Ladies First
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly sessions, though their respective husbands were unable to meet and greet, Sri Lanka’s First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa met US First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday at Stone Barns Centre for Food and Agriculture in New York.


More powers for Basil and Wimal

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has re-allocated functions of two key ministries, giving them new responsibilities. Main among them is the Ministry of Economic Development which is under Basil Rajapaksa. It has been given the added responsibility of Foreign Direct Investment development, Development of infrastructure facilities for the rural and plantation sectors and Investment Development in the private sector.

UN chief reiterates accountability issue

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s discussions with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday “focused on the need to move forward expeditiously on outstanding issues covered in their joint statement of May 2009,” an official spokesman in New York said.

Speaker, Ranil clash over PAC
UNP Youth Front gets new boost
IMF Executive Board approves another $212.5 mln to Sri Lanka
Ariyawathie is mentally stable; FEB to push for compensation
New regulations to crack down on noise-makers
Fonseka wants court martial findings quashed
The magnetism of a media magnate
‘Some like it hot, oth ers graceful’
Her hips don’t lie – Dareen Memus knows they’re the first test of a true belly dancer. Thanks to hours spent at the gym and in practice, she can make muscles (that you weren’t sure even existed, until you watch her dance) shake to the beat of the tabla. However, when she makes her first appearance of the night, her body is shrouded in a shapeless black abhaya.
Investors eager to verify future of BOI
Investors at a key investment forum in Colombo this week were eager to ascertain the status of the Board of Investment (BOI) following an exclusive Sunday Times report last week that the 32 year-old institution would be abolished and replaced with a more effective body with wider powers.
India's holy cow: Still a political hot potato
Life for 42-year-old Ashok Malik, a hardline Hindu activist who lives on the outskirts of New Delhi, is dedicated to one cause: stopping the slaughter of cows. Malik's cow protection team of 30 men is trained to chase trucks transporting cows and raid slaughter houses with the police to nab those selling beef in the Indian capital.
Business Degree (Top up) programmes at IDM affiliated campus
IDM Affiliated Campus proudly announces the launching of Business Degree programmes; B.A. (Hons) Business Management and B.A. (Hons) Marketing offered by Buckinghamshire New University - UK. The launching of the programmes was held on September 17 2010 at 6.00PM in the Grand Ballroom at Hotel Galadari, Colombo.

Cricket’s King Kekilles punish the Fourth Estate
One before the last in one segment definitely is not a huge achievement. While watching the Wayamba Xl performing at the Champions League tournament one thing was evident – the team lacked the “Musli Power” to sustain themselves. With six national cricketers in their ranks the Wayamba team played worse than an “Ehinda’s Xl’ that you often see in softball cricket. In short they did not gel.





Cheating voters by crossovers

One of the aberrations of the country's electoral system is the ability for elected representatives of the people, be they Members of Parliament or local council members, to obtain their vote from one political party and have unfettered access - a right of way as it were, often to the ruling party.

Political war over war hero -- Political Column
Around noon Thursday, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya received a telephone call. It was Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe wanting to know why Sarath Fonseka, MP was not escorted to Parliament sittings that day. He was not in Parliament on Friday too.
Disappointed! That’s what we are -- 5th Column

My dear Mahinda Maama,

I thought I must write to you even though you are in New York because I am a bit puzzled by what you have been doing in the recent days although I must admit that I have been quite surprised by your cleverness in manipulating matters to your advantage, especially regarding the eighteenth amendment.

E-Waste, The next garbage time bomb!

Remember the day you got your first television? Most probably purchased during the 1980s, is it lying around in your storeroom now? Even if you had given it away, all of these first generation TV sets have by now outlived their lifespan becoming what is now known as Electronic Waste or e-waste.

United Nations celebrate 65th Anniversary
Sixty five years ago, in 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco to draw up the Charter of the United Nations. The delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks, United States, in August-October 1944.


Government recognizes Rainbow Pages, for procurement data
Sri Lanka's Number One Business Directory popularly known as SLT RAINBOW PAGES, Subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom, has been recognized by the government as a common directory for the listing of suppliers of goods and services to all state institutions.


