Writing on the wall: Bill boards have sprung up in Colombo city and outstations with the slogans that President Mahinda Rajapaksa should continue to remain as the President. Our phorographer captured one such city billboard saying the president who won the 30-year war should be the king for 60 years. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam
A new song and a new style
When young Noel Brian Ranasinghe and his band got into coloured sarongs, straw-hats and with bare feet sang a strange kind of baila, it was not unusual for people to call them all sorts of names
‘Errant’ companies to be struck off - Registrar
The Registrar of Companies is taking steps to strike off several companies that have failed to apply for re-registration which is a requirement under the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007.
The Middle East in motion
I do not know why but the fact remains that India-America relations are better under the Republicans than the Democrats. Idea-wise or ideology-wise, Indians should feel closer to the latter but it does not happen that way.
Achievers awarded (Quality Training Partnership) QTP
Achievers Lanka Business School was awarded Quality Training Partner ( QTP) by CIMA - UK with in a period of three years from inception. ACHIEVERS Lanka Business School established in 2006
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have emerged triumphant from the horror of Lahore last march when gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team
Walking in water
It's a swimming pool in the heart of Colombo 7, the NCC to be exact, and in the last lane instead of swimming one person is walking, gingerly raising his feet, one step at a time while another is jogging in the water.
Move for President to stay on without polls
The government proposes to introduce constitutional amendments aimed at extending the term of office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, without holding a presidential election, Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon told the Sunday Times yesterday.
New flu : Don’t panic, but be prepared
As four children confirmed with the influenza infection AH1N1 and several more suspected cases were isolated at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) at Angoda, both national and international health authorities urged the public not to panic but be alert, assuring that systems were in place in Sri Lanka to face this pandemic.
Other News Articles
- Beware of this e- mail vulture
- History being crushed for harbour
- Citi Bank Colombo chief transferred
- Political pressures continue over IMF loan
- Another referendum in the offing?
Don’t digress from the middle path
A new post cold war world order is taking shape nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the subsequent ascendency of Russia and China in international affairs.
Lanka’s dual track foreign relations
-Political Column
Moments after the cabin door connected to the air bridge, weary passengers emerged to walk past equally weary security officials. One of them in a trouser and jacket was greeted by consular officials of the Canadian High Commission in Colombo.
From guarded optimism to economic prosperity
-The Economic Analysis
The current balance of payments problem may be resolved by large sums of foreign funds for resettlement and reconstruction.
Raring to go but not quite so
After several false starts, finally, Sri Lanka officially has a railway museum. That is the good news. The bad news is that though it was officially declared open last month,
Chance for everyone to climb to the top
Thanks to the establishment of a higher education institution 31 years ago this month, Sri Lankans anywhere in the country can take their own time
  Financial Times
- Move for President to stay on without polls
- Beware of this e- mail vulture
- History being crushed for harbour
- Citi Bank Colombo chief transferred
- Political pressures continue over IMF loan
- Another referendum in the offing?
- O Tempora, O Mores, O Hell
- New flu : Don’t panic, but be prepared
- The Commission acted as a deterrent: Justice Udalagama
- All police officers should be reminded of their responsibilities, says Presidential Commission
- Abductions, disappearances and unexplained killings continue in North and East
- Monk’s death puzzles villagers, as police investigations continue
- Mining industry has become the pits, say frustrated investors
- Ding-dong dengue battle: GMOA appeals to President
- Extortion racket exposed
- CCD busts gang preying on businessmen
- Latest arrival joins Pygmy Hippo family
- DIG Traffic gets new duties
- Government lifts restrictions on fishing in north
- Bus service resumes after 3 years
- PC nabbed for soliciting bribe
- Ousted by HSZ, now displaced by railway
- Free access this year to Madhu festival
- ‘A’ not for apple but for arecanut
Political Column
Lanka’s dual track foreign relations
5th Column

So simple! Stretch your hemline to keep them away!

