On the orders of the Elections Commisioner, police yesterday began an operation to remove thousands of posters pasted on Colombo district walls by politicians contesting the Western Provincial Council elections. The police employed youth for the poster removing operation on funds provided by the Elections Department. The operation came after Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake asked the police why they were not removing the posters, despite Rs. 4.4 million being provided for the job.
Pic by Sanka Vidanagama

Lanka marches into multiple crisis
- Political Column
There was more to last week's apparent shift in India's policy towards Sri Lanka, articulated by its acting Prime Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
Dwindling foreign exchange reserves
The Economic Analysis
The Central Bank is certain that the foreign exchange reserves of the country at the end of 2008 are quite adequate.
ASEAN moves forward - cautiously
The 41-year old Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has come of age. The ASEAN summit now on in Hua Hin, Thailand is being held for the first time under the ASEAN Charter which was finally ratified last December by the last two members of the 10-nation association.
Bright strokes, balm for tension!
The use of bright and striking colours is predominant in his paintings... and this is to heal the minds of human beings whose lives are marked with violence, fear, bloodshed and sorrow due to the prevailing social conditions,
Are you a caring person?
Customer Service is increasingly becoming a vital business practice as organizations realize the benefits of Customer Service Management.

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Prime Group - property developers with a difference
The temporary drawback created with the recent economic slowdown in the global and local markets have forced property developers to think wisely and be more strategic.
Delay in plan to rescue civilians
An imbroglio over the fate of civilians trapped in the northern battle zone is holding up a US-marines-led humanitarian task force operation to evacuate them.
India calls for ‘pause’ in fighting
India yesterday called for a “pause” in the fighting to allow the safe evacuation of civilians trapped in the Wanni as Tamil Nadu prepared for a statewide 15-day agitation campaign starting today.
- Pethidine comes but crisis continues for war casualties
- UNHRC sessions: Minister says no trouble for Lanka
- Measures to control disease at IDP camps
- My nickname is being used in vain to defame me
- Monkey business rocks the zoo
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SAARC farce
India's Home Minister P Chidambaram was reported as saying this week that his Government was mindful that Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, would use Colombo as a convenient launching pad to send their operatives to infiltrate India - and therefore, his Government was screening visa applications from Sri Lanka even more thoroughly.
The reigning power of the Relic
Sri Dalada – the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha – is the most precious object of worship for Buddhists the world over. Devotees flock to the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy every day to pay homage to the Relic.
More arrests in Golden Key case
More arrests are expected to be made over criminal misappropriation of funds of the Golden Key (GK) Company after the fraud case took a different turn with the detention of powerful Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kotelawala on Thursday.
Zimbabwe tour on hold: Dialog looks for a chat with SLC
Speculation is that there is a likelihood of a major showdown between the current cricket team sponsors Dialog Telecom Plc. and Sri Lanka Cricket over the indefinite postponement of the Zimbabwe’s Sri Lanka tour that was to follow current Lankan tour of Pakistan.
The Viceroy visits Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
The ships that sailed from Mallaca to Ormus and Persia, had to go round Ceylon. This is why the 'Yuvaraja' later thought it advisable to erect a fort in this country. So he requested the King of Portugal to do so.
Latest News
  Financial Times
- Delay in plan to rescue civilians
- Pethidine comes but crisis continues for war casualties
- CB challenges Fitch’s minus rating
- UNHRC sessions: Minister says no trouble for Lanka
- India calls for ‘pause’ in fighting
- Enough talk about the war – let’s see action in other areas, says Ranil
- Architects build on promise that they will ‘Do more with less’
- SAARC Ministers call for debt moratorium
- Kelaniya campus stays closed
- Meat suppliers discuss proposed ban on cattle slaughter
- CEB workers to protest as bill comes to parliament
- Hot weather to continue: Met. Dept.
- Tooth Relic exposition - DN seeks extension
- Global crisis rips garment industry
- French Red Cross offers help
- IBA experts to review Rule of Law
- Measures to control disease at IDP camps
- With love from Japan
- Moves to stop Tigers in the south
- Fear grows in villages after massacre
- My nickname is being used in vain to defame me
- Now alleged swindling in village bank
- Real estate agency in trouble
- Monkey business rocks the zoo
- Vithyatharan case: Police question 20 journalists
- SLPI deplores police behaviour in the arrest
- WPC: Police to crack the whip as election campaign gets off
- A spell in a cell… or a bed head ticket?
Political Column
Lanka marches into multiple crisis
5th Column
Adjust borders and attract voters, and bull your way forward!
The Economic Analysis
Dwindling foreign exchange reserves
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
- ASEAN moves forward - cautiously
- Second mass grave found after Bangladesh revolt


