President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen examining some bombs after he opened the Sri Lanka Air Force museum at Ratmalana. With him is SLAF Commander Roshan Gunatillake.
Pic by Gemunu Wellage
Falling in love all over again with The Platters
In the 1950s The Platters made the kind of music people listened to as they fell in love. Catchy, romantic numbers were sung in perfect harmony by a quartet of young black performers, but at the heart of the band was its manager and sometimes song writer Buck Ram. Quite firmly in charge, Buck helped the band win 16 Grammys. He also ensured that The Platters performed despite dramatic changes in the ensemble’s composition.
Slow rise in credit demand
Commercial banks this week reduced their borrowing and some part of their lending rates in line with calls by the Central Bank to cut rates but credit demand hasn’t risen as one would have expected, banking sources said.
Twenty years after the fall of the wall
History in the making is all too often tragic. Only rarely is it capable of irony. November 9, 1989, was one of those rare moments when irony reigned, because East Germany's bureaucratic socialism died as it had lived - with a bureaucratic snafu.
Foreign undergraduate medical education, degrees and licensure

Over the last 20 years the number of private Sri Lankan "foreign medical graduates" (FMG) has increased tremendously. The number of private and state foreign institutions catering to this demand has also increased. Some make it more attractive by offering courses in English. China is the latest addition.

Mithun to turn pro after Aussie cruise
Reigning Sri Lanka Amateur Golf champion Mithun Perera will follow his father’s footsteps when he takes part at the Australian Open Golf tournament which will take place from December 3-6.
Opposition’s common candidate: Gen. Fonseka

Constituent parties of the newly formed-United National Front (UNF) reached consensus this week that General Sarath Fonseka should be their common candidate in the event of a Presidential Election.

Govt. slams EC in 48-page response

The Government has slammed the European Commission (EC) probe on GSP Plus trade concessions saying it is 'politically motivated and accompanied by a high degree of prejudice'.

Other News Articles
Govt. moves to defuse union threat
First Swine flu death in Lanka
Lanka gets second tranche, tribute from IMF
Shells as souvenirs
By Gad Sir, come on with it
Rice imports only if there’s a shortage

The dangers of dual citizenship

IChief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka's recent visit to the US and his 'tactical withdrawal' to Sri Lanka together with increased speculation that he was to enter politics have been the talk of many a town.
Fonseka: A tactical withdrawal, what next?
Political Column
Chief of Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka returned to Colombo as dawn broke over Sri Lanka on Thursday, ending fears of Government leaders he would disclose to US law enforcement agencies secrets of the military campaign that defeated the Tiger guerrillas this May.
With bated breath we await his ‘crowning
-5th Column

Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is this new political party?”
“There are so many political parties now,” Bindu’s father Percy said, “I’m not sure which political party you are referring to…”

‘This is not a political factory’
By the time Benazir Bhutto met her death at the hands of a suicide bomber in 2007, she and her niece Fatima hadn’t spoken in over a decade. Still, people loved to compare them.
Enjoy the glory of a unique heritage
Sigiriya has been a popular place to visit for both the young and the old. Apart from the marvel of the 5th century rock fortress, the glorious paintings, the writings on the Mirror Wall and the beautiful gardens on top of the rock, now there is something new for the visitor to see. That is the recently opened Sigiriya Museum – a marvel in itself.

