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DateLine Sunday, 17 February 2008





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IRB bans Lankan ruggerite

Following an adverse analytical finding for Cannabis, the sanction for Sri Lanka player Kasun De Silva has been set at three months by an International Rugby Board Judicial Committee. De Silva was randomly selected to provide a sample as part of the IRB's Anti-Doping Program at the 2007 Asiad. Since his provisional suspension commenced on November 21, he could resume playing from February 21.

Expediting power plant in Trinco

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) are exploring the possibility of expediting the construction of the 500 MW coal fired power plant in Trincomalee, said a Power and Energy Ministry official.

Enhancing security in schools

A special program, Kumara Pavura , is being implemented jointly by the National Cadet Corps and the Education Ministry under the direction of the Defence Ministry and patronage of Presidential Senior Advisor Basil Rajapaksa to enhance security arrangements in schools.

118 new milk stalls

The program to popularise the consumption of fresh milk as a substitute for imported milk powder launched by the Livestock Development Ministry on Minister C. B. Ratnayake's initiative is making rapid progress with the opening of 118 new milk stalls in Colombo, Kalutara, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kurunegala and the Puttalam districts.

Nokia steps up service

Nokia, together with its Sri Lankan partners Softlogic Communications, will provide a more sophisticated after sales service for their local consumers through the Nokia Care Centre in Colombo. Managing Director of Nokia EA Limited Prem Chand told reporters that the grey market in Sri Lanka is one of the barriers for their business in the country.

US warns against Tiger tactics

Citing the LTTE suicide attack at the Colombo railway station on February 3, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned that such tactics can be adopted by other terrorist movements and reminded law-enforcement officials of the increased use of female suicide bombers disguised as pregnant woman. They warn that women terrorists might hide explosives in devices.


Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
Ceylinco Banyan Villas

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