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Sunday May 1st, 2011


Do not complicate Lankan issue: China
China said Saturday that it believes the Sri Lankan government and people will handle properly problems concerning its civil war and urged the international community not to complicate the issue.

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Blake to keep his message ‘private’
Making his first visit to Sri Lanka since the release of a UN panel’s report on alleged human rights violations there, the Obama administration’s pointman for South and Central Asia Robert Blake has said the US wants...

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UNP grudge battle for national organiser
The idea of putting forth a compromise candidate in Daya Gamage to fill the now highly coveted vacant post of UNP National Organiser on Tuesday may yet prove to be another bruising fight as the man already..

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Token hunger strike

A group of Tamil workers belonging to government affiliated plantation trade unions stage a token hunger strike against the Darusman report outside the Fort railway station Friday. Sri Lanka has denounced allegations levelled in the report as biased, malicious and tending towards sensationalist ‘fiction’. The report released on April 25claims to highlight ‘credible allegations’ that both the Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger rebels had been involved in violations that could amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity.

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President to canvass Security Council
In a bid to ease the prevailing tension that has arisen following the publication of the controversial Darusman advisory panel report on Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is personally expected to write to all the 15 member states of the UN Security Council explaining the government’s position.

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Actg. Lankan HC attends Royal wedding
Acting Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London P. M. Hamza attended the royal wedding at the Westminister Abbey on Friday in the absence of a permanent High Commissioner.

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LG Bill before House on May 3
The Local Government Amendment Bill will to be tabled in parliament on Tuesday (3) and would be taken for debate on the following day (4).

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NEWS

Govt. will continue talks with TNA: Vasudeva
The government has assured that it is committed in its efforts to find a political settlement to the ethnic question and that it would continue to hold discussions with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in achieving it.
Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara told The Nation that the prevailing scenario in the country after the publication of the UN report would not hamper the government’s efforts in bringing a solution to the ethic question.

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German helping hand for IDPs
The first phase of a three-year long German Federal Government funded project worth Rs. 275 million to revive livelihoods in the Vanni was kicked off yesterday.
The German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jens Ploetner handed over agricultural equipment worth over Rs. 48 million to Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa as part of this project to revive livelihoods of displaced families resettled in Mullaitivu and Killinochchi.

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Rains displace 18,558 families
Public life continued to be disrupted with the number of families displaced in the Ratnapura district rising to 18,558 by yesterday morning from lashing heavy rains in the past four days while there were four deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Disaster Management Centre.

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WikiLeaks releases Guantanamo files
WikiLeaks, the whistleblower site on the Internet, released secret documents on Thursday relating to the majority of 779 prisoners detained by the United States since 9/11 at Guantanamo Bay.
Most of the prisoners have now been released but 172 still remain in the offshore U.S. prison, located in Cuba. During his 2008 election campaign, President Barack Obama promised to shut down the prison, notorious for its use of torture and other brutal coercive practices during interrogation.

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DANGUE RAGES IN COLOMBO
The Dengue epidemic, is speeding to unprecedented levels, and heading towards the 5,000 mark in the number of reported cases in just four months of the year. The cumulative number of cases for this year is 4,225 as of 29/4/11 compared to 4,210 reported by the Government Epidemiology Unit (GEU) on 28/4/11. The cumulative number of deaths in the past four months is 39.

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Twenty-three injured in bus-truck collision at Mabole junction
Twenty-three persons were injured when a mini bus on its way to the airport collided with a tipper truck around midnight at Mabola junction, Wattala on Tuesday (26). Four of the victims in a serious condition were taken to the ICU of the Colombo National Hospital, while the rest were admitted to Ragama Hospital.
Those admitted to the ICU continue to be in a serious condition.

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POLITICS

UNP in political tangle over Moon report
There is only one issue dominating the political headlines these days and that is the report released by the panel appointed by United Nations Secretary (UN) General Ban Ki- moon to ‘probe’ the final stages of the Eelam war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The potential diplomatic consequences of the report are many and they are dealt with elsewhere in today’s issue.

