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A part of the Low Level Road at Pahala Hanwella turned into a huge crater yesterday after several days of heavy rain and earthslips. An electricity worker is seen trying to repair the power lines while water flows out of the broken pipeline. Pic by Sanka Widanagama. Read more >>>

Head Line of the week |
Blackout threat over CPC-CEB diesel dispute
A suspension of diesel supplies to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) forcing power blackouts will become inevitable if outstanding dues are not settled, a Cabinet Minister warned yesterday.“Even with the tariff revision in March the CEB has not paid up Rs. 3.3 billion in arrears to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC),” Petroleum Minister A. H. M. Fowzie, told The Sunday Times. But, the CEB is having difficulties despite the increase in tariff hikes, its Chairman Udayasiri Kariyawasam said.
Tissa: 100 days in TID detention

Senior journalist and Sunday Times freelance columnist J.S. Tissainayagam goes into his 100th day in detention by the Terrorism Investigations Department today without formal charges being filed against him. On Friday, he was produced before Colombo’s Chief Magistrate N. Hettiarachchi who ordered that he be further detained by the TID.

Water supply crisis as Hanwella road cracks up Hotels in a flap over summit arrangements
Uneasy calm shrouds simmering east Why teachers mark wrong for Govt. answer .....

Thanthirimale beckons pilgrims Hayleys pulls out of Dimo

Spreading over an area of about 200 acres, the rocky terrain of Thanthirimale has a scenic beauty that captivates all who come upon it. Located in the midst of thick jungle, just 41 km from Anuradhapura, on its north west lies the famous Wilpattu park.

The Hayleys Group on Friday exited from Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (Dimo), the Mercedes Benz agent, saying it was selling off for strategy reasons while business circles saw the move as an effort to raise much-needed capital and reduce debt.

Political Thoughts from London
Mini- summit paves way for institutional reforms
Inside the glass house The Economic Analysis

Some cricketing points to ponder Obama, McCain squabble ......
Within the realms of modern day cricket it is very difficult to see where you have to fix your focus. On the one hand Test cricket brings you all the accolades where the statistics are concerned and put you among the immortals. On the other the shorter vrsions bring you the unimaginable riches that Test cricket ......
Barack Obama and John McCain, rivals for the White House, squabbled on Friday over terms for a series of face-to-face town hall meetings and each side blamed the other for an inability to reach an accord. Democrat Obama and Republican McCain, opponents in the November election, also bickered over ways to salvage .....

Sports Head Line of the week INTERNATIONAL | ISLAMABAD
Trinity clear first hurdle 'Go, Musharraf, go!’
What a whopper it was! It was vintage rugby that was dished out at Reid Avenue yesterday, as Trinity made amends to their last year’s follies by running to post a 24 points (2 goals and 2 tries) to 12 points ( A goal and a try) win over Royal in the first leg of the 64th Bradby Shield Encounter. Tens of thousands of protesters swarmed into Pakistan's capital Friday for a raucous, sweat-soaked rally led by lawyers demanding the reinstatement of judges and the ouster of President Pervez Musharraf. The gathering, one of the largest ever in Islamabad, threatened to widen a rift within .....

All in the game Help from India
What's the talk of the town these days? Rugby, rugby and maybe even some… rugby? This year, the Singer Schools League Rugby Championship has been a simply action-packed, unpredictable and thoroughly exciting tournament. Trinity, St. Peter's and Kingswood College were at the top of the league with one loss each until last weekend when Royal College ......
South Indian inscriptions also refer to the defeat of Chandrabhanu. According to these, the Pandyas too had joined in this battle. The Pandya ruler at the time was Jatavarman Sundara Pandya, who is also known as Veera Pandya Jatavarman. Veera Pandya counts his years from 1253 AD and according to this reckoning, in an inscription written in the 10th year of his rule ........

Village for a taste of paradise Ovarian cysts: The harmless and ....
With its distinctive colours of brilliant white and Venice blue, 'Paradise Holiday Village', a beach hotel in Poruthota, Negombo is an exclusive holiday resort of its own kind. Formally known as Raani Village, the place is the favourite choice of both ......

Many women will have ovarian cysts at some point in their lives, says Dr. Nalinda Rodrigo, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist. While most will be harmless, and will disappear without treatment in a few months, some will rupture, and others might prove to be cancerous.

Financial Times


TV Times
Paradise Holiday Village for a taste of paradise
Narnia liberated at Liberty
Ratagedara realizes the dream of Reel life
Shamalee a budding actress
Swadeshi honours heroes
'Sihina Pawura,' tale of a young couple
The Phantom of the Opera at Russian Centre
Chandana's talent in the miniscreen
‘Ali’ at American Centre
'The Other' at Alliance Francaise
DVD Directory to promote tourism
Charlys Angelz set at Zetter


Growing moves to oust Ranil
No pol, but polls
Perhaps his victory is round the bend – still waiting!
Mini- summit paves way for institutional reforms
Responding to oil price hikes: Conservation and alternate energy
Move to kill UN and set up a ‘League of Democracies’


Obama is a truly Democratic expansionist
Egypt bans 92-year-old's marriage
'Go, Musharraf, go!’
Obama, McCain squabble over town hall faceoffs
Balancing Asia's rivals in global power play
Fresh tenders for SL Cricket insurance
Picture Story
Uneasy calm shrouds simmering east
Police combing hill country for LTTE agents and explosives
Why teachers mark wrong for Govt. answer to their salary question
Pass system out, new scheme for northern residents
BMC will not be closed- minister
Police stars for mass impersonation plan?
ICRC’s mercy flights
Maximum security for four suspects
Lack of credit limits thresher sales
Tissa: Enough is enough, free him or charge him

RUGBY JIGSAW- come join the party
Be prepared Sri lanka
Police rout Army
Kingswood take it easy
Another epic confrontation
Two top schools rugby teams from England on line
Royal have the edge in Gunaratne trophy
Mowjood holds on to his lead

Thanthirimale beckons pilgrims
Ruwanveli Seya gets ready for Poson Poya
SOS call from the people
May a lamp be lit in every home
Flying tips for Mihin Lanka
That never-ending ‘spy’ story
The cultural dimension of Poson
Teacher with a gift to entertain and inspire
Two orbits that came together and stayed together
Remembrance candle for a beloved Captain
Armed with a pump they are as good as any other
Then: Between saving an eye or a life.Now: It’s a breeze!
The steel man cometh
Meditation: The key to being mindful
Zooming back on a forgotten dark period
Bringing to light a love for the deep unknown
Keep a date with Fete de La Musique
Care for some cave comfort?
A simple man with many a talent
In search of a bride for the most eligible bachelor
Mignonne to enthral her fans again!
Time for annual Rotaract District talent show


Portable Secretary
Join the crocs
Blaring neon
Adventure is back
Behind Matrixism
Hear them out
All in the game
Slick drama
The spirit of giving
Home sweet home
As old as you feel


Living with Asthma
Ovarian cysts: The harmless and the not so harmless
Does your little boy suffer from hypospadiasis?
When bones become the bane of your life
Removing the cloud in the lens
When that all important basket gives way



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