More than 15 months after the war ended, two disabled soldiers meeting and sharing memories at Army headquarters yesterday during a ceremony to mark the 61st Army Day. Pic by Nilan Maligaspe.


Thousands of Saudi jobs at stake

Saudi Arabia which imposed a ban on Sri Lankan labour last Sunday will decide today whether to continue it – a decision which could affect some 50,000 workers, mostly housemaids, who seek employment in the kingdom annually.

No more extensions: 12,000 public servants must retire this year

The Government has decided that state-sector employees, including the security forces, will not be allowed to work beyond 60 years of age, Public Administration Minister John Seneviratne said yesterday.

3 children raped daily in Sri Lanka
President at C’wealth Games: Questions over Hambantota
Dayasiri J. counters party allegations
MR: Like JR and beyond
Leader Editor: Fonseka said he heard white flag story from third party
World’s first cinnamon museum in Matara
Spotlight turns again on human smuggling
Elephant Reach reaches to the community
Built in 2006, after tsunami, Elephant Reach Hotel is an eco getaway, a private haven within the Yala National Park buffer zone. All its comfortable chalets are well equipped with ultra modern amenities. Twenty one luxury rooms in double chalets give the nature lovers a taste of luxury living in the midst of the jungle.
Car imports in pre-Budget rush
Fearing changes in import taxes on vehicles in next month’s budget, the Customs Department with limited officials at its imports section has been swamped with around 400 to 500 applications to clear vehicles in recent days.
Students pose in lingerie for Putin
Some were bearing gifts for Vladimir Putin's 58th birthday on Thursday -- others bared their flesh. Several female journalism students from a prestigious Russian university posed in slinky lingerie for a calendar filled with warm -- sometimes steamy -- birthday greetings for the prime minister.
Bridging borders: Bringing US universities to Sri Lankan students
The ever-increasing interest amongst Sri Lankan youth to pursue their higher education abroad has brought about the now fairly common trend of professors from foreign universities coming down to Sri Lanka to educate the students on studying overseas.

Roy contends Vaas and Thilan could make the difference at the World Cup
Some cricket connoisseurs still feel that Roy Dias was at the wrong place at the wrong time. They feel – had that most elegant batsman played his initial cricket in a Test playing country he would have found a place in their national side without any hassle.


Deccan Aviation commences scheduled services ahead of air taxi operations
With tourism arrivals expected to climb to record levels this winter, the domestic airline segment is the next growth sector of the economy, travel experts predict. Deccan Aviation, the country's only privately owned domestic airline has announced the commencement of a helicopter shuttle service from the international airport in a move timed before the launch of Sri Lankan's own air taxi operations.



Democracy and duplicity

If a just, free and fair society has prevailed in the world so far, it is democracy that has played a key role in sustaining it. The essential features of democracy include representative government, judicial and media freedom, human rights and the rule of law, transparency and accountability and continuing moves towards the more equitable distribution of wealth and resources among the people.

Fonseka in jail: Confusion and conflicts -- Political Column
The success of former General Sarath Fonseka, who led troops to military defeat of Tiger guerrillas, became the strong glue that bonded major opposition political parties together. Bitter opponents for decades hugged each other in a rare display of unity. Fonseka became their celebrated presidential candidate.
Sarath Fonseka jailed – but not nailed -- From the Sidelines

The agitation to have Sarath Fonseka released seems to have acquired a momentum of its own from the moment the man was transported to the Welikada prison. The groundswell of public sympathy for the former army commander is palpable, now more than at any point before in the whole unsavoury episode, as the one-time hero is dragged down (‘like a common criminal’ as many protest) by a relentless......

Discovering Kalutara with Bradman

For a man known to many as a bureaucrat, who has led more than half his life in the public service, that too working with the most prominent political personalities in the country, this seemed rather an unusual undertaking, but the past two years he spent completing the book has been one of self-discovery and a way of occupying his time after the death of his wife.

When pigeons carried mail from place to place
Commander Veediya Bandara was silent. He did not show any signs of fear. He was not shaken but was in deep thought. Yet, after De Eka’s speech, he tried to say something. But the Portuguese leader said that he was not prepared to listen. He got up and left. Veediya Bandara was imprisoned in a dark cell. From that time onwards, he had to undergo untold suffering.



