A liquor-selling restaurant seen closed yesterday on the orders of Mervyn Silva. Pic by Lakshman Gunathilake
Fonseka faces fresh crisis

The approval of the Ministry of Defence will be required to enable retired General Sarath Fonseka to take his oaths in Parliament as an MP, the military spokesman said yesterday "So far no request for such approval has been made," Major General Prasad Samarasinghe told the Sunday Times.

Front row for General

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka will be among those who will be allocated front row seats on the opposition benches when Parliament meets on April 22 for its inaugural session. Fonseka who was elected to Parliament from the Colombo district is the leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) .......

Mervyn orders liquor ban in Kelaniya
Prabha’s mother denied entry to India
Dutch priest fired over Lankan child abuse
Tight security to reassure voters in Nawalapitiya
Poised for Parliament
Let me mediate to solve the Fonseka crisis -- An Open Letter to president Mahinda Rajapaksa From the brother of GEN. (Retd) Sarath FONSEKA
Beruwala raid gives new twist to boat people
To Kalpitiya to see the dolphins
Since childhood, I have struggled with a rebellious stomach. Prone to motion sickness, in trains, planes, cars, and even on the playground swings, I have never been out to sea before. Now, the small 8- person fishing boat before me affords me little comfort, ......
Lanka's biggest Botanical Gardens at Hambantota
Sri Lanka's first-ever botanical gardens in the dry zone, soon to be the largest in the island, is now being developed at a 300-acre site at Mirijjawila, Hambantota. On the Suriyawewa-Hambantota Road, the Gardens is aimed at conserving the massive green patch .....
Ash cloud over Europe deepens travel chaos
Europe's air travel chaos deepened on Saturday as a huge cloud of volcanic ash spread southeast across the continent, halting more than three in four flights and stranding thousands of passengers worldwide.
State Department programme pairs foreign students with Community Colleges
Growing up poor in Pretoria, South Africa, Lesego Ellis Makhubela watched with frustration as foreign aid flowed into his Continent. His fellow Africans didn't need a handout, he believed, but rather higher education to help advance their economies. "What Africa needs," Mr. Makhubela, 22, says, "is skills."

Growing up with an Aussie touch
Like the Scottish singing wonder Susan Boyle who took the music world by storm just a year ago, Sri Lankan medium fast bowler Franklyn Saliya Ahangama had a meteoric rise in cricket when he made his .....
Turn this curse into a blessing
For a nation besotted with politics, this is possibly the only time when there is a semblance of a break from the year-round activity on the political front. Politicians themselves either escape to their constituencies or holiday abroad; the luckier ones .....
Basil frontrunner for premiership -- Political Column
That Sri Lanka created history by not having a Cabinet of Ministers for ten days so far was no comfort for President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He had hoped he could swear in a Ministerial team days ahead of the Avurudu and then head for his ancestral home in Medamulana in the deep south.
Astrology becomes mind candy for them! -- 5th Column
The astrologer was famous for making accurate predictions, especially during the past elections. Now, he had a steady stream of visitors and they all wanted to know who the next Prime Minister would be…The first to visit him was Nimal Siripala.
Behind the bloom of Hakgala roses

Vivid colours and sweet fragrances to keep any visitor spellbound. Come April, the Hakgala Rose Garden in all its glory entrances all and sundry. The process of bringing the rose garden alive with over 100 varieties of roses displaying their beauty ......

The Portuguese army is stranded
The Portuguese army was on its way to Kandy via Vellassa. On their way, they met the Vanni king of Vellassa and a prince who was ruling two Korales. They treated these foreigners well. In a few days, this crowd reached Kandy. In the meantime, King Vickramabahu had made friends with King Buwanekabahu and had even exchanged gifts.


Breast feeding: To health and bonding
A girl’s breasts begin developing around the time of puberty. They especially change during pregnancy by developing glands that are connected to the nipple by small tubes. When a baby is born, a hormone called prolactin stimulates the milk forming glands in the mother to produce milk.



