PRINT EDITION -2407-09- 2008
The Welikadawatte temple and its chief incumbent, Ven. Pannala Pannaratne Thera. The chief monk was remanded last week on contempt of court charges after he failed to appear in courts to face charges of violating a Supreme Court ruling on the use of loudspeakers. Pic by Sanka Vithanagama
Defining moments in Eelam War IV
-Situation Report By Iqbal Athas

The most decisive phase of Eelam War IV began this week. The Security Forces and Tiger guerrillas fought some of the bitterest battles on Monday and Tuesday.

Polls defeat deepens UNP crisis
Political Column

It was one of the stormiest sessions where the protagonists roared against each other with anger and candour.

Zardari Pakistan’s new President
Asif Ali Zardari secured a large win in Pakistan's presidential elections today, capping a remarkable rise from jail, exile and his wife Benazir Bhutto's
Finding her flame
In ten years time, hopefully, Shanaki Perera will have released an album of her own music in addition to being a dedicated and successful career woman with a Masters and PhD under her belt.
‘Life’ Resort for better life

‘Life Ayurveda Resort’, one of the pioneering Ayurveda therapy hotels, is located right on the Beach in Thalpitiya, Wadduwa, just 45 minutes drive from Colombo.

UN says it can’t advise LTTE on trapped civilians
United Nations agencies in Sri Lanka have said they are unable to advise civilians to vacate LTTE-controlled areas despite a government request to this effect. Heavy fighting in the Wanni has forced thousands of civilians to move deeper into guerrilla-dominated areas.
JHU sounds out new Act to beat loudspeaker rule
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a political party led by Buddhist monks, has announced that it will push for a new Act that would give religious organisations greater flexibility under the law on the subject of noise pollution.
Other News
Pillayan wants Govt. money for missing people
Net widens in blood centre probe
Churchman with GPS gear nabbed at BIA
Police believe ex-public servant’s murder may be linked to ongoing probes
Expect thunderstorms, strong winds: Met Dept.
The message is loud and clear

In November last year we welcomed in this very space, what we called a landmark Supreme Court decision to curb noise pollution. We said then, that loudspeakers have been grossly abused by all groups to the detriment of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious citizenry, the very anti-thesis of what the Great Teachers preached.

Voice for the voiceless
Chandima Rajapatirana simply adores chocolate. Though his mother Anoja had no doubt guessed this already, it took 18 years for Chandima to tell her himself.
SEC seeks AG’s advice on judgment

Amidst a flurry of activity post-LMSL, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked John Keells Holdings (JKH) to inform its shareholders on the financial impact of the Supreme Court judgment on its bunkering arm while seeking the advice from the Attorney General (AG) on how to comply with the court verdict.

