Testing and sealing the contaminated stocks of diesel by CPC investigators and police at Kadawatte yesterday after busting a huge fuel racket on Friday. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama


IGP joins 100 cops to probe Matara attack

In an unprecedented move, Police Chief Balasuriya himself was at the Matara Police Station briefing investigation teams and hearing feedbacks from those engaged in the probe. The 100 officers include detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Intelligence operatives and constables. The move followed government concerns that work at regional offices of the Department of Inland Revenue may slow down and create huge revenue losses.

CEA stops work on Air Chief’s luxury residence

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has ordered an immediate halt to construction work on an unauthorised luxury house being built by Air Force Commander Roshan Gunatillake in the Knuckles nature reserve. Estimated to be worth more than Rs 60 million, the eight-roomed granite-floored luxury residence has been built eight kilometres into the conservation area.

2,800 liquor licences last year
Tests for adulterated diesel at fuel sheds
Capri Club fiasco takes new turn; Inland Revenue starts inquiry into VAT payment
Harry J says SLIC selling stake, but official denies it
Be prepared to face extreme weather conditions
Cashiering of a General -- Part One | Part Two
Deplorable sanitary facilities in Matara schools, survey reveals
Taste of a Tea Man
The scissors are only gold plated, and the pluckers may or may not be virginal, but this is still some of the most expensive tea in the world. That it is served in some of the most exclusive tea salons in the world has a lot to do with Malinga Herman Guneratne, the proprietor of the 200-acre Hadunugoda Tea and Rubber Estate. Herman loves to tell the story behind his plantation’s Virgin White Tea - unsurprisingly, there are emperors involved.
T-bills, not cash for acquired lands
A ‘fair’ number of owners of land acquired by the government for road development are now being paid compensation with Treasury bills instead of cash on a directive by the President, Wasantha Karannagoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Highways and Road Development, said.
Australia opposition leader says party 'ready to govern'
Australia's opposition Liberal/National coalition is “back in business” and ready to govern, its leader Tony Abbott told an ecstatic crowd Saturday as the nation faced a hung parliament.“The Liberal and National parties are back in business, we stand ready to govern, and we stand ready to offer the Australian people stable, predictable and competent government,” he said after nailbiting elections.
Gateway Graduate School enters new partnership with La Trobe University, Australia
On Wednesday July 21, Gateway Graduate School and La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for Gateway students to progress to degrees at La Trobe. La Trobe is a leading teaching and research university, ranked in the top 100 international universities in some areas and 12th in Australia.

Cricket values on Mammon’s altar
Cricket, by and large, has turned professional and in the last decade or so it has turned so competitive that the ICC introduced a special award which was called ‘The Spirit of the Game award’ and the first recipients of it were the cricketers from New Zealand in 2004.



The humiliation of a hero
The medals he wore, no doubt, were earned by him; even though they also included those he recommended for himself. There is little debate on the fact that he also wears the scars of battle on his body -- no better proof of his valour in the battlefield. For many, these medals are merely colourfully designed soda bottle tops.
Sajith now seeks deputy leader's post -- Political Column
There, Colonel Channa Etipola, Staff Officer attached to the Army Provost Marshal's Directorate, handed over to Fonseka a letter. It specified the findings of a General Court Martial (GCM) on August 13 holding .....
No-balling keeps snowballing in politics -- 5th Column

Thaaththa," Bindu Udagedera asked, "what is all this fuss about a no-ball?"
"Oh," Bindu’s father Percy recalled, "that is something that happened in the cricket match against India..."
"What happened at the match?" Bindu wanted to know.

Wildlife in flight!

This is not happening in some far off foreign land but amidst an area which has been in the spotlight for several weeks now, for its showpiece harbour and proposed second international airport. What is taking place at Mattala in Hambantota as 800 hectares are cleared under the first stage of the airport project? The ground reality is sending shock waves not only among perturbed environmentalists but also the people of the area.

The wrath of the King of Portugal
The Viceroy made an attempt to take the officers of Kotte, who were captured by the Portuguese to India. When King Dharmapala got to know this, he was deeply disturbed. He tried to save his uncle Thammita. But it was with the greatest difficulty that he could get Thammita released.


LOLC takes Islamic Financing to greater heights
The LOLC group entered the area of Islamic Finance as a part of the company's product development initiatives. LOLC being the first leasing company in Sri Lanka was used to mainly dealing in the area of auto finance in the form of Hire purchase, Leasing and Loans etc. whilst also boasting of a large customer base.

