The garage at the Mirihana police station was turned in to a make-shift special desk to record the statements of thousands of victims caught up in the multi-million rupee "Sakvithi" scandal as the complaints neared the 5,000 mark. At least 15 police officers were pressed into service to maintain this special desk. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama.
Critical phase of Eelam War IV begins this week -Situation Report By Iqbal Athas

Troops now on the doorstep of Tiger guerrilla strongholds in the Wanni carried out a series of probes into their enemy positions this week.

Battle moves from New York to Wanni
Political Column
It was a week where the Government was engaged in wars on two different fronts. The latest one is the diplomatic war fought this week ..
No Blank Check for Paulson

US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s $700billion rescue package has run into difficulty on Capitol Hill. Rightly so: it is ill-conceived. Congress would be..

Soul soothing
Rockapalooza Productions in association with the Fusion Dhyan Arts Circle presents, Dhyan Yatra, an evening with Thri Loka, also featuring the Santoor Maestro ...
Get close to nature at Maduganga Villas

Madu Ganga is one of the natures fascinating creations off South West coast in Balapitiya. Madu Ganga is a lagoon with hundreds of ..

Mercy mission to Wanni IDPs
Two weeks after ordering the UN and other humanitarian agencies out of the Wanni, the Government has now decided to allow UN officials to escort food convoys to LTTE-controlled areas.
Sakvithi scam: Panic spreads to other towns
The multi-million-rupee Sakvithi finance company scandal has started causing ripple effects countrywide with panic-stricken depositors
Other News
Spotlight on Lanka at UNHRC sessions
Soldier killed in Yala shootout
Yet another white van abduction
Wildlife society wins top UNDP award
Beware of these finance cos: CB
Sakvithi: King of all cons
Pillayan, Karuna meet to heal rift
Lanka's financial crisis: Lessons not learnt
The sudden collapse of a private finance company leaving hundreds of small-time investors destitute is, for them, akin to what the Wall Street collapse in New York's stock exchange earlier this month, was to thousands in the Western world.
Who sanctioned the rape of a sanctuary?
Absolute stillness, the stillness of the jungle, accentuated only by the call of birds from the lotus-studded wewa.
Key LMSL hearing in SC tomorrow

State agency officials will appear before the Supreme Court tomorrow, pursuant to an order made by the Court over two weeks, and explain what action has been taken in response to the July 2008 judgment on Lanka Marine Services Limited (LMSL).

Midas, pennies and a few dollars more
When king Midas was granted his wish and everything that he touched turned to gold there was no human being on earth as
The arrival of Veera Alakeshwara
Veerabahu, who defeated Veera Alakeshwara, became the rightful ruler of the Sinhala people. He belonged to the 'Menavara' clan.
Latest News September 28 - October 4
Hand grenade attack at Kohuwala
Senior lawyer J. C. Weliamuna's house comes under attack (Update)
Two children drown in Peliyagoda
TMVP camp in Batti attacked
Weliweriya moonshine death toll rises to 12
Suicide attack in Vavuniya - one civilian killed, 9 injured
Villager killed in Medirigiriya
Colombo stocks lackluster
Two injured, Seven vehicles damaged in Explosion at Pettah
LMSL case: Supreme Court says CID director should be removed
One killed 24 injured as Inter city rams into halted train at Ganemulla
Air Strikes continue in the north
Colombo stocks plummet
21 injured in grenade attack in Kattankudy town
Air defence exercises over Sigiriya, low flying aircraft likely to be reported - SLAF
Suspend operating buses on Duplication Rd., remove barricades on Galle Rd.: CJ orders
World crude falls below $100
Two LTTE boats destroyed off Pooneryn, eight sea tigers killed
Hambantota doctor shot dead-Police
Colombo stocks hitting the dumps
Changes made in limited overs format with immediate effect
GMOA to protest about doctors killing
60 year old woman knocked by bus at pedestrian crossing
Colombo stocks sink, more negative contributors
Runway used by LTTE discovered
UPDATED- Colombo stocks slump amidst US, Asian market crashes
Grenade attack on TNA MPs house
LTTE hideout in Mullaitivu bombed
World crude falls sharply on US crisis
Colombo stockmarket closed today
Three Seylan directors resign
Tiger camouflage kit and weapons found in Trinco
Air force takes on LTTE high profile target in Kilinochchi
Bush fire in Opanayaka, Ratnapura
MS. Charles new Govt Agent for Vavuniya
Kilinochchi town civilians withdrawing
Former Minister and Ex-Governor Kingsly T. Wickremaratne passes away
Two sailors injured in claymore blast in Trinco
Kilinochchi GA's office shifted
Food convoys leave for Wanni
UNP hands over petition to Finance Secretary demanding fuel price reduction
Colombo stocks open on positive note
Urgent press conference by Central Bank on financial issues
Air Force jets engage LTTE HQ in Kilinochchi
Suspect in lady doctors' killing arrested
Colombo stocks gain momentum
Central Bank warns of future scams
World crude falls Thursday, may recover Friday
TMVP cadre shot dead in Batticaloa
Shoe factory employees hospitalised due to food poisoning
SLAF jets engage office used by Nadesan
Colombo stocks back to being bullish
Elephant turns on its rescuers and kills one of them
Nishanta Wickremasinghe appointed acting Chairman of SriLankan Airlines
SLAF fighter jets engage Pottu Amman's Intelligence HQ
Colombo stocks firm amidst speculation of Maskeliya takeover
World crude slides on US crisis
Two lorries collide at Aluthgama
SLAF MI24 Attack helicopters engage LTTE bunkers

