Friday 10th March, 2006




EU snubs LTTE’s
HR group

As exposed in The Island last week, an LTTE propaganda exercise titled 'EU's contribution to the peace process in Sri Lanka' was held at the European Parliament on of March 7, 2006 from 3.00 to 5.00p.m. There was no EU representation other than Mr Robert Evans MEP. A total of 22 persons attended.

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BIA at Night

Sri Lanka no more
unitary - SB

Where there's achcharu,
there's a way

This elderly woman selling veralu achcharu, at the entrance to the Kotahena Muslim Girls' School, apparently has no problem in finding her little customers who creep through an opening under the school gate with their coins for her mouth watering bites.
Pic by Kamal Bogoda

  • Salaries issue before President
    The decision to implement the recommendations made by National Council for Administration, on rectifying salary anomalies of various grades in the public sector, is before President Mahinda Rajapakse, Council Chairman Tissa Devendra told 'The Island' yesterday (9).

  • Court cases hampering polls chief's work
    Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake yesterday said now that he has to appear in no less than 33 court cases, in connection with the March 30 Local Government Elections, he had no time to attend to the usually heavy duties entrusted in him under the Constitution.

  • A passport anarchy!
    On March 01 2006, a writer referred to the serious constitutional crisis facing the country due to the non-operation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution and the woeful lack of responsibility, commitment and initiative on the part of those legislators who seek to represent the people in the sacred task of democratic governance on the basis enunciated by the great Abraham Lincoln.
  • BIA at night...
    These images were sent to The Island by one of our readers who was returning to the island in the vee hours recenly.
  • Bourse holds price line with activity all round
    The Colombo bourse held its price line yesterday with marginal losses in both indices – 0.66 points (0.03%) on the All Share and 3.01 points (0.l0%) on the Milanka on a turnover of Rs.632.4 million, down from the previous day’s Rs.1.6 billion.

  • Government targets US $ 1 billion FDI this year
    Government has targeted a record $1 billion worth of foreign direct investments this year, targeting inflows in mainly the power, telecommunications and information technology sectors, the chairman of the government’s investment arm said yesterday.
  • Tharanga ton rescues
    Sri Lanka in second Test

    BOGRA, Bangladesh, March 9, 2006 (AFP) - Upul Tharanga struck a maiden century to rescue Sri Lanka from a difficult situation in the second and final Test against Bangladesh here on Thursday.
  • 56th ‘Battle of the Golds’
    Breaking deadlock is top priority

    The ‘Battle of the Golds’ could easily be renamed the ‘Battle of Moratuwa’. For the cricket-crazy Moratu fans, the ‘Big-match’ between the two leading cricketing schools in Moratuwa, Prince of Wales College and St. Sebastian’s College is a kind of carnival.
  • Trinity-St. Anthony’s big match gala today and tomorrow
    It’s time for play and entertainment as the ‘Big Match’ gala rocks the city. The hills will experience a carnival atmosphere when the grand event, the ‘Big Match’ between the two oldest schools in the hills takes place. Trinity-St. Anthony’s Battle of the Blues will take pride of place when the Lions and the Eagles square off in their 90th meeting at Katugastota today and tomorrow.
  • ‘Lovers’ Quarrel’ in Galle
    The ‘Lovers’ of Galle, who have been wrangling over many issues, for over one hundred years, will once again face each other at their annual ‘Lovers’ Quarrel’ ‘Big-Match’ which commences at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, today.
BANGLADESH: Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharana (R) runs between wickets as Bangladeshi wicketkeeper Khaled Masud (L) looks on during the second day of the second Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Shahid Chadu Stadium in Bogra, 9 March 2006. (AFP)

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