Voters who came to this polling booth at Yakalla Muslim Maha Vidyalaya in Ibbagamuwa of the Kurunegala district were driven away by a deputy minister and his supporters. An exasperated election official is seen waiting at the entrance to the booth for the people to come back and vote. Pic by J. Weerasekera.
No Cabinet till April 21

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will swear in a new Cabinet of Ministers on April 21, a day ahead of the first session of new Parliament. Thus, for the first time after a parliamentary election, Sri Lanka will not have .......

Manape jilmaat: Ministers in recounts at counting centre

Police squads were deployed to ensure that peace was maintained as final preference votes were being counted.

Nine ministers lose seats
Range-Bandara brutally assaulted
The General will speak out in parliament: Anoma
Low turnout shows that people have lost faith in the system – Ranil
Celebrity winners and losers
Just 10 women in Parliament – a disappointing showing
Australia says freeze on Lankan asylum seekers legal
Taking on the Seven Virgins
Some time after the conducted tour to Knuckles range, we thought we should once again attempt the failed cross country expedition from Maliboda to Hangarapitiya. We decided to do it in the reverse direction this time, i.e. from Laxapana to Malimboda.
Tough challenges for new government
The newly elected UPFA government has a long list of tasks including the rehabilitation of displaced Tamils, reconstruction of the war-ravaged North and East and a political solution to the ethnic conflict, according to the business community.
Polish president killed in plane crash
An ageing jet carrying Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and much of the state elite crashed in thick fog in Russia on Saturday killing all 97 people on board and plunging a nation into grief.
Loading kids with global guilt is a mockery of education
Primary school should be a time for learning facts and having fun. My six-year-old son has taken to checking the origin of food before we buy it. If it's not made in Britain, it stays on the shelf.

Mercenaries, new rich and the falling of the empire
Recently while browsing on the web I stumbled upon an interesting chat that one of the Cricinfo hostesses was having with the legendary English opener Geoffrey Boycott, who has gained respect as a person ....
Higher the majority greater the expectations
Voter fatigue - and apathy finally took its toll. Since last year, the Government has wanted to plan its strategy by hitching its wagon to the military defeat of the LTTE .......
2010 elections endorse Rajapaksa era in Lanka -- Political Column
Six weeks of lacklustre poll campaigns paved the way only for sombre and dull Parliamentary elections last Thursday; arguably the dullest ever. Yet, it created political history for post-independent Sri Lanka in many respects.
True, true happiness will follow if you follow me! -- 5th Column
I thought I must write to you after your Blue party won handsomely at last Thursday’s elections. Congratulations I must say, but I daresay that even you would have been surprised at the extent of your victory.
The soldier's home for New Year

There were no Avurudu holidays for the soldiers all these years. Instead of the sound of fire crackers that herald the auspicious times of the new year, what they heard were the sounds of guns and artillery fire.

Avurudu at our doorstep
'Avurudda' comes but once a year. 'Avurudu' celebrated in traditional style is at our doorstep once again. It's a busy time for everyone at home. Father is getting the house and garden cleaned up. The house invariably gets a new coat of paint. Mother is busy getting the 'avurudu kevili' – the sweetmeats ready.