More powers for Basil and Wimal
UN chief reiterates accountability issue
Speaker, Ranil clash over PAC
President as god or Idi Amin: CID summons Mangala
The End-Game
UNP Youth Front gets new boost
Familiar sight in Wattala
IMF Executive Board approves another $212.5 mln to Sri Lanka
UNP urges Govt. not to scrap CMC
SWRD’s 51st death anniversary
Ariyawathie is mentally stable; FEB to push for compensation
New regulations to crack down on noise-makers
Fonseka wants court martial findings quashed
SLMA backs exam to test foreign qualified docs
President defends his brand of politics at UN
Treasure hunting group remanded till Oct. 4
The magnetism of a media magnate
LLRC hearings: Missing kith and kin main concern of northern civilians
One 5 Star hotel fails ‘Crowns’ test for food hygiene
Mervyn Silva named in AGA liquor licence complaint
Navy doc sacked while harassment case continued in Appeal Court
Anti-vice squad raids Kandy casino
The 70 million-rupee question: Why did vehicle take lonely route?
Political Column
Political war over war hero
5th Column
Disappointed! That’s what we are
The Economic Analysis
Rice for wheat: Benefits trade, farmers and nutrition
UNP united over SF, but split over to vote or not to vote for Emergency
Focus on Rights
Stealthy authoritarianism and lofty promises
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
PM's acting blunder
Column by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
Not issued with this week
China demands apology from Japan Govt.
The thrill of killing world leaders
US efforts fail to break Mideast deadlock
Plane lands in Sweden after bomb threat
Myanmar junta sees white elephant as sign of poll success
Singer and heart-throb Eddie Fisher dies at 82
Abba stops rightwing 'Mamma Pia'
Lindsay Lohan freed
China encircling India: The Great Game's back
US troops fight on despite end to combat in Iraq
India's holy cow: Still a political hot potato
Pakistanis angry after US jails scientist for 86 years
Race for Arctic oil: Russia urges resources deal
Great white sharks no cold-blooded 'Jaws'
Two new horned dinosaurs discovered
  Business Times
Investors eager to verify future of BOI
Banks in the dark over deposit insurance scheme
SEC's 'goni billa' formula still un-decoded
FCCISL members say hold AGM by Oct.
CPC gas oil deal with a UAE firm raises controversy
Toasting the Queen of England
Comment - Investments: With or without the BOI
Feature - Road to realise ‘Mahinda Chintana vision’
New forms of building construction seen at Construction Expo
Sri Lanka’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards in September
Why investors can never be completely educated
A reality check – the feedback loop
Fitch reviews Aitken Spence ratings
Sri Lanka Telecom introduces SLT QuickMeet
Sri Lanka short of trained personnel for tourism boom
Casino type trading similar to Indian bourse trends
Dankotuwa supplies John Lewis of UK
Softlogic-controlled Capital Reach joins rights issue bandwagon
Over 500 bribery cases currently pending
New plans to garner investments from New Zealand, Australia
International securities expert in SL on Tuesday
Free tickets from Emirates in travel insurance promotion
Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association grants a monthly scholarship to Shyamali
Quality of education essential: German Ambassador
Victoria's Secret Pink impressed with MAS Linea Clothing, Kandy
Indian brokerage IIFL takes IronOne Technologies’ Atrad stock market solutions
Special fund to promote and market “Ceylon Tea”
Local Taj properties to be re-branded
Nokia aims to regain smartphone market with new offers
Sri Lanka Tourism –Marketing and manpower
New BOI: Will it be a Rajapaksa-controlled unit?
Post-war recovery begins to draw foreign investor interest
Personality development issues at the Business Club
Lankan banks urged to cut interest rates on lending:CB
Shirley Jayawardane, re-elected President of Central Province Women’s Chamber
Heladiv Tea, unlocking the potential of Sri Lanka’s oldest crop
Free Hold
LRH performs over 1300 child heart surgeries free of charge , a mission impossible
An internationally recognised hospitality management course from Cross Border Academy
BoC Vishrama account launched at the Central Bus Stand
Bank of Ceylon wins the prestigious Trade Finance Award - recognized as the Best Sri Lankan Trade Bank for 2010
HNB Assurance PLC implements innovative insurance schemes
HNB Microfinance Empowers Entrepreneurship at Grassroot Level
Government recognizes Rainbow Pages, for procurement data
HNB Assurance Mid Year Awards Ceremony
BoC Vishrama brings retirement benefits for the self employed
Cheating voters by crossovers
Four top teams to vie for first Test World Cup in England
Why kill club cricket for an unproven concept
Rajans take first innings lead
Svedsen placed comfortably in Optimistic category
Dharmapala chalk up a record score of 121
Who gobbled the golden goose!
Please save Pakistan cricket
Chinthana Vidanage medal hope for Lanka in New Delhi
Saliyapura comes alive with Gajaba Supercross
Sanath, Vaas off to the Caribbean
Three wins for Gateway at Under 15 Basketball
Bishopians do well at Age Group Diving
The transformation in the 70s
Nine-new meet records established
Coaching camp Today
Jayasooriya stuns Suwaris Junior Squash Nationals
SLC move to up quality in local cricket
Pamodh: An exceptional performance
Business Degree (Top up) programmes at IDM affiliated campus
Stay East, it's where the jobs are
Business Management for after A/L students
Join the Australian workforce as a nurse assisted by Edlocate
Studying and living in UK
A Degree in Psychology after A/Levels
ZEYLAN launches maiden Islamic Finance programmes
Lean tools to cut waste
ADYAPAN 2010 enhancing higher education for Kandy students
AOD student designs innovative jewellery display units for Facets Sri Lanka 2010
Repercussions of student visa procedural changes to Australia
Dreaming of becoming an Aviation Engineering Professional?
CMA scholarships to AAT passed finalists and A/L students awaiting results
UCSC celebrates 25th Anniversary
PIBT achieves 100% pass rate with 77% 'c lasses' in the final year results in 2010
Campus Direct UK: Your door to a world of opportunities
APIIT School of Computing
PATHE student receives award for highest score for CTH - UK Exam
The very first Convocation of Aquinas College
Edexcel HND for Rs. 125,000 especially for 'After A/L Students'
SLIIT expands network to Jaffna and Bangladesh
Oxford College of Business offers Triple Accredited MBA in Sri Lanka
Funday Times
United Nations celebrate 65th Anniversary
Year of Revolution 1848 -- World History
The disastrous war -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Curved Mirrors
Legend of the Pony’s Tears
Simple Tamil
Guiding Light

