The answer is in their hands
Launching their campaign rallies, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen waving to the crowds outside the Elections Secretariat at Rajagiriya with the Korean good-luck talisman he carried during his successful 2005 Presidential poll campaign tied to his right hand. In the photograph below the common opposition candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka is seen taking a ten-point pledge to be presented to monks and other invitees at his Kandy meeting. Pix by Gemunu Wellage and J. Weerasekera
Spreading the word of Yoga
They’re back. Sri Lanka’s premier folk-fusion band, Alien Accent will be back on stage having been out of the music scene for almost four years. The band currently consisting of D. K. Wijesinha and Dillain Joseph, will be backed by some of the country’s finest musicians who have come together to support a worthy cause.
IMF says fiscal policy a major challenge
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week said it was happy with two components of Sri Lanka’s economy – foreign reserves and monetary policy – but noted that the major challenge was fiscal policy and it was awaiting the December figures to check whether targets were met.
Climategate: Spin, scientists and scam at Copenhagen
Thousands of politicians, bureaucrats, and environmental activists have arrived in Copenhagen for the COP15 global climate summit with all the bravado - and self-regard - of a group of commandos who are convinced that they are about to save the world. And, although the political differences between them remain huge, delegates are nonetheless congratulating themselves for having the answers to global warming.
Education you receive today will help you tomorrow
Education is a very important factor for any human being. Therefore the education you receive today will help you tomorrow. Good education makes you a successful man and lead you to good path and make you an intellectual. You need determination, courage and dedication along with your luck to get a better education. You can make such a lucky situation by mere dedication. By the way let's take this example. We have heard, seen of some instances where students who studied less get excellent results at examinations than the students who studied very, very hard.
Kumar, step back and smell the roses!!
I always feel so indebted to those lyricists who have helped me more than once to get over my predicament of an opening line. Before I put my thoughts down in Toto, I wanted to make it very clear that these lines would be on the right track so with the help of that Glen Campbell Classic I say:
No vote still for 200,000 IDPs

Despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa calling for early Presidential Election saying he wanted a mandate from the people from the north, an estimated 200,000 displaced have not registered to vote or applied as displaced persons to vote for the January 26 polls.

Controversy over temporary IDs

The main opposition and the United People's Freedom Alliance are locked in a dispute over the fate of 1.9 million Sri Lankans who will require temporary identity cards to vote at the January 26 Presidential Election.

