ICRC chief weeps
Maryse Limonar, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sub delegation in Vavuniya couldn't hide her feelings at a ceremony where her organization was distributing 400 two-wheel tractors to villagers in the Mullaitivu and Vavuniya districts . She walked to the rear of an ICRC vehicle and cried after a minister allegedly overruled the list of beneficiaries the ICRC had chosen. ICRC officials allege that the minister distributed the tractors to people of his choice.
Luxury hotel and apartments on Army sports grounds

The Army grounds adjoining the Galle Face Green will be the site for an upmarket luxury hotel and apartment complex, the Cabinet has decided.

Move to scrap visa facility shocks travel trade

The Government and the travel trade are locked in a battle over the decision to scrap on arrival visas for foreign visitors to Sri Lanka. Immigration and Emigration Controller of Chulananda Perera told the Sunday Times yesterday the facility afforded to visitors from 83 countries would be scrapped.

JR, Premadasa betrayed the country- Pillayan
Health Minister vows to bust drug mafia
Sex book in controversy
No pilots, no flights
Fate of 13 abducted Lankans still uncertain
New York pro-bicycle law honours Lankan ex-UN official
Six Ruhunu students suspended
The best of the best, promises BNS
For those of you who have been awaiting a chance to have a bit of music, fun and excitement, it’s time once again to rock to the pulsating rhythms of Bathiya and Santhush better known as B N S as they take the stage to present an electrifying concert on October 30 at St. Joseph’s College Sports Complex.
Golden Key depositors to wait longer
Aggrieved depositors of the failed Golden Key (GK) Co, which triggered many collapses across Sri Lanka’s finance company sector nearly two years back, will have to wait longer for their money despite reports this week that the formation of a new company could end their problems.
Sex, lies and pomegranate juice focus of US legal battle
If the claims are to be believed, pomegranate juice can change your life, preventing prostate and breast cancer, protecting against heart disease and even alleviating erectile dysfunction. Could it be the elixir from the original fruit of the Garden of Eden? No, says the US Federal Trade Commission, which is suing the California group POM Wonderful for making "false and unsubstantiated claims" about its products.
ANC students visit Public Bank Berhad in Malaysia
The students of the Business Club of American National College (ANC) in Colombo visited top 5 corporates in Malaysia on a study tour. This tour was initiated by the college in order to give its business students an insight into the TOP 5 companies in Malaysia. Public Bank Berhad was ranked as one of the top notch corporates. The students were accorded a half day tour of Menara Public Bank, the headquarters located adjacent to the Petronas Twin Towers .

Learning from Manju
Eleven years ago, Manju Wanniarachchi was a lost soul. It was the 8th SAF Games, and Manju had lost the Bantamweight final on the count, that he felt something was woefully wrong, as not only he, but the people gathered by the ring knew that it was a false call.



Education: The agony and the answers

The verdict is in. The fears and concerns of children, parents, teachers and educationists have been justified. They are no longer speculation to be dismissed lightly. School education including the curriculum and the syllabi is too vast. A huge 3.9 million children in the age group five plus to 19 years, from Grade 1 to the Advanced Level cannot cope.

MR confident of winning LG polls -- Political Column
He told cabinet ministers last Wednesday night he was most impressed with the work carried out in the north. He said those responsible deserved credit for this remarkable progress. Though he did not mention names, it became clear he was commenting on a multitude of projects under Uthuru Vasanthaya (Northern Resurgence). Spearheading the programme is Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Sweet logic and commissions of inquiry -- Focus on Rights

The sweetly logical and more than faintly aggrieved protestations that we hear from government spokespersons, including in particular, the Minister of External Affairs, implore us to give Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission the benefit of the doubt rather than prejudge it unfairly.

The Cardinal from Polgahawela

Only the second Sri Lankan to be nominated to the College of Cardinals of the Catholic Church worldwide, 45 years after Thomas Cardinal Cooray, the Most Rev. Dr. Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo is one whose heart is very much with the poor and downtrodden. His elevation as a Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI was announced by the Vatican on October 20.

Sri Lanka's biggest river basin development project
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.



