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Sunday August 1st, 2010


Lanka in for clash with radical Islam
The country may have come out of one of the most difficult conflicts in its history last year, but according to evidence that is surfacing, it could be plunged into a conflict with even more radical Islamic fundamentalists soon, if early action to check them is not...

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‘Room Service’ for House SG
Parliament Secretary General Dammika Kitulegoda has not reported to work for the last few days, and is said to be operating from home...

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Politico’s brother in stolen vehicle racket
A stolen vehicle racket involving the brother of a ruling party politico in the Galle Municipal Council, along with four others, for almost two years, has now come to light, but all suspects had managed to give police the slip.

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Whither Media Freedom?

An employee of vandalized Siyatha TV sifting through the ‘debris’ against a backdrop of almost total destruction by fire

(Pic by Ishara S. Kodikara)

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The Nation shines at Journalism Awards
The Nation, for the fourth consecutive year since its birth in 2006, secured several awards at the recently held Journalism Awards for Excellence ceremony. Organised by the Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Journalism Awards for Excellence is the premier awards ceremony to honour professional scribes in the country.

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Hike in Cabinet rubber-stamping
Despite the post-April 8 General election Cabinet being ‘whittled down’ to 41 Ministers, less than the half the size of the previous one, there is an unprecedented increase in the number of Cabinet papers presented for approval at the weekly meetings, a senior Minister told The Nation yesterday. “The Cabinet had to study over 80 papers at last Wednesday’s meeting, which necessitated...

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NEWS

Siyatha attack: No breakthrough
Director General of the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS), Lakshman Hulugalle said yesterday that ‘Siyatha’ TV and Radio offices are at Union Place and not in the high security zone.
He said that the police is fully geared to handle the inquiries concerning the petrol bomb attack on the ‘Siyatha’ office premises.

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Alert on migrant ships
The Canadian Ministry of Defence says it is prepared to intercept a migrant ship, carrying about 200 suspected Sri Lankan asylum seekers, due to arrive on B.C.’s coast during the next few weeks.
“We’ve been tracking this vessel for some time,” Defence Minister Peter MacKay said.

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clean water, Sanitation a human right – UN
Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights, the UN General Assembly declared voicing deep concern that almost 900 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water.

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Sri Lankan sites added to world heritage list
BRASILIA, July 31, 2010 (AFP) - A region of mountainous forests in Sri Lanka and an isolated archipelago off Hawaii have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, officials of the UN cultural and scientific body said yesterday.
The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization decided to add the two sites on Friday as it held a 10-day meeting to revise the list in Brasilia.

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Golden Key depositors seek re-arrest of Lalith K., directors
Depositors’ body of the collapsed Golden Key Credit Card Company - the Golden Key Depositors Society is to seek a Supreme Court order for the arrest of Ceylinco Consolidated Chairman, Lalith Kotalawela and other directors for breach of bail conditions.

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Ranil contemplates action against pro-Sajith group
High ranking officials of the UNP are quoted as saying that Ranil Wickremesinghe is contemplating instituting disciplinary action against the UNP group supporting Sajith Premadasa.
No sooner after completing his Indian tour and returning to the country , Ranil Wickremesinghe has been in discussion with the Deputy Leader...

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Kandy Worship in the Dock
UNP provincial Councillor of the Central Province has taken legal action against Kandy Mayor who is also from the same party for failing to perform the statute duties of the Municipal Council.

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Long-serving prisoners to serve in open camps"
The Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Ministry has taken action to deploy long-term servers in prisons in the country in livestock and agricultural development activity.

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POLITICS

Did Algama die in vain?
In a week devoid of much political activity, a different kind of political event- A tragedy nevertheless, was the main focus of attention: The self-immolation of ardent United National Party (UNP) activist Rienzie Algama opposite the party headquarters at Sirikotha in Kotte.
Algama, from all available accounts, was a middle level party worker, a typical diehard (‘kepuwath kola paata’) UNP loyalist from Weligama, who was disillusioned by the dissension and divisions within the party, which has...

