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Prisoners swap another step in the right direction
T.Sabaratnam Commander Ajith Boyagoda’s wife Shantini and two sons Shahil and Manil left Friday morning to Omanthai to receive Boyagoda, the prize catch the LTTE imprisoned eight years ago. He is being released on Saturday along with six others, the last batch of war prisoners the LTTE says it has...
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Emirates business class facilities for SriLankan passengers in Dubai
September 25:SriLankan Airlines yesterday announced that their Business Class passengers travelling from Dubai to Colombo now have the same facilities available to Emirates First and Business Class passengers at Dubai International Airport. "This highly impressive new facility is in harmony with ou...
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Sri Lanka Tourism Industry Banking On Big Peace Dividend
By Zaithoon Bin Ahamed of Dow Jones News Wire Yahoo News - Colombo (Dow Jones)--After taking a pounding from the clashes between Tamil Tiger rebels and government troops, Sri Lanka's beleaguered tourism industry is counting on a substantial peace dividend for the upcoming winter season. And with...
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New Miss Universe crowned in New York
New York-September 25: A 24-year-old Russian cop who would rather catch criminals than cut ribbons was stripped of her crown as the reigning Miss Universe because she failed to fulfill her duties, pageant organizers said on Tuesday. The Miss Universe pageant said it "terminated" Oxana Fedorova, and...
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Life Explained...as God Agrees
Compiled by: V.Rajeny On the first day God created the cow. God said, "You must go to field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years." The cow said, "That's a kind of a tough life you want me t...
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New Mobile Internet Technical Architecture book provides an insight into the mobile future
Nokia has produced a new comprehensive study on the future of the mobile world. The Mobile Internet Technical Architecture (MITA) book is a set of three volumes, focusing on the technologies, standards, solutions, software and visions of the mobile domain. The book’s authors are among Nokia’s top m...
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Hartley College teachers and students protest against assault on principal
Hartley College, located at Point Pedro in the Jaffna Peninsula, was closed down, following a protest campaign launched by students and its staff, against the brutal assault on their Principal on 21 September around 11.30 p.m. The gates of the Hartley College remained closed on 24 September 2002,...
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President will use powers when necessary — Mahinda in Los Angeles
The Island:President Chandrika Kumaratunga will not hesitate to exercise her executive powers if necessary, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse said in Los Angeles. Speaking at Dharmavijaya temple, Los Angeles, this week, the Opposition Leader expressed the belief that the government would never be...
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British state secretary to visit Sri Lanka
Daily MirrorThe British Minister of State for overseas development, Ms. Clair Short has agreed to visit Sri Lanka in December this year. She has also agreed to find out the developmental needs of our country and to support the rebuilding plan of Sri Lanka, Economic Reform, Science and Technology Mi...
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New US-Lanka protocol on taxation
September 24:The United States of America and Sri Lanka signed a protocol amending the 1985 bilateral income tax convention September 20. US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca and Sri Lanka’s Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda signed the protocol on behalf of the t...
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Tourists arrival Pick-up as Peace Process gradually stabilises
The number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka has escalated with the progress of the ongoing peace process. According to statistics of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, the total number of tourists estimated to arrive in Sri Lanka for the year 2002 is 400,000, a more than 20% increase when compared to las...
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U.S. Counterterrorism Official to Visit Sri Lanka
Yahoo News: Colombo (Reuters) September 24: A U.S. counterterrorism official will visit Sri Lanka next week to explore cooperation as the island tries to end nearly two decades of conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels, a U.S. statement said on Tuesday. The Tigers made suicide bombings their trademark...
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SLFP challenges 19th Amendment
By Chitra Weerarathne - The Island The Island:Champani Padmasekera, the Assitant Secretary to the SLFP Lawyers’ Association on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. The petition said the bill titl...
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LTTE insists on Rs. 200,000 compensation for accident victim
by Namini Wijedasa - The Island The IslandThe LTTE yesterday insisted that owners of a private bus which collided with a van on the Jaffna-Kandy A9 highway on Saturday would have to pay Rs. 200,000 as compensation to the family of the seven-year-old boy who was killed. "The Thamil Eelam Police" are...
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Artie Fixes a Marriage by Choking Two For A Dollar At Safeway.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Tired of constantly being broke, and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife (with himself as the beneficiary), and arranging to have her killed. A "friend of a friend" put him in touch wit...
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The 19th Amendment of Ranil Wickramasinghe
The 19th Amendment of Ranil Wickramasinghe Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne, the Presidium member of the New Left Front has extended an appeal to all democratic forces to get together to defeat the 19th amendment and to face the social civil war launched against the working masses by the hypocritical r...
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Muslims shed separate unit demand
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 24: Muslims responded Tuesday to LTTE’s Sattahip announcement that north-east of Sri Lanka is the homeland of Tamils and Muslims by dropping their demand for a separate administration for the Muslims in the east. "It is not a necessary question now,” Sri Lanka Musli...
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Amnesty International expresses concern at the Gujarat Temple killings
Amnesty International expresses grave concern at the killing today of more than 20 people in an attack on a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Gujarat. The organization called on the state authorities to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to provide protection to civilians in the state, reg...
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Roof has returned to my house,’ says a thrilled owner
From Guna Kajananth in Jaffna Ganeswaran was happy that his house still has its doors and windows. “The iron bars in the windows are also there intact, thanks for the army” he said. In Pathma Thevarajah’s house, everything made of iron, brass or copper are missing. Iron bars in the windows have bee...
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