From war to wedding: Bells ring for 53 couples

After the war put a virtual deadlock on wedlock, the new era of peace is also ringing in a time for romance and love. As many as 53 LTTE couples who are being rehabilitated at the Pompemadu centre in Vavuniya will be the happy brides and grooms at a mass wedding ceremony to be held today with some VIPs also due to attend. Here one of the brides being helped by volunteers to drape her wedding saree. Pic by Priyantha Hewage.

Panchayat-style Jana Sabhas for village development

The Government will establish Jana Sabhas countrywide to function as grassroots level organisations to carry out development activity. These bodies, modelled on the lines of the Panchayat system in India, will replace the existing Pradeshiya Sabhas, the Sunday Times learns.

Pre-dawn tremor shakes Lanka

A tsunami warning was issued early this morning, and residents in coastal areas were alerted as several parts of Sri Lanka experienced a tremor around 1.00 am today following an earthquake near the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean.

EU on collision course; backs war crimes probe
Woman allegedly printed money for daily meals
Major exams to be re-examined
Education Ministry learns lessons, changes course
Jailbreaks jeopardise society
The many deals with Delhi
It’s show time!
Ashok Ferrey may not be his real name, but he is a very real presence in at least half a dozen demographics – among them those who read books (he has written short stories and a novel); those who attend the annual Galle Literary Festival (where he is a prominent figure as emcee, chairing panel discussions and interviewing writers) ......
Controversy over costs and revenue of IIFA
In its over-enthusiasm to attract more Indian tourists and build the Sri Lankan image as a major tourist destination following the end of the conflict, Sri Lanka spent a total of Rs 1.1 billion Sri Lanka rupees to host last week’s International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Colombo, of which over Rs 850 million has been provided by the Treasury while the balance came from sponsors, according to figures compiled by the Business Times (BT).
Football is war
The flags are flying, from Holland to Argentina, from Cameroon to Japan. The drums are beating, the trumpets blowing. Colours are unfurled, and battle cries sound. It's that time again: the World Cup is upon us. The late Rinus Michels, also known as "the General," coach of the Dutch team that narrowly lost to Germany in the 1974 final, famously said, "Football is war."
Royal College 'Parade' and 'Party on the Street'
This year Royal College is going all out to celebrate its 175th Anniversary in grand style. To coincide with the anniversary celebrations the college is organizing a spectacular Parade on July 3 which will commence from the College gates at 3.30 pm.

The Aravinda doctrine
I am more than familiar with the sight of Aravinda de Silva walking across the boundary and walking into the middle to take on the world. Whether it was Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Glen McGrath or Anil Kumble at the trundling end he had the same composure and you could feel the stoic resolute running in his veins. On Thursday there was no difference.
The debt trap
Hot on the heels of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's State visit to India, comes the official visit of China's Vice Prime Minister to Sri Lanka. This might fuel some excitement among the diplomatic community and strategic studies analysts, but whether one need read too much into this co-incidence is best left open.
Bonapartism reigns, UNP in Waterloo -- Political Column
Prime Minister, D.M. Jayaratne, sprung a surprise on ministers at the weekly Cabinet meeting last Wednesday. He circulated a brief two-page note calling upon his colleagues to approve a recommendation asking the Legal Draftsman's Department to formulate a set of draft constitutional amendments. The parameters of the changes proposed were spelt out. Ministers lost no time in endorsing it.
A little bit of India - to have, to hold! -- 5th Column

My Dear Manmohan,

Last week of course, it was all about India because your country’s film awards were held here-and I daresay it was a damp squib. That was because most of your top artistes kept away saying that some people in Tamil Nadu had threatened them.

Protecting others with their lives

Even though it was a mock-up of the ground situation in Iraq during the American invasion in 2003, dubbed “war gaming” at the Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, US, the pats on the back for Squadron Leader Chaminda Herath were numerous. For, many were the American officers themselves who were defeated in the Basra operation.

