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Sunday, August 19, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 12

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State assets to build SLFP hq.
Heads of state corporations and statutory boards have been called upon to dispose idle assets and contribute to complete the Sri Lanka Freedom Party headquarters in Battaramulla amidst opening of an Elections Office at Temple Trees and preparations for polls.The instructions were given during a meeting Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa and Senior Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle held with the heads at the Presidential Secretariat recently......
Engineer alleges assault by Bhaila’s son
A SriLankan-born British passport holder on holiday in Colombo was assaulted allegedly by Deputy Minister Hussein Bhaila’s son on Friday morning in front of his residence in Bambalapitiya after the two got into an argument over their vehicles passing through a narrow road. Paul Savarimuttu, a 57-year-old Sri Lankan Chartered Engineer living in Warrington, was injured in the incident and is receiving treatment at the Colombo eye hospital.
JHU leader warns of AIDS plot against monks
Jathika Hela Urumaya leader Ven Ellawala Medhananda Thera yesterday warned Buddhist monks of a conspiracy by “fundamentalists” to spread the AIDS virus among the Buddhist clergy and discredit Buddhism. Ven Medhananda Thera told The Sunday Times he had taken up the matter with leading Mahanayakes.
Love affair with his mother tongue
Launched on August 11, coinciding with the 107th birth anniversary of his father, Roots, Reflections and Reminiscences by Dr. Tissa Abeysekara is first a son’s tribute to his parents for the cultural legacy he inherited through their disparate yet diverse cultural contexts, and second, an artist’s expression ......
Dancing with the Buddha
What does an image of the Buddha have to do with a romantic comedy about a 1980s pop star who finds new love? Music and Lyrics, a Warner Bros production starring the hugely bankable talents of Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore is to all intents and purposes a feel-good romantic comedy.
Manning memories
I lived a good part of my childhood in Manning Town, a little township situated between Borella and Narahenpita in Colombo 8. My father who was attached to the Postal Department had been in the waiting list for government quarters in Colombo for some time.

The Ther chariot festival of Mayurapathi Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple in progress at Wellawatte yesterday amidst a large gatherring with Kavadi dancers and devotees who ritually hooked themselves on to the statues of the deities. Pic by M. A. Pushpakumara

Mariakadey diplomacy to combat the world

5th Column

The Economic Analysis
Bonded by debt: Political controversy and economic implications

Situation Report

Thoughts from London

Issue of the week

Focus on Rights


Inside the glass house

Two men claiming to be carrying a bomb hijacked a Turkish passenger plane heading from northern Cyprus to Istanbul today. Most passengers escaped the aircraft after it landed at an airport on the Turkish Mediterranean coast and security forces were trying to convince the hijackers to release the last five hostages left on board.

Tax: Crisis of credibility
Experts say the government is so desperate for money, that it is resorting to extreme and radical ways to raise funds, resulting in a lack of confidence in administration by the business community and ordinary taxpayers alike.
Softlogic, Harry J bidding for Asha Central
Several parties including the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) and Softlogic Group are vying for 82 percent of Asha Central Hospital, held by Euroam Management Services (Pvt) Ltd (EMSPL), widely believed to be controlled by Dr. Neville Fernando and family, industry sources said.
Good use of tax money
Remember the old adage - two wrongs don’t make a right-
Well the reverse is happening just as local newspapers and international news agencies chronicle and regale readers across the globe with the mercedez benz drama.
Sri Lanka Tennis

Forget Bedi, concentrate on record, Arjuna tells Murali
Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunge who is a staunch supporter of champion off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan does not think that Murali should waste his time...
Embilipitiya lads stun Thurstan
While a group of boys from Embilipitiya MMV slept at that temple in Delkanda on Friday night, would any of them have dreamt that they would defeat an A Division school with a rich history...
SLC rich with SLRC millions
Sri Lankas Premier Cricket Tournament tagged the ‘Premier League’ will take a new dimension this year following Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) successfully securing the sponsorship ...

Feeding your baby
Proper nutrition in childhood is the key to lifelong eating habits that contribute to your children's overall health and help them to grow to their full potential. Healthy eating habits begin at birth, and are largely the result of parental influence, says Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Dilrukshi Ruberu, ......
Funday Times
TV Times
Diverse talents
Imagine four random first year IT students from all corners of the country, competing for the first time in an international arena comprising 160 team applicants from over 70 countries and being selected as one of the top six entries worldwide! Now think for a moment that this was in fact true.
Queen Sugala
The inscription was an added point to make Parakramabahu, the ruler of Polonnaruwa. No one could oppose it. Now Parakramabahu was the leader of a large area including the South and Rajarata as well. Yet, his cousin Manabharana, was ruling Ruhuna. Manabharana was spending his days in grief, after what happened to King Gajabahu.

