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DateLine Sunday, 6 April 2008


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Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
Ceylinco Banyan Villas

An Indian visitor (right) looks at some jewellery during a handicrafts fair in Colombo. The event which ends today, is aimed at helping craftsmen sell their creations in a country where there are only a few galleries. Pic: Sanka Vidanagama.

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LTTE terrorists explode bomb targeting road marathon; Minister Jeyraj Fernandopulle killed

LTTE terrorists have exploded a bomb targeting a road marathon organized in the Weliweriaya town around 7.30 this morning.

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British MPs cautioned against LTTE sympathisers

Put pressure on Tigers, say Tamil politicos:

TULF leader V. Anandasangaree has urged the visiting British Parliamentary delegation which is now on a fact-finding mission in the island to be cautious of LTTE sympathisers in the United kingdom and not to get carried away by their false propaganda on the Lankan situation.

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Hakeem will be re-appointed from national list after polls - Hisbullah

SLMC heavyweight M.L.A.M. Hisbullah who placed his signature in the nomination list of the UPFA government in a dramatic move, early last week, said the three SLMCers including its leader Rauf Hakeem who resigned from Parliament will be re-appointed under the National List soon after the Eastern Provincial Council polls.

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One million tourists targeted this year

The Tourist Industry, the fourth largest foreign exchange earner, targets one-million tourists this year. India, UK, the Middle East and Russia have been identified as high potential tourist markets by the Ministry of Tourism.

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New Year shopping spree

With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year round the corner, people are busy buying clothes, utensils and food items.Here a couple selects a pot from a vendor in Katubedda, Moratuwa. Pic: by Amila Chandrasiri


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