The drought condition in some parts of the country and heavy rains in certain areas have affected not only the people but also the wildlife and the environment. The drought has hit mainly parts of the eastern and south-eastern areas while the rains have affected the northern and northeastern areas. Carcasses of animals are seen scattered in the wildlife sanctuary of Kumana, prompting the Special Task Force to step in and provide water for animals. Picture shows dead fish in a tank affected by the drought. Pic by Wasantha Chandrapala
Student strokes
It is unique and richly diverse. Aptly titled, ‘Diverse Expressions’, 11 artists from different backgrounds, vocations and experiences, studying art under acclaimed teacher Lathifa Ismail have come together to exhibit their work.
Board meeting in Lankan prison
In a possible first not only in Sri Lanka but the rest of the world, a local court has sanctioned the conduct of a board of directors meeting in prison because most of the directors are in remand and depositors of the failed company want to withdraw their money fast.
The old man of Af - Pak mountains
The old man, the turbaned and bearded minister was referring to, was Hasan bin Sabbah.
A quest for unmatchable young talent - APIIT 'Tantalize'
The Student Activity Club of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) organized its most talked about annual event 'Tantalize' in which students are provided the unique opportunity to showcase their talents in the areas of music and dance etc., to the public.
Dilshan will open batting
In all probability Sri Lanka will have a new opening combination come Tuesday when they take on New Zealand in the first Test from August 18-22 at the Galle International Stadium.
101 WPC members on ‘joy ride’ to China

The Sri Lankan tax payers will have to cough out Rs 30 million for a nine day junket to China by all members of the Western Provincial Council (WPC), excluding three JVP members.

SC to decide on fate of crucial bill

The fate of a bill to prohibit political parties identifying themselves with a particular race or religion will be decided by the Supreme Court. Senior Minister and Government Chief Whip Dinesh Gunawardena who presented the bill in parliament last week said yesterday he had referred it to the Supreme Court for a determination on its constitutionality.

Other News Articles
Rain wreaks havoc in camps
Books set aside, children go to beg
Adults only if sex is not adulterated
Angulana atrocity, youth pranks vs police brutality
Bi partisanship
One-nation politics
From time to time we have urged legislators to take a good hard look at the number of political parties springing up with a strong communal and/or religious bent, whipping up racial and religious disharmony - if not hatred, and to analyse its impact on Sri Lankan society.
KP tells all; more fuel for Govt.- Political Column
Be it military or politics, President Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa, continues to be on a winning streak pushing his popularity to new heights. In May, this year, he saw the military defeat of the LTTE. Just three months later, his Government has begun solving the mysteries behind the guerrilla group's international operations. This is with the arrest and rendition to Colombo of Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP.
Fiscal consolidation is vital and imperative-The Economic Analysis
The government is now committed to bringing down the fiscal deficit to 7 percent of GDP this year and to only 5 percent of GDP by 2011. These are conditions on which the IMF stand-by facility has been granted to the government
Devotion, match-making; all rolled in one
At the crack of dawn, dozens of men – young and old – roll on the ground outside this famous Hindu temple in northern Sri Lanka, reciting verses or just praying to the deities.
A national hero is remembered
Naming of roads in the city of Colombo in the colonial era was done to commemorate a personality or a place in their native land or even trees and flowers.
Baby’s got a patchy problem?
Red patches at birth or vascular birthmarks are a common problem in children, says Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Jayamini Seneviratne who heads the Skin Clinic of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children,

101 WPC members on ‘joy ride’ to China
Rain wreaks havoc in camps
Books set aside, children go to beg
Adults only if sex is not adulterated
Angulana atrocity, youth pranks vs police brutality
SC to decide on fate of crucial bill
Bi partisanship
Sri Lanka Customs moving toward digital era modernisation
Fiji courts want 6 of our judges
Lankan maid in suicide attempt
Students from Australia, UK and US top swine flu list
Unholy tension in Lanka’s Muslim East
Wimal slams gangster politicos
Alleged baby thieves nabbed; police looking for parents
4,000 new school principals to take up duties in October
Lankan illegals sent back from Indonesia
Bill to end PERC
Weather variations
‘Musical chairs’ continue for Sri Lanka’s envoys
Bodies of two teenaged domestics found in canal
The Geneva Convention, Kadirgamar and postwar Sri Lanka
President’s scheduled non-visit to UNGA -- Right of reply
Din over Dompe’s dirt dump
300,000 attend Madhu festival
No breakthrough yet in the probe on Shyamlal Rajapaksa death
Political Column
KP tells all; more fuel for Govt.
5th Column
Waiving the rules now will certainly take the cake!
The Economic Analysis
Fiscal consolidation is vital and imperative
Focus on Rights
Should we bring back the hangman?

