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Lady doctor and baby son brutally killed in Kandy

Sep 18 (LNP) A lady doctor and her baby son were brutally knifed to death in their residence in Kandy last morning, Police said. The Police arrested the doctor-husband soon after. Police had noticed that the husband who was returning home while the police were carrying out investigations, made an attempt to reverse his car and escape. more..

Treasury owes CPC Rs. 12 billion

Sep 18 (SO) Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says, the amount the Treasury owes as subsidy dues to the Corporation crossed the Rs. 12 billion mark at the end of last month, whilst international market predictors warned crude oil price may reach an unprecedented US$ 100 before winter. more..

University of Moratuwa introduces locally made solar electric car

Sep 18 (CT) Almost everyone have experienced the inconveniences caused by smokes and noises emitted by vehicles. These are major factors affecting the environment badly today. In order to give a solution the solar electric car has been developed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa in collaboration with Korean international Cooperation Agency. more..

Lost opportunity: Sri Lanka sinks into violence

Sep 18 (AP) In the narrow streets of this ancient town, soldiers in battle gear patrol in nervous groups. Politicians stay hidden in offices ringed by sandbags and barbed wire. Nearly every day, another unsolved killing goes into the police reports, and another body goes into the morgue. more..

Armed robbers kill 2 policemen

Sep 18 (Xinhua) A clash with an armed robber group has led to the death of two policemen in southeastern Sri Lanka, police said Sunday. A sub inspector and a constable were killed when they were trying to arrest an armed gang who were plundering a house at Nivithigala, 80 km from the capital Colombo around 8:30 p.m. (14:30 GMT) Saturday. more..

Playing 100 Tests will be a dream come true for me, says Jayasuriya

Sep 18 (AFP) Sri Lanka's star batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has had a long innings in cricket but still can't believe it has been true. The dashing left-handed opener, who will become the first Sri Lankan to play 100 Tests in the second and final match against Bangladesh starting here on Tuesday, said it all seems like a dream. more..

President calls Tamil rebels an ‘ominous’ threat and calls for UN support

Sep 18 (AP) Sri Lanka’s president said terrorism in her country was creating a level of distress similar to that of last year’s tsunami, calling the current domestic situation “ominous” as she voiced support for targeted UN sanctions against armed rebel groups such as the Tamil Tigers. more..

Sri Lanka to set up authority to transfer Technology to villages

Sep 18 (Xinhua) Sri lanka Science and Technology Ministry has made arrangements to set up Sri Lanka Vidhatha Authority to take science and technology to the village level, the Daily News reported Saturday. more..

SSP killing: ‘transfer case to Colombo’

Sep 18 (BBC) The police in Sri Lanka have urged the Attorney General (AG) to transfer a murder case involving the Tamil Tigers to the capital, Colombo, from Jaffna. The CID has sought AG’s permission to transfer the murder case of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Charles Wijewardhana, due to threats from the LTTE. more..

Sri Lanka yields to protests, won’t lower age of consent for girls to 13: report

Sep 18 (AP) Government has reversed a decision to lower the age of consensual sex for girls from 16 to 13 following widespread criticism, reports said on Sunday. Government spokesman Nimal Siripala de Silva, told a weekly Cabinet briefing on Friday that the government was planning to lower the age of consent. more..

First combined UN contingent ready for departure

Sep 19 (SLA) The third Sri Lankan contingent, earmarked for departure for UN Peace Keeping Missions in Haiti shortly comprises service personnel from all three services, the Army, Navy and Air Force. more..

'We want to defeat Ranil Wickremasinghe because all reactionary forces are behind him'

Sep 19 (LT) This is an opportunity for all progressive and patriotic forces to get together and defeat reactionary forces said Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, General Secretary of the SLFP. All progressive parties have come to a single front to bring victory to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, more..

Self-rule - LTTE's new diplomatic maneuver

Sep 19 (AT) Breaking with the tradition of military and other belligerent campaigns, for the first time ever, Sri Lankan Tamil rebels are involved in a subtle diplomatic maneuvering of bringing consensus in the midst of the Tamil population in the country on one side more..

JHU says Mahinda is set to become president

Sep 19 (AT) According to Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party, SLFP Presidential candidate, Mahinda Rajapakse, whom they support, is billed to win the forthcoming elections and they can prove it through simple arithmetic while seeking some hardy control in the North and the East by the government during the elections. more..

The issue of proposed penal code amendment on the age of consent for specific categories

Sep 19 (AT) Many Sri Lankans are of the opinion that the proposed penal code amendment on the age of consent for specific categories could be harmful and a proper look at the amendment is essential. more..

Mahinda too much on conflict: Ranil

Sep 19 (BBC) Opposition Leader and presidential candidate of the United National Party says that the ruling party presidential candidate has entered into electoral deals that puts undue emphasis on the ethnic conflict. more..

The LTTE shadow over India

Sep 19 (Hindu) THE ASSASSINATION of Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has exposed the fault lines in India's policy towards the internationally proclaimed terrorist organisation, the LTTE. On the one side, the Indian Government has banned the LTTE as a terrorist organisation. more..

Buddha statue erected in Chunnakam SLA camp

Sep 19 (TN) A new Buddha statue was erected, and an opening ceremony with special prayers was held Poya day, Saturday inside the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) 513 brigade camp located in Chunnakam on Kankesaturai Road, residents of the area said. more..

'There is no place for moderates'

Sep 19 (TN) Even as his party leader and incumbent President Chandrika Kumaratunga wrapped herself in the tenets of liberalism whilst addressing the United Nations last week, her party's candidate for her succession, Mahinda Rajapakse, continued to tread an unabashedly Sinhala ultra-nationalist platform at home. more..

SLA to intensify Pass system in Point Pedro

Sep 19 (TN) Tension has built up again in the coastal area in Point Pedro district, over SLA’s new order to intensify the "Pass System," among Tamil fishermen. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) decided to reintroduce passes for Vadamaradchy fisherman through the fisheries Unions, SLA officials said. more..

Civilian killed for his collaboration with Security Forces

Sep 19 (SLA) Two unidentified Tamil Tigers shot and killed a father of ten children resident in the general area of GANESHAPURAM, VAVUNIYA Sunday (19) morning around 8.45 a.m. reportedly because of his relations with the Security Forces and the Police. more..

Civilian injured in grenade explosion

Sep 19 (SLA) A civilian in the general area of TRINCOMALEE received minor injuries when an unidentified suspected Tamil Tiger detonated a hand grenade close to ANURADHPURA junction, near Technical College in TRINCOMALEE on 18 September 2005 around 5.50 p.m.. more..

Suspect near PLOTE office taken in for questioning

Sep 19 (SLA) A suspicious man roaming near the office of People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) on HAIG road, BAMBALAPITIYA, COLOMBO 04, was arrested by the Police on 18 September 2005 around 9.15 p.m.. more..

SEP presidential candidate speaks on Sri Lankan radio

Sep 19 (wsws) Wije Dias, Socialist Equality Party (SEP) presidential candidate, and K. Ratnayake, SEP Political Committee member, spoke on a Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) program on September 10 on the topic of “international experiences of peace talks”. more..

Made in India Trade show will bring more than 80 leading Indian companies to Sri Lanka

Sep 19 (CT) The Confederation of Indian Industry [CII], jointly with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is organizing the second largest Indian Trade show in local soil. more..

US government approves US$2.5 million worth of projects in Sri Lanka

Sep 19 (LBO) United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signs over grants worth US$ 2.5 million for Sri Lanka. On Monday the USTDA signed over grant funding for six development projects in Sri Lanka. more..

Sri Lankans stranded in Seaschells disembarked

Sep 19 (LT) 240 Sri Lankans who were stranded in Seaschells arrived in the country whom were sent there by a private employment agency. However they were not sent to Seaschells but kept in some other island in custody. more..

Doctor arrested over murder of wife and son

Sep 19 (LT) Police have taken into custody a person, doctor by profession when the neighbours informed the police of a brutal murder which took place in Old Matale Road, Kandy on Saturday 17th instant. more..

UNP special summit in Colombo

Sep 19 (LT) This time he calls upon the people to vote for him to put an end to hunger, to find employment for the able and to put a stop for separatism says UNP Presidential Candidate Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe. He made this announcement at a special summit of UNP representatives held in Colombo yesterday. more..

Pensions abolished by UNP will be given back - Mahinda Rajapakse

Sep 19 (LT) Steps will be taken to give back the pension for government servants which was abolished by the UNP says Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse. Addressing administrative officers of universities in Temple Trees Mr. Rajapakse said abolishing pensions of state employees was a violation of their fundamental rights. more..

President and UNICEF chief share their concerns about children in conflict

Sep 19 (PRIU) Shortly after her address to the 60th session of the UNGA on Saturday 17th President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Ms Ann M Veneman the Executive Director of UNICEF. Ms Veneman congratulated President Kumaratunga on her address and said she shared her views and her concern for children. more..

False Tsunami alarm creates Commotion at Hikkaduwa

Sep 19 (AT) People of Hikkaduwa disturbed by a false alarm of a Tsunami wave, panicked and started running hither and thither for shelter yesterday morning (18) leading the city to a restive situation. Later the Hikkaduwa police intervened and the police using loudshailers informed the panicked people the correct situation and calmed them down. more..

Stop propaganda and prove your commitment for Muslims- Hakeem

Sep 19 (AT) SLMC Rauff Hakeem told media in Kandy yesterday, just after the conclusion of the Workshop for party seniors out side North and East "although we are in a position to announce our decision prior to nominations are closed, the discussions with candidates might delay the announcement. more..

