With the security forces getting closer to the 'no-fire zone' where tens of thousands of civilians are trapped, more civilians are gradually moving out. Some families are seen braving the heavy rains on Friday and moving into government-controlled areas. Pic Courtesy Army Media.

Pro-Eelam lobby keeps protesting
- Political Column
A hurriedly dug up bund and thousands of trapped civilians have now become the 'fortress' for Tiger guerrilla leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his senior cadres.
Tapering economic growth to precipitous decline
- The Economic Analysis
Economic growth has been on a declining trend since about the middle of last year and has reached a steep decline.
'Lap-dancing nun' performs for Church

She is now using her talents in a rather different way -- for what she calls "The Holy Dance" in a performance on Tuesday evening at the Holy Cross in Jerusalem Basilica in Rome, in front of senior Catholic clerics including Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican's Cultural Department.

Cliff and the Shadows: One last hurrah!
Cliff Richard is reuniting with the peerless Shadows for a memorable celebration of his Golden Jubilee anniversary, studded with a 34-date swing through Europe later this year.
Naval battles
The Zamorin was not frightened of Lorenzo de Almeida. He fought equally well. But before long, he had to retreat, being unable to fight the powerful army of the Portuguese. After some time, Almeida seized the naval power too.

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Treasury doles out more money to ministries
The Treasury has allocated more than Rs 300 million in February and March as supplementary allocations to various ministries including Rs 69 million to counter LTTE propaganda in the United States, according to documents presented to Parliament last week.
Tax hike from May 1
The Nation Building Tax will be increased from one per cent to three per cent from May 1. This tax is imposed largely on businesses liable to value added tax (VAT).
- Puerto Rico parasite for battle against piti makuna
- TNA leaders to meet Menon
- Polls violence: Police yet to arrest two MPs
- UPFA candidate’s gunfire injures bystander
- Final battle in the midst of civilians
  More News
A new beginning
The Security Forces have a traditional New Year gift for the people of this land - the complete liquidation of the conventional military capabilities of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and the regaining of Sri Lanka's territorial integrity for the first time since the separatist insurgency began back in 1972.
In search of a messenger of Avurudu
He was scourged and scorned, stripped and mocked. He was declared king with a crown of thorns and burdened with a cross He could barely carry.
Temporary worker lay-off provision approved
An “administrative arrangement” was reached this week between trade unions, businesses and the government, to manage worker lay offs stemming from the global recession
D.S. credentials put to test at ICC
There is much speculation that the newly appointed Interim Committee Chairman D. S. de Silva’s credentials could be challenged at the April 17 ICC directors meeting in Dubai because of his links with the gaming industry
  Financial Times
- Treasury doles out more money to ministries
- Puerto Rico parasite for battle against piti makuna
- Tax hike from May 1
- TNA leaders to meet Menon
- Uncollected Colombo garbage gets in the way of festivities
- Market spoiling Avurudhu mood
- High-level team to probe alleged malpractice at Dambulla Economic Trade Centre
- Tax bailout package for state institutions
- Lanka-based Indonesians cast their votes
- TNA to contest Northern Province polls
- Polls violence: Police yet to arrest two MPs
- UPFA candidate’s gunfire injures bystander
- Wijeya Newspapers employee and daughter killed in accident
- Church attack : Baptism, marriage records stolen
- Bus strike suspended after talks
- Final battle in the midst of civilians
- Sulphuric ship sinks but Lanka faces acid test
- UNESCO prize honours slain journalist
- New Year auspicious times and colours
- Govt. silent on US plan for rebels’ surrender
- Auditor-General highlights grey areas in President’s Fund financial statements
- Thunderstorms forecast
- Peace and unity for New Year: President
- People imprisoned in huge debt-trap: Ranil
- Peace for all in President’s Easter message
- Polls violence: Double trouble ahead
- Cooray says war hoorays a legitimate campaign weapon
- Motorcycling JVP member deplores use of war in politics
- UNP will set up PC fund to help troops
- Insurance scams and innocent housemaids
- The bug invasion
- H L De Silva PC: The last of the ‘Greats’
- Labour’s pains are self-inflicted
Political Column
Pro-Eelam lobby keeps protesting
5th Column