The cunning viceroy
The Sri Lankan problem was a big headache to the Indian Viceroy, John Villa. From the very outset he did not like King Buwanekabahu. Before long, the entire city of Lisbon got to know of this issue. The king in Portugal too began to dislike King Buwanekabahu. In the meantime, a new viceroy was appointed to India. He was John Aponso de Noronno.



Panchayat-style Jana Sabhas for village development
EU on collision course; backs war crimes probe
Pre-dawn tremor shakes Lanka
Woman allegedly printed money for daily meals
How IIFA sucked Lanka dry
Writing on the cracked wall
Major exams to be re-examined
Refuge seeking Sri Lankan Tamils to return
Friday night winds and rain create havoc
Road not wide enough at critical spots
Devananda claims pardon
Polonnaruwa farmers forced to pawn jewellery
Education Ministry learns lessons, changes course
Ex-classmates band together as philanthropists
Police crack whip on vice in city
China reaffirms commitment to Sri Lanka’s development
Sub-standard drugs: Minister vows stern action against wrongdoers
People should have a say in Constitution, says group
The many deals with Delhi
Indo Lanka relations – a game of Chinese checkers?
FAO marks Vesak Day in Rome
Defence gets lion’s share in Appropriation Bill
NFF proposes changes to Constitution
Angry villagers take officials hostage, clash with police
Jailbreaks jeopardise society
Nobody’s pool now breeding ground for mosquitoes
Political Column
Bonapartism reigns, UNP in Waterloo
5th Column
A little bit of India - to have, to hold!
The Economic Analysis
Costs and benefits of the import liberalization
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Examining the international war crimes cry
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Is Obama BP's Poodle?
Football is war
Bollywood Hitler stirs controversy
Cher says she’s now a Buddhist
Chinese temple to 'unveil' Buddha's relic after 1000 years
Obama, Cameron to discuss BP oil spill crisis
N.Korea threatens military strikes on S.Korea loudspeakers
Iran marks a year since disputed presidential poll
Kyrgyz violence rages for second day, 49 dead
How India's courts deal with electoral fraud
  Business Times
Controversy over costs and revenue of IIFA
BOI funds transfer to Treasury, agreements being reviewed
Asiri Hospitals eyeing Bangladesh
e-Sri Lankans assist in building a unique global chip
Dankotuwa directors meet on Wednesday on liquidation issue
Motorcycle prices soon up by Rs. 6000
ODEL raises capital, expands
Economic lessons from Mahathir
Lessons from the Maldives
Sri Lanka's satellite: Lost in space?
Debating CEPA or destroying the debaters?
South Asia does well in post-financial crisis recovery
DCSL annual profit down 30%, quarterly profit down 49%
Sri Lanka among the safest places in the world - PM
Ampara farmers rejuvenated by rehabilitated irrigation canal
Lankan Minister predicts booming economy for Sri Lanka with north-east contribution
Kilinochchi businessmen limited credit due to lack of collateral
John Keells celebrates World Environment Day
DFCC Bank profits rise
Tax reduction will cause problems to the state
CEOs want HR to demonstrate high enthusiasm for the business
Mahathir Mohamad makes his mark in Sri Lanka
Dankotuwa eyes domestic market for future growth
Ceylon Guardian Group reports Rs.1.6 mln profit
CB's loans more than Rs 3 billion to the North
Sri Lanka Insurance launches door-to-door service
CILT enters the CCC umbrella
CMA panel discussion on “Sustainable Business”
Finlay’s Estates gets Rainforest Certification
CSE responds to SEC on LOLC's stockbroker licence
Drilling starts next year on 3 oil wells
Hemas will see FMCG, leisure and power sectors boost profits
CBSL appoints sovereign rating committee
Struggling real estate, property development to return as key investment avenues
NCE targets US$20 billion in exports by 2020
Full service virtual ad agency launched globally
LOLC profits up as cost of sales falls
ADB provides US$ 212.8 mln for North-East development
‘We believe, We achieve, We win’ - new theme for SLIM
Dialog TV partners Orange Electric for customer education drive
CMA Accounting Summit - Regional Heads meet in Colombo
Derivatives demystified
The debt trap
The Aravinda doctrine
Royal resolve prevails
Micromax up for grabs
Great and distinguished son of Ananda Athletics
The Pete-Thomian one was a thing to re member
A closer look at soccer at home
Will Sanath lose his national contract too?
Mr. Devil at work
ASRA C’ships from July 28
St. Benedict's College OBU AGM
Old wesleyites' double blue cricket carnival -2010
Petes cut loose for huge win
Two more counts to go
Devapriya and Coonghe shine on day 1
Kingswood tame Thoras in their own den
Antonians too hot for Rajans
Navy claw their way into FA Cup Finals
Royal College 'Parade' and 'Party on the Street'
Awards Day at Amana International: A success
Want to become a Professional Industrial Designer?
Another group of students enter one of the world's top universities
APIIT Business School Creating Professionals for the Global Industry and Commerce
Shiraz Badurdeen goes nostalgic saying ‘WYCHERLEY means the world to me...’
Thames College provides a secure foundation for studies in UK: IndikaWeerasinghe
SPELLMASTER - Rashidah and Sarith from Kandy to the finals
Study Medicine overseas with the guidance of Pathe Academy
After A/Ls start your study in @ AUPP Sri Lanka Campus…
Australian University leading robotics
Singapore Informatics for higher learning facilities
Seek entry to Brunel University in UK through Edlocate
2nd CMA Global Management Accounting Summit - 2010
ICASL top ten awards held in style to reward the deserving
Robert Gordon University : Best modern Uni. in UK
Are you ready for a great experience?
BCBS committed to develop the nation
My friends, My future, My institute. Perfect foundation with Imperial College
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 7 maintains the first Model Primary

