Thousands of book enthusiasts, including foreigners, thronged the BMICH to snap up rare and new books at the week-long International Book Fair which opened yesterday.
Pic by Athula Devapriya
Mix & Mingle: Art and people
The spacious warehouses behind Park Street Mews down Union Place once were stables. Last week they transformed into rambling art pavilions to accommodate an exhibition of contemporary art, the main event of the inaugural Colombo Art Biennale (CAB).
Bureaucratic bungling stalls IRD building reconstruction
Construction work on the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) building which was severely damaged in the abortive LTTE air attack on February 20 has been hampered owing to bureaucratic bungling and serious conflict of interest issues involving the Secretary to the Ministry of Construction and Engineering Services and some other Ministry officials, informed sources said.
Japan on road to harmonious decline
Forget what you have heard about the hard-working Japanese salaryman: since the early 1990's, the Japanese have drastically slackened their work habits. Indeed, Tokyo University economist Fumio Hayashi has demonstrated that the main reason behind Japan's 20 years of stagnation has been the decrease in the quantity of work performed by the Japanese.
How can I be involved in my child's education
Research studies consistently reveal that high student achievement and self-esteem are closely related to positive parental participation in education. Parents and schools need to work together so all children can succeed in school.
One-day cricket has an important role to play in the game’s future
We arrived in South Africa late on Wednesday after a long flight from Colombo with the disappointment of losing the Compaq tri-series final to India still fresh in our minds. This, however, is a new tournament and we need to focus on the task ahead and not on the past.

Harm-free home
Just the word ‘home’ conjures up a vision of comfort and safety. But is your home really safe for your son or daughter? Take a look around and you will see the many dangers lying all over your home, unwittingly and thoughtlessly left by you as a parent.
IDPs: India pressurizes Govt.
Serious concerns expressed by the Government of India over the continued holding of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in camps prompted the Government to carry out a review of the ongoing process.
Pillayan-Karuna clash intensifies in East

The government has imposed restrictions on Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan opening more political offices under the name of the Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (Tamil People’s Liberation Tigers) in the Eastern Province.

Other News Articles
Police powers for FEB officials
Nude pics to embarrass Lanka: CID
Ranil reiterates gold charge
Calls to halt animal sacrifices
New laws urged to save sacrificial animals
The ‘relic’ racket
The news that the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was fingerprinted on arrival at the Tokyo airport a fortnight ago was the talk of the day, but given the visa complexities inherent in today's foreign travel, the incident was overshadowed by a different episode; a questionable temple function he attended in the city of Kobe.
Govt. sees global conspiracy -Political Column
This week saw the Government, which continues to maintain a high level of military preparedness, waging a political war on several fronts, both in Sri Lanka and abroad.
Three imperatives for economic growth and development- The Economic Analysis
Economic growth is a multifaceted phenomenon dependent on a multiplicity of factors both economic and non-economic. There are many non-economic factors that impinge on economic growth such as political stability, law and order, the rule of law, integrity and honesty of the public service, levels of health and education, among others.
Untangling a turtle tragedy
Travelling to Colombo last Monday morning, the crowded office train was slowing down at the Wellawatta station, when I noticed a turtle on the beach. The turtle was surrounded by puzzled morning joggers who wanted to have a closer look at this unusual visitor.
The marriage of Prince Veediya Bandara
The Sangharaja realized that King Buwanekabahu had come to terms with all that had happened – by this time. So while advising the king, he referred to Prince Veediya Bandara too. Though the king listened to all this in complete silence, he did not utter a word. The priest wanted to emphasise the fact that, though Veediya Bandara was stubborn, he wasn't a bad sort of individual.

