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Friday, May 09  2008
      Editorial:Trade unionists as killers
Three patients died at the Ratnapura Hospital, after its nursing staff, numbering around 500, went on strike from Wednesday afternoon over the transfer of a male nurse to the Kegalle General Hospital following an incident involving a lady doctor. There was a shortage of drugs and equipment yesterday as they had been locked in cabinets and nurses had the keys.
An angry Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva instructed the Health Services Director General Dr. Ajith Mendis to hold an immediate inquiry into the deaths and submit a report to him which he said he intended to forward to the Attorney General for legal action.
 
A monument was erected at the D. S. Senanayake Vidyalaya premises in memory of seven senior base ball players and their coach who were killed by an LTTE suicide bomber on February 3 at the Colombo Fort Railway Station. A little girl weeps silently for the brother she lost, as she and her parents wait their turn to offer floral tributes at the monument (Inset).
Pic by Harshana Jayatilleke


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Army boots seized from bus
The Anuradhapura Police and Military Police personnel in a joint raid seized 113 pairs of Army boots while being transported in a private bus to Anuradhapura from Colombo yesterday.

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