Protecting others with their lives
It’s the hottest bar in Washington
One must not force anyone to practise Buddhism -- Letter to the editor
Monkey matter is local council’s job -- Letter to the editor
Paint speed signs on the road surface -- Letter to the editor
Kadirgamar statue: Now it’s upto G.L. -- Letter to the editor
Dad’s strength, courage and wisdom will continue to inspire us -- Appreciation
Papa and his eight brothers did St Benedict’s proud -- Appreciation
A fearless priest and good samaritan -- Appreciation
A privileged friend whose friendship was our greatest privilege -- Appreciation
You lived to care for others -- Appreciation
Mangroves manhandled
Disabled soldiers in come-back SLANA run
Gourmet gaiety at Theva Residency
The Palms: A place one would want to return to
Sagarika applauded by her two - legged and four-legged friends
Touch of Bollywood glitz for Lanka’s fashion label
Miss Sri Lanka hots up
Canvas of memories
Hymns and readings that filled the Trinity chapel with ethereal quality
Where inspiration failed and where it succeeded
My bad hair week! (From Chemotherapy)
Riding around the world
Shattering stones under the ‘scope’
Preserving the documentary heritage
Why we’re all Indian, not Sri Lankan, right now…
Many-sided enjoyment and new awareness
Kandy celebrates World Environment Day
A journey through the splendour of Opera
Kathak recital by local dancers
People and events
Other Magazine Articles
It’s show time!
The glamorous and the not so glamorous
Strokes of (Sur) Realism
Bankers take on reality show
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
A night of Broadway music
Standing on their own
Stigmata set to launch latest album
Google Chrome 5: A review
BP’s losing PR battle on the net
Creating a unique sound
Jive Talkin’
TV Times Articles
‘Bradby Dance 2010’ at Le Garage
CCTV hits the skies of Lanka
‘Ananda Rathriya’ on DVD
Thomian Sing-along sold out
‘Mermaid Lagoon’ at Mount Lavinia
Hotel Suisse Grand ole lady in Kandy
Palitha in TIES Board
FIFA World Cup 2010 action at Bay Leaf- Retro Bar
‘Hoosiers’: A tale of courage
‘Makarakshaya’ hunting for dragons in humans
Tribute to St. Anthony
Modern Samurai in worthy cause
Win with Shrek
  Funday Times
The cunning viceroy
Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
St. Lucia -- Geography
Keep smiling -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Best of Friends
Environment Day at British Council
World Environment Day Competition
Kumara's Friends
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