A few people turning up to vote at a school polling centre in Jaffna yesterday symbolic of the lack of interest among the majority of the residents. Pic by N. Parameswaran
Musical journey with
On June 18, Violinist Mandhira de Saram gave a recital at 49 Queensgate Terrace, the South Kensington home of Vernon Ellis, Chairman of the English National Opera.
US report highlights corrupt Lankan deals
Continued lending on the “scale of the IMF standby arrangement is irresponsible and continued silence by the World Bank on the issue of corruption in public sector ‘reforms’ in the country are indefensible”, according to a top US whistleblower.
The Wagah syndrome: Pakistanis accuse India of terror ties
The war dance at dusk at the India-Pakistan border at Wagah sums up India-Pakistan relations. The well choreographed flag lowering ceremony with border guards on both sides of the divide performing the ritual to military precision has not undergone much change since I last visited this place in 2005..
Finding one's inner voice to unleash your potential - the Toastmasters’ way
Former Toastmasters’ International President Dr. Dilip Abayasekara shares elements of his personal journey and his vision for the Toastmasters’ movement in Sri Lanka and India.
The knights of cricket crown themselves
Their commitment to excellence was portrayed right in front of our eyes at the BMICH on Friday evening. The Schoolboy Cricketer of 2009 from Ananda College Dinesh Chandimal spent a gruelling day, spending it most of the time battling the pace battery of the New Zealand bowlers at the Colts Grounds and top scoring for the local team with a stylish 64 runs.
Racial, religious parties to be banned
Legislation to outlaw political parties bearing the identity of a religion or a race will be introduced in Parliament later this month, a senior minister said yesterday.
Mere 18 percent turnout at Jaffna poll
Only a few voters went to the polls in the northern town of Jaffna where elections to the Municipal Council were held yesterday for the first time in 11 years– with election officials saying only 18,336 voters or 18.26 percent of the100,417 eligible voters had cast their ballots.

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Vavuniya goes to TNA; UPFA wins Jaffna
Pension plus EPF for private sector workers
Violence mars Uva polls; Army deployed in some areas
KP - he knows secrets that have never been told
President’s UN list has more than 50 names
A priceless catch
The news of the arrest of Kumaran Pathmanathan alias 'KP' could not have come at a better time for the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration.
Cloud over crackdown on underworld criminals -Political Column
A story doing the rounds in Colombo's legal fraternity speaks about the rapid increase in sweep ticket sellers in the city.
Conditions and compliance of the IMF loan -The Economic Analysis
The IMF loan has become a political football which is kicked hither and thither with only political goals in sight.
Conversations about ‘A Long Hot Day’
“My father was only allowed to come with me to Venlo, the border of Holland,” says Anne Ranasinghe. “from there I was alone. All the way to the ship, then to the English port of Harwich, from there again by train to Liverpool Station in London where I met my aunt.
The battle of the two princes
Prince Veediya Bandara received a letter from Princess Samudra Devi. It read as follows. "My dear Prince, Jaya Bandara visits me often.
Sri Lanka's financial industry still not completely out of the dark
Mr. Kithsiri Wanigasekara started his career as a trainee accountant at Noritake Lanka Porcelain Limited; he holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and he is also an accountant by profession.

Racial, religious parties to be banned
Mere 18 percent turnout at Jaffna poll
Vavuniya goes to TNA; UPFA wins Jaffna
Pension plus EPF for private sector workers
Violence mars Uva polls; Army deployed in some areas
KP - he knows secrets that have never been told
President’s UN list has more than 50 names
Old and abandoned
White van appears again
The Madhu festival has begun
Order reversed to allow blacklisted persons to vote
Hunt on for bogus rent-a-car agency owner
Illegal bank in Dambulla ignores CB warning
Ministry and student unions on warpath
IDP camps: Diseases on the wane, GMOA hits out at treatment of docs
Royal Wunderbar!
Lakshman Kadirgamar Foundation sends Isuri to MASCOM
Unprecedented medical feat saves life of man
Agonising death in 2007 of a Maligawa elephant
Balangoda calf linked to baby elephant racket
Nipuna relates horror at Pittugala house; police deny SSP’s son involved in assault
Release water and save us, Puttalam farmers plead
Decayed fence discolours ancient inscriptions
Big squid surprises Hikkaduwa fishermen
Thawheed says it only preaches the basic principle of Islam
Captain Ali relief aid being cleared
Spend some time with your children, President urges parents
‘Old boy’ Ranil absent from Royal prize-giving
PCCSL challenges Media Minister
Political Column
Cloud over crackdown on underworld criminals
5th Column
Education - the potential for mayhem seems limitless!
The Economic Analysis
Conditions and compliance of the IMF loan
From Emergency to test papers: The many wrongs take centre stage
Focus on Rights
The appalling silence of the 'good' among us
Inside the glass house
Not issued this week
Mehsud killing seen as major blow to Taliban
Asian terror suspect Noordin Top killed
India detains N Korean ship
The Wagah syndrome: Pakistanis accuse India of terror ties
Read between the lines
A black and white question
  Financial Times
US report highlights corrupt Lankan deals
Central Bank requested to rectify Banking Act anomaly: CSE
Seylan withdraws disputed letter
Smiling Lanka 22nd happiest place to be
Hayleys to present strategy report next week
Insurance Board seeks new DG
Golden key is a ‘bribe’
COMMENT - Corruption 2: Under world scrutiny
Corrupt privatization doesn’t deter IMF lending to Sri Lanka
Water's Edge revival case dismissed
IMF loan will boost reserves
Hikka Fest draws the crowds with scintillating drum festival and other top performers
Ceylinco Takaful registration suspended for 3 weeks
EFC workshop on the survey on manpower issues
FCCISL, Oxfam partnership for humanitarian emergencies
Lankan foreign reserves rise sharply in four months
Sri Lanka’s Heladiv opens stores in China
Computer training for visually handicapped
End of war positive for economic growth
‘Horlicks Smart Pass’ seminars for Grade 5 scholarship students
Hertz for hire in Lanka
12 bank accounts of F&G suspended
Fitch affirms Standard Chartered Bank despite adverse publicity issues
Airtel in partnership network to spread its services
DFCC profits gain in first quarter
Lankan inflation remains low in July
Nawaz and Manilal join CCI as Vice Presidents
Haycarb maintains growth in 1Q 2009-10
ICASL ‘Leads a New Beginning’ at 30th National Conference
Cornucopia Lanka offers assessment solutions
AIU Holdings advances towards operating independence
PBJ case to be mentioned
Room to Read challenge to local businesses
Good performance in three sectors sees Hayleys profits rise by 16%
Biz delegation from Yunnan Province, China keen on investment
SLT, Mobitel unveil flagship store in Kandy
Tokyo Cement’s new concrete mix for homemakers
Sri Lanka Tourism officials return after study tour
Heritance Kandalama partners AFLAC to uplift school library in Dambulla
Ogilvy Action gearing to enter North and East
UAL reports steady progress in 2Q
KVPL wipes off first quarter losses in 2Q ’09
$25 mln investment from the US under discussion
Heritance Kandalama partners AFLAC to uplift school library in Dambulla
IMF agreement will not stop spending increases for North and East – Central Bank
CB urged to expedite the GK repayment plan
Rice processing centres for Batticaloa
Spence 1Q2009 records a 22.3% drop in profits
Sampath Bank Post Tax Profit up by 29.8% in 1H 2009
Moneragala to be developed as Sri Lanka’s rubber industry hub

