Saturday 24th December, 2005

 

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY
Tigers blast Navy bus killing 15
In the worst ceasefire violation by the LTTE todate, 15 Navy men were killed and 16 wounded in two Claymore mine explosions at Mannar around 2.30 p.m. yesterday (23).

A Navy bus was heading towards Nadukudah in Pesalai when the two mines were set off hitting the bus which caught fire after the explosion, police sources in Mannar said.

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From the crib springs hope

Christmas comes but once a year, but with it comes hope, joy and cheer. This picture taken in Wattala shows a child Sanjeewa Kumara preparing a Christmas crib to be unveiled at midnight today. AFP

 
   NEWS
  • University dons make merry despite fraud allegations
    Despite charges of fraud and swindling of public funds, amounting to over Rs. 100 million, some university dons have managed to evade punishment and to continue in their positions with the backing of politicos, university sources said.

  • In Parliament on Wednesday
    Political parties of South must unite

    The biggest challenge the country faces today is finding a solution to the national question for which successive governments failed to find a solution.
  • Kadir on famed-dead list
    Assassinated Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has been listed, by AFP, amongst the famous world figures who died during the year 2005.

     
     
     
     
     
    FEATURES
  • A Question of Genocide
    "Thirty thousand Kurds and one million Armenians were killed in these lands and nobody but me dares to talk about it," said Turkish most celebrated novelist, Orhan Pamuk, during an interview with a Swiss newspaper last February.

  • Something’s rotten in the state of the country
    We throw away enough rubbish to fill the BMICH every six hours — about 200 million tons of waste a year, from industry, commerce, quarrying, construction, households and litter.

    BUSINESS
    SPORTS
  • Sri Lanka Cricket bowls underarm to Sanath
    Hours after former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was picked to play the four-match ODI series in New Zealand, a mysterious media release came out from Sri Lanka Cricket suggesting that although the player was picked he’s yet to gain full fitness.

  • Maradona detained!
    Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was detained at Rio de Janeiro airport today after he tried to force his way onto a flight that he was late for, police and a Brazilian airline said.

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