There's room,room,room in my heart for all shades of blue

The Economic Analysis
Tapering economic growth to precipitous decline
- Temporary worker lay-off provision approved
- Ceylinco Insurance will not change name
- Foreign interest in Lanka Cement blocked
- CID in major breakthrough in Golden Key probe
- The Sunday Times FT story gets CB attention
- Retiring deputies at the CB
- IMF could improve accountability
- End of laissez-faire: What next?
- Economists urge governments to facilitate services exports within the region
- Communications forum promotes Sri Lankan Telco industry
- Lankan banks to lower penal interest rates on loans, overdrafts
- ADAARAN Resorts inaugurates ADAARAN 'Prestige' Vadoo, Maldives
- Food and oil prices will go up again – UN report
- Lack of ‘Spoken English’ affects IT adoption
- Nanotechnology, Mesh networking future of Sri Lankan software
- Rural BPOs, the key to Sri Lanka's future
- ICT News
- SAARC to promote inter-regional tourism
- Bates installs a powerful team
- Sri Lanka needs new economic system – A.T. Ariyaratne
- Dialog offers VRS to executives, management grades
- Helping to ‘Green’ Sri Lankan hotels
- Correction
- CB estimates growth at around 4.5% to 5% in 2009
- Depositors reject Ceylinco Shriram unit’s payment plan
- Hayleys and Jetwing will respond to SEC query
- Sri Lanka – facing the global economic downturn
- CB:GK directors to disclose assets
- Credit flows to tea sector on the way
- JKH director Sumithra to retire
- D.S. credentials put to test at ICC
- Sports and politics do not mix
- Lanka stun Thailand 51-17
- Rugby pickle … have a taste
- Make selectors more accountable
- Aussies rugby sevens skipper Mackay dead
- Aney Is It True ?
- Lin eager for more Masters despite struggle
- Ranga Wimalawansa charged in High Court too
- Uvaiz elected President of Malay CC
- Bryan Habana named new Laureus Ambassador
- Peace soccer in Trincomalee
- Horse racing starts off with Governor’s Cup tomorrow
- Maiya cries foul while rugby sinks
- Soldiers gun down Port lads 3-1
- Thibbs was inspired by his father
- Isham Ghouse back with a vengeance
  Funday Times
- Naval battles
- The April Fool -- Poem for the week
- Dramatic evacuation ends chaotic ASEAN summit
- Obama urges international cooperation to solve challenges
- British police make 'Al-Qaeda plot' searches
- India: Democracy's dance
- 'Lap-dancing nun' performs for Church
- Which globalization will survive?

- In search of a messenger of Avurudu
- A national New Year like no other!
- Avurudu: Joyous recollections
- P.G. Wodehouse: The story you never knew
- Gratiaen Prize: Judges stumble on something new in Lankan writing?
- Taking big steps in life through dance and music
- Why we should support the present government -- Letters to the editor
- Dangerous ‘fun’ -- Letters to the editor
- Mystery of the overnight price hikes -- Letters to the editor
- Easter glory -- Letters to the editor
- The gentleman from the Official Bar -- Appreciation
- Laughter and learning from teacher, mentor and friend -- Appreciation
- The smiling politician who was loved and respected by constituents of all faiths -- Appreciation
- Resurrection of hope
- Time to revive Duwa Passion Play
- Big battle in Batti seas – 67 years ago
- Lanka Mahila Samith celebrates Women's Day
- Synonymous with Maharaja grandeur
- You’ve got to see it to feel the thrill
- Cliff and the Shadows: One last hurrah!
- Semage’s different strokes for Oman art lovers
- A novel that feels true
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Conserving nature through dance
- True to their art
- Breaking free
- Mobile Applications
- What drives the voices
TV Times Articles
- Mr. Sri Lanka unfolds with splendour
- Tintin in town
- Hindi song contest for kids
- Scrum down party at OTSC
- Chandana turns to teaching
- ‘Paradise in Tears’
- Dharmajith introduces Stanislavski’s lessons
- Alien visit to American centre
- Reality Shows on Swarnavahini
- Piyal: Actor turned politician
- ‘Peacock Beach Hotel’: Avurudu Holiday in the Deep South
- SriLankan Airlines supports tourism drive in Middle East
- MICE Destination
- ‘Let’s Party’at the Grand
- It’s Easter Time at the Ceylon Continental
- ‘Avurudu Wasi’ from Ocean View Resorts
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