It was a victory ride for the jubilant Royalists returning to Colombo after Royal College beat Trinity College at the 66th Bradby Shield encounter, held yesterday at Bogambara, Kandy. It was also a historic moment, with the resumption of the “Bradby Train” service, which had been suspended for 20 years because of the war. Royal beat Trinity 34-17. Pic by M. A. Pushpakumar


EU gets tough; GSP Plus ends on Aug. 15

“There will be no further extensions. Sri Lanka must meet its international obligations,” EU delegation chief Bernard Savage told the Sunday Times. He said the EU expected the Government to heed the 15 conditions placed before it.

Surrender would have saved thousands of lives: Solheim

Norway which has welcomed the appointment of a United Nations panel said yesterday it had failed to persuade both the Government and the Tiger guerrillas to stop the fighting last year after the two sides had rejected its overtures.

Sigiriya toilet plan flushed out
Lanka’s war on UN panel begins with Ratner
Veteran journalist dies after attack by rogue
Interpol issues red notice for arrest of lawyer
Jathika Hela Urumaya implodes
Illegal immigration thrives despite war’s end
Man & camera: Companions on a journey
Sweating in the muggy air and burdened down by his equipment, photographer Devaka Seneviratne is nevertheless very much at home in the mangroves that border Wilpattu National Park. It’s a place few tourists find, and Devaka would love to see it stay that way.
Cargills mulls Rs 400 million rice-bran oil project
Cargills Ceylon, the supermarket chain, is looking at setting up a Rs 400 million milling facility to produce oil from rice bran. The mill is to be located in the war-recovering Ampara district. The company is now in the process of testing the consumer market for rice-bran oil, which it claims has many health and cost benefits.
Bhopal and Air India bombing: Why is India acting like a client state of West?
In one way, the Air India Kanishka bombing and Bhopal gas tragedy are entirely two different incidents, far removed in distance and time. Yet both of them, occurring within a year of each other, underline the same point: criminal neglect by the authorities that led to scores of killings. Ignoring the timely warning that the catastrophe was imminent, both the Canadian government and Union Carbide at Bhopal did nothing to avert the tragedies. Even warnings through email were deliberately ignored.
A bright star shone on Amal International School
The year 2010 heralded the Nineteenth Annual Prize Giving of Amal International School, Colombo. On Saturday June 12, 2010 the students of Amal past and present, together with the Chairman and the Board of Directors, the Principal, deputies and the staff were honoured by the presence of the First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest at their Annual Prize Giving held at the Navarangahala, Royal College.

Are we corrupt? Tell us, Mr. Minister
Minister C.B. Ratnayake’s corruption charge fiasco keeps dragging. Before the embers of the explosive words could turn into ashes SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga put the whole cartwheel on the track again by trying to paint a pretty picture of the careless bray and other happenings at the SLC.
Long-term costs of long-term Presidency
The Government is on the verge of introducing some amendments to the Constitution, having seemingly opted to drop the idea of rooting for an entirely new Constitution. This may be a better option but it also revives the old joke about the Sri Lanka Constitution being available in a British bookstore under the 'periodicals' section due to the frequency of its amendments.
Lanka defies UN, EU, US -- Political Column
On the international front woes for the Government continued for a second week. Despite the frenzied diplomatic efforts in the past year or so, the Government was not successful in its efforts to stall two major issues that have dogged it.
Winning hearts, speak louder than winning votes! -- 5th Column

I thought of writing to you because you have been in the news recently for rather surprising reasons-opposing Mahinda maama’s plans to go for a third term of office, thereby trying to better even JRJ’s record.

Earthquakes and tsunamis: How vulnerable is Sri Lanka?

The fear of another tsunami gripped the coastal people in the eastern and southern sectors of the island last week. The enormous calamity that occurred in 2004 culminating in the loss of over 30,000 lives in addition to the complete destruction of house and property in a vast stretch of land, still haunts the people and the fear of its recurrence is very much alive.

The death of the King of Kotte
A delegate of King Mayadunne of Sitawaka too met the Viceroy in India. All that he said about the situation in the country was quite in contrast with what the delegate from Kotte had said. The Viceroy was puzzled listening to these contradictory reports. It was not possible to solve the problems they presented. They were very complicated. Because he could not do anything to settle matters, he wanted them to present the problem to the King of Portugal and get him to settle it.


