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Sunday April 10th, 2011


Lanka mulling MOU with India on nuclear safeguards
With India determined to enhance her nuclear programme in close proximity to Sri Lanka across the Palk Strait, Colombo is contemplating an MOU with Delhi on possible safeguards.

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Newspaper changes hands?
The oldest and the highest selling Tamil daily Virakesari owned by the Express Newspapers Ltd. is all set to buy the second highest selling Tamil daily, the 14-year-old Thinakkural owned by leading food stuff importer from India S. P. Samy and the deal is said to have...

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SL, main issue at Tamil Nadu polls
While Sri Lanka awaits the dawn of the National New Year on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu is gripped with the State Assembly elections on the same day, April 13.

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Quick getaway to cool climes

With roads chock-a-block with traffic, those seeking a hassle-free quick getaway from Colombo to beat the heat of April are now taking the SriLankan air taxi to Nuwara Eliya. Here a group of local and foreign tourists disembarking from a Twin Otter float plane after landing on the calm waters of Lake Gregory yesterday (Pic by Pushpakumara Matugama)

(Pic by Rukshan Abeywansha)

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FR case on lead poisoning granted leave to proceed
A research conducted by the Centre for Environmental Justice has revealed that paint sold in Sri Lanka...

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UN plans to ‘ambush’ Lanka during festive week
The United Nations might be planning to ambush Sri Lanka next week over the New Year period with its expert panel report on alleged human rights...

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Colombo Declaration on Sanitation signed
The Colombo Declaration was signed Friday by a group of ministers who took part in the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN).

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NEWS

Drug resistance due to abuse of antibiotics
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) considered as the single biggest threat facing the world in the area of infectious diseases, is now on the increase in Sri Lanka.
Worried health officials told the media at a seminar emphasising the rational use of antibiotics, at the Healthy Education Bureau (HEB) early this week.

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Hotline to hear your complaints
The Consumer Affairs Ministry has introduced a hotline to receive complaints against traders who do not sell items at stipulated prices during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Media Coordinator for the Consumer Affairs Ministry, Nipun Ekanayake told The Nation that Minister Johnston Fernando had received numerous complaints...

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Indian fantasy on our cricket casualties
Health Ministry authorities has refuted claims by the Hindustan Times that an increased number of patients were admitted to the National Hospital, Colombo on Saturday, after the Lankan team was defeated at the recent World Cup final.

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Uma Oya environment impact report approved
The Central Environment Authority (CEA) approved the environment impact assessment report on the Uma Oya Multi Purpose Project.
Chairman of the CES Charitha Herath said that, although he is unable to divulge the content of the, it was begun as a study on the multipurpose project. This was done so following the request made by the Department of Irrigation.

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Indian Minister Deshmukh offers assistance in Rural Development
Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister for Rural Development and Panchyati Raj, Government of India visited Sri Lanka to represent India in the fourth South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) on the theme ‘Sanitation Enhances Quality of Life’ held from April 4-7, 2011 in Colombo.

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Power pirates fined Rs. 13m: More raids planned
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has been able to detect many individuals who have illegally obtained electricity. This search was initiated when the CEB recorded a total loss of Rs. 2 billion in the month of March. “On the whole there are a number of 700,000 street...

 

Goods stolen from German couple found under hotel owner’s bed
A German tourist couple, looking for a room, almost lost their valuables at a hotel in Galle last Saturday (2) night. Their belongings amounting to nearly Rs. 100,000, which had mysteriously disappeared, were later found under a bed in the hotel owner’s house. Habaraduwa police arrested the owner along with the stolen goods on Wednesday (6).

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Husband beats wife’s paramour to death with hammer
A gruesome killing is reported from Deniyaya where the husband had beaten the paramour of his wife to death with a hammer and had severed his neck with a knife on Tuesday night at Deniyaya. After the killing, the wife had apparently got their two children aged 12 and 10 to clear the mess and throw the body into a marsh.

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POLITICS

Squabbles in UNP: Old habits die hard
Just when one thought that it was safe to recognise the United National Party (UNP) as a potent political force once again, it appears to be returning to its old ways of internal bickering and that is bound to intensify in the days ahead.
It was hoped - at least for the sake of having a strong opposition in the country - that the main opposition party would indeed be united after the resolution of the leadership dispute between Ranil Wickremasinghe and Sajith Premadasa, but it seems that old habits die hard.

