Boxing hero gives thanks at Sri Maha Bodhi
Sri Lanka’s golden boy in the ring, Manju Wanniarachchi, who won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in boxing for the country after 72 years, carrying flowers to the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura yesterday as an act of thanksgiving. Pic by Athula Bandara


Blatant abuse of visa-on-arrival

The visa-on-arrival facility extended to citizens of several countries has made Sri Lanka a safe haven for refugees, asylum seekers and menial job hunters, an investigation by the Sunday Times has revealed. The worst abuses have come from nationals of India and Pakistan.

Saudi agencies want total ban on Lankans

The Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Kingdom’s National Recruitment Committee have asked their government to impose a total ban on recruitment of workers from Sri Lanka. The decision was taken by the two bodies at a meeting in Kassam, a suburb of Riyadh.

Editor admits to mistake during defence counsel grilling
EDB tries to take sting out of reptile export controversy
Geneva to forward decision on jailing of Fonseka
Pyramid schemes flourish despite Central Bank ban
Appeal against verdict: Fonseka permitted to be present in court
Politicos block fencing of Dahaiyagala Sanctuary
Acting naturally
Championing the fight against climate change
Sulakshana Senanayake’s plan is to promote the use of CFL bulbs throughout Sri Lanka. “CFL bulbs will save electricity. Electricity on its generation emits green house gases like carbon dioxide, so using the energy efficient bulb is a step taken to fight climate change,” Sulakshana said addressing a small ceremony to launch Climate Champions 2010 on October 6.
Singapore firms to invest in SriLankan Airlines units
Top management from two top Singapore airline-related companies in which Singapore’s biggest investment arm, Temasek Holdings has major stakes, were in Colombo this week for discussions with SriLankan Airlines and government officials on investments in the local carrier and its subsidiary, officials said.
Latvia’s man shortage leaves women lost for love
Two decades after Latvia shook off Soviet communist rule, the country's women have survived the transition to capitalism better than men -- they are better educated and are less likely to die young. But a high male mortality rate means for many women, it is hard to find a partner.
'Superhacker' faces extradition
A British wanted in the United States for allegedly carrying out "the biggest military computer hack of all time" has been granted bail. Gary McKinnon, 39, of north London faces extradition over claims he gained illegal access and made alterations to 53 U.S. military and NASA computers over a 12-month period from 2001 to 2002.

This is just the beginning says Manju Wanniarachchi
Sri Lanka’s new hero Manju Wanniarachchi landed early last morning to a red carpet reception, amidst loud cheers from the crowd that had flocked to see the Commonwealth Games gold medallist.


Sex: The ups and downs
Sexuality is the biologic force that is necessary for the procreation of the human race. Sex can bring pleasure or pain, happiness or despair. Sexual stimulation is a combination of both mental and physical pleasure. The male sex organs are the penis and testis which are situated outside the body.



Nobody's child

Most people are aware of the often-quoted warning that if anyone abuses or rapes a child, it would be better for that person to be thrown in to the deepest sea with a millstone tied around his neck. It may be a cliché but it is also a time-tested truth that the hands that rocked the cradle rule the world. Sadly, in Sri Lanka today, we seem to be in a crisis where the mother, cradle, baby and all are plunging into a precipice.

UNP-JVP split makes Rajapaksa stronger -- Political Column
The venue is symbolic for many reasons. Until 1948, the British Coat of Arms adorned the top of the building signifying colonial rule. Since independence that year, the arms of the Dominion of Ceylon replaced it. In 1972, a panel board covered it with the arms of the Republic of Sri Lanka.
Government pleads for a Fonseka pardon? -- Focus on Rights

Among the more ludicrous sights that one saw this week was one government politician after another pleading that Sri Lanka’s former Army Commander or a member of his family should ask for a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The deafening volume of these calls had, at times, an air of wholly unflattering desperation about them.

The waning weave

In the little village of Kalasirigama, (formerly Henavala) in Menikhinna, in the Dumbara Valley of the Kandy district, a small group of families are engaged in their traditional craft of weaving Dumbara mats and tapestries. This age-old craft has been practised by people from the Kinnara community since the days of the Sri Lankan kings, when they enjoyed royal patronage and the craft flourished.

