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Unconventional thinking a must for peace — PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday addressing the final ceremonial session of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation (IOR-ARC)
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President Chandrika Kumaratunge discusses a point on education with H. L. B. Gomes, Principal of Royal College Colombo at the 159th prize giving held at Nawarangahala recently. At left is Suranimala Rajapakse Minister of Schools Education. — (Pic. by:- Jude Denzil Pathiraja)

A ceremony to offer "Patra" to eight hundred Bhikkhus was held yesterday (13) at the Gangaramaya Vihare, Hunupitiya, Colombo. Pupil "Bhikkhus" walk up to the "Dana Sala" after accepting the "Patra". — (Pic. by — Nimal Dayaratne)



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  • Canadian FM will not meet Prabhakaran
    Canadian Foreign Minister Bill Graham who is due in the country on a three-day visit, will not be meeting LTTE Leader Velupillai Prbhakaran, a well informed source said.


  • Dengue outbreak in Kandy, Matale
    Dengue germ carrying mosquitoes in Kandy and Matale have increased at present by twenty-fold than during any epidemic period, states the Health Services Department of the Central Provincial Council.

‘S. A. Schubert receiving the Richard de Zoysa Prize from Mrs. Thiru Kandiah.
(by Bernard Chandrasekera’)


  • A roadmap for South Asia
    Great expectations accompanied the process of decolonisation after the Second World War. It was believed that the end of imperialism would unleash the forces of production and lead to a new era of prosperity.


  • Canadian Security Service bars Ex-TRO Nuclear Scientist
    A nuclear scientist running as a candidate in upcoming regional elections was once accused of links to terrorism by Canadian intelligence agents, who denied him a security clearance for a sensitive job at Atomic Energy Canada.

Newly designated Ambassador for the United States in Sri Lanka, Jeffrey Lunstead, called on Finance Minister, K. N. Choksy, at the Finance Ministry on Friday. Discussions took place between the Minister and the Ambassador in regard to the development of economic co-operation between the two countries, and the increase of private American investment in Sri Lanka. Officials of the Economic Affairs Department of the Embassy and the Ministry were present.


  • Natural KVC food products
    Since its origins way back in 1968, Kelani Valley Canneries or KVC for short has been committed to manufacturing high quality home products such as Jams,
Rienzie Martinesz, Head of Marketing of LOLC handing over the sponsorship cheque to V. Kandasami, Vice President of ACCA. Susan Bandara, AGM-Marketing of LOLC and Ajitha Perera, Manager ACCA, Sri Lanka were also present.



  • Rugby World Cup 2003
    New Zealand aiming to keep their cool

    All Black flanker Marty Holah said New Zealand’s players had been warned by management to keep their cool in the heat of battle at the Rugby World Cup.
A raffle draw was held at Benedictsons (Pvt) Ltd, Tyre House Group subsidiary on a promotional strategy to encourage its enthusiastic Cheng Shin/Maxxis dealers for the Cheng Shin Maxxis tyres purchased during the last three months. From left: Sunil Fonseka — Managing Director, Benedictsons (Pvt) Ltd., W. Wijesiri — Manager, Benedictsons (Pvt) Ltd., Ajith Algama — Chairman, Sri Lanka Tyre Importers’ Association, Wasantha Perera — Managing Director, U & H Wheels.

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