These girl soldiers recruited by the LTTE for armed conflict have now been rescued and are being rehabilitated at the Hindu Girls’ College at Bambalapitiya. Some of them are seen in happy conversation at the school hostel. Pic by Berty Mendis
Kandinsky : Where Impressionism and Fauvism spell originality
A visual art programme devoted to the father of abstract art, Vassily Kandinsky is now on at the Alliance française de Kandy. The exhibition depicting the life and the main works of this artist continues till November 2.
Turbulent Colombo market over Rajaratnam drama
Colombo’s stockmarket was topsy-turvy this week on the back of the US drama surrounding high networth investor Raj Rajaratnam who, despite facing insider trading charges in the US, can still buy or sell stock in Colombo.
Waziristan: Pak’s fight for survival
After nine suicide attacks in just eleven days that killed 160 people, including many from the security forces, the Pakistan army has finally started its long awaited offensive in South Waziristan where the Pakistani Taliban are based.

Providing an unique opportunity for academics

The University of Colombo's Faculty of Management and Finance is once again organizing the Annual International Research Conference for the 4th consecutive year. This conference is expected to provide a forum for Academics, Management Practitioners, Consultants, PhD Candidates, students at undergraduate and Masters level and other stakeholders mostly from Asian countries an ideal platform to discuss timely themes in the areas of management and finance.

Aussies promote cricket apartheid
Is there a serious effort by the ‘big’ cricketing nations to force a divide? This is the question that is bothering the smaller nations in the ICC. This is what an article headlined “Big four aim to cut out small fry” in the Australian newspaper, The Age, says regarding the dispute:

Disruption of the fuel distribution network compelled filling stations countrywide to shut down yesterday as fears grew of strikes in other vital sectors such as electricity, water supply and the ports.

Dispute over Oman Air takes a nosedive

Oman has threatened to cancel SriLankan Airlines flights to its capital Muscat and block the use of its airspace for SriLankan flights if the Sri Lankan government fails to adhere to a bilateral agreement between the two countries, the Sunday Times learns.

Other News Articles
US: 170 alleged ‘war crimes’ between May 2 and 18
Myanmar military ruler coming here
PSD casts die at star-class casino
Vital drugs fail quality tests
Sky war: Operation Desert Storm

Sharing the fruits of victory

Our Diplomatic Editor broke the story last week and our Political Editor expands on it in his column next door to this space. Last week, the President of Sri Lanka got a tinge excited about the possibility of a mutiny - a coup of sorts - and thought it fit to convey his fears to the departing Indian High Commissioner in Colombo.
No ‘disaffection’: Govt. warning
Political Column

Even if a front-page report in the Sunday Times last week by the Diplomatic Editor did not lead to much discussion, the related events were still chilling.
Now they take their lives in their hands-
5th Column

My Dear Nimal,

I thought I must write to you again, because you seem to be in the news once more-no, not for leading the campaign at Uva where you helped the Blues to get over seventy per cent of the vote- but for being in charge of a Ministry whose immunization programme led to the death of yet another child.
Ring of fire to hover over Jaffna
Eclipses have fascinated humans through recorded history, and astrologers in Lanka have imagined two planets "rahu" and "ketu" being the head and tail of a mythical dragon to explain them. An eclipse of the Sun, is one of those spectacular displays of nature you must watch in your lifetime.
Guiding Light
Mrs. Sita Rajasuriya, a pioneer of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009. As a member of the Association, Mrs. Rajasuriya held numerous posts, serving finally as Chief Commissioner for 9 years and then President for 5 years.

Fuel crisis, other vital sectors face strike
Dispute over Oman Air takes a nosedive
US: 170 alleged ‘war crimes’ between May 2 and 18
Myanmar military ruler coming here
PSD casts die at star-class casino
Vital drugs fail quality tests
Sky war: Operation Desert Storm
Public buildings still largely ‘unfriendly’
Don’t panic over spread of H1N1, say health officials
Corruption on the rise in government hospitals and clinics
Colombo City hotels: Minimum room rates to come into effect from November 1
Lankan boat people: Human smuggling racket suspected
Lecture on ‘Re-Assessing Don Juan Dharmapala’
Media freedom before GSP Plus: Media groups tell Govt.
The famous Guildford Crescent in Colombo 7
For some IDPs, release means return to camps
Rubella deaths: The probe widens
Resist pressure from vested interests, PMRP tells Minister
Eye surgery patient at private hospital ends up in intensive care: Husband lodges three complaints with the police
Full throttle for motorists
GSP Plus issue adds to Govt. woes
The elusive monsoon causes anxiety for Britons
South Asian wizards and gamblers stun US
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Chinese workers at Coal Power Project threatened
PCs spent 75% of money on personal emoluments
Political Column
No ‘disaffection’: Govt. warning
5th Column
Now they take their lives in their hands
The Economic Analysis
External finances and performance
‘That’s what foes are for’, at least in Lankan politics
Focus on Rights
The equalization of state terror and militant terror
Waziristan: Pak’s fight for survival
The death-defying dollar
Ram was happy with Sita..and then
The lucrative business of Obama-bashing
Asian nations look to 'lead world'
Mom admits to 'Balloon Boy' hoax - court record
Taliban vow to disrupt Afghan run-off vote
Abbas calls Palestinian elections for January 24
Jackson fans protest 'This Is It' concert spectacular
Iran ignores deadline, delays reply on UN atom deal
Pak army takes Taliban chief's hometown: sources
Smiling Obamas in Leibovitz family portrait
How former colleagues helped build the government's case
  Financial Times
Turbulent Colombo market over Rajaratnam drama
More than 2,000 companies struck off the register
SEC takes over IRD reconstruction programme
LSE ready to help local firms raise capital
Discussion on education at the Sunday Times Business Club
COMMENT- Sri Lanka, still headline news
Sri Lanka hasn’t implemented International HR Conventions
Capital must be wooed to Lanka - top HSBC official
Legal right for travel agents to carry passports of clients
Dimo Chairman’s Report hailed as the best-of-the-best outside the US
Trade easing between Sri Lanka and India
Fitch: Etisalat's entry could affect profits of other Sri Lankan Telecom operators
10% of Sri Lankan foreign labour faced abuses in 2001
SEC to install new surveillance to beat market manipulation
Supreme Court directs F&G continue its functions
Public sector problems same as in 1996 – top policy expert
Issue over re-registering firms
Top Central Bank official dies
30,000 expected at e-Asia 2009
RAM reaffirms Asian Alliance Insurance ratings
Government won’t intervene in private sector wage issues
Testing shows 92.7% emissions reductions via X-1R
NSB Annual Report: Among the best in the world
Dialog TV payments thro’ Singer
Best Entrepreneur Awards presented in Hambantota District
SEC targets women to invest in the share market
Foreign investments in stock market to increase
Umbrella manufacturer moves into new areas of business
First time SL buyers at HK trade fairs offered free hotel stays
Rajaratnam case causes tidal waves in financial world
US-based Asia Energy seeks 21.4% stake in Lankan power firm
Sri Lanka tourism promoted in Kuwait
As the gunfire ends, Sri Lanka's property boom begins
Global Holidays celebrates 25 years
Microsoft Sri Lanka's 'Gamata IT' launched in Sabaragamuwa
Tourist friendly tuk tuk service in Colombo city
Lalith Kotelawala's stay in jail may end soon
Seminar on 'Registration of title to Property'
Second accused in Singalanka case says he's guilty
Urgent need for rule of law and reforms for good governance