IDPs: India pressurizes Govt.
Pillayan-Karuna clash intensifies in East
Police powers for FEB officials
Nude pics to embarrass Lanka: CID
Ranil reiterates gold charge
Calls to halt animal sacrifices
New laws urged to save sacrificial animals
Upcountry flower now blooms in Puttalam
Working girl charges female cops with sexual harassment
ICC Trophy will see hot betting on top batting
Threats force Elder to leave Lanka early
PM leads delegation to New York for UN General Assembly
Police inaction in face of growing violence, say polls monitors
Waiting in hope
Trial of school principal to go ahead
Eid festival tomorrow
Cruel seas
SriLankan Airlines boosts Italian sector
US is not perfect, but committed to promote rights and freedom
Exposing an exposition -- the Sunday Times INSIGHT
The GSP Plus report: Could we have done it better?
IMF team to meet the media
Solheim suffers setback
Another doctorate for the President
Uncertainty in tourism industry
Justice to be streamlined
Odds and Ends
Relocated IDPs yet to reach home: UN report
Don’t blame the West, fight for GSP Plus, Karu tells Govt.
Furnace oil crisis: CPC may blacklist supplier
Estate deal divides trade unions
Political Column
Govt. sees global conspiracy
5th Column
A legacy proudly cherished by King et al
The Economic Analysis
Three imperatives for economic growth and development
Not issued this week
Focus on Rights
Of private palavering and public roars
Japan on road to harmonious decline
Afghan fraud: Corporatism takes over British democracy
Study shows bad habits take a decade off life
Obama: racism not 'the overriding issue' in criticism
Everest “memento” for Obama to show climate change impact
Grieving Pak villagers bury bomb victims as toll rises
Ahmadinejad says Holocaust a lie, Israel has no future
Ramadan in Silver Spring
  Financial Times
Bureaucratic bungling stalls IRD building reconstruction
Trade union to address EU Parliament Human Rights Council on GSP+
Gotabhaya: Sri Lanka heads for new economic goals
Plantations getting back to normal
Big corporate names in Jaffna as interest grows
Aitken Spence gung-ho on hotel expansion
COMMENT - GSP+: Unions enter the picture
The saga of oil exploration in the Mannar Basin
ICASL holds 30th National Conference
Good time for rights issues
Vasu considers legal action against ICASL Council, Ethics Committee
People's Bank reduces interest rates
LSE's buyout of MillenniumIT - a done deal
Unregulated finance companies crisis forum at ST Business Club
Sri Lankans' potential yet to be fully tapped
GSK introduces treatment for breast cancer
Ceylinco Finance PLC repositioned as ‘Nation Lanka Finance’
MBAs and their perverse Bonus Schemes?
Political risk insurance in Sri Lanka
Day/night car care clinic from AMW
Tea estate company losses rise due to amendment in accounts
MTI CxO Survey on Business Technology: Findings out soon
WSO2 Carbon wins InfoWorld award
Lanka Princess Hotel wins TUI award
Unemployment on increasing trend in Sri Lanka
Lankan manufacturing base to export 4,000 computers monthly to Pakistan
New IT-BPO workforce survey expected in December
UAE's Etisalat bids for Sri Lanka’s Tigo
Footwear and Leather Fair 2009 in November
Michael Elias back as President of Sri Lanka Germany Business Council
International University soon under public-private partnership
Rights based approach for labour migration
Kelani Cables PLC to centralise operations
Czech Republic to welcome the Pope
Sri Lankan $500 mln bond next month
Details of forcibly acquiring property of F&G revealed in court
CB wants independent verification on Ceylinco Shriram assets
Global airline industry forecasts rising losses this year
Harpo's Pizza completes one year in the Maldives
Sri Lanka will not submit to an investigation by another country - Minister of International Trade
Directors of F&G Property Developers (Pvt) Ltd released on bail
Sinhala fonts not widely available
CIMA Business Leaders Summit: The challenge – ‘Now and Ahead’
Wage pressures could spur inflation -CB Asst. Governor
TIENS says it’s not a pyramid scheme, operates within the law
Biggest economies adjusting investment policies to attract investments
New President at Sri Lanka – Italy Biz Council
Seven -judge bench hears PBJ case
AGM of the Sri Lanka – Australia – New Zealand Business Council
SriLankan Catering posts Rs. 1.2 billion net profit

