These pictures show Mr. Nishantha receiving the best council award and (above) returning from the hearing at the Court of Appeal.
Pix by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk and Nilan Maligaspe


Govt. withdraws bonus given to senior citizens

Hundreds of Sri Lanka’s senior citizens are in a quandary after they were encouraged by the Central Bank to place their monies in commercial banks with the promise of a 20 percent bonus on interest. Six months later, the Central Bank has now told the commercial banks that the bonus scheme is being suspended in view of the large sums of money involved.

Rajapaksa settles Palestine row

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has assured Palestine of Sri Lanka’s continued commitment to the Palestinian cause, following controversial remarks made by Sri Lanka’s new ambassador to Israel The assurance came in the wake of remarks attributed to Ambassador Donald Perera.....

President moves to stop student strike
Chief Minister’s bad mayor wins top award from Govt
Evil dengue villain continues to stalk children
Ruhuna Uni student: Who gave the blow of death?
Crisis brews in factories over GSP Plus stalemate
I will act tough on dirty cops: IGP
Getting a real feel for music
When Dr. Sumudi Suraweera (PhD) teamed up with Co-Director Eshantha Peiris (MA) to found an institute dedicated to training musicians, they were determined to set the bar as high as they possibly could. Not wanting to stop at merely setting up an ‘institute’ and becoming just another face in the crowd, the duo has gone a step further by encouraging their students to actively engage in improvisation, experimentation and innovation within the classroom walls.
IT stocks – Sri Lanka’s next big thing?
Amidst a burgeoning number of initial public offerings (IPOs) slated for sectors such as hotels, power and energy, finance, healthcare and food; a new category is also gaining interest in the public eye: the IT sector. With recent reports of Environmental Resources Investments bullish foray into the IT sector this month, including a Rs. 100 million invested into data centre and network systems integrator Enterprise Technology (Pvt) Ltd and Rs. 300 million sunk in the leisure industry IT company Olancom, formerly RoomsNet International; the IT sector may prove to be the next panacea targeted by savvy investors.
The French way of crisis
France is in disarray. According to opinion polls, Nicolas Sarkozy's popularity is at the lowest point seen in decades for a French president. Two weeks ago, two ministers resigned, but a parliamentary and media-sustained storm continues, fueled by conflict-of-interest charges against a minister suspected of corruption when raising money for Sarkozy's presidential campaign.
Why Maliyadeva stands tall ...
Towering gracefully above all the other schools in the North western province, 'Maliyadeva' stands out as a leading college in both academic and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities with a strength of 4200 students , 191 teachers and 44 non academic staff .

Leaving your legend for the next generation
In modern day, cricketers live in a dilemma. If they want to be immortal they have to indulge in the purest form of the game -- Test cricket. If the cricketers want to make a decent living and have better standards than the Johnny next door, they have to be a part of the shorter versions of the game.
Dengue: Cast the safety net now
The death toll stands at 164 for this year alone with a sudden surge in recent weeks following the rains. Some 22,000 (and counting) people are known to have been hospitalised throughout the country and a countless number are receiving ayurvedic or other medical attention.
Twists and turns in consensus talks -- Political Column
"President Mahinda Rajapaksa does not trust him enough. He is not spying on us but on Dr. G.L. Peiris," remarked Rauff Hakeem, leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress somewhat jocularly. "It seems so. Otherwise why a security guy should stand behind and watch us deliberating is puzzling," replied his colleague and SLFP-M leader, Mangala Samaraweera.
Leaving us with golden memories -- 5th Column

I thought I must write to you now that you have scaled cricket’s Mount Everest, taking eight hundred wickets and then hanging up your boots. Congratulations, Murali, but I think it is not what you did that matters most-but how you did it and also what you meant to this country over the last eighteen years.

Classic drives

On a sunny day, back in the mid-Sixties and well into the early Eighties, the gates of a dignified, laidback bungalow on Dickman’s Road, Colombo 4, would open and a dignified, laidback and quite splendid vehicle would emerge; it would pause, turn left or right, and sedately head into town. As heads turned to admire the grand old car noiselessly gliding past – magnificent in a coat of yellow and black paint – heads would also register how uncommonly well paired were the car and its front-seat occupants.

The Viceroy with a craving for wealth
The Viceroy who went to Kotte, met both King Dharmapala and the commander Veediya Bandara. He expressed his sympathies regarding the death of King Buwanekabahu. The people of Kotte told him that it was a Portuguese national who shot the king. He pretended to be deeply angered hearing this news. He said he would do everything to arrest the culprit and give the highest of punishments.


