Set for a long inning
With the opposition at sixes and sevens over the major constitutional issue coming up on Wednesday, a confident President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday took time off to do a little batting when he opened the indoor practice nets set up in Badulla by Sri Lanka Cricket


Mysterious turn in Matara tax chief assault case

The much-publicised assault on a top official of the Department of Inland Revenue — a case tasked for CID detectives and later probed by a hundred strong Police team -- is being sent back for further inquiry by the Matara Police. They will examine whether the matter could be resolved, like most other assault cases, by the Mediation Board of the area. The Sunday Times learns that the move follows instructions from Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya.

More mothers, babies die at Anuradhapura hospital

Ten mothers and around 160 babies have died within the first seven months of this year at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital causing much concern in health circles. The babies include both ‘perinatal’ or those still in the womb between 28 and 42 weeks and ‘neonatal’ or those who are a week-old, the Sunday Times understands.

Police on alert for demos against 18th Amendment
Boy from Galle king of the bat and ball
Night of robberies shakes residential area in Mount
After Rao, Indian Army Chief here, more to follow
Broadcasting Authority soon to be a reality
Watch out, here come the ‘Environmental Police’
Life without water for 200 villagers
Shyam to give new face to GLF
We ring the bell and from behind the forbidding black gate a cacophony of barks rises to greet us. A smaller door swings open and Shyam Selvadurai pops out, all smiles. As we pass under the portico, I think that if Great Expectations had been set in Sri Lanka, Mrs. Havisham could have lived in this house.
Laugfs smiles with Rs. 2.5 bln IPO
Four subsidiaries of Laugfs Holdings Limited (Laugfs) are slated to raise some Rs. 2.5 billion through a public share issue by next month which will see them securing strategic investments in energy and leisure sectors together with regional expansions, according to officials.
In the heart of Somali piratedom
Mohamed Garfanji, Somalia's top pirate boss, talks sparingly and has the edginess of a wanted man who never lowers his guard and is always planning his next move. On his first encounter with foreign journalists his eyes only stop scanning his surroundings when he breaks his silence, speaking with an intense gaze that is both menacing and playful.
Sulochana makes her country proud
A Bates College alumnus who used her 2009 Watson Fellowship to study Performance Arts in South Africa and Indonesia returns to discuss her experiences at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the College's Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

Match fixing – cloud over Lankans
In the aftermath of a match-fixing scandal involving Pakistan in England, comes the shocking news that some Sri Lankan players and support staff have come under the microscope of the Criminal Investigation Department and the ICC’s anti-corruption unit.



Hail Caesar
The watchdogs may bark, but the caravan moves on. That might sum up the credo of the all-powerful Government as it motors along with the proposed constitutional amendments that would, in effect, turn the country's political establishment on its head in time to come. In a sense it is a circus we are watching.
Throne set for King Mahendra -- Political Column
"Cake eka genna" (Bring the cake) intoned President Mahinda Rajapaksa when last Monday's cabinet meeting ended. "Today is a special day," he told his ministers gathered at 'Temple Trees' for an even more special event - examine the changes to the Constitution. Rajapaksa said it was Minister Tissa Vitharana's 76th birthday.
Don’t believe that we believe you -- 5th Column

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera said, “I think we have found a solution to all the legal problems in the country...”
“Why do you say that, Bindu?” Bindu’s father Percy wanted to know.

Together again

Chandima Swarnapali’s name was changed to Susanne Maria Chandima when she was taken to Sweden as an infant in late 1979. She grew up happily in Sweden for 31 years, receiving the love and care of the Swedish couple who had adopted her. But deep within her was a need to find her biological parents and she was constantly in search of them.

The oppression of the Christians
However clever Veediya Bandara was as a warrior, he could be deceived by the whites. Gradually he had become friendly with the Portuguese. This resulted in a situation where he was prepared to enter into a peace agreement with the Portuguese.


Coffee Bean launches new outlet at World Trade Centre
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will soon be opening its new outlet at the World Trade Centre, Colombo, expanding its services and catering to the rising demands of the business community of the country's financial and commercial hub. With Sri Lanka making rapid economic progress, Colombo is increasingly attracting the global business community.


