A convoy consisting of 66 lorries left for the Wanni on Friday carrying food aid under UN banner. The convoy is said to be the largest ever sent to the LTTE area after the troops captured all entry-exit points in recent battles. Pic by Priyantha Hewage
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Indian aid: Govt. and ICRC cross swords
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Fisherman shot dead in Batticaloa
Colombo stocks fall on thin turnover
Fighting in Kilinochchi: 120 LTTE and 27 soldiers killed
JVP sacks rebel group from party
World crude prices fall to $46
Two soldiers killed in claymore blast in Batti
Colombo stocks rise on positive global market trends
Heavy showers displace thousands in East
Central Bank releases Rs 17 bln to the market
DMK and allies to meet Singh on Dec. 4
Four LTTE cadres killed in Horowpathana
Indian relief to be distributed in coming weeks, ICRC
Troops reach Olumadu: Defence
Three LTTE cadres shot dead in Vavunathivu
Crude oil prices edge higher to $49
Colombo indices fall; more profit taking seen
Fall of Kilinochchi imminent: Keheliya
UK government makes changes to its immigration system
Colombo bourse unmoved by reserve money cuts by Central Bank
Crude oil prices slid back again
Supreme Court moved against controversial oil hedging deal, more cases to follow
Aston Martin car owned by bank defaulter seized on court order
Hindu priest shot dead by unknown gunman
Colombo shares show early gains
Prabha's speech at 5.40 p.m.
SriLankan flights to Mumbai as usual
President condemns Mumbai terror attacks, calls for action to eradicate terrorism
Supreme Court terminates LMS –BOI case
Colombo stocks surge, after weeks of negative trends
LTTE chief wants to renew relations with India, calls on countries to lift ban
Crude prices seen gaining
Explosives found in a pair of shoes
LTTE ‘peace’ sentiments boost Colombo stocks
Man hacked to death in Matale
Norwegian Refugee Council staffer killed in Batti
Court orders suspension of Minister Fowzie, CPC Chairman
Parliament condemns Mumbai terror attacks
Colombo stocks ride high on peace sentiments
Crude prices slump after marginal gains
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Lankan Tea drive overseas
Refunds down after VAT scam revelation
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Ministry official, artiste arrested
SC Judge passes away
Get ready for snap polls, Ranil tells party officials
Quick answers not coming at question time
Army Chief to continue
Stroke victims need organized care
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EPC has no powers, says Pillayan - Interview
Cases of rough treatment filed by cop and lawyer
Kandy a close second on LTTE hit list: DIG
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Rajapaksa's heavyweight punches
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‘Kings and Queen’: A relationship so close yet so far
EU cinema to boost arty films
Launch of Buddhi’s poetry and verse
Play House presents Theatre Festival for children
NFC honours lyricist
‘Hari Apuru Davasak’ on boards
Russel’s gala night
‘Karuwala Gedara’ felicitated
Benji and Aquarius to rock the scene at Galadari
‘It's a wonderful life’
'Chity' comes alive in Colombo after a decade
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Success by Design: Raffles Education Network (REN) signs representative agreement with Universal Student Consultants (USC) in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan students studying at US Colleges and Universities on the rise
University of North Dakota (USA) welcomes Lankan visitors
Future Hotel & Tourism leaders learn public speaking
Ladies' College Department of Vocational Studies launches Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities
Virtusa provides an amazing learning curve
CIM rejuvenates retail excellence
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Samantha brings pride to Sri Lanka
Gateway students amongst Edexcel's top ten in the world
AG School Negombo launches CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
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LAMDA Examinations to be held twice a year in Sri Lanka
Beat tomorrows' challenges with today's international Qualification
Mystical Rose spread far and wide
National Entrepreneurship Week Sri Lanka 2008 (NEW 08)
Adventure Day - Experience life in a Different Way
Wisdom Business Academy - A breeding ground forthe CIMA-UK professional
Daniel Foley at the British Council Kandy
CPC in the dock over hedging
LMS – BOI case now before Supreme Court
Foreigners sell JKH due to global crisis, company performance
AMW-JKH-Finlays project by 2009
MAXIS nominee as SLT CEO takes over this week
Fowzie, De Mel disagree on oil drilling
Handicraft - assets of Sri Lanka
Doosra by the Banks?
New dimension in Banking and Payment System
Regulation no panacea for all ills
Sri Lanka’s gift in song mesmerises world audience
Monopolies and less geared firms to survive global economic crisis
Hayleys Agro helps boost paddy yields
ST Biz Club discusses ‘Global Economic crisis’
Nestle, Aitken Spence take top awards at CCC awards
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Bailing out greedy business leaders
Risking his business to develop a downtrodden village
Holistic training for pastry chefs helps southern youth
Important to maintain Ceylon Cinnamon botanical name
Interest rates too high –DIMO chief
Finlays Colombo in medical waste disposal business
Public sector enterprises must improve performance – Amunugama
Weaker Indian rupee makes Indian fabrics more attractive here
Higher debt provisioning, fewer loans slow ComBank growth
SriLankan Airlines focusing on ancillary services
Some Rs 81 bln owed to Treasury from state agencies-report
NCCSL seminar on family businesses
E-WIS wins again at HP awards 2008
CPC energy hedge: Anatomy of a crisis
CPC - Is it heading for liquidation?
Tender procedures deviated in oil deals
Coconut growers worried about growing palm oil imports
Mobile industry settles dispute with Airtel
New-look Nawaloka now biggest private hospital in Sri Lanka
Loss of the EU’s GSP+ will hurt entire economy - exporters
Mlesna opens “Tea Castle” in Talawakelle
Dharmadasa pooh-poohs Ranatunga allegations
Time to unite and get the wheel rolling
Kumble the role model
Ajantha stuns Zim again
Premier League Tier ‘A’ Ragama thunder hits Badureliya
Suwanji has BRC in tatters
Lanka cyclists dominate at Tour de Pakistan
Match drawn at Maradana
There is no crisis says Minister Gamini Lokuge
One ‘Kane’ shot
Aussies sense victory
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Gateway in U17 Schools international cricket final
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Sri Lanka's largest social security scheme is set up - Our Heritage
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Nepal 'Buddha Boy' returns to jungle
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