As the country salutes its war heroes during this victory week, some of the disabled troops are seen at a ceremony to mark the laying of a foundation stone yesterday for the building of a fully-equipped rest and recreation complex for them in Anuradhapura. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama


President to sit in Parliament

This will be one of a string of amendments from the first phase of the UPFA Government's constitutional reforms. Others include the deletion of a provision that restricts the term of a President to two terms. There will be no more restrictions.

Tiger carcass in Caracas

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.

Prices of several food items going up
UDA files missing: CID called
IMF in crucial visit to Jaffna
Authority comes down hard on cement slabs for Mahamaluwa
Speeding drivers, watch out!
Drugs crisis: Symptoms dealt with but permanent cure delayed
Around the world with a click
The infrequent guests during off season at the hotel are almost surprised at the group running about, singing or seated on a long bench by the sea, working on laptops. Has the hotel turned into an internet café and who are these strange people lounging all over the place as though it were a home and not a hotel?
Private pension funds to be regulated by IBSL
The government is planning to bring dozens of superannuation (private and provident) funds, currently registered with the Commissioner of Labour, under the supervision and regulation of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL) in a move that is being supervised by the Central Bank (CB), informed sources said.
Why scams thrive in world's biggest democracy
Indian democratic system, however wanting, has come to have enough openness to ensure that scams and scandals tumble out of the cupboard sooner or later. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's purchase of the Bofors guns, the manipulations in the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket or the sale by central minister A Raja of 2G spectrum, the mobile bands, are some recent stories of corruption.
SLCYJF hosts the first ever China Educational Fair at the BMICH
With the objective of creating awareness of the educational opportunities and facilities available in the People's Republic of China for Sri Lankan students, who are eager to further their education in foreign countries, Sri Lanka-China Young Journalists' Forum .....

Messing up in style
When you have crossed the boundaries of your own native country allegiance to your land notches up by more than a few digits. Then when someone puts across various questions about the happenings of things back home sometimes it puts you in a state of utter despair, especially when you are caught on the wrong foot.
V- Day reflections
For 65 years Sri Lankans have been commemorating V-Day, when World War II ended with the capture of Berlin by advancing Russian troops and the death of Adolf Hitler. Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) had its moments of anxiety during that war, however distant the actual fighting may have been, but none like the anguish modern-day Sri Lankans felt in a three decade-long separatist insurgency right here at home.
Delhi beats devolution drums again for Lanka -- Political Column
For President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who gave political leadership, it is the third most ecstatic moment, perhaps the most important one. On Thursday, he will stand before the valiant troops to salute them for defeating terrorism and restoring normalcy.
Stuck like wasps in a jar of jam! -- 5th Column

"Thaaththa," Bindu Udagedera asked, "how many ministers did we first have in this Cabinet?"
"Why, Bindu," Bindu's father Percy said, "we had thirty seven ministers to begin with…"
"Ah," Bindu said, "that means the price of bread will increase once again…."

‘We haven’t forgotten you’

They were a set of people who needed special care and attention. They were disabled, more so than others. Totally disabled was their plight, with some even unable to comprehend what had hit them, in a country which had been in the throes of a raging conflict for nearly 30 long years.

The envoys who went to Goa
King Buwanekabahu was getting ready to send an envoy from Kotte to Goa, to prove his innocence. He somehow managed to send him. By this time, the envoy sent by King Mayadunne of Sitawaka was already in Goa. The viceroy reacted by ignoring the envoy sent from Kotte and listening to the one from Sitawaka. Meanwhile, King Vickramabahu of Kandy was repenting for the ill treatment meted out to Baratto. He wanted to make amends for his mistake.


Dealing with disabling disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) has long been feared as one of the most disabling types of arthritis, but there’s good news for many newly diagnosed patients. RA remains a serious disease, and one that can vary widely in symptoms and outcomes but recent advances in treatment have made it possible to stop or at least slow the progression of joint damage.



