PRINT EDITION -20 July 2008
For these children and others, the summit shock on Friday was like a mountain falling on them. The heartbreak of bulldozers suddenly breaking up their homes sweet homes is symbolised in the faces of these innocent children amidst the jumble of their belongings. Pic by Sanka Vithanagama.[More Pictures ]
  The significance of the Vidattaltivu victory Situation report - By Iqbal Athas
There was a great sense of elation in the security establishment, quite justifiably, over the Army's re-capture last Wednesday of the coastal village of Vidattaltivu
At Temple Trees on Esala Poya Day, it was a star-studded event. President Mahinda Rajapaksa sat together with the country's leading film idols, the heroes, heroines and villains of the Sinhala screen to hear religious sermons from the Buddhist clergy.
Sorry says Pope
SYDNEY, Saturday (Reuters) - Pope Benedict apologised today for sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia, saying those responsible should be brought to justice.
Sacrificial love – seahorse-style!
When I was seven-years-old, I allegedly proclaimed a desire to have seven children with my imaginary husband at the time, Small-Srilal Patterson.
Silent Thief of Vision
Glaucoma can rob you of your sight suddenly. Here Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr. Imalka Fonseka discusses the importance of early detection and
Govt. to Lankanise foreign NGOs
The Government is to restrict permission for expatriate workers in Sri Lanka by directing Government Agents to first ascertain whether locally qualified personnel are available..

Police earplugs on Jaffna phones

Users of CDMA and mobile phones in the Jaffna peninsula have been asked to obtain a police clearance certificate for the use of the phones from this month, an official said yesterday.
Other News
SAARC scare drives locals to beach ball
Tightest ever security net for summit
It’s a sweet life for Unawatuna’s stray cats, dogs
Govt. responsible if I am harmed: Janaka
Complaints from campaign trail
Looking for a silverlining
Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the watershed riots that were to change the course of the contemporary history of this country.
A home in the midst of the horror
It was after evening service at our church in Kollupitiya that our friend, Dr. Sam Thambar, a popular eye surgeon in Colombo,
Local businesses unhappy with CEPA
A group of eminent Sri Lankan businesses went public this week objecting to the signing of the Indo-Lanka Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
Ten Sports to sue Sri Lanka Cricket
is Sri Lankan cricket about to fall into another cash abyss very soon? Taj TV whose long term deal that ran from 2004 to 2011 was cancelled by the Sports Minister
King Buwanekabahu ii - Mahavamsa
It is around 1292 A.D., that Marco Polo passed Sri Lanka, when he was on his rounds. He had got to know that the person who ruled Sri Lanka,
Kung Fu Panda in action