- More arrests in Golden Key case
- Up-country crops catch cold from climate change
- Richard Peiris’ gets a beating on plantation collapse
- Mind your own business
- JKH cleared: No violation of CCC Code
- The Empire is back
- CDB to change ‘Ceylinco’ name
- Regulation and governance
- NDB Bank shows improved performance in 2008
- Investing in ‘concerned’ companies
- Remittances and impact on development and poverty reduction
- DFCC wins in court
- Third Wave wins govt. tender in Bahrain
- Country specific responses needed to face global recession, say economists
- Listed hotel shares may appreciate in the medium term
- CB –evasion or abetment?
- SLT reports 9% rise in revenue for 2008
- Falling commodity prices affect KVPL bottom line
- MAS partnership to equip rural youth of Sri Lanka
- Bakery owner in innovative energy initiative
- Dankotuwa Porcelain loses major customer
- Udayasri takes over as new SEC Chairman
- SLT successfully deploys IPv6
- F&G grapples with financial crisis
- Greater ethical standards needed in Sri Lanka
- Virtusa woos Sri Lankan businesses, uses Microsoft software
- Lankan shipping expert to address global meeting
- Central Bank releases Rs 9 bln more liquidity
- Cathay Pacific offers cheap family holidays in Bangkok
- Sri Lankan tourists to Malaysia rose in 2008
- Hemas Hospital facilitates international best practices among nurses
- SLT’s Prepaid Card Dealer convention
- Sri Lanka - renewable energy island?
- Hotel Sigiriya wins silver award for biomass energy system
- Exports to drop in 2009 but rupee devaluation no survival ticket
- Kimarli recognised for her contributions to the Banking Sector
- South Asian Textile Mills to list along with four others
- Ceylinco Life sponsors champion sprinter Shehan Ambepitiya
- Sri Lanka lost $200 billion due to terrorism
- Dockyard completes another ship repair
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- Prime Group - property developers with a difference
- Are you looking for a breakthrough?
- The Oasis Medical Oncology Unit - in the forefront of cancer treatment
- CSSL and CBSL to educate public on the safest investment avenue
- Soaring to new heights!
- MBSL reaches high by winning silver award
- ICASL reaches milestone of 800 training partners
- The Landmark marks 10 years of commercial operations
- NTB moves towards a greener tomorrow
- Fortune for the ultimate taste of goodness


- Zimbabwe tour on hold: Dialog looks for a chat with SLC
- ICC not happy with the Lankan act
- We need answers to these cricketing questions
- Warne turns commentator
- Ananda have the edge over rivals Nalanda
- A fitting finale for the platinum plum
- Ceylon Motor Sports Club 75 years old
- Life is a wonderful thing
- Nuwan and Pranama shine in drawn encounter
- CWW Kannangara hold Galle RFC
- Basnahira North fight back
- Batsmen revel, bowlers toil
- Isham catching up
- Unforgiving aspects of rugby administration
  Funday Times
- The Viceroy visits Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
- My brother Dave - Poem for the week
- A special Sunday Brunch
- Dance of the colour pencil
- An evening with a famous author
- Are you a caring person?
- Annual inter house sportsmeet 2009 -A huge success
- Why Study Engineering at the University of South Australia?
- An Invitation to beat the syllabus change and do your exams and assignments
- Australian 12 month MBA now at ABS
- Highlight Leaders CEOs' Forum
- Competency-Its not what we have, but what we do with it
- Minds of tomorrow 2009
- NEXT creates history again in CIM education…
- ACHE reaches a significant milestone in its history
- Students on an F-1 Visa Working in the United States - SL2College Editorial Board
- ICSA Commends Academic Contribution of Imperial College
- ICBT campus opens in Nugegoda
- The road map to achieve success
- If it is CIMA, it has to be ABS
- A Degree in Psychology After O/Levels

- The reigning power of the Relic
- New and bold strides
- From flowing robes to youthful funk
- Dog training: Doing it the proper way
- SAARC art blends together in Rajasthan
- Outstanding service from hotel staff amidst chaos - Letters to the editor
- Prescribe drugs in the patient’s best interests - Letters to the editor
- Election posters spoil city image - Letters to the editor
- Pensioners continue to get shoddy treatment - Letters to the editor
- Loved for his childlike simplicity and generosity - Appreciations
- Splendid RL put everyone else’s needs above his own - Appreciations
- Sri Lanka Sumithrayo founder was a true daughter of Lanka - Appreciations
- From tranquil village to great halls of fame: The vast canvas of an artist
- Who are the guardians of civil liberty?
- People and events
- It’s time to sign
- Waiting in hope for a match
Other Magazine Articles
- Bright strokes, balm for tension!
- Blast out of Pandora’s packaging
- magazine - Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Tracking the ‘Trale’
- Campus chronicles
- Heath Ledger wins posthumous Oscar
- The Wrestler (2008)
- “E-marketing” - Its not just a web site
- From threshing floor to stage
- Raising them right
- Wowing audiences
TV Times Articles
- Rajiv ventures into a new avenue
- Mozart of Madras
- ‘Punsanda Paaya’ is back
- ‘Billu Barber’ brings the bond of friendship
- ‘Leader’ : Free shows for war heroes
- ‘Chef’s Diplomatic Table’ by Sri Lanka Tourism
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