A police officer injured in the Karadiyanaru explosion being consoled by some of his colleagues at the Batticaloa Hospital yesterday. Pic by J. Weerasekera


BOI to be replaced by new Authority

The Board of Investment (BOI), Sri Lanka’s premier investment promotion agency, is to be abolished. It will be replaced by a new agency, which a Finance Ministry official said, would have wider powers to create a “globally competitive investment climate”.

Knuckles property: Air Chief in alleged violation of land reform laws

More startling revelations of lands acquired by Air Force Commander Roshan Gunatilleke in the Knuckles conservation zone, have emerged after the Sunday Times exposure last week. The Air Chief owns a total of 80 acres in the conservation zone in violation of the country’s land reform laws. According to the Land Reform Law, possession of more than 50 acres by a family (husband, wife and children under 18 years) is illegal.

Fonseka going to remand prison, Anoma to parliament
Who kept explosives in public place?
Warrant reissued on Lankanewsweb editor
Rape and rapine of the Range
Beruwela mourns tragic death of a child
Batti blast: Scene brings back dark days of war
Prosecuting and persecuting the war hero – General Fonseka
Bad citizens: Fond parody of society
‘Is this art or bull---t?’ begins Asgar Hussein’s short story collection, The Mirror of Paradise, in ‘A Tale of Two Artists’, a satire on the pretentions of the Colombo art scene. The reader may well ask the same question of Asgar’s writing – is this art or bull---t? While there are elements of both in these 13 stories, the truth is ultimately neither.
IMF: Keen to put Lankan economy on track
OSLO - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said this week that Sri Lanka’s financial situation hasn’t improved as fast as expected and the Fund was reconsidering (restructuring) its Stand By Arrangement (SBA) programme to help put the economy back on track.
Rockets rain as Afghans vote
A string of attacks hit Afghanistan's parliamentary election today, after the Taliban vowed to disrupt a poll that is a crucial test for the credibility of the government and security forces.
The future of adult education in Australia
As we enter this new millennium, many believe that adult learning will play a crucial role in determining individual and collective economic and social success. Indeed, there is a general view among economic and education commentators and policy makers that all countries could secure a comparative advantage and .....

Vaas and Sanath back at training
After his impressive performance for the English county Northamptonshire, Sri Lanka’s veteran seamer Chaminda Vaas -- the most successful bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan -- is training with the national squad which is preparing for the tour of Australia next month.


Pregnancy: Changing moods and shapes
To the uninitiated, the most obvious change in a pregnant woman is the appearance of a big baby bump. But a rapidly expanding waistline is only one of the changes your body will undergo through the next 37 – 42 weeks. Stretch marks? Weight gain? Heartburn?




Cleansing the city and the council

For the past fortnight, we have been writing about concerns that the country is heading towards absolute rule following the Government's decision to rush through with the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

Govt. getting stronger, UNP getting weaker -- Political Column
Barring a minor glitch, the take off from the Bandaranaike International Airport for President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday morning was smooth. The glitch came when two passengers, earlier living in the north, refused to be body searched during security checks. One, now a British passport holder yielded and another, a female chose not to take the flight.
In the making of a writ fit for a king -- 5th Column

I thought I must write to you not only because it would have been your one hundred and fourth birth anniversary had you been around still, but also because there is a lot of talk about you these days, all because of the Constitution you masterminded some thirty two years ago.

Wild Delft

The Portuguese called it Ilha das Vacas, the Dutch called it Delft. Locally it is known as Neduntivu. Situated in the Palk Straits, north-west of Jaffna, this island, famed for its wild ponies is the largest in the Palk Strait, estimated to be 4717 hectares, 8 km long and 6 km across.

Veediya Bandara is imprisoned
The Portuguese commander accompanied Veediya Bandara, to a room. The other ten Portuguese soldiers followed them. As everyone entered the room, the Portuguese soldiers closed the door of the ....


Swim Holdings - the masters of high quality swimming pools
Swim Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd., is an ICTAD registered company established in 2003. The company is a swimming pool builder and total water management provider with the necessary credentials to design and install any type of pool or spa of the highest international standards.


