Students at the Manik Farm welfare centre in Vavuniya seem to be overjoyed with the new text books they received to continue their education. The text books were distributed on Friday at a ceremony attended by Education Minister Susil Premjayantha. Pic by Priyantha Hewage.
Victory parade and diplomatic charade
-Political Column
The glamour and glitter of a military parade at the Galle Face Green on Wednesday evoked the sentiments of two different generations in two different ways.
The peace dividend: Realistic expectations not excessive optimism is needed
- The Economic Analysis
With the end of the war it is quite natural to be optimistic about the country’s future, especially the nation’s economic prospects.
Battle lines drawn for Lebanon vote
Lebanon's political parties wrapped up their campaigns yesterday ahead of a high-stakes general election pitting pro-Western factions against an alliance led by Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
The man behind Michelle’s clothes
He might be beloved of megawatt celebrities, and worn by America’s new First Lady, but, in person, Narciso Rodriguez is not at all what you might expect of one of New York’s most feted fashion designers.
Mihintale, the holy city comes alive for Poson
June is the month of Poson – a most significant month for Sri Lanka, particularly for Sri Lankan Buddhists. Poson marks the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka which in effect meant the beginning of a great civilization over many centuries.

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How to market yourself to a prospective employer
In seeking employment, you need to market yourself to a prospective employer. Your CV becomes the most powerful tool to do so. In this brief article, I will endeavour to share some important aspects in preparing a CV.
Ban calls for probe: Lanka says no way
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called to probe “any credible accusations of human rights violations” -- war crimes -- committed during the final phase of the war against separatist Tiger guerrillas, but Sri Lanka yesterday rejected the call.
Detained Tamil aid ship may be released: Gotabhaya
The Government is set to release the Syrian flagged MV Captain Ali that is currently detained by the Navy after it illegally crossed into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters with a shipment of humanitarian aid meant for the displaced people in the north, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday.
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- Billions moved out in hedging money despite CB order
- Pottani in IDP banks: Rs. 390 m. in 2 days
- North-South free trade set in motion on A9
- Call for commission to probe privatizations
- Yal Devi at Thandikulama railway station
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Presidents at podium of history
Two leaders – the President of Sri Lanka and the President of the United States of America made addresses this week that were meant to change the course of contemporary history. One, for Sri Lanka specifically, the other, for the world at large.
On your feet, wounded soldier
Pyjama-clad, on crutches, others on wheelchairs and still others in groups playing carrom or draughts or just chatting – all of them injured soldiers in various stages of rehabilitation.
Treasury takes over SLI
A day after the Supreme Court annulled the privatisation of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) over a fraudulent deal, the Finance Ministry took over the management and control of the company and said the SLIC will continue its operations under the existing management headed by the Chief Executive Officer.
Cricket goes to cleared areas
Now its rehabilitation time for the once troubled zone. Sri Lanka Cricket is there in a big way to infuse the cricket madness once again to the North and the East
  Financial Times
- Ban calls for probe: Lanka says no way
- Thantirimale scatters Poson light
- President to visit Myanmar
- Billions moved out in hedging money despite CB order
- Pottani in IDP banks: Rs. 390 m. in 2 days
- North-South free trade set in motion on A9
- Detained Tamil aid ship may be released: Gotabhaya
- Young reporter schol from Kadir Foundation
- Call for commission to probe privatizations
- Yal Devi at Thandikulama railway station
- Foreign job insurance office sealed for now
- After 19 years what is home?
- Promoted as DIGs
- Blow to free media once again
- Amunugama passes last milestone at 101
- Pera turning straw into fuel
- I was always confident - Interview with Defence Secretary (Ret) Colonel Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
- More haste, less speed
- High morale among soldiers was crucial in military victory
- Arms and the LTTE
- Tiananmen protests left Hong Kong stunned
Political Column
Victory parade and diplomatic charade
5th Column
A bouquet from the masses for laying down the law
The Economic Analysis
The peace dividend: Realistic expectations not excessive optimism is needed
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
- British PM vowing to fight on
- Battle lines drawn for Lebanon vote
- Four weeks to say exactly how Carradine died: Thai police
- Party photos nothing to worry about: Berlusconi
- Two pro-Taliban clerics killed in Pakistan shootout
- Words that could heal wounds of centuries
- Treasury takes over SLI
- Tourism Authority to meet foreign missions on travel advisories
- SC grants interim order on oil hedging case
- Single bid for Seylan Bank stake
- Hotels offering ayurveda services told to register
- Inflation direction uncertain
- COMMENT- Privatisation under scrutiny
- Consolidation in Sri Lankan banking sector overdue
- Review - Economic Wisdom For Babies
- Corporate profits ease
- Hotel sector stocks see growth
- Burglar alarms with robberies on the rise
- Window changed my life - Raigam Group founder
- CIMA Global President visits Amba Research
- Malaysia Airlines’ new Manager for Sri Lanka
- PM lashes out at foreign education institutes
- SLI privatization null and void, reverts back to the state
- New repayment plan for GK depositors-SC
- 1st quarter growth shows NDB Bank stability
- Top bankers call for reduced taxes
- HSBC named most valuable international banking brand
- Staff of Hayleys Group attached to the Ceylon Mercantile Union
- MTD Walkers profits up by 177%
- Sri Lankan invention scores at international science fair
- Built - Mech gets certified
- Pfizer-Hemas launch two new products
- Singer gets top brand status
- Coats Thread Lanka to fight fakes, counterfeits
- Fashion show on ‘positive dressing’
- Cricket goes to cleared areas
- Taking cricket beyond 2011
- Sri Lanka can’t afford to falter
- The gift of seeing
- Experienced Kiwis home with ease
- CR’s speed too much for Navy in second half
- Ane! Give me a holiday; I like it like this
- Camillus and Julian at the helm at NCC
- Gateway opens doors at National level
- A dream that came true to two lads from deep down south
- Jones goes into bat for troubled Symonds
- Ex-players stunned by 'shambolic' England
- Squash Federation to conduct ASF Level 1 Coaching Course
- Powell, Thompson pace pre sprint showdown
- Faster, stronger, able to hold an attention span
- New Zealand welcomes back ICL ‘Rebels’
- Royal sitting pretty but no let- ups allowed
- Federer keeps dream alive
- Swimming and Diving C’ships from June 11
- STC win
  Funday Times
- Mihintale, the holy city comes alive for Poson
- Annual Concert
- Zoom
- Fun days for kids from Vavuniya
- One -- Poem for the week
- Kids World
- How to market yourself to a prospective employer
- APIIT Law School - expanding the horizon of legal education
- ENGLISH - Your window to the world
- Top Australian University to be working closely with leading Australian TAFE
- GEYEF assists you to earn a Commonwealth State University Degree in India
- Be a global leader in your chosen field - start an American Degree after O/Levels
- Why I chose to do my B.Sc. at University of Wales
- Kids thrive in a multi-cultural world at Wycherley
- Amazing Memory
- Paradigms of life…
- ICASL goes to Jaffna
- Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a quality education for international students
- ICASL Educational Trust awards 25 student scholarships
- Joanna accepted at UC
- HND in Construction Management of the (CSCT) Accredited by CIOB UK
- Distinguished Toastmaster Padmini makes Sri Lanka proud
- Inspiring the Next, Career Fair 2009 - University of Kelaniya
- Mr. Hillary Costa - a true noble and a committed Master of our time, retires
- Toastmasters International joins hands with CIM Sri Lanka Region to launch the first CIM Toastmasters' Club
- Centre for Global Opportunities, your access to global education
- Be a Telecommunication Engineer
- Sri Lanka-born elected CIMA Global President
- Learning Essential Camp in English Medium
- Changing the learning landscape - launch of Edexcel's IGCSE 2009

