History made in Hambantota
In what is seen as a historic occasion, the ceremony to release water to the basin of the Hambantota harbour takes place today at 9. a.m. with President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest. The site to be filled with water is seen in the picture while the(top second) shows engineers inspecting the final preparations. Pix by Saman Kariyawasam.


Executive Presidency to stay

The Government is likely to continue with the existing Executive Presidential system instead of creating a new office of Executive Prime Minister. The change in thinking is the result of advice to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Attorney General Mohan Peiris. He is of the opinion that a change from executive presidency to an executive prime minister would require a national referendum.

President ratifies stripping of Fonseka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, on Friday night signed a proclamation to cashier retired General Sarath Fonseka. The move means the withdrawal of the former Army Commander’s rank as General as well as his medals and decorations. He will also forfeit his pension and all Sri Lankan security installations will be out of bounds for him.

EU suspends GSP Plus; govt. won’t budge
India delays visit of Lankan delegation
Tax officers under pressure, demand action and protection
Garment workers torn apart as GSP Plus is withdrawn
Tamil migrants sail to uncertainty
‘With or without his 4 stars the people will support him’
Lanka warns Canada: Tigers among refugees in ship
Cooking up more than a tasty dish
The squid is so fresh that the patterns on its skin are still shifting. One can see the sea from the Negombo fish market and it’s one of the reasons Darshan Munidasa considers this one of the best places on the island to purchase seafood. A restaurateur and chef, Darshan is the name behind Nihonbashi, one of country’s finest Japanese restaurants.
Tax Dept. falls short of targets
The Government, seriously considering a suggestion made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is going ahead with a massive re-organisation of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) as revenue collection is falling far short of expected targets. Last year the revenue collection from the target fell by over Rs. 9 billion.
Aid agencies struggle to reach PAK flood victims
United Nations aid agencies have provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades but relief operations have yet to reach an estimated six million people. The lives of 14 million people -- eight percent of the population -- have been disrupted by one of the worst catastrophes in Pakistan's history.
‘Northumbria-CIMA degree binds Lanka-UK education partnership’
Northumbria University, based in Newcastle UK maintains a rep utation as one of Britain's best modern universities and Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and being a popular professional qualification in Sri Lanka they launched an innovative degree pathway for CIMA qualified students at the British High Commission, Colombo.

Clubs undermined, provinces up for grabs
Like a good old river enriched by it feeder points meanders its way into the sea, the Lankan Club Cricket format fed by arguably the most well-organised school cricket system in the world, nurtured the local cricket entity for a century or more. The club cricket system, though not professionalized, had its good points as well as the bad ones.


Watawala Plantations forges ahead with significant growth in profit
Leonard Cheshire Disability Resource Centre (LCDRC) is a registered voluntary agency which has been instrumental in promoting and protecting the human rights of disabled people for the past 5 years. Comprehensive package of rehabilitation services through cutting edge strategies with rights based approach has enabled thousands of disabled people to live a life with dignity.



The lessons to be learnt
The US wanted a wider participatory role for the International Community and the Sri Lankan Government was able to fend that off. But it clearly showed that, like in the much worse case of the Indians forcing the dead-duck Provincial Council system down our throats in 1987 on the pretext of devolution of power, the Americans were able to force this Commission on us on the basis of reconciliation.
Rajapaksa-Ranil meeting adds to UNP splits -- Political Column
It was near midnight last Monday when Opposition United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe boarded his car to return home after attending an oaths party of young lawyer at a Kirulapone residence. His mobile phone rang. A security officer answered and handed it over to him.
Sword of Damocles hanging over his head! -- 5th Column

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this fuss about Aacharya Mervyn again?”
“Well, Bindu,” Bindu’s father Percy said, “it looks as if all the fuss about him was not really necessary...”
“Why do you say that, thaaththa?” Bindu asked.

Hero in the park

Mount Rainier National Park situated in Washington sees over a million visitors each year. For Eric Mendis, a Sri Lankan serving in the US Army, it meant the ideal weekend he’d been looking forward to spending with friends. However, the events that unfolded that weekend in June not only caught Eric off guard, but also caught the attention of the US media, namely the Q13 Fox News crew who captured the day’s happenings on camera.

Kirigalpotha Expedition
For the Young Explorers’ Society, June 25 was a much looked forward to day. Not only was it a holiday, but also the day that their third expedition kicked off, with this one going a step further with a campfire to be held at Horton Plains. This time we planned to scale ‘Kirigalpotha’.


Mind your heart, ladies
Regular check-ups are essential, stresses Consultant Cardiologist Dr. Ruvan Ekanayaka, Head of the Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital for research worldwide, though no statistics are available for Sri Lanka, has proven that cardio-vascular disease is the No. 1 killer among women, moving away from infectious diseases and childbirth.