President to sit in Parliament
June mini budget: No revenue proposals; Rs. 2,500 pay hike unlikely
Prices of several food items going up
UDA files missing: CID called
Tiger carcass in Caracas
With extension, IGP goes to the people
Something Fishy in the economy
Sweet dreams, police tell beggars after nightmare
IMF in crucial visit to Jaffna
EU takes note as Lanka relaxes controls
Peradeniya Uni launches probe on lecturers
Victory week to end with parade
The South West monsoon roars in
Reward for tip-offs on artefact robbers
Authority comes down hard on cement slabs for Mahamaluwa
New appointees take pot shots at former ministers on performance
Speeding drivers, watch out!
Fake medical certificates issued to would-be drivers
Delhi conference debates Lanka’s priorities
Drugs crisis: Symptoms dealt with but permanent cure delayed
My destiny with victory
Was child to be sold overseas?
UDA offers Rs. 8,000 a month for Mews St. evictees
Mrs Anumaana laments that visiting Pole Vault Champ was misled
Political Column
Delhi beats devolution drums again for Lanka
5th Column
Stuck like wasps in a jar of jam!
The Economic Analysis
Opportunities and constraints for fiscal consolidation
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Raging against a monarchical mindset
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
War of words over alleged war crimes
Why scams thrive in world's biggest democracy
'You're a hottie!' female admirer tells Obama
Bringing the era of nuclear weapons to an end
Child survivor of Libyan plane crash told parents dead
Iraq double bomb attack kills 25 at football match
Fighting spreads in Thai capital, 16 dead
Roman Polanski hit by fresh sex allegations
In Italy, divorce is in the air
  Business Times
Private pension funds to be regulated by IBSL
Heads roll, Harry J at CPC
'Green, green grass of home' fades away
No limousines but Mercs, Rolls Royce for Indian stars
Mobile interconnecting rate 50 cents by June 1
Sri Lanka’s ‘amante’ uses Indo-Lanka duty cuts to get closer to Indian women
Heads roll but the carnival goes on
Government should take over LP Gas business
The Greek tragedy: Drowning in debt
Mobile Number Portability can hit SLT, Dialog profits –Fitch
Dialog Telekom improves quarterly results
ADB good development partner but bureaucratic and slow
FCCISL leads Lankan delegation for top China trade fair
Some 2665 employees of Expolanka Group observe Earth Hour
Need for independent body to run Ad agency awards
JKH rejects Tax Dept. allegations against SAGT
BOI gearing to unblock state land for investment
Central Bank made a respondent in GK case
Public losing faith in lotteries
Lanka Tiles posts good profit on domestic demand and drop in costs
Rohan Somawansa takes over as new President of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing
Oil hedging cases dismissed
Brokers can't 'sit pretty' with new transaction costs
‘Waiting’ facility for IIFA guests
Promoting Ceylon Tea as a continuous world class product
Profits ease at Pan Asia Bank
RAM Ratings Lanka upgrades SLIC’s rating
Ethics and HR management to the fore at public forum
CTC net profits rise
Liquid milk strengthens Kotmale results in ’09-10
HSBC Sri Lanka wins regional environment award
DFCC Vardhana Bank 2009 profits increase by 141%
DHL service to Canada from Sri Lanka
Ogilvy awarded ICC World Cup 2011 campaign
tomorrowMEDICINE - personalised and self-aware
Laugfs interested in Shell's LPG business
CSE says new broker licences to be decided soon
Hilton Asia head visits Sri Lanka
SriLankan clears backlog of passengers to Europe
Panadol continues support to Sri Lanka Medical Library
Nations Trust Bank quarterly profits rise
Union Chemicals profits rise
ABS to offer Agile Lab's AXPERT 5th GEAR ERP
New Venture Fund launched in Sri Lanka
Tourist arrivals remain strong
MphasiS' SL entry due to talent pool, price and market size
Virtusa product for Media industry
Haycarb reports record financial year
Rise in oil will affect Chevron’s performance
Dankotuwa reports quarterly net loss
Poverty no bar to becoming brilliant student: ICASL President
Think-tank for Ministry of External Affairs
United Tractors to create energy from garbage
V- Day reflections
Messing up in style
Sri Lanka well and truly out of T 20 World Cup
Doomsday awaits Lankan rugby
Lack of preparation hampers swimming to a great extent
Book on Sri Lankan Volleyball
Ratnam and Police enjoy comfortable wins
Sunday Sports Guide
Umpires Wickremasinghe and Weerasinghe are no more!
C.D.W. Weerasinghe joins Udaya
Dilshan first choice for YOG badminton
Surfing contests at Arugam Bay
What a shame
Navy - the emerging force in rugby
Wilwara try burst down Trinity
Lalith Priyantha does it again
Modi readies own charge sheet against IPL bigwigs
Indoor rowing a huge success at Bolgoda
Mitsubishi Motor Rally on May 23
Venus Williams in peerless form as she reaches final
Walala Central to the fore at the Relay Carnival
Close call for Kandy
Australia target Pietersen ahead of final
Royal beat back St. Anthony’s scare to win 35-18
St. Peter’s massacre Dharmaraja
No play on day three as well
SLCYJF hosts the first ever China Educational Fair at the BMICH
Graduate through Foundation Programme Studies to obtain reputed/ recognised degrees
Who can be your 'Agent' - Migration to Canada
Medical English
21. A House of good repute - 2
Australian New Zealand education consultants
Best of both worlds at QUT
Star Quest 2010: Challenge for young Astronomers
Gampaha Jaycees felicitate their Founder President
Learn to structure tasks and environments to suit all students
13th Graduation and Awards ceremony of Singapore Informatics
Top 10 evolve in Spellmaster
Dr.Kuma Iddamallena's Time MAP will help you become an Outstanding Leader
University Education at APIIT
Ministerial Council visits Swinburne
Do you want to be one in a one hundred thousand?
Professional Aviation Training at Skyline
Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
AIT offers world class BSc Engineering Degrees in Sri Lanka
Get foreign interns working in your company/organization through AIESEC
  Medi Scene
Dealing with disabling disease
Keep that sparkle in your smile
Different strokes, different treatment
Neuropathy: A disease of the nerves
Medication: Who needs special care?
When a bug hits your gut
Processed meat may harm the heart
TV can make your children fat and foolish

