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Sunday, March 04, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 40

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Vavuniya lawless: CJ intervenes
The administration of justice in government controlled Vavuniya has come to a standstill with hundreds of cases being put off. Chief Justice Sarath Silva has made an urgent appeal to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to settle the crisis between lawyers and pro-government militant groups.
Kandana horror: 5 brutally slain bodies in swamp
The discovery of five bullet-riddled bodies in a Kandana swamp with their faces blindfolded and disfigured has caused shock and horror yesterday.
Lanka fully with China on Taiwan issue
Sri Lanka will not develop any official link with Taiwan and will support all efforts by China to achieve national reunification, President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured the Chinese government, during his six-day visit which ended yesterday.
Bonding through chena
For thousands of years the human-elephant conflict has dogged Sri Lanka. The plaintive cry in any dry zone village would be: “Aliya gahala merune” or “Ali ape kumburu vinasha kara”.Is there a permanent solution not only .....
Violent youth
Trucks filled with boys in strange costumes, flags of varying colours draped over their bodies, boys roaming the streets begging tin in hand and unruly groups attempting to scale the walls of girls' schools. Contrast this with an incident in recent times, where a gang of Ananda College students allegedly used a stun-gun....
Amma’s message
“This world is like a flower. Each nation a petal. If one petal is infested, does it not affect all the other petals” Amma who is known for her extraordinary acts of love and self-sacrifice asks, pointing out that it is the duty of each one of us to preserve the beauty and fragrance of this world.

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5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

The guests of honor were feuding. Spectators booed and cheered behind steel barricades. Anna Nicole's Smith's funeral on Friday was part soap opera, part circus _ perhaps a fitting combination for a woman who found.....

Lanka Internet goes bust
Internet and telecommunications service provider, Lanka Internet Services Ltd has gone bankrupt and unceremoniously disappeared into thin air with senior management of the company jumping ship and unable to be located.
HNB looks overseas
Hatton National Bank (HNB), is exploring its options of entering India in the near future while also eyeing the region, South East Asia, emerging East Asia and some parts of North Africa.
Touchwood in trouble over assets claim
The Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board (SLAASMB), after launching an investigation into the financial statements of Touchwood Investments Ltd, has 'determined that the estimates of fair value...

Arjuna’s Formula For World Cup
In the three previous episodes we discussed about Sri Lankan cricket’s entry into the big time game and the initial growing pains that they had to undergo. However, in this episode we will discuss how Sri Lanka cricket...
Srimantha and Lahiru see Petes to safety
The 73rd Battle of the Saints between St Joseph’s and St Peter’s concluded at the P. Sara Stadium ended in another stale draw. The Peterites after being bowled out for 193 from their overnight score of 161...
Top order should put their hands up
Sri Lanka’s quest to make a strong statement at the 9th edition of the ICC World Cup will depend on their top order batsmen with the onus once again resting on the shoulders of thirty seven year old veteran Sanath Jayasuriya.

Kandy Library blaze reveals tales of woe
The Kandy library auditorium, which was burnt on February 2 has raised many questions from its ashes as it had not been properly insured.“We were in the process of estimating the value of the whole premises to insure it, after making some changes in the library.

Funday Times
TV Times
A link for your aspirations
Through our school years most of us have been a part of some group immersed in community development. Being a part of such a group gives you the chance of coming up with creative ideas..
Chola rule comes to an end
The Sinhala soldiers got the gates of the Chola camp opened. With their swords drawn they entered the camp. The fighting began. The weapons clashed at lightening speed. Chola soldiers...
Popular and award winning stage plays of Parakrama Niriella and late Dayananda Gunawardena will go on board from March 9 to 11 at the Lionel Wendt, Colombo.

