The voter turnout in most booths in the North Western and Central Provincial Council elections yesterday was low in the morning hours, but picked up later in the day. A lone voter is seen walking into a booth in Katugastota, Kandy last morning.
Pic by J.Weerasekara

Brown bombshell in battle with Britain
Political Column
As troops stepped up their efforts to flush out Tiger guerrillas from the little remaining terrain in the Mullaitivu district, the Government redoubled its efforts to counter international pressure to halt its military campaign.
The road to economic prosperity is long
The Economic Analysis
Any expectation of a spectacular spurt in economic growth is unrealistic for three fundamental reasons. First, the end of the war per se is inadequate to provide the surge to growth. A long-lasting robust peace is the actual precondition for economic development.
Slumdog Oscar: A cause for India to celebrate
Indians haven't often had much to root for at the Oscars, Hollywood's annual celebration of cinematic success. Only two Indian movies have been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category in the last 50 years, and neither won.
Beyond the subject, into the spiritual
Naureen Naqvi is enjoying the luxury of being a full-time artist. She has only been in Colombo a week but her mind is brimming with ideas and her sketchpad is filling up fast. Not surprisingly for this accomplished artist, her calendar is already full for the months ahead.
A sixth of a GCSE in 60 minutes?
Teenagers at a school in Tyneside are trying out a new kind of learning that combines physical activity with short bursts of teaching - and promises amazing results. So can Patrick Barkham pass a science exam after just one hour-long lesson?

More Education

Oasis Hospital's physiotherapy unit
The most valuable thing in life today is one's health. Unfortunately however, at some point or another we are prone to various kinds of illnesses at some stage in our lives. Modern medicines have been most effective in providing us
Too much water in the brain
The abnormal accumulation of a water-like substance called cerebrospinal fluid in the brain is called hydrocephalus. The word Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek 'hydro' meaning water and 'cephalus' meaning head.
Major sea rescue of 25,000 civilians
The government and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are discussing a major sea-evacuation plan for an estimated 25,000, displaced people now gathered in the coastal front of Mullaitivu, the government and the ICRC confirmed yesterday.
Prabha planning mass suicide: Basil
Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa claimed yesterday that LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was planning a mass suicide involving himself and hundreds of hardcore cadres on the beaches of Mullaitivu as the security forces continued to close in from several directions
- Brown under Tory fire for Lankan fiasco
- Frantic moves to get pain-killers
- Looking beyond the war
- Heavy fighting as final battle draws nigh
- Monitors say polls relatively violence-free but not free and fair
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PC polls: Points to ponder
Yesterday's Provincial Council election results will be out by today. The outcome was a foregone conclusion given voter lethargy, the understanding that governments can't be changed in these elections,
Wake up! dengue on the prowl
Two children are dead – a girl and a boy, both about eight years old, both living in the same area and both attending the same school. What went wrong in the Modera-Mattakkuliya area that two children had to die in the first month of 2009,
Large rupee depreciation not the best option for Sri Lanka, say economists
A panel of economists said this week at a discussion organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that a sharp rupee depreciation is not the best option for Sri Lanka, to face the global recession.
Pay more attention to performance
After quite a while many players have been given the opportunity to play for Sri Lanka. Partly because there has been plenty of cricket including test matches, one dayers and a T20 team game, partly because the results of the team has been inconsistent.
A treaty with the king
It was with the intention of getting the trade monopoly that the Portuguese tried to enter into a treaty with the king. It is the king, who held the trade monopoly at this time. In India too, the Portuguese did the same thing.
Latest News
  Financial Times
- Major sea rescue of 25,000 civilians
- Brown under Tory fire for Lankan fiasco
- Prabha planning mass suicide: Basil
- Frantic moves to get pain-killers
- Identity crisis at PC polls
- Indiscriminate arrest and assault by police alleged
- Law must keep pace with technology, says Justice Chitrasiri
- Manila says Lankan hostage sighted
- Verdict of accidental drowning in ferry incident
- Bow-and-arrow ceremony graces Veddah chief’s funeral
- WPC polls: Party hopefuls jump the gun
- Independent Trust to deal with Golden Key deadlock
- Funeral of artist Stanley Kirinde tomorrow
- She brewed sob stories to collect a small fortune
- Solace in a language they understand
- Repeat performance at polls, says report
- Looking beyond the war
- Heavy fighting as final battle draws nigh
- Monitors say polls relatively violence-free but not free and fair
- Cold apathy in Kandy, Matale
- Brisk polling in Nuwara Eliya
- Prefer paddy fields to polling booths
- Polls calm and dull except for Baiz antics
- Wanni hospitals told to be ready for more injured from Mullaitivu
- Lankans protest at Downing Street
- Haven turns into hunting ground for jumbos
Political Column
Brown bombshell in battle with Britain
5th Column

He steps down in style without batting an eyelid!

