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Ranil calls for anarchy

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe ended UNP's Jana Bala Meheyuma yesterday in Colombo exhorting the people to ensure that the Presidential Elections be held by November this year through peoples' power as there was no necessity to consult the Elections Commissioner or seek a ruling from the Supreme Court.

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Further developments in peace process next week - Norway

There would be some developments in the peace front by next week, the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo said yesterday. Norwegian Embassy spokeswoman Kejetsky Tromsdal said they were in constant contact with all the parties in the Sri Lankan peace process and they expect some developments by next week.

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Signing of the agreement for Sri Lanka’s first inland luxury passenger boat service was held last week. Chairman BOI, Saliya Wickramasuriya is exchanging the agreement with President Infoconsult Incorp Canada, Philip Ekanayaka. Officials of the Canadian Embassy, Kinecprics Inc of Canada look on. Picture by Sudath Malaweera



Inland passenger boat service from December

Sri Lanka's first inland luxury passenger boat service between Battaramulla and Wellawatte will commence by the end of this year. The BOI approved project is a joint venture between Kinecprics Inc of Canada and Infoconsult Incorp of Canada is under taking this with an investment of US $ 16 million.

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Marvan Atapattu Sri Lanka captain and Shivnarine Chanderpaul West Indies captain



Lanka keen and eager to get over and done with

Sri Lanka cricketers are overcoming the disappointment of confronting a weak West Indies side by motivating themselves to the fact that they have had no international cricket for the past two and a half months when the first Test opens at the SSC grounds today.  

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Last hurrah

The bacchanal revelry which marked the road circus that was the UNP’s much heralded Janabala Meheyuma replete with all the yuppie thrills, inebriated scenes and nagasalang is here seen on its final lap to the Colombo Town Hall Venue. Here a drunk shortly after fortifying himself from a Wine Stores in the background.
Picture by Dudley Wickremasinghe

Thousands of commuters stranded

Thousands of commuters, the large majority of them schoolchildren and office workers were stranded for long hours due to the Jana Bala Meheyuma disrupting the smooth flow of traffic and a number of roads having closed for reasons of security.
Picture by Rukmal Gamage

Sri Lankan Air Taxi expands operations

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