Police officers dismantling yesterday a makeshift shelter under which four monks and two civilian supporters of General Fonseka launched a fast-unto-death demanding the former Army commander be released. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama
Polls violence on the rise; tighter security

Police yesterday moved to strengthen security in seven districts where intra-party violence is on the rise. The districts are Anuradhapura, Matara, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Gampaha, Kandy and Puttalam.

Opposition candidate Fonseka before 2 GCMs on Tuesday

Retired General Sarath Fonseka was yesterday summoned to appear before a second General Court Martial (GCM) on Tuesday to face charges of fraudulent activity ....

Angry President tells jeering crowd to leave
Sudden reminder to declare assets has journalists wondering
I have no problem working with the TNA, DNA or even the UPFA -- Interview with Ranil Wickramasinghe
19,000 observers but not at counting centres
Diplomat refuses to change his tune over piano allegation
Can the trophy save the General?
Colombo Fort – from bustle to beauty
Then and now, enter ‘The Dictator’
Dharmasiri Bandaranayake is not a man to mince his words. And his outspokenness is not confined to the fiery, controversial dialogues he delivers on stage.
Lanka’s ceramics could lose European market if GSP is withdrawn
Sri Lanka’s ceramic industry is facing a severe threat of losing the European market for its tableware, sanitary ware, hotel and ornamental ware if the EU decides to finally withdraw the GSP + facility, according to Sunil Wijesinha, Chairman of tableware exporter Dankotuwa Porcelain and former head of the Ceramics Council.
Minority reservations create fresh problems in India
There is an erroneous impression after the recent Supreme Court judgment that the Muslims in Andhra Pradesh have been given four per cent reservations in jobs and education. The fact of the matter is that the court has upheld only that part of the Andhra Pradesh act which relates to Muslims belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC).
BCAS CAMPUS: The school for Intense and Immersive
BCAS programmes are based on intense and immersive education that makes them a comprehensive, international standard professional education provider.

The roller coaster ride continues
It was a week where Mumbai stamped their class, Delhi Daredevils resurged into contention, Bangalore Royal Challengers just managed to hold their position, and Chennai Superkings kept their hopes alive along with the Knight Riders from Kolkatta. While Decan Chargers did their cause no good by failing to chase down the Knight Riders target, Punjab Kings XI are tightening their grip over the dreaded wooden spoon
The so-called people’s mandate
With important general elections on Thursday and all predictions of the ruling coalition romping home winners, such is the over-confidence in the Government camp that a two-thirds majority in Parliament (minimum of 150 of the 225 seats on offer), is its target.
All major parties confident of majority -- Political Column
More than 14 million Sri Lankans go to the polls on Thursday, for a second time in three months, to pick their representatives to a new Parliament. They have a record 7,620 candidates representing political parties and independent groups to choose from.
Seeking manape reaches dizzy heights -- 5th Column
I thought I must write to you as you prepare to confront the umpteenth election in recent times on Thursday-although I know some of you may have already decided that you will not vote. I feel that if you are a Blue voter you may think that victory is a foregone conclusion and therefore you should not vote. On the other hand .....
Wilpattu: Look at the destruction!

Will 2010 be Wilpattu’s swansong, with Sri Lanka going down in history as the country which deliberately allowed the destruction of one of its pristine beauty-spots not only of tremendous ecological value but also of archaeological importance?

Our National Butterfly
We all know about Sri Lanka's National Bird – the Sri Lankan Junglefowl (wali kukula), National Tree – Ironwood (na tree) and National Flower – the Blue Water lily (nil manel). Add one more to that list – we now have a National Butterfly – the Sri Lanka Birdwing.

