Politics is like fire dance
With the two main contenders for the presidential election exchanging heavy fire, this fire dance at Gothatuwa Sri Ratnasara Viharaya to herald 2010 was symbolic of the political spins in the country. Pic by J. Weerasekera
Being witty about being funny
Wendy Cope knows not one, but two cures for love. They’re simple and direct – as is her poetry. An award winning English poet, Wendy’s verse has been variously described as wry, insightful and laugh-out-loud funny. In her first collection, ‘Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis’ (1986) she parodied the likes of T.S Eliot (who knew The Wasteland could work so well as a limerick?) and Sir Philip Sydney with great success. When a critic described her humorous approach as ‘both her strength and her limitation,’ she responded:
Tax returns thro’ Internet
Depending on tax consultants for filing of tax returns may soon be a thing of the past, with the introduction of electronic filing or e-filing by the Inland Revenue Department this year, a first time in Sri Lanka.
93 dead after suicide car bomb at Pakistan volleyball game
Investigators sifted through rubble after a suicide car bomber detonated his explosive-filled vehicle in a crowd watching a volleyball game in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 93.
Experiencing a slice of theatrical heaven
It has always been my dream to visit Africa. Growing up, what I knew about Africa was gathered from National Geographic and Discovery channels, and it was not until much later, I keyed in to the lively, original arts scene that seems part and parcel of African culture.
The expedition of destiny
Sri Lanka Cricket team manager Brendon Kuruppu contends that in spite of a youthful look, the Lankan team has enough experience and talent to do well in the up-coming tri-series against India and Bangladesh in the latter’s venue.
Political storm over STF ‘circular’
A Police Special Task Force‘circular’ or leaflet sent out in support of President Mahinda Rajapaksa ahead of the January 26 Presidential election has sparked a political explosion.
Ballot paper-buying plan bared
Covert plans by a Gampaha District politician of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance to buy ballot papers from drug addicts, alcoholics and poverty-stricken people have been exposed, the Sunday Times learns.
Other News Articles
Gen. Fonseka promises free movement in North
Mahinda offers 13th Amendment as political solution
Polls chief upholds General’s right to reply
Commissioner delays CA appointment
Dial STF - not SF - for support
Upgrade the debate
With the dawn of a New Year and the beginning of a new decade as well, it is time to reflect on the past and look to what the future may offer.
Every vote counts now -Political Column
With just 23 days to go for the Presidential Election, the campaigns of the two main contenders - President Mahinda Rajapaksa and retired General Sarath Fonseka - are hotting up.
Happy days are here again when prices come a cropper-5th Column
Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what are your New Year resolutions?”
“I hope,” Bindu’s father Percy said, “that there are many, many elections this year…”
Protect the true Sri Lankans - our endemic species
In the 1990's, members of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Galle discovered a species of small freshwater fish in a stream in Wilpita in the Matara district. Conducting a survey recently, they couldn't find the fish Raspora Wilpita, as it was named, in the stream where it was discovered. It was later located in streams deeper in the rainforest.
The sixth Presidential election takes shape
Although the President is elected for a period of six years, under the Constitution of Sri Lanka, the incumbent President has the power to call for an election "any time after the expiration of four years from the commencement of his first term of office, by Proclamation, declare his intention of appealing to the People for a mandate to hold office, by election, for a further term."
Political storm over STF ‘circular’
Ballot paper-buying plan bared
Gen. Fonseka promises free movement in North
Mahinda offers 13th Amendment as political solution
Polls chief upholds General’s right to reply
Commissioner delays CA appointment
Dial STF - not SF - for support
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
5,000 applications of IDPs duplicated
President has no time for live debate
New Year’s Eve accidents top 400
’71 JVP frontliners extend support to SF
State TV workers concerned over airing free polls ads
TNA weighing assurances from election rivals
Rupees and sense of increasing salaries
Petrol price reduction loss offset due to higher taxes on luxury items
Man-beast battle worst in Moneragala
Tracing missing persons racket bared
Dysentery hits Galagedera
Ancient cemetery preserved for posterity
Food stall owner alleges assault by PS chairman
Confusion seems to reign among the Tamil parties: Boycott is no answer
We have shortcomings, but some criticism unfair, and unacceptable: Samarasinghe
It sucks, this man can’t act
Main candidates ready with manifestos
Fonseka campaign bankrupt: Sirisena
Gen. Fonseka pledges to rebuild ‘broken links’ between Jaffna and Colombo
Polls lawlessness reports islandwide
Dehiwala Zoo director replaced
Rice prices escalate as politicians trade charges
Minister’s funeral on Monday
Political Column
Every vote counts now
5th Column
Happy days are here again—when prices come a cropper
The Economic Analysis
Economic expectations in the New Year
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
A king's crown and the arrogance of power
Bad money, good money
Most swine flu cases without severe symptoms
A dangerous move: Amending the RTI
'Snowbama' time in Hawaii
93 dead after suicide car bomb at Pakistan volleyball game
Danish police arrest man trying to kill anti-prophet cartoonist
Iraq 'regrets' US judge dropping Blackwater case
  Business Times
Tax returns thro’ Internet
Negotiations on port deal set for next week
Shares that performed well in ‘09
CB extends capital requirement deadline for banks
Interest rates cut good for banks in the long term
Newsmakers in the corporate world 2009
New outfits for ‘SriLankan girls’ by February
Pic by J Weerasekera shows sacked workers outside the restaurant
Enhancing the BT
Comment - Stockmarkets seen taking off
Making Sri Lankan roads safer for all road users
Can sustainable consumers and producers save the planet?
