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Buffaloes are traditionally used to plough paddy fields, though tractors are becoming popular among farmers. However, recent Vap Magul ceremonies brought buffaloes to the fore, evoking age-old traditions. A novel concept was introduced at yesterday’s Vap Magul ceremony at the historic Uthuvankanda paddy field, where elephants were used for ploughing.


Jaffna abductions probe begins next week

The Presidential Committee to Investigate Disappearances and Abductions will visit Jaffna next week to inquire into the alleged abductions and killings in the North, Construction and Engineering Services Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.

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New regulation to block arms deals by Lankans

Basil in maiden speech:

New MP Basil Rajapaksa yesterday told Parliament that the Government has gazetted a special provision under Emergency regulations to prevent any Sri Lankan from entering into arms deal here or abroad.

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India assures fair inquiry in Canicius' death

The Government has requested the Indian authorities to conduct an independent and impartial inquiry into the shooting death of Migrant Fishermen's representative Canicius Fernando at the Madurai Central Prison on Friday.

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Nobel medicine laureates welcome 'marvellous honour'

The three winners of the 2007 Nobel Medicine Prize said they were delighted to share the prestigious award for research they conducted independently of one another. "It's been a marvelous honor for the people working in the lab as well as the university," 70-year-old Mario Capecchi of the United States told AFP.

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Capitalise on lost opportunities

Tycoon Harry Jayawardena calls for more BoI concessions for global players:

Sri Lanka still has an opening to capitalise on lost opportunities to woo top investors and achieve economic prosperity Chairman Lanka Distillers and Company and business magnate Harry Jayawardena said.

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