Cricketers refuse to budge
Sri Lanka is to play a 20/Twenty game in Canada against Pakistan, West Indies or South Africa in October this year. Negotiations are also
Rebellion in Gampola
Aryachakravarti got a chance to interfere with the power struggle of the Sinhala kings. He almost became a mediator. He benefited by the invasions against the Sinhala kingdom.
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UN says it can’t advise LTTE on trapped civilians
JHU sounds out new Act to beat loudspeaker rule
Pillayan wants Govt. money for missing people
Net widens in blood centre probe
Churchman with GPS gear nabbed at BIA
Police believe ex-public servant’s murder may be linked to ongoing probes
Expect thunderstorms, strong winds: Met Dept.
Police building comes under cop scrutiny
Dean says journalists refused to show their IDs
Housemaid returnee relates rape horror
Assault case: Editor says some media have distorted the facts
Prestigious Dubai Group to set up Hotel School here
No court martial: Deserters offered fresh amnesty
Oil exploration deal before parliament
One blue sees red, the other steals the show
Fury over UK visa delay
Odds and Ends
What ails the NCP?
Six months jail for female cop who robbed female cop
Spate of killings shakes liberated Eastern Province
No power, no water for rebuilt school
Trust to focus on our heritage
Casino rape: Kudu Nuwan on the prowl
Torture in prison: True or false?
Resume recruitment: SC tells Immigration Department
:: TV Times
‘Life’ Resort for better life
‘One Blood’ for peace
Batman back with ‘The Dark Knight'
Life goes on in ‘Dream Shop’
‘The Great Debaters’ at AC
La Mome’ in town
Religious leaders and artistes protest against ‘Mega Teledramas’
‘TV Southasia’ makes debut on MTV
Mariazelle at OTSC Club Night
‘Athivishesha’ (Extra Special) on Derana
TV Times - Cover of the week
‘Oil Bank’ for all operators to replace LMSL facility
New telecom interconnection charge soon
SEC checks LMF accounts
Eagle–NDB Fund buy-back deal
Discussing business ethics and integrity
Directors speak out on transparency, integrity and declining morality
Sweeping under the carpet - Comment
Deafening silence of the business community on a landmark judgment
BOI offers Lankan space for controversial Tata Nano Plant
Power of direct marketing and Lankan impact
Malaysia’s TMI appoints Hans Wijayasuriya as new group COO
Business Briefs
Ageing solution for youth problem in Sri Lanka
Lanka Bell and Maliban in ICT partnership
Consider East Asia as well as South Asia for future trade growth - trade experts
Lankan company helps Silverstone get back on track
Ceylon Biscuits’ longest servicing employees felicitated
But bureaucracy and corruption slow growth
FCCISL urges India to strengthen people-to-people contacts before CEPA
SCOPP chief assures support to private sector in regional economic development
Hayleys wins six National Ag-Biz awards
ACL Cables wins Asia Pacific quality award
Mobile phones as mosquito repellents
Hemtours re-branded as Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka
Climate change expert leads search for green consumption
Over 900 ISO 9001 certified companies in Sri Lanka
Advanced management programme for company directors
SLT helps students of School for the Blind at Ratmalana
MoU between CCC and CNCI
Working for a World free of poverty - WB
National constructors association should help to build the nation
Cost effective national payment systems installed
GSK funds National Surveillance Project on antibiotic resistance
Thomas Bata, world’s best-known shoemaker, dies
Workshop planned to develop industrial model for Biogas
Record year for Lankan clove exports
Developing a new approach to energy
Large parcels moving in CIC
Colombo Toastmasters Club -25 years of Public Speaking Leadership
Is there poverty on estates?
Business must maintain high standards of integrity-TI official
Bribery Commission probe over LMSL deal to conclude soon
LMSL seeking lease of SLPA property is affront to SC judgment-petition
Independent directors – are they for real?
LMSL says it will vacate premises on Sept.10
Delimitation of the continental shelf of Sri Lanka
‘Bids’ for former UK embassy property sent to London
ITL Lanka continues support to Bounavista Junior School
Issues over Colombo Port Project
New rating for Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka Branch
Athulathmudali questions need for second airport
Tea charity auction to raise funds for tsunami
Kimarli wins Professional Woman of the Year award
N.U. Jayawardena remembered in book launch
Finagle Lanka introduces new product range
Cricketers refuse to budge
Come what may, SLSCA to go ahead with tourney
DISCIPLINE and being professional
Ajantha ‘discoverer’ ready to introduce Panagoda
Making the best of the opportunities
Kandy International Sevens marks first decade
Police shock Ratnam SC to enter final
AASL takes up doping issue
Para-Olympics get underway
Extensive planning the only way to tackle
Sri Lanka in semis
Aney Is It True ? with Nam
Under-15 tournament underway
Mithun ends Captain reign
Rebellion in Gampola - Mahavamsa
Restoration of Mahiyangana stupa begins - Our Heritage
Emelya and the Pike – Part V - Russian Fairytales
The fortune-teller - A Poem for the week
A healthy breakfast
SANJU: The youngster celebrates 3rd B'day
:: International
Kashmir: Historical blunders and missed opportunities
Zardari Pakistan’s new President
Australia swears in first woman governor-general
McCain, Obama woo voters amid struggling economy
Pro-independence strike cripples life in Indian Kashmir
After Gustav, Hanna lashes US coast with Ike looming
Nepal's remarkable peace: What next?
:: Mirror
Music masterminds
Baby blues
Center stage
Violin vivce
Heart of darkness
Psychedelic treat
Whirl with the wind
Finding her flame
Dual laughs
Joes go timeless
Sting through the rock
Dare to challenge
Raising the stakes at Shakes’
Technical lows
Voice for the voiceless
Hakgala in harm’s way
It is unconstitutional for politicos not to pay taxes - Letters to the Editor
Third-generation banker recalls family’s N’Eliya connections - Letters to the Editor
English is essential – it is the language of our global village - Letters to the Editor
Symbolic levy won’t make Lanka greener - Letters to the Editor
The language we cannot do without - Letters to the Editor
He cared about the world’s happiness and well-being - Appreciations
A man of the people and a true party man - Appreciations
Mummy’s extended family loved having her in the driver’s seat - Appreciations
Home away from home for Hali-ela monkeys
Trekking the Ramayana trail
The spirit of a school
Groundbreaking art book, a work of art itself
C’mon let’s be happy!
The best in literature
Don’t miss organ and choral concert
The young musicians
A delightful medley from Menaka Singers
Semage’s art and Lankan culture in Japan
The world in danger of the silent tsunami
Documenting the documentary
Lessons on teaching the little ones
Political Column
Polls defeat deepens UNP crisis
5th Column
Always dreaming, never accomplishing! Let me pledge my vows anew!
Situation Report
Defining moments in Eelam War IV
Thoughts from London
Getting Sri Lanka’s act together and fast
The Economic Analysis
Towards self-sufficiency in milk
Will not appear with this week
Focus on Rights
Deliberating the question of justice
Inside the glass house
When truth and rights are crucified for US security
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