The knights of cricket crown themselves
There was a crooked batsman who held a crooked bat
Lankan guns keep booming
Conflicts roll on but Kandy can’t lose
“Thank you mom” says Chandimal
We’ll be back here again in 2010, says the lads from St. Patrick’s Jaffna
Kiwis fly high against Lankans juniors
Johnson sends the pommies reeling
Umar guides Pakistan ‘A’
NCC to felicitate Kumar Sangakkara
STC to organize T500 Sprint
Fazal Burah is no more
Kandy wins the league but were not invincible
Sri Lanka wins girl’s shuttle bronze
Wheel Chair tennis
Devapura, Thasleem and Sattar impress
Finding one's inner voice to unleash your potential - the Toastmasters’ way
IIT - The Pioneer Private Tertiary Institute for British Degrees in Colombo
Be a Master of Security Science
Royal Institute of Colombo - striving for nothing but the best
The All-Island Creative Writing Contest - 2009 conducted by AAT Sri Lanka
British College of Business Studies
International Scholar provides a unique service to doctors and allied health professionals
Moving beyond Habits and Addictions
Habit one - Be Proactive
CMR Jnanadhara Trust for quality education and community service
Edlocate celebrates 10 years of excellence
Two Sri Lankans at the CIMA World Conference held in Malaysia
  Free Hold
Sri Lanka's financial industry still not completely out of the dark
LOLC takes Islamic financing to greater heights
Parkway Health initiates sports medicine awareness in Sri Lanka
SLT reaffirms its Strong Commitment in Supporting the Public Service
A helping hand to look good and feel good!

Relief  with  the blessings of ‘Pancha Maha Vishwa Shakthi’

Union Assurance reports steady progress in 2nd Quarter
The 1st Islamic Banking and Finance Conference explores new opportunities for Sri Lanka
CIC Agri Business ties up with State Trading Corporation to market Agri Machinery
NTB to conduct career guidance programme in Vavuniya
Abans Financial Services moves towards broader horizons

Conversations about ‘A Long Hot Day’
Mobile phones as instruments of death -- Letter to the editor
Buddhists should protest over ‘kidnapping’ of baby elephants -- Letter to the editor
Stop this poster pollution -- Letter to the editor
Ignorance behind Beruwala incident -- Letter to the editor
A teacher, charismatic leader and a true friend -- Appreciation
A radiologist and mentor par excellence -- Appreciation
Champion of fine English expression -- Appreciation
The lady with the beautiful smile! -- Appreciation
Bringing back a taste of the old
Landmark for landscape architects
Veteran Namel still active: Revives Nattukkari
Symphony for a Child: Making a difference through music
Writing to both entertain and inspire the child
A reel journey back in time
Capturing the many nuances of one man
Opening doors for visually impaired
Getting to the skin of the matter
A fitting leader to continue the good work
Young photographer launches website
Floral design expert here to conduct demo and workshop
Suren receives Fellow status from Chartered Institute of Marketing UK
Facets Sri Lanka continues to dazzle
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  Cascading beauties: The known and the unknown
  Jith brings back Mudliyar humour
  A thousand sushi specials!
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Youth combating climate change
  Srilankan Youth’s Attitude on Climate Change
  Life ‘After Juliet’
  Fluid dance
  Beautiful moves
TV Times Articles
  YES action at Hikka
  Liezl : Lankan Soloists excel in USA
  Angeline rocks BMICH
  Monsters and Aliens in town
  Vimukthi’s film in Venice
  ‘Upanda Maranaya’ comes alive
  ‘Kapuwa’ comes with a new production
  TV Times - Cover of the week
  Funday Times
The battle of the two princes
Let's have a walk -- Poem for the week
Kids World
The Global Linking excursion
The Big Wild Read
Leisure World
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