IGP joins 100 cops to probe Matara attack
CEA stops work on Air Chief’s luxury residence
JVP launches diplomatic offensive against Govt.
2,800 liquor licences last year
UNP awaits call for talks
Warning of heavy rains, strong winds
Tests for adulterated diesel at fuel sheds
Climate change
Would-be escaper identified
Rain a damper for Perahera in Kandy
Customs plays censor, detains The Economist
Capri Club fiasco takes new turn; Inland Revenue starts inquiry into VAT payment
Move to cut number of testamentary cases
Inadequate toilet facilities for Northern travellers
IPKF sacrifices recognised at last
Karu calls for joint opposition force to fight Govt. ‘tyranny’
Lankan labour in demand in Korea
Treasury official details tender procedures at GCM
Harry J says SLIC selling stake, but official denies it
Deplorable sanitary facilities in Matara schools, survey reveals
Fisherman rescued after 31-day ordeal at sea
Wimal’s bogus relative arrested
Be prepared to face extreme weather conditions
Cashiering of a General -- Part One | Part Two
Indian presence soon in North and South
Mrs Anumaana and the politics of shoe-throwing
Mutur ferry breakdown inconveniences public
Branch of British Council to be opened in Jaffna
Kalpitiya farmers: Agriculture Dept. blind to our woes
Political Column
Sajith now seeks deputy leader's post
5th Column
No-balling keeps snowballing in politics
The Economic Analysis
The questions people ask: Is the economy moving?
Fonseka ruling fuels rare opposition fire
Focus on Rights
The quick dying of democracy in Sri Lanka
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
The high-flying Thangavelu Sakvithi
Australia opposition leader says party 'ready to govern'
Philippine leader goes online to fight corruption
Britain bids to save silent Hitchcock thrillers
Iran starts loading fuel in first nuclear power plant
Aid pours in but UN warns of long road ahead for Pak
Israel, Palestinians agree to talks
Americans still associate Islam with violence
Looking for true love? Take your time - study
Wycleff Jean excluded from Haiti's presidential race
East India Company returns after 135-years
Wikileaks founder not suspected of rape, say prosecutors
Afghan archaeologists find Buddhist site as war rages
Secret group controls the world
Why WikiLeaks.com must be protected
The Gulf War I at 20: Lessons to be learnt
  Business Times
T-bills, not cash for acquired lands
Mihin Air settles 60% of debt, monthly rev. $2 mln
Stock market learns to cope with price curbs
IMF team assessing Lankan economy
SEC seeks assistance of foreign regulators on ERI
Shangri-La to invest in 5-star hotel in Colombo
Comment -- Waiting for budget 2011
Feature - tomorrowFITNESS: What is in store for us
Feature - Endowment envy: Investing to donate?
Feature - GSP+ loss will not be so hard: Fitch Ratings
Etisalat reaches magical figure of 3 mln customers, heads for 4 mln
SLT conducts Sinharaja workshop for Mahajana College, Jaffna
Pensioners: Grateful to be paid in Ceylinco saga
Banks reduce loan provisions to boost results
As WP controls national GDP, call for balanced growth across SL
Thonda commends Nestlé’s continued commitment to local dairy industry
World Bank country director ends term
Sampath aims to reach the top in credit cards
CB rejects accusations that it has no authority to invest EPF funds
Acme seeks Rs 250 mln funds for expansion
ADB Vice President visiting Sri Lanka
Child-resistance bottle cap being introduced by makers of Panadol
Kelaniya University bags gold in MTI start-up venture contest
Sri Lankan chicks going to Nepal
Public dialogue on Knowledge-based Development in Jaffna
CPC owes Rs 18.5 billion in oil hedging dues, to Standard Chartered Bank
Mahindra looking at opening a vehicle assembly plant here
SriLankan Airlines' first Trainee Technicians under European certification
Sri Lanka Telecom makes profits in June 2010 quarter
Business Leaders' classroom exercise for small entrepreneurs
Sri Lanka to reduce e-waste with private sector assistance
Planning buildings with concern for the environment, people’s health
Cargills moves into new headoffice from ‘grand old building’ in Fort
Asgiriya firm becomes sole agents for FENNER
Galpaditenne Tea Factory looking at 4 mln kilos of black tea output
Strike-hit Lanka Walltile threatens to sack contract workers
LOLC to spend nearly US$30mln in refurbishing
Japanese Prof. on lecture tour
Australian and Sri Lankan expatriates visit Sri Lanka
Tourism booms as room strength and hotels grow
Lanka Ashok Leyland partners SMB Leasing to serve North-East
Two new directors at Kotmale Holdings
DFCC Vardhana Bank offers housing, foreign education loans
Tropical Villas sold in larger tourism interest: Jetwing
‘Clean Power’ a new energy saving device for vehicles
Kiwi rugby stars teach safety to Air New Zealand fliers
Sparklink achieves 31 years of service excellence
JKH leads, Carsons No. 4 in the Colombo bourse
DHL launches new direct LCL services from South Asia Pacific to Slovenia
Softlogic slated to buy more into Capital Reach tomorrow
Shares inflated? Invest in the ‘real economy’
Stock market regulator plans to increase liquidity in Colombo bourse
Drop in interest rates not drawing investors to the markets
Some investors urge continuation of price curbs
EPF, Bank of Ceylon, NSB big stakes in Lighthouse Hotels Ltd
SEC's move to discourage quick buck gambler attitude comes under fire by players
Free Hold
M.D.Gunasena - "We taught the nation to read"
Swim Holdings - the masters of high quality swimming pools
Dilly's - Building a new generation of fashion
Celebrating 49 years of service to the nation in eye care
Waltham Veterinary Workshop and Launch of Pedigree Professional Range in Sri Lanka
LOLC takes Islamic Financing to greater heights
Enjoy the best of benefits with LOLC Al-Falaah, Islamic Financing
Modern Salon Furniture - suppliers and manufacturers of top quality salon furniture
Sino-Lanka Educations (Pvt) Ltd promotes Aerospace higher education in China for Sri Lankan students
The humiliation of a hero
Cricket values on Mammon’s altar
A must win situation for the home team
Three World Cup warm-ups in Sri Lanka
Another chance for Indunil at YOG
It’s a learning process says Heshan
Amresh and Amritha prove too strong
Lankan skipper found not guilty
Be in line with the sevens growth in Asia
It is a make or break game this evening
Turning tragedy to opportunity
Tharindu and Gajitha - Young giants of Gymnastics
SLC coaching scheme successful
Wettimuny to meet Niyarepola in the final
STC cricket sixes in September
Kalutara Old Boys meet
DFCC becomes the best cagers
Acid test for Sri Lanka youth
IPSC C’ships from Aug 26-29
Marija likely to miss Shanghai Sevens
Seven drop outs and no shocks day one
Blue Star and Air Force Register wins
Gateway Graduate School enters new partnership with La Trobe University, Australia
Yohan enters Global Scholars’ Programme
Kelaniya MBA students visit University of Putra, Malaysia
AGM of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo
University of Nottingham: High Achievers' Scholarship available
Hotel Management: A destination career
Textbooks home delivery
PMP - The global standard for PROJECT MANAGEMENT Advancement
The Annual Prize Giving of Hejaaz International School
Sujatha Vidyalaya - 45 years of service in education
Cavendish College Institution profile
The prestige of Monash University and comfort of Malaysia at great value
SL's highest ranked degree programme, Missouri S @ T achieves a top ranking
USC - A student consultancy par excellence
How to apply Lean principles
The mystical Wayang Golek: A Sri Lankan experience
Saaraketha commends design initiatives by AOD
NIBM has mastered building competencies
My friends, my future and my institute: A perfect foundation with Imperial College
OSC Nugegoda guides you on LSMS
Student spends summer recruiting fellow international u’grad students to UC
Silver Jubilee Graduation and Prize Giving of Wycherley International School
A great opportunity for Sri Lankan Managers!
Beyond Project Management -PMS's new learning solutions
Oxford College of Business: An MBA with a global perspective
IIT offers globally recognized IT degrees
Apply for SEPT. 2010/FEB 2011 intakes in UK through 3WGE
Royal Institute of Colombo: Key to your success
APIIT Law School: Unique, modern and vibrant
Study professional cookery at a New Zealand award winning Culinary Institute
A professional qualification and a UK Degree in just two-and-a-half-years
HND in General Nursing guided by PATHE Academy
OpenArc School of Business and Technology - Registration begins for Colombo University BIT Degree
Invest in Engineering Education wisely
Customer care with EducationTimes
The University of Adelaide
A/L students can fast track their career in Finance and Accountancy with ACCA
A rich intellectual climate at the ANU
Eating, and the petrol that matters