Eco friendly housing solutions for the health conscious
With the world undergoing so many changes the housing industry too has been compelled to introduce out of the box housing solutions that are fit to suit the demands of the modern day customer.
Polls violence on the rise; tighter security
Opposition candidate Fonseka before 2 GCMs on Tuesday
Angry President tells jeering crowd to leave
Sanath can’t bat before polls match
Howzat? Running between wickets
Talk at the cafe Spectator
Sudden reminder to declare assets has journalists wondering
Lecturer killed in road accident
Right to Information bill ready
Wijesinha re-elected unanimously
Dambulla traders forced to fund politician’s campaign
More than 45,000 IDPs in the North on voters’ list
I have no problem working with the TNA, DNA or even the UPFA -- Interview with Ranil Wickramasinghe
Buddhism absent in manifestos, Buddhist group laments
Diplomat refuses to change his tune over piano allegation
19,000 observers but not at counting centres
Hostage families got their cheques, says Ministry -- Right of reply
Playing numbers game and guessing game
There is no need for devolution of power -- Interview with Champika Ranawaka
We will get two thirds to change Constitution and develop country -- Interview with Wimal Weerawansa
People are sick of politics of thuggery and wastage -- Interview with Karu Jayasuriya
There won’t be a UNP after April 8 -- Interview with Sarath Amunugama
14 million kingmakers; one parliament
I will continue fight against corruption -- Interview with Vasudeva Nanayakkara
ITAK woo Tamil voters with NE merger, power devolution -- Interview with Suresh Premachandran
We are not interested in politics of sympathy -- Interview with Somawansa Amarasinghe
Heroic bus driver left in the cold
Mixed feelings on Avurudu
Colombo Fort – from bustle to beauty
Doc under probe not budging from quarters
Nuwara Eliya bracing for festival season
Can the trophy save the General?
Mrs. Anumaana watches ‘Akon’ – enter the Moral Police
Exercise caution when alleging discrimination
Political Column
All major parties confident of majority
5th Column
Seeking manape reaches dizzy heights
The Economic Analysis
Emerging trends in external trade unfavourable
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
The indiscriminate irony of injustice
Minority reservations create fresh problems in India
Vatican remarks spark fresh controversy
Gunmen kill 25 people in Iraq
Pak attorney general quits
'Dynasty' patriarch John Forsythe dead
Thai protesters swarm Bangkok shopping district
High-profile ex-US officials talking to Hamas
Who killed the mammoths?
Fast machines, genes and the future of medicine
Earth Hour: Stumbling in the dark
Smashing success
Applause for Apple iPad
A Dagestan girl named paradise: The baby face of Moscow's attack
Daimler admits worldwide bribery
The guru, the sex tape and an unholy row
Just a minute: Miley Cyrus on "Last Song", first love
  Business Times
Lanka’s ceramics could lose European market if GSP is withdrawn
14 months gone, AG yet to file indictment in Ceylinco cases
Jaffna’s first share issue thro’ new hotel
CB says state institutions not acting in concert
NDB vacant director positions yet to be filled
More fireworks from Chillies
Hemaka steps down as Singer CEO
Smiles from Jaffna’s young but are they happy?
Comment - Urgent need to consult the north
Feature - SL dumps 40,000 tonnes of recyclable hazardous waste
Feature - Should the fairer sex be the rarer sex?
Colombo Port project agreement still to be finalized
Sri Lanka: Fast-tracking development to fast-tracking prosperity
Aviation organizations launch safety information exchange
CID raids on software piracy in the private sector
Inflation down in March
GAP Report: Inaction on corruption in Sri Lanka
Bogawantalawa Tea in JV for iced tea export
Fitch assigns 'A-(lka)' to People's Leasing Company's over debt issue
3.5% GDP Growth in 2009
CW Mackie will see new directors
Appreciating good work? Just a simple ‘Thank you’, would do!
Tax Dept. has enough money from Treasury to pay VAT refunds
International trade and invest meet next month
Fingara management handed over to two committees
Exports must increase to match imports-PBJ
New brokers, fresh transaction costs at CSE
Swarnamahal Financial Services Ltd debenture oversubscribed
Maldives signs US$13.7 mln credit agreement with World Bank
National Equity Fund (NEF) declares Rs 2.50 dividend
Discussion with Dr Harsha de Silva
Vallibel Finance IPO oversubscribed on first day
US lawyer convicted in absentia in Blue Diamond case
People’s Bank: Highest contributor to government coffers
Skills development series helps Jaffna
Kelegama on CSE Board
Sri Lanka Tourism gets major publicity from National Geographic website
Feature - Corporate culture – the unseen factor
BOC profits down
SEC goes to court against Asia Capital
Sinhala, Tamil language website addresses soon
Private sector can bridge gaps in education, health, nutrition
SL budget deficit mostly due to interest bill - IMF Rep
The so-called people’s mandate
ICC boss Pawar happy with the progress
Don’t cry for me Argentina
Janaka and Hasantha lead Basnahira South recovery
Revenson builds up healthy lead
Royal holds off spirited Challenge from Azhar
The mystery of rugby nominations deepens
An abundance of T 20 cricket
The roller coaster ride continues
What price honesty
Repairs to pool delays the staging of key swimming meets
Cream of schools joins Havies
Fitness First new branch at WTC
Lalith Priyantha- Still a force to be reckoned with
Academy of Netball celebrates Five Years
Varying degrees of excitement in Kandy Big Matches
Hettiarchchi ‘Best Boxer’ at Air Force Meet
Rugby practices for Five nations contest in Singapore
Navin and Sharya emerge winners
Mumbai Indians reign supreme over Deccan Chargers
BCAS CAMPUS: The school for Intense and Immersive
Imperial College with CIMA organizes special training for Spell Master Finalists
APIIT SPORTS FIESTA: The best days of our lives!
Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) celebrates 40 years
Upto £5,000 scholarships from University of Salford, UK
Scholarships at University of Glamorgan, UK
Develop a career action plan
Gateway offers widest choices at A/L
Truman State University to promote ‘Public Ivy League’ education in US
Canada opens doors to high skilled professionals and investors
What it takes to say 'No'
CIMA Prize Winners
Applicious was a huge success
Two world prize winners
  Free Hold