Aussies promote cricket apartheid
T20 losing its sheen
Closer look at crossing the border
Rugby laws for ‘Simple Simon’
Aney is It true?
Big waves by Ananda
Rugby AGM in January assures Maiya
Leggie Madushan wrecks Richmond
New Zealand coach quits amid player criticism
Benitez sees United as an opportunity
Injury cloud over India ahead of first Australia match
Axed Misbah eyes Pakistan comeback
Soderling battles into Stockholm semi-finals
All Blacks counting frames
Gibbs, Ntini left out of South Africa’s ODI squad
Hans and Thilina tons put SSC on top
Gayle happy to return
MCA take on Lanka Cavaliers today
Thoras have a right Royal victory
Sevanagala Rally on Nov. 21
Inspired by freedom
President’s Trophy win a boost for Defence rugby
RS. 10 mil security bill for SLC
Dimuth SSC’s hero in Singapore
Ponting, Sachin, Younus are great examples to our senior cricketers
Visakha juniors win water polo championship
Providing an unique opportunity for academics
Spokenedge: ‘Talk the walk’ become the great speaker you were meant to be
ANZEC: Support students to achieve their dream of a world class higher education
Victoria University: The academic heart for international students
Visit the ‘Amazing America’ Education Fair 2009
Scholarships for postgraduate students at University of Glamorgan, UK
Gateway Graduate School produces the Global and the Regional High Achievers
ICASL marches forward nourishing the teachers of Western Province
Unique study opportunities in partnership with GIRNE American University at Metropolitan College, Colombo
Developing a clear end in mind
Allow and awaken endless happiness
Introducing: Four British Honours Degrees in IT @ ESOFT
Why the majority of students choose ESOFT for learning BCS…
Vying for CIMA Spellmaster Season 2

Ring of fire to hover over Jaffna
A global glow
VIP escort vehicles a public hazard on our roads -- Letter to the editor
Let’s follow UK example in choosing our party leaders -- Letter to the editor
Send the PMG a letter to say Jaffna has been liberated -- Letter to the editor
Too much for pensioners to expect in their lifetime -- Letter to the editor
Our best friend, role model, hero – and beloved brother -- Appreciation
Warm memories of Guneratna hospitality -- Appreciation
A year has passed by -- Appreciation
Eminent historian and university administrator par excellence -- Appreciation
The games they play
Don’t miss this world famous quartet
Body narratives: Exploring the able and the disabled
Big leap in the frog world
Myths and fables come alive in today’s world
Understanding Autism: A mother’s courageous saga
Information spiced with excitement makes this a page-turner
Do-it-yourself bungalow between sea and river
National Trust lecture on coins and currency
People and events
Yoland dazzles
Colombo Fashion Week in Vogue India
Other Magazine Articles
  New forms for familiar feelings
  Stringing together diversity
  Kandinsky : Where Impressionism and Fauvism spell originality
  How to dress up your wall
  magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Musical mayhem
  Saintly sounds
  Unleashing their talent
TV Times Articles
  Halloween Howl 2009 at ‘Le Garage’
  Spooky Night at Tabu
  Sing- along with Rajiv, Sunil and Maria
  ‘Ru Entertainment’; Rupavahini creations in DVDs
  Classics and contemporaries at European film fest
  All time classic at American Center
  Newstead Band show
  Explore nature at Kalu’s Hideaway
  Senaka no more
  Sunday Buffet sizzles at Taj Airport Garden Hotel
  Funday Times
Inside Insects
Guiding Light
This is me -- A Poem for the week
The mystery is solved!
Kids World
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