TMVP cadres surrendered their weapons at the Webber Stadium in Batticaloa yesterday. An assortment of weapons from automatic assault rifles to rocket launchers, grenades and mortars were handed over to the district's military authorities. - Pic by Sanka Vidanagama.

From cricket to nuclear politics - Political Column
Having arrived in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad over a month earlier, for Sri Lanka High Commissioner-designate to Pakistan, Air Chief Marshal (retd.) Jayalath Weerakkody, Tuesday March 3, was to be an important day in his new career.
“There’s something wrong in the state of Denmark”. It’s the economy- The Economic Analysis
It was not too long ago that the powers that be said that the global financial crisis would have no effect on Sri Lanka. The financial system was in their view insulated from the happenings all around us; it was safe and sound.
Imran: Who’s destroying Pakistan?
Two days after Sri Lanka's cricketers were ambushed by terrorists in Pakistan, Imran Khan is standing on a wooden box in the North West Frontier Province addressing a crowd of 7,000 in his cotton kameez.
Druvinka’s narrative of moods
There is something serene about the artist Druvinka. It’s in her mannerisms, her tone of voice, her very air. That serenity is reflected in her recent works, manifesting in her seemingly complex and layered paintings.
Faces of the leadership buzz
The world today is telling us, crying out, sacrificing family & friends and living leadership in so many ways. The word leadership is being used in specific aspects such as capability, achievement, vision, responsibility, participation etc.

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Major crisis ahead, economists warn
The government, through the Central Bank, is negotiating a $1.9 billion bailout package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – an agency that was not wanted earlier – because the country’s foreign reserves have hit rock-bottom, economists say.
Cricket attack: Pakistan seeks Lanka’s help in probe

Pakistani authorities have sought assistance from Colombo in the on-going probe into the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told The Sunday Times.

- Karuna faction says won’t disarm
- Drought pushes CEB to impose power cuts
- North – South connection before national New Year
- UN official expresses ‘extreme concern’ about access to Wanni
- Mehar Mohammad Khalil: A hero across borders - Exclusive
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Lessons from Lahore
It was only last week in these columns that we referred to the breakdown of regional cooperation among member-states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - due mainly to the role non-state actors play in the geo-politics of the region.
Far from the battlefront
Powerful notes of a song waft through the still clear air, competing only with bird calls and accompanied by the orchestra of the cicadas and the rhythmic beating on tables. Tranquillity and peace, enhanced by the surroundings
5 day week, ‘short-term lay-offs’
The Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) has asked the government to allow factories to cut down the five-and-a-half working days to five days - with one extra hour of work during the five working days.
D.S. doosras the rest to the top
The to-be-announced Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee is still in labour. From last Thursday, a plethora of names were bartered but, now it seem that an SLC paid employee
Ceremonial head is changed
March 2 is a significant day in the history of Sri Lanka. It was on March 2, 1815 that the Kandyan Convention was signed by which the British took over the Kandyan kingdom. (This has been discussed by Gaveshaka on March 4, 2007).
  Latest News
  Financial Times
- Major crisis ahead, economists warn
- Cricket attack: Pakistan seeks Lanka’s help in probe
- Karuna faction says won’t disarm
- Drought pushes CEB to impose power cuts
- Govt. to lift ban on Iraq jobs
- Dengue a bigger threat this year
- New lease of life for neglected paddy lands
- North – South connection before national New Year
- UN official expresses ‘extreme concern’ about access to Wanni
- Police file charges against UNP stalwart’s son
- Kandy students arrested during holiday spree
- ‘No one came to our rescue’
- Mehar Mohammad Khalil: A hero across borders - Exclusive
- Wanni crisis: US seeks Diaspora help
- Military thwarts Tiger bid to attack Chalai
- Kuwait torture victim hits out at Lankan diplomats
- Night-riders bring polls terror to Kalutara
- Campaign to boost Beruwala’s tourism industry
- Vavuniya banks back to normal as kidnapped officers freed
- Navy hailed for combating Tiger sea power
- UN sends food for IDPs
- Rare black beauty caught in snare
- Train of questions on new “Samudradevi”
- Drought-hit districts wait anxiously for rain
- Protect Journalists group conveys concerns to our man in Washington
Political Column
From cricket to nuclear politics
5th Column

Play the game just the same, though you feel kinda lost!

