ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday May 18, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 51
Front Page
Financial Times
TV Times
Funday Times
Kandy Times

Threat of revolt by Muslim ministers
The crisis over the appointment of TMVP leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan deepened yesterday with an angry-rejected aspirant M.L.A. M. Hisbullah accusing President Mahinda Rajapaksa of ‘betraying the Muslim community, while government Muslim ministers were reportedly threatening to move out as an independent group.
Grounded Mihin gropes to take off
The grounding of the hastily launched budget airline Mihin Lanka last month, with more than Rs. 3000 million in debt is apparently not the end of the road, as the carrier is now actively attempting to resume flights with a fresh infusion of cash from the Treasury.
Lanka-Pakistan battle for UNHRC seat
Sri Lanka and Pakistan may have to battle it out for one of the four Asian places in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) at the election to be held in New York on Wednesday, diplomatic sources say. Meanwhile, others say Sri Lanka and Pakistan's presence in the council would be at the expense of Bahrain and East Timor, two of the six contestants.

Blast probe comes under cloud
Court order on volunteer teachers
SC orders compensation for sick prisoner
ICRC crossing point figures
Wharf executive protests over ‘unlawful detention’
President betrayed Muslims: Hisbullah
Ballot boxes stuffed as officials look on
Scams, poverty and SL child workers abroad
Military solution: Nandana explains NFF policy
Pillayan: Child soldier to Chief Minister
Enter Pillayan the politician
East: Stability on cliffhanger after election
Minister Douglas Devananda.....
CEB losing Rs. 300 m. by waiving FAC
Odds and Ends
Let loving kindness prevail: President - Vesak messages
Buddha’s teachings significant in troubled times: UN Chief - Vesak messages

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