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Sunday May 16th, 2010


Ranil to contest for leadership
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who returned to the country on Thursday (13) after a four-day visit to India appears to have managed to keep opponents wanting his ouster at bay with a third reform group in the party coming up with a proposal to make Karu Jayasuriya the party...

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Early onset of monsoon to hit coastal areas
The Department of Meteorology cautioned that the initial onset of the monsoon is expected to hit Sri Lanka ahead of the usual schedule.

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CEB to incur Rs.32bn loss in 2010
The projected loss of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for the year is three times bigger than what government is spending on 1.8 million Samurdhi recipient families, said newly appointed Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

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Braving the rains

Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army, who defeated the ruthless terror outfit LTTE one year ago, are seen here braving yet another enemy at Galle Face Green yesterday. They are busily preparing for the grand Victory Day celebrations set to take place on May 20, amidst the torrential rains that wreak havoc in many parts of the country

(Pic by Rukshan Abeywansha)

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Hajj delegation runs into storm
The Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs, which has been shrouded in corruption has allegedly defied instructions by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to revise the five-member official delegation...

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MR to be new G-15 Chairman
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will take over the chairmanship of Group of 15 countries (G-15) from his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the forthcoming summit in Tehran on...

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More Lankan sailors join hijacked ship
Head of Sri Lanka’s Merchant Shipping, A.W.H.R. Weerakoon said that 16 Sri Lanakan sailors flew out of the country on Friday as the new crew of the Bermudan flagged MV Talca which was released by Somali Pirates on May 11.

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Pill use highest in Polonnaruwa
More married women use contraceptives in the Polonnaruwa District than in any other district in Sri Lanka, while the least number of contraceptive users among currently married women is in the Batticaloa District. The ratio of contraceptive users among currently married women in the Polonnaruwa District is 78 % as against less than half the number in Batticaloa (35%), according to a Demographic Health Survey taken in 2006/ 2007, which excluded the Northern Province.

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Lanka offers US55mn for Emirates stake in national carrier
Sri Lanka has offered US$ 55 million to buy back a 43.6% stake in national carrier SriLankan from Dubai-based Emirates Airlines, a media report said.
“…US$55 million is the price we have indicated,” Reuters, a news agency, quoted Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry Secretary P.B. Jayasundera as saying.
Last week Emirates chief Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said the airline would sell that stake “at the right price.”

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Three notorious robbers arrested
The Akmeemana Police took into custody three notorious robbers on Wednesday (12) wanted for a spate of robberies. Within a week they are said to have robbed millions in cash and goods.
Since their arrest Police have recovered so far two Japanese computers, a video camera, a bicycle and some bicycle spares robbed from a supermarket in Labuduwa and Rs.100,000 in cash robbed from a shop in Akmeemana. The loot was recovered from two abandoned houses used by the robbers. The total value of the items recovered has been estimated at Rs.1.2 million

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Lankan student wins top multiple awards in USA
Lankan student Ganindu Nanayakkara has done the country proud by winning several top awards at the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), in San Jose, California this week.
Ganindu earlier won the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition 2009.

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Drunken rider in fatal crash
A 24-year-old bachelor was killed when the motorcycle he rode with two others crashed into a wall in Akmeemana, Galle on Wednesday night. He died of injuries received to the skull.
The incident occurred when three friends who had been in a drinking binge decided to attend a musical show late at night and proceeded to the venue on a motorcycle. Having travelled about one mile they had crashed against the wall.

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Living with floods
Many got more than what they wished for when rain flooded Colombo ending the hot climate that was prevalent for the past few months. The heavy downpour began on Friday morning and continued till the evening deadlocking Colombo’s traffic. A large number of streets were completely flooded with rainwater while some were blocked as heavy trees fell on to the road. The rain continued as Sri Lanka’s busiest city struggled through the day.

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POLITICS

Will UNP go the way of the old left?
It is quite common for political parties to plummet into turmoil, after an election defeat. Just as much as Britain’s Labour party goes through a cathartic experience, after its recent defeat at the general elections, so has our own United National Party (UNP), which has been ‘reforming’ itself over the past few weeks, in the aftermath of its crushing defeat at the April polls.