The Economic Analysis
“There’s something wrong in the state of Denmark”. It’s the economy
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house


- 5 day week, ‘short-term lay-offs’
- Garment buyers moving away, shift orders out of Sri Lanka
- Solar-powered traffic flow
- Mind your own business
- Tourism prepares for post war scenario
- New mobile turf in rural areas
- CID to grill Kotelawala
- Going after the IMF
- HNB says profit high while investors move to rupee deposits from foreign currency
- Advice to young people: Market yourself properly
- CB urges patience from depositors on bailout plan
- Chandra Jayaratne and CCC Code of Ethics - Letter
- Small busineses affected - Letter
- Russels Tea Service opens new outlet
- Seylan Merchant Bank facing major financial crisis owing to mismanagement
- Golden Key workers warn of protests outside homes of directors
- Trouble for Ceylinco Group finance firms, high exposure to real estate
- Tea sector cash problems worsening despite government relief
- NTB says strong performance in 2008
- International processed food and packaging exhibition in August
- EC looking into submissions on international conventions for GSP+ investigation
- No ‘collusion’ among buyers to hold down rubber prices, say rubber traders
- Sri Lankans lacking in skills for advancement of BPOs
- Information Communications Technology
- Annual inflation rate better yardstick
- Carsons Group deals see highest turnover of the year
- Imran: Who’s destroying Pakistan?
- Zimbabwe PM hurt, wife killed in car crash
- Michelle Obama: A people’s first lady in Di’s footsteps
- White House, grey hairs
- Pudding protest
- Indian troops lock down Srinagar
- 10 killed in Pak bombs



- D.S. doosras the rest to the top
- We’re Asians who would want to shoot at us in Lahore?
- The bitter pill is on offer
- Unforgiving aspects of rugby administration
- The age of terror – Ranil tells his story
- Adel Niyas jumps ahead in International contest
- Ananda strike back with vengeance
- Royal out for the kill
- The Royal – Thomian the glamorous event
- The Royal – Thomian - 130 Years on
- 75th Battle of the Saints Saints encounter ends in stalemate
- The elite clique
- Thomians clobber massive 438/9
- Hirdaramani Ruhuna record their first win
- A keen tussle for supremacy
- Rajans hold the edge
  Funday Times
- Ceremonial head is changed
- Dear Earth - Poem for the week
- A gift from the heart
- Faces of the leadership buzz
- ICBT Campus now in Nugegoda
- An Exhibition of Children's art Sculpture and Photography
- News in brief
- International Scholar organizes the Malaysian Education Exhibition
- Start a world ranked Australian degree just after O/Levels
- British College opens a new gateway to Sri Lankan students
- Change your destiny with 3WGE: Your trusted consultants for overseas education
- Fashion Design Education at LIFT
- UK engineering degrees available in Sri Lanka within the reach of all
- Major first or Career first?
- Learn about Psychotherapy
- Why should you join the ITS?
- ICBT enters educational hub, Nugegoda
- Unique experience of collaborating and learning in a new environment
- Best of Gateway International Heading to University of North Dakota
- Teach English- the need of the hour
- IBSL and Northumbria University launch BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management
- Edlocate assists bright students with scholarships in Australian Universities
- Engineering Foundation : Access course for entry to HND in engineering from Asian Aviation Centre
- World recognized diploma in Tourism & Travel - flight services

- Far from the battlefront
- High fashion and high tea!
- Don’t let students drown, just because teachers are at sea - Letters to the editor
- Facing criticism the Lincoln way ! - Letters to the editor
- Thank you for steering our cricketers to safety - Letters to the editor
- What does a bank have to do with a post office? - Letters to the editor
- Wheelchair passengers made to wait in queues - Letters to the editor
- Skimpy registered cover - Letters to the editor
- Great cook, fine dressmaker and courageous mother - Appreciations
- A man of simple ways and great values, he earned the respect of all - Appreciations
- A wonderful matriarch who took the ups and downs of life in her stride - Appreciations
- Loku Thaththa played a big, happy and musical role in our family life - Appreciations
- Jolting along to riverside school
- Real men and women traverse a façade of fiction
- Two artists to auction their work
- Keeping alive the spirit of GLF
- Lilting children’s songs of a bygone era
- Add. Solicitor General to take silk as PC
Other Magazine Articles
- Druvinka’s narrative of moods
- Making music with finger picking warmth
- Exploring figures
- The sun neither rises, nor sets
- magazine - Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Godfather of Tamil rap opens up
- Interact district conference
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- When it's spring again
- Looking to break free
- The rise of the Browsers
- Interact lending a hand
- Unique Australian training
- Speak up
- On the road again
TV Times Articles
- Colombo goes Country with Country Roads XVII - Cowboy Festival & Fair
- In memory of ‘Gulee’
- SriLankan Holidays beckons …
- ‘Infor Rock’ at Bishop’s College
- Love on the Bridge
- ‘Sihina Kumari’ awakes
- AWA shows ‘Sanctuary of Life’
- ‘Sihina Devduwa’: Vinu’s debut in cinema
- ‘Gajamuthu’ glitters on mini screen
- ‘Sea food market’ at the ‘Blue Water’ Wadduwa
- Bonjour Cinema - 2009 Francophone films in town
- ‘Albatross’ : Golfing holidays in Digana
- ‘Elephant Reach’ 3 years young
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