An unexpected battle
The armies of Kotte did not bother to survey the surroundings of Sitawaka. The chief commander, Veediya Bandara thought that King Mayadunne and his army had fled, in fear. So he too rested in comfort. In their camp, there were no people who were armed. They had all kept their weapons aside. It was midnight. All of a sudden, there was a flow of soldiers, from all sides. They began to attack.



Blatant abuse of visa-on-arrival
Saudi agencies want total ban on Lankans
Rs. 50 m. ransom: Army major arrested
UNP wants 40 percent of seats for women
Crash course schools heading for trouble
Lankans beheaded
Train smashes lorry
Geneva to forward decision on jailing of Fonseka
Clarification in today’s Business Times story
Pyramid schemes flourish despite Central Bank ban
‘Give your gold or face detention’
‘Cops knew they were assaulting mediamen’
Fr. Claver: Now he sings with the choirs of angels
Story on illegal vehicle assembly yard, Not President’s man
Police on new high against drug trade
Acting naturally
Monk leads fight against spread of liquor
An act worthy of emulation
Protesting U’grads block traffic for an hour
Mobile phone explodes blinding soldier
Appeal against verdict: Fonseka permitted to be present in court
Fonseka wants 2nd court martial verdict annulled
EDB tries to take sting out of reptile export controversy
Politicos block fencing of Dahaiyagala Sanctuary
Editor admits to mistake during defence counsel grilling
Political Column
UNP-JVP split makes Rajapaksa stronger
5th Column
Scaling the heights to reach Gold
The Economic Analysis
World’s hungry billion and Sri Lanka’s increasing malnutrition crisis
Not issued this week
Focus on Rights
Government pleads for a Fonseka pardon?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Heavy price for PR diplomacy
From the Sidelines
The Chilean rescue and lessons for Sri Lanka
  Times 2
NATO facilitating Taliban-Afghanistan talks : Petraeus
Woman becomes American citizen after living 101 years in US
Sudan rebukes UN over border buffer zone plan
U.S. backs off in currency dispute with China
Australia’s first saint : Symbol of justice for the abused
All but two Chile miners back home
France braces for further strikes and protests
Palestinians protest new Jerusalem housing plan
Turkey re-interprets Ataturk’s secularism
Zardari says Karzai told him US is behind Taliban attacks in Pakistan
Cyber warfare already here, UK spy agency chief says
Latvia’s man shortage leaves women lost for love
A challenge to the elite UNSC
The paradox of blinking and its repercussion
  Business Times
Singapore firms to invest in SriLankan Airlines units
Government to tighten belt to pay public sector salary hike
Rules easing for foreigners to invest in Sri Lanka
Host of state entities to take IPO leap
Linde Group acquires 95% stake in Ceylon Oxygen
CPC’s controversial gas oil deal with UAE firm cancelled
Leisure industry opposes removal of visa-on-arrival
Microfinance experts meet in Colombo
Concerns over target of 2.5 million tourists
Five-lane highways, congested roads
Protecting directors from personal legal liability
Investing your EPF contributions in the Colombo stockmarket
EPF amendments without proper consultations with stakeholders : Union
Simplify land acquisition for pvt sector in 2011 budget : CCC
Waking up to wedding dreams
India’s low-fare carrier enters Sri Lankan airspace
SriLankan Catering to list 20%
Largest gap between sexes in Lankan labour force participation
Call to standardize pertinent company info in annual reports
Time for derivatives in the Colombo bourse
Continuing saga of oil exploration in the Mannar basin
Overseas Realty to moot tax drop
Dialog’s Reality show for armed forces personnel
Govt. intervention in economic renaissance highlighted at the CPM conference
Seminar to mark 'World Day for Decent Work'
FCCISL gears up for 2010 Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year
Tata in housing sector in Sri Lanka
EU focuses assistance on displaced in North and East
Most Sri Lankan families can’t buy even a basic house : WB
Sleep-in-comfort soon on SriLankan Airlines
Employee surveys not conducted due to time, cost restraints
Dankotuwa organizes quality week focusing on employee participation
IMF says Sri Lankan economy shows improvement
Economy to be highlighted at Oct. 28 ICASL conference
FCCISL welcomes decision to ban metal scrap exports
BOC rating up on potential government profile
CBL commemorates National Quality Week
Neither Govt. nor private sector sought EU help to reverse GSP: Savage
Way forward towards improving agriculture
Proposed CEPA to be widely discussed by all stakeholders: Indian High Commissioner
Stop use of post-dated cheques in Sri Lanka
15 trade unions in historic move to unite Lankan workforce
Regulatory framework to standardise Sri Lanka’s higher education institutions
Trade union leader defends US GSP for Sri Lanka
Gulf Air resumes flights to Colombo
Canada keen to pursue business interests with Sri Lanka
Free Lanka plans to follow subsidiary Hydro Power Ltd’s IPO in 2011
‘Adrenalin’ Human Capital Alignment software now in Sri Lanka
Funday Times
An unexpected battle
Suriname -- Geography
A tribute -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Iron rods to repair a gate
To the Editor
Legend of the Pony’s Tears
Nobody's child
This is just the beginning says Manju Wanniarachchi
Ponder, Down Under
Decision Review System for the World Cup
Zahira home in penalty shootout
Can we bridge or why can’t we?
There is ample talent in the Indian larder
Crisis situation
The pen hold that shook the table
Padang celebrates golden jubilee
Nilufer Ibrahim to coach Trinity at Rugby
Janashakthi Squash from Oct. 23 to 30
No ball rule to blame?
Ananda in two wins
Army strongmen show muscle, rhythm and style
Dinesh highest wicket taker for Derbyshire County League
National Players go through fielding under new coach
The Commonwealth rugby sevens let down
John Keells favourites for Merc Rugby 7s
Handball expert in Sri Lanka
CH & FC emerge sevens champions
Carlton Sevens on schedule from November 27 to 29 in Colombo
Ruvindu helps Ananda begin on winning note
Hendahewa to lead Lanka TT team
Expect a ding-dong battle
St. Eugene stays at Wattala
'Superhacker' faces extradition
Knowledge of University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association spread to Jaffna
Introducing the Revolutionary Maestro Minds, Privilege Network
New Zealand Education Fair concludes successfully
ACCA Sri Lanka elects new president at AGM
TOYP 2010: Re-writing history
FGKC celebrates Annual Convocation
SLIIT commences enrolment for new student intake
"Speak Olympiad 2010" - University of Moratuwa
CIMA Convocation - more CIMA graduates to convert national ability to global capability
A visionary message to parents and students
A Parent's Hope, A Student's Dream…
Engineering after A/L 2010
Laureate hospitality education is so unique
Maximum exemptions offered by ACCA for the BSc accounting (special) degree programme
Cutting Out Waste in Service Sector
BCS Chartered Institute for IT: Producing IT graduates for over two decades
Invitad Schools Table Tennis 2010
It's only the beginning of the road for Bhanuka
Under 15 Junior National Athletic Championship for BLC
Little Manju puts Lanka on World map
Sports is fun at Asian International
Medi Scene
Typhoid spreads its tentacles
Sex: The ups and downs
Guarding against GERD
Metabolism errors: Desperately seeking remedies
9 months… finally the day arrives
Colorectal cancer: Early diagnosis the key
Blood pressure drugs at bedtime may boost effectiveness

