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Sunday June 13th, 2010


SL can craft fairy tale future-UNIDO
Post conflict Sri Lanka has the unique opportunity of scripting a fairytale future if it takes the right steps within the next two years, according to the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

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Holding hands isn’t a crime!
Legal experts and human rights activists have slammed the Sri Lankan Police for arresting young couples allegedly for ‘indecent behaviour’ in public.

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Defence Ministry undecided on SF’s Kenya trip
Director- Media Centre for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalle said that the Defence Ministry is still undecided on whether or not they will allow retired General Sarath Fonseka, who is in military...

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Sports makes strange bedfellows

It was a cliffhanger of a victory for Royal in the first leg of the 66th Bradby encounter yesterday at the Royal Sports Complex in Colombo, but political or other differences is no bar to enjoyment of sports. Here, President’s eldest son and MP Namal Rajapaksa, himself a rugby star having captained St.Thomas’ 1st XV few years back, in a jovial mood with MPs Ravi Karunanayake and Rauf Hakeem, at the match

(Pic by Pushpakumara Matugama)

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4,000 LTTE suspects return to society
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has so far authorised the release of about 4,000 LTTE suspects detained in rehabilitation centres and the number of detainees who are yet to be released has dwindled to less than 8,000, government sources said.

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Blast derails TN trains
Train services were disrupted for about six hours Saturday after a bomb blast damaged three feet of track in Tamil Nadu’s Villipuram district Saturday, police said.

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Ex-combatants say “ I do” en masse
The marriages of 53 couples, who were former LTTE combatants, will be registered today at a massive ceremony in Vavuniya. The ex-LTTE combatants, who had been detained at rehabilitation centres in Vavuniya

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Vice Premier to President : China committed to Sri Lank’s progress
China yesterday reiterated its commitment to the economic development of Sri Lanka, with its investment and association with the major economic, infrastructure and socio-cultural development projects in the country, when the visiting Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang was hosted to a breakfast meeting by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.

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Govt. to train more scientists
Minister of Science and Technology Professor Tissa Vitarana, said that Sri Lanka will ride the wave of nanotechnology, to move into the next stage of development.
Making a presentation on Industrial Development Challenges in the 21st century on Friday the Minister said, “We can never buy the best technology available because no country is willing to part with the best they have. Therefore, we have to develop our own technology. We missed the earlier buses of ICT and biotechnology, other countries such as India and Korea rode those buses and have benefited a great deal”.

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Ex-LTTE cadres complete vocational training
Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe said that the rehabilitation process in Sri Lanka needs drastic expansion. According to Brig. Ranasinghe there are over 3,000 ex-LTTE combatants in Sri Lanka who have surrendered to government forces who need rehabilitation.

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Devananda condemns diaspora stand
Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister, Douglas Devananda, who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India, in an hard hitting interview with the IANS has said that the Tamil diaspora’s refusal to give up the Tamil Eelam dream is only hurting his community.
“Expatriate Tamils in Western countries who continued to be loyal to the goal of forming an independent state were no way serving the Tamil masses in Sri Lanka,” Minister Devananda said.

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Be wary of ‘man of war’ jellyfish
The ‘man of war’ jellyfish which received much attention throughout this week has been identified as a species not belonging to the jellyfish family. The poisonous jellyfish which are found mostly along the western coastal line are actually colonies that act as individual creatures. Within this week several people have developed allergy conditions due the stings of the ‘man of war’ jellyfish.

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Golden Key depositors to declare all-out war on Ceylinco
The umbrella body of aggrieved depositors of Golden Key Credit Card Company – the Golden Key Depositors Society issuing a July 2 ultimatum has declared an all-out-war against Ceylinco Group and its Chairman Lalith Kotalawela.

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Leading schools in Galle invaded by drug dealers
Invasion of leading schools in Galle by heroin dealers was brought to light by Ven. Baddegama Samitha Thera at the monthly meeting of the Southern Provincial Council last Tuesday
Deputy chairman C. Vithanachchi presided over the meeting that was also attended by Chief Minister Shan Wijelal de Silva.