Other News Articles
JVP joins UNP to wrest local councils
Pillayan wants action against Karuna
President tried to woo JVP: Somawansa
Seasonal greetings in the east
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
The need to debate issues
Another election has been called -- this time something unusual for this country - an early poll. It is a welcome change from the recent past when Governments and their leaders tinkered with the Constitution and some tried their version of New Maths to hang on to office.
In exposing Rajapaksas, Fonseka exposes himself
- Political Column
Gardihewage Sarath Chandralal Fonseka, the former Commander of the Army and later the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), became an icon of heroism after May, this year, for leading troops to military victory against Tiger guerrillas.
Many facets of a development strategy
-The Economic Analysis
Economic growth and development cannot be achieved without conscious conceptualisation, policy formulation and effective implementation. There is a tendency to neglect these in the euphoria of the war victory and favourable developments in the foreign reserve position.
From the clutches of pirates to loving arms
Before the very eyes of the crew – seven Sri Lankans including the Captain and three Filipinos -- a fishing vessel called a dow that had been captured by the pirates lowered a skiff and slowly but surely began gaining on the Charelle while targeting it with automatic fire and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). During a pirate attack all crew members “muster” on the bridge. Even as the ship went into evasive manoeuvres, three RPGs whooshed overhead, missed the vessel and fell into the water. The manoeuvres slow the engine and drop the speed and Anton and the Electrical Engineer were making their way down to the engine room when the fourth RPG hit.
Climate change and Kids at Copenhagen
Hi kids, have you heard that our climate is changing..? Yes, it is going to be a very big problem in the future affecting all of us… When it rains in future, it will rain heavily with big thunders, scaring us all... and the times without rain will get lengthier, making all our friendly animals thirsty.
MBSL Insurance moves towards better horizons
MBSL Insurance Co. Ltd. which was previously known as ABC Insurance was taken over by the MBSL in May this year as a precautionary measure to save the Insurance Industry, which at that time was experiencing very challenging and turbulent times.
Fixing heart holes
Those days it was a major operation – open heart surgery lasting about three hours to close those holes that some are born with, followed by many days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a long scar on the chest forever.
No vote still for 200,000 IDPs
Controversy over temporary IDs
JVP joins UNP to wrest local councils
Pillayan wants action against Karuna
President tried to woo JVP: Somawansa
Seasonal greetings in the east
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Govt. to present law to provide for death certificates of missing persons
Dr. P. R. Anthonis – surgeon extraordinaire
Which Customs Union?
Rajapaksa or Fonseka: Undecided TNA to give decision next month
President attributes success to faith in democracy
Import tariffs taken off rice and wheat grain
No role for a PM in Caretaker Govt: JVP
22 in the fray, but only two stars
All out battle against cut-outs, say officials
A President and a General: Their beginnings
Executive Presidency is anti-democratic and it should be abolished
Land of opportunity for political frogs
Dambulla: Tenancy expired, but election year moves to stay on
Now’s the time to check the bullying and violence
After 19 years, the A9 road opens for public transport
Apparel industry jittery over government’s firm EU stand
Handicapped but gritty student
Patient’s daughter goes missing at hospital
Elections Commissioner tells media to be fair and balanced
Political Column
In exposing Rajapaksas, Fonseka exposes himself
5th Column
The magic of mud slinging leads the way
The Economic Analysis
Many facets of a development strategy
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Not issued with this week
Copenhagen deal passed amid condemnation, disappointment
Philippine volcano evacuees face months away from home
Channel Tunnel rail link suspended
Thieves steal infamous Auschwitz death camp sign
Stop threats for a nuclear deal, Ahmadinejad says
Have you got the perfect female face?
Abused Brazilian boy to have needle surgery: hospital
Climategate: Spin, scientists and scam at Copenhagen
Nearby super- Earth may be a waterworld
Mess over Telangana
Zardari in Pak crisis talks after court ruling
  Business Times
IMF says fiscal policy a major challenge
Current account surplus due to rising budget deficit, falling growth
GK depositors protest over tax claims
JKH wants to expand in hotel sector
Accountability and corruption haunts tsunami anniversary
GSP+ reversal: Exporters worried about mid-to-long-term impacts
Colombo bourse index reached all-time record
Comment - Lessons from the Tsunami
Mabroc Kelani Valley Teas: Creating the world’s ethical tea brands
Tapes key to Galleon case, Khan's lawyer says
TRC to dish out LTE, Digital TV and WiMax frequencies next month
Local 28.8 Mbps downlink HSPA trial a 'success'
Coca-Cola employees improve facilities at Ampara school
'ICT for National Development and Integration' next week
Central Bank steps to rescue yet another ailing finance company
Utilities Regulator to ensure safety of power supply in schools
CB to guarantee bank loans to finance and leasing cos.
“Dare to Dream” blog draws in business community
22% UK SMEs want to outsource, disregard negatives - report
Kerala film park offers post production facilities for Lankan movie makers
Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year meets the President
Additional leg-room on Cathay Pacific
Consumers cautious in spending
Credit Cards Vs. Debit Cards
Overspending big concern this Christmas – Business Times poll
People's Bank, SLT Mobitel join to launch People's SMS Banking
Early planning is key to implement new accounting standards
Matchmaking programme completes 15 years
Tsunami-hit villagers of Kiula call for saner counsel at UN Climate Summit
Supreme Court to order the seizure of assets of Lalith Kotelawala
HR managers doubt accuracy of evaluation process - study
New service to care for the elders
Singer proposes Rs.600 million debenture issue to refinance debt
400 OLPC XO laptops to primary school children
Train timetables, crop prices now through GovSMS
Tea export revenue surges at Malwatte Valley Plantations
Mc Currie gets ISO certification
Uva region -- poorest in IT literacy
'Garments Without Guilt' at global meeting
Fixing heart holes
Early detection of thyroid problems
Cheers to your health this season!
Diet and diabetes
Macular degeneration can lead to loss of vision
Don’t panic when baby gets colic
Forget your fears: All you need is six hours
Beating the fat

