Life goes on in the safe zone despite bombs and gunfire as this picture, taken at Pokkani on the northeastern coast, shows.

If not Ranil, who? - Political Column
Time is fast running out for Tiger guerrillas. This week advancing troops confined them to some 21 square kilometers inclusive of the civilian safety zone. It is a matter of time before the Army regains control of that little area
Three denials aggravate economic crisis
-The Economic Analysis
The last few months were characterised by three denials. First, the global recession that was enveloping the world, it was said, would not have any significant impact on the Sri Lankan economy.
Why Asif-Nawaz alliance augurs well for Pakistan
It was once said that Pakistan was ruled by Allah, America and Abba, Nawaz Sharif's father. Nawaz Sharif was then the Prime Minister. Abba was replaced by the Army when General Parvez Musharraf took over.
Avondster ahoy!
Tuanie Ismail sees god in the details, which is why his built-to-scale, model replica of the Dutch East India Company’s merchant ship Avondster features tiny cannons complete with wheels, barrels for ballast, and handwoven muslin sails
An Exhibition of Children's Art, Sculpture and Photography
An exhibition of Children's art sculpture and photography was held on March 13 and 14 at St. Lawrence's Convent - Colombo 06.

More Education

Public sector to be slashed
Public servants failing to pass an efficiency test in three attempts will be forced to retire from service in a new move aimed at reducing the over-sized public sector, trade union and opposition leaders said yesterday.
Rambukwella says Govt. ready to consider ‘humanitarian pause’
The Government is ready for a 'humanitarian pause' in the conflict zone and to allow the entry of an international task force if it strictly adheres to the modalities laid out by Sri Lanka, Defence spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday.
- Veil of secrecy over IMF talks with Sri Lanka
- Heavy fighting around safe zone: 26 LTTE cadres killed
- A ceasefire would only prolong the war – President
- A time for global action -- Exclusive in Sri Lanka to The Sunday Times
- 300,000 lose jobs as economic crisis bites
  More News
Lanka's battle with the world
Last week, we wrote in this space about mounting international pressure on the Government of Sri Lanka to stop the relentless military offensive against the LTTE because of the humanitarian crisis that has arisen in Iranapalai in the Wanni district
Peak traffic!
It was the Medin Poya weekend in March. Fearing that Sri Pada would be crowded that Tuesday, I made inquiries before setting off. "It was bad during the weekend. Most of the visitors had to park their vehicles about 5 km
Sri Lanka urged to find new export markets
Government and exporters have been urged to develop export markets in the Asian region, as developed western countries are becoming more protectionist with the deepening of the global recession.
CEO Mendis to resign
The Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee secretary, Nishantha Ranatunga, in an interview with The Sunday Times delved into the most-talked about-question in town.
The Master of the Seas
Although King Vijayabahu did not like the Portuguese, he did not show it openly, as he felt it was not a wise thing to do. He thought of seeking the help of another nation to defeat them.
IT-Business process outsourcing career fairs fare well in outstations
The IT - Business Process Outsourcing Career fairs conducted by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka and the
  Financial Times
- Public sector to be slashed
- Rambukwella says Govt. ready to consider ‘humanitarian pause’
- Veil of secrecy over IMF talks with Sri Lanka
- Heavy fighting around safe zone: 26 LTTE cadres killed
- Students welcome Delhi university
- Religious blessings for AG’s Dept.
- A ceasefire would only prolong the war – President
- Manori comes out strongly for journalist
- Lester honoured by UNESCO on 90th b’day
- State TV reporter found carrying LTTE laptops and cameras
- Court wants defendant to prove his Microsoft identity
- TNA’s call regrettable, says President’s Office
- Odds and Ends
- Many changes at Central Bank
- A time for global action -- Exclusive in Sri Lanka to The Sunday Times
- Civilian ‘no fire zone’ at centrestage
- ‘Kept police’ add to polls violence: Opposition
- Getting to know your candidates
- Rubella tragedy: Time to take stock sans emotion
- Private campus ‘unfit’ to produce doctors
- 300,000 lose jobs as economic crisis bites
- Global crisis: Cost-cutting at workers expense
- Bureaucrats squabble with 10,000 jobs at stake
- Objectionable race horse back on track
- Suicide blast at Vavuniya
- O Marie you should be sorry -- RANDOM THOUGHTS
Political Column
If not Ranil, who?
5th Column

Oh, it’s so nice to be with you again

The Economic Analysis
Three denials aggravate economic crisis
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
  It Info
- IT-Business process outsourcing career fairs fare well in outstations
- 'Nena Piyasa' on 'Rupavahini' every Thursday at 6.30 p.m.
- Scholarship Scheme Towards A British Degree
- Nenasalas, a brainchild of the President, are largely responsible for Lanka's high ICT growth: Lalith Weeratunga


