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Thursday, 19 July 2012
Ranil consolidates position
UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today consolidated his position at the party helm , after the party’s Working Committee did away with the annual secret ballot for the election of its leader and other office bearers, and instead decided to hold it only once in six years... Read more

CID questions Uthayan Editor
The Editor of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper was questioned by the CID yesterday following a news story referring to Army Commander Jagath Jayasuirya... Read more

Rs. 21m foreign currency busted
A Sri Lankan who allegedly attempted to smuggle foreign currency worth of 21 Million in Sri Lankan Rupees was apprehended this morning at the Bandaranaike International Air Port by custom officials. It was revealed that he the suspect is a mobile phone businessman (35) from Mathara. Pix by Deepa Adikari... Read more

Mirror Stock Watch - 19-07-2012
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Video: Sexual abuse now an epidemic - Rosy
UNP MP Rosy Senanayake said that sexual abuse against women and children have now reached epidemic proportions... Read more

Exchanging documents
Sinolanka Hotel and Spa Chairman Gamini Senarath exchanging the agreement with BOI Chairman M.M.C. Ferdinand in the presence of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Pic by Kithsiri de Mel... Read more

Lawyers protest attack on Mannar Court
Lawyers and staff of the Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Kilinochchi Magistrate’s courts stayed away from Court work today in protest over yesterday’s attack on the Mannar Magistrate’s Court by Uppukulam fisher folk. Minister Rishard Bathiudeen rushed to Mannar to talk to the protesting... Read more

67 more intercepted off Wennappuwa
The Navy intercepted another boat-load of asylum seekers last night some eight nautical miles off Wennappuwa. The 67 on board included 13 Sinhalese and 54 Tamils. The boat was brought to the Mutwal fisheries harbour and those on board were handed over to the CID.... Read more

Elections on September, 8
The Elections department confirmed the Provincial Council elections for the Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provinces will be held on Septemeber, 8... Read more

Video: Four SLFPers sacked over rape allegations
Four members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) including the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman have been sacked from their posts and the party over allegations of having molested children and women.... Read more

Apple ordered to run Samsung 'did not copy iPad' adverts
A UK judge has ordered Apple to publish announcements that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad, according to the Bloomberg news agency.... Read more

Megaupload judge quits case after US 'is enemy' comment
The judge overseeing the Megaupload extradition case has stepped down after one of his comments caused his impartiality to be questioned.... Read more

Hoisting the flag
A flag hoisting ceremony was held this morning at the Shree Vishnu Kovil in Chilaw. The ceremony inaugurated festivities of the Kovil which will last nine days. Pictured here are devotees of the Kovil at the ceremony. Pix by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe... Read more

Microsoft confirms Windows 8's October launch date
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will be released on 26 October.... Read more

5 - Star Status Skytrax Awards for Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines has been awarded 5-star status in the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards, joining an elite group of airlines to receive this prestigious ranking for their truly consistent and high quality of product and service.... Read more

COCOON RESORT Luxury on a Land of Cinnamon
Located on an old cinnamon land in Kaikawala off Induruwa, Cocoon Resort is the latest addition to Lanka's South Western tourist attractions.... Read more

No sign of Assad after bomb kills kin, rebels close in
Mystery surrounded the whereabouts of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday, a day after a bomber killed and wounded his security chiefs and rebels closed in on the centre of Damascus, vowing to "liberate" the capital.... Read more

Israel blames Iran for Bulgaria bus bomb that kills 6
Six people were killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport on Wednesday and Israel accused Tehran of carrying out the attack, promising a strong response to "Iranian terror."... Read more

UK invites exceptionally talented migrants
The UK government says it invites exceptionally talented leaders in Sri Lanka in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts to work in the UK.... Read more

U.S. can defeat any Iranian effort to block oil shipping: Panetta
The United States has the military capacity to defeat any Iranian attempt to shut down sea commerce in the oil-rich Gulf region and will hold Tehran directly responsible for shipping disruptions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday.... Read more

Bourse lacks positive market sentiment - CSBA President
The absence of positive sentiment in the Colombo bourse has made retail investors to shy away from the market, the Colombo Stock Brokers Association (CSBA) President, Sriyan Gurusinghe said.... Read more

BBDO Lanka employees support ‘Bikes for Life’ initiative
The brainchild of Kumar Sangakkara and The Foundation of Goodness, ‘Bikes for Life’ aims to raise funds to be gifted to children in the North; enabling them to pursue their education and providing them with an opportunity to enhance their quality of life.... Read more

Six beggars fined Rs.10 each
Six beggars charged with begging and obstructing pedestrians in Kollupitiya were fined Rs.10 each and severely warned by a Colombo Court yesterday.... Read more

Indian Navy Ship in Trinco
The Indian Naval Ship ‘Chetlat’, a fast attack craft, arrived at the Port of Trincomalee yesterday, the Sri Lanka Navy said.... Read more

Cartoon of the day
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SLMC didn’t get President’s blessing-Spokesman
Presidential Spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said that Sri Lanka Muslim Congress did not get the blessing of President Mahinda Rajapaksa before going alone for the forthcoming Eastern Province Provincial Council election.... Read more

Mother and daughter burnt to death in Kahawatta
Two more women-a mother and daughter- who were burnt to death inside a house in Kahawatte were found by the Police in the early hours today, the Police said.... Read more

An exclusive Muslim list of candidates
The run up to the Eastern Provincial  Council Elections has once again exposed the lack of a clear political vision or strategy among Muslim political actors. In the weeks leading up to nominations there were a number of statements... Read more

Is it Wonder of Asia or mania?
The Rajapaksa Government echoes that Sri Lanka is stepping towards the Wonder of Asia. The definition of the term Wonder of Asia does not seem to have circulated within the government itself. In the absence of a clear-cut definition... Read more

The first victim of Obama’s new war
Mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf have come home to India in a most tragic way: An Indian has been killed and three more injured when a United States Navy vessel fired on their fishing boat off Dubai.... Read more

Editorial - Subject: Tamil Eelam, banned word: Sri Lanka
Finally, DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi has woken up from his slumber and surrendered to New Delhi’s word to drop his Tamil Eelam anthem. At least that is the role he has been called upon to play by the central government despite... Read more

Decline of SL Population Growth Rates
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Rabid dog runs amok in Vavuniya
Some 30 people were bitten by a dog said to be suffering from rabies and admitted to Vavuniya Hospital on Wednesday. The dog had caused havoc in Vavuniya town last afternoon by biting people indiscriminately.... Read more

Sri Lanka to take on World Champs
Sri Lankan cricket team captain Mahela Jayawardene (L) and Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) pose for photographers with the ODI trophy during a press conference in Colombo on July 18, 2012. India will play five one-day internationals in Sri Lanka, starting in Hambantota on July 21,... Read more

Harin in Passara
Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya
Harin in Passara
Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya