President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife being led by Diyawadana Nilame Dela Bandara to the Sri Dalada Maligawa yesterday to pay homage to the sacred Tooth Relics and meet the Mahanayake Theras of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters. The Mahanayake Theras conferred on the President the title ‘Vishvakeerthi Threesinhaladishwara’. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam
As Lanka celebrates, Govt. faces war with the West -Political Column
Please tell them my patience is running out. Let them not think I am a weak leader. I will meet up with any challenge they pose. If that happens, it can be their end.
New minibrand economic diplomacy
-The Economic Analysis
We have witnessed some of the strangest exercises in diplomacy touching the economy of the country. First, it was British, second it was American.
Indian PM announces key cabinet posts
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh distributed key cabinet portfolios on Saturday after the Congress party's resounding victory in national elections.
In search of Ravana in Sri Lanka
In a tourist emporium in New Delhi I was being hassled by an overzealous sales assistant. I was getting bored with fending him off. “How about a beautiful statue of Ganesh?” he asked
The Trade-centre in Colombo
This event took place in 1521 A. D. After this, the Kotte kingdom was to be divided into three. King Jayaweera of Kandy, who was also known as King Vickramabahu, had to intervene in the matter.

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Government has retained samples of body-parts of Liberation Tigers (LTTE) leader Velupillai Prabhakaran for DNA tests before he was cremated on Wednesday in Mullaitivu.
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- Well done, says Pakistan
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The war ends, the battle for peace begins
In war, to the victor go the fruits of victory, while the vanquished end up with just deserts. That has been the age-old lesson, and this week, after all too long, the Commander-in-Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was able to announce victory and declare an insurgency of nearly 30 years, closed.
Then they were tears of pain, now happiness
A conflict that had taken a heavy toll of this land reached its bitter end this week with the LTTE’s defeat at the hands of the armed forces. As news of the final victory reached the rest of the country, there was an overwhelming mood of celebration.
Econ boom in the north soon
Sri Lanka’s northeast region is set for a mini-economic boom in coming months – once the LTTE-freed north is cleared for take-off – with the private sector preparing for huge investments to make up for years of lost opportunities.
Duleep Mendis removed - Minister not kept informed
Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge has summoned the Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee for a meeting in the coming week regarding the removal of its CEO Duleep Mendis from the 2011 World Cup Committee.
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- NGOs smuggling IDPs out — Govt.
- Govt. ready for DNA test as Prabha is cremated
- India, China back Sri Lanka at HRC
- India’s new FM says Lanka should address root cause of Tamil problem
- UN boss asks for “unimpeded access” to IDP camps
- Parents have one hurdle less in putting children into primary school
- Well done, says Pakistan
- Separatist threat will never raise its head again – President
- Six killed when bus hits lorry in Tangalle
- Defence Secretary being felicitated
- President addresses biggest ever gathering in his career - with hatred to none
- Dilapidated school building a threat
- Wanni IDPs face difficulties in Jaffna
- Huge demand for national flag
- Merit attained in past birth led to my release, says sailor
- Let us wash away the stains and smears
- Warning of heavy showers, strong winds
- Military strengthens presence in Wanni
- There’s both pain and happiness
- A soldier family rejoices: “We are free now”
- Time to address other issues say Uni. students
- Hopes for political solution amidst economic concerns
- The end of Eelam War IV and the end of a bloody era
- Targeting disease, child abuse prevention in IDP camps
- President is in a strong position to convince the Sinhalese for a solution to Tamil problem
- The trail of terror
- Peace that the LTTE spurned
- “No more minorities”- translating the concept into reality
- David Miliband's piccolo diplomacy
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As Lanka celebrates, Govt. faces war with the West
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You gave it your all and showed them ‘we can’
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New minibrand economic diplomacy
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
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- Indian PM announces key cabinet posts
- Charged with graft, ex- South Korea President commits suicide
- Econ boom in the north soon
- Calling all Sri Lankans to rebuild
- Jetwing must make mandatory offer-SEC