Thousands of Saudi jobs at stake
3 children raped daily in Sri Lanka
UNP annual sessions as scheduled: Ranil
No more extensions: 12,000 public servants must retire this year
Dpl. sent on French leave
President at C’wealth Games: Questions over Hambantota
No goal posts for Chinthana MDGs
Ban or big bang?
Southern harbour to receive ship next month
Dayasiri J. counters party allegations
Wheeler-dealing vehicle yard busted after several years
Poster crackdown: Opposition sees red over police green excuse
MR: Like JR and beyond
Leader Editor: Fonseka said he heard white flag story from third party
Nothing personal: UNP
Health Minister pledges to implement Bibile policy
Budget 2011: Increased Govt. expenditure to stimulate growth
World’s first cinnamon museum in Matara
Family found guilty in most child rape cases
Crisis brews over 183 Sinhala families seeking state land in Jaffna
Travellers to Africa, S. America advised to take guard against yellow fever
Lankan reptiles not for export or exploitation, says environmentalist
Resume Trinco-Mutur sea link: EPC makes plea to President
Let’s rise to the occasion
Spotlight turns again on human smuggling
Political Column
Fonseka in jail: Confusion and conflicts
5th Column
I beg your pardon – didn’t promise you rose garden
The Economic Analysis
Reforms required for realization of economic expectations
Motion that only saw more UNP woes
Focus on Rights
Keeping the democratic faith in difficult times
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Flying hints at aviation meeting
From the Sidelines
Sarath Fonseka jailed – but not nailed
Chile miners' ordeal: End in sight
Hungary village evacuated as new toxic flood 'likely'
Afghan election commission hikes number of invalid ballots
China media slam Nobel Peace Prize for dissident
Indian death video emailed by Australian police: report
29 NATO tankers torched in new attack
Print won't disappear
No 3D magic for Harry Potter movie
Britain’s Charles hails Indian slum as model for western life
Arab League gives US 'a month to save peace talks'
Students pose in lingerie for Putin
Russian spy Chapman appears at space launch
In Saudi Arabia, women fight for control of their marital fate
Debate over foreign fashion invasion in Myanmar as hemlines go up
The coffee incident
Death of matriarch lifts veil on Singapore's first family
The future of power: A networked structure
From dusty Paris flat, emerges a mystery masterpiece
Obama’s policy: It’s okay to kill US citizens
Where do captured dolphins go?
China's Great Wall crumbles as tourism soars
  Business Times
Car imports in pre-Budget rush
Long-awaited SLT restructuring plan kicks off
Ranjit Page takes charge of CT/Cargills group
Drama at CBD: Harry's HNB directorship at stake
Shell: Negotiations still on
Award-winning tour guide denied entry to UK to collect award
Colombo stockmarket will continue to ‘zoom” – BT poll reveals
Comment - Gas and the public
Feature - Annals of policy: directing capital where it’s needed most
NGJA to crack down on unauthorized and low quality jewellery business
Feature - Recruiter’s dilemma
Fitch upgrades Sri Lanka rating, sees GDP at 7 % in 2010-2012
Commercial Bank Internet Payment Gateway offers more
Sri Lanka achieves end Sept. IMF targets, 6th tranche likely in Nov-Dec.
ITI – now a recognized regional training centre for ISO Lab systems
Rewarding experience at the Sunday Times Business Club
Budget 2011 – Reduce foreign exchange controls, trade barriers
Governance key to good development and hub status
Standard Chartered appoints new CEO for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka not exploring enough potential of Pakistani markets
Mobile phone market to expand, optimism high in telecom sector
Sri Lanka promotion accompanies Sitar Concert in Brussels
Legends in Sri Lankan tourism
Nutrition awareness programme for rural school children
Memories of a former SAESM participant
Domestic SriLankan flights by year-end
Mini hydropower developers raise concerns over proposed power purchasing rates
Six Senses Ahungalla to open in 2012
Plant 2 trees instead of 1 to offset carbon emission: Prof. Munasinghe
Orange Electric lights up their lives
SriLankan Catering to list in Colombo bourse
TOYP awards
SEC price curbs still under wraps
Fitch upgrades Dialog to 'AAA(lka)', outlook stable
Watawala Plantations exports under ‘Tetley’ brand name
Sri Lanka's TFC to offer Rs 3.6 billion in shares
Reefcomber soon as Citrus Aqua
Stock news
Funday Times
When pigeons carried mail from place to place
Japan 1853 - 1913 -- Geography
The fisherman -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Higher View
Legend of the Pony’s Tears
Democracy and duplicity
Lanka confident of delivering World Cup venues on schedule
Roy contends Vaas and Thilan could make the difference at the World Cup
The drop in standard of teenage cricket in Lanka baffles Roy Dias
Madushan and Nuwan shine in drawn game
Another chance for Ambepitiya
At the helm we hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
A very…..very special innings
Maris Stella knocks off Royal to clinch schools trophy
Royal excels in volleyball
Mathew regrets honest mistake
British looking for maiden win
Taste the wilderness of the sleepy South
The Queen’s language
Super driving by Rizvi and Shafraz in Kantalai
Thirty five for Wongu Peace cup
Jain wins Int. Chess Rating contest
Susantha clinches AAC Open Snooker title
St. Eugene cager finals today
“Zahira super sixteen soccer 7’s 2010”
Trotting sisters take away trophy
Graduate Institute to transform SL as a regional knowledge hub
Wesley College presents FUSION 2010 - "Magic at the Movies" on Oct.16
National Leadership Development Seminar (NLDS) 2010 Sri Lanka
Inauguration of the 7th batch for BSc in Computing at PIBT
Swimming and Water Safety Education Skills - a must
APS - teacher training programme
Start your world recognized Monash Degree right here in Sri Lanka at ANC
Gateway sweeps the boards at Young Computer Scientist Awards
For Feb. 2011 entry to Australian Universities - meet Edlocate counsellors
Hejaazites shine at the Sri Lanka Festival of Performing Arts
Always dreamt of studying in UK?
Are you a Young Fashion Entrepreneur?
Brightzone International celebrates 'Childrens' Day'
OpenArc launches Desktop Publishing Diploma
SLIIT Matara Centre to expand academic opportunities
Opportunity at Prima Baking Training Centre
Delegation from SLIM visits Buckinghamshire New University
3WGE Australian University Application Day
SLIM Marketing Roks 2010 held at St. Thomas' College Matara
Shehan Ambepitiya - Sri Lanka's future athletic dream
Richmond champs at baseball triangular
Leading from the top
Blooming ANC Rugby
Building a healthy Sporting brood
University of Moratuwa bag inter University Rowing title for third consecutive time
Free Hold
Deccan Aviation commences scheduled services ahead of air taxi operations
Prenita Fashions 40 years in the glamour business
Sri Lanka's beauty industry gearing up to face world championship competitions
BOC takes a giant stride towards making Sri Lanka the Islamic banking hub

