Sunday Times E-Paper


Ghosts of the past

As the campaigning for the Northern Province Provincial Council election builds up steam in this final week, the front-runner for the post of Chief Minister is sending smoke signals that are going to cause serious alarm. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)’s chief ministerial candidate C. V. Wigneswaran is going around…



When the lines in the sand were drawn

When the lines in the sand were drawn

As I wrote in my story “Bewitched by the Syrian Desert” in The Last Colonial, until 2009 I had never visited Syria – where the great and scandalous…

There’s a sparkle in his eye and he tells us why

It’s more than three decades since well-known gem exporter Deshabandu Nimal Pathirana gifted a 22 carat blue sapphire to Queen Elizabeth II. His eyes still sparkle with delight…

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Facebook: Beware of virtual world’s predators and other dangers The inventors of Facebook might have developed the popular social networking site with the intention of bringing people closer…


A legend of the Army and true son of Mother Lanka General J. E. D. Perera The Commander of the Army, all officers and other ranks express their…

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Funday Times

Speaking and Leadership

Speaking and Leadership

Gavel clubs are formed as an affiliated club of toastmasters international to promote practice in presentation…

Kids’ World

Win! Win! Win! Super books from Vijitha Yapa Bookshop

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Sunday Times 2

Modi crowned BJP’s prime minister candidate

Modi crowned BJP’s prime minister candidate

NEW DELHI, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi has been crowned by the main…

Law and disorder in Sri Lanka: That tourist paradise!

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Stopping a virtual  time-bomb in  the brain

Stopping a virtual time-bomb in the brain

Sunethra Malaviyaarachchi from Anuradhapura has had a near-miss with death. When we met her last month,…

Keep bumps and scrapes at bay

Battling the deadly sting for 54 years

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