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Algama’s self-immolation - Bugle call of the hour
Self-immolation is indeed a rare phenomenon in Sri Lanka, though it was considered among the Asians as the most severe form of supreme sacrifice that an individual could indulge in. Though practised as a weapon against American intervention in Vietnam, in the early ’60s, it found little favour in Sri Lanka.

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NEWS FEATURES

A Living Hell
Masses of flies, herds of cattle, an army of stray dogs and a killing stench will welcome anyone who enters the Gohagoda garbage mountain in Katugastota, Kandy. What is unbelievably true is that about 1000 persons accounting for approximately 150 families have either chosen or been compelled to live in this garbage nerve centre known as Gohagoda garbage...

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LAND GRABBERS RAMPAGE IN EAST
Many local and foreign investors’ attention has turned to the scenic locations such as Arugam Bay, Panama, Potuwil, Pasikudah and Nilaveli along the coastline in the East, with the tourism industry reviving fast, following the end of the war. Construction work on several tourist hotel projects in Nilaveli, Pasikudah, Arugam Bay and Panama is already proceeding apace.

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Short and long-term Economic performance
The budget speech last month gave us an optimistic account of what has happened and what bright prospects there were for the economic future of the country. Similarly the releases of the Central Bank give a most glowing account. Economic statistics are interpreted to buttress this position. Equally fervent are the accounts that describe the economy as being on the verge of a crisis. These accounts too are supported by economic statistics.

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Rienzi Algama’s plea by fire
What is the party’s need of the hour? Reforms or the unity of the members? He posed this question in a letter addressed to UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on July 26. He took his life by setting himself ablaze a few hours later without waiting for a reply.

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SPORTS

Petes retains Fr. Basil Wiratunga trophy
St. Peter’s retained the Rev. Fr. Basil Wiratunga Trophy for the twelfth consecutive year when they handed St. Joseph’s a crushing 55-0 defeat in their 52nd annual encounter at Bambalapitiya yesterday.
St. Peter’s skipper and No.8 Keith Gurusinghe who played in his final encounter as a schoolboy made a perfect farewell by leading his team from the front in the annual encounter after the success of emerging as the schools rugby league champions this year.

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Somerset boost for Inter-provincial cricket
Sri Lanka Cricket’s domestic inter-provincial tournaments received a big boost from Singapore based company Somerset Entertainment Ventures Ltd who has come forward to sponsor the three formats of inter-provincial cricket – four-day league, limited-over and twenty20 for the next five years beginning 2011.

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Pitch talk (Point Black)
The SSC pitch prepared for the second test of the on-going series between Sri Lanka and India aroused much controversy for its flatness which resulted in a total of 1478 runs being scored for the loss of 17 wickets. This was 11 runs short of the highest ever aggregate achieved in a Test in Sri Lanka 1489 for 14 wickets in the record breaking match at the R Premadasa Stadium in 1997 which also involved India.

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Who’ll blink first?
When defending champions Kandy SC and Navy SC take the field for today’s Clifford Cup final at Bogambara Stadium, Kandy, both teams will be stepping into a venue that is resonant with history. The top two teams in the Clifford Cup knockout competition will clash at 4.30 pm. In their two league encounters, both teams won a game each at their respective home grounds. In the Clifford Cup quarters, Kandy received a walkover from Havelocks, Navy beat Army, and in the semis Kandy beat Air Force and Navy beat CR & FC in extra time. So, the achievements of both teams go to make this game a close one.

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INTERVIEWS

‘Party back on right track’
Humble and ever gentlemanly UNP Deputy Leader Jayasuriya, although accused by some of his Ananda College contemporaries as a school bully, says he may have been up to his share of mischief in his youth, but the important thing is not to carry them into adulthood. He answers some blunt questions we placed before him regarding his party in equally forthright and hard hitting replies.
Q: An irate reader who was apparently not happy with us interviewing Sajith Premadasa in our last Sunday’s issue of The Nation asks the question why we don’t give attention to a much experienced person like you, the Deputy Leader of the UNP, who is rightfully the next in line for the leadership of the party. Are you interested in leading the party?

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