ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 39

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CID thrown open; top officers moved out
What is easily the Police Department's most coveted arm, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), is undergoing a complete purge.Officers at the higher echelons are all being moved out after ......
Ex-foreign minister warned India may join in imposing embargoes
The then Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera warned President Mahinda Rajapaksa that India may join western powers to bring international strictures and even embargoes on Sri Lanka.
80 million-rupee luxury BMWs for new ministers
Contrary to assurances that the new ministers in the super-size Cabinet of President Mahinda Rajapaksa will only be drawing their salaries.....
He climbed the heights!
SOMETHING special happened on Friday! An old friend called in, albeit belatedly, armed with a bagful of memories and a whole lot...
Special art
Thashmi, Odel’s latest designer extraordinaire, can barely contain her excitement. She is amazed and overwhelmed, not just by the bustling store, but by all the people who’ve ...
Hit and run horror
Elsworth Vantwest (33) lies in his bed at the Asiri Surgical Hospital, a pale shadow of his former vibrant and fun-loving self. He is fed liquids directly into his stomach through a...

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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

Bangkok is a notorious destination for sex tourism.But the lives of many of the city's sex workers are full of danger, disease and the urgent need to send money home. Pim, who recently left her job in a go-go bar, has a typical story:

Bandula’s plan to cut COL misfires
The Treasury, in a move that caught food importers by surprise, reintroduced import duty on all commodities this week just a few days before a crucial scheme to reduce prices of essential food commodities takes off.
IFS in big deal with Singer Pakistan
IFS Sri Lanka, a global enterprise applications company, has struck a deal with Singer Pakistan in a US$500,000 investment.The company said it is one of the largest single investments by Singer Pakistan while for Sri Lanka it is the country’s biggest software exports.
Export certificates must for recon. vehicles
Compulsory export inspection certificates for all imported reconditioned vehicles will finally become effective from March 1 but with mixed feelings in the trade.

The growing pains
After a two world cup stint as outsiders, Sri Lanka had already become a part of the mainstream by the time the 1983 World Cup tournament began once again in England. Now they had no excuses in form of the game. Every run scored, every wicket taken against went to the respective foe and to their individual tally of performances.
Chamara was just brilliant
The recently concluded tour to India had its pluses and minuses. Unquestionably, the biggest plus was the batting of Chamara Silva in the fourth and final game.
Present attack is better – Arjuna
Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunge sees the 2007 bowling attack as being better than the one he possessed in 1996. He said “In 1996 we did not have match winning bowlers, but, they were a really committed and a disciplined lot.

Funday Times
TV Times
Voices of hope
A beaming Salman Gadit received the Lyceum Challenge trophy at the Champion Junior Speaker Contest 2007 held on February 19 at the BMICH. Organised by The Colombo Toastmasters in association
Heroism of Ravideva
King Vijayabahu was overjoyed after hearing about the defeat of the Cholas. The people of the entire country were rejoicing, as they witnessed signs of an end to foreign power, which lasted for nearly 50 years.
Award winning tele director, makeup artiste, teledrama director and film journalist, Dayaratne Ratagedara is busy hunting a group of fresh teen faces for his maiden directorial venture in cinema.

