Angry residents in a desperate bid to prevent their houses from being demolished confront a huge police force while hapless women pray to God. Pix by J.Weerasekera
Constitutional changes soon

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has initiated the process of formulating draft constitutional amendments to cover several aspects. Main among them, the Sunday Times learns, is the creation of a second chamber or a Senate. Details of how this body will be constituted are still not immediately clear.

Outrage in Mews St. as UDA demolishes houses

The Urban Development Authority (UDA), which is now under the Defence Ministry, yesterday, with assistance of Police and the Army, demolished what it called unauthorised constr uctions down Mews Street in Kompa nnaveediya.

SMS panic: Hunt on for miscreants
UN chief going ahead with war crimes panel
Fonseka to face conspiracy charges
Essential drugs shortage puts patients and hospitals in a spot
Four main suspects dead, only gardener, three-wheeler driver produced in court
Gas and flour price hikes push up prices at many eateries
Sea mining in Jaffna without permits
Lost in Sinharaja
We selected the eastern part of Sinharaja entering from Deniyaya and trekking through the wilderness with the hope of coming out in three days at Pothupitiya on the other side of the sanctuary. We planned to find our way with the aid of a one inch map and a compass.
Controversial Chillies Ad awards cancelled
Explosive developments this week surrounding the controversial Chillies Ad awards has resulted in the awards show being cancelled following an order handed down by the District Court of Colombo this week in response to a case filed against the Chillies organizing body by advertising agency Phoenix Ogilvy.
Britain's Conservatives in talks on forming new government
Britain's Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were set for further talks to thrash out a power-sharing deal after a cliffhanger election left the kingdom in political limbo. Negotiations were to continue into the weekend after Thursday's general election put the Conservatives in the driving seat but without an overall majority in parliament.
Education should open the mind
Effective learning involves creating and solving our own errors. Go ahead; over-step, stretch, become too enthusiastic. When you make those mistakes common to all high achievers, use them to learn. Then enthusiastically attack again. Pry open your mind, don't let your education rust it shut. Learn to think, not to follow. combine your learning with action, letting unavoidable errors impel you to seek greater understanding.

A different kettle of fish
“Open Sesame” – the door opened. Then there was this treasure that engulfed Ali Baba’s eyes and from that point onwards he became a rich man. For a moment I will not envy Ali Baba at all, the moment I walked into the treasure trove of David Cruse an unimaginable spread of cricket memorabilia stood on proudly just to be savoured and cherished by any cricket loving eye.
Rescue democracy from corruption
It would seem that the Government is looking to turn over a new leaf. While taking on board its major achievements like the victory over the LTTE, there seems a desire to right some of the wrongs of its first term of office. Among them are several announcements that the Government is going to investigate at least some of the instances of corruption in the recent past.
UNP embroiled in leadership crisis -- Political Column
It was the first baptism of fire for the new Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, last Wednesday. A Cabinet Minister concurred on an issue raised by two senior Opposition politicians. It was all over retired General Sarath Fonseka.
Do as we do, ply them with portfolios! -- 5th Column

My dear David Cameron,

Most Sri Lankans may not have even heard of you, David, but I thought I must write to you, first to congratulate you on your party emerging as the major winner in the British general elections and then also to offer you some much needed advice.

Reel back in time and fact

The year is 1934 – a time long before film was introduced to colour and Dolby Digital, when the world was still seen only in black and white through shaky images. The opening scene is a thovil (exorcism) ceremony with the haunting music of a rare Sinhala verse playing in the background, followed by an equally eerie mix of horns, strings, cymbals and bass, recorded in poor quality, but effective and terrifyingly beautiful all the same.

When a new Parliament meets ...
There are many activities that follow a General Election which elects people's representatives to the country's Legislature. Sri Lanka's voters – those who are above 18 years of age – recently elected 196 Members of Parliament to represent them. Another 29 were nominated by the different political parties according to the number of votes each party gained at the General Election.


Successfully treat High Cholesterol through Japanese Biopathy
Dr. Alanton Weerasinghe, Consultant on Biopathy at the Japanese Biopathy Centre located in Nugegoda has previously discussed with us as to how Biopathy can be used to effectively treat many diseases. In this issue he addresses us on how Biopathy can successfully treat High Cholesterol.



