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CHRISTMAS CHEER
With the Christmas feeling very much in the air not even the call by Christian leaders to practise austerity seems to have dampened the spirit of these young ones who are seen browsing among some Christmas merchandise at a leading store in the city yesterday with the added cheer of it being the final day of their O/L examination.
Picture by Saman Sri Wedage


LTTE slammed for continued child enlisting

CHILD rights activists yesterday slammed the LTTE for continuing to abduct and forcibly enroll children for combat and called upon the international community to take stern action against the LTTE.

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Tourists keep on coming - Tourist Board Director General

TOURIST arrivals in the country this year will exceed the 2005 figure indicating a steady traffic of inbound travellers to Sri Lanka contrary to the bleak picture painted by some, Sri Lanka Tourist Board Director General Seenivasagam Kalaiselvam said.

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Defence spokseman challenges Rock on child abduction claims

Government Defence Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday challenged the remark by UN Special Rapporteur on Child Soldiers Alan Rock that he would come up with evidence in two months to prove the Security Forces were conniving in child abductions, saying that the LTTE's self admission in the abduction of 24 OL students clearly showed who the perpetrators were.

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Brisk business at city shopping malls, supermarkets

In most supermarkets and shopping malls in the city of Colombo business is picking up during the festive season. However, there is some anxiety on high electricity prices and narrower profit margins, industry sources said.

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