BoC Infinity Retirement Plan
The Bank of Ceylon (BoC) has introduced a novel retirement plan, referred to as the BoC Infinity Retirement Plan for those who are planning to enjoy a successful retirement where one has the advantage of saving according to your means in order to ensure that your retirement will be secure and comfortable.




Govt. withdraws bonus given to senior citizens
President moves to stop student strike
Rajapaksa settles Palestine row
Lanka-India talks on vital issues
Give and take
Chief Minister’s bad mayor wins top award from Govt
Evil dengue villain continues to stalk children
Two policemen drown
Registration of persons is anti-Tamil, says Mano
Court to hear police inspector’s ‘unlawful dismissal’ case
New parliamentary panels sought by opposition MPs
‘English as a life skill’ project gathers pace
Ramayana Trail on fire
Assault claim at Colombo jail
Traffic plan suffers reversal
Military solution cannot end political disputes: CJ
Ruhuna Uni student: Who gave the blow of death?
It’s baby anaconda time at the zoo once again
Crisis brews in factories over GSP Plus stalemate
I will act tough on dirty cops: IGP
Five senior journalists to be honoured
Who is an Executive Prime Minister?
Globalisation and us
Universal principles for judicial ethics and integrity
A cricketer and gentleman
Political Column
Twists and turns in consensus talks
5th Column
Leaving us with golden memories
The Economic Analysis
A balance of payments surplus despite huge merchandise trade deficit?
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Living in the 'shadow of the total lie'
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
UN panel rolls on
Ban flayed for poor leadership
The French way of crisis
L'Oreal scandal: Minister to be quizzed
N. Korea declares ‘sacred war’ on US, South Korea
Kosovo, Serbia launch diplomatic offensives
UN rights council names team to probe Israel flotilla raid
Iran aims to put man in space by 2019
BP spill work on hold as storm enters Gulf
Aussie govt consolidates lead over opposition: Poll
  Business Times
IT stocks – Sri Lanka’s next big thing?
Lankem to expand in leisure, paints
Mega Rs 2.5 bln dairy project backed by “Tharunyata hetak”
Continental ups the stakes in 5-star comfort
Top SLT executive resigns over HR issues
Colombo stocks go berserk
Small is beautiful and cheap!
Comment - Of phones, IT and family firms
Feature - Human-elephant conflict: A viable solution through locally developed technology
Feature - Deteriorating salaries of university academics
International arbitration on SL oil hedging tomorrow
Sri Lanka still unknown as a destination in some tourism-generating countries
Pre-IPO roadshow of LankaBangla Securities on Monday
Sri Lanka on track to receive 600,000 tourists this year
Etisalat says minimum call rates good for the industry
Timeframe needed for large state enterprise turnaround:CCC chief
SIA celebrates 40 years in Sri Lanka by helping Lady Ridgeway Hospital
Concern over unfair practices in insurance sector
Japan manufacturer to pay US$3.3 million for software piracy
Derivatives demystified – part two – “Futures” vs “Options”
Crisis-struck Dankotuwa says floating private placement
Western, Southern province share of GDP drops in 2009
English for Life from JKH
Nearly 90% of Singapore youths want to make ‘responsible’ profit
Korea extends US$ 200 mln loan facility to Sri Lanka
Commercial Bank demos electronic ‘Paymaster’ facility
Coca Cola signs up another CBA (trade union related) pact with staff
Rubber plantations soon in the dry North
Sri Lanka must double credit flow to achieve target growth
HNB support to micro finance sector reaches Rs 7 bln in past 20 years
Dilith, Raynor to raise their stakes in Reefcomber
‘Laugh Tax’ campaign gets finalist certificate for Leo Burnett
Dockyard starts work on RDA passenger launch
Oman Air nominated for top industry award
Leo Burnett at Digital Boot Camp
SLT provides books to North-East students
Hemas, Rotary donate dental unit to Embilipitiya President’s College
US-based fund launches in SL, bullish on energy, leisure and construction
Shell Gas Netherlands team to visit for sale discussions
Pelawatte to go public by mid-August
Shippers lose sleep over port delays
Etisalat opens recycling facility in Lunama Ambalantota
Former Pramuka Bank completes initial payment of Rs.100, 000 each to earlier depositors
LMF unit runs into ‘juicy’ crisis with Customs
Major Ceylinco assets worth over Rs.42 billion to be sold to repay depositors
Credit card offers by Standard Chartered Bank
Belgium tour operator to start weekly charters to Colombo
Feature - Bread, wheat flour essential in today’s world
Free Hold
BoC Infinity Retirement Plan
'WATERS EDGE' faces the challenges of the day
Regional Development Bank: Empowering Sri Lankans
RAINBOW PAGES widens its product portfolio
Watch out when selling your land!
Dengue: Cast the safety net now
Leaving your legend for the next generation
No Murali, no Malinga: Unenviable task for Lankans
ICC Test championship a reality by 2013
A Perfect Script at Galle!
Unruly crowd behaviour can spoil a pleasant outing
Rumesh, Malith and Amila take away the honours
Sri Lankan Alfisti celebrates the centenary in grand style
NCC amass a mammoth 468/6
So near yet so far for Air Force
Sailors sink red shirts to enter final
Sirisoma clinches 20th national billiard title
Amorous happenings
Heshan, Madhawee leave for training in Australia

