Long arm of the law not long enough
Gampaha District UPFA provincial council candidate Kingsley Kasthuriarachchi, still wanted for questioning by the police for the past 11 days in connection with the killing of a JVP member in Veyangoda on April 6, is seen engaged in a friendly chat with a police officer in the Kirindiwela area yesterday during a campaign meeting. See Page 3 for related story.Pic by Saman Kariyawasam..

End of the way for Norway- Political Column
A two-day pause in 'offensive operations' and a relative lull during the festive season did not take the world spotlight away from Sri Lanka. Nor did it dull some significant domestic developments.
Not merely a balance of payments crisis- The Economic Analysis
The current economic crisis is generally looked upon as a problem in the balance of payments and a foreign exchange crisis. It is often interpreted as a crisis caused by the global downturn and recession.
Crime and corruption taint India's democracy
Rahul Deepankar, a distinguished Indian physician from Chicago, said goodbye to his roaring practice to contest election in his country. Being a dalit, he thought he had all the advantages of contesting from a reserved seat.
Shehan’s winning googly
Shehan Karunatilaka still has the tickets for every music concert he’s ever been to; the Police, Suzanne Vega and Travis jostle for space alongside The Red Hot Chilli Peppers on a board tacked to a wall in his home.
Parliament is shifted to Sri Jayewardenepura
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.

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Investing the difference
Money! It's one of the most psychologically charged issues of our lives. Most people will give up much more valuable things than money in order to earn more of it; such as, giving up time spent with their families and friends, putting themselves
UN call for pause in fighting rejected
A United Nations move for a pause in the fighting in the northern Wanni battle zone -- a prelude to a sea-based evacuation operation of trapped civilians – has met with stiff opposition from the Government.
Rs. 92 billion oil hedging dispute goes for arbitration
The Government’s talks with commercial banks over the US$ 800 million (Rs. 92 billion) oil-hedging dispute have collapsed and the issue will be decided by international arbitration, Minister Sarath Amunugama said yesterday.
- Govt. acts to save face in EPC
- Lull in fighting
- Errors in poll cards, double registration raise questions
- Lies, damned lies and strange statistics - RANDOM THOUGHTS
- What waste on the Western front - The Sunday Times INSIGHT
  More News
Electing white elephants
While the Government engages an increasingly-agitated International Community, especially 'Election-India' seeking a ceasefire in and around the 'safe zone' in the Wanni,
“Westward ho!”
This fascinating account flows, alas! not from my pen, and I claim no authorship. But let me tell you of how I chanced upon the story. I found a copy of an old “Veerakesari” newspaper with a grainy photograph of a Jaffna Thoni
Chambers concerned over NBL hike
Leading chambers of commerce and industry in Sri Lanka are expressing serious concerns about the impending increase in the Nation Building Levy (NBL) to 3% from 1% and its effect on businesses.
Thilan, Dilshan go up the ladder
Thilan Samaraweera, who, of late, has become one of the most reliable batsmen in the Lankan line-up, has been included in category two of the SLC yearly contract.
Heard about Baha?
Five-year-old Kavishka Dilshan, with his head in plaster, is walking around Ward 12 of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, oblivious of the fact that he is a tiny trailblazer in Sri Lanka.
  Financial Times
- UN call for pause in fighting rejected
- Rs. 92 billion oil hedging dispute goes for arbitration
- Govt. acts to save face in EPC
- Lull in fighting
- Govt. to borrow Rs.150 b. through Treasury Bills
- Two arrested after girl’s body found in pit
- Tamil leader convicted of terrorism charges
- A call for peace amidst kiribath and vadai in California
- Death in Qatar: Family wants full explanation
- Suspects but no arrests
- In-fighting within parties intensifies ahead of polls
- Tissa: A great story ends
- Election fever dampens May Day preparations
- Errors in poll cards, double registration raise questions
- Lies, damned lies and strange statistics - RANDOM THOUGHTS
- Lanka not central issue in Tamil Nadu polls
- Avurudu horror for youth as police go on rampage
- PCs will work if the correct people are elected: Ruwan
- Prasanna predicts landslide victory
- Only the JVP can bring positive changes to the PC system: Waruna
- What waste on the Western front - The Sunday Times INSIGHT
Political Column
End of the way for Norway
5th Column

Beware the outbursts of charity and honesty flooding the city!

