They came, they saw and they crashed
An orange fireball lights up the night skyline of the metropolis on Friday shortly after an explosives-laden LTTE aircraft crashed onto the back of the Inland Revenue Department building.Pix by Ranjith Perera

Sinhalisation of the SLFP
Political Column
The February 14 provincial polls ended as expected with significant victories to the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Even more significant, as one poll gives way to another, are the unexpected realities that have dawned.
Financing the economic cost of the peace
The Economic Analysis
The anticipation of peace is accompanied with an expectation of a peace dividend and a spurt in economic growth. This is what could be expected if the end of the war leads to a settlement of the problems
Peace during Obama presidency possible: Palestinian minister
A visiting Palestinian minister has said that his people are hopeful that a Palestinian state will be declared during the presidency of Barack Obama, but they are wary of Israel's attitude to peace.
It’s tonight! Don’t miss those groovy blues
He is a Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist, she a Scottish songbird and together they are in Sri Lanka to treat fans to a night of superlative jazz on the British Council lawn at 7 p.m.
Tests blamed for blighting children's lives
Landmark study of primary schools calls for teachers to be freed of targets. Children's lives are being impoverished by the government's insistence that schools focus on literacy and numeracy at the expense of creative teaching,

More Education

  IT. Info
President sets out national goal while declaring 2009 as year of English and ICT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for total commitment to make Sri Lanka reach the 50 per cent mark in national IT literacy by the end of 2010. The President extended this challenge while participating at a function for the declaration of 2009
Plans to evacuate civilians
A high-level team of the United States Pacific Command (US PACOM) from their headquarters in Hawaii is now in Colombo for this purpose. The exercise, The Sunday Times learns, will involve US military assets, including those of the Air Force and the Navy.
Tigers go kamikaze but attacks fail
Tiger guerrillas for the first time tried out a kamikaze-style suicide bomb attack in Colombo by packing the two light aircraft with more than 200 kilograms of explosives each, investigators reported yesterday. Police and the Government Analyst’s Department
- Tamil Nadu gripped by anti-Lanka tension
- Village attacked, 10 killed
- Somersault: India calls for Govt-LTTE talks
- Sub-standard drugs: A serious case of overdose
- Ranil: Sacrifices made by armed forces should be revealed
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Price of complacency
Friday night's air raid over Colombo was more than a gentle reminder to all and sundry on the dangers of complacency.
Save Bundala
The flamingoes have flown from Bundala. The National Park on Sri Lanka’s south-eastern coast, known for its water birds and picturesque landscapes of lagoons, water reeds, forest and wildlife is in crisis
New investors for Seylan
New capital is to be injected into Seylan Bank, recently taken over by the regulator, to instill confidence in the bank, according to a Central Bank (CB) plan.
Heir apparent and taking cricket forward
As a being who is passionately in love with the game of cricket, especially when it comes within the context of ‘Made in Sri Lanka’, usually the barometer of my happiness changes along with it.
A new political alliance is formed
February 22, 1956 is a significant day in the political history of Sri Lanka. That was the day the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP – United People's Front) was formed under the leadership of S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike,
Latest News
  Financial Times
- Plans to evacuate civilians
- Tigers go kamikaze but attacks fail
- Tamil Nadu gripped by anti-Lanka tension
- Village attacked, 10 killed
- Somersault: India calls for Govt-LTTE talks
- Sub-standard drugs: A serious case of overdose
- Foot driver’s world feat gets the boot
- Ranil: Sacrifices made by armed forces should be revealed
- Pipe-borne salty water unfit for drinking: Kalutara District residents
- Our spokesperson misquoted: ICRC - Right of reply
- Boost for conversion of waste to bio fuel
- Civilians’ safety of prime concern
- Karuna reaches deal with President
- Top committee treading with care on hedging issue
- Better run schools pledged with new Education Act
- Fast-fade licences are driving motorists crazy
- Wanni battle: Crucial days ahead
- Darkness, flares and then there was a fireball
- It was service with a smile!
- Indian polls and politics may give reprieve to Prabha
- Cops apologise for intimidating Max TV staff
- Inter religious group acts as voice for Batti people
- As “fireworks” split the night death came out of the sky
- Victim had just taken up a job in Colombo
- Free seminar on career development
- Udaya New head at SEC
- Re-poll at controversial booth records lesser turnout
- PCs: Nurseries for kith & kin?
Political Column
Sinhalisation of the SLFP
5th Column

Defeat comes and hits them right out of the blue!