The Economic Analysis
The road to economic prosperity is long
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Not issued on this week
Inside the glass house
- Slumdog Oscar: A cause for India to celebrate
- Reverential US marks Lincoln bicentennial
- Stimulus sealed as crisis deepens
- 20 dead in missile strike on Pak Taliban area
- Indian police hunt 'stone man' killer
- Weather gives Australian firefighters big break


- Large rupee depreciation not the best option for Sri Lanka, say economists
- Dissolution of CIMA Sri Lanka council challenged
- LIOC incurs heavy loss on petrol
- Finance Cos’ bailout deal before Cabinet
- New mobile operator clashes with TRC
- Hedging: AG’s advice sought
- ONGC Videsh–Sri Lanka revives oil deal
- Praying for peace? No, return of their deposits!
- Economists vs economists
- Postal Department inefficient, lacks competence- Minister
- On George Steuarts issues
- Dubai expats abandon cars at airport car park
- Virtusa supports schools in Gampaha District
- Japan welcomes efforts to re-activate 13th amendment
- Unilever Sri Lanka acquires Wonderlight trademark
- Seminar on global economic crisis
- 2007 cost of corruption to government Rs 322 bln
- Mind your own business
- Ayurveda 2009 exhibition and symposium
- Zam Gems to have chain of showrooms globally
- Ceylon Tea Trails clinches major global travel award
- JKH property sector hurt by Monarch project
- Walker Tours to grow domestic tourism to 15% of turnover by end-2010
- CB cuts rates on falling inflation
- Bank real interest rates negative vis-à-vis inflation
- US$ 1.4 million UN grant for ‘bankable’ slums in Sri Lanka
- Ferntea and the liquidation issue
- Online office offer from a Sri Lanka group
- Dialog helps IT Education of underprivileged children in Hatamuna
- Amunugama at The Business Club
- Hayleys AIG announces new MD/CEO
- Picture shows the presentation being made
- Changing role of CFOs
- Inflation fall could be temporary
- Ceylinco Life launches ‘Life Insurance Week’ for 2nd time
- Ceylon Biscuits banks on strong growth in international sales
- Too much water in the brain
- Feeling blue and don’t know what to do?
- Beware of the Rat
- Snippets
- It's more than care
- That trigger!
- Hair, hair, go away!
- Check out those chickpeas


- Pay more attention to performance
- Mahela, captaincy and other baloney
- British press slam West Indies officials over sand farce
- Graham Ford to replace Bayliss
- Antigua ground faces stiff ICC sanction
- Why aney a park like this?
- Ecclestone backs Rome Grand Prix, says organiser
- Usain Bolt snags Jamaica's Sportsman of Year award
- Tharanga Paranavitana – The new kid on the block
- Zahira’s Isham moves to second place
- Mateesha hits century in wickets
- Angelo cracks career best knock of 270
- Simpkin to take over as rugby coach again
- AAASL looking to curb athletes from going astray
- Pakistan advance to final
- Kandy wins again while others still labour
  Funday Times
A treaty with the king
- A smile is happiness - Poem for the week
- A sixth of a GCSE in 60 minutes?
- CIMA broadens global recognition
- Unique opportunity for Sri Lankan students
- Monash College Sri Lanka fly high
- Academy of Design offers a wide range of Graphic Design courses
- First time in Kandy BCAS Campus offers BTEC HND in Quantity Surveying
- Matrix, launches programmes in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- How to Choose a MAJOR and a CAREER
- Applying for graduate studies in biological sciences - Part 2
- Asian International School Some Special University Grants, Awards and Scholarships among 300 University Entrants - 2006/2007/2008
- Aiming to educate, nurture talent and create a fully rounded individual
- CIMA discussion on Islamic Finance Perspective of the global economic crisis
- Masters Programme in Management and Information Technology
- LUMS invites Sri Lankan applicants to follow a world class MBA
- International Foundation: The fast track, guaranteed place at a top UK University
- Globally recognised Australian Bachelor & Master IOTA degrees in Sri Lanka
- CIMA CFO Forum will focus on Learning's for CFO's from the recent Satyam failure
- Once again Corrina Sansoni of Stephanies does Kandy proud
- The right start for a perfect finish - at the university of Greenwich, UK
- CIM Sri Lanka Region - Board and Management Committee 2008/2009
- CBB English Teacher Training Programme Awards Ceremony
- An evening discussion on "The Stock Market in Sri Lanka
- Vindya Cooray: A shining star with a glowing trail, ranked 1st in ICASL Final I Exam
- Oasis Hospital's physiotherapy unit
- Radiant Cabs for a reliable round the clock taxi service
- Armstrong for high quality cement based products

- Wake up! dengue on the prowl
- Navam perahera from the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya temple
- Living in the shadows: The lace-makers of Galle
- The people behind the tea
- Road to peace in north isn’t through ‘defence colonies’ - Letters to the Editor
- Patients and state stand to gain from the WHO-approved limited drugs list - Letters to the Editor
- India has done it right with the language issue - Letters to the Editor
- After hearing Germaine Greer - Letters to the Editor
- Beloved cousin and best friend - Appreciations
- Aachchie thanked and praised the Lord in good times and bad - Appreciations
- Towards an environmentally-friendly world
- Broaden your horizons at Presidency College in India
- Villa with a sense of tradition and fun
- Fashion week: Opening doors for local creations
  Events album
- High Tea and fashion
Other Magazine Articles
- Beyond the subject, into the spiritual
- Maureen re-lives it all: The good and the bad
- Cool jazz from strumming maestro
- Dissecting Naipaul
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Curtain raiser
- TRALE blazers
- Intense and gripping
- Danu up close
- Software as a Service (“SaaS”)
- Quiz it and rock it
TV Times Articles
- Tele Makers’ tribute to veterans
- Buddhika sets for Guinness Record
- ‘Sudu Hansayo’
- ‘Ithin Eeta Passe’ telecast hundredth episode
- ‘Anchors Aweigh’ at American Center
- ‘Valentine’s Month’ at Confifi Hotels
- Wraps Promo at ‘THE COMMONS’
- TV Times - Cover of the week
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