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Sunday September 25th, 2011


BASL to help govt on war crimes charges
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday, while expressing serious concerns as to diabolic overtures by the West to destabilise Sri Lanka on the instigation of the Tamil Diaspora, appointed a high powered committee headed by J. de Z. Gunasekera, PC, to advise the government on matters that should be raised before...

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JVP split: Rebels gaining ground
The division in the JVP that came out into the open recently will not end with one faction leaving to form a new political party but would go further in trying to capture power and take control. Both factions, Somawansa Amarasinghe-Tilwin Silva faction and the dissident Premakumara Gunratnam faction that challenge the present leadership are likely to go to court to gain full control of the party...

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LINKING THE REGIONS

The post war situation had opened the doors for development activities in the war-torn North and East. Construction of the new Kalladi Bridge in Batticaloa is being carried out adjacent to the existing bridge as seen in photo. The bridge is one of the crucial links connecting Batticaloa and Ampara. Pic by Rukshan Abeywansha
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I only oppose killing stolen, sick cattle: Mervin
Minister Mervin Silva, who earned the wrath of the Muslim community when he said last week that he was opposed to the slaughter of cattle and would never allow such things in the future, corrected himself at a meeting at the Colombo Devatagaha Mosque on Thursday. Mervin Silva, who arrived at the Mosque accompanied by Colombo Municipal Council election UPFA candidates Mohamed Maharoof and Azad...

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GMOA meets on further action against SB
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) will meet today (Sunday) to decide on further action against Higher Education Minister S. B.Dissanayake following his alleged derogatory statement made against GMOA General Secretary Dr. Anurudha Padeniya.

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NEWS

TNA with Mano, Wickramabahu in local polls
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided to extend their support to the Democratic National Front (DNF) headed by Mano Ganeshan at the forthcoming municipal elections for Colombo and Dehiwala Mount Lavinia. The DNF is contesting both these municipalities independently.

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India, Sri Lanka naval exercises end
The Indian Navy gained from the Sri Lankan experience with low intensity conflict, while the Sri Lankan Navy learnt to operate more effectively in a multi-force environment on the conclusion of the biggest-ever exercise between the two Navies.
The exercises, “SLINEX II,” which commenced on September 19 and ended on Friday, were aimed at enhancing interoperability.

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Align education to assist development: Vocational Training CEO
Sri Lanka is preparing for the projected boost in tourism targeting 2.5 million tourist arrivals in 2016. The Vocational Training Authority and the Hotels Association are implementing a training programme to attract young talent to be trained in the tourism industry. At a recent press conference in Colombo Chairman and CEO, Vocational Training Authority Dhammika Hewapathirana said it was an important time to give serious consideration to aligning...

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GCE A/L Chemistry set differently, claim parents
Parents of students who sat for the GCE Advanced Level Chemistry examination alleged that injustice had been caused to those who sat for the tests according to the old syllabus.
The parents claim that the paper of the said subject had been set differently for those sitting according to the new syllabus.

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Prostitution gang fines Rs 280,000
Four people including two women were fined Rs 280,000 by the Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge Ms Jayaki de Alwis.
On information Talangama Police sent a Police decoy to a house and on confirmation that the place was used for prostitution, arrested two men who were in charge of running the house of ill fame and also two women who were engaged in prostitution.

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Oral diseases high in children, pregnant mothers
Sri Lanka’s population suffers from a slew of avoidable dental diseases, concerned health officials said at a recent media seminar on Oral Health Day at the Health Education Bureau (HEB). The most widely prevalent oral diseases at present are dental caries and gum (periodontal) diseases afflicting more than half the school going population.

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CGPSL says yes to private medical colleges
When the majority of the of the country’s medical sector was either opposed or on the verge of opposing the awarding of medical degrees by private sector medical institutions, the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka (CGPSL) has come out boldly in support of private sector medical education.

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C-3 explosives in bus: Soldier arrested
Monaragala Police on Friday arrested a soldier suspected to have placed a parcel containing over 600 grams of C-4 type high explosives in the Jaffna-Monaragala bus near the driver’s seat. The parcel of explosives was discovered by the conductor who told the Police that a soldier who boarded the bus at Kilinochchi had earlier asked him to keep an eye on it.

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POLITICS

Split in JVP further weakens Opposition
There was a time not so long ago when a split in the leftist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) split in was unthinkable. While its ideology may not have attracted much mass appeal, the electorate believed that the JVP comprised of politicians who eschewed petty political gains for the sake of principles.