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UNP still smouldering under Ranil
Emotions were running high in Sri Lanka last Saturday during the encounter between Sri Lanka and India for the coveted Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Cricket fans were apprehensive as Sri Lanka failed to score initially with the run rate crawling at snail pace. However, gradually, the middle order lifted the Sri Lankan score to a respectable 274, where Mahela Jayawardana excelled with an unbeaten century.

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NEWS FEATURESS

Making sweetmeats turns sour with soaring prices
All housewives in almost all Buddhist and Hindu households in the country would be preoccupied with the preparation of sweetmeats for the Buddhist and Hindu New Year that dawns on Wednesday. However, unlike in previous years the cost of sweetmeats would be at least three or fourfold higher this New Year in view of the soaring cost of some essential ingredients like coconut, coconut oil and wheat flour that goes into the making of Kevun, Kokis, Mung Kewun, Athiraha, Dodol and the like.

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Sonia defines dimensions of ill will towards Sri Lankaa
Election time is made of promising heaven on earth. Different kinds of heaven for different kinds of people, I should add. We saw this during the last Presidential Election, when certain members of the coalition that supported Sarath Fonseka made promises on his behalf that were not part of the official manifesto submitted by the candidate. The TNA, campaigning in the North and East virtually promised federalism. Woodrow Wilson of the USA ran on an anti-war ticket a century ago, and six months into his term had dragged that country into World War I. It’s all part of the game, part of the political culture.

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Professor Gishan Dissanaike: An Emerging Luminary in Economicss
It is my privilege, nay, my honour, to be writing about my one time student, Gishan Dissanaike at Peradeniya, who after a brilliant academic career in Britain has been recently appointed as Professor of Corporate Governance to a prestigious named-endowed Chair at the University of Cambridge. Adding to the significance of his appointment is that Gishan is understood to be the first graduate of a Sri Lankan University to get a professorial Chair at either Oxford or Cambridge.

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Food prices and economic challengess
The sharp increases in international food prices in recent years have resulted in grave anxieties about food security in the country. The problem facing the country was made more serious by the loss of the Maha 2011 harvest of paddy and the destruction of many food crops in the East and North Central region. The increasing food prices have strengthened the argument for food self-sufficiency in Sri Lanka.

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SPORTS

Five in the fray
The resignation of two experienced cricketers with wonderful captaincy records from the posts of captain and vice-captain Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene has left Sri Lanka cricket looking for a leader to carry them forward from next month’s England tour onwards.
There is no doubt that for the long term prospects as captain one should be looking at someone like all-rounder Angelo Mathews. The consensus of opinion among many who are playing is that he has the makings of a leader.

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Chandimal century puts NCC in box seat
NCC opener Dinesh Chandimal struck a brilliant century to put his club in a strong position to press for victory on the final day of their Premier Tier A match against Tamil Union played at P Sara Oval yesterday.
Chandimal hit 10 fours and three sixes in his knock of 131 scored off 179 balls. With Chamara Kapugedera who was 91 not out at stumps (5 fours) Chandimal figured in a third wicket stand of 170. NCC led by 364 runs going into the third and final day today.

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What now? Aftermath of World Cup
Now that the dust has settled on the 2011 Cricket World Cup where does Sri Lanka go from here?
Losing two World Cup finals on the trot is not something easy to stomach. Vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene’s comment: “I would swap that century any day for a championship medal,” quite aptly describes how badly the players especially the senior ones wanted to win the World Cup.

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We were demoralised after the World Cup loss: Murali
“We were gutted”, Muttiah Muralitharan said about Sri Lanka’s defeat by India in the World Cup final, a match he had hoped to be the grand finale of his career during which he has collected 1334 international wickets.
The Lankan team thought that 274 was a good total but “God does not give everything”, the off-spinner recalled about last Saturday’s final at the Wankhede stadium.

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INTERVIEWS

No action, talk only, says Suresh
The UPFA government and the TNA are now put to face each other and both teams are engrossed in talks to find a solution to the day to day problems faced by the Tamils of North-East. Already four rounds of talks have been held between these parties.  

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No surrender like Sajith, insists Madduma Bandara
You are one person who openly defied your leader and despite him calling on the voters of Moneragala not to vote for you yet managed to win your seat. Will you be able to repeat that performance with the party’s National Organiser post?
A large number of our MPs and working committee members asked me to contest this post and I came forward on their request. 

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Appointment through discussion is best – Tissa
Q: In addition to Ranjith Madduma Bandara’s name being proposed and seconded for the post of National Organiser at the working committee meeting, he has publicly declared that he is ready to face a contest in the event it cannot be given to him by consensus, but Ravi Karunanayake has not staked any such claim for the post in public. 

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