This aerial photograph of yesterday’s flood situation in the Gampaha District was captured when Minister and Gampaha District MP Basil Rajapaksa and Chinese ambassador Yang Xiuping visited the district to assess the flood situation. Pic by Chaminda Hittatiya


Reconciliation Com. sittings in camera

The new commission appointed to investigate events related to one of the most widely reported South Asian insurgencies will hold its proceedings in camera in the coming months, its chairman and former Attorney General C. R. de Silva said yesterday.

As flood waters recede, threat of diseases looms

Health officials warned yesterday of an outbreak of infectious and water-borne diseases in the coming days as water levels started receding in the Gampaha, Colombo and Kalutara districts. The warning came as the death toll in floods was placed at 20 while the number of people affected was around 600,000.

Lanka invites EU for mega development projects
Basil will handle Indian affairs
Ad puts Jaffna mayor in trouble
Tinted glass windows: 450 vehicles detected
Deluge in the city: Urban wetlands not doing their bit
One year after: Fonseka jailed but not jolted
Making a splash, medieval style
“In this our spacious isle”, wrote Michael Drayton, back in 1613, “I think there is not one but he hath heard some talk of Hood and Little Johan.” Even now, four centuries later, those words still ring true; Robin Hood’s adventures in the forests of England stand among the nation’s best-loved legends, in ......
Cargills looks at new business opportunities
The Cargills Group, Sri Lanka’s biggest group in food manufacture and retailing, is looking for new business opportunities in the post-war era but more significantly has undergone a restructure of its management. Ranjit Page, widely credited with driving Cargills’ entry into supermarkets from a staid department store 27 years ....
First Muslim woman to win Miss USA title
She was hailed as the shining example of the American dream, a Lebanese-born woman who became the first Muslim Miss U.S.A. Marketing executive Rima Fakih, 24, beat 50 other contestants to win the beauty pageant in Las Vegas. But her victory was already becoming tarnished last night by revelations that she won a pole dancing contest at a strip club in Detroit in 2007.
Major changes to the GSM programme
On February 8 2010, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced new reforms to the general skilled migration programme. Some of the critical reforms announced were, the new Skill occupation list, new points system, introduction of State Migration Plan, removing the MODL points and a change in the priority processing system.

Mr. Sports Minister – This is not a dummy
After the fair share of the delay, during which men with no knowledge between a ball and a paddle boat were at the helm, finally President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to place Chandrasiri Bandara Ratnayake as the Minister of Sports in his second term.
Disaster prevention a disaster
It was only the other day that we were told of 'big plans' to reclaim the seafront opposite the popular Colombo promenade, Galle Face Green, to build a 'new city'; and then reclaim a two-kilometre stretch of land from there to Bambalapitiya where only skyscrapers would be built in a mega-city within the city.
Amidst floods Lanka faces world storm -- Political Column
Troops in varied attire clutching assault rifles went through their drills many a time during rehearsals. Their battleware - tanks, armoured personnel carriers, vehicle mounted Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers, artillery guns - were ready to roll before Government leaders, officials and Colombo-based diplomats last Thursday.
Change, you must and put Humpty-Dumpty back together -- 5th Column

I thought I must write to you, because you have once again become a hot topic of discussion among the Greens, the question being whether, like the honourable Sanath J from Matara, you should be dropped from the team after a string of poor performances or whether you should be allowed to play on.

Man behind the palate of two presidents

Walter S. Scheib III was Hilary Clinton’s answer to Jacqueline Kennedy. Though J.F.K’s glamorous widow had long since left the White House, she had set the standard for fine dining in the nation’s home – and it was European. Mrs. Clinton’s mandate for her new chef was a challenge – she wanted to see contemporary American cuisine celebrated in her kitchen.

A day at the temple
Vesak - to be celebrated by Buddhists all over the world next Thursday - is the day in white. Devotees - young and old - clad in white trek to the temple early morning to observe 'ata sil' and spend the day there.