Executive Presidency to stay
President ratifies stripping of Fonseka
EU suspends GSP Plus; govt. won’t budge
Lanka seeks Singapore funds to bail out SriLankan Airlines
Bathing ban on Yala visitors
India delays visit of Lankan delegation
Who’s stripping whom?
Galle incidents: JVP, Police seek redress
Court Martial verdict a black mark on our history: UNP
Tax officers under pressure, demand action and protection
Capri Club president, deputy found guilty of breaking rules
Matara people seek justice after police vehicle kills mother of two
Indian chef’s killing: Police await postmortem report
Depositors demand scrutiny of Sakvithi associates’ assets
Rathugala resident wants burial site returned to Veddahs
‘With or without his 4 stars the people will support him’
Bit by bit, the water will be let in
Red tape round foreign jobs a necessary pain
Power from nitrogen
Don't cringe; stand up for what is right: Top judge tells journalists
US trade union giant targets Lankan export firms
Garment workers torn apart as GSP Plus is withdrawn
Tiger arms unearthed on tip-off
Fowl farm, foul smell
Gang of fake cops and real cops fleeced passengers in eight -year run aboard North-bound trains
2002 CFA and reconciliation steps under scrutiny
Tamil migrants sail to uncertainty
Lanka warns Canada: Tigers among refugees in ship
Political Column
Rajapaksa-Ranil meeting adds to UNP splits
5th Column
Sword of Damocles hanging over his head!
The Economic Analysis
Inadequate progress in poverty reduction
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Are we becoming pariahs in South Asia?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Cader's biriyani for President
How India survived the financial crisis
Aid agencies struggle to reach PAK flood victims
Obama defends mosque near Ground Zero
Australia PM Gillard takes lead in 'nail-biter' vote
US firm awarded $110m for salvaging Titanic artefacts
Ever the revolutionary, a resurgent Fidel Castro turns 84
Zsa Zsa Gabor returning to hospital
India rejects superbug links
You have 200 years to get out of Earth
Climate ostriches
UN Chief may be heading for showdown with Israel
World's biggest clock begins ticking in Mecca
  Business Times
Tax Dept. falls short of targets
Turnover drops panic brokers - crisis in the market
SLT to review IPTV deal
BT poll: Stock market like a casino
Shangri-La Hotels keen on Sri Lanka
Changes in Tourism Act
Strike-hit Lanka Tiles mulls imports
Softlogic eyes Capital Reach
Comment - Freewheeling stock markets
Feature - First UAE then India, is SL the new front in war on BlackBerry?
Feature - CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison
Feature - Are you a leader over-stepping boundaries?
Pushed from pillar to post, C&I Beach Hotel finally launches
SEC probing trades to trap manipulators
Cigarettes contribute Rs 25.6 billion to government purse
BOC launches mobile based utility bill transactions
Samsung targets 25% smart phone share locally by end 2010
Lanka Bell, SLIC loss hurts DCSL profits
Banking, telcos ‘strongest’ part of IBM’s SL business : Country GM
DMS supplies real time loyalty card issuing to Arpico
Watawala Plantations after tax profits increase to Rs 146 mln in 1Q10
Korean business delegation urged to invest in Sri Lanka
Browns Group supports Army’s ‘Abimansala’ programme
SriLankan is ‘Best South Asian Airline’ for 5th year at Malaysia awards
Right of Reply - Top SLT executive resigns
Plantation companies move into other crops in a big way
Large-scale withdrawal of deposits would affect any institition
New BOI investment promotion strategy focuses on national development
Infosys completes HNB back office modernisation
Sunshine Holdings records 25% 1Q10 revenue hike
Tapping into the stockmarket
Aviva group operating profits up by 21% for the first half 2010
NDB Investment Banking raises Rs. 8 billion for clients
Lankan passes University of Leicester (UK) MBA in Finance with Distinction
No real alternatives to oil: Chairman Chevron SL
Struggles of budding entrepreneurs with no government in sight
Aramex second quarter net profit up 10%
John Keells re-launches ‘English Language Scholarship Programme’
First Capital reports 1Q net profit of Rs. 58 million
Citi named the best corporate/institutional Internet bank in Sri Lanka
Hayleys’ Philips ‘Green’ lighting at Vidulka Energy show
Fitch affirms Commercial Leasing at 'A-(lka)'
Dialog offers Rs. 5 mln worth prizes in new promo
BT Poll: Retail investors need awareness, guidance on investments
BOI’s investor conference in September
Commerce Dept: No intention to hide facts in CEPA
SLSEA recognises Hirdaramani Group
Smart Media wins ‘Asia Pacific Agency of the Year’ Gold award from LACP
World class hospital in Jaffna soon
Comment: CEPA support: Unpatriotic or rational?
More SriLankan Airlines flights as tourism grows
India at Facets 2010 in September
40,000 to visit August 20-22’s Profoods / Propack 2010
Free Hold
The Young Voices Asia Regional Meet and the Media Workshop 2010
Watawala Plantations forges ahead with significant growth in profit
Horleys meal replacement HP to be pouplarised in the island
KIK Lanka electrical panel boards gaining global market share
Bank of Ceylon launches SMS based mobile payment service for over 6 million banking customers
Sri Lanka leaps ahead in travel navigation with 'Sala ProSat' GPS device
The lessons to be learnt
Clubs undermined, provinces up for grabs
Would the Kiwi-killing Lankans devour their neighbour!
Unamboowe first to splash off at YOG
No major upsets at lackluster sevens
Calling all Schoolboy cricket winners
Friday the 13th was good for Lanka
Learning the right form of rugby
Kiridena takes the next step in boxing
Boy! It’s time to braze the trail
Injured soldier Sunil Perera felicitated
Quality Coaches – Need of the Hour
That wonderful Thomian feat
MCA Junior cricket takes off tomorrow
Sri Jayewardenapura MV record three wins
Volleyball busy now
Merc rugby from Oct 29
Bens take U13 title
Joes drown home team in the nick of time
Colts dominate proceedings against Moratuwa SC
7th Air Force Squash at new complex in Ratmalana
White shuns Bushrangers for Bangalore in Champions League
Royal and Ladies come on top
SSC Badminton final today
Matale CC in smashing win
‘Northumbria-CIMA degree binds Lanka-UK education partnership’
Prosperity through intelligent, disciplined and a dedicated student force
ILM teams up with CIMA, to present Finance for Manufacturing Managers
D.S. Senanayake College launches a carbon neutral environment project
Installation ceremony of Serendib Toastmasters' Club - 2010/ 2011
British Degrees at ICBT Campus
Clearing your way to Universities in UK
The British College of Applied Studies holds annual Convocation 2010 today
How to start your career path as a professional project manager
SL's degree programme Missouri S @ T achieves a top ranking
Does university ranking matter for SL students going to Australia?
Value Stream Mapping to identify wastes
NIBM awards BSc (Hon.) degrees in Management /HRM for school leavers
Working in UK after graduation - Part III
AOD students to undertake project with renowned French designer Marion Marchal
CIMA re-imagines business leadership
Land Ahoy! It's time to choose where you want to be!
Study in Australia with the help of a reputed agent - EDLOCATE
After A/Ls join the industry with the most opportunities!
Embark on a lucrative career in Aviation Engineering
ACCA @ the Informatics Institute of Technology
High quality English education from Horizon College
APIIT Business School
Linux Training @ Turnkey
The City of London Academy : A college with a difference!
Playing fair… Playing hard
IIHE awards scholarships to the Most Popular Schools' Rugby Stars
Medi Scene
Mind your heart, ladies
Constipation, The unspoken discomfort
Tired eyes need a break
How does your baby grow
Spinal cord regeneration success in mice
The newest “boy” on the block
The good and the bad
Navratilova's inspiring fight with cancer

