The popular belief is that people go through trials and tribulations as Saturn (Senasuru) which is considered the most dreadful of all planets, transits to the zodiac sign. People held Senasuru poojas at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara this week and offered milk rice to crows, considered the vehicle of Saturn. Pic by M.A. Pushpa Kumara.
Nimmi’s latest pick, the Bard
The beautiful star of ‘Akasa Kusum’ has a not so secret alter ego. Auntie Netta is Nimmi Harasgama’s funny side and she’s here to stay. Filmed on a webcam, Auntie Netta with her strange hair, strange expressions and even stranger opinions is very popular on the internet - you can find several of her short films on YouTube.
World Bank project in the balance
A crisis in the tourism industry may jeopardise a US$20 million World Bank (WB) funded capacity building project for the institutions which fall under the Ministry of Tourism in what is the first time, the world over, the WB has been involved in a tourism project.
Is Baluchistan becoming another East Pakistan?
Islamabad faces today practically the same situation in Baluchistan as it did in East Pakistan. The former is as increasingly getting alienated from Pakistan as was Bangladesh in the midst of liberating itself. The army was supreme then as it is today in Baluchistan.
IIHE takes on a brand new look and adds more convenience to students
Imperial Institute of Higher Education (IIHE), one of the premier private tertiary education providers in Sri Lanka, established in 1996, is re-locating its campus to a building in the heart of Colombo.
President intervenes to save GSP
The Government is to make a strong plea to the European Union to continue the “GSP Plus” trade concession for Sri Lanka’s garment exports despite claims to the contrary by senior officials.
Multiple scandal behind Japan Buddhist festival
Two senior Government dignitaries -- Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake and Ports Minister Chamal Rajapaksa -- who traveled to Japan for what was billed as an "Exposition of Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha", it has come to light, were unsuspecting victims of a move to misrepresent Buddha's relics, misuse Sri Lanka's name and engage in a human smuggling operation.
Other News Articles
Britain pleads, but Lanka says Elder must go
Seven top banks woo CB on bond issue
Estate bosses vacate bungalows as tea strike continues
Bogols theory: Friends in need are friends indeed
TNA changes policy, plays politics of peace with President
Kidney talks failure
Engage; not confront
These two pages - our Political Commentary for the week, and the Foreign Minister's interview -- detail the country's unofficial and official stance on foreign relations today. It is not a rosy picture that we see.
Problems in Cherry Blossom land
-Political Column
It was noon Saturday (September 5) when Air Traffic Controllers at Japan's Narita International Airport cleared Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 454 to land. The Airbus A-330 taxied to a halt at an arrival gate in Terminal 2.
A nation of convicts, with no barriers
-5th Column
“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is the best country to visit these days?”
“I think it must be Britain, Bindu...” Bindu’s father Percy suggested.
Hiyare’s little haven
Drive along a twisting road to Udugama from Galle, and you will stumble upon one of the best kept secrets of the South.
How Sinhala literature developed
September is the Literary Month – the month when activities to promote literature and the reading habit are held.
Better than the Best
Powered by a a timely knock of 98 by veteran Sanath Jayasuriya and a versatile and effective knock of 91 not out by fast improving left hander Thilina Kandamby, followed by a brilliant spell of bowling by Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka powered their way into an imposing 139 run win in their precursor to Monday's final in their tri-nations triangular against India at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

President intervenes to save GSP
Multiple scandal behind Japan Buddhist festival
Britain pleads, but Lanka says Elder must go
Seven top banks woo CB on bond issue
Estate bosses vacate bungalows as tea strike continues
Solution at fingertip
TNA changes policy, plays politics of peace with President
Kidney talks failure
Lahore attack: Pakistan to send team to probe LTTE links
GSP Plus report: JAAF clarifies position
New police unit and hotline to ease traffic travails
Historic cemetery in neglected state
Govt., opposition cross swords over IDPs, media, Tissa
Rare mobile operation at Kandy Hospital
More IDPs to move out from Menik Farm
Bail for LTTE spokesman
Bogols theory: Friends in need are friends indeed
Storm on tea estate turns into typhoon
Karu appeals to EU for GSP+ consideration
Drug policy: SC seeks clarification from Minister
Religious, community references to be deleted from elections bill
Ban on religio-political parties depends on level of democracy
Political Column
Problems in Cherry Blossom land
5th Column
A nation of convicts, with no barriers
The Economic Analysis
Tea and rubber prices bounce back: signs of recovery in tourism
Govt. side in flap over JVPer’s life jacket demo
Focus on Rights
The collective conscience of the silent majority