Reconciliation Com. sittings in camera
As flood waters recede, threat of diseases looms
Lanka invites EU for mega development projects
When will the waters recede?
Basil will handle Indian affairs
Ad puts Jaffna mayor in trouble
COPE and PAC members nominated
Tinted glass windows: 450 vehicles detected
Thousands of valuable trees being felled for Mullaitivu resettlement project
Cyclone in Arabian Sea
Wrong methods used to control toxic fumes
Students stabbed and 20 arrested in rugby violence
Deluge in the city: Urban wetlands not doing their bit
Homeless woman ends up inside a bus shelter
Minister defends merger of state drug bodies
One year after: Fonseka jailed but not jolted
It's time to heal wounds and end dirty politics
After the floods: Deluge of promises for long-term solutions
Raining tears of heartbreak
Navy called to blast hole in Katunayake Expressway earthwork
Galle, Ambalangoda residents angered by state failure to respond to flood damage
Political Column
Amidst floods Lanka faces world storm
5th Column
Change, you must and put Humpty-Dumpty back together
The Economic Analysis
Mind the gap: The trade deficit is ballooning
New ministers vow to make all wrongs right, as temperatures rise over rising floods
Focus on Rights
A pale shadow of democracy
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
The green joke at John's party
158 dead in Mangalore air crash
North Korea demands own inspectors probe South Korean sinking
American boy, 13, becomes youngest to climb Everest
'Super Sherpa' in record climb
When world is in transition, can great countries have good policies?
Pakistan army pays heavy price in Taliban war
Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years, says UN report
First Muslim woman to win Miss USA title
  Business Times
Cargills looks at new business opportunities
Govt. announces Rs 1.7 trillion budget estimate
Cargills Fort: Harrods of Sri Lanka
Five new firms join stockbroking community
Rains: No respector of property, people and tourists!
Kotelawala pulls out of Ceylinco Insurance re-election bid
ADB President visiting Sri Lanka this week
Global Business Forum in Sri Lanka during IIFA
Sri Lanka Post ventures into financial services to reduce operating deficit
New beginnings, just like in 1977
What do you think?
Corporate results are better than forecasted: analysts
First-ever Agricultural Trade Exhibition in Trincomalee
Capital gains help Hayleys records highest ever profits
AVIVA NDB revenue rises in first quarter but reports loss
Sunlight still leads the market after 125 years
No respite from the rains in Seeduwa
Ulagalla Resort organises medical camp for villagers
Cabraal at Sunday Times Business Club meeting
Asha Central Hospital closes
Cargills, the‘Gedera Yana Gaman’ chain, makes way for new blood
Piramal Glass reports loss for 2010 financial year, signs of improvement
Brandix Mercury earns ISO process certificate
Be innovative and aware of your purpose : Laugfs Chairman
SL attends Intel Asia Pacific channel summit
Strategic partnerships between Lankan firms and Care Int.
Rise in net interest margins enhance bank bottomlines in 1Q2010
SL nanotechnology must add value to commodities : top scientist
StanChart in “Music for a Cause” project
Bank of Ceylon profit and revenue down
CB’s Financial Intelligence Unit in MoU with Customs
BASL to build law experts in focussed business areas
Climate change: how business can thrive with the right moves
Luxe Asia hosts FAM tour for top Indian Agents
Emirates adds 4.7 million passengers
MAS Intimates Thurulie wins Globe Award for Sustainability Innovation for 2010
Depositors of Ceylinco Shriram to receive repayments soon
The thrust, need and ingredients for export growth
Protecting the Ceylon Tea brand
72% increase in 2010 profits for Overseas Realty
Don’t bank on GDP growth for your investment returns
Former F&G Company takes angry depositors for a ride
Disaster prevention a disaster
Mr. Sports Minister – This is not a dummy
Will the IRB buy this one?
England was a Star Eleven!
New SLRFU kicks off with a thud and bang
Status quo remains
Petes let off at the Pearly gates
Below standard Kandy down spirited Army
Indunil Herath lacks nutrition; SLAF a great athletic reviver
HFC ‘Bamba’ All Island winners
Age, talent and consistency -- Readers Forum
Priyantha Elected to world congress
Karate champ Nathen Kushan
Aney Is It True?
David Beckham en route to Afghanistan
Clarke keen to stay part of the Twenty20 experience
Spain omit Marcos Senna from 2010 World Cup squad
Veteran Sajith says bye to active cricket
Nawala Janadhipathi hockey champs
Japan chief admits S. Korea warm-up 'risky'
Isipathana has the last laugh
Cavaliers to stage veterans T20
Rajans second half storm not enough to stop Kingswood
No terror threat at World Cup: Fifa
CRICADS now on June 5
Zahira pool project buoyed by unreserved support of cement
NCC Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Business IT
'Exchange and Leadership Development Summit 2010 - Sri Lanka'
New office bearers of Past Prefects' Association of Zahira College, Colombo
Experience the difference: CIMA @ Imperial College
Earn while you learn through the WORK - STUDY programmes in USA
Unique advantages of Higher Education with APIIT
‘Study in UK’
22. Bureaucrat
SLIIT teams up with University of Cincinnati
Engineering career with just O/Ls
Economical path to obtain a prestigious degree from OpenArc
Major changes to the GSM programme
SPELLMASTER: Another way to promote unity
A school with a difference
"Sisu Nena" Seminars conducted by ICASL in South and East
Potential to explore more educational opportunities with Deakin
Royal Institute of Colombo Striving for nothing but the best
Oxford College of Business ties up with world renowned Heriot-Watt University - UK
SAITM offers a world class Medical Degree with a Sri Lankan touch
NEXT - the largest CIM institute is open for Dec. 10 intake