BOI to be replaced by new Authority
Fonseka going to remand prison, Anoma to parliament
Knuckles property: Air Chief in alleged violation of land reform laws
Who kept explosives in public place?
UN chief’s advisory panel begins work
UNPers out if they violate party constitution
Warrant reissued on Lankanewsweb editor
Rape and rapine of the Range
Deserter fails in escape bid after sentence
OPA annual sessions on Oct 1 and 2
Enraged lover sets fiancée on fire
Five year project to build 100,000 houses
Prevention activities important to combat No 2 killer disease: NSASL
Beruwela mourns tragic death of a child
Batti blast: Scene brings back dark days of war
Prosecuting and persecuting the war hero – General Fonseka
Political Column
Govt. getting stronger, UNP getting weaker
5th Column
In the making of a writ fit for a king
The Economic Analysis
Investment key to economic growth
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Fractured constitution making and our unhappy fate
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Air Farce after farce
Column by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
Till death do us party
Pope faces biggest protest yet on Britain visit
Rockets rain as Afghans vote
Chinese rise for anti-Japan rallies
Conflict, crisis and drama top UN talks bill
Another protester dies in Indian Kashmir as toll hits 100
New York battered by twin tornadoes
Women 'marry' women in Tanzania tribal custom
Lindsay Lohan fails drug test, faces jail again: Reports
Nicole Kidman to return to Broadway in 2011
Book says Carla Bruni used police files to uncover plot
'Veiling' debate divides Bangladeshi women
US still top arms supplier to developing countries
Newspaper boom in literate India
Are Cuba's communist days finally over?
After 40 years, the world's women are far more educated
How to save Millennium Development Goals
  Business Times
IMF: Keen to put Lankan economy on track
New Colombo port terminal on stream soon
SEC devises hush-hush formula to curb market volatility
Plans to regulate share market warrants
Quicker credit cards for Sri Lankans
Smart Media crowned No.1 ARC in the world
Comment - IMF, ILO and disciplined spending
Feature - Changes to the CSE listing rules effective Sept. 1
Feature - Tomorrow CHILD: Nature not nurture
CB slashes interest rates to promote dairy industry
17 Colombo food outlets to be 'crowned' for food hygiene
Aitken Spence hotels partners with environmental leader Earthcheck
Seminar on Tax, Customs and Exchange Control Law
NAC Farmer Awards 2010 presented
More broking firms add labour price pressure to incumbents
Western crisis will propel foreign funds into SL
Rating agency raises Sri Lanka’s international credit-worthiness
Colombo bourse hyped; but undervalued shares in force
Lanka's "brand image" - can it be improved?
ICICI Bank wins World Finance Awards 2010 in 3 categories
Global financial services giant Religare enters Sri Lanka through Bartleet TransCapital
Expansion of Oil Palm needs reconsideration
Sri Lanka Tourism – Pitfalls and prevention
More firefighting rather than efficiency in local IT
Janashakthi D&O Insurance to protect directors from Personal Legal Liability
Runeware organises WMWARE, Juniper Network events
BOC backing retains Fitch 'BBB(lka)' for Merchant Credit
Delmege supports renowned ‘Safe Bottle Lamp’ project
Longer time needed to attract investment to post-war Sri Lanka
Dockyard unit to undertake mega infrastructure projects
Slow progress of GK repayments raise doubts
Strategic alliance between Lake House Printers and Indian printers
Fitch affirms National Savings Bank at 'AAA(lka), stable outlook
Microsoft holds Partner Conference and Award Ceremony
Appeal Court sets date for inquiry in Seylan Bank retired employees case
Mobitel’s $30 mln investment for North-East
IMF, ILO come together to solve the global jobs crisis
Systems Integrator ETPL joins prestigious Asianux Consortium
Durdans adds new technology to Radiology Department
Changes to ease life in former conflict areas – Commission tells President
Medi Scene
The HIGHS and the LOWS of MDP
Take a GI check on Lankan food
Hello Thoracoscopy, goodbye Thoracotomy
Firm handshake link to long life
Pregnancy: Changing moods and shapes
Have you got Gastritis?
Atishoo, atishoo: It’s allergic rhinitis
Cleansing the city and the council
Vaas and Sanath back at training
Unknown Leos stun confident Sebs
Cricket’s King Kekilles punish the Fourth Estate
Coaching from the pedestal
The referee’s decision is the base and the law stands on his side
DSS ride on Savin knock in high scoring draw
D.S. Senanayake dominates the Aerobic events
Another string to Kandy sports club's Bow
Easy win for Central Provincial
Mathew Abeysinghe takes U17 100m freestyle
Dictating terms
Fazil misses a golden opportunity
Swarnamali, Anusha and Anishka shone at Bolgoda
Fast man who did twenty-five overs on the trot
Tracking our tracks of yesteryear
OWSC Sixes from September 24
Army strongman bags Mr. Sri Lanka title
Schools football kicks off on September 21
Talking of mindset
Merc Swimming on Oct 10
A Royal-Thomian tennis clash
Field force too good for undergrads
The future of adult education in Australia
Bio-medical Science: Uplift the Health Sector in Sri Lanka
Inauguration of the 14th batch for MIS and Management at NIBM
The world is their classroom
Singapore Informatics: Leading the way in innovative education
APIIT Law School - Unique, Modern and Vibrant
Rural Voices Unlimited- Communication and Leadership Project by Toastmasters District 82
Think twice before selecting your University Degree
Project Management knowledge, practice make a perfect CEO/GM
Lean tools to cut waste
AOD Graphic Design students participate in the Kyoorius Designyatra 2010 - Mumbai, India
Canada, an attractive destination for skilled workers
Institute of Professional & Skills Development brings you highly interactive workshop
NASA… Celebrating Excellence in CIMA
Lakshitha is happy selecting Australia for Tertiary Studies through Edlocate
Sri Lankan scholar tops subject at the Uni. of Melbourne
Feng Shui secrets for preventing bad luck in the bedroom
Psychology @ Metropolitan College: An in-depth outlook
International Diploma in English (ESOL)@ PATHE Academy
The Informatics Institute of Technology offers globally recognized IT degrees
Raffles Institute of Higher Education makes its presence felt in Sri Lanka
Virtual Education Fair - 2010
Free Hold
Swim Holdings - the masters of high quality swimming pools
Hemas introduces Renew permanent hair colour cream
Congress of ASA in Taipei from Sept.26-Oct. 1
Farmers breathe a sigh of relief with Bank of Ceylon's intervention

