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Indian response awaited on coordinated Palk Strait patrolling Govt.

Sri Lanka is awaiting a positive Indian response on its ‘coordinated patrolling’ of the Palk Strait proposal, Government sources said.

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The newly appointed Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Dhammika Perera officially commenced work yesterday (18) at the BOI office at the World Trade Centre. In the picture he is being blessed by Ven Galaboda Gnanissara, the Viharadhipathi of Hunupitiya Gangaramaya by tying a Pirith Nula
(Photo by Kamal Bogoda)

   NEWS
  • Australia, US sign pact agreeing to swap asylum seekers

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -
    Australia and the United States have signed an agreement to exchange hundreds of refugees held in offshore detention camps in a bid by both countries to deter future asylum seekers, the government said Wednesday.


  • Lanka wants access to ‘terror’ suspects in Tamil Nadu custody

    Authoritative sources said that a request was made shortly after the Indian Coast Guard seized five persons—three Sri Lankan Tamils and two Indians on February 13 off the Tamil Nadu coast (off Kodiakarai). Sri Lankan intelligence services wanted to interrogate the suspects allegedly involved in moving arms, ammunition and equipment between Tamil Nadu and areas under LTTE-control in the northern Sri Lanka.

    FEATURES
  • The Gun Country

    As various commentators will be pointing out soon, if just one of those 33 murdered students had been carrying a concealed handgun maybe the killer would have been stopped sooner. It's perfectly legal to carry concealed weapons with a permit in Virginia, but not on college campuses. This loophole must be closed. 

  • Think of this when  you eat Chicken!

    Next time you pass by a truck full of small cages filled with chickens, most of whom have one leg or wing broken and are squatting in great pain and utter hopeless anguish in the truck, while the wind tears about them and the faeces of the chickens in the cages above theirs drip onto them , remember that they are probably talking to each other and wondering what hell they are being taken to.

    BUSINESS
  • BOI restructuring to take P1 status of new Chairman

    The new Chairman of the Board of Investment K. D. Dhammika Perera, who assumed duties yesterday, promised to restructure the Board to make it a more investor-friendly institution.
     

  • Substantial Japanese government funds for hydro projects

    The Japanese government deserves the first place in Sri Lanka’s national development activities as Upper Kothmale and Kukulegama power plants projects are funded by them. Japan has contributed 23% of the aid package to Sri Lanka, while undertaking massive development projects to be completed in 2008, said Power and Energy Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne at Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association meeting held in Colombo recently.

    SPORTS
  • Thirty Jamaican police officers working full-time on Woolmer case
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): Some 30 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been working full-time on the investigation into the murder of Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, in addition to two officers from the Pakistani police who arrived in the island last week.
     
  • Ponting keeps foot on the gas

    Australia are already virtually assured of top spot in the World Cup Super Eight and the semi-final of their choice in St Lucia next week - but there will be no slackening of the pace against New Zealand.

Graeme Smith ends the
show with a four

South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith bats during the Cricket World Cup Super 8s match between England and South Africa at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados Tuesday, April 17, 2007. South Africa won by 9 wickets, with 184 balls remaining .
(AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)


 

 
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