Mysterious turn in Matara tax chief assault case
Baby Shivanka, we are all with you
Conflicting claims over new Rs. 5,000
Immigration officers challenge President
Note of caution on economy lifting
Police on alert for demos against 18th Amendment
More mothers, babies die at Anuradhapura hospital
Boy from Galle king of the bat and ball
Night of robberies shakes residential area in Mount
Two in critical condition after monkey incident
Parliament news as ‘tweets’
Watch out, here come the ‘Environmental Police’
After Rao, Indian Army Chief here, more to follow
Broadcasting Authority soon to be a reality
UNP vows to expel members who support Constitutional amendments
Budding dancers end up in brothels
Monitor guardians of children, NCPA tells parents
Veteran SLFP stalwart cremated
Why we rose to the occasion -- Guest Column By Rauff Hakkem
Re-electing the President is not undemocratic
Life without water for 200 villagers
I have no reason to lie: Ariyawathie
Fireworks at Capri Club’s special meeting
Proposed Constitutional changes not in the national interest, says OPA
Jaffna fishermen complain of intrusion by Indians
Political Column
Throne set for King Mahendra
5th Column
Don’t believe that we believe you
The Economic Analysis
Tourism on the move: Don’t kill geese that lay golden eggs
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Oh, what a circus, what a show…
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Not to court, but to Singapore
Column by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
The 18th Amendment- and other travesties of our time
Tony Blair memoirs a sales sensation
The Great American Tea Party: God in rich man’s agenda
Democrats face grim election prospects
Carla Bruni and sex scandals
Embattled UN Chief on charm offensive
In the heart of Somali piratedom
Smoking baby kicks the habit
Russians urged to smoke, drink more
Widespread devastation, but none hurt in 7.0 NZ quake
Bomb kills 54 in Pak, Taliban threatens US
Radical Islam is world's greatest threat: Blair
Korean minister resigns after nepotism row
Threefold drilling effort to reach trapped Chilean miners
  Business Times
Laugfs smiles with Rs. 2.5 bln IPO
GSP-affected apparel exporters to get relief
Second stage of repayment to Ceylinco Shriram depositors soon
Two banks - BOC, ComBank refused broking licences
Oil drilling in Sri Lanka amidst imminent sale of Cairn India
Fancy wearing this!
Comment - Bank making big profits: At what cost?
Feature - Mobile payments: Central Bank guidelines should not kill innovations
Feature - Sri Lanka Tourism – Beyond number crunching
Warranties:Biggest problem for local PC buyers
SOLD: MTV documentary on human trafficking
Importance of operating business websites in Sinhala and Tamil emphasised
Ferrero appoints Delmege Distributors (Pvt) Ltd
Market on the upward trend as traders anticipate price band lift
Listed firms overvalued ; time to take the chips off the table
Rising market cap – Are we seeing the real picture?
India’s Mahindra & Mahindra acquires South Korea’s Ssangyong Motors
Cost reduction/alternate energy way forward for ceramics industry: Expert
CIC gets agency for Stand-up Wheel Chairs in Sri Lanka
SLT commissions Jaffna leg of A9 optical fibre cable
Chinese and Indian companies dominate Sri Lanka’s mega project business
More from Motorola
Sri Lanka is a 'Cinderella' Story: Fund Manager
Singapore Informatics awarded CISI training provider status
Sri Lankan migrant workers policies praised by Bangladeshi team
SL banks charge high interest rates for 'enormous' profits
LOLC bullish on green power
SriLankan Airlines reduces loss, prepares for the future
HSBC Sri Lanka among world’s Best Internet Banks in Asia: Magazine
Poverty reduction in most parts of the country: CEPA
Lanka Tiles factory back in action
Harvard to enhance intellectual capital in Sri Lanka
Banks report top profits while depositor interests are cut
Acuity bullish on corporate finance/investment in SA
Don’t mop up Jaffna deposits
Large number of participants at Young Spikes contest 2010
Computers: Once only from the US, now all over the world
Janashakthi claims top spot in insurance sector
Passionate champion of small farmers and big ideas
Huge presence by China at Gem and Jewellery exhibition
North-East farmers to play bigger role in development : Deputy Minister
Hail Caesar
Match fixing – cloud over Lankans
Buddika takes trophy down South
Professional young brood and the dark alleys
SL to meet defending champions Korea
The young ones taking up the challenge
Sri Lanka set to climb the ICC ODI ladder
Aziz impressed with the Lankan squash standard
Air Force fly high in Champions League
All Island Snooker Championship to start soon
Easy for Joes
The Gajaba Supercross on September 26
Why is Asgiriya Stadium ignored?
Dhanushka leads team through the gateway
It was easy for South Africa ‘A’
Quarter finalists found
Binura and Gihan favoured for Junior Nationals
Defence Services Games Ceremonially Opened
Colts Women’s emerge champions
Under 23 Inter-Provincial takes off this month
CCC School will lookout for the title
Amritha wears the triple crown
Indians have a better clout
HNB ‘B’ by 56 runs
Navy by a whisker
No wins in Champions League
Pacie Janodha puts Chilaw Marians on top
New Zealand: Exploring vistas in Higher Education
Sulochana makes her country proud
Join Imperial College for CIMA Certificate Level
My memories of ‘WYCHERLEY’
Welcome to NASA… your professional partner in Higher Education
Transforming A/L disappointment into success with Monash College
Successful employment through university education
Lean tools to cut waste Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Importance of Customer Care as a cultural imperative
Tiara offers study in Singapore with a quality hospitality school
Microsoft recognizes Net Assist with Best Learning Solutions Partner Winner
After A/Ls become a qualified Quantity Surveyor
New government and Australian migration
3WGE University Application Day
Photographic Society of Sri Lanka continues its mission
ACHE ties up with Guangzhou Civil Aviation College, China
ESOFT - Sri Lanka's only Accredited course provider for BCS
AOD designers make Sri Lanka proud at Italian Fashion Show
Holmesglen: A leader in Vocational Education
Free Hold
BoC records outstanding 6 month results
BoC and Rehabilitation Authority launch concessionary Loan Scheme
Sifani selected overall winner of the National Award 2010 at the 20th FACETS 2010
Rainbow pages make available business and useful information at fingertips
DPMC introduces the model of perfection - the Platina BM 125
Elcardo industries honourned with the best exhibitor award by INCO
Sampath bank extends services to Kekirawa
Coffee Bean launches new outlet at World Trade Centre
Nivasie Developers gears towards eco friendly concepts