Wild Delft
A trip back to our proto history
Baby Shivanka gets first dose of immunoglobulins
Kidney transplantation: A first of its own kind
Pity the enslaved accountancy student -- Letter to the editor
Spare a thought for devotees to the Maligawa -- Letter to the editor
The forgotten grey periods in our history -- Letter to the editor
Curious about unusual palm trees -- Letter to the editor
A gentle, humane lord of the manor -- Appreciation
Sweet memories of growing up together -- Appreciation
A life of distinguished service as priest, teacher and counsellor -- Appreciation
He gave much to Kandy, including a jewel of a store -- Appreciation
The patriot who brought prosperity to Agalawatte -- Appreciation
A special child of God with an angelic voice -- Appreciation
From the streets to school and back to the streets
Heartfelt mercy mission at Karapitiya Hospital once again
Getting to know Lord Ganesh through Mahen
Bold attempt that lost its way somewhere
Top Indian archaeologist here for lecture
Old Joes to give new twist to favourite love songs
Young artist on serene journey
Stopping over for a number one roti!
Singapore styles for a cause
Click a wildlife pic on your mobile phone and send it in
'Simple Tamil' launched in simple, unique style
Managing water, averting crisis
Hop in for a ride back to the first three wheeler
Before twilight descends...
Colonial Matara: Of elephants, merchants and a land to plunder
The importance of studying physics of the ocean
Trusteeship workshop by the Weeramantry Centre
Ganhena Paliya celebrates 160 years
Events diary
Magazine Articles
Bad citizens: Fond parody of society
Nishika’s spicy designs
A journey with Randhini
Smokie ready to fire with a bang
Pictures from the wild to save the wild
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Yesterday once more
Celebrating 100 years of World Guiding
To reform or not?
Night of dance
Information you should not post on facebook
TV Times Articles
It’s dancing time in Colombo
Channa Wijewardene on Prime TV’s ‘CELEB CHAT’
The Glory of Casablanca
‘Black Magic’ at Continental
Piranha in town
Hunting for talent in new Arts
‘Makarakshaya’ moves round the country
Step Up’ on the final step
Play House presents musical plays
Police fight at AC Kotte
Wealth from a diamond
World Famous Batter Fried Dishes from Nihonbashi
SriLankan Catering takes up management of Serenediva Transit Hotel
Funday Times
Veediya Bandara is imprisoned
Venezuela -- Geography
Morning at a village -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Missing terms of an Arithmetic Progression
Legend of the Pony’s Tears
Congratulations, our Sri Lankan Math heroes -- From our Kid Reporter
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 26
We can make a difference!
Poster Competition
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