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Ranil to step down from party leadership
Ranil Wickremesinghe, now faced with an internal revolt against him, has decided to resign from the leadership of the party, according to sources close to him. Meanwhile, he has reportedly told his political intimates that he is prepared to ‘step down’ from the leadership if the party front-liners have no faith in him.
Committee report
The five-member reforms committee headed by Joseph Michael Perera appointed to make recommendations for re-organisation of the party is due to submit its report to party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday.

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NEWS FEATURES

Debating skills and wit of Parliamentarians of Yore
During the past two to three decades there has been a distinct decline in the standards of behaviour of parliamentarians during proceedings of the House. Seldom did debates reach the heights of excellence that prevailed in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Obscene and insulting words came to be traded across the floor. There were fisticuffs too. The man-handling of a reverend MP with another MP going for his genitals was shocking indeed. School children who came in organised groups from rural schools were on several occasions exposed to vulgar behaviour. They certainly carried away poor impressions of their legislators.

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Some reasons for the ltte defeat
Wars are invariably fought for the acquisition of land. The separatist war between the LTTE and the security forces in our country is no exception. However, a false claim to acquire territory cannot and will not succeed just as much as falsehood cannot and will not succeed to overshadow the truth in the long-term. With regard to territorial claims made by the LTTE the word ILAM (Eelam), comes into much prominence.

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Historic opportunity to shape the destiny of Sri Lanka
It is indeed a great pleasure to be in your midst this evening. When Ambassador Rasgotra asked me to inaugurate this International Conference on Sri Lanka, I had no hesitation in accepting his invitation since, after having had the good fortune to be posted twice to Sri Lanka the second time as High Commissioner, Sri Lanka has always been very special to me and indeed to my whole family. In fact, my recent visit to Sri Lanka in February this year brought back wonderful memories.

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SPORTS

Cricket’s two oldest nations clash
The third ICC World Twenty20 final to be played at the Kensington Oval here on Sunday will be contested between two teams that had never previously reached the final of the competition, England and Australia. Both teams have a reason to beat the other and emerge winners because England have never won an ICC tournament at all since the inaugural World Cup was played in 1975 in England. For Australia, the ICC Twenty20 is the only missing silverware in their impressive list of trophies they have won over the years.

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Sri Lanka simply not good enough
Sri Lanka was simply not good enough to go the distance in the third edition of the ICC World Twenty20 when they were soundly beaten by seven wickets in the semi-finals by an upbeat England team at Gros Islet on Thursday. One was not surprised that Sri Lanka’s campaign ended right there because the team never played with the same intensity they displayed at last year’s tournament in England where they reached the final against Pakistan.

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Short-sightedness of selectors (Point Blank)
Sri Lankan cricket selectors should take a leaf out of their Indian counterpart’s book on the way they think and pick teams. Last week the Indian Cricket Board announced the team to tour Zimbabwe for a one-day tri-series which will also feature Sri Lanka and for two T20 internationals.

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The enigma that is Kapugedera
ST LUCIA: Chamara Kapugedera was identified as a batsman of international quality four years ago at the age of 18 when he was offered his maiden One-day International cap against Australia at Perth. He didn’t disappoint those who had faith in his ability when on his debut match he scored 22 off 25 balls coming to bat at no.

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INTERVIEWS

Bribery Commmissioner Blows the Whistle
Retired Supreme Court Judge P. Edussuriya, who was a member of the Independent Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption, which wound up in March, breaks his silence on the grave shortcomings they had to work with, which resulted in the Commission failing to live up to its expectations.

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Mission to redeem CEB
Born on August 4, 1965 in the Bulathsinhala village of Kalutara District, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka is known for his nationalistic and ferocious approach throughout his political career, and as a student leader. Minister Ranawaka is an electrical engineer by profession but also reputed as an activist and a writer. Charge of the Lion Brigade was his latest book and released in 2009.

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