Financial Times
VRS for Hotel Corp employees
Giant ICT strides by India
FDIs – old wine in new bottle
Common sense about the software business
Brandix-Hayleys in logistics deal at Indian apparel zone
Imran – surprise guest at HSBC weekend retreat
Fair Trade opens new opportunities for garment sector
HNB says some CB guidelines on provisioning too harsh
SA students join forces to discuss future of region
Malaysia’s Tourism Minister woos Sri Lankans
Nano technology to save fuel consumption
Ravi appointed to SEC
Long term business visas to Pakistan under consideration
Lankan oil processing plant starts operations
Chicken biriyani and sizzling Indian titbits
SLT provides communication solution to Asha Philips Securities
CIMA Janashakthi Pinnacle Awards - driving business success
Of pink carnations, flowers and good energy
NAMAL close ended unit trust
Building a nation for growth, peace and prosperity
Rising inflation a matter of concern
Sri Lanka is a classless society
Protecting our own space on earth
Budding entrepreneurs at regional JA meeting
Callous employers of the differently abled
Record stock indices - who are we fooling?
FTA with US will not help garment industry, says US trade specialist
Lankan business urges government to speed up development
IFC links up with NDB on Global Trade Finance Program
Mismanaging the rubber cess funds
UK ports keen on Lankan business
Otara’s support to community dogs
Vittachi wins board vote
Internet advertising bigger than radio, magazine

Inside the 'chatroom'
Nurturing change
Different experience

TV Times
Sam goes international
Pathi felicitated in Kandy
DefianZ: For new age fusion
The Euro Star
Reader' Corner
  Aping Culture of film celebrities
  Give boost to 'Sarisara' VCDs and DVDs
  Experiencing the new trends on MTV
  Bring 'Rex' back

The K knot: The train disaster and peace prospects
London church pays tribute to journalists killed on assignment
Chechen parents shed tears of frustration
Italian envoy escaped death by a whisker
RMV: Graft on top gear
The story of flawed justice and official apathy
Hot pursuit ends in explosive find
Bogollagama off to UK for talks
SC reserves judgment in CBK case
Unusual weather brought on by El Nino: Met official
Alleged traitor’s body refused village burial
Lankan American accused of aiding Tigers
Karuna visits his camps
Landslide victims belittle Govt. relief efforts
DCSL’s interim injunction refused
Karu wants land registration quickened
Chalk for cheese at Ratgama school

A promising batsman
Will ‘Thoras’ repeat 1907 victory
Class of ’94 cricket sixes today
Now the world waits
Aney is it true? with nam
Matale TT talent unearthed
Cheyenne Woods the US junior prodigy
A salute to a stalwart
Defending champs KSC unbeaten
Chanaka shines in drawn game
Rahula romp home in the nick of time
Ragama CC and Saracens advance to finals
Antonians in command

  Paddy field, cradle of our cricket
  So close and yet so tedious to get there!
  Thank you for setting a good example
  Veil unveils western hypocrisy
  Eardley Neville Fernando
  Bernadeen Silva
  Sita Arunthavanathan
  Bryan Paul Senanayake
Grand Tour – Origin of the modern tourism industry
Back on track with the music
If they had only connected
Kidney disease: Prevention IS the best cure
It’s tea time with cocktails and mocktails!
Sahanaya celebrates silver jubilee
Capture the essesnce of Mount Lavinia Hotel

Kandy Times
News in Brief
KMC, Police disagree over traffic plan change
Kandy Road closed briefly for heavy traffic
  Provincial Appeal Court opens in Kandy
  Sir Olcott remembered
  Centre provides artificial limbs
  History on the wane
  Fitch affirms Central Finance rating with ‘stable’ outlook
  Commercial Credit provides free insurance cover
  Suntel’s employment opportunities to the region
  SLT invests on ICoRN Laboratory at Peradeniya university
  A kingdom is born, a kingdom is lost
  Magical tale of a lovable Prince comes alive
  Few minutes of meditation, good way to start
  Mahamaya girls put on their show
  Antonians have the edge this year
  Decision unlikely this year too
  Not an easy task for Vidyartha
  Malinga Bandara comes on stage


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