Fonseka faces fresh crisis
Front row for General
Mervyn orders liquor ban in Kelaniya
Hakeem refutes crossover reports
Wrong diet producing sick nation
CID purged in police shuffle
Holy Mackerel, these sober politicians!
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Fish in village wewa dying
Private insurers shut out from covering Govt. bodies
Prabha’s mother denied entry to India
Orientation for new Parliamentarians
Dehiwala residents rush to see beached whale carcass
Maathaa, war film footage stolen
Dutch priest fired over Lankan child abuse
New TNA MPs meet in Trinco today
ICRC on ST story
Remanded candidate wants to attend Parliament session
Tight security to reassure voters in Nawalapitiya
Post-election violence claims first death
Poised for Parliament
Manape robbery
Elections 2010 and the crisis of the Opposition
The ‘Sinhalaya’ on the TNA ticket
Rajapaksa's choice: Statesman or politician?
Beruwala raid gives new twist to boat people
New shopping complex, as Jaffna opens up
Let me mediate to solve the Fonseka crisis -- An Open Letter to president Mahinda Rajapaksa From the brother of GEN. (Retd) Sarath FONSEKA
New Faces in Parliament
Political Column
Basil frontrunner for premiership
5th Column
Astrology becomes mind candy for them!
The Economic Analysis
Central Bank indicates conditions for better economic performance
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Different sides of an ugly coin
Narmada: First Adivasis, now damn the farmers
Uneasy India wary of exercising global power
Ash cloud over Europe deepens travel chaos
Indian minister denies wrongdoing in IPL cricket scandal
Kyrgyz leaders tighten grip after Bakiyev exit
Thai protest leaders to surrender, but the rally goes on
China cremates quake dead as hopes of finding survivors fade
Poland holds huge memorial for air crash victims
Canadian publishes porn for the blind
Avatar director vows to fight on for Amazon
  Business Times
Lanka's biggest Botanical Gardens at Hambantota
Ad agency rejects Chillies criteria
Travel industry advocates open skies
Lankan dairy equipment company says it’s market leader in India
Hayleys wants more control
CB island-wide Consumer Survey
Hiran takes over PATA chairmanship
Comment - Tussle over ‘Open Skies’ policy
Feature - tomorrowHOME: A return to basics
Feature - Women guiding climate sustainability in South Asia
Brandix cuts carbon by 7%, plans further 10% in 2010
Wayamba University degrees for first batch of Plantation Management Graduates
Credibility is critical for the Chillies
CCC pledges to support ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ implementation
Free Sinhala classifieds for mobiles
SLT signs up 55 State Timber outlets
Sri Lankan team at Abu Dhabi conventions summit
Galle Face Hotel denies report on public share issue
In pursuance of the “Miracle of Asia”
Raffles Hotel to be sold to Qatari Diar for $275m
SLT to stem losses by shedding staff to 3,500
Opposition urged to join in the govt’s development work
ComBank increases limits on ATM, Shopping Debit cards
Harvard School don in effective seminar presentation
Microsoft Advertising and PepsiCo develop integrated brand engagement campaign around football
Silver and bronze for Phoenix Ogilvy at Goafest
Biz news
Turn this curse into a blessing
Growing up with an Aussie touch
CR&FC, Navy can challenge Kandy
The spirit of Cricket the need of the hour!
An opportunity to right some wrongs
Water, water everywhere
Entering 2nd round is creditable Says Niluka Karunaratne
Rugby referees meeting today
Kingswood opens season with SACK on April 24
What awaits Trinity in 2010?
Double Eagle clinches Governor’s Cup for the third time
Lieversz sizzled on track and pitch
Roy Dias Cricket Academy celebrates 15 yrs. next week
Flying fists and kicks at Grading Test
Handball comes to Galle
Glorious victory for Regent International Gampaha
St. Benedict’s grab schools under 19 hockey title
Sri Lanka stun S’pore and advance to the top rung
Kolkatta clean up Rajasthan, Mumbai wipe out Bangalore
Rain disappoints riders, drivers and fans at Diyatalawa
State Department programme pairs foreign students with Community Colleges
Deakin strengthens bonds with Sri Lanka
HCI - acclaimed to be world class
Maths ability 'dangerously low'
The best days of our lives!
Chartered Corporate Secretaries first local examination in September 2010
"Is your child after O/Ls? Consider the smarter route to a University Degree"
Spellmaster - two more bow out
Good University Guide 2010: Oxbridge continues to dominate the field
Heading for a techwreck?
Krupanidhi College offers a holistic system of Higher Education in Bangalore
Spend your holidays under blue skies at SKYLINE
Unravel your success story with Imperial College
QUT - academic and research excellence for the real world
Vietnam ranks 2nd in U.S. Community College International enrolment
Paracetamol: Beware of overdose
Keep fit for baby and you
In a spin over vertigo?
Spina Bifida - when a child is born with a defect in the back
Keeping the deadly 10 at bay
Breast feeding: To health and bonding
Hospital care while at home
The right way to help medicine go down


Behind the bloom of Hakgala roses
Lost and found: George Keyt’s unique masterpiece
Bouquet for Director- General of Pensions -- Letter to the editor
Watch out for ‘lightning’ -- Letter to the editor
Why are the Traffic Police so impotent? -- Letter to the editor
Insurance headache for road accident victims -- Letter to the editor
An exorbitant Rs. 100 as ATM service charge -- Letter to the editor
Pioneer woman deacon who touched the lives of hundreds -- Appreciation
Thank you for your advice, guidance and friendship -- Appreciation
A great guru to many in legal profession -- Appreciation
Lyn Seeya was a judge, fun grandpa, and great friend to cancer patients -- Appreciation
To feel free and be free is their wish
A treat with tea
Cupful of choices and creativity
Tissa Abeysekera: A memorial eulogy
A little day music in Jaffna
Excellent avurudu entertainment
Of buckets and pocket boroughs
Daya Sevana opens its doors wide
When the unsinkable sank
Shanthi’s Bonsai touch
Other Magazine Articles
To Kalpitiya to see the dolphins
Discourse through art
Spinning a wheel of clay creations
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Cycling Nepalese on world tour
Celebrating a centenary
Being a 'Tudors' king changed Rhys Meyers
Kicking things off
New trends and old traditions
Carnival for a cause kicks off on April 23
The Men Who Stare at Goats
TV Times Articles
Jayasri: Encore at Club Zouk
‘Shlama Concert 2010’
Marc Anthony at ETV Sound Gallery
Fire of Spain and a White House
Alan Ernst - Jazz Pianist at Park Street Mews
Jazz at Dusk at Cinnamon Lakeside
‘Mago Digo Dai’
Kithusara’ uses cinema for a cause
  Funday Times
The Portuguese army is stranded
Centenary of Girl Guiding launched!
My grandmother -- A Poem for the week
Anguilla and Montserrat -- Geography
A field trip to Beddegana wetland, by FOG kids
Kids World
Winners of Book Competition
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 18
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