Opposition’s common candidate: Gen. Fonseka
Govt. slams EC in 48-page response
Govt. moves to defuse union threat
First Swine flu death in Lanka
Lanka gets second tranche, tribute from IMF
Shells as souvenirs
By Gad Sir, come on with it
Rice imports only if there’s a shortage
Focus on polls at SLFP convention
IGP gets Theras’ blessings to create a top police force
Police await forensic tests results in B’pitiya case
Remembrance Sunday
Ship detained for defaulting payment
Christmas stamps out
Showdown looms as public sector TUs gear for go-slow campaign
Boat people: Standoff at sea
The toll on Southern Highway
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Microsoft puts Royal College among world’s most innovative schools
Former UNICEF official killed in accident
Two shot at near nightclub in Thimbirigasyaya
Police bust well-planned N’Eliya bank heist
All set or settling for the O/Levels
Hundreds of fish die in Kandy Lake
Saudi executions raise questions about legal help for convicted overseas Lankans
Farmers clash with Wild Life officials after jumbo jinks
Death fall exposes alleged child labour
Church faces further threat
Fraud at Moneragala MOH Office
Sarath Fonseka and DHS: More questions than answers
Political Column
Fonseka: A tactical withdrawal, what next?
5th Column
With bated breath we await his ‘crowning’
The Economic Analysis
The economy minus GSP Plus
Economy forgotten in Fonseka fireworks
Focus on Rights
Thoughts on the drowning of one man
Than Shwe: The soldier and the state
Twenty years after the fall of the wall
US grieves after doctor kills 13 on army base
Taliban attack kills three Pakistani soldiers: officials
US supports Dalai Lama visit to Indian state: report
Disaster declared in flood-hit Australia
Woman passes 950th driving test
Sacked worker kills one, wounds five in Orlando shooting
Dinosaur prints found in New Zealand's South Island
  Financial Times
Slow rise in credit demand
Exports, more distribution next for locally made Revlon
Central Bank expanding gold reserves
IMF rep in Colombo in tele-press conference
Oman Air to start operations next Saturday
Japanese Bank representative office soon in Colombo
Seylan Bank to appoint more directors
Will Lankan expats respond to the call for help?
Ten Lessons from the Military to Markets
More targets, cooperators in Galleon case
Subsidised fees on offer for public sector, students at e-Asia
DFCC Bank profits show gains in 6-mth period
National Chamber boost to SMEs in Jaffna
Technology doesn't isolate people - US study
Nigeria bailout won't push deficit over 3pct - Central Bank
No Doha deal is better than bad one -US nominees
Hundreds vie for lucrative NY toilet jobs
Costs, delays kill Airbus A400M sale to S.Africa
UK body says “walking tightrope” on bank bonuses
Australia's Rudd attacks Copenhagen critics
Unilever: The past 125 years and the next 15
Sri Lanka to host regional heads of Telecom Regulators
Microsoft cuts 800 jobs, completes layoff plan
Sri Lankan milk producer makes giant strides
ODEL donates clothes and books to IDPs
DSI in strong position as Sri Lanka's top footwear manufacturer-Fitch Ratings
Global recession pushing wages down, says ILO
Wage hike, weather-related crop shortages generate loss for Hayleys plantations subsidiary
Counterfeit “Dettol” plasters seized
6th Reggie Candappa Creative Awards has new categories
Kelani Valley Plantations see losses due to wage hike
Sri Lankan bottle maker reports turnaround in 2nd quarter 2009-10
Banking: From financial intermediation to risk management
Sri Lanka needs macro-economic stability-Malaysian economist
Dispute over telecom tariffs
Janashakthi renovates Children's Park to mark Int. Children's Day
Watawala Plantations shows profits despite huge wage bill
Arriving British nationals to get welcome SMS from Mobitel
Finlays completes international marketing audit with MTI
Hayleys Group profits rise sharply, eyes post-conflict opportunities
Local bank awarded Sri Lanka's top brand status
Cargills looking at Rs 1 billion rapid expansion drive
Aitken Spence shows gains, says Sri Lankan tourism looking good
Windows 7 downloaded 8 million times
‘Chemical –treated’ netting that repels mosquitoes
IMF says selling 200 MT of gold to the Reserve Bank of India
7 Lessons from ‘IPL’ for corporate Sri Lanka!

Mithun to turn pro after Aussie cruise
The impossible dream
Super tourney along with the Carlton
Conditions under (rugby) foot
Fresh flowers for the picking
A tough mind set is the key says Sanga
Wallabies start slam bid with England win
Bon voyage
Sunday Sports Guide
Aney Is It True?
There are enough and more administrators to run rugby
Swim meet at Kingswood
Moratuwa University Tennis Champs
Missing the woods for the trees- Readers Forum
Airmen through by a whisker
Bleak prospects for the Lankans
Schools soccer reaches knockout stage
SSC takes on STAPS at tennis
Inter-Club Tennis takes off
Race is on for 2013 Sevens
Devapriya in stunning upset
Incessant rain proves a spoiler
Tame draw at Darley Road
Foreign undergraduate medical education, degrees and licensure
Wesley College Commerce Day - 2009
Singapore Informatics brings education to your Desk Top
Voices Unlimited - Communication and Leadership workshop
All Island Spelling Competition - CIMA Spellmaster Season 2,
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Fast track to University with MIBT
Global Changemaker at Global Youth Summit-Lihini Ratwatte
World Recognized Project Management Programmes at PMS
Robert Gordon University
Hundreds of BCS students graduate in Sri Lanka
Middlesex in London: Great place for studies
Subsequent to signing of MoU
"Leadership Seminar" for school prefects by Lions Club of Mawanella
Gateway College, Colombo 4 celebrates ‘World Animal Day’
ESOFT sweeps the board
Freedom of the Mind: Dedication to Truth

‘This is not a political factory’
Sleek rhapsody in wood
To whom does the success belong? -- Letter to the editor
Then and now: Waiting for a doctor who never came -- Letter to the editor
Ban all parking under Dehiwela flyover -- Letter to the editor
Who were the original terrorists in Sri Lanka? -- Letter to the editor
A man who lived after the manner of his name “Uthum” -- Appreciation
Remembering the ‘elder statesman’ of Royal College -- Appreciation
Father could fill a room with his quiet humour, a whole house with his warm presence -- Appreciation
“Double up, double up – You copper coloured rice eating native...”
Lament for a selfless worm
From the unimaginative to the classy
From the Himalayas to your doorstep
The Nuns, oh, the dear Nuns!
People and events
Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Sister civilizations
Laze away in solitude
A rich tapestry over the years
New insights into gods and men
Other Magazine Articles
  Falling in love all over again with The Platters
  MASii discovering power of short story
  Going potty on your balcony
  magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Student passport to the world
  Musical resonance
  Quest for better grammar
  Free marketing, on-line
  Quest for talent ends on a high
TV Times Articles
  Award winning Weeraya in town
  Nirosha in Concert
  Incredible Night
  ‘Glory’ of war at AC
  Search for Korean cinema and Kim Ki-duk
  To revive ‘Chitrakatha’
  It Was This
  Boodee back with ‘Maathaa’
  ‘Katahanda’ felicitates Gamini
  Christmas in London with Cash and Miles
  ‘Randholee’: Jewel in Kandyan hospitality
  Funday Times
Enjoy the glory of a unique heritage
Book Competition
Life of a clock -- A Poem for the week
Kids World
Junior Zoologists celebrate 10th Anniversary
Sithulpawwa in the deep south
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