EU gets tough; GSP Plus ends on Aug. 15
Surrender would have saved thousands of lives: Solheim
Sigiriya toilet plan flushed out
Controversy over the ball
Lanka’s war on UN panel begins with Ratner
Veteran journalist dies after attack by rogue
Govt. says confident of narrowing budget gap
Dambulla Economic Centre story:Correction
Indian Navy chief here for key talks
Qatar assures good relief for migrant workers
Interpol issues red notice for arrest of lawyer
58 street children in search of a place to set up a school
Corruption charges against CMC: CM to take action
Lebanese housewife jailed for abusing Lankan maid
Fish market mafia cornered
Maryam’s ordeal — from aid ship to Israeli jail
Crisis-hit Dankotuwa Porcelain finds new investor
Jathika Hela Urumaya implodes
Illegal immigration thrives despite war’s end
Multi-pronged attack to battle dengue says Govt.
Make sure garment factory workers are protected, say trade unions
Victory on the rock: People power stops Sigiriya project
UN Panels, GSP+ and lessons to be learned
Political Column
Lanka defies UN, EU, US
5th Column
Winning hearts, speak louder than winning votes!
The Economic Analysis
Re-nationalizing: New economic policy
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
State sovereignty versus Citizens sovereignty
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Kohona's role corners Lanka
Bhopal and Air India bombing: Why is India acting like a client state of West?
Nationalism and America's oil-spill disaster
G8 leaders to focus on international security
WHO scientists linked to swine flu vaccine companies
Michael Jackson's dad sues doctor over singer's death
Blast in Kabul as US military chief visits
Islamabad ministers' meeting aims to boost regional security
New US oil rigs face inspections, fines in proposed law
6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS
First polls show new Australia PM ahead
  Business Times
Calls for dialogue over GSP+
Cargills mulls Rs 400 million rice-bran oil project
MBSL to create rural business tycoons
SLT’s new board meets July 6
Luxury villas on isolated islands
Time to list state enterprises: Capital market expert
Child labour or necessary evil?
Comment - GSP+: Change the negotiators
Feature - CEPA or no CEPA?
Feature - Hazardous materials, isolation/evacuation methods and incident management
Plantations Minister targets trade barriers against Ceylon Tea
Islamic finance growing and running parallel to conventional finance
HP printers and desktops most used in SL corporates
EU increases aid to Rs.8.4billion for 'Renewed Partnership’ with Sri Lanka
Commercial Bank customers get discounts to lease TATAs from DIMO
Digital bathroom in SL ‘very soon’
New appointments of Asst. Governors at Central Bank
Ending worst forms of child labour by 2016
Asian Finance, F&G to implement new deposit refund schemes
IATA BSP scheme suffocates Sri Lankan Travel Agents
Low cost ‘flydubai’ starts Colombo flights
Deterring dengue
Asian Marketing Guru made Honorary Fellow of SLIM
PC House re-branded as PCH
LOLC wins Best Annual Report award by ADFIAP
John Keells receives high marks for sustainability disclosures
Harassment worse than terrorism for tourists to SL - new THASL president
tomorrow EDUCATION: Personalised and immediate
SMB posts net profit of Rs 158 mn. in year of consolidation
FCCISL workshop on UCP 600 and URDG 758
WSO2 launches 100% Open Source Cloud Platform
Odel's July IPO offers 11.52% stake
SL clothes, fresh food, textiles and electronic components globally competitive
YBSL supports Youth Entrepreneurs in Jaffna
SEC’s market microstructure enforcement delayed by a month
Environmental Assessment report for the North-East projects
CBL records 900% growth in the last decade
Japanese aid to boost agricultural productivity in Sri Lanka
Maliban Biscuit goes rural with a world class quality award
PUCSL to study off-peak hour power tariffs
Public servants in the Maldives highest paid in South Asia
'X' Detectives - Fighting Crime in Sri Lanka
Rapid progress at Oluvil port
Bank of Ceylon Debentures received over Rs.5 bln subscription
UNIDO steps in to develop SMEs in North-East
Long-term costs of long-term Presidency
Are we corrupt? Tell us, Mr. Minister
Royal gaol Trinity at Bogambara
One more step to climb
Losing the Asia Cup
Champs and other points to ponder
Love O Careless Love
Aruna reaches great heights in rugby refereeing
Sharmal to represent Asian Team at ITF European tour
Allan Gunasekera excelled in everything he did
Reminiscences of Bradby 51
Amcham bowling tournament - 2010
Not done and well done
Mazenodian cager final today
Josephian Walk on July 18
Ananda down Nalanda at badminton
Police thwart Army rally in second half
Thasleem records two wins on day one
When a waitress danced for Sharm’s supper in Isfahan
Can Joes hold the marauding Petes?
Wilson wins Arugam Bay surfing championship
SAARC Carrom at Galadari
Can Navy hold their own on foreign turf?
A bright star shone on Amal International School
Fortune Investment offers a fortune for SL students
Former Royal teachers to join ‘Royal Parade - 2010’
Programme to make Nalanda College the most beautiful school in the island
Why Swinburne, Melbourne?
GEYEF: Earn a Commonwealth state university degree in India
NCUK: Your guaranteed pathway to top UK universities
Start your University Degree after O/Levels
Mercury - moving from
Begin your perfect foundation at Imperial College
ICASL Scholarships aim at fortifying student potential
Trinity’s Sarith Bandara is SPELLMASTER!
Haren Fernando emerges as Lanka's top Quiz player
Want to create video games?
Study in UK, work in UK?
Working in UK after graduation - Part 1
Marga Institute launches CLPD programme
Cambridge Ruskin International College
Study in Australia, New Zealand and UK
AOD establishes prestigious Northumbria University degree in South Asia
APIIT Law School: Unique, modern and vibrant
Growing demand for ACBT's Australian degrees
‘Aspirations 2010 - International Education Exhibition’
Pathway to qualify in Tourism and Hotel Management
Fast track your career with UTS: INSEARCH