- On your feet, wounded soldier
- Are we going to punish 3 doctors who served in war zone? -- Letter to the editor
- Fragrance of the Dhamma -- Letter to the editor
- Let us go back to the way we were -- Letter to the editor

I pray that you steer us towards prosperity -- Letter to the editor

- A walking encyclopedia who knew his literature as well as his medicine -- Appreciation
- Jetavana, back to the people
- The amazing saga of Mihintale
- Marvels of art and sculpture
- The three phases of Thantirimale
- Awards for two Sunday Times photographers
- Ask the US Consul
- A word in season
- The sincerity of her work speaks
- Celebrating diversity
- Simple objects with deep insights into mind and body
- Large Samadhi Buddha statue for New Jersy
- Sri Lankans in Israel celebrate Vesak
- Holy Cross College gets new sports complex
Other Magazine Articles
- The man behind Michelle’s clothes
- A weave from the east
- Segar the realist and modernist
- Stamped with sweet history
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Formula for fun
- Potpourri of creation
- Body of Lies (2008)
- Hon. Puss returns to the Wendt!
- Fusion technology
- Classic fusion
TV Times Articles
- Moscow Orchestra in Sri Lanka
- Sing along with Annesley at Palm Beach
- Bradby Night and ‘Banker’s Night’ at the Margarita Blue
- ‘A Beautiful Mind’; a battle against mind
- Asterix at Alliance
- Raigam rewards teledrama talents
- Kapuwa and Tharavo come to town
- ‘Ira Handa Yata’ on the web
- Chandrasiri brings the tale of ‘Dutugemunu’ to cinema
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