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DateLine Sunday, 13 January 2008


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The Sunday Observer wishes its Hindu readers a happy Thai Pongal

Thai Pongal is the festival of prosperity. The milk rice cooked on Thai Pongal day signifies the auspicious beginning of January which is known as ‘Thai’ in Tamil. May Thai Pongal bring peace and prosperity to all in the country.
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Over 10,000 jobs at FTZs

Over 10,000 jobs are available for Sri Lankan job seekers at all Free Trade Zones in the country. According to a BOI survey, 3,082 jobs are available at the Katunaiyake FTZ, 2,016 at Biyagama, 931 at Koggala, 1,257 at Wathupitiwala, 987 at Seethawaka, 640 at Mawathagama, 805 at Meerigama, 344 at Pallekale, 131 at Horana and 55 at the Malwatta Free Trade Zones.

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FBI seeks support to crackdown LTTE network

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA's foremost intelligence agency which celebrates its centenary this year has rated the LTTE among the most dangerous and deadliest extremists in the world and has made a global request via its website to coordinate with the agency in cracking down the outfit's covert activities.

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Maheswaran killing: more details surface

More details have surfaced about the suspect who allegedly assassinated the UNP Member of Parliament T. Maheswaran at a Hindu Kovil at Kotanena last week. IGP Victor Perera told a media briefing at Police Headquarters yesterday that the assassin had fired several shots at MP Maheswaran while he was prostrate worshipping at the entrance to the Hindu Kovil.

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Strict rules to regulate private buses

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has introduced strict rules to regulate private buses. Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that new regulations will be enforced from next month for inter-provincial long distance buses that are regulated by the NTC.

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