Tight security for festival prayers
When Muslims gathered at Galle Face Green on Friday for prayers to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramazan festival), there was tight security in the area with Navy boats patrolling the sea.
Pic by M. A. Pushpakumara


President raps Police Chief, CID takes over

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has overruled his Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya and directed that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) continue with investigations into the assault on a senior official of the Department of Inland Revenue in Matara.

CMC out? New Authority under Defence Ministry

A Development Authority is to be set up for the City of Colombo. The move may see the abolition of the centuries-old Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and the proposed statutory authority being vested with all functions now being exercised by the CMC.

Beijing Lanka’s biggest aid giver
Disturbers of the peace, watch out
President needs support of all to ‘deliver the goods’ – Basil
In search of a mini bungalow, shrouded in major controversy -- theSundayTimes INSIGHT
Mangala takes responsibility for anti-18th Amendment posters
Rights of the Child: Top team from Sri Lanka to Geneva
Capri imbroglio worsens
Dynamic dancer who loves tradition
From a framed photograph on the wall, a benevolent Chitrasena looks on as his legacy is given new life. On either side mirrors reflect two lines of dancers clad in unrelieved black. Foremost among them is Chitrasena’s daughter Upeka, who in recent decades has been the company’s prized soloist.
2011 budget preparation underway, 6.6% deficit seen
With the budget deficit projected at 6.6 % of GDP in 2011 from projected 9.9% in 2010, preliminary work on the preparation of the 2011 annual budget estimates is now underway. Letters have already been sent by Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara to all Secretaries .....
Can Russia be great?
In the 1950s, many Americans feared that the Soviet Union would surpass the United States as the world's leading power. The Soviet Union had the world's largest territory, the third largest population, and the second largest economy, and it produced more oil and gas than Saudi Arabia.
Sri Lankan school in Qatar hits a blank wall
The Stafford International School in Doha, State of Qatar is the only school that caters to the educational needs of Sri Lankan expatriate workers in Qatar.

Post-World-Cup schedule busier than ever
On the completion of the next World Cup which will be played in the Indian subcontinent in February and the Indian-based IPL following that, the Lankan cricketers will have two back-to-back crunch battles with England and Australia, according to the 2011 edition of the Lankan tour itinerary.



Where do we go from here

And so, the Government passed sweeping albeit controversial Constitutional amendments at the speed of greased lightning this week.The Supreme Court in a determination to the Speaker said the amendments did not require a referendum of the people, and that all that was needed was two-thirds of the votes in the 225-member Parliament. While the ultimate findings may not have differed, one might have wished that a fuller bench of the country's apex court went into the matter.

Democracy at crossroads -- Political Column
"It's a victory for all our MPs and those who backed them," declared a jubilant President Mahinda Rajapaksa when his ministers joined him for the weekly cabinet meeting last Wednesday night. All of them drove to 'Temple Trees', straight from Parliament where more than a two-thirds majority approved the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.
Oh, democracy- my heart aches for you! -- 5th Column

The report: the travel diary of a tourist travelling around the country, accompanied by his local guide. As I board the aircraft of RajAir, I am struck by the hospitality of the smiling stewardesses and their peculiar uniform: a sari with a dark maroon coloured sash worn around it. As I travel the country later, I realize that the maroon coloured sash has become a way of life in this part of the world.

The things that can happen to one!

There was this grand-uncle of ours who had a reputation as an accurate reader of palms. We young ones would beg of him, “Uncle Sonny, please look at my palm and tell me what you see.” One day he did take a look at my outstretched hand and the first thing he said was, “You will have seven children.”

Central Bank celebrates 60th anniversary
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka – the 'bank of banks' – is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Established in 1950, the Central Bank is responsible for the issue of currency and for the country's monetary policy which includes setting interest rates as well as supervising commercial banks and other financial institutions like finance companies.


