Brigadier Shavindra Silva, Commanding officer of the 58 Division, and other officers mapping out their next move in the Puthumathalan area. The picture was taken during a military-sponsored tour of media personnel to the frontlines on Friday. Pic by Gemunu Wellage.
India trips Lanka at winning post?- Political Column
The end of a gruelling two-and-half-decade long phase of the separatist war is now nearer than ever before - and just as the Security Forces are inching towards a finality, the international pressure to stop the fighting has also reached a peak.
Are we heading towards a debt trap?-The Economic Analysis
There is considerable concern as to whether the country is heading towards a debt trap. This is a situation where the debt service payments are of such a magnitude that servicing of the debt requires further borrowing and then a country moves into a situation of defaulting on its debt servicing and repayment obligations.
Deadly new flu strain threatens Mexico, U.S.
Mexican and U.S. health officials searched today for signs of an outbreak of a new flu strain that is spreading further, after it killed up to 68 people in Mexico and infected eight in the United States.
Going avant garde with heritage
Talented young designers from the Moratuwa University working in the fields of fashion and textiles, jewellery, ceramics, graphics and communication and furniture will be exhibiting their various designs at the Colombo Art Gallery from May 3-5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A scarcity of food in the Fort
King Vijayabahu got the armies he requested from the Zamorin. It was named the Malabar army. The king's army too joined them. Together they besieged the Colombo Fort. The Portuguese faced a food shortage.

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Learning and developing personal values through education
Many people think that education is all about book learning and passing exams. Undoubtedly this is partly true, but the "real" education comes from developing personal values and living these values.
Hedges Court Residencies offers an unmatched ownership plan
Hedges Court Residencies is a fully owned subsidiary of Central Finance Co. PLC; a prestigious and respected public quoted Blue Chip LMD 50 Company.

No halt in operations: Gotabhaya
The Government yesterday strongly rebutted claims by Indian leaders that Sri Lanka would stop the war against the LTTE. “There was no call by the two visiting Indian emissaries for a cessation of hostilities,” Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, told The Sunday Times.
Appeal Court Judge as Tax Chief

In an unprecedented move, the government is to appoint an Appeal Court Judge to serve concurrently as the Commissioner-General of Inland Revenue while the present Tax Chief S. Angammana has already been moved to the Finance Ministry, government officials said yesterday.

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- Errors deny voters their franchise
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Sharing the blame
Video clips of civilian casualties in Puthukkudiyiruppu seem to have added strength to those foreign Governments and agencies pressurising the Sri Lankan Government to stop its final thrust to liquidate the LTTE's conventional fighting machinery.
Princess to reign the northern rails again
Vivid are the memories of scrambling into the compartments at Anuradhapura; people sprawled full-length across the seats fast asleep; tapping them awake to get some room to sit; and burly, bleary-eyed men sullenly and reluctantly stretching up off the seats.
Oil hedging: 3 banks file for arbitration
Attorney General Mohan Peiris and two senior state counsels flew to London earlier this week for consultations of arbitration proceedings in relation to the controversial oil hedging deals, an AG Department source told The Sunday Times FT.
Mendis will represent all CEOs at ICC meeting
Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket Duleep Mendis has been invited for third consecutive year to represent the CEO fraternity of the International Cricket Conference at the annual meeting of the ICC Cricket Committee which will be held in London on 11 and 12 May.
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ICTA offers assistance to replicate proven ICT projects
Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) says that several successful pilot projects of relevance to Society are now ready to be replicated by the right implementers.
  Financial Times
- No halt in operations: Gotabhaya
- Appeal Court Judge as Tax Chief
- Govt. ready to work with UN on post conflict issues
- Youth killed in post-polls incident
- Ballot boxes swapped, says UNP’s Ravi
- Chartered chemist goes to Supreme Court
- May Day Workers’ Mass as usual
- Newspaper to serialise editor’s 58-day ordeal in police custody
- N’ Eliya spring festival disappoints visitors
- Nation building to cost the consumer
- Errors deny voters their franchise
- Firefight continues, no civilian exodus
- Trinity loses Asgiriya grounds
- Young ruggerite allegedly abducted and killed
- The dark midnight is over, they watch for the dawn
- On the verge of watershed victory
- 65% turnout at WPC elections
- Signed photos rejected at Kalutara polling booths
- Armed gangs intimidate Colombo Central voters
- ID technicalities affect Gampaha performance
  We are coping with the exodus, says Govt.
  Leopard shooting raises questions
  ‘Hope Cancer Hospital Project’ at a standstill
  Relief for displaced people
  Surgical brilliannce saves impaled woodcutter
  Blake named America’s top South Asia diplomat
Political Column
India trips Lanka at winning post?
5th Column

