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Sunday, January 14, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 33

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MoU in danger of collapse
Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between his party and the ruling SLFP is in danger of being annulled if President Mahinda Rajapaksa enrols a group of UNP cross-overs into his Government.
Worst landslides in years: 18 dead, 15 missing
In the aftermath of the worst landslides in some 15 years, the Army and Police backed by air support mounted a major search operation in the Walapane, Hanguranketa and Maturata areas yesterday, where at least 18 were killed, 15 missing and some 1, 500 houses destroyed.
Federalists in – JVP
As the Rajapaksa government gets ready to welcome more than a dozen UNP MPs into its fold, the JVP yesterday accused President Rajapaksa of violating the agreement signed with it before the elections.
Tibetan trek
In this second part, Nishy Wijewardane crosses the Eastern Tibetan Plateau in northern Sichuan Province, witnessing Tibetan highlands around Songpan in full autumn glory.
Puppet revival
She comes with strings attached; and though her smile may be fixed, no one’s complaining because, as she spins in a glorious whirl of gaudy gold and red, you find yourself smiling right back at her. Her name is Saraswati, and Vipula Gamvari is her master.
Struck by chikungunya
Nimal was perfectly normal, getting about his work, both official and domestic. One night, as he was driving back home, shivers and rigors wracked his body.

Following the landslides in the Walapane, Maturata and Hanguranketa areas hundreds of villagers have been fleeing their homes for safety. Here villagers in Kadurukade, Hanguranketa are seen leaving their homes yesterday.



5th Column

The Economic Analysis

Situation Report

Thoughts form London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house
Huge crowds at US porn convention
Thirty thousand people have gathered in the US city of Las Vegas for the annual convention of the pornography industry.

No pledges at Donor Forum
Unlike in previous years, donors will not pledge funds at this month’s Sri Lanka Development Forum, once known as the Paris-based Aid Consortium, to be held on January 29-30 at the Lighthouse Hotel, Galle
Former Tea Board head strikes again
Former chairman of the Tea Board, B.A.C. Abeywardane on Tuesday conducted a staff meeting inside the board premises adding more fuel to confusion in the board administration.
Oil exploration awaits cabinet reshuffle
The final decision on the exploration of oil in the Mannar and Covari Basins in the country will be further delayed due to the anticipated cabinet reshuffle, A.H.M. Fowzie, Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Resources Development said.

One in line with the Ashes and a subcontinent triangular in the offing
Sri Lanka Cricket is planning to have a regular bi-lateral one day series with New Zealand on a home and away basis in line with the famous Ashes series played between England and Australia.
And now for the World Cup
Now the chartered official commitments are over, and the Lankans begin their quest for the World Cup in the West Indies in earnest. After a couple of free days our cricketers are India bound...
Mahanama take Black and Gold trophy
Mahanama College Colombo took the ‘Black and Gold’ trophy by virtue of a first innings win they gained against D.S.Senanayake Vidyalaya in their inaugural encounter concluded at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. They succeeded to defend their low score of 157 by bowling out their opponents for 151.

Funday Times
TV Times
Balancing act between cynicism and humour
Think governance, politics or even just power. Corruption must surely be one of the first words that come into your mind… This, together with the use of power to suit you best, is a...
Unrest in the Chola empire
After all the rejoicing, everybody reported to work the following morning. The chief commanders met the prince and had a discussion. They said, "O Prince, now is the time. Let us...
Sixth Lane is a popular new wave outfit in Sri Lanka and the name Chamath Janak Perera is synonymous with the Lane. Chamath is a rapper in the outfit and he has a huge following of young club goers.



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