Sathosa Motors leads the commercial truck market
With the reduction in Excise Duty there has been a tremendous increase in government revenue due to the increase in vehicle imports. Also the once almost lifeless vehicle industry is once again fast becoming a lucrative business where aspirations are currently at an all time high.


President raps Police Chief, CID takes over
CMC out? New Authority under Defence Ministry
Beijing Lanka’s biggest aid giver
Tax-free bonanza for Indian power project
China fiasco among charges against GL
Balance of power
Capri imbroglio worsens
Price increase soon in flour based products
Gota,military top brass go to China
IIFA tamasha costs State dearly
Disturbers of the peace, watch out
What price Haj pilgrimage?
Police nab petty thieves at Nallur festival
Voter registration delayed, complaints rise
Rs. 1.2 billion spent on aquaculture, but little to show for it
President needs support of all to ‘deliver the goods’ – Basil
Lanka among world’s most giving nations
Intl. rights groups invited before LLRC
US sees erosion of democracy
Timber merchant dies, mother injured as gunman opens fire in their shop
Rights of the Child: Top team from Sri Lanka to Geneva
Parliament SG first beneficiary of 18th Amendment
In search of a mini bungalow, shrouded in major controversy -- theSundayTimes INSIGHT
Mangala takes responsibility for anti-18th Amendment posters
Political Column
Democracy at crossroads
5th Column
Oh, democracy- my heart aches for you!
The Economic Analysis
Missing opportunities for economic development
Lots of sound, little substance in a farce of a debate
Focus on Rights
Our death chant for democracy
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Talatha's storm in Ranil's coffee cup
Column by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
18th Amendment: Legitimizing a culture of “Hondamai Sir?”
US marks 9/11 terror amid Quran tensions
Musharraf eyes Pak presidency
Rudd gets foreign minister job
I was misinterpreted on Cuban model not working, says Castro
England's Catholic leader cannot forgive abusers in denial
Britney denies former bodyguard’s sexual harassment lawsuit
More than a pretty face for Pakistan
Can Russia be great?
WWII knicker-spy Margery Booth photos to be auctioned
The sexually abused dancing boys of Afghanistan
Churchill to blame for Indian famine that killed millions- book
Running out of water is running out of time
Multinationals’ land grab in poor countries
  Business Times
2011 budget preparation underway, 6.6% deficit seen
Now there’s peace, Coffee anyone?
World leaders discuss jobs crisis in Oslo
SEC goes after manipulators
Lanka Tiles to get Walltile’s machinery
Bankers welcome minimum capital hike by regulator
Shell Gas to be state-owned but managed privately
CMC way of tackling the dengue menace?
Comment -- Business of democracy in Sri Lanka
Feature - Sri Lankan exports need a major makeover – urgently!
Feature - Sri Lanka Tourism –Exploring new options
Sampath Bank opens Keselwatte branch
210,000 PCs sold locally every year
Overcome garment quota restrictions by adding value to products:Amalean
Rohit Khosla, new Area Director at Taj Hotels, Sri Lanka
Fun at work? Helps overcome boredom, improves productivity
SL becoming known for its cost effective lab services
Industry views on CBSL's draft mobile banking guidelines
NRFC investors face lean years ahead
Tourism entrepreneurs cry foul over shoddy treatment by authorities
CCI urges government to suspend withdrawal of tax incentives on foreign investment
BoC rolls out a special loan scheme for businessmen in the North
20 volunteers from IBM in SL this year
Ogilvy Ad veterans of the world in Sri Lanka as Phoenix Ogilvy hosts 'Adchamps'
Financial sector needs to adjust to changes:Central Bank
Low grown tea firms to record profits
Show must go on regardless of price curbs
CSE to increase server capacity
CSE slaps immediate disclosures rule
Fast cash hunters shift from banks, finance firms to CSE
Finance firms to boom but lending prudence advised
Creating graduates who are employable for all including the private sector
MphasiS Lanka to enter into a contract with a multinational firm soon
Commercial Bank donates CTG machine to Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital
Sri Lankan artisans double their efforts in making jewellery with glimmer and glitter
Jaffna Open Forum takes off, looks at development in the North
5.3 mln jobs may have been affected by Pakistan floods
People's Leasing to import 1000 buses through Ashok Leyland, India
Where do we go from here
Post-World-Cup schedule busier than ever
Vaas says he was never approached
Skipper Chamod and Nuwan rescue Thomians
The un-fixing of match-fixing
TChampion’s League – the league to be in
Thinking in ‘Sevens’ terms
Bens crush Annites to enter final
Taking the basics to Jaffna
Kaushal and Thilina frustrate Pakistan
Gunasena to head Volleyball selection Committee
Kumara Dharmasena’s father passes away
Bens runaway with 99-61 win over Don Bosco
Quarter finalists found
Running along memory lane
St. Eugene’s Basketball tournament in October
Young female spikers to compete in Vietnam
Boxers Anusha and Nilimini progress
Bishops and S. Thomas’ win U-16 championships
Four day athletic camp in the north
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
Union Assurance-the 1st Insurer to win CNCI Achiever Award
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf opens new outlet in the World Trade Centre
DMS Electronics provides Sri Lanka's First HP Converged Infrastructure Solution for IFS
Rainbow pages make available business and useful information at fingertips
“Prime Alankara” offers truly beautiful way of living
Sathosa Motors leads the commercial truck market
Swim Holdings - the masters of high quality swimming pools

