Drought extracts secrets of Wewa in Ampara
While heavy rains are continuing in Colombo and elsewhere, one of the worst ever droughts has hit the eastern district of Ampara. The crisis is portrayed here with the ruins of an ancient temple surfacing as the Jayanthi Wewa dries up. Pic by Wasantha Chandrapala
Seeing the land on three cycles
An apt question indeed, as it isn’t every day that young men armed with two road bikes, one mountain bike, a battered road map and bucketloads of spirit decide to cycle around the country, after all.
Commercial banks to follow state banks
Commercial banks will end up reducing interest rates on loans following a directive by the President this week for state banks to slash their interest rates to levels between 8 to 12%.
Criminals and the rich thrive in Indian democracy
With every election, democracy is undoubtedly deepening in India. But it is also exposing the systems limitations.
Academy of Design presents Sri Lanka Design Festival

The Academy of Design, Sri Lanka's pioneering Design School, has taken yet another step in its celebrated journey of innovation in Design Education in Sri Lanka.

2011 World Cup semi-final at Khettarama Stadium
ICC representatives will be in Sri Lanka between November 11 and 25 to ascertain the progress of work for the 2011 World Cup which will also be held in Sri Lanka along with India and Bangladesh. The 2011 competition will consist of 49 games with 16 teams divided into two groups. India will host 29 of the tournament's 49 matches across eight venues. Sri Lanka will host 12 games across three venues and Bangladesh eight at two venues.




Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka, now on a private visit to the United States, has been told to face a “voluntary meeting” with the Department of Homeland Security, prompting fears in Colombo that Washington is asserting its legal authority over the “war crimes” report released last week.

Human smuggling begins in East

While Australia and Indonesia are engaged in diplomacy to resolve the problem of the growing number of Sri Lankan asylum seekers drifting into their seas, the people-smuggling racket originating from the eastern coast of Sri Lanka is continuing unabated, the Sunday Times learns.

Other News Articles
Presidential poll likely; signs of rift in cabinet
Top-level Indo-Lanka talks soon
The rabies risk
Up close and personal with the US Ambassador
Crisis talks in Muscat over Oman Air flights

Naxalite threat: Lanka must help India

India is undergoing increasing acts of insurgent activities. It is not unusual that India has such problems. Ever since Independence and the partition of 1947, generations of Indians have had to live with the Kashmir issue on their North-Western frontier -- perennial problem between India and Pakistan.
Political battles reach crucial point - Political Column
Barely six months after Tiger guerrillas were defeated militarily; Sri Lanka's political landscape is fast changing. After that defeat in May, this year, the UPFA Government found itself in a solid rock, unassailable position. Then, the exacerbating euphoria drowned the voices of the opposition and crowned the UPFA as an unshakable Government. Is that glory now waning both locally and internationally?
‘Conspiracies’ - oh, how welcome thy ploys! -
5th Column

Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “is Sri Lanka a very important country?”
“Well,” Bindu’s father Percy said, “it is important to us but it is still a small country...”

Picking up after a stroke
Herathhamige Swarnalatha remembers only feeling faintish and having blurred vision. When she woke up she was in hospital, her left side paralyzed and her left leg amputated.“
The end of Samudradevi's life
Veediya Bandara, accepted the innocence of Samudradevi and tried to control himself. Once again, they began to spend their days happily. This calm and happiness, however did not last for long.

US to quiz Gen. Fonseka
Human smuggling begins in East
Presidential poll likely; signs of rift in cabinet
Top-level Indo-Lanka talks soon
Collateral damage
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
New IGP takes up duties on Tuesday
Call for independent body to import drugs
Lawyers defy order to hand over keys to Hulftsdorp offices
Lanka to receive GSP + concessions for 8 months more
Beruwala clash: Buhary Mosque Sheikh not implicated, says AG
Farewell to father of street theatre
Risking young lives
Policeman remanded in forced-drowning case
Beware: Trees fall as strong winds create havoc in city
Family figures as chief offender in abuse cases
Handbook on media in Tamil launched
The rabies risk
Government and unions heading for showdown - Demand for Rs. 5,000 salary increase
Up close and personal with the US Ambassador
Crisis talks in Muscat over Oman Air flights
Blasting at Piyangala continuing, say activists
Drought-struck farmers pray for rain and government help
Political Column
Political battles reach crucial point
5th Column
‘Conspiracies’ - oh, how welcome thy ploys!
The Economic Analysis
The economy minus GSP Plus
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Asserting the accountability of governments
Criminals and the rich thrive in Indian democracy
India in visa clampdown on foreign workers
Typhoon Mirinae smashes storm-weary Philippines
Abdullah to call poll boycott if terms not met: Sources
India remembers Indira Gandhi on 25th death anniversary
At least nine survivors in Amazon plane crash
Dalai Lama defends visit to disputed Indian state
Taking on Maoists
Indira Gandhi: The authoritarian patriot
  Financial Times
Commercial banks to follow state banks
Ceylinco Chief free under strict bail conditions
No need for support package if GSP + is withdrawn – CB
CHMI/Aitken Spence submits final offer in port project
Tigo to change name, launch 3G
Standard Chartered CEO Clive Haswell transferred
COMMENT - Rate cuts: The good, bad and the ugly
Challenges facing public listed company directors
Practical guide to labour law
Oil exploration in the Mannar Basin
Business community calls for profiles of ‘ideal’ leaders
Schneider Electric creates awareness on energy conservation
FCCISL to host SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave
Seminar on ‘Managing in tough economic conditions’ for printers
Letter - Urgent need to return to rule of law
World Spice Food Festival to add spice to Sri Lanka
GTB Colombo steps in to meet steel demand for construction
Sri Lanka’s Munchee Biscuits to China
Exports seen rising despite GSP Plus issue-CB
Hayleys MGT posts healthy first half profit growth
LB Finance increases net profit
Caltex supports visually handicapped graduates
Dr Amal Uthum Herat – a rare intellect
Southern expressway -Like driving in a foreign land
ILO says countries with better collective bargaining have fewer strikes
Shareholders funds help JKH profitability
Court action against Alufab Ltd
Treasury Secretary on comeback trail
Lankan chambers welcome reduction in bank interest rates
Depositors dismayed over income drop
Interest rate cut boosts stocks
Bulgarian Presidential trade delegation to be hosted by FCCISL
Seylan returns to stability with Rs 585 mln post-tax profit
8% of Sri Lankan students study abroad – University don
Wijeya Newspapers wins award for cleaner production
Polls, trade benefits add to share market woes
Foreigners eye Rajaratnam’s stakes
Interest rates: Govt. needs to sustain low regime