Hero in the park
Don’t forget baby Shivanka
Senior citizens taken for a ride -- Letter to the editor
Loris sighting in Nochimoddai -- Letter to the editor
Mangala – man of integrity -- Letter to the editor
Lopsided policy is UNP’s biggest problem -- Letter to the editor
I was lucky to have called her my grandmother -- Appreciation
A star that burnt so bright not only through the night, but constantly -- Appreciation
Tribute to a brother who played all his roles in life with honour and dedication -- Appreciation
A true family man and dear friend who left us all too soon -- Appreciation
Little anecdotes that made him who he was -- Appreciation
Dealing with dengue differently
Setting them up for life
The little known Baobab
Fairy Dandiya swims back from oblivion
Tea journey dotted by people and anecdotes
Unique story of a courageous woman
Getting set for the big night: Miss Working Girl 2010
Slick touch from Sri Lanka
A toast to lit and wine
Heist Bar takes Ceylon Continental to new heights
Why money shouldn’t make the world spin…should it?
Countering communalism, courting controversy
When cricket, camaraderie and common study came together
Jothi: Making waves then and now
Dancing to the beat of the Esala Perahera since the age of 7
Reading their art
Bambara Walalla : A brutish, powerful portrayal of decadence
Royal honour for Lankan working in healthcare
People and events
Magazine Articles
Cooking up more than a tasty dish
Little bit of The Otherside
Everyone wants to look good all the time
Doggy day at the park
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Making a statement
Young novelty
Getting along with co-workers
Platform for creating sound
Gleeful entertainment
TV Times Articles
The Entrance of Expendables
‘Ira Handa Yata’ in line
Lass lost in the town
Lester-Sumithra cinema on mini-screen
Yashan over the top
Golden Globe Award winning ‘Glee’ on ETV
Swedish spirit at Mount Lavinia Hotel
Learn with Maestros
Funday Times
Kirigalpotha Expedition
Distant trains sound louder at night
Unification and Colonization 1836 - 1913 -- World History
Time Warp Decision -- Poem for the week
Kids World -- I & II
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) -- Famous People
India’s Independence Day
From the Editor
Over the years
The Climate Detectives
Talented Members
Beware of the Dengue mosquito
The Housing Scheme
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