E-Waste, The next garbage time bomb!
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New and old at Thihariya mosque
Executive Presidency is fine if it’s you who’s in power -- Letter to the editor
Ruination of Mattala says plenty about us -- Letter to the editor
Bouquets to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the concert organisers -- Letter to the editor
Country Roads regular Darlen passes away -- Appreciation
He made a huge contribution to agriculture and livestock development -- Appreciation
Doc with healing touch and artistic hands -- Appreciation
We’ll miss the voice and presence of our beloved Q -- Appreciation
Gentleman banker , man of integrity, wisdom and compassion -- Appreciation
A cyst that was bigger than an average baby
‘How will we survive?’
Step in for a state-of- the-art lesson in history
Modern, local look to colonial setting
September Song: A burst of promising opera
Light classical music and jazz at LC Classics III
Two friends and a shared love for art
Annual Madhu Ganga Open Troll with Ceylon Sea Anglers' Club
Chocolate Chefs at their best
Fruits of his labour: Students felicitate GDL a pioneer
Shanil Young pianist with great deal of poise and sangfroid
Pradeep enchants Melbourne
From old to the young: Getting to know the country
Exciting travelogue takes off again
From a wasteland into a wonderland?
Truly a case of the blind leading the blind
Pranic healing: Connecting between the therapist-a cartographer and the patient- a traveller
Are we caring enough for our elders?
Championship fever hits Colombo
Popular plant exhibition on again
Magazine Articles
‘Some like it hot, oth ers graceful’
Jump flies high
Anagi goes solo in ‘Amigos Para Siempre’
When robots reigned
BNS do it their way
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
More empathy than sympathy
Top tips for Chrome
Bits and bolts
‘Ravens’ at the British Council
Journey through song
Act before you think 2010
TV Times Articles
Kekunawela Jungle Lodge: Close to nature
‘Kandy Spice Food Festival 2010’
Chaminda creates ‘Tharuka’ for stars
‘Thurstan Dinner Dance 2010’
Dehiwala YMCA Members Get-Together
Heshan Unamboowe shares his success story on Prime TV’s “Celeb Chat”
‘Step mom’ with Eastern touch
Rodney back with ‘Ananthaya’
Sirasa to make Millionaires
Win movie tickets with ‘We are Family’ at the Liberty
‘Suba Saha Yasa’ goes for 5000
‘Freedom Writers’ at AC
A woman between two men
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