The people and farmers in Dambulla are in a vegetable soup, while it is a veritable banquet for the elephants. This came about after the middlemen or vegetable mafia of Dambulla turned tables by stopping vegetable lorries coming from Jaffna, buying the products cheap and sending them to Colombo and other places. So the small farmers of Dambulla and nearby areas had no option but to give their stocks of perishing vegetables to the lucky elephants. Pic by Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa
‘Singing brings me close to people’
Karoshee Vijayasekere was once one of those singers who would sing in the bathroom purely for the fun of it.“I used to love the sound of the echoes my voice made,” she smiles, recalling the time when as a very young child, she discovered her passion for singing.
Confusion over Ceylinco transactions
Confusion has arisen over transactions of companies carrying the Ceylinco name including Ceylinco Insurance following the Supreme Court’s interim order restraining the transfer or transacting assets of the Golden Key Credit Card Company Ltd, its subsidiary and ‘related entities’.
Secularists outfoxed in Turkey's quiet revolution
Is Turkey facing a military coup? No way, says a journalist whom I met in Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city which reminds visitors and citizens of the country's glorious Islamic past.
Australian TAFE Institute (NMIT) offers Advanced Aquaculture
Asanka Thewara Hannadige has been studying the Bachelor of Applied Aquaculture degree course at NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) in Australia since the 2008 academic year.
Is the warrior ready for curtains?
It was many moons ago. One bright sunny day while doing my daily rounds and watching an inter-school cricket match another veteran journalist of yore– the late R. Linden Fernando walked up to me and began to chat.
Food mafia in Dambulla
Politically-backed traders at the Dambulla Economic Centre are buying increasing supplies of vegetables from the farmers of the liberated Northern Province forcing growers elsewhere to throw their produce to the animals as prices are artificially manipulated, a Sunday Times investigation has revealed.
Dengue crisis bigger than Bti
Cuba is to send some experts to Sri Lanka for discussions and relevant studies with authorities after which a decision would be taken over the type of ‘bug’ or bacteria needed against the dengue menace which has caused the deaths of 163 and affected nearly 15,000 others.
Other News Articles
- Move to up state’s tax income by 6%
- Small miracle puts tourism ministry in muddle
- Prime land for commanders
- First post-war military casualty
- Health Ministry silent on strike
The corridors of political power are buzzing with speculation about the possible 'political solution' to the Tamil question in the afterglow of the military victory over the separatist LTTE last month.
Presidential poll likely in January
-Political Column
With a separatist war now behind him, President Mahinda Rajapaksa appears poised to engage personally on many a political and economic war.
Harnessing Jaffna’s economic potential-
The Economic Analysis
The resurgent economy in the North should not be a mere revival of the economy that was there before the war but an economy vastly different in structure and performance.
Men beneath the wings
Many were the times that they carried out sorties into the theatres of war where the battle was raging, not only to hit at specific terrorist targets but also to land amidst the thick fighting to evacuate their brother soldiers.
South Asias' fastest aging population in Sri Lanka
Rising population is a problem faced by the world today. The United Nations have set apart one day in the year to reflect on this problem. Known as the World Population Day, it falls on July 11.
- Food mafia in Dambulla
- Move to up state’s tax income by 6%
- Small miracle puts tourism ministry in muddle
- Small is not beautiful
- Prime land for commanders
- First post-war military casualty
- Health Ministry silent on strike
- Docs leave IDPs in the lurch
- Police release astrologer
- Match commentary in Tamil
- Roof tile manufacturing factory
- Coastguard to get sweeping powers
- Dengue crisis bigger than Bti
- Western politics and Tamil Diaspora behind pressure on Lanka
- SLPA: Not crushing history
- Muslim militants hand over weapons
- Lord’s cricket attack: Lanka keeps up pressure on UK
- Dengue death: Parents blame private hospital
- Official Languages Policy - mere rhetoric?
- Lankan in Thai extortion racket
- Corpses multiplying with triple murders
- Brutal killing of a barber: 2 arrested
- Five Star chefs cook for camp refugees
- Bird deaths caused by salmonella poisoning
- Akashi sees Prabha’s polls boycott as big misjudgment
- Judges overrule former CJ’s order in case against police officers
- Getting back their lives
Political Column
Presidential poll likely in January
5th Column
No stars please, it’s a foregone conclusion!
The Economic Analysis
Harnessing Jaffna’s economic potential
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Bridging the judicial chasm
Inside the glass house
- Secularists outfoxed in Turkey's quiet revolution
- West’s human-rights based polices can help Iran protesters
- North Korea test-fires 4 ballistic missiles
- Taliban claim to down military helicopter
- Jackson fans told to stay away as tickets up for grabs
- Palin resigns as Alaska governor
- UN chief not allowed to meet Suu Kyi
  Financial Times
- Confusion over Ceylinco transactions
- Plantation workers want better salaries, social recognition
- Banda quits after troubled year
- CSE: Revise forex laws
- StandChart Bank hedges hedging questions
- IMF team due this month
- COMMENT - Consensus on languages
- How safe are your deposits?
