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Situation conducive for resettlement in B’caloa

Want resettlement process to be ‘civilian in character’
A consortium, of international humanitarian and relief agencies, recently acknowledged that the area where internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being currently resettled in the Batticaloa district is favourable for resettlement.

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To commemorate the 2551st Sri SamBuddha Jayanthiya, 100 children were ordained by the Sri Lanka Rammanghe Sect on May 26 at the Torrington Square. These children were from the Sri Lanka Maha Pirivana. The clergy in the process of ordaining them.
Pic. by Gamini Munasinghe

  • NCP CM defends volunteer teacher lists
    North Central Province Chief Minister Berti Premalal Dissanayaka has said that if there are any irregularities in the volunteer teachers lists prepared by a special committee, appointed by the North Central Provincial Council, he will tender his resignation immediately.

  • India urges MR
    Fashion a devolution package at least to satisfy moderates

    Sharad Pawar, Indian Minister for Agriculture and political veteran, has urged President Mahinda Rajapakse to offer a devolution package which will satisfy the political ‘moderates’ in Sri Lanka.
  • Between the Lines
    Caste stalls communalism
    IN one way, caste has stalled communalism in UP. In another way, the caste which is co-terminus with class in India has voted against those who has denied it a better life. But there is no doubt that the election results reflect a strong opposition to the chauvinistic Hindu-inclined BJP which has also come to represent the upper half.

  • Iran mulls over investing in Lanka
    Several leading Iranian companies have shown interest in investing in power generation and petroleum sector projects in Sri Lanka.The Iranian Foreign Minister Monouchehr Mottaki who met his Sri Lankan counterpart in Tehran said that several Iranian investors are planning to start hydropower plant projects in Sri Lanka and the government would support investments in the petroleum sector in Sri Lanka.

  • Nations Best Life Insurance advisors in One Forum -(NAFLIA)
    Insurance Association of Sri Lanka ( IASL), realizing the importance and emerging need for life insurance, has decided to bring together the best insurance advisors in the country for a National Forum for Life Insurance Advisors (NAFLIA). Such a forum will not only bring together the country’s best, but would also be a learning experience which would promote better understanding within the industry. The event will take place on 30th May 30, 2007 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla.

  • St. Peter’s go on the rampage!
    A splendid effort by flanker Thilan Bulner helped defending champions St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya to a convincing 67-0 victory over Thurstan College, Colombo in their inter school Div. I Segment I Singer League rugby tournament match played at Longden Place on Saturday.

    St. Peter’s didn’t allow Thurstan any scoring opportunities in their inter-school rugby encounter and here a Peterite tackles a Thurstan player in the one-sided encounter at Longden Place on Saturday.
    (Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha)


  • ICC president Percy Sonn mourned
    Percy Sonn, the first African president of the International Cricket Council, has died in Cape Town at the age of 57, it was announced on Sunday. Sonn had undergone a routine bowel operation on Monday, a procedure that had been scheduled back in February.



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