With dengue raging all over the country and more deaths being reported every day, a couple mourning the death of a child in the family from this disease, are seen in a heated argument with a Public Health Inspector outside their house in Maradana. While the PHI blamed the family for allowing water to gather in a gutter pipe, the couple argued that the water in it was the previous night’s rain. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama


Ban adds muscle to UN panel

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has raised his stakes with plans to set up an eight person secretariat, headed by a senior official at a director level (D-2), to facilitate the work of his advisory panel on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Weerawansa still a minister

National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa, who tendered his resignation as Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, will continue to remain as a cabinet minister and hold the same portfolio, a senior government spokesman said yesterday.

Nallur festival: Western attire banned
Surprise talks to resolve Ranil-Sajith row
Medication for a quick fix
UN delays peace jobs for Lankans
Let’s think back of the times we worked together
Parliament fails to submit accounts to Auditor-General
Tonight's musical adventure with Eshantha
Eshantha Peiris’ first solo concert tonight (July 18 at the Lionel Wendt theatre at 7 p.m.) since he returned to Sri Lanka in 2008 is also his most ambitious. His last concert in 2005 honoured German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms, but with ‘Evocative’ Eshantha has chosen not to limit himself to any one artist.
SLT halts job cuts, aims to enhance productivity
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has abandoned plans to cut jobs and a recruitment freeze which was to have been done by shutting down unproductive divisions of the firm. The plan aimed at reducing staff to 3,500 from around 6,000 through its manpower restructuring method was introduced earlier in an effort to stem losses, a senior SLT official said.
The high cost of cheap fashion
I confess: I do it, too. Like most Western women, I do it regularly, and it is a guilty pleasure every time. It is hard to listen to one's conscience when one is faced with so much incredible temptation. I am talking, of course, about cheap trendy fashion. I'll visit a Zara — or H&M, or, now that I am in the United Kingdom for the summer, the amazing Primark — and snap up items that are "cute," effectively disposable, and so shockingly inexpensive that one does a double take.
The international standing of Australian universities
The world's finest universities have always been international in outlook, attracting academics and students from many countries. Globalisation has meant an increased demand from students, employers, and academics for indicators of the international standing of universities.

Lankans mean business at Murali farewell
Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara and the Lankan team mean to hold their wits together during the next five days and are bent on giving their most senior player Muttiah Muralitharan the best farewell possible.
Need for compromise
There has been a sudden change of approach at the highest levels of Government to the issue of constitutional reforms, something that has been on the backburner for some time and not without its share of controversy. It is a welcome change.
Dramatic turn in UPFA-UNP ties -- Political Column
The lift off for two Air Force Mi-17 transport helicopters from the Army grounds in Fort last Wednesday came at 7 a.m. Instead of troops or lethal weapons, the cargo, for the first time, was 30 Sri Lanka cabinet ministers. They headed to Kilinochchi, the centre of power for Tiger guerrillas until last year.
I brighten your day and you brighten mine -- 5th Column

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “I think all the problems of our country are over...”
“Why do you say that, Bindu?” Percy was puzzled, “I thought our problems are only just beginning with all this fuss about a panel appointed by the United Nations...”

Recreating a historic picture

Guttila panditha plays the veena to the royal audience in a contest with his pupil Musila while young dancers watch in fascination. The illustration that depicts this episode from the infamous jathaka tale of Guttila panditha who was a skilled musician serving King Brahmadatta of North India is taken from a 12th Century AC painting from Thivanka pilimage in Polonnaruwa - testimony to Sri Lanka’s rich painting tradition.

Festival time in the holy city
There spread another rumour to the effect that it was a Portuguese national who had been bribed to kill King Buwanekabahu of Kotte. The ministers who were fond of the king had been repeatedly advising him to be more concerned about his security.


Tackling Tonsillitis
Everyone of us has suffered a sore throat at some point and probably blamed it on ‘tonsils’. But, every sore throat is not tonsillitis: tonsillitis needs more attention than ‘any’ sore throat. This week Dr. Bandula Bandaranayake, Consultant ENT Surgeon at the General Hospital, Kegalle, speaks to MediScene on tonsillitis and tonsillectomy and the surgical removal of tonsils.