The waning weave
Baby Shivanka undergoes stem cell therapy
How to deal with unruly elements in Parliament -- Letter to the editor
Documents processed extra fast -- Letter to the editor
Stamps: a suggestion -- Letter to the editor
Good answer to call of nature problem -- Letter to the editor
You taught me about being a man -- Appreciation
For one we love so dear -- Appreciation
Parent of two nuns and two priests, Mother was indeed a guiding light -- Appreciation
He will live on in the hearts of family, friends and Thomian fraternity -- Appreciation
His dream was to see educated and prosperous hill country Tamils -- Appreciation
Thaaththa was a wonderful family man and great provider -- Appreciation
Banker who helped poor farmers and fishermen set up as small entrepreneurs -- Appreciation
Back to roots: Quest for our local Ala - bathala
Two houses from Vishwa Parami Foundation
On a romantic voyage with two pianos and flute
A great man of the arts lives on in this DVD
From opera to local compositions: There’s something for everyone
Kala Korner
Letting their guard down on the ramp
Indian beauty here to relaunch Neutrogena products
Dive in to Maldives in a submarine
Our Big Five
Our history: Myth upon myth, legend upon legend
No business like nobody’s business
On a push cycle west of Kirindi Oya
When there are children, safety comes first
People and events
Magazine Articles
They danced all night
Bathiya N Santhush back to sing for HFC
Championing the fight against climate change
Getting to know Now with S, I and E
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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