Financial Times
Snags in SLSB
More institutions to pursue hedging
Raising the level of strategic readiness
LB Finance delivers 116 percent growth
Dialog hopes to reach all parts of Sri Lanka by end ‘07
Enhancing the dignity of female apparel employees
SriLankan’s International Aviation Academy operating in Maldives
World Bank helps rebuild the lives of Puttalam’s IDP
ICICI Bank’s new salary account product
Ceylinco at the top with Rs 15.3 bln premium income in 2006
Cleaning the accountancy stables
Lanka home to Asia’s first medical mall
Cargills -A royal celebration of Independence
HNB sees profits soar despite huge tax burden
‘POP Love’- Unilever day with customers
British Standards Institution (BSI) now in Sri Lanka
Export opportunities - passage to India and Europe
Crysbro chicken in hygienic Cryovac packaging
Directors’ duties under the new Companies Act
LWL considers overseas investments
Brandix’s top ‘seven’ win Six Sigma Black Belts
Blueprint for Chillies 2007 to be upgraded
RP group estates recognised for fair practices
Prolonged war taking toll on economy – Ranil
CB shows mixed trends in economic indicators
OPA ignores human resources - Letter
Eagle Insurance continues growth trend
Small industry chamber meets Prof. Peiris
JKH rights issue unlikely to change shareholding
Civil society silent on 10-year plan
Lankan heavyweights set up joint palm oil mill worth Rs 250m
Sri Lanka clarifies ‘overblown media reports” at MICE show
ComBank extends 'Com-e Load' to Mobitel subscribers
Interest rates lifted amidst high inflation

Ready for that rainy day?
Make way for commitment

TV Times
Sir Cliff Richard: Bigger than life, but, yet human
‘Rata Ekata’ for World Cup
Cosmic Rays expands
Vidarshana: Message of love through music
‘Kelani Palama’ in Negombo
New theme from Nalan
Chefs Gone Mad at Trans Asia
‘Laabai Apple’ underway
Reader' Corner
  Do justice to Queen’s English
  TNL 'Paduru Partiy' in memory of Late Clarence was a disaster
  Tribute to Armed Forces misused
  Tamil teledramas creates a generation of couch potatoes

Funday Times

Our Heritage
Our trip to Sinharaja Rainforest
Young Scientists from UK

Only human – the biggest risk factor in long-term space missions
MPs, media and the mayhem
Life as a Thai sex worker
Most tsunami drug donations were useless and dangerous
TN won’t overlook national interest, says Karunanidhi
Electricity piracy adds to CEB’s woes
Invasive plant threatens bio-diversity
Saudi Arabia mum over Lankan queries on execution and public display
Govt., rights groups slam killing
Vehicle firm, Customs in collision course over seats
Marriage registrars reject restrictions
Kandy to reverse to old traffic system
Birds and planes can’t fly together
Basil tells Japan Lanka wants dialogue
Odds & Ends
Court Martialled Navy officer to appeal
Prices of essentials to go up as plans go awry
Mangala wows to carry on with 'new journey'
Assault of lottery ticket seller: Doctors to submit reports
Youth dissatisfied with politics, shows study
Anura B responds
Harry J. vs V.T. Vittachi: Another bout in the offing
City Fathers to air grievances to President

Ananda turns a new chapter in aqua sport
Prabagaran wins All India Amateur Golf Championship
Foreign coach to handle Under-19 rugby squad
Vincent Dias Stadium – a big mess
Aney is it true? with nam
Arun appointed to Swimming Australia
The want of a ‘pinch hitter’
My way – the rugby way
Bright prospects of golfing tours
St Sebastian’s record fourth successive win
Seven shuttlers for Bahrain
Trinity in gallant fight back
Another yawn at Maitland Place
SACK force draw on Joes
Good organizing but standards low

Letters to the editor
  Let no obstacle stand in the way of the right medicine - Open letter to the Health Minister
  Stamping a difference
  Only money talks if you need to jump the queue!
  Revert to slip system and stop harassing pensioners
  Welcome to a hell-hole
  Hammalawa Sri Saddhatissa Nayaka Maha Thera
  Lynda Hadji Omar
  Our mother, our angle
  Devi Jayasinghe
  Channelling the power of poetry
  ‘An Introduction to Law in Sri Lanka’ by Ruana Rajepakse
  The Story of Life - Man on Planet Earth
If Crowley had met Lawrence and Lawrence had met Jung.....
Making music along with big names
Kala Korner by Dee Cee
Nadine offers the latest perm
Still sparkling
Media meet in Kathmandu
The Royal "Fortyseveners" reunion
Healing music by Erik Berglund
Tantalizing Tat’ana


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