Obama vows to battle Al-Qaeda on Sept. 11 anniversary
Afghan journalist's body left behind under heavy fire, says Nato
South Korea says supports US talks with North
Iran leader issues stern warning to opposition
News in brief
Is Baluchistan becoming another East Pakistan?
  Financial Times
World Bank project in the balance
CDL to move into heavy engineering
HSBC first foreign bank in Jaffna
FCCISL accused of forced retrenchment
Action against unregistered private medical centres
People opt for mobiles, SLT fixed-line use falls
COMMENT - Tourism in crisis: Small vs Big
GSP Plus: Was there another way?
Winning consumer confidence in the downturn
Tea prices increase as buyers stock up
Stockmarket - More than six IPOs due in next few months
ICASL: Leading a new beginning for Sri Lanka
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance renews agreement with Ceylinco Insurance
FR petition over SLT tariffs taken up
Timely reminder of good corporate governance
SLT fixed line telephone service on the decline
NDB Bank launches website in Sinhala and Tamil
SLT-Call rates to fixed/mobile down by 35%, monthly rental reduced up to 48%
Singlanka says audits of accounts since 2001/02 submitted
Letter - Refunds from Inland Revenue: Call for Presidential probe
Brandix constructs bathing facilities for IDPs
X-ONT SOFTWARE gets CMMi V1.2 certification
correction - AG’s department opens northern region office
Debate intensifies over who should judge issue
MillenniumIT receives Cisco WebEx programme authorisation status
SLIM appointed partner for World Brand Congress 2009
Govt. urged to impose duty on maximum price of confectionery imports
Hemas Power to acquire more power projects
Hayleys Agro wins big at Ag-Biz 2009 Awards
Exploratory study to reconnect with North and East
Japan provides Rs. 36 mln for livelihood project in Batticaloa
Standard Chartered Hong Kong launches world’s first $150 banknote
Marawila Resorts: Auditors express concern on viability
IMF in Sri Lanka for Quarterly Review
Taprobane Travels marks 30 years with SriLankan Airlines
Sri Lanka Bags Global Best Service Award for Small Destinations from TUI
Interest rates falling, but banks not responding: Why?
Ceylinco problem among issues in confidence-crisis facing construction industry
Biggest problem for doing business in Sri Lanka is tax regulations
Deccan Air ramping up investments in post-war Sri Lanka
Colombo share market to see pre-1994 highs
Now Ceylinco Profit Sharing accused of mismanaging depositors funds
Warning against ‘lucrative’ job offers in Spain
Shareholders of F&G ratify board resolution to repay depositors
Sri Lanka Telecom Services Ltd receives ISO 9001:2008 certification
GK payment plan hangs in a balance
CB wants independent verification on Ceylinco Shriram assets
NAMAL wants rules eased on unit trusts

Better than the Best
Living among legends
Last of the Mohicans?
Fitness boosts your skills
Leggie Neomal stars in drawn game
Petes outclass Mazenodians
Thomians reign supreme
Aney Is It True ?
Clive Lloyd run out in case with TST
Sri Lanka humble South Korea 31-3
Nestomalt Mini Marathon second stage today
Nationalized Services badminton from Sept 19
Angelo guides Colts with a ton
Amritha Muttiah dismisses Nilupul Gunasekera easily
A tough job at hand
SA bounces back into world cricket limelight
Royal College wins National School Games Tennis Championship
Thajone’s blazing rugby career is stilled
Korea shock favourites Japan
Steyn helps Springboks to win Tri-Nations
IIHE takes on a brand new look and adds more convenience to students
How to impress at your personal appraisal interview
Looking for the Best International Degree for your investment?
Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka: Your child's dream-maker
Study Design @ The Academy of Design
NEXT - The largest CIM institute commences new batch in Sept. for March 2010 exams!
Illusion of Future Happiness
Turning setbacks into triumphs: Proacitve behaviour
Call for auditions for a play celebrating British Council's 60th year in Sri Lanka
Macmillan Education Innovative Writing Award
Asian Aviation students excel in academic studies
Gateway's ICT Programme for Kids now in 10 countries in 3 continents
You say you want a revolution?
Leadership a cultural cloth cut for the times
Meet the marketing guru at TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute
Holmes Institute, Australia recognized as an industry leader
Are you heading overseas for higher education? Then here's my perspective
Professional Degrees at top Australian Universities to be made postgraduate
EDUCATION: Is that investment? Is that knowledge? Is that skills?
Dr. Uditha Liyanage at TMC "Tough Times…? Be brilliant on the basics"
US is poised to stop worrying and embrace overseas agents
HELP University College, Malaysia: Psychology challenge 2009
It's going to be a battle of wits at TMC WISDOM 2009 Quiz
A unique chance to earn while you learn in UK
Fast track to university with MIBT
Edexcel High Achievers shine across the world
Canadian investor programmes: ‘Invest today for a better tomorrow’
Learn effectively
Sri Lanka and India ranked number ONE District by Toastmasters International

Hiyare’s little haven
Leading Buddhist of revival period now forgotten -- Letter to the editor
Driving instructors need instructions in manners -- Letter to the editor
Jinnah article: Setting the record straight -- Letter to the editor
Life was a long, happy journey with Loku Baappa at the wheel -- Appreciation
In memory of a beloved teacher -- Appreciation
Breck did justly, loved mercy and walked humbly with God -- Appreciation
Copy-cat syndrome and role of media
Crumbling under pressure
Booker shortlist includes former winners Coetzee and Byatt
Few missing pieces in otherwise intriguing book
Sybil relates her migration to the city
Ask the US Consul
He may be confined, but his creativity blooms
Exceptional scientist who took the time to “stand and stare” -- Tribute
Lessons taught and lessons learnt
Gold medal for Lankan Major General at Manila Defence College
People and events
Cotton Collection goes to Pelawatta
Come to the Colombo Art Biennale
Seeing the beauty in the ordinary
That Burgher delicacy wrapped up in banana leaf
Dancing to the beat of old and new
Other Magazine Articles
  Nimmi’s latest pick, the Bard
  Jagath’s fourth phase of hope
  Bridging the worlds of modern science and ancient wisdom
  AYA continues its support for young artists
  AWPA: Showing the way to kindness
  magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Guiding schools on global warming
  Thrilling performance
  Music seminar
  Making music
  Jamming with ‘Thry Minded’
  Land of the Lost (2009)
  Browser News
TV Times Articles
  Chandani : Taking it one step further
  Pink Party again
  Cliff: Colombo not in the Golden Jubilee World Tour
  See the world with Browns Tours
  ‘Tissa Resort’ - Between cultural and wilderness
  Detective’s journey to Corsica
  Girly cricket on cinema
  Crazy vs Beautiful at AC
  Jacqueline The latest magic of Bolywood Genie
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