'One of the highest grossing films in 2008, ‘Kung Fu Panda', about a panda who aspires to be a Kung Fu warrior is now being screened at the Majestic cinema in Colombo.
Latest News
:: Financial Times
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Govt. to Lankanise foreign NGOs
Police earplugs on Jaffna phones
No more duty allowance for these luxury items
Whitewash – or else
SAARC scare drives locals to beach ball
Tightest ever security net for summit
B’caloa mass grave victims were buried about five years ago, say investigators
It’s a sweet life for Unawatuna’s stray cats, dogs
Govt. responsible if I am harmed: Janaka
Complaints from campaign trail
Odds and Ends
Laxapana project goes to German firm
Hashan playing for both sides
Milk foods: Price cap stays
Foreign Service: Who’s in and who’s out? - Right of reply
...and their homes came tumbling down
It’s time to honour the stalwarts again
Croc meat seized, but kingpin escapes
Food crisis will dominate South Asian summit
Encore! Another gold for ‘The Revelations’
Rain won’t go away: 2 deaths in Friday’s downpour
:: TV Times
Kung Fu Panda in action
‘Pitasakwala Kumaraya’: A plot on an alien prince
‘Modern Life’ revolves around three lives
‘Raladiya’: Prond of Pinnnawala
Dhananjaya brings ‘Theatre of Dreams’
Kapila creates award winning music
Golden Eve from D. S. boys
‘All girl band in offing’: Kiran
‘Smokie’ Concert in Colombo postponed
American Centre felicitates Franklin
Alston to rock India
‘Derana Miss Sri Lanka’: Final Pageant
Birthday bash at Ran Mal
JEEP launch in Nuwara Eliya on Environment Day
Founding family may have quit if hostile take over happened
Stassen and Milford status quo unchanged
CIMA EGM on August 5
Top team takes Ceylon Chamber of Commerce into 2009
Clean up for SAARC Summit
Corporate governance and independent directors - Comment
The Governor’s balancing act: A counter view
Comparison of Sri Lanka and world retail fuel prices
KumbukRiver among the world’s best again
Employment opportunities opening up in the Maldives
CDIC will not be de-listed as yet
CSE - bad example of Corporate Governance - Letter
Bussiness brief
Use a polythene bag and save a tree - Economic wisdom for babies
Supreme Court upholds Corporate Governance for Banks rules
JWT copywriter attends Cannes workshop
George Keyt's paintings restored
Regulating transportation, product and service safety- How do we in Sri Lanka match up?
An American life worth less today
Tourism industry worries over travel advisories
Ceylinco Life produces country’s first MDRT Life Member
Kilinochchi chamber wins ‘unconventional project’ prize in FCCISL competition
Inflation fears plague Central Bank
Lot of constraints in entering lubricant market
Ceylon Glass profits fall, but growth good
Poultry industry faces a crisis
Al Nakib calls for Hunters' EGM
:: MediScene
Silent Thief of Vision
Don’t forget to remember the elderly
The right food will see you fighting fit in old age
Male biological clock 'ticks too'
Exercise: Doing it right for both mother and baby
When children have large eyes
Referrals exiting, but players should act with responsibility
Many challenges ahead
A single game plan is insufficient against a team like India -Mahela
Great golf at Ridgeways
First book on athletic history to be launched
Summer of Two ‘O nine - Sunday Musings
Bench strength very encouraging - Cricket
Disappointing season – two against the rest
Kandy are kings
The moment of truth – wait until next weekend
Medhani makes Alma Mater proud
Nepal play final game
King Buwanekabahu ii
‘Bawwa’ speaks...
Chestnut Grey - Part I
The Gathering is on….
A friend in need is a friend indeed
Anne of Green Gables celebrating a hundred years
:: International
Sorry says Pope
Iran hopes talks will create negotiating framework
Angelina Jolie leaves Nice hospital
Indian govt faces uncertain future as confidence vote looms
Obama arrives in Afghanistan
Justice for Darfur? Don't forget Iraq - View from Dubai
Osama bin Laden, bard of jihad
:: Mirror
Sacrificial love – seahorse-style!
Shedding their silence
Saving time
Top of the world
The Incredible Hulk
Waiting for peace
Evening of quirky insights
Night out with a difference
Stepping out
Good reads
A home in the midst of the horror
Closed road a big headache for Kollupitiya residents
4-legged night revellers and 2-legged insomniacs
Fine display of true blue civic spirit
May Master Blaster Sanath continue to whack our blues out of sight
Vile reference to scholar Evans-Wentz
Pensioners the worst hit
A top-brass boss who was tops in every way
Trying to fill an empty canvas
A great entrepreneur who was a socialist at heart
A new scene for Hiran
Hollywood plots Hitler thriller
After the horror, the hope
Our choirs do it again and reach gold and silver heights
Classic, crisp and clean
Designs to the fore
Ladies’ to hit the ramp
It’s time to bring out the real figure in you!
A green oasis
Maj.Gen. (Retd) Janaka Perera is ambitious but not treacherous
Double honour for well known principal
Visakha’s revered principal remembered
Jaws–and snap decisions
Nimal’s and Rosy’s rendezvous on the beach
Political Column

GSP Plus: Story of emperor without clothes

5th Column
The city grinds to a halt; we live in quiet desperation!
My dear Mahinda maama,
Situation Report
The significance of the Vidattaltivu victory
Thoughts from London
SAARC: The poor relation in regionalism
The Economic Analysis
Wage increases would fuel inflation
Focus on Rights
Will not appear with this week
Inside the glass house
Fresh Cold War tension heats up Security Council


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