Luxury hotel and apartments on Army sports grounds
Move to scrap visa facility shocks travel trade
Sex book in controversy
No pilots, no flights
Fate of 13 abducted Lankans still uncertain
Pakistani President here next month
Six Ruhunu students suspended
Six lapsed Bills reintroduced for ratification in Parliament
Lanka to share with nations its experience of fight against terror
JR, Premadasa betrayed the country- Pillayan
Health Minister vows to bust drug mafia
Police hunt for 2 more kidnappers
New York pro-bicycle law honours Lankan ex-UN official
Narcotics police swoop on schools
State of tension across campuses
Earth’s Biodiversity in peril
Northern railway on track with Indian aid
Ex-Minister passes away
Kandy gets night bazaar
Pol mess as prices go nuts
Political Column
MR confident of winning LG polls
5th Column
Oh dear, apologies are so dear!
The Economic Analysis
The economy and the stock market performance
Some are more equal than others!
Focus on Rights
Sweet logic and commissions of inquiry
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Twists and turns in Deputy Minister's incident
From the Sidelines
GL takes on the world
  Times 2
WikiLeaks war files expose torture and civilian killings
Haiti battles cholera epidemic, 200 dead
Taiwan rescuers search for missing as ‘Megi’ hits China
Britain releases secret papers confirming Kelly suicide
Message which brought hope now copyright of Chile miner
Austen's “polished prose” not so polished - academic
Runway unveiled for world's first 'tourist' spaceship
After 500 years Bolivian silver mountain risks collapse
Sex, lies and pomegranate juice focus of US legal battle
How murder exposed Saudi prince's homosexual life
Ancient galaxy is more than 13 billion light years away
4,000-year-old priest's tomb unearthed in Egypt
China wants Summer Palace relics returned, 150 years on
The other Asia
The dark side of defending freedom
'Catholic pub' opens in historic Rome crypt
  Business Times
Golden Key depositors to wait longer
Finally: Indictments against Kotelawala, Sicille
Sierra Construction to go public
LOLC shortlists 3-hopefuls to manage Confifi
Laugfs IPO launch fell on “2010-2010”
Sri Lankan cultural show big tourist draw
Comment - Justice finally for GK depositors
Critique on pro-poor growth and economic growth in Sri Lanka
Share market bear run only temporary : analysts
Cairn factor in Sri Lanka’s bid to strike oil
Budding South Asian economists meet in Colombo next month
Firms slow to issue warrants after legislation
India’s Tata donates $50 mln to Harvard Business School
'Substantial' FDI a must to double per capita income : Top economist
Business Club discussion on ‘Understanding your Customer’
Ceylon Oxygen gets new owners
LOLC Micro Credit opens its 50th Isuru Diriya Centre
SLT leapfrogs into modern telecom world with strong broadband backbone
Turquoise says has world’s fastest trading platform
Coaching for excellence
Investment world will miss two famous economists
Durra compressed paddy straw panels as building material
Sri Lanka looks at APTA as entry route into China, South Korea
SLIM delegates shine at Philippines National Marketing Conference
Sri Lanka’s budget key step towards credible reforms: IMF
Inflation to remain subdued in coming months: CB
Chartered Accountants' Week starts Monday
Competing against others vs. competing against you
GSK grant enables exam guide for students
SriLankan Airlines celebrates employee loyalty
Aitken Spence Printing makes technology enhancements
Ceylinco firms to go public
The Finance Company 'back on its feet'
Asian Paints to expand in SL
Colombo Pharmacy PLC joins ERI family
SL to invite foreign universities to open units
Airtel launches services in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar
Farmers’ Club holds first Annual General Meeting
Taxi phone numbers, rail timetables SMS ‘apps’ developed via appzone.lk
'Fast and furious' pace for SL in coming years: Cabraal
Reefcomber makes its first big tourism property purchase
New Samsung aircons target 10% of market in 2010
Need to widen Sri Lanka’s tax base has been emphasized
CCC strengthens relationship with South Africa
Education: The agony and the answers
Learning from Manju
The Tigers are on the prowl
Those record breaking rugby toddlers
National Sports Festival in Kandy from Oct 30 to Nov 1
New coaching technology for SLC Coaching Staff
Aney is it true ?
Brilliant clash at Super Beach today
A close game expected at Royal-Thomian water-polo first leg
Anula Vidyalaya bags under 12 shuttle title
Gunner Supercross at Minneriya today
Vettel beats Webber to pole in South Korea
PCB forms anti-corruption committee: say reports
United chief - Rooney deal shows club still a force
Asif withdraws ICC suspension appeal
One way traffic at Beira Lake
Ismeth and Rohana advance to the final
A cloud over the final ODI
Royal in big win over D.S.S
Marshall magic seals N Z victory
Spinner Amila guides St. Sebastian’s to second win
Clubs up in arms against the change of cricket format
Sabri topples Jayaratne to reach U12 final
Inter Club Badminton Championship 2010
No change in dates: Mercantile Rugby 7s as scheduled
Sanga’s men rock the boat in Brisbane
ANC Sponsors - Trinity College student for Sri Lanka Basketball Federation International Tour
ANC students visit Public Bank Berhad in Malaysia
PIM Business chat : "The human side of lean management"
Haloween Night 2010 on Oct 30
Selecting a higher education institute in Sri Lanka
Kingston University offers great opportunities for Sri Lankan students
Thought Control at UTS
Taylor's University meets holistic needs of students
Making a Lean Office
IPM Graduation Ceremony 2010
A 1st at Excel World!
AIESEC Sri Lanka- National Leadership Development Seminar 2010
Prof. Lalith Gamage Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies
Teachers' Day at D.S. Senanayake College Colombo-7
Book sale & Exhibition…
Funday Times
Sri Lanka's biggest river basin development project
American Civil War 1861 - 1865 -- World History
My pen -- Poem for the week
Kids World
A broken pencil
Legend of the Pony’s Tears