The Economic Analysis
Not merely a balance of payments crisis
Inside the glass house
- Chambers concerned over NBL hike
- Golden Key directors begin declaring assets
- Big names vie for Seylan stake
- Consumer durables take high tariff hit
- Loan recovery suspension in SME stimulus package
- DFCC’s directorships in ComBank questioned at AGM
- Managing ‘debt and smiles’
- Economic woes mount as war winds down
- BoC and People’s Bank are Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands
- US pledges one billion dollars to help stabilise PAK
- Dialog first to pilot HSPA+ at 21 Mbps
- Passport Office makes massive profits in 2008
- Ceylinco Insurance makes mammoth Rs. 20 billion in 2008
- Corporate governance, greed and arrogance
- Ombudsman brings quick relief
- Home grown economic model to spur Sri Lanka
- Hard times ahead for Sri Lanka
- SriLankan trains more youngsters for careers as pilots
- CIMA CEO Forum with SIM focused on responsibilities and opportunities beyond the war
- 'Me ape rata' - Seeking a broader dialogue on tourism - Book Review
- Canora Hotel in Kandy –hope in a struggling industry
- NTB offers new package
- Riyadh, Dammam tourism promotional roadshows successful
- Chillies 2009 'Creativity in Two Worlds' highlights Japanese, Indian culture
- UAL mandatory offer extended till May 4
- Global crisis dragging down poor countries
- Advertising perceived negatively in society
- US still bled by recession but recovery hope grows
- HNB in safe drinking water project in Anuradhapura
- Maliban introduces ‘Maliban Milk’
- FCCISL leads 40-member mission to China
- Malaysia Airlines discounts to 35 cities worldwide
- IMF seeks views on its transparency policy
- Avoiding sharp rupee depreciation to help manage public debt in 2009
- Inflation to drop due to falling purchasing power
- NDB Bank expands operations in Piliyandala
  IMedi Scene
- Heard about Baha?
- Goodness of Gotu kola
- Fitting response to a fit
- Do you yearn for a good night’s sleep?
- Asthma: Don’t let it stop you from living a full life
- Aura of healing
- Cervical Spondylosis - real pain in the neck
- 'Endoscopy' What you need to know
- Achy breaky heart
- Fat- friend or foe?
- Common problem beginning with ‘C’
- Thilan, Dilshan go up the ladder
- Losing focus
- The lethal pickle
- After all the Umpires are Human too
- These shoes are made for walking
- Aravinda, Gayan reign supreme
- Indunil knocking on the door
- Rugby: It’s a right royal mess
- Sana, Mali and Sachin join forces to down Super Kings
- Kingswood looking for glory again
- Lankans just three games away from glory
- Bring on Australia and Pakistan, say proud Afghanistan
- Relay Carnival on the track
- Old Maristonians Inter batch Sports Carnival 2009
  Funday Times
- Parliament is shifted to Sri Jayewardenepura
- What is the G20?
- Poetry -- Poem for the week
- Crime and corruption taint India's democracy
- Obama offers talks to Cuba
- Zardari calls for help in fighting terrorism
- Indian politicians demand protection from flying shoes
- Britain's MI5 seeking real 'Q'
- Homes damaged Bangladesh cyclone
- A spectacle of free India – few can match her
- After handshake, Chavez gives book to Obama
- Investing the difference
- "Whimsical": A concert with a cause
- BCS Professional Examinations in IT
- Sulochana receives 2009 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in US
- Computer Typesetting and DTP courses for School leavers at Sri Lanka Institute of printing
- "Is your child after O/L? Consider the smarter route to a University Degree"
- If you are good at it then, sky is the limit
- Gigabyte joins hands with Redington Sri Lanka
- Pan Asia Bank continues to invest in Human Capital with CIMA
- Praguna to provide ergonomics training and auditing to their clients
- O/Level results are out, start a top Australian degree now!
- When do I need to apply for my student visa?
- Royal College Colombo forms THE FIRST GAVEL CLUB
- ACCA rocks the night with fresher's Eve '09
- IIHS aims to provide quality healthcare education
- After O' Levels at Mercury

- “Westward ho!”
- A one-stop clinic to catch it in time
- Cupful of cure
- Tussle over tusks
- Bewailing sad fate of Bawa house on Alfred Place -- Letters to the editor
- Sordid state of affairs in our private sector -- Letters to the editor
- Hail, the saviours of our nation -- Letters to the editor
- Dr. Algama’s unique ‘sree veena’ should be preserved for posterity -- Letters to the editor
- Orthopaedic surgeon revered in Lanka and overseas -- Appreciation
- Giant in the field of obstetrics -- Appreciation
- Tribute to a beloved grandmother -- Appreciation
- Asian NGOs must lead in Asia
- ‘Kaw Ama Watura: The Life of Christ in Sinhala Verse’ reproduced after 60 years
- Magical book for children
- OSC primary school celebrates Sinhala/Tamil New Year as part of curriculum
- Musical evening to raise funds for LRH
- SLAF Seva Vanitha gives helping hand to Morawewa residents
- CRL Youth Day today
- Battaramulla Rotary Club launches projects for people of Patapiligama
- Cosy hideaway on scenic slopes
- Hampi’s timeless appeal
Other Magazine Articles
- Shehan’s winning googly
- A floral serendipity
- Paper beauties
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Doggone love
- Dances that flourish
- Role Models (2008)
- Mini Laptop
- Most anticipated movies in 2009
- Revamping looks
TV Times Articles
- ‘Serendib 2009’: Italian stage for Lankan stars
- Extra-Terrestrial visit at American Center
- Talents of VAFA students on show
- Benette tells the truth behind the war
- Come back of ‘Tharawo Igilethi’
- Udayakantha shines with ‘Paya Enna Hiruse’
- ‘U’ a delightful animation
- Sun, sand and ‘Sanmira’
- Hawker Street at Trans Asia
- The strategic positioning of brand Sri Lanka in focus at ITB Berlin
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