A bigger battle? Hot on our heels, leaves us cold though!

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Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
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- ICTA's second quarterly newsletter out now
- Admissibility of Computer Evidence under Sri Lankan Law
- Free registration of citizens through "Nenasala"
- ICTA and Ministry for better local authority governance
- Singapore Informatics celebrates 15 years in Sri Lanka
  Free Hold
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- SANASA Development Bank surpasses Rs.300 million pre tax profit for 2008
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- People's Bank - The driving force of the Sri Lankan People
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- Oil hedging: 3 banks file for arbitration
- Dialog says 300 staff accept Voluntary Resignation Scheme
- Dubai investors seek Lankan hotels
- CDB soon a finance co.
- CB calls for details of GK depositors, employees
- Factories using temporary lay off provisions eligible for Export Reward Scheme
- Farm-vegetables to supermarkets
- Helping the displaced
- All directors of GK companies restricted from overseas travel
- Reporting of related-party transactions too late to shareholders
- Displaced people helped by tourism industry
- NCE congratulates armed forces, govt. on efforts to eradicate terrorism
- Sri Lanka Ad industry – long way to go
- Management Review of Annual Reports
- Grey Colombo's historic win at 2009 Global Effie
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- Rajapaksa meets Libyan businessmen in Tripoli
- On ethics and corporate governance
- US dollar reaches record Rs 120
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- CB says IMF $1.9 bln loan finalised
- Treats for Emirates’ Skywards members
- FCCISL, regional chambers praise northern rescue operation
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- Interest rates across the board seen falling --CB
- Mobitel provides election results via SMS
- Microfinance for inclusive development and sustainable growth
- Presidential award for Spence hotel in the Maldives
- CB reduces penal rates and revises reserve money targets
- IMF - Global economy to shrink by 1.3% in 2009
- Further action needed to reinforce signs of market recovery - IMF
- Amana Takaful Insurance records Rs. 1 billion in premium income
- Petition filed in SC on Default Taxes (Special Provisions) Bill
- New campaign to reduce deaths and damage from road accidents
- NBT increase not hurting exporters
- Book on Sri Lankan birds published in Russian
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- Five shortlisted to submit tenders for Seylan
- Serendib Lounge access for FlySmiLes members
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- Chillies 2009 redefines awards
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- 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
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- Learning and developing personal values through education
- Sri Sumangala College Panadura completes 100 years
- Toastmastering for teenagers
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- Princess to reign the northern rails again
- A stitch in time helps battle-scarred soldiers
- When all have forgotten them, Lifeline reaches out
- Norway asked for it -- Letters to the editor
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- Interesting historical-nautical-insights -- Letters to the editor
- To a soldier at the warfront -- Letters to the editor
- A great but humble man remembered -- Appreciation
- He worked for the welfare of common man -- Appreciation
- Grateful daughter paints portrait of a wonderful friend -- Appreciation
- He captured a culture in two languages and two media forms -- Appreciation
- Spreading the message of Maitreya during Vesak
- Always the master craftsman
- The Tissa I knew, the Tissa we lost
- Tintagel gets into hot list of top travel mag
- Dr. Miththapala on elephants
- Remembering late President Premadasa
- Visionary book with message even for today
- Triad tells the story of its first 15 years
- Sensitive plays with good dose of humour
- Going avant garde with heritage
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