Discovering Kalutara with Bradman
Our rowdy Parliament is a national embarrassment -- Letter to the editor
Dehiwela flyover is a waste of money -- Letter to the editor
Power cuts hurt Jaffna citizens -- Letter to the editor
Singlish is a mockery of our noble language -- Letter to the editor
Whose conduct is disgraceful? -- Letter to the editor
We salute you as you embark on your last venture -- Appreciation
She was always there, radiating elegance and warmth -- Appreciation
Everything Mother touched turned to gold -- Appreciation
Gerry Mahaththaya was a gentle and charming person, loved by all who knew him -- Appreciation
With a twinkle in his eye he put people at ease -- Appreciation
To Thaaththa with love -- Appreciation
The search for Walawe Raja
Land clearing continues at Wilpattu
Accessibility should be a right and not a privilege
Let’s get things running faster!
The first people who walked our little isle
Just what the doctor ordered!
Get your copy of "A Tigress of Kilinochchi" autographed
The heart matters: Cutting down deaths with incisive text
Menaka and Soundarie to make music
Await something new!
The Bald Soprano in Sinhala
Another creative journey from young ones at Cora Abraham school
Hypocritical oaths and doctor’s orders
India –Sri Lanka: The many bonds then and now
Another bouquet for Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Birthday soirée for poet Anne Ranasinghe
Uniting through flowers
The heart and soul of HFC needs a helping hand
Dr. Gunaratne re-elected president of National Stroke Association
Zonta to celebrate a long journey of success
A state-of-the-art bus stand for Galle
Sound Engineering workshop
Remembering World Hospice Day
Annual scientific sessions
Scout fund-raiser: Showing the way
AGM of Burgher Association
An evening of music and literature
Magazine Articles
Power of a painter and his paintings
Tonight’s the night for some choral greats
Adisham: Shrouded in mist and history
Meet Yala's new cubs
Smokie to bring back super hits of ‘70s and ‘80s
A night of Familian talent
Heritage lives on in his canvas
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Keeping it spotless
What makes the iPod still special
CIS emerge victorious at SLMUN 2010
Designers moving towards sustainability
iPhone competitors to watch out for
All’s well that ends well
A few ‘Handz’ making a big difference
TV Times Articles
Elephant Reach reaches to the community
Flavours of Vietnam at the Cinnamon Grand
Splendours of the sea at Cinnamon Lakeside
When the Sebs go dancing on ….
Upeka takes centre stage on Prime TV’s ‘CELEB CHAT’
Jazz at the Mount 2010 at MLH
Hungary brings Hope of Freedom
‘We are Family’ is the latest film for the TVT- EAP Movie Quiz.
New Movies at American Center
The Child at AF Kotte
A solitary man and a girl
The Anna Cross at RC
Robot follows love story
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