2011 World Cup semi-final at Khettarama Stadium
MCC’s Test concerns
Speaking of the next generation
Short sighted rugby vision and the VAT rat
Controversial by nature
Sri Lanka make two out of three
Shihan, Udara and Supun lead Thurstan fight back
Sithari Perera – Knocking hard on the door to Stardom
Rugby ball sold for Rs. 75,000
Gateway girls bag two cager c’ships
TT seminar in Kandy
Captaincy and ground reality
David Shepherd, umpire who would never keep his feet on the ground
Another feather in Dilshan’s cap
Geoff Boycott says Afridi best bowling all rounder
Dinesh slams second ton
Moratuwa U’grads light up the skies
Water Polo national begins today
Matara SC fall short
Isipatana win Tag rugby title
Academy of Design presents Sri Lanka Design Festival
“MBA Graduates should join hands to support the nation re-building efforts”
The British Council/Mobitel Grammar Quest Finals on November 2
An in-depth two on-line Diploma Courses on Buddhist Studies and English through Buddhism
Learnium International: A school with a difference
The crossroads of life
Freedom of the mind - fine selection
MATRIX, trusted for BCS and BIT in Sri Lanka
ACCA Sri Lanka blends professionals into burgeoning industries
Changes to Australian Skills Assessment process from January 2010
‘GREEN THE WORLD’ campaign
BRISTOL BUSINESS SCHOOL - Premier Hospitality and Business Training Institution in Singapore
Hemal reads for Masters at Queensland University
University of Peradeniya signs MoU with UND
Glamorous display of talents by Sujatha Girls …
SJU is a great place to study: Yasas
SLIIT launches Electronic Engineering Degree Programme
‘Speak Olympiad 2009’ - Finals, a spectacle of a lifetime!
National Convention of JCISL
'The challenge - branding Sri Lanka'
Why you should choose ESOFT for learning Edexcel's HND

Pidurangala: In the midst of serenity
“We Tamils are ever friends with you….”
Street children need guidance and vocational training, not ‘rehabilitation’ -- Letter to the editor
Travel programme should go online -- Letter to the editor
Cheerful and full of ideas, he was a friend indeed -- Appreciation
He would not have lived his life any other way -- Appreciation
Serving the people was her only ambition -- Appreciation
A humane educationist who touched our lives -- Appreciation
Picking up after a stroke
Adisham: A homesick Englishman’s haven in the tropics
A ‘flat’ Strauss, a controlled Mozart and a ‘whooping’ Mendelssohn
Sunil Santha songs - something to treasure
Dragonflies and the gathering of elephants
Easy, attractive guide to the Sutta Nipata Sermons
Vast corpus of information on fascinating subject
A literary evening with Fatima Bhutto
Design Festival, a first for Sri Lanka
A musical tribute to Ru
Platters are here to bring back those good old hits
Don’t miss Colombo’s hottest couture fashion show
Other Magazine Articles
  Seeing the land on three cycles
  Detective fiction: Michelle’s pick anytime
  A shot in the wild
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Taking care of the environment
  Harnessing their strengths
  Spectacle magnifique
  Fantasy adventure Aladin released
  Battle of minds
  Choir concert to enthrall audiences
  The YouTube story
TV Times Articles
  Down Memory Lane
  The Platters: live in concert at Cinnamon Lakeside
  Ramani wins TOYP 2009 Award
  Launch of FEE Group Plc in Sri Lanka
  A journey of revelation
  Tribute to Titus
  Dancing accolade to Dissanayake
  Aladin in town
  Best movies at American Center
  ‘Sakviththo’ shows the deceptive schemes
  Feasts divine at vil uyana ... a treasure trove of gourmet delights
  Lebanese food on show at Galadari
  Chairman’s Black Tie Dinner
  Funday Times
The end of Samudradevi's life
Wonders of a book -- A Poem for the week
'Hammersmith & Fulham Fostering a Child' poster competition
Kids World
Once Upon a Time
Flying kites
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka - Number 09
An interview - From our Kid Reporter: Shammarah Ismath
Endangered Animals of Sri Lanka
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