The Economic Analysis
Foreign aid relief for balance of payments has limitations
Focus on Rights
Inside the glass house
- India hurt by Obama moves
- Whither Europe in Obama's new world order
- Unique Pak community faces Taliban terror
- Swine flu vaccine ready for tests after pandemic declared
- Zardari vows to fight Taliban 'until the end'
- N.Korea defies UN with more nuclear threats
- Ahmadinejad wins disputed Iran vote; riots in Tehran
- Harry: ‘I was re-offered SLIC’
- 2003 Govt. should have annulled SLIC privatization
- More work for struggling musicians
- Foreign banks keen on bonds
- New owners at Lanka Orix Securities
- Crude prices rising in recent months
- Investment prospects in the North
- COMMENT- Future of privatisation
- No moral, spiritual values in mad rush for money-Ariyaratne
- Labour Tribunal - Its creation and creator
- North and East being primed for economic activity
- AirAsia launches Colombo – Kuala Lumpur route
- Nawaloka Hospitals voted most valued brand in health sector
- RAM Ratings Lanka appoints new CEO
- First major post-war investor confab for regional development
- Banks to expand services in the north
- Bharti looking hook up with MTN
- Russel’s gets new catering consultant
- Inclusive buildings needed to speed up war recovery
- Lankan Embassy in Brussels calls for early revision of travel advisories
- Collective Agreement with CMU not in force- Hayleys
- Piramal hopes to make profits in the third quarter
- Goodyear’s DuraPlus promises to run more miles
- Aitken Spence reports highest ever pre-tax profit
- Economic Summit takes on Sri Lanka’s future prospects
- Hambantota-Manchester partnership wins top international award
- National Research Centre to counter human trafficking
- Sri Lankan officials clear doubt about war ending
- JKH’s sustainability report
- Brandix helping IDPs
- F&G Depositors allowed to proceed with FR case
- Seminar on communication equipment
- SLTPB gears up for brand re-launch
- Comprehensive GK repayment plan may get delayed
  Medi Scene
- Walking in water
- HEART BYPASS SURGERY Fast tracking recovery, long term health
- Understanding & coping with Multiple Sclerosis
- What you should know about anaesthesia?
- FEBRILE SEIZURE:? Parents, DON’T panic
- When a disc in your spine plays up
- Rising diabetes in Sri Lanka
- Dengue - More to think about
- IPL gone wrong
- Clubs seek court redress against SLC ruling
- Sitting with the Council
- Against all odds the Lankans have proved their worth
- Sangakkara says ‘Dilshan is a pioneer’
- Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate against Windies
- England women bid for final double over White Ferns
- All Blacks square series in gruelling battle
- Aboriginal team follows pioneers to UK
- Duckworth-Lewis Could Get A Revamp
- Big money up for grabs
- Supechala spins Joes to victory
- Cleared areas in North and East get the taste of cricket
- Gayle wary of India revenge
  Funday Times
- Chance for everyone to climb to the top
- The oasis -- Poem for the week
- Kids World
- Water!
- Young artists of Rajans at 'Roo 2009'
- Achievers awarded (Quality Training Partnership) QTP
- APIIT Law School - Unique, Modern and Vibrant
- Light de Esprit
- Our Guidance……Your Choice……A Secure Future Universal Student Consultants
- Eleven of the world's top 15 universities are American
- "BUBBLING" - How to recall everything you want at exams or at any moment
- The Personal Bank Account
- New Openings for Financial Professionals
- Wycherley moulding fully fledged youth to face challenges of tomorrow
- Obesity- A fast growing concern for children today
- How To Stop Panic Attacks?
- How to implement strategic planning: Vision statement, mission statement, values
- How and when to empower people
- Millennium concepts - the right connection
- Successful goal setting for career management
- ACTOS - the focus group of Sri Lankan ICT trainers appoints new office bearers for 2009/2010
- Think 'green' today with Green Earth® Group
- Preparing children to face the challenges of tomorrow
- Think Smart. Think Nottingham. Think Aspirations
- Staffordshire University collaborates with APIIT
- SBS creates outstanding professionals
- Basics in Marketing
- British Council Colombo brings you the first ever summer school
- Personal development: Why work?
- PR diving in to the web
- Education of a Lifetime @ Sunway University College
- CIMA at Imperial College - The true learning experience

- Raring to go but not quite so
- OPA should award medals of honour to the armed forces -- Letter to the editor
- Thinking and feeling Sri Lankan -- Letter to the editor
- Shame on you, Milinda Moragoda -- Letter to the editor
- Another maverick’s encounter with Leonard Woolf in Jaffna -- Appreciation
- The memories that will linger -- Appreciation
- A brave spirit and woman of substance -- Appreciation
- Athula’s own eco treatment for IDP camps
- Ramya wins award in Guardian Orange First Words Contest
- Hidden talents now on show
- Exciting musical extravaganza with Sujeeva
- Two local voices in anthology that transcends time and geography
- Kandula – the little elephant of the Army
- A preacher par excellence and missionary fired with apostolic zeal
- Simply enjoy the sand and the sea
- Have a bush dinner under the stars and watchful eyes of crocs
Other Magazine Articles
- A new song and a new style
- Young singing star to perform here
- ‘Photogenic’ places and faces of Lanka
- Yoga for both mind and body
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Her sound
- Stigmata rides the lunar tide
- Adobe goes on-line with Acrobat.com
- 15 years and counting
TV Times Articles
- Top Lankan dancers go footloose at ‘Dancefest’
- Fusion ‘09 – musical blend from the Boys of Wesley
- Chitral to perform with Luxembourg philharmonic orchestra
- Tantrum Party today
- ‘Nino Live’ : a note on reality TV
- Happy Birthday Iranganie
- ‘Karuwala Gedera’ wins eight awards
- A girl between two worlds
- ‘Frozen Margaritas’ at Margarita Blue
- ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Romance of two cowboys
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