Political disputes were put aside and old school ties brought together Opposition UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and party frontliner Sajith Premadasa for a Royal Parade in Colombo yesterday.
Pic by Athula Devapriya
NAM considers move to challenge Ban

Non Aligned Movement (NAM) nations are preparing to challenge UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over his appointment of a three-member panel to advise him on accountability issues during the final stages of the separatist war that led to the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas last year.

GSP Plus suspension will cost Lanka Rs. 570 billion a year

The European Union’s suspension of the GSP Plus preferential tariffs from August 15 this year will lead to a loss of US $ 500 million or Rs 570 billion a year, a top official in the apparel sector said yesterday.

NAM considers move to challenge Ban
GSP Plus suspension will cost Lanka Rs. 570 billion a year
udget passed: bottle thrown at Ranil
UNP committee proposes sweeping party reforms
UNP, JVP plan major protests
Fonseka can’t go to Nairobi
Together on and off stage
Ranmali and Kumar have known each other since they were 16 – they first met on the set of Richard de Zoysa's and Rajiva Wijesinha’s dual productions of ‘Romeo & Juliet'.They shared the stage again for several plays, including Steve de la Zilwa’s ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’.
Colombo stocks gone wild
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) experienced a highly bizarre incident this week when 130.2 million shares of Blue Diamond (BLUEx) were traded on Thursday whereas the company has only 102.2 million shares in issue.
2 Russian spies reveal true identity, kept detained: US
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 3, (AFP) -Three of the 10 accused Russian spies held by the United States were ordered to stay in detention Friday, as prosecutors said two of them were the first to give up their true identities.
Beyond 35 hours of Project Management Education
PMP / CAPM preparation course is a mandatory requirement to sit the PMP / CAPM credential exam. Once a person gets through the PMP or CAPM exam, credential holders have to face a big challenge to maintain their credentials.

Sanath, Murali, Vaas and Johnny next door
The Sanath Jayasuriya episode is really intriguing. At one time he was the world beater who re-shaped the shorter version of the game, approach-wise. His bashing at the top of the innings even prompted the custodian of the game -- the International Cricket Conference -- to introduce new padding to the system.
The need to meet the challenge
An email circulating these days is that of a speech made by former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar at a dinner in London for the Sri Lankan cricket team years ago when he was en-route to the UN in New York.
Divided opposition unite against Govt. -- Political Column
United Nations Resident Representative Neil Buhne was in for a rude shock. He shot off an urgent SMS message to Economic Development Minister and Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa to ascertain whether the news was true.
Let’s not judge a nation by one membe -- 5th Column

I thought I must write to you because you are in the news once again, this time asking that the staff of the United Nations office in Colombo be taken hostage, until UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon dissolves the committee that he has appointed to inquire into whether Sri Lanka committed any war crimes in the final Eelam war.

Give them the joy of parenthood

They have buried two of their baby boys within the short span of two agonizing years and as they look out of their window and see the tiny graves in their garden at Dippitigala, Lellopitiya in Ratnapura, fear and uncertainty grip them.

Themed Galleries
Some of the items displayed in the Colombo National Museum are categorised subject wise. You find several themed galleries such as arts and crafts gallery, coins and currency, arms and armaments and standards and banners gallery giving a deeper insight into Lankan heritage. Here is a closer look at these themed galleries.