The things that can happen to one!
Baby Shivanka: Getting ready for transplant
Barbarous acts of cruelty to animals in the name of the gods -- Letter to the editor
Lanka’s tourist treats are largely daytime affairs -- Letter to the editor
A nod to ‘Toddy Minister’ -- Letter to the editor
He lives in the hearts of the people of Harispattuwa -- Appreciation
The aroma of virtue of a good man spreads everywhere -- Appreciation
Ammi was the ‘English Literature Teacher’ to a generation of students -- Appreciation
A Christian life dedicated to giving – as teacher, parent, parishioner and good citizen -- Appreciation
There’s no looking back for these children
Where oh where is the majestic ‘Raja’ of Uda Walawe?
Sprawling luxury amidst the fields
When music ‘sang’ at the hands of Tanya at St Martin-in-the-Fields
A love affair with Sri Lanka in pictures
An artist with a message for modern society
The Suicide Club - shooting the death of the Plantation Raj
Ira Handa Yata: A flawed jewel
Heralding a new chapter of a country stepping into the future
Remembering India’s literary giant
A tribute to old school
Learning language to build bridges
Memories of Mattala: Where I learnt the true meaning of the word motherland
Tsar wars: The empire strikes back– will the jaded return with a bang?
Getting to know the country, people and culture, all in a tuk-tuk
Magazine Articles
Dynamic dancer who loves tradition
The colours of Istanbul
Making friends, making films
A blow from the past
Neluka’s‘balancing act’
Revelations wows audiences in Indonesia
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
The quiet touch
Chop chop
Meet your matchmaker the iPhone
Colourful flair
Why I should get an iPad
Blast for action buffs
TV Times Articles
Lux Etoiles : French touch in Jaffna
‘Sangili’ soon on silver screen
WWI a gateway to seventh art
Quest for a Cat at AF Colombo
Pathetic plight of a Woman
Digital technology for local cinema
Win more with ‘Step Up 3D’ at the Liberty
‘Chill Out’ rocks Africans
When east and west collide ..... and rock!
Kandy Bash ‘Twenty 10’
Roshan Ranawana on ‘Celeb Chat’
Funday Times
Central Bank celebrates 60th anniversary
The opium wars 1830 - 1864 -- World History
Rain drops -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Right changes to left
Legend of the Pony’s Tears
The Call of the Wild
‘Super Kid’ an exclusive loyalty card for kids
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