Ban adds muscle to UN panel
Nallur festival: Western attire banned
UN delays peace jobs for Lankans
Weerawansa still a minister
Surprise talks to resolve Ranil-Sajith row
Strike Force to hit mosquito breeders
Karunanidhi asks Singh to send envoy to Lanka
Medication for a quick fix
After Mahinda, UN offers to mediate in Male
Arrests deepen Maldivian crisis
SL upbeat ahead of labour rights talks with US team
Residents suspect jilmart in distribution of voter registration forms
Parliament fails to submit accounts to Auditor-General
Let’s think back of the times we worked together
Hear them out and win their hearts
GoSL vs UNSG: Who’s zooming whom?
Pro-LTTE director detained for one year
CMC chief promises to pull down illegal structures
Desmond: Knight of the black coat
Dengue: People power to fight the sting
CID on repeat visits to newspaper office
Ex-Jaffna MP injured in van-lorry collision
‘Lessons learnt’ panel to visit Kilinochchi
Shocked daughters tell of fateful ‘soccer SMS’
Young engineer dies in Iraq hotel blaze horror
Ex-Indian FM set for ‘Dudley’ oration
Rs. 40m in CDs : Case against Anuruddha to go on
I'm proud of what I did
Political Column
Dramatic turn in UPFA-UNP ties
5th Column
I brighten your day and you brighten mine
The Economic Analysis
Distractions from economic development
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
The antics of vulgarly rumbustious rowdies
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Wedding mystery ends in laughter
The high cost of cheap fashion
Australian PM calls poll, vowing to move country forward
Mandela turns 92 today
Brief normalcy returns to Kashmir after days of unrest
No offence, bro, but you are history
Axe on another US journalist
Castro: War on Iran 'imminent'
  Business Times
SLT halts job cuts, aims to enhance productivity
Helitours dressed up; ready to go as a commercial venture
Etisalat interested in Suntel
GK fraud case to drag on for indefinite period
UK parent takes control of Finlays Colombo
GK protestors released on bail
Quality time at Coke
Comment - Kotelawala era winds down
Feature - Customised and waste-free
Feature - What does the rise of the East and collapse of the West really mean?
CB grants first Credit Guarantee Scheme facility to IFL
Jaffna to be developed as a knowledge hub
New Board of Directors at PC House
Etisalat increased business through pre-paid products
SL must double credit flow to achieve target growth
23% of GDP logistics costs resulting in too high cost of living
E-government policy reduces public inconvenience
ABC Extra Stout Bags Gold at Asia Beer Awards 2010
Lanka’s Coke plant: Where workers and management share same goal
Virtusa ventures into social media
Good Performance by CSE in 2009, must improve poor liquidity: annual report
Lanka Tiles posts increased profits
SriLankan Airlines deploys world-class messaging solution from Microsoft
Logistics, inclusion added to NBQSA awards categories
First Sri Lankan appointed to regional chamber
Munchee bridge replaces coconut trunk-crossing
Depositor files action against F & G for default on maturity payment
‘Chandiya’ foreign policy negative for Sri Lanka: veteran trade unionist
HSBC appointed advisor on Lankan ratings
IPO oversubscription raises concerns
Buy SL govt bonds, t-bills, recommends HSBC
Sri Lanka no longer needs Wall Street type of banks : PBJ
TRC to re-look interconnection/minimum floor rates by year end
16 teams vie for MTI Venture Start-Up Challenge
Security, server and cloud software from Novell now in SL
Huge development opportunities ahead in post-war scenario
Thomson Reuters’ Islamic Finance Head to headline SL event
Asoka Peiris to lead Singer as new Group CEO
ICASL says adopting new standard
PC House offers shares to the public
SEC inquiring into rejected broker application appeals
Part one – derivative basic terms
Medi Scene
Tackling Tonsillitis
Dealing with deadly Dengue
When CURE turns ENEMY
Lung Cancer, How to face a killer
PMR: When pain and stiffness strike
Living with a Pacemaker
A tragedy that needs to be contained
Need for compromise
Organizing a mega ICC event
Lankans mean business at Murali farewell
Petes awarded the game while Patana walks out
Glitterless win for CR
Sri Rahula triumph
Violence in Schools’ rugby and the plight of poor Havelocks
Now comes the post Murali era
At the summit Chamath sees further
YOG team preparatoryprogramme tomorrow
Mirigama Circuit Race today
Kumarage overall winner at Mitsubishi Rally
Dr. B. G. Reid - The double International who dazzled
The dangerous slipper
Zahira Rugby Sevens on August 1
In fond and loving memory of the late Bob Harvie
Age Group Swim meet on August 6, 7 and 8
Nadunie wins at Karate
SSC rout Moratuwa SC inside two days
Jayasekera heads the New Rugby Selection committee
The Sunday Times-Bata selects the best in school cricket for 2010
Pelicans prevail over Maligawatte
Weerasinghe, Aslam, Rohana and Sirisoma enter quarters
Win a papare band to support your team
Yusoof cup kicks off
Gampaha District Swimming Meet concludes today
UND flying team captures 16th national victory
SLIIT Toastmasters' Club to foster communication skills
Aspirations 2010 Int’l Education Exhibition: A mega-success
Bio-medical Science as a new profession in Sri Lanka
‘One hundred years down Flower Road…’
‘A good leader will let followers surprise him with results’
Oh God!!! Save me from Spams…
American College of Higher Education ties up with Guangzhou Civil Aviation College, China
APIIT advantage in Higher Education
Tumal Creates History
English Literature and its position in the Sri Lankan ESL classroom
‘Make your Mark’ Sampath Bank Toastmasters’ Club - Leaders for Tenure 2010/2011
Dare to be the NEXT Champion TOPCIMA Student?
Lean Management MORE WITH LESS
Teaching of English to Performing Arts students
Problem lies with the teaching methods rather than the syllabus itself
AOD implements WGSN Creative Intelligence Network in Sri Lanka’s Creative Education
Everybody deserves to study
Presentation skills : Take the terror out of the stage
The art and science of effective time management
Study Medicine in the Philippines
A comprehensive IT proficiency through PIBT
500 Scholarships from CFL
HSBC and JCI SL present the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2010
History of advertising
Royal Institute of Colombo brings University of London degrees to your doorstep
Enhance your project management maturity
TKF MALSARA NIGHT "Ape Thale Ape Partiya!!! "
Imperial College awards scholarships for the winner of Spellmaster and Top 20 finalists
Students join Australian universities in July through Edlocate
Leading change at UTS
PRINCE2 in Sri Lanka
The international standing of Australian universities
Topcima (t4) with channa @ wisdom
Belief, desire, dedication and living the dream
Navodha: Reaching for the stars

