The Sunday Times-Bata schoolboy cricketer 2009 Dinesh Chandimal - Sri Lanka’s match winner celebrates after reaching a century against India and sending the Indians home in the tri-nation series in Harare last night. He became the youngest Sri Lankan to score an ODI century. During the recent T-20 world championship, the in-form batsman was left out from the team to accommodate a senior player who continued to fail. Pic courtesy AFP


No show by President at IIFA

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday kept away from the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ gala night at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium along with almost all of Sri Lanka’s cinema personalities.

President in high stakes visit to India

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to go to India on Tuesday on a three-day state visit amidst warnings from both Government and Opposition leaders yesterday that he should not sign the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

Chinese Vice PM here with big loans
Bonanza from bash down by billions
Lankan student seriously injured in Israeli attack
Talking business on the sidelines of Bollywood award show
‘Health sector alone cannot control spread of dengue’
Resettlement: Real or rhetoric?
Colombo by double decker
As a kid, doing the pandal and free food stall round on Vesak Day, or going Vesak Balanna-fying, as I like to call it, was something yours truly would wait for with baited breath, every year. By dusk, on Vesak Day, I would team up with my cousins and hit the streets, taking in every single multi-coloured light bulb and free glass of iced coffee – well into the night.
Govt. grapples with ways of increasing revenue
The Sri Lankan government, grappling with ways to increase revenue through the 2010 budget while maintaining the deficit at 8% of GDP, is likely to introduce new taxes while reducing some of current ones, outside the budget. Some taxes through the budget is also being contemplated, official sources said.
Foreign policy: Russia hits the reset button
NATO soldiers marching in Red Square on V-E Day; Moscow agreeing on a compromise resolution of the 40-year-old sea-boundary dispute with Norway; the sight of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin kneeling at the memorial to the Polish officers murdered by Stalin at Katyn: these are a few glimpses of what a European newspaper described as a kinder, gentler Russia. But three questions immediately arise: Is this real? Why the change? And how to respond to Russia's new foreign policy?
All set for ‘Future Minds 2010’ Educational Exhibition
According to a survey, only 2% of the children admitted to the Kindergarten get the opportunity to enter university. The other 98% will be disappointed. Less than 18,000 students are admitted to universities annually. Only those who complete their degrees in Medicine, Engineering, Science, Law and Management get priority in obtaining suitable jobs.

Dear Mr. Minister, you are walking naked
We feel that a prerequisite to indulge in present day politics is the ability to walk naked in public. Reason: Once you do that you get rid of all shame and self respect that you have and learn the art of just hanging by the rope and keep on dancing whenever the puppeteer upstairs pulls the string.
"Beware, Mahinda"
Whether the net result of rushing in to host the IIFA event had a positive or negative impact can be gone into later, but it clearly revealed the intricate connections the LTTE had with the Tamil Nadu film industry which itself is intertwined with the state's political system. Now that we have played good hosts to the visiting Indians at whatever cost, President Mahinda Rajapaksa goes to India next week in this backdrop to discuss serious issues of state and bilateral relations.
After the show, a showdown with India -- Political Column
The tempo built up by an extravagant Indian International Film Academy awards (IIFA) in Colombo this week, no doubt lent an air of goodwill. Yet, it had little or no impact in India with most of the frontline film artistes keeping away from Colombo. Perhaps due to the unofficial nature of the event, even officials in the Indian High Commission in Colombo were conspicuous by their absence.
We too have all the makings of stars! -- 5th Column

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this fuss about the Indians?”
“What fuss is that?” Bindu’s father Percy wanted to know.
“Why, thaaththa, everyone is talking about this Indian film festival and all the film stars who have come here for that…” Bindu explained.

Searching for more heights to conquer

When Charles Jencks, considered the godfather of the postmodern movement in architecture, compiled a list of the world’s ten most influential modern buildings for the BBC in the late 90’s, one man’s name figured prominently- seven times to be exact. Cecil Balmond, the Sri Lankan born structural engineer though not enjoying the widespread acclaim that has been accorded to his architect peers, nevertheless has been a dominant influence in contemporary architecture.