Constitutional changes soon
Outrage in Mews St. as UDA demolishes houses
SMS panic: Hunt on for miscreants
UN chief going ahead with war crimes panel
Fonseka to face conspiracy charges
Drive carefully or pay the fine
Essential drugs shortage puts patients and hospitals in a spot
What’s damaging the Brain?
Four main suspects dead, only gardener, three-wheeler driver produced in court
SriLankan planning extra flights for IIFA blitz
Ministries and subjects: Who’s responsible for what?
Heads roll, while others remain
Gas and flour price hikes push up prices at many eateries
Lankan lawyer elected to world internet regulatory body
Dr. Zakir Naik to visit Lanka
Who's behind this rape of nature
New site gives hope to some vendors
Charting a new course in our diplomatic efforts -- RANDOM THOUGHTS
Sea mining in Jaffna without permits
Lankan academics off to New Delhi for peace process conference
Political Column
UNP embroiled in leadership crisis
5th Column
Do as we do, ply them with portfolios!
The Economic Analysis
The future of the Sri Lankan economy: with or without IMF?
Privilege issue tests parliament's supremacy
Focus on Rights
The diminished credibility of justice institutions
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Lanka's Police Academy: A comedy of errors
Britain's Conservatives in talks on forming new government
Violence raises tensions as Thai protests drag on
Clinton warns Pak of 'severe consequences'
Philippines in race to make May 10 vote happen
Euro leaders to set up urgent crisis fund
Huge dome probes ocean depths to cap US oil leak
  Business Times
Controversial Chillies Ad awards cancelled
Lankan public says present full budget
Fury over Kotelawala re-election bid at Ceylinco Insurance
Worldwide grocers alliance chief visits Cargills
Budget 2010 ready for debate in Parliament in June
Foreign Accounts for sportsmen, writers, hairdressers
International retail expert visits Sri Lanka
End of conflict: A year later
PIGS: the Achilles heel of the EU
Let’s not kill the Angels while the banks sleep -- Intelligent Investor
Central Bank begins bailout of troubled finance companies
Sri Lankan delegation to EU for GSP+ negotiations
Seafood exporters appeal for GSP+
Brandix Lanka opens 1000-acre apparel park in India
Accolades for Hiran, new PATA Chairperson
Triad to sue Chillies Committee for Rs.100 mln
Unilever sponsors Asia Pacific Dental Congress in Colombo
Malaysian businesses keen to explore SL's opportunities
SLIM’s New Year celebration today
Talawakelle Tea Estates boosts 1Q profit on tea price hikes
Auston Institute launches multifaceted higher education in Sri Lanka
Unilever focuses on expanding in Branded Tea Market
Ten finance company branches to be set up in the North
Mobitel takes mLearning to the Maldives
CNCI Achievers Awards 2010
CHC reduces losses
SL ecology easy to manage: Environment Ministry
Luxury serviced apartments now in Jaffna
Debate over IMF loan -- Letter
Urgent need to consult the North: BT Editorial -- Letter
More listed firms gearing to launch power projects
600 mini hydro power projects to be developed with private sector participation
Health policy for migrants being developed
Tourism: Occupancy rates and earnings up
Standard Chartered donates computers to army project
British High Commissioner visits colonial past
EU funds Ceylon Chamber Greening Sri Lanka Hotels
Redefining loyalty in the workplace
SAGT confronted with tax issues
Activity levels high in CSE this week
CB has key role in economic development - Basil
Grassroots to apex of success
Sri Lanka to spend US$ 9 mln for IIFA Awards, returns assured
Public anger at taxes expressed at tax seminar
Economists predict increased inflation
Lanka Salt records highest ever revenue of over Rs. 1 bln
Proper corporate governance and risk managing processes needed
Palm oil cultivation yields good results
Textbook on Commercial Law by Dr Wickrema Weerasooria
FCCISL facilitates first-ever Jaffna International 2010 Trade Fair
Rescue democracy from corruption
Lankan contingent will be the best in this age group
Promoting Canoeing and Kayaking in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Kelum is national advisor for cricket in Italy
Sri Lanka under 15 cricketers shine in Malaysia
Aney Is It True?
Peterite power to the fore
It’s time for the Mahela show!
Basnahira South on course to final
Isipathana end Thomians unbeaten run
Thurstan rout Ananda 35-5
Bubka visits Diyagama Stadium
Star moulding IACA completes Successful tour of SL
Tuan Ossen’s ambition has always been to motocross
Pakistan face exit after one-run loss to Kiwis
Royal brush aside Rajan resistance
Trinity by a whisker
A different kettle of fish
Education should open the mind
Sri Lankan students get a taste of Australian culture
Thames College of Further & Higher Education
OpenArc Japanese Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
APIIT opens registration for June 2010 intake
Engineering career with just O/Ls
A House of good repute
Be an outstanding leader in your field of work
Islamic Finance is now a vital and thriving market
Dushyanth at the ‘Be your Best’ Workshop
Golden opportunity to become an International Health Administrator
Academic excellence at Wycherley International School
FITIS donates computers to Jaffna Wembady Girls' High School
Exemptions for AAT members and passed Finalists--CIMA
Benefits of studying in UK
Graduation & Awards Ceremony of Singapore Informatics
Award of 100 Students Scholarship Scheme for CMA Students
International Diploma in English
Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) Presentation of Research Paper at the International Workshop on Technology for Education
Marga Institute to repeat its Certificate Course in Research Methodology
AIESEC Work Abroad Programme : Adding colour to your career
It's not too late to apply for July and September intakes
Imperial College inaugurates in Kandy
Priyanthi Dissanayake brings together SLIIT & UC
The British Council Library - Gateway to greater knowledge
CIMA with Gajendra
  Free Hold
Successfully treat High Cholesterol through Japanese Biopathy
Nivasie Developers celebrates 10 years of exceptional service
Trillium Residencies: A promise delivered
Oriflame's founding family member visits Sri Lanka
Prime Lands launches 'Lake Ripples'
Abans Finance reaches Rs. 1 Bn in Public Deposits
Now 50% off when you shop online at Hameedia with your American Express® Card from 10th to 25th May
Denta Comfort, the first anti-bacterial Tooth brush in Sri Lanka
Asiri Wellness Centre to conduct counseling services