Something fishy adds to Wilpattu’s woes
Together again
Loris eyes extracted by fire -- Letter to the editor
Massacre of the voiceless and shame of a nation -- Letter to the editor
Ariyawathie saga: Is it a case of Munchausen’s Syndrome? -- Letter to the editor
Trinitians salute a role model on and off the field -- Appreciation
A sincere friend and livewire at gatherings -- Appreciation
Patriot who worked tirelessly to protect the Buddha Sasana -- Appreciation
Good luck to baby Shivanka as he takes wing to Chennai
A special school that has special needs
Ramadhan – A time to reflect and re-affirm
The return of the antiques
Phoenix shows its creative side
Collette here to talk on contemporary tapestry
HOPeS brings their labour of love to Colombo
Jayani ‘s exhibition of paintings
A place to dance
Remembering a man of many parts Tissa Abeysekera
Reading the unread graffiti
Delon and his group to tackle three big names
Visha’s pupils in step with tradition and modernity
At the cutting edge of public debates
Five faces for a full house and launcher of a thousand ships
Lecture on awareness of strokes at NSAL AGM today
From Japan: A peace voyage sets sail
Research papers called for National Conference on Buddhist Studies
Lankan Muslim scholar on lecture tour of Canada
A rare book on snakes
Designer wear on sale
People and events
Magazine Articles
Continuing a legacy of music
Return of the wacky world of ‘Bengal Bungalow’!
Shyam to give new face to GLF
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Young mathematicians make Lanka proud
Keeping up with the covers
Building bridges
Bulk SMSing
A pseudo - intelligent question on the afterlife
For peace and change
TV Times Articles
Jazz Fest at the MLH
Anarkalli Akarsha in 3D glory on Prime TV’s ‘Celeb Chat’
Unchained melodies of Nalini
Soul Funk Sunday at Park Street Mews
The Fab Beatles in town
Film workshop for young Asians
Miami Beach Club Party in Mount
Hollywood love begins in Lanka
Win more with ‘Step Up 3D’ at the Liberty
“Angel-A” at AF Kotte
‘Piranha attacks soon in MC
‘Detective’ at double-cross
‘Vidhu’ out in December
Tamil Filmmaking workshop in the North and East
Funday Times
The oppression of the Christians
Making 'house' patterns from matches
South America -- Geography
My weird glasses -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Toque Macaque (Macaca sinica)
Legend of the Pony’s Tears
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