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<b>PA expects huge crowd for hartal, but JVP boycotts</b>
Shelani Perera - Sunday Times A massive crowd is expected for tomorrow's Hartal commemoration, procession and rally but a dispute between the PA and the JVP has marred the event. Chief organiser and Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse said thousands of people from trade unions, political parties an...
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<b>luxury vehicle deal: My only jury is the people-CBK</b>
Sunday Times President Chandrika Kumaratunga this week presented to the cabinet her responses to the report submiteed by the Cabinet Sub Committee which probed allegations about the alleged luxury vehicle deal involving the President. President Kumaratunga denied all allegations and said that her o...
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<b>453 LTTE suspects freed</b>
Ratna Pelpola - Daily Mirror Since the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the government and the LTTE, 453 suspects who were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act have been released, Attorney General's Department sources said. Some of them were released by High Courts while...
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<b>CBK checks multi-million man</b>
M.Ismeth and Ranga Sirilal - Daily Mirror President Chandrika Kumaratunga has objected to the payment of a staggering salary of more than one million rupees a month to Prof. Rohan Samarajiva for his new job as consultant to the Ministry of Economic Reform, Science and Technology. In a note to the...
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<b>I am <i>Eyakkam</i> – the militant movement.</b>
K.T.Rajasingham The houses that were built in the nineteen-fifties in the Jaffna peninsula, were almost built with a similar pattern. Those houses were built in “L” shape, and there would be usually three bedrooms in the frontage, with a pantry and a kitchen on the other side. Also, there will b...
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<b>Chandrika on the Confrontational path</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 9: President Chandrika Kumaratunga, in her address to the nation tonight, indicated firmly her determination to use her constitutional powers to carry on her war with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. “I will not run away from the responsibilities entrusted to me b...
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<b>What does a cow have 4 of that I have only 2 of?
A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asks, "Johnnie! What's your problem?" Johnnie says, "I'm too smart for the first grade. My sister's in the third grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third grade!" The teacher had had enough....
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<b>SLMC will not support crossover bill — Rauff</b>
Franklin R. Satyapalan - in Trincomalee - The Island SLMC leader and Ports Development Minister Rauff Hakeem told a public rally in Kinneya that he had told Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the SLMC would not support the move for a cross over bill in parliament. He said he had told the Pr...
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<b>PA to form govt. when 113 MPs agree</b>
Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The People's Alliance (PA) yesterday said that they would form a government as soon as they obtained the support of 113 members of parliament but declined to divulge how they would do it. Media spokesman for the PA, Sarath Amunugama said that the PA’s immediate targ...
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<b>Positive response from India to train Lankan journalists</b>
The Island Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando on Thursday received a positive response to his request seeking the assistance of the Indian government to train Sri Lankan journalists with a view to improving the quality of journalism in Sri Lanka. During the talks with his Indian counterpart Yashwant...
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<b>LTTE ignores call to hand over chief suspect in Madhu killing</b>
Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The LTTE is yet to respond to a police request to hand over the chief suspect wanted in connection with last month’s triple killings at Thatchanamaruthamadhu near Madhu, a senior policeman said yesterday. "The LTTE continues to hold the suspect," he grumbled. "We a...
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<b>Top LTTE visit to east</b>
The Island A group of senior LTTE leaders including Thamilchelvan was expected to visit the east shortly, a senior police officer said, yesterday. There was evidence to suggest that a high level visit was about to take place, the source said adding that the LTTE was expected to inform the governmen...
09.09.2009 - 14:29
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<b>August 12th Protest by the Left - A clarion Call by New Left Front</b>
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe claims that the PA leadership is planning a conspiracy to overthrow the UNF government. August 12th Hartal Protest, Opposite the Fort Railway Station at 12.00 noon, called by the PA is a part of this conspiracy. However PA leaders claim that they are only makin...
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<B>Leaving the past behind</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 8: Sri Lanka broke new ground this evening by laying special stress on national unity, according equal importance to the Sinhalese and the Tamils, the country’s two main communities, at the opening ceremony of the Asian Athletic Championship. Nagalingam Ethiriveerasin...
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<b>Balasingham Flying to Oslo on Friday</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 9: In a sudden spurt of progress, LTTE’s chief negotiator Anton Balasingham will be flying to Norwegian capital Oslo today (Friday), to discuss the agenda for the Thailand talks, which is now expected to take place in early September. The meeting Balasingham will have...
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<b>How To Shower Like a Woman:</b>
Take off clothing and place it in sectional hamper according to lights and dark. Walk to bathroom wearing long robe. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed flesh and run to bathroom. Look at your womanly physique in the mirror and stick out your gut so you can complain and whine ab...
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<b>Demise of the Tamarind Tree</b>
K.T.Rajasingham It was in 22 December 1957, Ceylon ( Sri Lanka) experienced one of the worst and severest floods in my living memory. The flood swept the North-central and Eastern Provinces and caused all tank bunds to breech to overflow and the rivers to flood. Though there was no rivers, in a s...
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<b>Asian Athletics Championship opens in Sri Lanka with pageantry </b>
Sandeep Nakai, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka - After years of separatist violence, Sri Lanka on Thursday inaugurated its biggest ever sporting event, the 14th Asian Athletics Championships, amid hopes of a return to peaceful times. However, the ceremony was marred by controversy. Pre...
09.09.2009 - 17:46
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<b>Sri Lanka selects auspicious time to open Asian Athletics Championship </b>
AP World Politics Colombo, Sri Lanka - Thousands of spectators and hundreds of athletes from across Asia were entertained to music, dances and para-gliding as Sri Lanka waited for an auspicious time to declare open the 14th Asian Athletics Championships on Thursday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremes...
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<b>Sri Lanka: Tamil Tigers Talks Likely in September</b>
Y.P. Rajesh - World - Reuters New Delhi (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando said on Thursday that long-delayed peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels could take place as early as September. Fernando, however, said the peace process could be delayed if early national elections wer...
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