Passengers arriving at the BIA yesterday filling health declaration forms in view of a possible global swine flu pandemic. Pic: Sanka Vidanagama
‘World’ pressure grows; Lanka won't bow
-Political Column
The news of the change of plans for an important diplomatic encounter between Colombo and New Delhi arrived only night before.
At least now, the CB admits it’s a loan-
The Economic Analysis
The first instalment of relief for the country’s balance of payments is expected shortly. According to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka the negotiations for the stand-by facility of US$ 1.9 billion,
Mexico sees flu outbreak stabilizing
Mexico voiced hope on Friday it might be getting control of an outbreak of a new flu strain that has killed up to 176 people
It’s time for a chat
Few people have hobbies that inspire them and touch the lives of several others too in the process. Royston De Zilwa counts himself fortunate to be in this category.
The dawn of the month of Vesak
May is the month of Vesak – the most precious occasion for Buddhists the world over when they celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing away of the Buddha.

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Begin thinking the right way
Experiences during our childhood play a particularly large role in the shaping of our basic self-esteem. When we were growing up, our successes
Govt. offers amnesty to LTTE
The Government has decided on an amnesty for all LTTE members who lay down their arms and surrender and those currently held in detention without trial, Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told The Sunday Times last night.
Red alert for deadly swine flu
The country's only international airport and all seaports have been placed on 24-hour alert as swine flu -- considered deadlier than the recent Avian flu -- spreads across the world and a WHO 'red alert' is on for a possible global pandemic.
Other News Articles
- Camp doors open for elders to go
- Pro-LTTE mob attacks Indian army convoy
- UN sets guideline for IDP handling
- 600,000 denied right to vote
- Another botched ransom bid
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‘White Man’s burden’
One is unsure whether to laugh or cry at this week's literally 'flying visit' of the Foreign Ministers of Britain and France carrying the White man's burden as it were to ensure that all was well in these uncivilized parts of the world.
A momentous meeting gives reel life to extraordinary monk
Their paths were not meant to cross until 20 days before his passing away, although many were the times she attempted to contact him.
Invisible hand behind Tax Dept. changes
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD)’s administration could come to a standstill tomorrow if the appointed, new Commissioner-General K.T. Chitrasiri doesn’t assume office, a senior IRD official said.
Hambantota unlikely to host a match
The 2011 version of the Cricket World Cup has got on to the highway in earnest with the ICC deciding that the matches will be confined to Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.
  Financial Times
- Govt. offers amnesty to LTTE
- Camp doors open for elders to go
- Pro-LTTE mob attacks Indian army convoy
- Red alert for deadly swine flu
- UN sets guideline for IDP handling
- 600,000 denied right to vote
- Japan pledges US$4 m in emergency humanitarian aid
- Another botched ransom bid
- Court rules Bill does not cover tax write-offs for private sector
- SC wants fact file from Govt.
- Exposition of Sacred Relics for Vesak
- Appointed Anunayake of the Malwatta Chapter
- New CG of Prisons
- Leo Burnett, Triad and JWT dominate Chillies grand show
- Forgotten families of Kalpitiya have nowhere to go
- Away from the battles displaced people face new struggles
- Trapping the elusive Tiger and freeing the people
- Tension in Okanda, Buttala
- Anti-hacking protection for state web sites
- Obama mentions Tissa in statement
- The Dangers of ‘Committing Journalism’ Today is World Press Freedom Day
- Ban urges Govt. to bring Lasanatha's killers to justice
- How free is Lanka's media? SLPI to hold panel talk
- Jailed for covering Zimbabwe
Political Column
‘World’ pressure grows; Lanka won't bow
5th Column

Eat more grass and turn green before the next election!