From Tambapanni to Sri Lanka
It is 38 years since our country came to be officially named as Sri Lanka. Earlier, it was known as Ceylon in English and Lanka in Sinhala. On May 22, 1972, the country was re-named Sri Lanka when it was declared a Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic.



No show by President at IIFA
President in high stakes visit to India
Chinese Vice PM here with big loans
Bonanza from bash down by billions
Lankan student seriously injured in Israeli attack
Sunday, Poya tuition ban from July 1
Budget bells on Tuesday
The Best Actor’s Award
Corp. reeling: Embilipitiya employees eat paper for two months
Foster mother seeks help to bring up ‘unwanted’ child
Talking business on the sidelines of Bollywood award show
Starry-eyed fans throng Cinnamon Grand hotel
Frustrated owners of 400 unregistered vehicles will file action in court
Maligawatte temple arms case: Report ready, State moves for time
Teaching diplomatic skills to consuls
‘Health sector alone cannot control spread of dengue’
TNA to discuss Tamil issue with President tomorrow
Police officers miss out on UN peace-keeping deal
Political buffoonery leads to closure of BOI venture
Economist withheld: Customs keep mum
Pretty creations inside glass
Two Nigerians arrested over building scam
Maligawatte gang held for molesting minors
Brothel masquerading as ayurvedic massage centre raided
IIFA and the forgotten Sri Lankan Cinderella
Lanka caught in foreign trap on war crimes?
Auto dealers welcome tax cuts, thank President for keeping promise
Teacher petitions SC against withholding of her pension
Resettlement: Real or rhetoric?
Political Column
After the show, a showdown with India
5th Column
We too have all the makings of stars!
The Economic Analysis
Import duties slashed despite increasing trade deficit
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Turning the searchlight inwards
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Only the suite, not the star
A global civil society campaign to de-legitimise Israel?
Aid ship 'intercepted' by Israeli troops: Gaza committee
Aussie dogs go barking mad for a little mutt music
BP hopes to divert most of its Gulf oil gusher
South Korea Lee says no possibility of war in Korea
Bangladesh mourns dead in deadliest fire
Attack exposes western cowardice
Aussie diners eat up Apple's iPad - as menu
World's ugliest dog dies at 17
Cosmetics business booms in Islamic Iran
Foreign policy: Russia hits the reset button
Doubts deepen on 9/11 attacks
  Business Times
Govt. grapples with ways of increasing revenue
FTA figures at IIFA Global Business Forum
Telcos should contribute 1% GDP by 2011- TRC
LOLC enters big time hotel business
New SEC chief to address capital market irregularities
Sri Lankans say allow private universities
Top Sri Lankan leaders receive global leadership awards
Tall order on education
Conference on 10 years of the Indo-Lanka FTA
Jostling over CEPA
tomorrow BEAUTIFUL: Perfectly genetic
Sri Lanka Tourism needs tagline-PATA Chairman
Central Bank urged to crack the whip on F&G
Richard Peiris in consolidation and core area expansion
Concern over Hayleys investment in Hotel Services -- Fitch
Tudawe Engineering ensures IIFA Awards held in ideal air conditioning comfort
3D TV now in Sri Lanka
Janashakthi speedily expedites flood-related claims
New appointments at Phoenix Ogilvy
Trade unions want Rajapaksa to implement the Workers’ Charter
Crisis for Tourism in Thailand
IMF: Sri Lanka’s deficit has to be improved
EZY Computers for Journalism Awards winners
Lankan mobile phone vendors urge TRC to crack down on phone mafia
Hayleys case study by INSEAD wins top award in Europe
300+ sign up for SL workshop at m-Billionth mobile awards
SLT spreads the wealth of knowledge to Jaffna schools
John Keells Group annual profits increase by 10%
70-year old TFC moves towards recovery
Logiwiz receives OHSAS certification
DFCC: Looking at new investments after ComBank deal
Ceylon Chamber welcomes simplification of tax structure
CIMA has legal right to use FCMA/ACMA
US business guru advises Brandix on being a world class facility
Sri Lankan business mission to Singapore works out well
Inadvertent error in Business Times story
Citi Sri Lanka gets coveted ISO Certification
Private universities: Quality assurance a must
Now that I have a degree, I need a real education
"Beware, Mahinda"
Dear Mr. Minister, you are walking naked
Lankans pack Indian bags
Lankan cricketers cover three continents in one trip
Coupon 21 will be the final
A hand to cross the bridge
Look at the game from a broader perspective
CB meets his maker
Coach Lionel goes to Jaffna
Nothing wrong with St. Peter’s sports
The invincible 1951 Royal rugby team
Dewmith shines at TT
“EZY Racing sweep trophies at Rally Awards”
Matale readies for President’s Trophy Hockey
Subash Fernando is no more
Wijeratne and de Silva combine well
Army beat Havelocks behind locked doors
Nalliah slams unbeaten 98
Peterites come back to preserve untarnished record
A close one but Royal has the edge
Dilshan only shuttler at YOG
Green shirts stunned on home soil
Kingswood pip Royal by five points
Joes at Touch Rugby
All set for ‘Future Minds 2010’ Educational Exhibition
An evening of mixed melodies
Annual Prize Day and Islamic Day
QUT - Global recognition and research highlights
Uni. of Greenwich, London is the right place to give your career that ‘global edge’
NCUK International Foundation Year at ANC - The guaranteed pathway to top UK universities
‘Study in Canada’
An American Degree beats the rest
World recognized Project Management Certifications
The fast and affordable degree provider in UK - ‘BPP’
Study from anywhere, any time through CMA's eLearning mode of study
A decade of providing tuition for ACCA
Oxford college of business offers the opportunity to obtain MBA
Prefects' Day of Wesley College on June 12
Nethmal wins $ 40,000 scholarship from UC
Study @ South Thames College in UK
SLIIT produces highest number of Sri Lankan undergraduates at SHU
A new era for Astronomy - Sky Eye 2010 by Nalanda College Astronomical Society
Parent is the Primary Educator of the child
Every new idea begins with a minority of one
"Thank you" says the Principal
Imperial College rewards Top Achievers