Another pest, another tree
Changing the Constitution is ominous -- Letter to the editor
That first Poson -- Letter to the editor
Why white? School uniforms should be in dark colours -- Letter to the editor
Shoddy airport maintenance tarnishes country’s image -- Letter to the editor
If only state offices were efficient like the Registrar General’s Department -- Letter to the editor
A respected public servant, loyal friend and true family man -- Appreciation
Officer who loved peace but was pushed towards war died with his boots on -- Appreciation
Dear Sir – you were Principal, and friend -- Appreciation
A doctor who had his heart in public service -- Appreciation
Give ear to the needs of two schools for the needy
Imprinting a new sound
To have and to hold: A wedding planner
Yes, those were fun times
Arts corner
Beyond the sparkling blue ocean
Jal Spa: Experience the wonders of massage and therapy
Earthquakes and tsunamis: How vulnerable is Sri Lanka?
Our democracy’s dirty little secrets
Want to be a coin collector?
The untold tales of a President
Pathiraja's continuing quest with the language of cinema
Being happy the Buddhist way
Striving towards buildings that include all
Long journey of four decades in the legal realm
Margaret Scarlet – Social worker extraordinary
People and events
Other Magazine Articles
Man & camera: Companions on a journey
Leukaemia my love
Getting to know our green legacy
The heat is on: Smokie on their way!
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
New quest for Revelations Academy
Sajjad creating waves with latest music video
Getting creative
Charcoal as a medium of art
Vulnerability in Windows help center
Facebook money
TV Times Articles
‘Karate Kid’ in Town
Theme Nights Dining at the Continental
‘Suhada Lanka’ Star Night
Saints go marching into Kandy
‘Down Memory Lane’ again
‘Feedback’ at the ‘Leopard’
‘Kavulu Dora’ opens for public
Win more tickets for ‘Raavan’ at Liberty
Middle aged love at AF
Ready for Re-arrival
The power of Sandlot
A Comedy from three novels
Funday Times
The death of the King of Kotte
Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions
St. Vincent & The Grenadines -- Geography
Sunset -- Poem for the week
Kids World
From Sri Lanka to Kazakhstan
Guiding in Sri Lanka … the 1920s …
Oceans of Life
Mother Sri Lanka Awards
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