The Economic Analysis
At least now, the CB admits it’s a loan
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
The gruesome truth: Children used as human bombs
- Binayak Sen case shows dissent is dangerous in India
- Mexico sees flu outbreak stabilizing
- The return of American realism
- Varun: A Product of India's Political System
- Chrysler, urges court to ok re-structuring plan
- Obama to host Afghan - Pak summit
- Invisible hand behind Tax Dept. changes
- Stocks seen rising, companies expect boom when war ends
- At least 50,000 workers lose jobs since January
- Finance companies- confidence yet to be restored
- IMF team in Colombo to discuss $1.9 bln loan
- GK depositors reveal hidden agenda of Ceylinco Consolidated
- Braille bills
- Tackling the recession - COMMENT
- Motor Insurance – What you need to know - IBSL
- Bakery entrepreneur's environmental initiative cuts costs in the business
- Global crisis could be blessing to corporate sector
- Keells Supermarkets offer purchases thro' Internet
- Bidding deadline for South Container Terminal project extended
- Coca-Cola launches Minute Maid Mango
- Banks deny claims of restricted lending
- AMW scholarships and long service awards
- Hameedia's upgrades factories, launches new products
- 17th Annual NCE Export Awards for 2008
- Kotelawala transferred to Prison Hospital
- Ceylinco Finance PLC to be strategically repositioned
- Controversy plagues Chillies again
- Sri Lanka Tourism gears up for post-conflict
- Companies given notice to re-register
- Ceylinco Savings Bank name changed to MBSL Savings Bank
- MBSL reviving failed F&G, interest payments being made
- Business executives to the fore in relief work
- War not affecting GSP+ prospects
- More FR petitions by Ceylinco Depositors
- Bribery Commission finalizing probe in LMS deal
- Mandatory offer gain at Rs 185 million for Eagle
- Tea pluckers earn only around Rs 3,500 per month
- Synergy teams up with Hemas for ‘Insight Out’
- Emirates SkyCargo supports relief effort in Sri Lanka
- IMF streamlines conditions for programmes
- Honda re-launches 'Wing Mark' in Colombo
- Symposium on global recession, options for employers
- Lankans can be confident
- Hambantota unlikely to host a match
- Picking up the pieces
- Nurturing the first-class cricketer
- Three allrounders in Squad
- Arjun kicks Pathana to submission
- St. Joseph’s shock Trinity
- Raut help Royals rout Charges
- Getting ready to rise for the Ashes
- Australia offered doosra coaching
- Dulanjana and Dilan steer Navy
- Skipper Chandimal steers Lankan teens
- Greek Olympic Committee confirm positive test
  Funday Times
- The dawn of the month of Vesak
- Sri Lanka Girl Guides go eco-friendly
- Twilight -- Poem for the week
- Begin thinking the right way
- Promoting access to a prestigious British Degree commencing in September 2009
- Guest Lecture
- Why business has collapsed today?
- How to get that first interview?
- A Parent's Hope, A Student's Dream…
- Sir Arthur C Clarke and Sri Lanka
- The Background
- The difference between dreams and accomplishments is purely desire
- Effectiveness is a process
- Awaken the Unlimited Learning Ability
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- ITS and Oasis Hospital facilitates medical degree programme in Sri Lanka
- GEYEF assists to earn a commonwealth state university degree in India
- Permanent residency in Canada made easy with the new Canadian Experience Class
- The Arabian Dazzle - A Morning with a difference
- A new chapter for CIMA in Pakistan
- MIIT Education Kandy - Avurudu Festival 2009
- ICASL goes to Qatar
- ACCA Workshop on Ethics, Professionalism and Risk management
- Study Pathways for University of Hertfordshire and Swansea University
- Sixth world quiz championships on June 6
- Hilly forests, distinctive architecture await St. John's visitors
- ACBT's university foundation program the gateway to a brighter future

- A momentous meeting gives reel life to extraordinary monk
- An Encounter not to be missed
- BC: 60 years and more plans for Lanka
- End this rampant criminal behaviour -- Letters to the editor
- Hear the voice of our dead heroes -- Letters to the editor
- Beggars who bother motorists at traffic lights -- Letters to the editor
- Did Marlon Brando ever visit Ceylon? -- Letters to the editor
- Kandy-Colombo letter took 11 days! -- Letters to the editor
- In victory or defeat he was the gentleman politician -- Appreciation
- Giant in science was loyal to students and alma mater -- Appreciation
- Pharmaceutical pioneer was a visionary -- Appreciation
- Happy b’day ‘Mother Courage’ -- Appreciation
- Buddhism more scientific than modern science
- Ask the Consul
- Compassion flows from south to north
- Sailing past “Sailon” to distant Cathay
Other Magazine Articles
- It’s time for a chat
- Little book of many themes
- Giving a platform to promising artistes
- In Bawa’s footsteps…
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Versatile musician
- Battling it out on stage
- Building bridges
- Cool styles
TV Times Articles
- Moratuwa Arts forum AGM 2008
- Victory Nite 2009: Dance with Purpose
- Janaka blows winds of courage
- ‘Kuveni’ is back
- Academy awarded movies for May
- ‘Look at Me’ at Alliance Francaise
- South Korea felicitates Lankan cinema
- Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ can turn a new chapter in Tourism
- ‘Small Miracle’ to boost Sri Lanka Tourism
- Kebabs delight at Sheherezade
- Governor’s Style High Tea at MLH
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