NAM considers move to challenge Ban
GSP Plus suspension will cost Lanka Rs. 570 billion a year
Budget passed: bottle thrown at Ranil
UNP committee proposes sweeping party reforms
UNP, JVP plan major protests
Fonseka can’t go to Nairobi
Probe commission will go to the people
10 hour operation and new lease of life
Late night prison visit questioned
Army called in as mob takes on police
Sigiriya toilet fund to be used for conservation
IGP fails to carry out SC order
Businessman challenges “traffic police tyranny”
Budget 2010 sees surplus talks and relief deficits
Pick of Parliament speeches
Indian team to discuss 50,000 houses scheme for IDPs
TNA leaders in India for key talks
US and SL to address Worker Rights: A new beginning?
Begging the big question: Why kill beggars?
Police probing undercurrents behind body dumped in sea
Unions vow protests after budget dashes pay hopes
Canal transport to expand
Flour price bites into short eats
Parliament vs president: political turmoil deepens in Maldives
When Ambassador Amerasinghe upset the Egyptians
Ban demands ‘a pound of flesh’. Is this a fair trial?
Political Column
Divided opposition unite against Govt.
5th Column
Let’s not judge a nation by one member
The Economic Analysis
IMF staying in business: Certifies good economic performance
Focus on Rights
Correcting Sri Lanka's democratic deficit
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Miss-Chief at Lanka's UN mission
2 Russian spies reveal true identity, kept detained: US
Fuel tanker explosion kills 200 in Congo-governor
Gulf oil cleanup resumes, new drilling rules awaited
India opens ultra-modern airport terminal
S.Africa judge drops drugs charge against Paris Hilton
Israel wants to stop Turkey ties worsening-Netanyahu
New Afghan war commander appeals for united battle
Ex-husband says spy wife groomed by KGB father
For math genius, $1 million = 0
  Business Times
Colombo stocks gone wild
Chinese team visiting in July for Colombo South Harbour construction
Standard Chartered Bank hedging losses carried overseas
Hydraulic experts endorse feasibility of Galle Face commercial city
Encouraging hobbies among Sri Lankans
Census confirmed for 2011
Mixed reaction to the budget
Comment - Missiles over Sri Lanka
Feature - Managing Information Technology and security in a Cha (lle)nging world
Feature - National University System in jeopardy: State indifference towards academics
Link Samahan wins approval from Canadian market In 15th year of business
Anti piracy unit set up in CID
Entries for SLIM Brand Excellence 2010 open July 8
Government’s 2010 budget targets cannot be trusted: Econo
CMA for Sustainable Business amidst climate change
IMF disburses US$407.8 million, extends SBA for another year
Indo – Lanka FTA not up to expectations since a decade
Commercial Bank named Lanka’s best once again
Heritance Kandalama wins Best Five Star Resort for third year at Presidential awards
Order online at chinesedragoncafe.com
Chamber’s CSR awards in November
Financial literacy is about knowing the basics
No action on hedging deals by AG, says Ameresekere
Defects of transitional shelter in post-war resettlement
Unilever helping with rehabilitation in the North
Golden Key depositors demand that authorities expedite repayment
Arpico Supercentre earns top brand honours
Virtusan Madurika Welivita honoured with Academic Excellence Award
Asian Shippers’ Council secretariat moves to Ceylon Chamber
MBSL records a revenue of over Rs.1 billion
Asha Phillip Securities to open new branch, plans to expand
Gerard Victoria, Head of Aviation at Hayleys
Drinking tea could boost food security : UN agency
Working poor and job-oriented growth
SL exports to be US$ 20 billion by 2020
Sri Lanka’s rubber market enters a promising path
Rajitha Kariyawasan appointed to Hayleys Board
LOLC to expand micro finance in North-East
Develop professionally efficient workforce: new THASL president
NDB Bank appoints Chrishanthi and Indrajit as COOs
The need to meet the challenge
Sanath, Murali, Vaas and Johnny next door
Liyanagama lashes at breach of protocol
CR wins battle but lose the war
Raihaan, Madushan and Shaji steal the limelight
Why question the ability of visiting referees?
The empire is waking up
Shuttler Shehani in the YOG team to S’pore
Water sports crucial to attract tourists: Thilak Weerasinghe
Danawansa leads Sri Lanka at basketball
A unique achievement by Royal
Local Hood and wild fire
Murali bites back
Lakshan Fernando best performer
Cavalry Super cross on July 11
Unamboowa splashes through
Seven cueists qualify to pre-quarters
Sri Lanka takes on India at netball today in New Delhi
Tamil Union comes out on top
Davis Cup – Lanka take on Hong Kong on July 9 - 11
Beyond 35 hours of Project Management Education
Schools battle for ‘Business Cup 2010’
Think twice before selecting your University Degree
KDU offers a range of tertiary education
ANC showcases true world citizens
Higher Education Opportunities at APIIT
Excellent Pass rates for GBA in ABE Marketing & Business Management
UCD Management Degree Programme at NIBM
AOD educates young designers to be culturally sensitive
Study at Swinburne and enjoy the facilities
Why study at Swinburne University of Technology
The SPELLMASTER: Sarith Bandara from Trinity College
TIARA helps you to study in world- class Universities and Colleges
RIC brings University of London Degrees to your doorstep
Discover the Diamond in you at the Business School at IIPM - IMI
The best Australian MBA offered by Oxford College, Sri Lanka
Cutting Edge 2010
The pioneers of astronomy in Sri Lanka
Bradford College extends a warm welcome for International students

Give them the joy of parenthood
One man’s green paradise
Basking in the Sun
Going back to “Ham – ban – tot”
Turning the tide after the tsunami
A taste of Lankan honey to hit the streets of New York
A trailblazing entry into the world
The saga of Steuartian grit and spirit
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of loot…
A passage from India to Ceylon
Collision of two worlds through the eyes of a woman
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  Who will it be?
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  Colours of emotion
  Souls Sounds Academy to compete in Wales
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  Reviving the Law-Medical Sports encounter
  The future of bookmarking
  FIFA World Cup – for dummies
TV Times Articles
  Channa to voyage on ‘Miringu Yaathra’
  Win more tickets for ‘Raavan’ at Liberty
  Great plays at Wendt
  ‘Wasabi’:a tale of a corp
  Box office hit at Russian Centre
  A President who united the country
  In memory of Henry
  Indu Dharmasena on Prime TV Roundtable’s ‘Celeb Chat’
  ‘The Magical of the Organ’
  Stars of 70’s are back on stage
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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