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IGP urges Police to work with more vigour:

Stern warning to nightclub owners

IN the wake of kudos received from the Head of State on the efficiency of Police Department in dealing with big time crime, IGP Chandra Fernando has urged his charges to aim higher to justify the confidence placed in them.

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SLMM Chief optimistic on CFA stability - spokesperson

SRI LANKA Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Chief Hagrup Haukland is optimistic that the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) would remain stable and the issue of LTTE's transport in the North-East could be amicably settled, SLMM spokesperson Helen Olafsdottir said.

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Mrs. W. M. C. S. Jayaweera, General Manager, ITN, Newton Gunaratne, Chairman, ITN, Muhunthan Canagey, CEO, CBNSat sign the agreement. Asita Abeysekera, Marketing Director, Singer (Sri Lanka) Ltd. was present.
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Unprecedented boost for Ceylon Tea in China

THE Regional Tea Promotion Unit attached to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo under whose purview the neighbouring Far Eastern tea markets such as South Korea and China are classified, undertook a promotional exercise recently to penetrate the large Chinese consumer market with Ceylon orthodox Black Tea.

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Australia’s Ponting and Langer react on the first day of the first test of The Ashes series at Lord’s cricket ground in London Australia’s opening batsman Justin Langer (R) calls for assistance as captain Ricky Ponting (L) looks at his damaged helmet after being hit in the face by a ball from England’s Steve Harmison on the first day of the first test of The Ashes series at Lord’s cricket ground in London, July 21, 2005. (REUTERS)


Weather may determine fate of Kandy Test

THE fickle weather in Kandy is expected to play a key role in not only determining the fate of the second cricket Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies, but also the composition of the teams. It had been raining on and often in the past two days here, which has resulted in the pitch being covered.   

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Devotees flocked to temples all over the island yesterday for religious observances in connection with the Esala Full Moon Poya Day. Here two elderly devotees light oil lamps at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya.
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Riverina Hotel revamped, and ready to reopen on August 1

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