Sniffing out danger for Madhu pilgrims

With the Madhu Church festival approaching and government welcoming pilgrims for the event the de-mining process carried out by the Army Demining Unit has been stepped up. Specially trained dogs are providing active support to the clearing programme by sniffing out mines and alerting the handler. Pic by Priyantha Hewage.
The making of a ‘diplomatic coup’
It’s a breezy day inside the new British High Commission compound. Thick kalugal walls keep the world at bay but allow a clear view of the towering trees that line Bauddhaloka Mawatha just outside.
Unemployment insurance scheme soon
The Ministry of Labour is proposing a permanent scheme to provide limited unemployment insurance coverage for working people.
Ousted Zelaya sets foot back in Honduras, briefly
Vowing to return home, ousted President Manuel Zelaya took a few symbolic steps inside Honduras on Friday but backed away from a confrontation with Honduran security forces waiting to arrest him.
IIHE - Creating benchmarks in the Higher Education industry
The Higher Education sphere in Sri Lanka is expanding rapidly and there are many institutes offering various professional degrees.
Ball mystery baffles SLC
Sri Lanka Cricket will probe officially into the controversial ball changing incidents that clouded the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan on Friday.
Devolution clash over Trinco land
A Centre - Province dispute has arisen over the issue of land with Eastern Provincial Council canceling two projects proposed by the Central government, claiming that more than 35,000 acres in the Trincomalee district were to be allotted to two private companies without consultation with the Council.
Govt. agrees to make tough economic reforms
Tough economic reforms like reducing debts of the petroleum, power agencies and other state enterprises, limiting foreign borrowings, cutting subsidies, curbing military spending and consulting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in other policy issues are in store for Sri Lankans after the IMF approved its biggest-ever facility of $2.6 billion to the country.
Other News Articles
- Rival Muslim groups clash, mosque burnt
- Kalu Ganga gem mining: Bitter battle behind the glitter
- Stand by anti-corruption crusaders, says media-man
- 50 ministries fail to provide facilities for the disabled
- Death of Kalutara district MP
IMF standby: A loan not a gift
After an agonising wait, one of the Washington-based Siamese twins, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the other the World Bank, has ‘deigned’ to grant Sri Lanka a loan it has asked for.
The battle for the IMF loan - Political Column
The jubilation in the dovecotes of power is reminiscent of the events just two months ago and may even grow.
A concessionary loan of US $2.5 Billion -The Economic Analysis
Almost a month ago in our column of June 28 we said of the pending and delayed IMF loan facility: “Our conjecture is that despite all the controversy and confusion the loan would be given.
It's not all song and dance
“They thought we were foreigners,” laughs 51-year-old Peter Louis, a Sri Lankan of African origin whose ancestors came from Mozambique
Veediya Bandara
Prince Jaya Bandara was also called Jayakumara. He was a descendent of the generation of Prince Sumitra – who came here from North India, when the 'Sri Maha Bodhi' was brought to the island.
IT Info
ICTA ready for kick off of ‘e-Asia 2009’, biggest ICT event in Asia
"The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) aims at organizing e-Asia 2009 successfully" ,