Kumar, step back and smell the roses!!
Hong Kong Sevens now only a pipe-dream
Susie beaming with the ‘Silver’
Boteju retains snooker title
Injured Ponting likely to miss Pakistan Test
Woods voted PGA Tour Player of the Year
Angelo a matter of concern for the Lankans
Amla puts South Africa in strong position
Mahendra Dhoni banned; Sehwag takes over
Make Waqar long term coach: Akram
Australia denied victory over Windies - for now
Lillee: Bowlers must work on fitness levels
Life’s lessons to budding young cricketers at SLC
Issadeen too good for Weerasuriya
Younis keeping mum over his future as captain
Shalika cracks swashbuckling 172
Is rugby a dying game in Sri Lanka?
Aney Is It True ?
Two games to remember
Flintoff promises he won't snub England
Ahoy, Navy rugby surfaces
Central Province Swim meet on Jan 23
Education you receive today will help you tomorrow
IIUM offers a wide range of academic programmes geared towards skill-building
Wycherley International School
GEYEF - for a Commonwealth state University Degree in India
FGKC, pioneer in Islamic Banking education in Sri Lanka
‘Clean up Galle Face Green’
Visakha OGA celebrates 75th Anniversary
Learnium International School Nursery Section celebrating Elders’ Day
Parents, this is about your child's future!
NEXT - retains leadership in CIM education
Become a RICS-qualified Quantity Surveyor
Freedom of the mind letting go of concepts
Want to be different from others?
AUSTRALIAN BBA at ABS academic plus
How to Migrate - Accountants Series - 2
An explosive career fair giving exposure to the expanding IT/BPO industry
Sri Lankan students excel at Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards
Innomech - 2009 creates opportunities for local inventors
Project Management: A growing profession
Be a professional to think research & choose
12-month Australian MBA at ABS academic plus
MBSL Insurance moves towards better horizons
ENAT 400 supports Fashion Expression 2009
The legendary Maliban family speaks…
Nivasie Developers - your ideal investment for life
Agra to launch seasonal celebrations in style
FADNA Diabe Tea - experience the difference in 10 days

From the clutches of pirates to loving arms
Shed light on thread-and-lamp tradition -- Letter to the editor
What we expect of the nation’s next leader Letter to the editor
May all our hospitals be like the excellent Dambulla Base Hospital -- Letter to the editor
On a note of gratitude -- Letter to the editor
A carpet of peace rolled out the length and breadth of Lanka was this brave soldier’s dream -- Appreciation
Visionary leader who reinforced the human factor in our police force -- Appreciation
A lawyer and man of great calibre -- Appreciation
Charlie was a more than a credit to his bank and friends -- Appreciation
Yala’s tribute to two boys who loved its wilds
A little church in the hills that has big place in the heart of 85-year-old man
A journey of all journeys
Don’t miss the last night of Aliens in concert
Traditional strands to the fore
Ordinary lives that make extraordinary stories
The story of Christmas -- Christmas feature
“Love came down at Christmas”-- Christmas feature
The Christmas version -- Christmas feature
Christmas in the land of Jesus -- Christmas feature
In retrospect: Solving youth unrest
In 1975, they met as girls in Sri Lanka, now, 34 years later they reunite in the States
Treat yourself to high tea
Christmas offerings
T’ shirt with a cause
Chic ‘O’ collection
Other Magazine Articles
  Spreading the word of Yoga
  Delve into Dwellings this season
  A delightful Christmas feeling
  magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Taking gaming to the masses
  Seasons of light at St. Benedict's College
  The pros of Cloud Computing
  Methodist College holds inaugural colours night
  Voice of Lankan youth at Copenhagen
  Reaching out to the less fortunate
  What’s the deal with Climate Change?
  Sky’s the limit this New Year’s eve
TV Times Articles
  Boshley bash with BnS
  The 7 Wonders of Sri Lankan pop for the season
  Jingle with a Bangg ‘On The Beach’
  ‘Avatar’ at Liberty
  ‘White Christmas’ in Colombo
  Russian literature on screen
  Friends of the East and the West
  Christmas on Derana
  Funday Times
Climate change and Kids at Copenhagen
A peaceful Christmas -- A Poem for the week
Toy shop Christmas party
Santas around the world
World History
Kids World
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