‘Prabhakaran’, the maiden film of young filmmaker, Thushara Peiris has already created controversy. Starting as a technician at a video production house, Thushara is studying filmmaking in depth in Rome and his maiden film comes even before he has finished his education.


Financial Times
‘Tender’ product launched in Lankan market
Treasury uses tea money for other needs
Lankan biz coalition to tackle HIV/AIDS
New face for Central Bank
Sri Lankan brand to score in Asian markets
Lankan students to take part in Intel science fair
National policy on sustainable development
Grey’s Creative Festival in Singapore
Basel: Benefits of discrimination -LRA
Oriflame launches SHINE 3D lipstick
First Northwood BBAs graduate from ANC
Michael Conrad to speak at IAA Leadership Forum
Nestlé expands production capacity in Sri Lanka
Microsoft’s new way of delivering word files
MAS starts work on first model eco manufacturing plant
Dialog, NDB Bank pioneer mobile payments
Regional business links up with Colombo business leaders
ICI or CIC Paints?
Efforts to improve coir industry
RPC seeking one billion rupees through rights issue
JWT is Nokia’s network marketing agency
Worker remittances finance chunk of trade deficit
KBSL/Tekelec to provide solutions to Dialog’s network
CPC to hedge oil prices with Citibank help
AMW ties up with Central Finance
Brandix honours stars at awards ceremony
Sri Lanka and Poland mark 50 years of diplomatic relations
Ceylinco Life senior management visits Samsung Life in Korea
“Suntel Enabled” managed services
Dialog wins Asian Customer Relationship Excellence award
Tax breaks vs. revolution in taxation
Addressing causes and not symptoms or outcomes
LAUGFS to invest Rs. 350 mln in tyre plant
Lanka Bell seeking mobile licence
Planters claim corruption at state plantations
Follow WHO policies or no funding for HIV/AIDS projects

TV Times
Van Damme returns to Rio
Music around the week at Heist
JASON’S ‘LADY’ to be released
‘Sili Sili’ reloaded, remixed and re-launched
Elvis comes alive on SLBC
Rukmani Devi remembered
Cash: A hunt for a diamond
Teaser ads for ‘Heart FM’
‘The romance in The Bridges of Madison County’

Russia flexes military power
Breast cancer vaccine looks safe: Study
Fresh rain worsens South Asia floods
Indian PM says opposition prayed for his death
Suicide raid on US security firm kills 15 Afghans
Rescuers race to find Peru quake survivors
Pakistan army attacks rebel hide-outs, no casualties
Zimbabwe’s problems ‘exaggerated’ say regional leaders
CD celebrates silver jubilee
Air-conditioned shirt
When green means money
Is doping wrong?
Breaking the democratic taboo in Arab world
APRC good as dead: Sampathan
Better to give loans to women than men, says Yunus
Aid workers’ deaths: ACF refuses to take blame
Producer recalls high lead level toys
Nishantha’s wife’s grave gets police guard
Missing scout’s parents also missing
Lanka to get first energy recovery project
Odds & Ends
State quarterly reports on web
Emirates contract: Report critical
Athas wins prestigious award
Seminar on corrupt-free governance
Inefficient Govt. pawning the nation : Ranil
Grade 1 admissions: Proximity to school gets priority
Nowhere to go
Another underaged Lankan girl suffers in Saudi hell
Moments in Madhu
HIV/AIDS-affected women take woes before “court”
Are eastern Muslims Jihadists – and practising violence?
Kadirgamar statue: Dinesh says FM acting arbitrarily

Gampaha swimming on again
Central breaks swimming hoodoo
Aney is it true? with nam
Time opportune
Tough times for outstation
Weerakkody will be missed
Sriyapala cracks elegant 102 for SSC
Sattar, Thasleem, Isham and Mubeen advance to semis
Rajeev looking for crown
Susanthika could reach 100m final - Wijesundera
Kandy’s flair sees them through

Letters to the editor
  ' I luv U', just ain't love!
  Come to Lanka, where everything has a price, but no value
  Forced to bare all on TV
  Why fear Saturn?
  Not the way to treat one's nearest neighbour
  Disaster lurks on this old and famous bridge
  Iranganie Perera (nee de Silva)
  Fazreen Izzadeen
  B.H. Barathi Peiris
  There’ll be dance, art and story-telling
  Winners of short story competition
  An Evening of Dance..........!
  Kala Korner
People and events
  Buddhism to the fore in 50th anniversary programmes
  Reaching out to the poor
  Rush your entries
  Family Mass of St. Joseph’s OBA
  Connecting across borders
  Colombo's Chief JMO retires
  Stitch Fantasy in Kandy


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