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POLITICS

Best of ‘enemies’ give and take
Amidst the rubble of war and the roar of political rhetoric, there was an optimistic development last week: The dialogue initiated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa with the main Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
That the event came just a few days before the President emplaned to India on an official visit, may have caused some suspicion.

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President’s Indian visit creates stir in Tamil Nadu
Certain developments that took place in Tamil Nadu in the recent past were a pointer to the excitement caused in that State by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s official visit to New Delhi.
Tamil Nadu, home to about 50 million ethnic Tamils, has been for a long time a hotbed of LTTE activity and a haven for Tiger sympathisers. Given this environment, pro-LTTE politicians have always found it quite easy to whip up anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in this southernmost state.

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Crossovers – A bane of democracy
The other day at a city restaurant I chanced upon a friend whom I had not met for the last 15 years. I was having my lunch when he chose by sheer accident the same table to have his lunch. It was a pleasant surprise for both of us. We were alone and we could freely chat on any subject under the sun.

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NEWS FEATURES

From terror to A new life
After, more than a year has passed since the LTTE was defeated, most of the rehabilitated cadres are waiting to return home, longing for the life that they used to have or never had.
One batch of 32 rehabilitated cadres received their certificates from the Secretary of Defence, Gothabaya Rajapaksa after completing their vocational training courses at the Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centre in Senapura.

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Under-pegged education system: Will two B’s drive Sri Lanka home?
Sumanaweera Banda Dissanayake assumed duties as Higher education minister and Bandula Gunawardena assumed duties as Education minster. This is the first time in Sri Lankan history that two products of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura took control of education at a very critical juncture.

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Controversial Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Controversy regarding whether we should join the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) has been characterised by a lack of information on the details of the agreement. Consequently, much of the arguments on the merits and demerits of joining it may be part of the fear psychosis that characterises Indo-Sri Lanka relations.

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SPORTS

It’s Royal by a whisker
What a match it was! In one of the most thrilling encounters of the Bradby Shield history Royal pipped traditional rivals Trinity to win by a whisker 38 points to 37 in the first leg of the 66th Bradby Shield encounter worked off at the Royal Sports Complex yesterday.
This first leg of the Bradby Shield is also a Schools ‘A’ division encounter. The winners collected their points from three goals one try, three penalties and a drop goal to the Lions’ three goals, two tries and two penalties. The game’s fortunes fluctuated from one end to the other as Royal and Trinity checked each others defences from the first whistle itself.

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Our next target is 2011 World Cup: Dilshan
After guiding his team to a thumping victory in the tri-nation cricket series, Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan said the next target for the islanders would be the 2011 World Cup in the sub-continent.
“We brought lots of youngsters here and they have got opportunities and done well. We are looking at World Cup. I got my form back as well. I want to carry it to the World Cup,” said Dilshan, who made an unbeaten 108 in the final and helped Sri Lanka overhaul the 200-run target set by Zimbabwe with 15.2 overs to spare.

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De Silva gets down to business (Point Blank)
It takes a hard task- master to make bold decisions and former World Cup winning vice-captain Aravinda de Silva showed those capabilities in his first attempt as chief cricket selector by dropping veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya and spinner Ajantha Mendis from the Sri Lanka Asia Cup squad.

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Lankan lawyer challenges ICC on origin of UDRS
A cricket loving Sri Lankan lawyer is challenging the International Cricket Council (ICC) to prove the authorship of the Umpires Decision Referral System (UDRS) and is prepared to take legal steps to show that he is the rightful author.
Senaka Weeraratne has for the past one year through Sri Lanka Cricket tried to establish with the ICC that the umpires review rule was originally his idea. He claims that it was first mooted by him in 1997 and that he has enough evidence on the subject published around the world to stake a claim as the rightful author.

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INTERVIEWS

Move to make Venezuela part of Tamil separatist network in Latin America?
1. You are Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba. What brought you to Caracas?
Our attention was drawn to the active presence in Caracas of a delegation representing Canadian HART meeting Government authorities making false, fabricated and defamatory accusations against the Government of Sri Lanka, alleging that there was a ‘genocide’ against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka and ‘concentration camps.’
They were trying to persuade the Venezuelan Government to give refuge to members of the Tamil community who they claimed were held incommunicado in Indonesia after their ship was allegedly intercepted on its way to Australia.

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