The Economic Analysis
Financing the economic cost of the peace
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
- Why India's CBI is coming under ruling party thumb
- Indo-US cooperation key to South Asia stability
- Slumdog Millionaire, Ledger lead Oscars betting
- China, US can lead world to recovery, says Sec. Clinton
- Clash on Israel-Lebanon border
- Peace during Obama presidency possible: Palestinian minister
- New investors for Seylan
- Rs 4 bln bailout plan for finance firms-CB
- Some 4,000 Pramuka depositors get refunds
- Management council to run crisis-hit F&G
- IRD official on the run in Golden Key fraud case
- JKH deal on UAL, CCS ‘pointless’
- War, the economy and peace
- Hedging banks on top
- CEOs fall into trap of cutting costs in tough times
- Oil hedging fiasco – need for a bigger probe
- TRC to write to operators regarding Interconnect
- Interfarm receives ‘Surya Sinha’ award
- 3-K Township Project: Questions on tender evaluation raised
- Wattle and daub construction back in vogue
- Czech Republic to promote trade with Sri Lanka
- Tourist arrivals down 32% YoY in January
- Rubber stocks stagnating, confusion over subsidy deal
- Holmes Pollard & Stott wins UNICEF project for second time
- CMA to launch new designation
- Golden Key repayment plan by Feb 25
- Compensation for unjust termination
- Hayleys AIG now offering more products
- Unit Trust aims to attract small investors in Lanka
- Triad launches first-ever Tamil ad agency
- Seabulk to handle Lanka Cement ops
- Hotel management-rich Aitken Spence sees profits rise
- Emirates announces 2009 expansion plans
- Hemas sees profits decline due to start ups
- Mind you7r own business
- Massive investment plan in the North and the East
- Dialog Enterprise connects 350 national schools with Wimax technology
  IT. Info
- President sets out national goal while declaring 2009 as year of English and ICT
- Informatics Institute of Technology's Scholarship Programme for High Flyers
- It’s all about e-learning
- FITISS CEOs meet at Breakfast to discuss on "How to overcome the Current Financial Crisis"
- Declaration of English and IT Year a wise move says Dr. Murthy
- Nadeeka Jayewardene flies to Cyberspace
- Internet marketing comes of age
- President launches official website for Year of English & IT
- ICTA hands over ICT Literacy Project Plan to President
- Singapore Informatics offers CEH and PMP programmes
- Heir apparent and taking cricket forward
- Paks sent on leather hunt
- It’s good if you could catch ‘em young
- New stadium in Hambantota may host 2011 World Cup
- Stanford bank in Antigua seized
- Kalana - a swimming protégé from Polonnaruwa
- British press slam West Indies officials over sand farce
- Mihinsa:A champion in the making
- Sameera – A promising allrounder
- School rugby takes a plunge long before the first whistle is blown
- SSC Tennis international on Tuesday
- ICC seek BCCI and ICL agreement
- Thurstan and Isipathana herald big match fever
- Ananda a stunning 12th outright win
- Kandurata rout Basnahira South by ten wickets
- Amith notches 500 mark
  Funday Times
- A new political alliance is formed
- Miracle - Poem for the week
- Tests blamed for blighting children's lives
- American education leads the world
- Huge increase in demand for postgraduate degree courses
- Pharmacy Education at Ohio Northern University
- CIMA has a strong market presence in Colombo
- Study FASHION @ the Academy of Design
- Meet Brunel University International representative at Aspirations Education Office
- President Zimpher - The success behind transformation of UC into a world-class university
- Degrees of success with ACCA
- Knowledge base Business Studies (pvt) ltd
- ACBT: The gateway and foundation behind many of its students' successes
- AME student wins World Prize in the Nov 2008 CIMA Exam.
- Making the world a better place through education
- BCIS: A pioneer in the field of International Relations
- Move ahead with ANC executive education
- First Time in Sri Lanka Learn
- An evening with Steve Waugh
- CIM- Introductory Certificate in Marketing (ICM-Level) with no Preliminary Qualification
- CIM Branding Summit reinforces the Value of Brands
- Looking through the years
- ACBT leads in front with two social responsibility projects
- Hotel Management Education like no other
- High quality education while staying in your current job
- Message from Wisdom Business Academy, the specialist in CIMA Education
- Oasis Hospital's physiotherapy unit
- Radiant Cabs for a reliable round the clock taxi service
- Armstrong for high quality cement based products
- Save Bundala
- On the road to understanding and hope
- What are we doing to these gentle mammals of the sea?
- Allow us to learn proper English from the BBC - Letters to the Editor
- End of the road for our tuskers? - Letters to the Editor
- Lanka’s players display symptoms of cricket weariness - Letters to the Editor
- Attack on Nature - Letters to the Editor
- Anti-conversion Bill paving the way to ‘therocracy’ - Letters to the Editor
- Doctor with a heart took a great interest in people - Appreciations
- A man of economics and literature - Appreciations
- A born teacher who was a mother to us all - Appreciations
- More than just a helping hand
- One woman’s tale of endless hardship
- The school in the hills
- Inner Wheel celebrates 40 years of service to others
- Shells and seeds for chains and earrings
- East and West in bridal fest
Other Magazine Articles
- It’s tonight! Don’t miss those groovy blues
- Inspired sounds of grief
- Objects of desire
- Moved by conflict
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Change for the better
- Preparing a generation
- Toxic 2009
- Going with the groove
- Bedazzling
- Awaiting inspiration
- Passing on a gift for life
TV Times Articles
- ‘Dancing Star’ on the floor
- Nadeeka’s ‘Sihinya’ becomes a reality
- Sing-along with Annesley at Palm Beach Hotel
- ‘Pinibindu’, a play on hide and seek
- Hair, cinema from Broadway musical
- ‘Empty Space-Chair Taken’; German theatre in Sinhala
- Prasanna’s re collection on cinema
- SLEF at ‘Marrakech Task Forces Meeting of South Asia’
- Walkers Tours promotes domestic tourism
- SriLankan Airlines to tap tourism markets in Eastern Europe
- TV Times - Cover of the week
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