- $6 mln payment in Hilton case stalled by court
- LETTER - SLI - Harry J gets away!
- The elusive IMF loan: Its Economic stupid!
- CSE not attractive -four de-listings so far for 2009
- Greater role for private sector in reconstruction
- Mohan Pandithage leads Hayleys
- Top entrepreneurs must take full advantage of awards
- Displaced children desperately need education
- Grey Colombo work at New York's 'Global Effie Hall of Fame'
- East needs capacity building to absorb investments, says Sri Lankan diaspora
- Impact of 'Eco-credit' crisis will be greater than financial crisis
- UNIDO help to set up micro and small industries in northeast
- Japan pledges assistance to Sri Lanka for rebuilding
- Govt. needs a re-look at education investments-Amunugama
- Need to improve productivity for economy to grow
- IMF loan: Matter of time- Cabraal
- Managed Services: Correct approach to maximizing IT investment
- Asset Backed Securitization Bill in two months
- Hemas sets up pre-schools and play areas in Menik Farm
- CID seizes computer, documents belonging to Sicille Kotelawala
  Funday Times
- South Asias' fastest aging population in Sri Lanka
- Rhythms of Nature -- Poem for the week
- Kids World
- How Roller Coasters work
- The Light of Liberty
- Learn with Gehan: Birds of Sri Lanka
- Endangered animals of Sri Lanka
- Fusion '09
- Young Achiever
- Is the warrior ready for curtains?
- Royal unbeaten all the way
- Battle of equal wits
- Game wide open
- Battle of the titans ends in a whimper
- S. Thomas’ drub Dharmaraja 46-15
- The Eagle lands on Isipathana
- STC in easy win
- Chandimal slams 89 for NCC
- Cricket Asia Cup 2010 still in the balance
- Aney is true ?
- Festival of Cricket in London
- Serena downs Venus to win third crown
- Dhanushka Ranjan scores season’s first hat-trick of tries
- Trinity humble Kingswood
- Favourites advance
- Disappointments for Sri Lanka in Singapore
- Wesley unbeaten Division 1B rugby champs
- Australian TAFE Institute (NMIT) offers Advanced Aquaculture
- UNSW is the place to be
- An opportunity to do the London LL.B at CFPS
- ICASL taking its wings to IELTS
- Make a head start in Engineering career
- "Wycherley groomed me into what I am"
- The Association of Computer Training Organizations - ACTOS
- Important steps to take for your career development
- A new level of thinking
- Whole Mind Living
- ACBT; a step ahead in excellence with Navitas
- ICASL lauded for its participation in the Future Minds Exhibition
- The world's leading English testcelebrates twenty years of growth
- Centenary Celebration Scout Day Sri Sumangala College, Panadura
- "Aspirations 2009 - International Education Exhibition"
- International Scholar Educational Services celebrates 10 years of service
- Swinburne Sarawak Campus: A truly International University
- English: The trendiest language
- NEXT - The largest CIM Institute advises on CIM Syllabus changes

- Men beneath the wings
- Re-employed doctors in NE given paltry salaries -- Letter to the editor
- Get them going with male names! -- Letter to the editor
- We can judge our country by the way we treat our animals -- Letter to the editor
- Lankan astrologer predicted Pearl Harbour attack -- Letter to the editor
- Cement-sand ‘recipe’ -- Letter to the editor
- A legend passes away -- Appreciation
- Passionate trade unionist with a heart of gold -- Appreciation
- A life that lit up the paths of other people -- Appreciation
- Semage recreates the life of the Buddha in Lumbini temple
- From Nari Bena to Gajaman Puwatha
- CT evergreens to the strains of the sitar
- Anoma has successful London exhibition
- Dengue threat: Who takes the sting for public ponds?
- Ask the US Consul
- Design Academy launches BA with UK links
- Dilhar first - ever Asian to receive UHCL Alumni top award
- Sanjika excels at Meredith College, USA
- Events album
- Sensuality unlimited: Muthu seeks life after love
- Spreading the word on mind, body and spirit
- Invasive plants and ways to nip the problem
Other Magazine Articles
- ‘Singing brings me close to people’
- Making an impact through speech
- What’s on at the Wendt this month?
- Versatile Veranda
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Nickleby on stage
- This is it
- Empowering young musicians
- Oh what a night
- Night at the museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
- To be, or not to be employed – that is the question!
- Microsoft version of Google
TV Times Articles
- ‘Xtaztic 2009’ at Bishop’s College
- Colombo ‘Dancefest’ at Galadari
- ETV to Launch SUTASI
- Transformers - 2, Return of Robots
- ‘Brodeeuses at Alliance
- ‘Kira’ comes to town
- ‘Suseema’ in cinema
- “Janakaraliya” journeys to Badulla
- ‘Panaroma Resort’: True to its name
- ‘Vandana’ on Rupavahini
- Blue Water: Cocktail champs
- Amal Goonetilleke re-elected as Chairperson PATA Sri Lanka Chapter
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