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JVP in turmoil on the eve of LG polls
The long standing crisis gripping the Marxist party JVP which had been like smouldering embers underneath a cover of ashes has now exacerbated into a veritable volcano which is about to erupt with dire consequences to the party.
The immediate cause for the crisis to escalate into volcanic proportions is the decision taken by the party hierarchy to remove the party’s ` invisible leader’ Premakumara Gunaratnam and several other party stalwarts from the powerful Politburo.

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NEWS FEATURES

THE MIGHT OF POWERFUL NATIONS CANNOT PREVAIL AGAINST JUSTICE AND FAIR PLAY
“Whilst clash of ideas, opinions and values continues we have clearly to recognise that dialogue, deliberation and consensus offer only viable means for resolving differences. The might of powerful nations cannot prevail against justice and fair play,”’ said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at New York Friday, September 23, 2011.

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What UN Secretary General failed to see
One of the main clauses of the Terms and Reference of the Darusman Panel is as follows: “The Secretary General of the United Nations has decided to establish a panel of experts to advise him on the implementation of the said commitment with respect to the final stage of the War”.
The Secretary General has disclosed to the world on many occasions that this panel was not a panel of inquiry or investigation with respect to the final stage of the “War”. Also he has reiterated that the panel report will not be used against Sri Lanka Government.

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SRI LANKA CONTINUES TO REAP PEACE DIVIDENDS
The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. This year’s meeting took place in Washington D.C. September 23-25.
The following is the speech made by Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation on behalf of Sri Lanka...

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Literary side of Bandaranaike
S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, known to many as a politician, was born on January 8, 1899 and succumbed to an assassin’s bullet on September 26, 1959. It’s unfortunate no serious study has been ever done to evaluate his life from a literary perspective. To find out about Bandaranaike’s literary skills, his “Speeches and writings” remains a treasure trove. This volume was published by the Department of Broadcasting and Information, to coincide with the fourth death anniversary of the late Prime Minister’s death...

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SPORTS

ICC Test Championship in the balance
The much awaited and talked about ICC Test Championship which is scheduled for 2013 is still in the balance.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said that the 2013 Test Championship has “not been completely finalized”.
“Let me put it this way. The preference is to have a Test Championship because you might recall we had a very unusual sequence of events in the past,” said Lorgat speaking to the media over breakfast at the Cinnamon Grande Hotel.

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Improved England rout Romania
England put themselves within sight of the World Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 67-3 bonus-point victory over Romania in Dunedin. Mark Cueto scored a first-half hat-trick and fellow wing Chris Ashton a brace to put them 34-3 up at the break. Ashton completed his hat-trick after the restart as England ran in 10 tries in all in a much-improved performance. If Scotland beat Argentina, the Scots and England will both qualify, their meeting deciding the pool winner.

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Exit Samaraweera, welcome Marsh
Thilan Samaraweera with 68 Test caps and 4683 runs behind him may have played his last Test for his country. The decision to drop him from the third and final Test against Australia at the SSC was to say the least shocking because it is at this venue that Samaraweera has made the most number of runs in his Test career.1239 runs at an impressive average of 82.60 with five hundreds.

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Another batting collapse and a series loss
Another Test series has been lost due to just one bad batting failure and the trend seems to continue. Sri Lanka’s 1-0 loss in their three-Test series at home to Australia is almost a carbon copy of a similar defeat in England barely three months ago. On both occasions it has been one session of madness that has cost them the series.

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ICC chief lauds Lankan World Cup admin
Amidst allegations of misappropriation of funds and ticket counterfeiting during the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka Cricket administrators received warm praise from the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat at the launch of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament event logo reveal and match schedule announcement at Ceylon Continental Hotel on Wednesday.
“I am happy to be back here today with the very distinct purpose of launching the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012. But before I do that I must congratulate each and everyone of you particularly those who were involved in a meaningful way in staging and hosting what we all now know is the most successful cricket World Cup,” said Lorgat.

 

INTERVIEWS

UNP has lost everything, says Sirisena Cooray
In an interview with The Nation he expressed his views of the current election campaign. Following are the highlights of the interview:
Q: You have been a past Mayor, Minister of Local Government and Housing as well as the UNP general secretary over several years. Would you like to recall your experience as a mayor of Colombo and reflect on the present election campaign and the present trends?
In the first place I should say I am not involved in party politics now. But if you like, I could relate my experience as Mayor of Colombo much earlier than now. In 1978, the UNP that was victorious in the previous year with a record majority in Parliament invited me to contest the Colombo Municipal Council election as the party’s mayoral candidate.

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