Though May Day yesterday was not as vibrant as in the past and Colombo streets were not crowded, the security forces took no chances. Special Task Force officers here are seen checking a manhole as part of the tight security precautions near the Town Hall where the ruling UPFA held its rally. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama.
Bribery, corruption complaints pile up

More than 500 complaints of bribery and corruption have piled up by last Thursday since the term of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption ended in March -- and the commission still remains deactivated.

May Day shock: Death a day for Lankan workers

Sri Lanka joined the world in celebrating May Day or International Workers Day yesterday amidst a shocking revelation that a Lankan expatriate worker is killed or dies every day in West Asia and elsewhere.

General fights new battle for land
Total revision of education system
Where do we go? What do we do? Pavement hawkers lament
State objects to monk’s release plea
Birds force Airbus to delay landing
‘Human sharks’ dive deep for profits from sunken ships
SAARC- a symbolic forum with little regional relevance
Inspired by immigration
Jiang’s tale begins with the line: ‘When I was a child, I lived inside a secret.’ Against the backdrop of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, the resourceful Chinese woman finds love only to lose it. Jiang’s story is the first in a set of nine linked tales that make up Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s newest novel, ‘One Amazing Thing.’
Free speech, discipline fundamentals for Lanka’s growth
A well, respected Sri Lankan business leader has listed free speech, statesmanship, education, a disciplined society and a solid industrial policy as the pillars for the country to grow on in the post-war age. Singer Chairman and Managing Director Hemaka Amarasuriya, asked to cite what was lacking today in Sri Lanka growing to its full potential in a war-free environment, said without hesitation: “Freedom of expression.”
Dreaming of a South Asian union
It may well have been another futile exercise, another attempt to scale the mountain of difficulties. Yet the people's SAARC held in New Delhi its meeting-their fifteenth-this week to re-emphasise upon the official SAARC summit at Thimpu that the countries in South Asia would continue to lag behind in development until they realize that they have no go from cooperation.
A man with many talents
Nuwan Samarapathi, one of the leading NLP focused corporate and personal development trainers in the country, explains here about NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming training and the benefits of it. Nuwan has been a researcher in the field of personal development and motivation for many years.

Ban T20 among schools
The spirit of cricket cannot be defined. No one can deny the exceptional talent and skills displayed by the older generations and those of yester-year who contributed much for Sri Lanka cricket to gain international status.
Strategic studies in foreign relations
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has just returned from the South Asian regional grouping (SAARC) summit in Bhutan urging member-states to be wary of foreign influences and external solutions to local problems. Despite its otherwise lacklustre performance, SAARC has, however, maintained at least a semblance of regional unity where there was none before.
Empty Cabinets and furious losers -- Political Column
Early this week, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told South Asian leaders that they should be bold enough to introspect. "We must take measures to improve the existing mechanisms through review, rationalisation and reinvigoration," he told the summit meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan.
Welcome to the world of the media! -- 5th Column
“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what do you think of our new Ministers?”
“Why,” Bindu’s father Percy asked, “most of them are not really new, but what about them?”
Beware the flash of fury

It is all too familiar. The skies suddenly darken, a distant rumble of thunder is heard and a vivid streak of lightning flashes across the sky, followed by a heavy downpour. So accustomed are we to this almost daily occurrence that we are in danger of disregarding the serious threat that lightning poses.

Dowry plundered
Monis Baratto began to hate King Buwanekabahu. But he gained confidence and satisfaction in King Mayadunne. They dispersed happily. The Portuguese envoys returned to the Fort in Colombo. Baretto went and met King Buwanekabahu.