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Mercy mission to Wanni IDPs
Sakvithi scam: Panic spreads to other towns
Spotlight on Lanka at UNHRC sessions
Soldier killed in Yala shootout
Yet another white van abduction
Wildlife society wins top UNDP award
Beware of these finance cos: CB
Sakvithi: King of all cons
Pillayan, Karuna meet to heal rift
It was a night of horror after deadly round of moonshine
Sweets business is turning sour
Top cardiologist to give oration
Down-south finance firms under scrutiny
Lanka not a R2P case: Int’l crisis group
Report soon on milk powder testing
Killing time for bypass operations
Public service recruitment in EP contrary to SC order- Sasitharan
Attack on Buddhist Centre in London
Dambulla murder: Photos may help police get the full picture
DBW: Eventually, he 'Did Bloody Well' - THE PRESIDENCY
Killed in scuffle
Mysterious posters demand release of report
:: TV Times
Get close to nature at Maduganga Villas
New look Golden Chimes
Play House teaches creative activities for Children
Rupavahini remembers Gamini
‘Take the Lead’ : A story of a dancing teacher
‘3 Aims’ on three friends
Chalana, a forerunner for Edinburgh Fest
D. B. creates history heading first ever degree for TV and cinema
‘In memory of Gamini’
‘Podi Malli’ in memory of Vijaya
TV Times - Cover of the week
Key LMSL hearing in SC tomorrow
Share repurchase needs to be thought through
JKH share-buy back implies ‘not the end of the world’
Britannia biscuits thro Murali clan
Vallibel deal to be finalised in 3 weeks
Rajaratnam: Rich American from Sri Lanka
Giant-size concrete blocks
Duty to the public - Comment
Gender perspective in the Budget urged in new study
Fitch warns of liquidity crisis in finance cos. if economy weakens
ICASL’s 29th National Conference next month
Two ambitious projects to promote domestic tourism launched
SLT VisionCom launches much-awaited IPTV
Corporate Governance on Finance Companies - Letter
PBJ’s extended pleasure expedition - Letter
JKH Group awards schols to children of employees
Carbon trading expertise available in SL
‘Garments without Guilt’ campaign shines at AME awards 2008
HSBC arranges $45 mln loan for Mobitel
Ceylon Glass changes name Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC
Years of research into Samahan
IFC roadshow for SMEs in Ratnapura
Lankan Foreign Minister says investigation unnecessary for GSP+ approval
SriLankan Airlines increases passenger convenience through On-Line Check-In
Directors commitment to ethical behaviour high in Sri Lanka - survey shows
Sri Lankan lubricant market heading downhill
Sri Lankan Ambassador calls for increased investment from Germany
Toroid signs Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
Italcementi completes 10 years in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka discusses economic co-operation with Vietnam
Ceylinco Finance PLC and Asian Finance Ltd amalgamate
Cathay’s new product for pharmaceutical trade
Businesses say Sri Lanka cannot implement CEPA with India
Hunters' directors call for EGM
Supreme Court delivers judgment in favour of Hunter & Co.
Bunkering resumes at former LMSL oil storage complex
Sri Lanka unveils ‘ Meet in Sri Lanka ‘ Campaign
Airtel says mobile operators blocking its entry in Lankan market
Greenwich Lanka sets up IT infrastructure for eCollege Lanka
AEC offers to buy back shares
Gullible Lankans caught again by bogus finance company
The Economy of the Conflict Region: from economic embargo to economic repression - Book Review
Midas, pennies and a few dollars more
TV deal issue crops up again while England episode worsens
Old fiddles still play the tune
At the end where will Sri Lanka stand!
USA lads donate rugby equipment
In the name of ‘King of kings’
NCC clears first hurdle in title race
Thurstan soft ball tourney
Five teams advance to quarter finals
F1 made in Asia
Junior Lankans clinch series 3-1
At the High Table – sees the light on Tuesday
Lyceum win Inter-Lasallian Junior Cager Tournament
Five records shattered on day two
Schools crisis also deepens
Mahinda dominate drawn game
The arrival of Veera Alakeshwara - Mahavamsa
Captured ship provides the first transmitter - Our Heritage
Going abroad - A Poem for the week
"What's so scary about a bus ride?"
Bustin' Broadway
:: International
McCain, Obama battle on economy, war in first debate
Damascus car bomb blast kills 17
Chinese astronaut starts historic space walk
The Palin Non-Factor
No Blank Check for Paulson
:: Mirror
Rock worship
Cyber heroes
Soul soothing
Glitzy Fashions
Shakes’ grand finale
Ella’s story
Who sanctioned the rape of a sanctuary?
Time to start building our national edifice of harmony - Letters to the Editor
Shaken up, flung around-welcome aboard - Letters to the Editor
Australian cricket team’s slip showing - Letters to the Editor
LP gas in affordable amounts - Letters to the Editor
A gentle scholar and a just professional - Appreciations
Compassionate nurse who comforted countless people - Appreciations
Much-loved Kandy personality served his country as lawyer and diplomat - Appreciations
A month of spirituality inspired by guidance and teaching of Allah
Happy to be home
A well known quest told differently and vividly
History: Time for clear vision
A guide to facing challenges in clinical situations
Fanfare for ancient Sri Lankan Kings
Her vision through a canvas of east and west
Spreading peace and harmony the Don Bosco way
For the first time bouwwas take a bow
Grandma’s recipes made with love
Step into colonial chic
Models to take you by storm
Political Column
Battle moves from New York to Wanni
5th Column
Rant and rave as much as you want, nothing will sway us!
Situation Report
Critical phase of Eelam War IV begins this week
Thoughts from London
Genuine concern or ruse to interfere
The Economic Analysis
Great expectations on controlling inflation
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house

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