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Sri Lankan journalist’s disappearance remains unexplained
CPJ, July 24. New York, July 23, 2010—Six months after the unexplained disappearance of Sri Lankan journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Eknelygoda, the government has refused to offer any assistance or provide answers to his wife, Sandhya. The government’s attitude is a clear indicator of the anti-media polices of President Mahindra Rajapaksa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Eknelygoda, a political reporter and cartoonist for Lanka eNews, disappeared on the night of January 24, two days before the presidential elections that gave the incumbent president a sweeping victory that will keep him power for six more years. More...
Published: Fri Jul 23 23:33:51 EDT 2010

Record Sri Lanka Stock Rise to Boost Initial Share Sales, NDB Bank Says
bloomberg, July 24. Sri Lanka’s stock market, the world’s second-best performer this year, may see a near threefold rise in share sales in the second half from the first six months amid rising investor demand, according to National Development Bank Plc.

“The recent high oversubscriptions of new issues show the liquidity that is available,”head of investment banking at NDB Bank, the nation’s largest non- government corporate lender, said by telephone today. “Now that the war is over, there is a lot of hope and good sentiment.”

The South Asian island’s Colombo has climbed 45 percent this year and is the best performer after Mongolia among benchmarks tracked by Bloomberg as the end of the island’s civil war spurred an economic recovery. Five Sri Lankan companies announced plans to raise $7.6 million in initial share sales in the first half. Colombo-based retailer Odel Ltd. this month received demand for 63 times the 250.5 million rupees ($2.2 million) offered. More...
Published: Fri Jul 23 09:02:26 EDT 2010 Back to the top


Govt. forgotten Sirimavo legacy - CBK
BBC Sinhala, July 23, 2010. The former president of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumarathunga, has accused the government of completely forgetting the legacy of the word's first woman prime minister.

The younger daughter of Sirimavo Bandaranaike told BBC Sinhala service that the government have an "obsession against" the Bandaranaike family.

She said the government could still celebrate the 50 anniversary of "the Sri Lankan achievement" of voting the first ever woman PM in July 1960.

"She was not remembered except for ordinary people. The government of her won party -my More...
Published: Fri Jul 23 19:52:44 EDT 2010 Back to the top


Leads on LTTE's global ring
The Hindu, July 23, 2010. Sri Lanka intelligence agencies, with help from Interpol, have unearthed vital information on the international network of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)... Back to the top

Pakistani greats pay rich tributes to Murali
The Hindu, 2010-07-23 14:53:00 EST. Glowing tributes continue to flow Muttiah Muralitharan’s way with former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq saying the Sri Lankan magician took the art of off-spin bowling to its pinnacle... Back to the top

Muralitharan's Test career in photos
BBC Sport - Cricket, July 23, 2010. Muralitharan reaches 800 landmark Back to the top

Sri Lanka Etisalat to spend US$163mn to expand
Daily Mirror, 2010-07-20 10:46:44 EST. Sri Lanka's Etisalat unit said it was spending 163 million US dollars to expand its network into war ravaged north of the country and improve its broadband services in urban areas... Back to the top

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