One-day cricket has an important role to play in the game’s future
Taufel runs away from Asia
Vantage points, security and mumbo jumbo
Jayasuriya – still Lanka’s match winner
Strategy, planning and mental skills
All Blacks crush Wallabies 33-6
If you are a cricketer fine; tennis has no place laments Godamanne
India will overtake us at rugby warns Tony Amit
Mithun strikes it rich at the RCGC
Kumara bags 85 Kg He- Man title
Vaas squashes 25 x 4 cricket
Aney is It true ?
ICC offer incentive to West Indies
Readers Forum
Injured Gibbs out of game against Sri Lanka
Paks squash Lanka while Proteas have it easy against the Windies
Flintoff may have to pay if he injures knee
Northern Sports fest launched
NCC makes steady progress
No upsets; favourites ease through
Three stages for National School Games
Bandara and Dilhani emerge winners at Kurunegala
Duleeka and Chathura shine
How can I be involved in my child's education
APIIT makes education history by inaugurating the first full-fledged private law school in Sri Lanka
Be inspired and be successful with the British Council at the Colombo International Book Fair
ECU MBA at ACBT attracts the crème of corporate Sri Lanka
ICASL Qualification a global passport after your A/Ls
Study in UK with 3WGE
Time is precious - Enter a Final Year US Management Degree right here in Sri Lanka
A sneak preview into the history of tertiary education providers in Sri Lanka
Effortless joyfulness
Pro-active mindset:Always can-do attitude
PCJT is the secret to high salaried IT jobs
70 % saving? Is this true or are you being taken for a ride?
Why majority of students choose ESOFT for learning BCS...
The School of Fashion @ The Academy of Design
Graduateship Programme in Chemistry announced for the 32nd Year
Asian Chemists' biennial meeting in Shanghai, China
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
The School of Interior Design @ The Academy of Design
ABS Rapid Results College launches CMA - Sri Lanka with Part Scholarships to Government Employees, Armed Forces and Police
CIMA Spellmaster Season 2 takes off
  Medi Scene
Harm-free home
Scarred by acne?
Tremors: What they are and how you treat them
Bariatric surgery - Who needs it when
When Diabetes strikes children
Dementia: The fading memory problem

Untangling a turtle tragedy
Attitude problems beset the public service -- Letter to the editor
Taking World’s End to great tourism heights -- Letter to the editor
Nugegoda hill-top bank is a pain for patrons -- Letter to the editor
Teacher and community worker with a vision of universal love -- Appreciation
Goodbye Thaj, farewell Dad -- Appreciation
A leading light in the field of economics -- Appreciation
The cashew sisters of Mannar
The all powerful true form of unity
Writing for the ‘Lathas’ of her childhood
The joys and dilemmas of a young boy
A dive into the milk fountain
Now on: The much looked forward to Book Fair
State Literary Award for 2 Stamford Lake publications
Understanding elephants and finding solutions to HEC
On the trail of the little known lizards
The Standard Chartered Bank does its bit to ‘Seeing is Believing’
People and events
Anarkali and Patiala shalwars in for Eid season
Tourism turnaround in north, east with new hotel project
Final night of All Danced Out!
Style on and off the ramp
Other Magazine Articles
  Mix & Mingle: Art and people
  Old favourites with the Platters
  Suresh sinks his teeth into Dracula
  magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Scribes in the making
  Up close with Dushyanth
  A September to remember
  Technology acquisitions during a recession?
TV Times Articles
  11 years Golden memories linger on…
  Siyatha Television is now on
  Gayamu Eda Gee’ Sinhala sing – along
  Now Kalladi Beach Festival
  Rodney’s travel reports out
  Holiday Inn take away Savan specials
  The beauty and the bold in making
  Bhadraji brings 'Rainy Day'
  Funday Times
The marriage of Prince Veediya Bandara
New books from Sybil Nanda
Inside Insects
Starting the Journal
Dreams -- A Poem for the week
Kids World
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