the end of the highway
Lanka experience cricketing hibernation!
Thirty seven in five innings – simply not good enough
‘400 club’ a special moment
Lankan IOC chiefCricket is twenty years away from the Olympics – Lankan IOC chief
Aussies thrash Bangladesh
Isipathana clinch Zahira 7’s
Roddick sails to third round
Symonds sent home
Mendis in action at Panagoda
Beijing a good learning curve - Gomes
The way the cookie crumbled
Bedser recalls the private Bradman
Joes - the best cagers
‘Shut up’ said he
Royal Colombo Title event in full swing - Favourites Oblige
The first King of Gampola - Mahavamsa
The surgeon with a love for the jungles - Our Heritage
Emelya and the Pike – Part IV - Russian Fairytales
Universe - A Poem for the week
:: International
Another lost war in Afghanistan: What’s going wrong?
Veiled Sexuality
Millions still trapped in Indian floods
McCain's VP pick: Ex-beauty queen and America’s ‘hottest governor’
Putin in fresh attack on US over Georgia
The digital war on poverty
Why Russia came to the rescue of South Ossetia and Abkhazia
:: Mirror
Confessions of a groupie
Music books up for grabs
Finding your groove
Crusaders with a pen
Raw muscle
Birthday blues
Training with a twist
Bustling with bargains
Racial sports?
Trapped in flames of hate
Christine unfurls her canvas of adventures
Pettah junction is a traffic nightmare and an eyesore - Letters to the Editor
To “SB” or not to “SB” - Letters to the Editor
Adopt tough measures to stop bomb attacks - Letters to the Editor
Lankan cop wins cricket-loving Indian hearts - Letters to the Editor
Give us peace and space to say a prayer for the dead - Letters to the Editor
Maths educationist whose goodness multiplied throughout his life - Appreciations
She enlightened the minds of her students - Appreciations
Blowing back to a red-hot history
Children! Gather around for some milk rice
Easy to digest fruity facts
It’s about you and me and our society
Getting to know a social reality
Prasanna’s new venture to bloom
Upendra breaks ground with innovative psycho thriller
Kurunegala Hospital gets new cardiac catheter laboratory
Nishkan takes oaths as 4th generation lawyer
Brush strokes of a spiritual Japanese art
Mass to celebrate blessing of the sick
Political Column
Battered UNP at crossroads
5th Column
I’m on top of the world—looking down on reds and greens!
Situation Report
The grave story of the "ghost" aircraft
Thoughts from London
Lanka paying the price for diplomatic neglect
The Economic Analysis
Stripping garments of GSP Plus
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Focus on Rights
The question of proper electoral governance
Inside the glass house
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