Eco friendly housing solutions for the health conscious

Modern Salon Furniture - suppliers and manufacturers of top quality salon furniture
Jat Holdings joins hands with Touchwood Investments PLC
Experience the sweetness of life without fear of diabetes in partnership with Fadna Diabe Tea
Premiere Skincare from Pharma Clinix UK now in Sri Lanka
Recognizing Corporate Excellence: Business Today TOP 10 Awards 2008-2009
A range of amazing Avurudu offers from Sri Lanka Telecom


Wilpattu: Look at the destruction!
Finish ‘Arathi’ for Nihal
Party leaders, try to set a trend for clean elections -- Letter to the editor
Polls and the wielding of power -- Letter to the editor
Give the whales and dolphins some space, please -- Letter to the editor
Why attack Opposition with coarse language? -- Letter to the editor
A friendship that evolved mentor-pupil -- Appreciation
Beloved Loku Aiya was guide, father figure and friend -- Appreciation
A privileged friendship with a remarkable lady -- Appreciation
The sun has set -- Appreciation
Putting their new leg forward
A fond farewell
A look back - the trek to Sri Jayawardenapura
Looks, like change, is the only constant!
From attic to space, what a race!
Indira’s own designs of life
Woes of the world fell away as the music began
Three meisterwerk sonatas at the hands of a versatile artiste
Walk into a perfect fit
People’s passion behind the Passion Play
90 years of making the aged feel at home
Why are mothers killing their babies?
Let Christ be the hope of the searching and the despairing
I saw the empty tomb
Other Magazine Articles
Then and now, enter ‘The Dictator’
Transported to a charming realm of body narrative
Looking pretty from head to toe
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Paper frills
Joes perform in the Holy Land
Intensely entertaining
Creating a different sound
Celebrating talent
Google Safe
A truly global game
TV Times Articles
Mirage back on stage
Tom Hanks movies in town
‘Sandakada Pahana’ back on stage
‘The Kalla Bongo’: Resort with a different atmosphere
Special Avurudu offer at Deer Park
Michael Angelo: Colombo’s newest Italian Restaurant
'Green Zone' mission to hidden truth in Iraq
Happy Birthday Master
Movie Festival at MC
Lovers on the bridge at AF
Bermin brings a rare tale
  Funday Times
The power struggle in Jaffna
A model of a ship
City Scene -- A Poem for the week
Antigua & Barbuda -- Geography
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 17
Kids World
Our National Butterfly
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
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