The Murali SAGA

Brendon is happy for Murali
Murali knew how to read the body clock
The historic moment
Twelve Edexcel World Prize winners from Gateway
Bandaranayake College wins Business Cup 2010
Why Maliyadeva stands tall...
Concert of Al-Sharia Muslim Girls' International School
Singapore Informatics awards 42 scholarships
Read faster, understand
Teaching of English to Performing Arts students
Another great achievement of the team of TKF ‘The Malsara Night’
Invest wisely, choose Imperial College
Oriental Music Society of Trinity College, Kandy enters 24th year
APIIT School of Computing creating professionals for the global IT sector
Students join Australian Universities in July through Edlocate
Lean Management MORE WITH LESS
Malaysia Education Exhibition in Colombo and Kandy
ICBT Campus introduces world class British Degrees from UWIC
KAATSU: Highly advanced medical training utilising the Laws of Nature
A more affordable route to a UK university degree
ICASL offers Executive Diploma in Accounting and Finance leading to MBA
Be the No. 1 in your field of work, profession and business
Find and follow your passion and strength
Latest News: Top ten tips for students entering UK
ACCA - The international qualification in accountancy
Innovative Teaching Methodologies
Making the most of your relationship with parents
Scholarships to Lankan students in ten years through IIT and Keele University
Wesley Walk and Carnival on July 31
Gateway to athletics
The will to succeed!

Classic drives
Look out for this lady with a petrol pump
‘Bubble Baby’ needs your help
Cabinet circus: Who will benefit? -- Letter to the editor
Don’t mix up encouragement with enforcing religion -- Letter to the editor
More can be done -- Letter to the editor
Heart-breaking ‘love letter’ -- Letter to the editor
Medical feat shows our doctors’ capabilities -- Letter to the editor
The last of the “Buccaneers” -- Appreciation
You left me to save others -- Appreciation
She gave her best to school and church -- Appreciation
A salute from one old Trinitian to another -- Appreciation
As banker and club member he did his bit for Kandy -- Appreciation
Loris: Lost and found
By the light of a solar lamp
Cookin’ up a full life
Ceylon Sea Anglers' Club goes fishing with Chaaya Blu
Nurturing a plant to plate philosophy
Hollywood thriller brings detectives to Sri Lanka
Little known tales about our patriots
The ‘Voice of Women’ is heard once again as a tribute to Eva
A book that was channelled by free flow of consciousness
Inspired by a message to proclaim
Ways of the Buddha – The Enlightened One
When the marines came calling at Trinco port
Picture perfect students
Guiding the girls: From mother to daughter
We own the dreams, as well as the dirt
People and events
Magazine Articles
Making his ‘little’ dr eam come true
Enlightening the techies
Taking design to new heights
Getting a real feel for music
Hikka to rock with Scintillate 2010
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Putting team work into practice
What fishing in the cesspool brought up
Free Blackberry Apps
Intriguing theatre
TV Times Articles
2010 Swiss Food Festival at MLH
Nihonbashi celebrates with Sashimi
Young talents foresee the future with ‘Pitasakwala Abirahasa’
A boy becomes a rebel hero
‘Amelie Poulain’ at AF Kotte
‘Sihina Sithuvam’ shows dreams of youth
Life is a river
Lost in the desert
Black Box Short Play Festival
‘Pusswedilla’ for Dinner Theatre
Bhanuka bats on Prime TV
Funday Times
The Viceroy with a craving for wealth
Solutions of an Isosceles Triangle
Grenada -- World History
Noisily -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Guiding in Sri Lanka … the 1930s …
Let's Read About Our Past
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 24
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