Bribery, corruption complaints pile up
No Vote-on-Account now, just mini-budget
Stage set for Bollywood blitz despite siege on Bachchan
May Day shock: Death a day for Lankan workers
Strategic time out for economy
General fights new battle for land
Total revision of education system
Monsoon rains expected to whip up spread of dengue
Govt. to re-demarcate DS and GN divisions
May Day 2012 rally will overlook 500 acres of new land beyond Galle Face Green, says President
Fonseka claims he has deeds
Lanka protests over disruption of Avurudhu party in Kuwait
Little serpents in his lunch?
Human trafficking racket bared
State objects to monk’s release plea
Edible-nest collectors nabbed with goods
More steps to control cattle disease
Birds force Airbus to delay landing
‘Human sharks’ dive deep for profits from sunken ships
Right of reply
Where do we go? What do we do? Pavement hawkers lament
Mrs. Anumaana checks out the new Cabinet
SAARC- a symbolic forum with little regional relevance
Journalists in search of justice face bullets
Political Column
Empty Cabinets and furious losers
5th Column
Welcome to the world of the media!
The Economic Analysis
Serious external challenges to economy
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Stripping the police of political control
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Outspoken Wimal told to speak out
Dreaming of a South Asian union
Disaster looms as oil slick reaches US coast
Nepal's Maoists prepare for huge anti-government demo
Pressure mounts on British PM as polling day looms
Bomb hits near market in Pakistan's Swat; casualties say police
Thailand could slide to 'undeclared civil war' says think-tank
US warns of possible‘imminent' attacks in Delhi
US man found guilty of hacking Palin's email
Tribute to Lowry with 1,000 nudes in Manchester
Pakistan, India still have much to do on ties
No food or water for 70 years
Tea 'healthier' drink than water
Heidi’s secret origins
Britain votes, reality waits
WW II: The common victory and its lessons for today
Failure at nuclear talks will be betrayal of human values
  Business Times
Free speech, discipline fundamentals for Lanka’s growth
Aggressive plans by JKH in post-war era
Report cards for Ministers urged
IMF tranche due any moment-Cabraal
Same mobile number for all networks
TRC to recover lost/stolen phones
Comment - Putting education right
Feature - Abrogate SBA? Careful thought needed first
Feature - Consider possible repercussions before ending SBA
Insurance industry up in arms against NITF
Hemas to build pre-schools in war-torn areas
JKH rolls-out HIV/AIDS awareness to its leisure companies
CSE to increase website band -width again
EFC seminar tackling global recession
Hiran Cooray takes over as PATA Chairman
Bank watchdog boycotts ADB annual meeting in Tashkent
Lankan IT firms urged to explore South Africa’s mobile markets
Education the key to growth in post-war Sri Lanka
HNB MD/CEO gets top Asian Banker award
Garment woes continue as markets drop
Global Summit of Management Accountants to be held in Sri Lanka
Samsung to enter Sri Lanka’s mobile phone market
Conqueror paper is environmentally friendly
Entrepreneurship at the heart of the Northeast economic revival
Middle Eastern reforms not enough to help housemaids
Internet - unheard of, for many Lankans: Study
Full Rating report by Fitch on Seylan Bank
Unnecessary spending, says BT poll respondents
Chillies Awards gets hotter than ever
Foreign parties to invest over Rs 2.5 bln in Union Bank
Singha Cement helps rebuild homes
tomorrowCAR: It’s what's inside that counts
Past two years was very difficult for most businesses – Singer Chief
Strategic studies in foreign relations
Clean up the IPL set-up or go bust
Ban T20 among schools
It wasn’t the start Lanka was looking for
Isipatana-St. Peter’s was the draw on battered Havelocks ground
He got what he deserved
Shenal the talented all round sportsman
Kandy takes on resurgent Havelocks at Nittawela
That unique S. Thomas 1976 team
SLC launches revised coaching syllabus
Mercedes-Benz tour: Rising stars to play inBarclays S’pore Open
Huge boost for Zobra rugby coaching programme
The Morning After
Tiger Woods misses cut after shooting 79 at Quail Hollow Championship
Squash needs professional approach
Venuka and Danushka Under 14 doubles champs
Tall order for Sri Lanka Hockey Team in Dhaka
Peterite power too much for Trinity
Rugby AGM called off
Raihaan Rizvi of Carey firm favourite
A man with many talents
South Korea seeks remedy for education fever
Metropolitan College with a new look
Interested in Teaching English
Developing strategy through an understanding of Brand Valuation
ACCA - CAT COURSE (Certified Accountants Technician)
Quality education and lifestyle on offer at QUT
QMU makes you feel you belong
AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenapura
Put first things first...THE QUADRANT II TOOL
A blow to philosophy and minorities
The best teachers are those who can show application
ESOFT - Paving the way to start your IT degree with just O/Ls
Australian migration changes
A long walk for a cause
You must become a Corporate Athlete!
‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ - Exhibition of Child Art at the Lionel Wendt
After O/Ls a global education at the local price @ Singapore Informatics
The American College of Higher Education
Outstation schools make good progress in Spellmaster
Royal Institute: Unique school for A/L studies
12-month Australian MBA at Oxford College
ERPM (Formerly Act 16) EXAMINATION
Win-Stone School of Culinary Art : Changing agents in the hospitality trade
With O/Ls and an aptitude for IT
Take the high road to manage your workforce with nation's leader
FAILAN SALEEM on coaching for CIM success


Beware the flash of fury
Quality matters more than quantity in the tourism equation -- Letter to the editor
Terrorised by snatch thieves -- Letter to the editor
Can Buddhist monks shower blessings on others? -- Letter to the editor
There are politicians and there are administrators -- Letter to the editor
Let us praise the three heroes of our time – and give all three their due -- Letter to the editor
To Miss Moses, with love and gratitude -- Appreciation
Teacher, philanthropist and gentleman in suit and tie -- Appreciation
A teacher who made our lives sublime -- Appreciation
A true gentleman and gentle soul, loved by all -- Appreciation
Wild relatives to the rescue
A time for wine
Cook up some mouthwatering dishes with Koluu
Dramatic and dynamic display
Off to see seabirds
The countdown begins for Gratiaen Prize
Unearthing an archaeological gem
Delightful mix of means leading to a single end
More than just a rags to riches story
50 years in robes and continuing to serve the Buddha Sasanaya
The savant and the occultist
Mayday! Mayday! Media mayhem in the making?
A song of hope tinged with sadness
SOSL to perform Romantic Masterworks
BBC looking for role model Sri Lankan families
Don’t miss these two plays at the Punchi Theatre
Spring is in the air at the Alliance Francaise
Other Magazine Articles
Inspired by immigration
Gayan’s stories in strokes of colours
Treat your four-legged friends
FM makes new waves with Hitz 97
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Innovation for change
Heart warming animation
Activism through blogging
An experience to remember
It all adds up for Ghazi
FAQ on Chrome
Dawning of a new day
TV Times Articles
‘Michael Angelo’: for home made, authentic Italian Cuisine
Fifth Anniversary for ‘The Commons’
‘Mother’s Day’ at Galadari
‘Network’ shows hidden side of media
‘Whirlwind’ wins awards
Win with ‘Clash of the Titans’
‘Rosetta’ at Alliance
Sudath shows prowess with ‘Swayanjatha’
Win with ‘Magodi Godai
‘Suraj Presents Elements’
Upekha Nirmani is Derana Dream Star
‘I-Gate Miyuranga’ at Navarangahala
  Funday Times
Dowry plundered
Petrol used and distance travelled by a car
Trying's the only way -- A Poem for the week
Guadeloupe -- Geography
Pygmy lizard (Cophotis ceylanica)
Kids World
World Environment Day Competition
The Centenary Friendship Circle ... commemorating the spirit of Guiding
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