More foreign exchange problems for SL: Top financial analyst
Tourists offered 10-day free stay in Swat hotels-Pakistan
State banks see a large demand for loans
Crocodile sponsors Golf
Decade of Scandals and Crises
Mobilization of deposits for capital formation
Lakshman Silva, new CEO at DFCC Vardhana Bank
COYLE members contribute funds for welfare of children of war heroes
Memorial lecture on shipping issues
ADB to assist Sri Lanka’s post war development
New plantation wage is implemented favourably to workers, companies say
HSBC -Best trade finance bank in Asia
Live produce prices from Dambulla, Meegoda and Narahenpita
Tigo, Mobily in cooperation talks
Digital entertainment opportunity opens for India-Sri Lanka
Vidullanka power gets credit rating
Western province revenue licence now available online
Role of citizens in challenging corruption
Helping you make smart choices about money
Union Bankrating affirmed
Delmege joins up with Aramex on supply chain business
CBL receives top 10 Best Corporate Citizen award
Weak asset quality constrains PABC ratings
ICASL honours long-standing employees
100 million rupees grant from Microsoft to MOE
Golden ‘Reggies’ abound with awards
INSEAD launches Global Private Equity initiative
Seasonal prices remain unchanged
SLIIT and Deakin sign MOU
‘Tech Fusion 2009’ event to promote BPO/IT
‘Garments Without Guilt’ at world event
CB road map on financial policies on Jan 4
The expedition of destiny
Kudos for playing straight
Adieu great ol’ pal
Interim how long is that word?
Old Rajans triumph
Afridi says Aussie T20 tougher than IPL
Team India arrive in Bangladesh
Pacies Netravalkar and Sharma rout Lankan teens
Sachitra spins Ananda to convincing win
Arsenal, West Ham superkids put friendship aside
McDonald backs Ki for Celtic success
One king and Status Quo rockers honoured in Britain
Pakistan's teenagers put to the Test and come through with flying colours
‘Trinity Blazer’
Exciting football from Jan 9
Rich haul by karate team
Millennium Institute hopes to play cricket-Reader forum
Aney Is It True ?
Sunday Sports Guide
The true version of ‘from rags to riches’ – live performance
Katich in doubt for Sydney Test
Sussie, Sana and Murali felicitated
Paul Collingwood a doubt for Newlands
White coat gentry cut another niche
No move for Delhi Games pull-out
Aamer out as Pakistan announce Sydney team
Experiencing a slice of theatrical heaven
Uncover your potential with Imperial College
ACBT continues to dominate the international higher education scene, in Sri Lanka
Yoshida Shokanji International bridges the gaps in acquiring the English language
Access to a British Degree after O/Ls Accelerate your Journey in Higher Education
Dress for your audience
Visualize and affirm your thoughts....
Australian Migration Centre (AMC), the latest
Pioneers in providing Government School preparatory courses in Singapore
PIBM Degree Awarding Ceremony 2009 : A huge success
Apply to LUMS MBA - The Global Business School in South Asia
For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever
CIMA Certificate Level:Passport to global employment
ABE management programme from PATHE Academy
American education leads the world
Gateway Foundation schools: For pre-school children
Britain's largest and oldest Drama School offers a teaching qualification for Primary Teachers of Sri Lanka
Royal Institute of Colombo: The leader in tertiary education
CIMA at Mercury: Everyone is a winner
Prestigious Diploma in ‘Tourism & Travel - Flight Services’
LBS-Leader in providing world - class education
Last chance to finish CIMA Certificate Level before May 2010 at Achievers Lanka Business School

Protect the true Sri Lankans - our endemic species
The burden of the school bag
A practical guide to resolving Parliamentary problems -- Letter to the editor
President has proved a worthy guardian of a vulnerable nation -- Letter to the editor
Power House Road, Jaffna, still closed to the public -- Letter to the editor
Bread-winners puzzled -- Letter to the editor
Half a vote -- Letter to the editor
Only unity brings peace -- Letter to the editor
City father to Galle and philanthropist to the nation -- Appreciation
Saluting a brave soldier, true patriot, and wonderful brother -- Appreciation
A distinguished doctor who was respected for his rare qualities -- Appreciation
Hospitable Uncle Bert was like one of the illustrious knights of Camelot -- Appreciation
Remembering a father and brother who gave their lives in the defence of our Motherland -- Appreciation
How rich are we social capitalwise?
Those New Year resolutions and I
End of dark era
Beginning again
The Chapel – The heart of the convent
"Teiyat Ta", a play with a difference
Don’t miss Ghalib Ghallab’s Jazz Xperience
Doing what he likes, the way he likes at 33
Walk along the Virtual Wall at the Goethe Institut
Celebrating 50 years at the Bar
Nominated for Distinguished International Undergraduate Award
Assignment Peace in the Name of the Motherland launched
Jaffna student wins computer in essay contest
Concert by Soul Sounds
Other Magazine Articles
Being witty about being funny
Rhizomatic: Welcome to new ventures in multi-media
Girl with a plumeria
Sensuous feast at Habibi
Music, fun, surprises and more at 2010’s Country Roads encore
Mirror Magazine Articles
Aiming for Hollywood
How full is your glass?
Graduation Ball
Hitting the high notes
War and peace predominate
Office 2010 Online !
Watch out for 2010
TV Times Articles
Romantic comedy with ‘Notting Hill’
Jade shines Down Under
Idiots visit MC
‘Cruel Romance’ at Russian Centre
‘Raja Thun Kattuwa’ the Magi return after a decade
Swan on the screen
Yovunma for creative weddings
Lavish and thrilling promises from Mount Lavinia Hotel
TV Times -- Cover of the week
  Funday Times
The sixth Presidential election takes shape
Two Puppies
The choir -- A Poem for the week
Revolution and Independence 1708-1835 -- World History
Fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus)
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 12
Christmas Camp at Cinnamon Lodge
Once Upon a Time
Kids World
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