Reel back in time and fact
Most of our cops – traffic police especially – are unfit to wear a uniform -- Letter to the editor
Today’s a special day -- Letter to the editor
April 5, Easter Sunday 1942: When I heard the mighty roar from above -- Letter to the editor
Uncle played a major role in making Zahira College a centre for Muslim education -- Appreciation
A blessed sister who brought tranquillity wherever she went -- Appreciation
PC who fought his cases hard and long, but the fight was clean all the way -- Appreciation
Earthquakes, volcanoes and Sri Lanka’s vulnerability
Booming rock creates lot of heat
Destruction of sanctuary new chapter in war on Kokkilai
Romancing the Raj
Still the simple, sturdy old world charm
Making it on merit
Bigger picture behind ‘making’ beauties
The greatest Googly (n) ever bowled?
Concise and lucid, with some emphasis on clinical teaching
How they saw Reality: Buddha and scientists
From pregnancy to parenting
Those were the days when tram cars plied the roads
Mother – A perennial folk theme
On the road again: Stage 3 of the Marine Drive project gets into top gear
Building bridges, breaking barriers
Lankan professors of Hong Kong Uni bestowed Endowed Professorships
Other Magazine Articles
It’s politics the Tommiya way
Asif’s pictures at Galle Fort
Lost in Sinharaja
Nadeeka’s ‘Ka’
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Shaping perspectives
Bridging the musical divide
An elegant file synchronization tool
Colombo Ride mobile game goes 3D
Super Troupers in town
Fascinated with fashion
Movies to watch out for
TV Times Articles
Play House brings creative activities for kids
Malcolm on air
‘Alliance Française de Kotte’ launched
IWMS celebrates golden jubilee with Choral Music
‘Vacancies Exist’ at Rupavahini
Iron Man in town
Win with ‘Clash of the Titans’
Citizen Kane in town
Office politics on celluloid
‘Ira Handa Yata’ premieres at Singapore
HIRAN hails at PATA
Wagon Wheel Country Club: New experience
Mother’s Day with Jetwing
  Funday Times
When a new Parliament meets ...
Tea hot or ice-cream cold
Modernising Russia 1730 - 1796 -- World History
Colombo Streets
Kids World
World Environment Day Competition
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 19
A brief history of Mother's Day:
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