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Sunday May 8th, 2011


Local NGOs throw their lot with Govt
Locally based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for the first time have come out in unison to express their solidarity with the government. The NGO consortium that met in Colombo yesterday has called on all the scattered local NGOs to forge ahead in order to work with one goal to help whatever party in power in the future.

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Bribery, Public Service Com. members nominated
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has nominated members to the new Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption and the new Public Service Commission, parliamentary sources told The Nation.
Retired Supreme Court...

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United in silent protest

Leaders of different religious denominations walking in silent protest over the release of the UN expert panel report in Colombo. A large number of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islam priests, together with film stars and actors, took part in this Adhishtana Pooja
(Pic by Ravindra Dharmathilake)
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Student teachers clash at Veyangoda: 26 injured
Twenty-six persons were injured due to a clash between two groups of student teachers of Siyane National College of Education at Veyangoda, Gampaha yesterday, Police spokesperson SP Prishantha Jayakody said. He said the injured had received treatment

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LLRC extension nothing to do with UN report
The extension of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has nothing to do with the Darusman report, the commission’s media coordinator, Lakshman Wickremasinghe said.
The LLRC had written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday (4), requesting to extend...

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NEWS

Lankan Muslims brought to disrepute in Jeddah
An appeal has been made by the Sri Lankan Hajj Committee for 8,000 hajj visas this year, an increase of 2,000 more compared to last year. The request had been made during a meeting with the Saudi Hajj Minister Dr. Fouad Al-Farsy at the Ministry of Hajj in Jeddah.

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Fish price reduction bonanza
The significant price drop in both big and small fish is the result of the government banning destructive trawler fishing, Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries, Dr. Mrs. Damitha de Zoysa told The Nation yesterday.

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TULF welcomes govt’s stand
The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) yesterday welcomed the government’s move to respond to the Darusman’s report on the events that took place during the last stages of the war against the LTTE.
A statement issued by TULF Leader V. Anadasangaree said that he was always of the view that the government should face...

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Wanted robbery suspects netted
On a tip-off received by the OIC Crimes of the Poddala Police, Sub Inspector Asoka Samarajieva, three wanted suspects were arrested while enjoying two bottles of arrack at a hideout at Ihala Walahanduwa on Wednesday (4) night.

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Chickenpox, polio, whooping cough, TB on the rise
A surge in a number of contagious diseases due to the onset of the rains and other factors, have compounded the current health problems as Health Ministry officials struggle to contain two other killer diseases, Dengue DF and Leptospirosis, fast spreading to all parts of the country.

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Tamil political detainees press their case with TNA MPs
Tamil political detainees on Friday requested attorney-at-law and Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran to initiate fundamental rights cases to obtain their release.
The detainees made this request when he along with seven other TNA MPs visited them at the Colombo Magazine Prison to inquire about their well being.

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Manoj to go as SriLankan Regional Director
The outgoing CEO of the national carrier Manoj Gunawardena is tipped to be SriLankan’s Regional Director for Europe based in London, a top government source said.

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POLITICS

President’s political fortunes
on way up

The attention of the world was focussed on the killing of Osama Bin Laden this week and the incident was not without significant political and diplomatic ramifications for Sri Lanka. Even if Bin Laden’s death was welcomed by most nations, there has been controversy surrounding the circumstances of his killing.

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Lanka cannot afford to despise
UN system

The May Day rally was a promising start for the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, against the UN expert panel report, in terms of the massive crowd that attended the meeting. The climax of the Workers’ Day rally was the inspiring delivery of the President where he questioned the motives behind the United Nations expert panel report.

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NEWS FEATURES

Prevent Thalassaemia: Take a full blood test before marriage
Thalassaemia is probably one of the worst diseases that can afflict anyone. Not only will a patient who has been positively identified with Thalasssaemia die at a very early age, usually by the age of 20 – 30 years or even earlier, he will suffer from many life threatening illnesses that affect his quality of life as well.

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Move by university dons to embarrass government – S B
The friction between the university teachers and the education authorities intensified with the Higher Education Minister stating that some of the teachers had their own agenda in carrying out such actions against the government.
The government has called the teachers to cooperate with it in solving the matter without hindering the university...

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Guns in, body out but sea does not swallow all
Osama Bin Laden is dead. If there was even a shadow of doubt about this, President Barack Obama would not have announced the fact. The risk of being proven wrong is far too great to be frivolous about something like this. The man is dead. What remains are the questions surrounding his death.

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SPORTS

‘Our main goal is to win a Test series in England’
Sri Lanka’s new cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan fired the first salvo at England when he said that he had only one intention on the tour and that is to win the three-Test series, a feat which no other Sri Lankan captain has achieved in the past. Sri Lanka’s best record since they started playing three-Test series in England in 2002 is to draw one-all in 2006 under the captaincy of Mahela Jayawardene.

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Hong Kong dents Lankan hopes with 48-3 thrashing
Sri Lanka were thrashed 48-3 by Hong Kong at Longden Place yesterday further denting their hopes of remaining in the top five of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations tournament.
Yesterday’s defeat meant that Sri Lanka must beat Kazakhstan next Saturday at Almaty to remain in the competition.

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Has Hashan put his foot in his mouth?
The past one week or so has seen former Sri Lanka cricket captain turned politician Hashan Tillakaratne making the news and even the headlines after he committed himself to making the statement that match fixing was rampant in Sri Lanka since 1992. 

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The decision that changed my career - Dilshan
When Tillakaratne Dilshan arrives at the batting crease spectators are guaranteed entertainment plus, plus, that is entertainment from the top drawer. Seldom has he failed to deliver and on occasions when he has proved to be ineffective it has brought a sense of despair amongst his followers.

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INTERVIEWS

Ranil should first practice good governance in UNP: Sajith
UNP reformists are once again on the warpath over alleged flagrant violation of its constitution by Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in the appointment of its National Organiser early this week.

 - Full Interview

“Sri Lanka on right track” - Dinesh
C
hief Government Whip and Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunewardene says unorthodox development strategy adopted by the present government has helped foreign agencies like WB, IMF and ADB look at Sri Lanka more closely and further expressing willingness to help.

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My friends want to shoot me and kiss their enemies – Ravi
The newly-appointed National Organiser of the UNP and Colombo district Member of Parliament Ravi Karunanayake says the party spirit is fractured and his role will be to unite the party. He says he feels there is a conspiracy against him and added it was hurtful to realize that his...

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