Cats and dogs, her life
Lamp of light takes shape
Protection from lightning: Minimising risks without disconnecting electrical appliances -- Letter to the editor
The peal of temple bells, the beat of temple drums herald the dawn of this most sacred day -- Letter to the editor
Vesak thoughts -- Letter to the editor
Renounce the world before the world renounces you, said scholar monk and mentor -- Appreciation
Remembering a beloved champion of Chilaw -- Appreciation
Ambalangoda will greatly miss one of its favourite sons – the humble Baappa -- Appreciation
Man behind the palate of two presidents
The journey of a brave bhikkuni
Overcoming the five hindrances on path to Nirvana
Commercialism glitters brighter than the true message of Vesak
Another enlightening treasure trove of Buddhist thought
Oil of many cures
When elegance and flair walked side by side
Touch of romance for Lady Hilton Club
From north to south, spreading message of unity through sports
Hopper feed delivers punching maestro of yesteryear
Hooked on green tea
Politicos, sports heroes and “the people’s will”
Cecil Balmond to deliver 2010 Bawa Memorial Lecture
SLANA health run back with a bang
Celebrating the diversity of India
Lanka KTSF wins award
People and event
Other Magazine Articles
Making a splash, medieval style
Soul Sounds children’s choir at Llangollen
Haddai bride from head to toe
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
‘I do, I do, I do...’
Remembering those with Thalassaemia
Sitting down with The Slipping Chairs
Leafing through
A journey of 100 years
Plan and organize with Google Calendar
TV Times Articles
Censor green lights ‘Vidhu’
Arty films on CEL circuit
Alice’s Wonders in town
Two mothers bound by a common thread
‘Kites’ on air
Prasanna brings ‘Debiddo’
Win with new movie ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Winners of Coupon No 3 ‘Magodi Godai’
Vesak weekend at Jetwing Hotels
Malaysia at Galadari
Thomian Sing-Along
Mirage at the ‘Blue’
New Committee for MAF
American comedy at AC
  Funday Times
A day at the temple
Waves and waves
Exploration in Oceania 1642 - 1820 -- World History
Wesak -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Peach Coloured Lantern
Time Travel
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 20
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