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Too many cooks tackling Moon report
Sri Lanka is making every effort to come out of a diplomatic muddle, following the release of the ‘Moon report’ on the last stages of the war against the LTTE.
The reports which include allegations of human rights abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity by both the LTTE and the Government of Sri Lanka during the final stages of the war runs into nearly 214 pages.

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NEWS FEATURES

MULTI-PARTISAN APPROACH A MUST To counter UN allegations
The entire country is engrossed today in the Workers Day celebrations.
Apparently, President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s call to focus this year’s May Day events on the United Nations Secretary General appointed panel report on alleged war crimes is going to be the theme for almost all the political parties that would be engaged in the celebrations.

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Divided they stand for workers’ rights
The UPFA’s May Day rally scheduled to commence at the Town Hall grounds at 4 pm today is expected attract the largest gathering for any May Day rally in Sri Lanka. Organisers said they expected at least 10,000 people to attend the rally from each electorate.

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Will Darusman report affect reconciliation?
The UN Secretary General’s controversial expert panel report on the final stages of the battle has created ripples in the national and international political stage. The government of Sri Lanka has come down heavily on the report as being biased, flawed and instrumental in disturbing the ongoing reconciliation process.

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Moon reveals false veneer of humanitarian rhetoric
The Preamble to the United Nations Charter expresses the very highest ideals that countries might live by as guidelines for achieving world peace: tolerance for others, universal human rights, economic and social advancement for all.

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SPORTS

Battles rage behind the scenes
Sri Lanka’s cricketers involved in the IPL have been ordered to report back to their country on 5 May, five days before they are due to depart for their tour of England. Arguments now rage behind the scenes. The former IPL power broker, Lalit Modi, linked on Twitter to a news article in Sri Lanka’s Sunday Observer which suggested that Sri Lankan politicians were upset at the lack of VIP treatment they received during the World Cup final in Mumbai on 2 April and were out for revenge.

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Lure of IPL too great – Stuart Law
In the three weeks since Stuart Law was appointed interim coach of Sri Lanka, the Australian has gained a powerful insight into the forces affecting his players and the need to keep the island nation’s influential neighbour, India, ‘’sweet’’. In that time the captain and vice-captain have stood down, the entire selection panel has been replaced, and star fast bowler Lasith Malinga has quit Test cricket because of a chronic knee condition.

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Packer, IPL and Malinga
In today’s context international cricket faces a somewhat similar situation to the Kerry Packer revolution of the late seventies and early eighties where some of the top cricket stars of that era ganged up against their respective Cricket Boards and took part in Packer’s innovative style of one-day cricket played under lights which brought forth coloured clothing, white balls, black sightscreens etc, etc which drastically changed the nature of the game and its influence still continues to be felt even today.

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Mahela’s discipline has rubbed into entire team – RP Singh
We’re here to play hard cricket, says medium pacer RP Singh of Team Kochi in an interview with TOI.
Kochi is a new team. How hard is it for the players in a new franchisee?
Our focus is on training hard and maintaining unity amongst team members. We have had a fruitful training session before the start of IPL 4, under coach Geoff Lawson, which has helped the entire team to gel and work on our strengths.

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INTERVIEWS

MOON REPORT IS ILLEGAL - SAYS WIJEYADASA
It is an irony in a country with a history of over 100 years of Trade Unionism and with 95% literacy, outsiders continue to manipulate the destinies of the workers. These self appointed protagonists are either politicians or followers of come decadent ideology and use Trade Unionism to maintain to climb to power to preserve the positions they already hold.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, the lone ranger of Sri Lankan politics who earlier dared to defy the UPFA as a Minister in President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s first term when he wanted certain doubtful transactions of the state banks probed and was outspoken on many other issues, has now in a patriotic zeal...

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