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High Court told:

SB invested Rs.3.4 m in share market and millions more on high living

THE income and expenses incurred by former Minister S.B. Dissanayake had shown a sudden rise during the period 1995-2001 according to the testimony of an investigation officer attached to the Bribery Commission before Colombo High Court Judge Rohini Perera hearing the bribery case against the former Minister.

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Welcomes signing of agreement between Govt, LTTE :

P-TOMS will help strengthen peace process - US

The United States yesterday welcomed the signing of the Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS), saying it could lead to progress in the broader peace process. "We hope the experience the two sides will gain by working together will help to build confidence and lead to progress in the broader peace process," Department of State spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement issued in Washington. 

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According to the Export Development Board total export earnings from coir mats and rugs recorded Rs 808 million in 2003 and it was Rs 668 million the previous year. The number of pieces exported in 2003 was 210,000 and 169,000 in 2002.Experts say there is a huge demand for coir based products internationally. Coconut Development Board (CDA) has established a training program for manufacturing coir mats and rugs to promote this sector. Here a woman viewing a coir mat at the training program. (AS)

BUSINESS

ADB and WB assess Lanka's investment climate

DESPITE gains in reducing corruption and red tape, Sri Lanka's investment climate remains unattractive due to continued political instability, weak infrastructure and poor access to finance, says a recently completed study by the Asian Development Bank [ADB] and the World Bank.

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Hua Shen Liang from Shanghai poses during the 1st East Asia Bodybuilding Championships in Hong Kong. AFP

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Ex-captain slams team for poor performance

FORMER Sri Lanka captain Anura Tennekoon expressed great disappointment the way Sri Lanka 'A' threw away a winning opportunity to lose the first unofficial cricket test to West Indies 'A' by a margin of 57 runs at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium on Sunday.

  

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A Buddhist monk feeds a group of friendly monkeys in Anuradhapura during the Poson season.
Picture by Sarath Weerasinghe


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