Searching for more heights to conquer
Some comfort for the General in his solitude -- Letter to the editor
Down with horn-tooting bullies behind wheels -- Letter to the editor
Use Cabinet reshuffles to squeeze the most out of our Ministers -- Letter to the editor
CV and Sheami: Candles in the wind -- Appreciation
Dynamic lawyer and champion of lost causes -- Appreciation
Extraordinary Aunty June taught us duty, love and loyalty -- Appreciation
A tribute to a lifelong friend -- Appreciation
The lone battle of a four legged brigadier
A shrine where many faiths unite
Reaching high with hydrogen
Meet the Moon Moth
When Bollywood came to town
A+ for chef B!
“ …and so they married and lived happily ever after”
Buddhist humanism guided him in life and literature
Black and white journey to France’s Languedoc-Roussillon
The fabric of her life and work
Going back in time listening to Porter quartet on a balmy night
A complex problem as an organic whole
Care-giver, father and paper bag maker
When the city destroyed the village
Our Giant Banyan – The second phenomenon
Spreading sunshine through games and carnival atmosphere
D-Day for education: A school for scandal!
Buddhist Ladies’ College commemorates 56th Founder’s Day
People and events
Other Magazine Articles
It’s a kind of magic
Dark comedy that reveals realities of modern life
First Lankan music video to be premiered on MTV World
Revlon to play leading role in Miss Universe Sri Lanka
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Evening of song
Talent galore
Is the DESKTOP PC dying ?
Gadgets to watch out for
Colombo by double decker
Bollywood blitz
Simply Deli’cious
TV Times Articles
CARLYTA continues in Sri Lanka
Fête de la Musique in Colombo
‘Rajiv and Maria in Sing-along show’
Russian extravagance at Cinnamon Lakeside
AGH benchmarks environmental practices
Malaysian feast at the Cinnamon Grand
Trauma of Adolescence
Bermin backs with ‘Dedunnen Eha’
Birth of a Cinema
Ali at American Center
Battle of two generations
Shrek’s Final part
  Funday Times
From Tambapanni to Sri Lanka
Water waves in a bath
The founding of the USA 1763 - 1789 -- Geography
The new era -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Airsac catfish (Heteropneustes microps)
Award winning school
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 21
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