The old man of Af - Pak mountains
I was a refugee at Independence
The downing of ‘KP’ - RANDOM THOUGHTS
Three killed in suicide blast in Pakistan's Swat
Singh vows to fight terrorism
Hamas and radicals clash leaves 20 dead
Taliban claim Afghan blast as election looms
Pre-vote bomb at Kabul NATO base kills seven Afghans
Islamist leader among 24 killed in Gaza fighting
  Financial Times
Board meeting in Lankan prison
Lankan firms on recruitment freeze in ‘09
Dankotuwa Porcelain struggles to survive
General Fonseka to share military success
David Peiris motor cycles to Jaffna
COMMENT - Clash of the accountants
GAP report on corrupt privatisations in Lanka
CSE orders brokers to stick to forex rules
Sunlight a household name for 125 years
Net profit up for Cargills in 2009
Golden Key Eye and ENT hospital launches new eye package
Nawaloka Hospital offering a good nights sleep
SLT net profit drops sharply by 57%
Govt to step up cotton production- Basil
SEC directs CSE on four Ceylinco firms
Gota on Apollo Hospital, Colombo board
Ceylinco Shriram to submit a repayment plan on Aug 24
IT-BPO industry HR summit to address economic downturn
Spence 1Q2009 sees 22.3% drop in profits
Screenline opens plant in Chennai
Local computer to facilitate Sri Lanka's ICT goals
Credit card usage on the decline
Passenger boats powered by sails mooted for Maldives
Dialog commissioning services in the North
Post war optimism for ad industry
CIMA and ICMA in ‘copycat’ drama
Ignoring the arbitration clause in contracts is bad business, says SLNAC
Finlays expects major challenge in trading environment
Petroleum import costs fall sharply in 1H09
Former Pakistani test cricketer Rameez invests in Sri Lanka
CB appoints new Asst. Governors
Dialog: Rs.9.5 billion loss for 1H09
Ceylinco Life set to employ 1,700 over next 5 months
'Pears Safe Hands' renovates maternity and children's ward
Swine flu outbreak dampens economic recovery

Dilshan will open batting
Take a walk
Galle a happy hunting ground for Sri Lanka
Navy’s rise and player movements
ICC sets date to resolve Pakistan World Cup row
Saeed Anwar may become Pakistan’s batting coach
Sheer grit takes Al Husseinie to the top in football, boxing
Steyn officially in the clear
De Mazenod Sports Festival
Pakistan ‘A’ poised for an easy victory
‘Thora’ Cricket Sixes Carnival on Aug. 23
Trinco warms to Murali
Royal take Under 16 rugby title
Rohana, P’kumara and Aslam in quarters
Opatha’s grouse with SLC
Premaratne’s seven wicket haul wrecks Colts
S. Thomas’ reign supreme in T500 sprints
NCC felicitates Kumar Sangakkara
Swim trials on August 23
One sided matches the order of the day
A quest for unmatchable young talent - APIIT 'Tantalize'
Over 100 Monash Sri Lanka students take the next step - attaining the Monash University Degree
Bullying and how it affects your child
VIEC study abroad consultants and career guidance specialists are now in Sri Lanka
Dulanjana graduates with Honours
Two Sri Lankans at the CIMA World Conference held in Malaysia
NIBM awards Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees in Management /HRM for school leavers
Create a life you love to live
Listen to your language
Lake Region State College joins Priyanthi Dissanayake making US Higher Education most affordable
TAFE NSW - Largest provider of Vocational Education and Training in Australia
Sri Lankan student brings out his best at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
SINGAPORE INFORMATICS - The Pioneer in Project Management Professional
Regent College UK
UK University opportunities for Sri Lanka's professionals
ICASL and AAT paves new accounting avenues for students in Jaffna
After A/Ls - Think outside the Box - International Scholar can help
Lion Azam Ameer appointed as District Chairman for Youth Empowerment
Aspirations offers high quality education from the Western World in Malaysia
New vistas in Higher Education at SAITM Campus, MalabeBy Sachithra Liyanage
Baby’s got a patchy problem?
Aging: Menopause slows the brain, temporarily
Optimistic women live longer
Helpful exercises, back pain or not -- Part 2
Taming of the temper tantrum
Lankan surgeon who saved hole in the heart father and son
The making of ‘giants’
Have a healthy nutful diet
New thoughts on red meat
After a heart attack:

Devotion, match-making; all rolled in one
We need a separate Minister for Garbage -- Letter to the editor
Let’s have tablet girls instead of ‘sweet’ girls! -- Letter to the editor
Practise what you pledge in the five Buddhist precepts -- Letter to the editor
Brave spirit who soared on wings like an eagle -- Appreciation
Gone too soon – a friend who was like a sister -- Appreciation
Bubbly, gregarious and brave to the end -- Appreciation
Fond memories of a wonderful aunt, great cook and dear friend -- Appreciation
A portable biogas plant for your home
Lankan managing top Singapore hotel
Trailing the phenomenon of pheromones
When the elephants come to graze, drink and frolic
Cooking up a dream from his childhood
Who’s who in the return of the Mudaliyar
Remembering three iconic European classical masters
Sharing expertise and creating art
Tribute to Sarachchandra
A skilful film that you can empathise with
A feast for the eye and the palate
A fresh look at tribulations faced by women
Lankan-born Astronomer named to "Canada's Top 40 Under 40"
Marking World Photographic Day
22nd Annual Sessions of the OPA
Rajaratnam oration
Launching of Sahithya Vichara Rachana
People and events
Koluu’s gourmet fare of food and humour
Other Magazine Articles
  Student strokes
  Don’t miss two days of drama and fun
  Thunbergia: Beautiful but deadly vine
  Intimate it was!
Mirror Magazine Articles
  The ART of giving
  Three women and a storm
  Remembering Michael
  Intense and edgy
  Games on iPhone
  A rock and roll adventure
  To Michael with love
TV Times Articles
  Sanju sings ‘Mal Pipenne’
  Five stars ready to explode
  ‘Gamani’: rolls strong
  ‘Luna Papa’ at AF
  ‘Sankranthi Nimeshaya’ on stage
  US trains the Children of Cinema
  Ashok Hotel Of Sri Lankan style and nature’s smile
  Ramadan break fast at Galadari
  TV Times - Cover of the week
  Funday Times
A national hero is remembered
Learn with Gehan: Birds of Sri Lanka
Great White Sharks
Funday Times 9 Anniversary
One flag, one Lanka! -- Poem for the week
Kids World
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