‘We haven’t forgotten you’
Giving them back their childhood
Put family first in order to empower our women and serve our children -- Letter to the editor
Unfinished road bothers residents and users -- Letter to the editor
Speed rules: Give a thought before they hit the road -- Letter to the editor
Admiralty hydrographic charts were reliable -- Letter to the editor
Time for road patrols to reign in offenders -- Letter to the editor
Mapping the life of a fine man and outstanding Surveyor General -- Appreciation
Six years on -- Appreciation
Uncle’s commitment to profession and family life was exceptional -- Appreciation
Cambridge salutes a brilliant and affable Lankan academic -- Appreciation
Corals under bleach attack
Mamma Mia, they are here!
Now it’s venomous five
Bringing out the child in everyone
Jayantha’s evolving expressions
Two brothers on creative journey once again
Entertaining, pleasing to the eye and high quality dancing
Mediterranean marvels this May
Charms of Chaaya now in Trinco
Sri Lanka going for a hat-trick gold medal at Chelsea flower show?
Revisiting the simulated flights of days past
Nine lives of Tiger Supremo
One monk’s mission to build haven for ailing monks
Guide to self-improvement and ways of combating self-crippling beliefs
Those were the days of Vimto, Aspro and Blanco
Moon and other men with bees in their busy bonnets
Children building bridges of friendship across the divide
2 comedies to lighten up your evening
People and events
Other Magazine Articles
Around the world with a click
Pulasthi’s flair for colour
Eye-catching designs
Cooking up a dream
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Ready to rumble
Dealing with racism in ‘Elected’
HP Hurricane: A formidable competitor ? 
The young and beautiful
TV Times Articles
‘Immortal Hits - Just For You’
CCTV inaugurates services in Sri Lanka
Continental embraces Hyderabad
Live entertainment at Zouk Colombo
‘Freaky Friday’
Planet Pulse with Danu
Marians unpl ug for Victor
Power of Scribes
The final coupon for the film ‘Clash of the Titans’
Man’s hunt for a sympathetic heart
Courage of five girls
‘Arungal’ garner Raigam awards
Winners of ‘Magodi Godai’
  Funday Times
The envoys who went to Goa
Number of people working on a job
Dominica -- World History
The fate of a tree -- Poem for the week
Kids World
I visited Ranminithanna…
Treasures of the past
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