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Murali joins select band of 500
Daily News Online 2004-03-16 19:00:25
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan joined the select band of bowlers who had taken 500 wickets in Test cricket when he bowled Michael Kasprowicz for a duck in the Australian first innings of the second cricket Test played at the Asgriya Stadium Kandy yesterday. Muralitharan s reaction to it was one of pure elation. He leapt in the air ....

Freedom Polls Watch condemns abuse of State owned vehicles
Daily News Online 2004-03-16 19:00:26
Polls Watch Convenor M.M. Zuhair P.C. in a media release said that among those misusing State vehicles for election work the following among other Ministers have been identified:Gamini Jayawickrema Perera - Kurunegala Lakshman Kiriella - Kandy Bandula Gunawardene - Colombo Rauff Hakeem - Ampara and Sagala Ratnayake ....

Tamil renegade commander warned
BBC Asia 2004-03-12 14:00:53
Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka say they will retake areas under the control of an eastern renegade commander.


Tax amnesty : Supreme Court hearing today on President s Reference
Daily News Online - 2004-03-16 19:00:27

Budget deficit reduced says Govt. spokesman
Daily News Online - 2004-03-16 19:00:29

CBK attacks UNF offers new peace process
Daily Mirror - 2004-03-15 03:01:35

Pol. Comm. and IGP fail to take action against errant cop
Daily News Online - 2004-03-16 19:00:31

Tragedy at Royal: Coroner blames school authorities
Daily Mirror - 2004-03-15 03:01:36

Mirusuvil murder trail: Five Petitions of Appeal challenging admissibility of confessions dismissed
Daily News Online - 2004-03-16 19:00:33

Three members of Prince Colum gang nabbed
Daily News Online - 2004-03-16 19:00:36

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From International News Sources
Show of strength by the rebels rebel
BBC Asia 2004-03-11 03:01:10
The BBC s Frances Harrison visits the camp of the breakaway commander of Sri Lanka s Tamil Tigers.
Tamil Tigers deny war plan claims
BBC Asia 2004-03-10 14:01:02
Sri Lankan rebels reject allegations from a breakaway commander that they are preparing for possible war.

Popular Articles
Supreme Court charges S.B. Dissanayake with contempt
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:22
court.The Supreme Court decision to charge Minister Dissanayake follows certain derogatory references to the Supreme Court reportedly made by him during a speech at a Vapmagul ceremony held at Habaraduwa Galle on November 3 2003. Following this purported statement by the ....
Magician arrested for child abuse
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:24
The man who conducts several television programs was arrested in the company of two boys aged 15 and 16 years at his home over the weekend the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said in a statement.It said statements have been recorded from five other children who were allegedly abused by the 32 year-old magician. His assistant had also been ....
Docs strike continues as talks collapse
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:25
Government doctors decided to continue their strike after a discussion with Finance Minister K.N. Choksy ended unsuccessfully last evening. The discussion failed to reach any compromise and ended in a stalemate said a Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) spokesman adding that they have no other alternative but to continue the ....
Premajayanth Weerawansa intervene CWE workers end death fast
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:26
The death fast by more than 1 000 CWE employees opposite the Sathosa Headquarters at D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha Colombo yesterday was called off following the arrival of Freedom Alliance Secretary Susil Premajayanth and JVP Propaganda Secretary Wimal Weerawansa who undertook to maintain ....

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Japan to provide emergency relief to drought affected districts
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:27
continuing drought conditions.This assistance amounting to US$ 35 681 (approximately Rs. 3.8 million) will be provided through the Sarvodaya Movement which will distribute packs of dry rations to families worse affected by the drought in the districts of Puttalam Hambantota Anuradhapura and Monaragala. The ....
SB dares CBK to renounce immunity
Daily Mirror 2004-03-15 03:01:37
Minister S.B. Dissanayake in an interview with the Daily Mirror yesterday threw an open challenge to President Chandrika Kumaratunga to renounce the immunity clauses in the Executive Presidency so that he could sue her for Rs. 1 billion for the defamatory remarks ....
GMOA to take tougher stand
Daily Mirror 2004-03-15 03:01:38
The GMOA threatened to withdraw from attending to the admissions to the Colombo North Teaching Hospital from noon today as both the Health and Finance Ministries have failed to respond to their demand for a second salary correction positively. The ....
Peace pledge in UPFA manifesto
Daily Mirror 2004-03-12 03:01:19
LTTEBy Poorna Rodrigo and Kasun Yapa Karunaratne The United People s Freedom Alliance manifesto which was ceremonially released yesterday assured that the ceasefire with the LTTE would stand and talks with the LTTE resumed on reasonable conditions. ....
Association of Sri Lankan Professionals formed in London
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:28
An Association of Sri Lankan Professionals in the United Kingdom was inaugurated in London recently by the High Commissioner Faisz Mustapha when they had their meeting at Prince of Ceylon Restaurant in North West London.The High Commissioner was elected Patron of the Association at this ....
Sirimavo Bandaranaike hospital Rs. 210 m loss in tender award
Daily News Online 2004-03-15 15:00:29
The awarding of the tender for the construction of the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Children s Hospital has resulted in a massive loss of Rs. 210 million to the State coffers Health ministry sources told the Daily News .The National Planning Division of the Treasury has approved the ....

Sports
Sri Lankan skipper angry
BBC Sports - March 12th 2004
Sri Lankan captain Hashan Tillakaratne pulled no punches as he tore into his side after their 197-run defeat by Australia in Galle.'I totally blame the batting for not saving this Test match,' he commented.'You can survive on this track but we were so casual in our approach and gave it to them on a platter.'

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