No Cabinet till April 21
Manape jilmaat: Ministers in recounts at counting centre
Nine ministers lose seats
Range-Bandara brutally assaulted
Aluthgamage Vs. Amunugama
Separation of powers
Parliament Composition 2010
The General will speak out in parliament: Anoma
Puttalam Baiz’s antics at polling booth
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Intra-party rivalry main cause of polls violence
Polls victory a triumph of democracy: President
Low turnout shows that people have lost faith in the system – Ranil
Young faces in Parliament
Celebrity winners and losers
Low turnout and invalid votes mark first post war general polls
Just 10 women in Parliament – a disappointing showing
War veterans remember fallen RAF comrades from their ‘Ceylon’ days
Secret vote not a secret
Pre-poll violence leads to poll boycott at Kurunegala
Consequences of the UPFA landslide victory
Australia says freeze on Lankan asylum seekers legal
General Elections 2010 -- Preferential Votes
Political Column
2010 elections endorse Rajapaksa era in Lanka
5th Column
True, true happiness will follow if you follow me!
The Economic Analysis
An opportunity for fiscal consolidation this year
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Another election passes by
Polish president killed in plane crash
Evo Morales and the populist paradox
Hu, Obama to mend fences with Washington talks
Brazilian rescuers search for survivors as flood death toll rises
Thai troops repel “red shirts” at Bangkok base
Kyrgyzstan buries uprising victims
Shroud of Turin goes on display for first time in decade
Leaked video shows growing power of Web journalism
New species of giant lizard found in Philippines
Two-million-year-old hominid sheds light on evolution
  Business Times
Tough challenges for new government
Triad takes legal action over Chillies
Malaysian company steps in to clear Bloemendhal garbage mountain
Lawyers support for migrant workers
‘Fly Dubai’ soon in Lanka
LOLC into insurance
Single ministry for tourism, aviation, urban development?
Comment - Back to work
Feature - The lost decade: lessons from the tech wreck for today’s investors
Feature - What's wrong with the small miracle?
Galle Face Hotel and Pelwatte Dairy to go public
Responsible drinking competition from beer brewer APB
BOI targets US$5 billion FDIs
Derivatives? Fine but do it properly with ethics
'Amana Takaful Cares' launched
Webguru International, a Dutch software developer, setting up software unit here
CB annual report - Lot to learn but a lot missing too
Creating an Export and Import (EXIM) Bank crucial for development
Central Bank targets over 6% economic growth this year
Tourist arrivals keep rising
Lankan import costs rise substantially in January 2010:CB
Sri Lanka Shippers' Council: Industry has capacity to grow
CCC Benelux Business Council plans May promotion
New health status assessment useful for Sri Lankan doctors available
The Knowledge Conglomerate offers Internship Challenge
Metropolitan Computers awarded ‘most innovative’ by Acer Singapore
Colombo share market sees unprecedented activity in March
Jap aid for 4 major infrastructure projects
Over 10,000 youth in N-E to be trained in construction trades
Today’s workers hire their employers, as they have more to offer than just being paid
More toxic lead paint brands uncovered
Etisalat co-sponsors Kandy SC for 4 years
Daintee diversifies into breakfast cereals
‘Colombo-Things-to-Do’ magazine launched
Lewis Browns Pharma partners Malaysia’s Kotra
Delmege launches Black and Decker Tradesman series
Higher the majority greater the expectations
Sri Lanka geared after short but hard training
Mercenaries, new rich and the falling of the empire
Modern cricket: what culture?
Lanka to face Chinese Taipei on April 14 in Singapore
The good Christian
Michael Siyaguna withdraws
The Colours of IPL - from spinning to winning
Think positively, train hard:rugby star Marija’s advice
Tita Nathanielz - All kinds of everything reminds me of you
Nipun and Dilhara strike in New Delhi
Prestigious Governors Cup up for grabs on April 14
18th Foxhill Supercross speeds off on April 17
Yasin thrilled to attend Mendis’ School of Cricket
Remembering ‘Thamba’
Isipathana are strong; Don’t write off Royal
Royal Challengers seal Kolkotta out of the game
Loading kids with global guilt is a mockery of education
UKAP inaugural Convocation Colombo 2009
One of a kind student Campus in the heart of Colombo
CIM Sri Lanka Region stands tall internationally
SLIIT: paving the way for future IT specialists
Top Universities develop University Foundation Programmes as alternatives to A/Levels
Informatics Institute of Technology wins international awards
Edith Cowan University's Health care Degrees at IIHS
APIIT SPORTS FIESTA- The best days of our lives!
Put First Things First
Corporate Skills
Aquinas Day : Another vibrant and colourful event
AIS emerge champions
Cowabunga - A Great Success
Cowabunga possibly the best student experience


The soldier’s home for New Year
Bountiful betel
Singapore is role model for Sri Lanka to fight bribery and corruption -- Letter to the editor
Recipe for Avurudu peace -- Letter to the editor
The blessings of nature -- Letter to the editor
Monkeys are a menace to Ambalangoda residents -- Letter to the editor
Integrity, loyalty and dedication defined this noble officer and gentleman -- Appreciation
She lightened the burdens of many and brightened the lives of many others -- Appreciation
I loved you for a thousand reasons -- Appreciation
Aththa was practical, lovable and entertaining -- Appreciation
The way Avurudu was
Kaju Puhulam: Fading symbol of Avurudu
A new 10-rupee coin for your pocket
Colombo to Colombia
Closenberg, the allure remains
KT ‘new international star’ at Miami Fashion Week
Oriflame now into wellness
Feel like getting into the festive fever?
Lobster loot
The little known bird paradise
Dissecting two plays in one stroke
Colours of the field brighten up his canvas
Carl Muller: Waving merrily and joking at life’s ironies
When the sounds of spirituality filled St. Peter’s College chapel
Ceylon’s Pearl Harbour attack
He never denied to others the rights and freedoms he so cherished
Meeting Jeanne Argot, a quiet American volunteer
Politics: Playing it safe, while keeping the peace
Other Magazine Articles
Taking on the Seven Virgins
Snowy wonderland of Trondheim
Alice from down-under land
Adorn yourself with Cocoshel
Come, relive those ABBA greats
Fruity bite from your own garden
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Blogging in Sinhala
Festival of the sun
New Year thrills
Seasonal cooking
Writing - a dying art ?
Preview to iPhone 4.0
TV Times Articles
Rodney writes on difficult journey
40th Anniversary of Earth Day : Celebrated by Green committee of MLH
The Blue Team
KET success in Down Under
‘Sati Medha Sadhaya’ on Siyatha
Titans clash at Liberty
‘Sulang Kapolla’ searches for real love
Ranawiruwek for the New Year
Big Birthday bash for Malani
Sirasa TV salutes Jothi
‘Si Lolita’ in Sr Lanka
  Funday Times
Avurudu at our doorstep
Hot air balloon
Grandma and Grandpa -- A Poem for the week
Trade with China 1700 - 1830 -- World History
Art Room Tales
Kids World
It's Avurudu time again
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