A century with a difference

Sep 19 (CI) Cricket followers around the world and at home have witnessed the number of centuries Sanath Jayasuriya has scored in Test cricket. He has one triple and two double-centuries to add to 11 others, but on Tuesday at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium against Bangladesh, he will celebrate a century of a different kind. more..

Secession if peace fails: Ranil

Sep 19 (SAMN) The LTTE will urge the international community to agree to a separate state if the government fails to enter into a dialogue with it based on the Tokyo declaration for finding a solution to the North-East problem within a united Sri Lanka, UNP Presidential Candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. more..

Lanka signs convention on terror

Sep 19 (SAMN) FOREIGN Minister Anura Bandaranaike signed the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism on September 14 at a treaty event at the United Nations in New York. more..

Schools under siege: Principals protest

Sep 19 (LNP) The recent sentencing of three teachers to jail for beating a student has sparked a reaction from National School Principals who are virtually proclaiming a siege in schools. more..

Guna`s gang vows revenge

Sep 19 (LNP) Although police is yet to identify the gang responsible for last week`s quadruple killings at Dompe, the victims` underworld colleagues are believed to be tracking down the assassins. `They must be on their trail,` a policeman said. more..

Committee`s selection process causes corruption and politicisation: TISL

Sep 19 (LNP) The lack of transparency and inconsistent procedure in selecting officials for key government posts by the Parliamentary High Posts Committee, has led to an increase in corruption and the politicisation of appointments, a leading civil society organisation has charged. more..

Sri Lanka's economy booming: IMF

Sep 19 (Xinhua) Sri lankan economy is progressingto achieve over 5 percent growth in the second quarter of 2005 despite the Dec. 26 tsunami, the Daily News quoted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report as saying Monday. more..

Prevent LTTE from disrupting poll, President tells Norway

Sep 19 (DN) PRESIDENT Chandrika Kumaratunga has expressed her commitment to a free and fair Presidential Election and the need for the international community to exert pressure on the LTTE to desist from violent activities that may have a disruptive effect on the elections in Sri Lanka. more..

Jostling of dwarfs for a giant's shoes

Sep 19 (ANN) The government is not yet in a position to fill the vacancy created by the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. It is surprising why the government which has burdened the people with political rejects by appointing them from the National List, is dilly dallying. more..

Red Crescent Builds Temple in Sri Lanka

Sep 19 (ZO) The Red Crescent builds three mosques and a Buddhist temple in Southern Asia, where 50,000 people have lost their lives in the quake and tsunami catastrophe last year. The Red Crescent President, Tekin Kucukali, says, "Priests planned to make us an offer; however, they back away because of our different religion," more..

Labour ministry powerless to prevent abuse of maids

Sep 19 (Gulf) Labour ministry officials say they know that recruitment agencies are abusing foreign housemaids they bring into the country to work, but say the ministry is powerless to oversee their activities. more..

India will not intervene in Sri Lanka

Sep 19 (ANN) India will not intervene in Sri Lanka's internal affairs despite the former's previous peace keeping attempt in the conflicted island nation, said former High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Mangala Moonesinghe. more..

Sri Lanka to vote for new president on November 17

Sep 19 (Reuters) Sri Lanka will vote for a new president on November 17, the island's election secretariat said on Monday, a poll analysts say centers on two issues: how to cement peace with Tamil Tiger rebels and how to manage the economy. more..

Economy gained strength in 2nd quarter

Sep 19 (IHT) Sri Lanka's economy accelerated in the second quarter, helped by increased growth in agriculture, as the island continued to recover from the December tsunami disaster, the central bank said Monday. Growth picked up to more than 5 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, more..

LTTE: No trust on both candidates

Sep 19 (BBC) Tamil Tigers say forthcoming presidential elections will not have any impact on solving the long-running national question as they do not have faith on any of the leading candidates. SP Tamilselvan said the rebels are not interested of the outcome of the November 17 elections. more..

Tamil Tigers say election should not stop talks

Sep 19 (AFP) Talks to shore up a shaky ceasefire between the Tamil Tigers and the government should not be deterred by an upcoming presidential election, the political leader of the rebels said. "The election in the south must not under any circumstances deter the implementation of the ceasefire," political wing chief S.P. Thamilselvan told more..

Kuwait to build "Kuwait City" in eastern Sri Lanka

Sep 19 (KUNA) Kuwaiti Ambassador to Sri Lanka Abdullah Al-Sanousi said Monday a cornorstone of "Kuwait City" project was placed in the Petico governorate in eastern Sri Lanka. Sanousi, in a phone call with KUNA here, said the project, to include 120 houses, was signed between the Kuwaiti joint relief commission and the government of Sri Lanka. more..