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Sunday April 03rd, 2011


Lost, but not shamed!
Sri Lanka once again had to be content with the title of bridesmaid after finishing second to India in the Cricket World Cup final played to a packed Wankhede Stadium...

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Delayed LG polls to cause legal snag
Elections to the remaining 66 local bodies will run into a serious legal snag if polls are not conducted on or before May 31. According to the elections law, the elections to the balance...

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More fuel hikes feared
With crude oil prices continuing to climb topping US$107 a barrel on Friday in Asia with no sign of the conflict in Libya coming to an end, observers fear more...

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The jubilant Indian cricket team after winning the ICC World Cup.

(Pic by Pushpakumara Matugama)

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Mumbai Customs impound ‘World Cup trophy’
Customs officers at Mumbai airport confiscated what they thought was the cricket World Cup trophy in a dispute over unpaid duty, according to Indian media.

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Indian coast guard joins search for Lankan sailors
The Indian coast guard vessels yesterday began a search operation to trace four Lankan sailors who went missing on Tuesday...

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Nightingales go cicadas!
When the budding nightingales had a do yesterday morning at the Nursing School opposite the Cardiology Unit of the Colombo National Hospital on Kynsey Road...

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NEWS

Madduma Bandara ready for a vote
The UNP Working Committee scheduled to convene on Wednesday (6) is likely to be divided over the appointment of a national organiser.
The national organiser is the only post vacant in the UNP office bearers’ list right now. At last week’s working committee meeting chaired by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe...

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Be aware of counterfeiting
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is set on creating awareness on how to identify fake currency notes. Superintendent of CBSL Currency Department C. P. A. Karunathilake said that he has observed that many are not aware of how to distinguish real notes from those that are fake.

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Rat fever spirals leaving 24 dead
Despite Health Ministry’s efforts to control the disease, Leptispirosis (Rat fever) continues on its runaway trend, as it mounts in districts which have traditionally had a low incidence of the disease, and spills into non-endemic districts. Although very much worried, Health Ministry officials claim they have set up all the backup...

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Estate new wage powwow begins tomorrow
The battle between the plantation trade unions and the Employers’ Federation is set to begin tomorrow when initial talks on a new Collective Agreement take place in Colombo.
Unlike the last occasion in November 2009, all estate sector trade unions are focussed on a Rs.750 monthly increase.

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First country-wide census since ’81 begins
The second stage of the first island-wide population census since 1981 will start this month, and the Census and Statistic Department requests the public to extend their full support to the Grama Niladharis who will be collecting the necessary information.

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No radiation in imports so far
No traces of radiation have been found so far in imported food or goods, including spare parts from Japan, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority (SLAEA) confirmed.
A research team from the Radiation Protection Unit at the Authority said that although the screening...

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Water Board warns
Residents in Negombo have been warned of impending disruptions lasting two to four hours daily for the next 10 days owing to construction work, the Water Board said.

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Sorry state of a once leading school
UPFA Galle District Provincial Councillor Major Ajith Prasanna spotlighted the sorry state of the Gamini Maha Vidyalaya, which was once a leading school in Bentota, during the monthly meeting of the Southern Provincial Council (SPC) on Tuesday (29).

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POLITICS

UNP leadership struggle: Embers still simmer
The titanic struggle for leadership within the Opposition United National party (UNP) may have ended last week but the embers that were on fire during that battle are still simmering and the party faces a huge challenge ahead to forge true unity and move on. It will be recalled that at the crucial Working Committee meeting last week, leadership aspirant Sajith...

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Sajith’s back down baffles many
There is still a big question mark hanging over the UNP circles, as some are baffled as to why Sajith Premadasa had to back down at the crucial moment, from the contest for leadership. There were heartburns among many ardent Premadasa supporters, while some felt betrayed. The feeling that Premadasa had betrayed their cause at the last moment made them increasingly restless, awkward and angry.

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NEWS FEATURES

Fuel Duel at Kerawalapitiya with no level playing field
The confusion over the debts to be paid by the Kerawalapitiya Yugadhanavi power plant to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation came to an end with the former agreeing to pay its dues to the CPC. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) too had come forward to assist the plant in paying up its dues to the CPC. The CPC stopped supplying fuel to the Kerawalapitiya Yugadhanavi power...

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Dump the failed FDI policy
Sri Lankans reserve the right to question the soundness of the dominantly ‘accepted’ belief of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which suggests that increased foreign investment will, in virtually all instances, benefit the recipient nation when that has not taken place.

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The ‘Historic High’ export performance inadequate
There has been much discussion about the country’s export performance recently. The IMF economist Dr. Anoop Singh at a Central Bank lecture pointed out that Sri Lanka’s share in world exports had declined. He also drew attention to the fact that the country’s exports as a proportion of goods and services produced (GDP) had declined.

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Mattagngnu: The importance of determining appropriateness
The commentary on the Pagnamakkanuvattanasutta (‘First on the turning of the wheel’) in the Raja Vagga (discourses referring to kings) of the Anguttara Nikaya (Numerical Discourses) that I began a few weeks ago was interrupted by the need...

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SPORTS

India win World Cup
A magnificent century from vice captain Mahela Jayawardene failed to stop India from beating Sri Lanka by six wickets and winning the World Cup for the second time in their history. India last won in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev beating West Indies in the final at Lord’s. India became the first host country to win a World Cup at home. They chased down Sri Lanka’s total of 274-6 scoring 277 for four wickets.

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Richards was toughest to bowl at - Imran
Pakistan’s World Cup winning skipper Imran Khan on Saturday rated West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards as the toughest to bowl at during his time. The legendary Pakistani former all-rounder said Richards had the gifted quality of amazing reflexes by which he could decimate any attack with ease.
“Of all the players in my time, Viv Richards stood out. He was a complete genius. Viv was the only batsman who would attack me. No other batsman could attack me when I was at my peak,” the 58-year-old said.

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A World Cup the nation can be proud of
For Sri Lanka as a nation the 2011 Cricket World Cup has been a resounding success. Whether our boys will deliver in Mumbai (which we all fervently hope they will) and bring the Cup back home or whether they finish as the bridesmaid for a second consecutive World Cup (they were runner-up to Australia in 2007) is of little consequence.

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Dandeniya has last laugh
After taking a heap of criticism on the chin in the past one and a half years or so Sri Lanka’s World Cup director Suraj Dandeniya has had the last laugh at his critics who thought that he was not the right man for the job when Sri Lanka Cricket and the International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed him to the post.

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INTERVIEWS

My aim is to make UNP victorious -Sajith
“I have a vision. I have the capability and wisdom to make Sri Lanka a better country.” These were the words expressed by the United National Party (liamentarian Sajith Premadasa, popularly known as ‘young Sajith Premadasa’ to The Nation in an interview. Following a prolonged battle with the party hierarchy, finally Premadasa was elevated to the post of deputy leader of the party, much to the chagrin of a few of the working...

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NO NGO WITCH-HUNT, SAYS KEHELIYA
Q:
Can you outline for us the salient features of the proposed new legislation to rein in errant NGOs?
There is no new legislation being brought in. The legislation that had been in existence had not been enforced and as a result some of them had taken undue advantage. I must reiterate that only some have done this. So we have now regularized the enforcement.

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