The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday vacated 226 critically ill and injured persons from the Pudukudirippu hospital after attempts to move them earlier failed. The patients are seen being received at the Vavuniya hospital as the army oversees their transfer. Pic by Priyantha Hewage

Big poll before economic crunch
Political Column

It was last Sunday that the telephone rang at the President's House in the Fort. India's Acting Prime Minister Pranab Mukherjee was on the line.

The prospects of the long awaited peace dividend
The Economic Analysis
As the war nears an end new hopes for the economy are on the cards. In fact the Sri Lankan economy is in such a poor state that only peace can bring about a turnaround.
With next election in mind, Karunanidhi strikes
It was Friday January 16. By the afternoon it had become clear that not only was Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed for major heart surgery but that he would no longer be able to handle the stressful Finance Ministry portfolio and present the interim budget slated for February.
Passion for lives shaped by history
His full white beard, and kindly eyes might still invite you to confession, but Thomas Keneally stepped off the road to priesthood many decades ago.
ANCUK provides best opportunities for best students
Did you know that the 11 universities comprising the Northern Consortium (UK) boast a total number of Nobel Prize laureates of more than 50?

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Soar Technology - Power and Energy solutions for the nation
Soar Technology (Pvt.) Ltd., is a part of the Soar Group of Companies and is a power generating, transmission and distribution specialist that provides expert services right from consultation advice to the final handing over of the system and its maintenance.
TNA breaks links with LTTE

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), hitherto sympathetic towards the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is set to undergo major changes with some of the Members of Parliament already in the process of settling in foreign countries and others set to return to their original electoral bases in the north and east to continue moderate politics.

Military will maintain safe zones

The military yesterday vowed to maintain the demarcated safe zone for civilians fleeing the fighting in LTTE-held areas, as the security forces were poised to intensify their operations against the last remaining rebel pockets in the Mullaitivu district, Military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said.

- Lanka going into orbit
- Citibank not budging on hedging
- LTTE’s secret weapons uncovered in final push
- Invitees get strict guidelines for Independence Day
- CID detains Tamil MP’s vehicle
- One number plate for 2 vehicles of MPs
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Territorial integrity regained, rebuilding ahead
The celebration that will mark Sri Lanka's 61st anniversary of Independence will, in many ways, be more meaningful than it has been for quite a while.
Blow by blow
What did Kataragama Mahasen of the Yaksha tribe, as legend would have it, who strode this land 25,000 years ago and showed off his prowess during a sura-aura battle, Ravana’s grandfather Pulathisi,
CB: No need to pay banks
The Central Bank this week responded with a firm ‘no’ on whether Standard Chartered Bank, Citi Bank and three other banks are now able to recover their dues running into millions of US dollars from the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).
Indians deny Muralitharan
A fighting knock of 93 not out by middle order batsman Thilina Kandamby was in vain as Sri Lanka crashed to their second successive defeat by 15 runs at the hands of India at the Premadasa Stadium, yesterday.
The Portuguese came to Colombo, to obtain water and firewood. On the instructions of the Muslims, the people in Colombo started to harass them. The Portuguese knew that the Muslims were behind this and started firing shots from their cannon.
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- Military will maintain safe zones
- Lanka going into orbit
- Citibank not budging on hedging
- LTTE’s secret weapons uncovered in final push
- Good medicine for import crisis
- UGC chief calls for positive journalism
- CMC warns of fast-spreading dengue
- 98% of workers paid compensation: Sinotex
- Finance company heads meet President
- Invitees get strict guidelines for Independence Day
- No milk food price hike for now despite extra levy
- Peanut butter sales hang on tests
- Hustings in the hills
- Abuse of state vehicles, buildings: Charges and counter charges continue
- CID detains Tamil MP’s vehicle
- One number plate for 2 vehicles of MPs
- CJ opens law conference
- Lawyers face terror, want meeting with President
- A little hero who regrets he could not do more
- Homes for ten less privileged families
- Nagesh no more
Political Column
Big poll before economic crunch
5th Column

Survival is the name of the game, for the Grand Champion lamb!