- Finance industry now stable
- IBSL to discuss Janashakthi at next board meeting
- UN donor meeting end-June
- ‘At last …we can make money’
- COMMENT- Developing the north
- Right of reply - MBSL Chairman clarifies Computer Island cas
- CB rejects S&P report, reviews relationship with rating agency
- Three Ceylinco Directors remanded, 3-member committee appointed to value GK assets
- Sri Lanka tourism cashing in on peace
- Singha Cement producer helps IDPs
- Business and trade chambers hail victory over LTTE
- Commercial Bank supports IDPs
- Tourism gearing up for good winter
- WB suggests revitalising pension system
- HNB net in 1Q2009-10 fell but income grew by 14%
- GSK donates medicines for Sri Lanka's displaced
- Entrepreneurship issues at the ST Business Club
- Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka offers expertise
- Letter- Plantation workers get reasonable pay-EFC
- BOC 1Q09 net profit soars by107%
- International trade issues impact on Hayleys profits
- Aeturnum gets major US award
- Top business persons get special airport lounge
- GK issue - where the government went wrong
- Maliban Milk shows 100% sales in last 12 months
- Discussing power conservation measures in AC comfort
- More foreign exchange flowing in-CB
- Australia provides Rs 3.2 bln assistance to Sri Lanka
- Intel's Sri Lankan partners at Asia summit
- Some US$250 bln cost of lost opportunities in war
- F&G directors to disclose assets
- Promising future for Lankan economy-CB
- Serendib CEO Srilal to retire
- Entrust Investments not viable
- Sri Lanka at a disadvantage from global TRIPS agreement
- ICTA awards Rs 21 million in grants for rural projects
- Mobitel aids YouthMax to enhance IT skills of rural youth
- CIMA World President speaks at The Bankers Club meeting
- Seminar on 'how to win friends'
- Maldives, new member of ILO
- Duleep Mendis removed - Minister not kept informed
- Sri Lanka tightrope walking
- Food for thought for the big league of cricket!
- Rugby violence a curse that must stop
- The team that made history for Royal
- Abu Dhabi willing to bail out Pakistan
- Trinity survive Peter’s challenge
- Roaring Royal at it again - drub Mahanama
- CSA welcomes ICL players
- McGrath hints at IPL retirement
- Isipatana in lacklustre win
- Johnson relishes chance to attack Strauss
- The word Australia not daunting
- Living to swim and swimming to live
- Errol needs your assistance
- Royals to challenge Charges
- Battle of the Blues spreads to the pool
- Kandy overcome Air Force 27-6
- Kingswood down St.Anthony’s 40-12
- More questions than answers in Federer quest
- Two defeats in three games: Trinity cautiously optimistic
- It’s Bradby time again
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- Kids World
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- Seasons -- Poem for the week
- AEI : A popular destination for Higher and Vocational Education among Sri Lankan students
- Managing stress for career success
- PCJT is the secret to reach the unseen high salaried IT job market
- Singapore Informatics celebrates 15 years of service to the education sector of Sri Lanka
- NMIT offers a degree of difference to study in Australia
- All you need is London O/Levels
- Another successful milestone
- Don’t try to run before you learn to walk properly
- Habits for highly effective life…
- Speed Reading
- London University celebrates its 150th Anniversary
- RI - Striving for the best
- SAITM offers a degree in Interactive Multimedia
- Kelaniya MBA students visit India - EDI Campus
- Deputy Chairman congratulating a Deputy Head Prefect
- Study@ Legenda and gain UK Degrees in Malaysia
- Internship - Preparation for career success
- e-Commerce and Cutting Edge Technology for your future Business Success!
- Middlesex University full scholarships for ICBT campus students
- Experience the Britishness with PAC Asia - Study Abroad
- CIMA President in Sri Lanka
- AIS Graduation
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- A concentration of sheer goodwill -- Letter to the editor
- Our leader needs our support -- Letter to the editor
- May all beings be well and happy -- Letter to the editor

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- Sunset and classical music
- Carving out a winning sculpture
- Book launch and lecture: Another National Trust event
- A book for both entrepreneurs and serial guests
- The Humble Oruwa and a not-so-humble me
- Sir Cyril de Zoysa: A man of vision and courage
- Designs inspired by ancient cultures
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- magazine -- Cover of the week
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- Sarachchandra’s plays on the stage
- ‘Agni’ storms Negombo for 2nd anniversary
- ‘Million Dollar Baby’
- ‘Paya Enna Hiruse’ : A lesson in life of a teacher
- Eight scouts on a dangerous task
- The winners of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’
- ‘Aadaraneeya Poornima’ : Tale of love every weekday
- ‘Indra Manel’:Family resort by the river
- Serendib Lounge for Fly SmiLes members
- AC celebrates 60 years with sculpture competition
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