The tailspin of the headphone
Thousands of headphones were given to people at an election rally addressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Vavuniya yesterday. The President spoke in Sinhala and even this child is seen listening to the Tamil translation via the headphone. Pic by Priyantha Hewage
A Japanese gourmet adventure
I have a friend who insists that the first mouthful of sashimi - touched with wasabi, soaked in soy sauce - is the taste of happiness. Considering that this is raw fish we’re talking about, not everyone will go that far. Still, in the past few years, Japanese cuisine has gained a faithful following in Sri Lanka.
Opportunity costs of elections as bad as direct costs
Elections add up to billions of rupees in direct costs, but also run up massive, uncalculated hidden costs that eat into the country’s future economic growth, say a group of experts. Legal experts maintain that elections are not just a routine part of the democratic process but are also a human right of the people of Sri Lanka.
Simmering separatism in India's northeast
Our northeast remains disturbed, although not like Pakistan's northwest. The fires burning in the Indian region are mostly political. They are nowhere a conflagration in the name of religion as is the case in Pakistan.
Become a young Project Manager after A/Ls
Project Management Solutions (PMS), the leader in project management training in Sri Lanka, now offers a project management training programme for young project mangers who wish to enhance their skills in Project Management. This 10-week programme titled "Foundation in Project Management" is approved by Project Management Institute (PMI) USA.
Dilshan likely to play against India today
Injured Lankan opening batsman is likely to return to the side for today’s return game against India in the triangular series game at the Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh.
Jaffna HSZs to be abolished today

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will today announce that High Security Zones in the Jaffna peninsula will be dismantled. They will be replaced by buffer zones extending 300 metres outwards from military installations.

Health Ministry in bloody money deal

Human plasma, extracted from blood donated to the National Blood Transfusion Service during campaigns to collect blood for security force personnel and for Thalassemia patients, has been exported to a private company in India – with a health union accusing the ministry of indulging in a bloody betrayal.

Other News Articles
Nilames in row over presidential poll campaign
Everything is fair in polls and war
Concern over Boycott Lanka move in West
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Central Bank to educate the public on spotting forged currency
Real democracy the key issue
With the chief contenders for the country's most coveted job persisting with their mud-slinging campaigns, it is increasingly apparent that the choice for the people is - as is said pithily in the vernacular -- between a partner who has a cough and a partner who has a cold.

Fresh weapons in political war-Political Column

For the two major contenders in the upcoming Presidential polls - Mahinda Rajapaksa and retired General Sarath Fonseka - the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas became the main platform. Both shot into greater national limelight after the victory.

Hold on please, we’re drowning in muddied waters! -5th Column

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedara asked, “who are you voting for at the election?”
“I am not sure, Bindu,” Bindu’s father Percy said.

Plays for the people
I hesitated for some days before I could conjure up the courage to call Parakrama Niriella, a director I have admired and respected from the day I saw Varenthu as a teenager in the Sarachchandra Open Air Theatre.
The death of the younger prince
Souza advised the prince, Jugo Bandara, to go to Goa and embrace Christianity, if he were to become the King of Kotte. The prince was happy about this suggestion and told his mother about it. She too liked the idea. So both the Prince Jugo Bandara and his mother, had a secret discussion with Souza.
Jaffna HSZs to be abolished today
Health Ministry in bloody money deal
Nilames in row over presidential poll campaign
Everything is fair in polls and war
Concern over Boycott Lanka move in West
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Central Bank to educate the public on spotting forged currency
Senior Buddhist prelate passes away
Lankan maids lured into prostitution
Apparel sector unions slam main candidates
Prabha's father's funeral today
Increase of dengue feared, especially in North
Food prices increase further after festive season
Fonseka manifesto targets fraud and corruption
‘Ceylonkaran’ -- a tale of Sri Lankans in India
Vacationing at the wrong time? -- Right of reply
Political nakedness of Tamil leadership
Promise to resettle northern Muslims just polls propaganda: Hakeem
Political Column
Fresh weapons in political war
5th Column
Hold on please, we’re drowning in muddied waters!
The Economic Analysis
Good governance vital for economic development
Fonseka hailed and flayed
Focus on Rights
Are we going the 'Wayamba' way again?
Simmering separatism in India's northeast
Neanderthal 'make-up' discovered
Ancient Mars lakes revealed in new images
A dissident in China
Three held over 'bomb threat' on London plane: police
Nigerian bomb suspect pleads not guilty
Germany braces for blizzard as freezing Europe shivers
Unknown thugs set fire to Indian man in Melbourne: police
N.Ireland leader vows to clear name over wife's lover
  Business Times
Opportunity costs of elections as bad as direct costs
Relaxing forex controls good for business
Finance depositors to support a presidential candidate
Hemas: No more investments in hospitals
CIMA UK appoints Sri Lanka council after 2008 drama
Raigam firm to prove its ‘salt’ in CSE
F&G to change to Island Finance
Comment - Foreign exchange relaxation: Are we ready?
Interest rates hike for senior citizens welcomed
10% GDP growth by 2012- Amunugama
Hayleys returns to Jaffna with new-concept outlet
Dr. Thusitha Tennakoon appointed Secretary General of FCCISL
DFCC Vardhana Bank, Sampath Bank jointly offer comprehensive ATM facility
HSBC’s ‘Sign on your Dreams’ offer
Executive Presidency – the cost of maintenance
BDO Sri Lanka joins international network to adopt single trading name
Nation Lanka Finance PLC’s ‘Rights Issue’ fully subscribed
Evaluating Sri Lanka's e-Government policy
CB sees rapid social development in post-war era
Colombo Stock Exchange broke several records in 2009
Top Asian officials to discuss lessons of financial crisis
NAMAL Amana Equity Fund declares dividend
Assistant school supervisor in Doha wakes up a millionaire
New Deputy Secretary General assumes duties at Ceylon Chamber
CB forex relaxation hailed by stock market
NCCSL seminar on maximising income from deposits
ICT, entrepreneurial skills for ex-LTTE combatants
NAC becomes CCC affiliate
Lanka can become financial hub in South Asia
TRC approached by foreign firms to develop satellite
Evening with Aviation Leaders
Lanka Hospitals sets international standards in SL
Lanka Walltile looks at new areas
“CB extends capital requirement deadline for Banks”
The retirement income conundrum Intelligent Investor
Hedging case far from over
Fonseka to meet biz community on Jan 12
Jaffna Youths receive business loans from Youth Business Lanka
Dilshan likely to play against India today
The Samaraweera saga and other issues
In the line of duty
The young ones
Aney Is It True?
Prince of Wales has it easy over DSS - Under 19 Cricket
Early Serena test looms for Henin in Sydney
Football chiefs probe Togo team shooting
Churning out fresh legs
Rugby at crossroads again
Roddick to face Stepanek in Brisbane final
SLTA picks five players
Three non-Test playing nations engaged in a series of matches in Sri Lanka
Kubica to race Monte Carlo rally in Renault Clio
We are not here to certify accounts - Kiran Atapattu
Flower praises fighting spirit
England confirm dates for Pakistan T20s
Javed twin half tons the highlight for Thurstan
Hull want players back from African Nations
Archers aim for SAF Gold
Matale CC celebrates its 21st anniversary in grand style
NOC faces SAF predicament
Achinthaya first in chess
The abandoned Five Day cricket match in New Delhi
Sunday Sports Guide
Become a young Project Manager after A/Ls
Best Entrepreneur in the hills
A/Levels: Gold standard or revolving door?
Millennium concepts: The right connection
Exciting Gifts for Everyone at EDEX
CIMA Spellmaster Season 2 Quarter Finals
The future is NOW @ CINEC Maritime Campus
Accredited Engineering Degrees
An opportunity that students should not miss
The American International School: Prize Giving and Graduation 2008-2009
EDEX 2010: Education and Career at the doorstep of Sri Lankan youth
The place for practical IT and Management degrees
Courses for teachers; those aspiring to be teachers
A solid CIMA foundation with WISDOM
APIIT School of Computing
Plays for the people
Seize golden opportunity to bring about change -- Letter to the editor
New Year thoughts -- Letter to the editor
One way to check vote rigging -- Letter to the editor
Dehiwela police don’t seem to know what they are doing -- Letter to the editor
Weighing the relative merits of Presidential and Prime Ministerial rule -- Letter to the editor
Memories of a cherished brother-in-law will linger -- Appreciation
Dhamma scholar whose teachings were heard far and wide -- Appreciation
Ports stalwart was a capable administrator and generous host -- Appreciation
Don't miss this inspiring spectacle of nature
To St. Joseph, with love - a sprig of White Lillies
By far the greatest medical personality I knew
Understanding the different images of the sun from Sri Pada
Kolakenda: A new leaf in their lives
Day out with twin aims
Hilarious take on the presidential election
Jagath does it his way again with new book
A cookbook spiced with local flavours and childhood memories
People and events
Bringing out the beauty of a garden
Hot, hot chefs!
Other Magazine Articles
  A Japanese gourmet adventure
  Gospel and spiritual music with Soul Sounds
  A nest with a bit of swing
  Lankan among 25 scientists to do research in Antarctica
  Lankan charity gets Facebook pick
  magazine-- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Here we go again
  Closer look at Avatar
  The year of Apple 2009
  Why we vote
  Lessons from modern day Musical Royals
  Hello mouth, meet foot
TV Times Articles
  Blockbusters for 2010
  ‘Yal Devi’ on t he track
  PSK launches 30th photo exhibition
  Harry meets Sally at AC
  A film of forbidden fruit
  Janakaraliya at a juncture
  Legends on Sri Lankan Pop
  Special b’day package at Nightingale Karaoke Lounge
  Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it...
  Funday Times
The death of the younger prince
Japan's Capsule Hotels
Vanishing Christmas -- A Poem for the week
Turks & Caicos Islands -- Geography
Tiny insects turned into fascinating Micro Monsters
Best Environment Friendly School of the Year - 2009
Kids World
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