The Economic Analysis
The prospects of the long awaited peace dividend
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
- With next election in mind, Karunanidhi strikes
- In an alien land for survival
- Stability at test as Iraqis go to polls
- Obama's missing freedom agenda


- CB: No need to pay banks
- Accounting watchdog wants more teeth to prevent Golden Key incidents in future
- SL derivatives exchange mooted by Indians
- Muhsin resigns as JKH director
- Ceylinco Finance-Asian Finance merger stalled
- ‘Desperate to get their money back’
- International arbitration over hedging
- Tea exports - low hanging fruit for forex earnings
- Bonuses to those outside the management team
- CJ says Lanka and SAARC region need more freedom and fewer restrictions
- CB contradicts its own statements on foreign reserves
- Golden Key depositors stage another protest
- Government discusses balance of payment crisis
- F&G: Latest Ceylinco Group company facing a crisis
- CB incentives on RFC and NRFC
- Cathay Pacific special for Chinese New Year
- Link economic stimulus package to job protection, says apparel industry
- On action against George Steuart directors
- Unilever reveals double digit growth in 2008
- Over 40 investors to stake claim for Water’s Edge land
- Central Bank evading responsibility on Golden Key issue
- Cinnamon Grand - Best 5-Star City Hotel for the second time
- SC terminates oil hedging case
- Huge interest in Maldives development after political changes
- Global crisis will get worse –WB country director
- Golden Key directed to submit details of assets
- Informatics offers new project management course
- Aitken Spence Travels wins many Presidential awards
- JKH's 3Q 2009 net profit down 44% year on year
- Kids win cool mountain bikes from Anchor Newdale
- Colombo indices rise ‘irrational’
- Kingfisher Airlines launches flights to Colombo
  Free Hold
- Soar Technology - Power and Energy solutions for the nation
- Prime Group - property developers with a difference
- Ceybank Unit Trust funds: What they are and how they work
- BoC to create 150,000 investors through the Smart Investor Account
- Amazing deals for that special need is now just a click away!
- Attractive lease package for VIVA Cars
- Mount Plaza Residencies - "Luxury is all about breathtaking Panorama"
- Asiri Hospital makes groundbreaking achievements in the area of men's health
- SAITM for education with character


- Indians deny Muralitharan
- Paws off cricket please
- Winds of change and cash cuts
- Angelo takes Peterites to seventh heaven
- Kandy Club sevens in jeopardy
- Questions over Lankan strength at crucial ICC meeting
- Aney is it true ?
- Serena Williams wins lop-sided final
- Colts in pole position for title
- Angelo reaches four figure mark
  Funday Times
- Hospitality
- Jungle Fantasy
- Hidden treasure - Poem for the week
- ANCUK provides best opportunities for best students
- Millennium concepts - The right connection
- Your journey begins here - Visit Education UK exhibition 2009
- Calligraphy and Painting Classes
- Study Interior Design @ The Academy of Design
- LUMS information session at Cinnamon Grand today
- Study for a British Degree at APIIT and be globally competitive
- Applying for Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences - Part 1
- Work Experience Sharing Forum - 2009
- IBS International launches Global MBA in Sri Lanka
- Lanka Institute of Advanced Technology -Empowering the learner in you
- SPEAK ENGLISH like the native speakers- Join PATHE Academy
- UK education specialist BMS approved partner for University of Surrey …

- Blow by blow
- I have faith in women, but changes won’t happen overnight - Galle Literary Festival
- A celebration of difference - Galle Literary Festival
- Sobriety, consensual politics are the need of the hour - Letters to the Editor
- May peace doves fly over our skies - Letters to the Editor
- Show us results - Letters to the Editor
- It’s big business - Letters to the Editor
- Values of fairness and equality always shaped his judgments - Appreciations
- He was, in a way, a treasure to the Treasury - Appreciations
- Mum, you were the best! - Appreciations
- Hope for head-injury victims
- Women, it’s your chance to shine with the Zonta awards
- A trolling let us go!
- Lankan girl makes it big with ‘New Boy’
- Bar-hopping Bard finds his muse!
- Hot trail in cold climes
- Flying high
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TV Times Articles
- Fantasy. Maiden DVD out soon
- ‘Alai’ chosen to ‘Aloha Accolade Award’
- ‘Chandni Chowk to China’, now to Colombo
- ‘Sadhisi Tharanaya’ Devinda’s dream come true
- American Centre goes on music
- Explore nature and wild at Sigiriya from ‘Grand Holiday Resort’
- Kandalama is Sri Lanka’s Best Five Star Resort for the Second Successive Year
- New web deal at Trans Asia
- TV Times - Cover of the week
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