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p1.jpg (17650 bytes) No Japanese funds for N-E development if Tigers do not resume peace talks
The Japanese bank that provides low-cost loans for developing countries said on Wednesday that the Tigers would have to return to peace talks for there to be any meaningful flow of aid to the north and east of Sri Lanka.

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A woman pauses during "Prayer for America" services at Yankee Stadium In New York in 2001. This year’s anniversary of the attacks will re-echo the first one, with silence for the moments the planes struck and when the buildings fell, and the reading of 2,792 victims’ names. REUTERS



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  • Public holidays to be reduced?
    Minister of Employment and Labour Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday that the government was examining the possibility of reducing the number of Public Holidays in consultation with trade unions and employers.
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President Chandrika kumaratunga waves to supportes at the 52nd SLFP Convention in Maligapitiya, Kurunegala yesterday. (Pic By Eranga Jayawardena)
  • The world order after Iraq
    Ever since he was created man has been at war, either to defend himself and his territory against aggression, often by neighbours, or to aggrandize himself by acquiring the territory of others, be they neighbours or not. In this connection, the Greek, Roman, Persian, Portuguese,


  • Source row rocks UK media
    THE ROW THAT has broken out in the UK over the suicide of a man alleged to be the source for a BBC report about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction has thrown the issue of source protection under the spotlight.
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SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem and his wife Shanaz Hakeem receive Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Hotel Galadari where they hosted delegates attending the Second Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for dinner.


  • IT Guru Narayan Murthy arrives today
    IT Guru Narayan Murthy. Chairman, Infosys of India is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today at the invitation of Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Industries.


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Bangladesh batsman Habibul Basha drives Pakistan bowler Umer Gul on the opening
day of the Third test that began in Multan, Pakistan on Wednesday.(Reuters)
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