Recreating a historic picture
Save the forgotten wrecks
This tiny life is in our hands
The Dhamma way to deal with Buddha Bars -- Letter to the editor
Another first with fast -- Letter to the editor
Stamp of incompetence? -- Letter to the editor
Bicycle tourism is not new to Sri Lanka -- Letter to the editor
My friend, mentor and critic -- Appreciation
The good doctor behind a volunteer army of healing hands -- Appreciation
Modest Malli, teacher and principal, was loved by his students and staff -- Appreciation
The road to destroying natural ecosystems
Iromie continues with her colourful canvas of women
Painting the Good Truth
Tanya to create musical history
Mathraa 2010 -- An evening of dance
The way she was
Walking that walk
Nothing’s ordinary at Mount Field
Sustaining Colombo
“Executing” the PM, and some other ‘MPs’
Diocesan Council celebrates 125 years
Making a study of a parallel education system
Tales of the unexpected and near impossible
Shedding light on the shadows of Portuguese occupation
Differently-abled students show their creativity
Please help rebuild our Lady of Fatima
A one-day workshop for parenting
People and events
Magazine Articles
Mahela takes the crease
Tonight's musical adventure with Eshantha
Manipulating art and given notions
Cool look of Stringhopper
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Royal thespians take on Othello
For the love of dance
TV Times Articles
GOH savours Pilipino flavours
Culinary Journeys with Dharshan
Hawkers Street goes to Cinnamon Lakeside
Eclipse on town
‘Box Without Lock’ at Goethe
Gandhi at American Center
‘Gentlemen of Fortune’
Bringing Tissa back home
French Comedy at Kotte
The world of Music
Immortal Hits Just For You
Jubilee Fantasy night
Rozanne sizzles on Prime TV
UV Bubble Party at Club Zouk
Funday Times
Festival time in the holy city
How far is the lightning
The end of slavery 1792 - 1888 -- World History
The street sweeper -- Poem for the week
Kids World
An animal that can live forever
The Big Bang
Best Environment Friendly School, 2010
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