Wildlife in flight!
‘Bubble Baby’:We are close to our goal
Vets left in the wilds
Ingratitude seems to come naturally to our people -- Letter to the editor
Two baobab trees in the Maduru Oya area -- Letter to the editor
No civic authority has legal right to make queries on race and religion -- Letter to the editor
He left his footprints on the sands of time -- Appreciation
Hand in hand, we walked the roads of life together -- Appreciation
Thank you for being you -- Appreciation
Charismatic personality will be missed by all -- Appreciation
Ray: The last Renaissance man
Memories of our flying days
Keep your brain ticking
Villa in the valley
An almsgiving steeped in tradition and veneration
Dilly girls step out in different shades
Lankan designs get connected
Cutting Station wins a challenge
No-balls and other recent unsporting misadventures
Colonial Kalutara
Learning a lesson of silent service
Menaka Singers on song
Legacy of over 2000 years of Buddhist worship
A way of life through Islam
British Council unveils Mythil’s secret!
Getting to know all about our jewellery
Heather shares her canvas of creations
People and events
Royal honour for Lankan working in healthcare
People and events
Magazine Articles
Winning songs by Voice Print
Taste of a Tea Man
Ramadan and Eid Bazaar at DBU
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
For the love of writing
Free iPad Apps
Serving their community
Space to learn
Instrumental t a l e n t
Crime thriller with a twist
Rotaractors unite
Twi-hard or a Twi-freak ?
TV Times Articles
KNH releases their first Sinhala hit
Omarh sings his heart out
Thomian Society of Colombo and a memorable evening
Randholee Nature trails...
Saman Villas reopens to a Paradise  
Street dancing in town  
A daughter’s hunt for maternal love
Win with ‘Step Up 3D’ at the Liberty
‘Persepolis’ political repression
‘A French Woman’ at AF Colombo
‘Crossing Boundaries’ at Goethe
Sergeant is back
Funday Times
The wrath of the King of Portugal
The cost of an apple and the cost of a banana
Netherlands Antilles and Aruba -- Geography
School holidays -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Can we change the climate?
Friends in the ocean
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