- Sri Lanka urged to find new export markets
- Extended April holidays for some workers
- F&G payment plan rejected, investor attempts to commit suicide
- Zero duty for Lankan goods in Pakistan
- Galleon sells JKH stock
- Rs 500 mln loan for Mihin
- CB calls for Seylan EOIs
- SMS alert from Passport office
- No end to Lanka's woes
- Regional imbalances are a normal process of development – World Bank
- Consolidation might be option for The Finance
- Asiri Surgical Hospital completes Stage II Expansion
- Benefits of cleaner production for hotels
- Asian Paints launches special effects paints
- Singer says confident of meeting re-finance needs
- Sinhaputhra Savings link up with ATMs
- Toss Lanka finds Norwegian partner from CCC match-making
- Hirdaramani green factory aims for Gold
- Banners to bags – cleaning up the system
- Good governance recommendations for primary dealers
- FM Derana launch today
- Lalith Peiris bids adieu to a 43-yr career with George Steuarts
- World Telecom Forum to be held in Sri Lanka
- Lankan tea exporters invited for Hong Kong Tea Fair
- New certification unit steps in to ensure safer food in Colombo
- Soon - First Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka
- Tourist arrivals’ statistics misleading
- ACCA emphasizes greater sustainability reporting
- Restructuring The Finance Company in three months
- SMLL divestiture will see Seylan Merchant high on liquidity
- HNB wins award for Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka, 2008
- Golden Key repayment plan suspended
- IMF revamps lending and conditionality framework
- Increasing wages costly to plantation sector
- New lease of life for Atta Flour
- Neither GK nor the depositors are innocent
- Central Finance continues steady growth
- JWT duo bring international fame to Sri Lanka
- First two lucky winners drawn in Abans twenty-20 win win promotion
- Laws to govern not only golden and silver companies but also bronze companies
- SMS alert for passport collection
- Why Asif-Nawaz alliance augurs well for Pakistan
- Iran's new contender: Mousavi enters the fray
- New Obama plan puts Pakistan spies under heat
- Militants destroy 12 NATO trucks
- 30,000 could be homeless in US floods
- Australia kicks off Earth Hour campaign
- CEO Mendis to resign
- Haturusinghe a main contender
- Lexmark Basnahira South remain unbeaten
- Mateesha bags player of the month award
- Lanka lose it all
- Johnson emerges as a true all-rounder in a time of need
- Ane Jonnah Pennah
- All about Jesse as New Zealand take charge
- A new disabled Discus national mark
- STC win at Badminton
- Nalanda College U 13 A-division champions
- Land Rover dominates in Carlton 4x4 challenge 2009
- Dian departs with a plan for the future
- Royal coast to six wicket victory
- Mahinda advance to quarter-finals
- Thomians defeat Willows CC
- Royal-Thomian Battle of the over 50’s in Australia
- Police stun CR and FC
- Schools rugby off to encouraging kick off
  Funday Times
- The Master of the Seas
- The pint-sized bottle -- Poem for the week
- World Thinking Day 2009 . .
- Improving adolescent health in Sri Lanka
- Story Time at British Council
- An Exhibition of Children's Art, Sculpture and Photography
- Enlightening the parents and students
- George Glass CIMA's global Vice President at the CIMA Convocation
- ACHE reaches a significant milestone in its history
- Heading to North Dakota State University
- Thesaththa Gnana pooja
- Re awakening of D.S. senanayake college colombo - 07
- CIMA Prize Winner says Passion and Commitment is Key
- Edexcel BTEC HND in Six Streams at BCAS Campus
- CIMASS: Continuing professionalism and excellence
- Get the five point plan right to decide on the best option
- Acquiring Industry Qualifications/ Vendor Certification - A need of the hour
- Best trainers in 3D Modelling and Animation
- The Art of Interior Design at NIBM
- Image Consultants : Help individuals cultivate professionalism
- 'Institute of Vocational Studies (Pvt) Ltd'., is honoured with "Diriya Kaantha Prasadini" Award

- Peak traffic!
- An appeal for preventive action to save children -- Letters to the editor
- Show us what your religion has taught you -- Letters to the editor
- A fine choice of UNP leader! -- Letters to the editor
- Lack of a zoning plan and destruction of iconic buildings -- Letters to the editor
- With kindness and lending hand she touched the lives of many -- Appreciations
- Long and brilliant public career ‘played straight, with no spin’ -- Appreciations
- For the good times, on and off stage -- Appreciations
- Much-loved doctor prayed for the healing of our nation -- Appreciations
- Vivacious, grandma was life and soul of every party -- Appreciations
- An enduring innings of give and take
- Prestigious fellowship for Lankan scientist
- The Gratiaen unfolds manifold creations
- The sad state of our mind
- A resonating success
- Puppets and people: Two hours of solid fun
- FM Derana launches today
- Tonight’s the night for good ole country fair
- You can be pregnant and look trendy as well
Other Magazine Articles
- Avondster ahoy!
- Two authors of Lankan origin longlisted for prestigious Fiction Prize
- Students in step with the romance of ballet
- A showcase of varied talents
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Shaq effect
- Reaching youth beyond borders
- Punisher: Warzone (2008)
- Pure rock
- Voices in harmony
- ICT for Disaster Management
TV Times Articles
- Klaviola performance at the ‘California Grill’
- Swarna launches her maiden song album Sihina Mal Pipila’ CD and audio cassette
- Noel celebrates golden jubilee with Country Roads
- Duwa Passion play’ at Bishop’s
- A dramatic conflict of family, friends and lovers
- French Samurais at AF
- Anuruddha arms with ‘Bombs and Roses’
- Australia: An epic romantic at MC
- Art Sir’s Art Students
- ‘Holiday Package Like no Other’ from Confifi Hotels
- Attractive New Year Package at Galle Face Hotel
- Travelon travels to Egypt
- ‘Festival of Pastas’ at The Bay Leaf
© Copyright 2008 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution