Amidst a dismal record in cracking its whip, the Commission to Investigate Bribery and Corruption ended its term on Friday without a new commission being appointed. The new commission cannot be named without the President first appointing the Constitutional Council. The Government has maintained a deafening silence on the future of bribery and corruption inquiries in the country. This picture by our photographer Saman Kariyawasam shows the commissioners bidding farewell to each other before they left the office.
Second court martial named

A new General Court Martial (GCM) to hear charges of fraudulent military deals against retired General Sarath Fonseka is to comprise Major General Milinda Peiris (President), Major General Lalith Daulagala and Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.

No foreign monitors: UNP blames polls chief

Foreign monitors including members from the European Union (EU) have been left out of the election monitoring process amidst allegations by the main opposition UNP that the Commissioner of Elections has failed to forward the invitations in time.

Poll card postmen deliver strike note
No US military training for Lanka
Judges accountable above all to society, says Indian legal luminary
Piano diplomat not present for inquiry
IGP launches inquiry into conduct of officers
The Sirasa attack: Was Akon just an excuse?
Saying ‘aye’ with a 2/3 majority
RANGE on the edge of RUIN?
Some time after our Horton Plains expedition, Forest Department officials invited us to join them on a hike through the Knuckles range. They proposed climbing the Knuckles range from the Laggala side, then descend to Panwila on the Kandy side through Kalupahana.
CSE will remain small market
Stakeholders at the Colombo bourse are calling for increased liquidity in the market to attract major international funds and investors saying unless this happens Colombo will remain a place attracting just small players. “The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) increased by 130% last year and was the second best performer in the world, but it was mostly driven by local investors and significant public institutional investors
Big powers in G20 under scrutiny by smaller nations
When the G20, representing some of world's politically and economically powerful developing and industrial nations, suddenly gained a higher profile with the onset of the global financial crisis two years ago, there was apprehension the group would sooner or later try to upstage the United Nations and its key decision-making role.
Study in Denmark - be part of the beautiful country
Denmark is ranked 10th among the greenest countries in the world and it also ranked as the least corrupt country in the world in the year 2008. Denmark's northern location means that summer days are long and lovely and winter days are short and dark.

Selectors in a quandary on the final squad
Twenty-year-old NCC and Ruhuna batsman Dinesh Chandimal looks a certainty of making it into the final squad of the World Cup T-20 tournament which is scheduled to take place in the West Indies from, 30 April to May 16.
Warped economy won’t solve poverty
On the eve of the Presidential election, we wrote in this space how a boatman in Weerawila in the deep south probably embodied what many ordinary voters in this country felt about elections. The candidates come begging for their vote at election time, "but who will look after us thereafter" he had asked our reporters in the field.
Govt. eyes 2/3; UNF, DNA clash on General -- Political Column
Though not surprising, the campaign for the April 8 parliamentary elections has been lacklustre. The only political heat it has generated is from the internecine rivalry within contending factions of all parties over preference votes or manape, the term familiar to most voters.
Oh, a chapter of coincidents! -- 5th Column
“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this fuss about a pop star?”
“Well,” Bindu’s father Percy said, “they say he should not be performing in Sri Lanka…”
“Why is that, thaaththa?” Bindu wanted to know.
Bollywood’s rebel comfortable with choices

She was the darling of the gossip columnists, her openness about her personal life sparking many a feeding frenzy. "I remember Shah Rukh calling me and saying 'Pooja, you're on 11 magazine covers. What are you doing? It's a bit ridiculous.’ I said, 'I'm not doing anything, I'm just speaking my mind'."

The Colombo National Museum
The Colombo National Museum was opened to the public on January 1, 1877 its founder member being Sir William Henry Gregory who was the Governor of Ceylon at that time. The plan for the Museum was made by the government architect Mr. James G. Smither and he designed the plan in Italian architectural style.

Second court martial named
No foreign monitors: UNP blames polls chief
Poll card postmen deliver strike note
Norway tries eight youth
NAM drops opposition to UN advisory panel
No US military training for Lanka
Sitting on problems
Talk at the cafe Spectator
Judges accountable above all to society, says Indian legal luminary
NGO bank accounts under government scrutiny
Abducted schoolboy found dead: 3 students arrested
US sees LeT terror network in Lanka
Piano diplomat not present for inquiry
IGP launches inquiry into conduct of officers
From book politics to dot com politics
Sri Lanka names its national butterfly
Gampaha District UPFA lead candidate and UNP’s youth candidate speak to the Sunday Times -- Interviews
Lankan writer and convert to Islam held by Mirihana Police
FM hangs on to hostages’ wages
CWC blamed for attack on UNPers
Gen. Fonseka’s arrest: Case resumes on Tuesday
Candidates : What they have to say
The Sirasa attack: Was Akon just an excuse?
Saying ‘aye’ with a 2/3 majority
Political Column
Govt. eyes 2/3; UNF, DNA clash on General
5th Column
Oh, a chapter of coincidents!
The Economic Analysis
Another year of lost opportunities: Is there hope ahead?
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
An acid test of right and wrong
Big powers in G20 under scrutiny by smaller nations
Blair strikes Oil in Iraq
The spreading Somali pirate threat
The service revolution: Lessons in India’s growth
Last Supper is growing by Biblical proportions
Pinkie finger triggers rethink of human odyssey
Quarter of Republicans think Obama may be the Anti-Christ
Dung beetle is world's strongest insect: Study
Allawi to start coalition talks after slim win over Iraq PM
US, Russia finalize landmark nuclear arms treaty
46 missing after S.Korea warship sinks near N.Korea border
'24' hours ticks down final season
Myanmar to hold polls in October or November: official
Vatican dismisses fresh New York Times allegation
Arab leaders gather in Libya for 'Jerusalem' summit
TB: a killer that can't be kept behind bars
In South Africa, whites are becoming squatters
India’s obsession with white is big business
Disputed island 'disappears'
'God particle' hunt set to start
  Business Times
CSE will remain small market
SLIC gets Central Bank sanction to buy over 10% of NDB
CB/EPF stakes in banks: Conflict of interests?
Top banks, Indian firm aim for broking licenses
No passengers to Jaffna? Airlines withdraw
Finance firms may not be attractive in the long –term
Change at the top
Comment - New strategy to attract investments
Feature - Longevity risk: Death of retirement?
Feature - Additional income from rubber plantations and new carbon negative concept
Singer rebrands to ‘Singer Homes’ from ‘Modern Homes’
Derivatives anideal product in post-war economy
Seylan Bank AGM held on Friday
5,000 kgs of tea withdrawn from domestic market last week
UNP puts its economic view online
Computer firm Ezy aims to raise Rs 100 mln by 2015 for its new racing segment
SL Convention Bureau promotion in the Far East
Hedging Cases: Deutsche Bank claim in international arbitration in July
Knowledge Conglomerate to launch ventures
DHL Keells positive on Sri Lankan growth
Credit Card helps eliminate risk in carrying cash
Globalisation led to 'knowledge economy' : Chief Justice
Solid response to NTB’s 2010 warrants (shares)
Sri Lankans have limited access to their own seas-industrialist
AMW Obtains IMI Accreditation – first in South East Asia
Taj Hotel group opens regional skills centre in Colombo
SLT ranked number one in Top 10 competition
HSBC cash for special clients thro’ Keells Super
Sri Lankan economy set to grow –Asian investors told
Fiscal deficit causes IMF to delay loan
Groundwork of pruning the cabinet gets underway
Bank of Ceylon to open 31 more branches in the North and East
Lumiére Residencies receives CMA certification
IFS signs US-government prime contractor Sabreliner
Eight Kurunegala poultry farmers receive assistance
Israel to 'enhance' economic ties with SL
Heritance Ahungalla organises Six-a-Side Beach Cricket Tournament
Dialog receives award for M-waste Management
Corporate climate responsibility - Case for a green economy
Former Malaysian PM Mahathir here in June for business event
Only 0.14% of SL GDP towards R&D, others 1.5%
Column - The office: Paperless and work on the move
New SKAL committee
Fitch affirms rating on Singer
Lanka Ceramic sales pick up after showroom upgrade
Global Finance picks Commercial Bank as Sri Lanka’s best for 12th year in a row
Oracle solutions for mid-sized Sri Lankan companies
Warped economy won’t solve poverty
Selectors in a quandary on the final squad
What’s good for the selectors is not good for the public
Basnahira North dominate proceedings at Galle
No changes at the top
Tiger’s weak-link: No classy bowler
Chaos!!! – By habit or by chance
Romeo in the act
IPL growing larger and larger
Can an African team win the 2010 World Cup?
Wales thinking big for All Blacks
Forty selected to rugby squad
Navy ‘A’ overall champs at five day Unity Race
‘Battle of Crusaders’ at Kalutara today
Sanjaya and Navin stamp their class
Navy impress at Carlton Super Sports Festival
Isipathana bags several Wushu awards
Deepal elected President of Kalutara Town Club
Trinity triumph over Isipathana
Mahinda advance to the quarters
Dillon, Hiruni and Auwardt dominate day one
Charith and Savin slam tons
Bad light spoils proceedings at Panadura
Kings Punjab crash again
Rain saves the Thomians from certain defeat
Study in Denmark - be part of the beautiful country
Unique Hand Book for the English learner
SHU broadens horizons for SLIIT students
Ladies' College DVS Awards Day 2010
Healing hands of the Rotaract Club of Colombo Reconnections
Annual kidz art competition organised by Wycherley International School
Missouri S & T - BS in IST Degree
A health camp that serves the less privileged
Eleven years of trust and excellence in Education…
‘COWABUNGA’ - Feel the waves of fun
Set your sights high and bring out your best at SIM
AMC launches English Language Learning Centre
Imperial College Awards Evening
First things first : Time Management Matrix
Thames College: A new player in the field of education
PRINCE 2 comes to Sri Lanka
Engineering Degrees at Open University
Human Resources is the best endowment for nation building
Past prefects of Zahira College, Colombo felicitate teachers


Bollywood’s rebel comfortable with choices
Save or ruin our maritime treasures, the choice is ours -- Letter to the editor
Polling cards come minus candidates list -- Letter to the editor
‘Ceylon’ continues to stay on -- Letter to the editor
Moneragala Hospital’s exposed septic tanks a health hazard -- Letter to the editor
Loku Akka was loved by everyone -- Appreciation
A fine a man as he was a player -- Appreciation
Devoted old Aloysian who played the game and worked hard in the name of sports -- Appreciation
The global sage who made Sri Lanka his home -- Appreciation
Finally child friendly courts
Call of Kumana
Silent strike
Return to Wilpattu: Animals need time
Suneetha’s all smiles now
The pride of Bentota is 40 years old
Darshani’s flowering decor
Bringing back the beauty of Batik
Key messages from keyboard maestro
Christine -- A lady to the last
Oasis of meditation amidst bustle of the city
People and events
A love story with cocoa
Colombo goes cosmo!
Other Magazine Articles
Pant, pant!
Something to drool about
RANGE on the edge of RUIN?
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Leading the road to reconciliation
Brushing up on etiquette
Revealing Ravens
Caring for your battery
All your base belong to us
Metal gig at Clancy’s
TV Times Articles
From Austria to Australia
‘Rhythm of Anula 2010’
Astrid Brook and Amelie Chevalier at Serendib Hotels
‘The Hope’ raises new hopes
Plight of Filmmaking
Ride to top and down
‘Freedom Writers’ in town
War and Peace in Colombo
Enjoy traditions at luxury ‘Sorowwa’
  Funday Times
The Colombo National Museum
Pass a book to the back of the calss
Cinderella -- A Poem for the week
North America 1675 - 1791 (Part Two) -- World History
Kids World
Guiding Light
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