The Cardinal from Polgahawela
A war veteran returns
Cruel cuts inflicted on senior citizens -- Letter to the editor
Mattakkuliya has no post office -- Letter to the editor
Kept waiting all day for NIC -- Letter to the editor
Time to take a good hard look at the Buddha Sasana -- Letter to the editor
Father regaled us with stories about his life as a loyal Richmondite -- Appreciation
The longest two years -- Appreciation
Thaaththi loved to give, and that he did with all his heart -- Appreciation
Aiya would take you into a world filled with joy -- Appreciation
Loku Amma dedicated her life to keeping us happy -- Appreciation
Many were those who benefited from his social work -- Appreciation
When little brains are filled with facts, facts and more facts
Stringing together a lifeline of colourful beads
Charming retreat in an exotic tropical garden
You may be in the wilds, but you can’t act wild
Floating Space to take on the Gaza Monologues
Druvinka’s journey of you and me
Dushy and Kihara to star at SOSL concert
Arangetram performances
Lanka’s Conscience goes to Australia
It was hot all round!
Spa Ceylon gets a splash in Japanese fashion mag
The silent crime that still looms large
A politician who wanted to live a free man in a free society
Conveying the Divine Will through language and rhythm
Insightful book on development
Buddhist reflections on death and rebirth
Weaving together a future for craftsmen and crafts
The last bus to memory-lane
A delightful abode of love and care
Safety strokes from Australian coach
Ven. Dr. Ittapana Dhammalankara Anu Nayake Maha Thera at 75
Events album
Magazine Articles
From Brothers Grimm to Disney
The best of the best, promises BNS
Brave theatre that got a little confused
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Side-splitting comedy
Creating an international platform for local designs
Royal College bags award at Inter Schools Drama competition
Girl Guides in Tsunami relief
Morality – what’s that?
TV Times Articles
Melheim Resort, Creates new destination
Summer of cinema
Wall Street: Return of Gekko
Win with ‘Wall street’
‘Chocolat’ on colonial keys
The Round-up on the tragedy of Jews
Rohan to introduce 3D
‘Ballo’ hits a century
Victoria and her throne
Sriyantha, Duleeka bag Best Sumathi Awards
Sam at GOH
Bonnie and the Crossroads are back
‘RAFOA Dinner Dance 2010’
An evening of choral music
Bhanuka Rajapakse bats on Prime TV
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