- Devolution clash over Trinco land
- Govt. agrees to make tough economic reforms
- Rival Muslim groups clash, mosque burnt
- Kalu Ganga gem mining: Bitter battle behind the glitter
- Stand by anti-corruption crusaders, says media-man
- 50 ministries fail to provide facilities for the disabled
- Death of Kalutara district MP
- Fight looming at MFA
- Gold carriers nabbed at BIA
- Mystery murders, Mafia-style
- Errors galore in term test papers
- Joining Coalition for polls one matter, joining SLFP another
- Campaign trail stirs up the dust
- Let’s see Jaffna become another ‘Singapore’, says polls candidate
- Muslim refugees based in Puttalam put on big show for Jaffna election
- Toilet facilities at camps inadequate
- Sadie: He did not glitter but he was gold
- Inferior drugs given to patients
- Citizens group will advise on Colombo’s needs
- Dambulla vegetable crooks uprooted, prices go down
- New test blast to assess danger to unique rock cave
- Fleeing Lankan immigrants arrested
- Cuban dengue experts to cover all affected areas
- Desmond Fernando to be honoured
Political Column
The battle for the IMF loa
5th Column
Everything we do, we do it with a foreign touch!
The Economic Analysis
A concessionary loan of US $2.5 Billion
A divided House over media, black-coated ‘traitors’
Focus on Rights
Reflection on 'traitors in black coats'
Inside the glass house
- Ousted Zelaya sets foot back in Honduras, briefly
- Shame: Indian media facing threat from within
- Indian school for rogue monkeys
- PAK puts off Bombay court case till Wednesday
- Saudi beauty queen: Ms Moral Beauty
- An old problem on China's new frontier
- Extreme weather kills 17 in Europe
- Suicide bomb squad hits Afghan city: govt.
  IT Info
- ICTA ready for kick off of ‘e-Asia 2009’, biggest ICT event in Asia
- Sri Lanka Multimedia Product is Best in the World:
- HP Officejet all-in-one saves upto 40% in printing costs - ideal for Sri Lanka's SMB sector
- President commends ICTA for removal of language barriers in computer applications
- Futureworld - Apple Premium Reseller Open's in Colombo
- Bill Gates comments on the year of IT
- ICTA- Education Ministry fair shows popularity of IT-BPO careers in Kandy
  Financial Times
- Unemployment insurance scheme soon
- Mixed reaction to IMF Loan, BOP position must be improved
- CSE rejects deal over brokerage firm
- SriLankan Airlines' domestic flights preparing to return
- Plastic cards swallow money thro’ high interest rates
- Nimal-director at Hayleys
- Trading floor opened
- COMMENT - Return of the IMF
- Challenge of public administration in new development paradigm
- F&G depositors protest payment plan outside Supreme Court
- Valuation of Golden Key properties underway
- CSE vital for better investment culture - Amunugama
- Uditha profiles Lankan consumer
- Lalith Weeratunga re-elected to chair ICT Committee
- CCC cautions on FR cases
- Centenary at Colonial Motors
- Revamping the higher education system
- Mobile phone tax to fund mobile-waste management
- Finance industry gathers momentum
- Working capital main challenge for CFOs-survey
- On'ally Holdings PLC profits ease
- Seminar on trade terms
- Dr. Peter Hayes in Batticaloa
- Room to Read founder visits Sri Lanka
- HNB ‘Best Bank’ says Euromoney
- O/L education channel launched islandwide from school in Moneragala
- Key insurance industry decisions next year
- Cathay offers extra miles for passengers
  Funday Times
- Veediya Bandara
- Late to school -- Poem for the week
- Kids World
- Ball mystery baffles SLC
- Money talks, but it could never dance or walk
- Sanga’s great endurance and the immortal Varsi
- Sailors looking for new horizons
- Stunned Kandy SC drowned at Welisara
- Charitha Deshani wins over 19 title
- Vavuniya’s Hariprawam returns with best figures
- Asif: It’s a sort of rebirth for me
- Chin up, saddle up and we go
- Ellepola’s labour of love
- Wilkinson happy to be back in action
- Can Ratnam shoot the Army down at the City Football Complex?
- Asafa Powell brands British sprinters lazy
- Ananda College wins age group Championship
- Ladies' College wins 2009 Western Province athletic championship
- Mobitel Rotherham Circuit Meet at Katukurunda on August 2
- Pacquiao-Cotto showdown set for November in Vegas
- Umesh sends Kandy Youth CC reeling
- Is there a storm in a tea cup!
- Isipathana on top at Zahira 7’s
- Sri Lankan senior girls stamp their class
- Lokuge welcomes Arjuna woes
- Sangakkara regains top ranking
- IPL eats into Aussie-Kiwi series
- IIHE - Creating benchmarks in the Higher Education industry
- Meet Navitas representatives with PAC Asia
- Hospitality Management leading to Degree
- Inter-school Quiz Competition 2009
- Cross Border Academy launches Singapore Accredited Hospitality Management Programmes
- Team ‘Paradigm’ of University of Moratuwa won the CIMA Global Business Challenge - Sri Lanka Finals
- HSBC and JCI Sri Lanka join hands to present the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2009
- APIIT talent show - ‘Tantalize’
- ESOFT students excel at the BIT Graduation Ceremony 2009
- ANC Awards Night
- MATRIX, the new leader in ICT Education in Sri Lanka
- Revolutionising Design Education in Sri Lanka
- ICASL conducts 'Sisu Nena' in the N Central and Uva
- First Sri Lankan team to be in the Finals
- "Tourism Travel and Flight Services" programme launched
- SLIM Business School provides a top lecture panel for CIM success

- It's not all song and dance
- The sword in the news
- Why can’t Interpol help apprehend KP? -- Letter to the editor
- Restore the hangman’s noose -- Letter to the editor
- Better to call our slow trains Yal Tortoise and Yal Snail -- Letter to the editor
- Minister’s deal has rank smell of rotting fish -- Letter to the editor
- A gentle warrior who protected her family like a Royal Bengal tiger -- Appreciation
- A hero is someone who stands up against fear -- Appreciation
- Our two sons are committed to making your dreams come true -- Appreciation
- Thank you for your loving kindness -- Appreciation
- A rare individual who was a friend to all -- Appreciation
- Royal bloom from Lanka graces Chelsea Flower Show
- Mosquito-controversy tees off at Golf Course
- Hope springs in hot springs
- Kishani at Sadler's Wells: Another "first"
- SOSL to feature four gifted young soloists and composer
- The work of a questioning artist
- Graceful movements, expression and feelings
- Arangetram of Tharshika Rajendran
- Concert by the Revelations a great performance
- Wide world of our wilds
- Delving into a linguistic phenomena
- Dealing with conflict
- When Serendipity becomes Zemblanity
- Remembering a great scholar
Other Magazine Articles
- The making of a ‘diplomatic coup’
- Learning, talking, seeing and sharing art
- Fairy tale goes ballet
- magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
- Teenage victims
- Event for classical music lovers
- Debating world issues
- Hikkaduwa comes alive
- The GooOS
TV Times Articles
- ‘DJ Trio’ breaks into vocals
- Sunil goes from Mala to ‘Ashokamala…’
- Sing-a-long with Annesley
- Southlands, Galle OPA Sing – a – long with Sohan
- Seven wonders of Serendib
- ‘Dinner Game’ at Alliance
- A hunt for challengers
- Hotel Dulyana, Luxury in the ancient land
- ‘Lama Tharu’ contest
- New packages from CHC
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