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BOI hangs in balance till Budget

The Board of Investment (BOI), Sri Lanka’s premier investment promotion agency is in a state of limbo after officials were instructed not to proceed with new investment project proposals in eight sectors until the presentation of the budget on November 22, highly-placed government sources said.

Billboards to come under Defence Ministry

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.

Prince Charles pleads for Rizana
SMS alert at Korean exam
Defending public display of staff privacy -- ICRC right of reply
SL rep to Saudis: Extend visa over-stayers’ amnesty to illegal workers
Official bungling caused derailment
Doctors at pains over male nurses inside labour room
Mega sideshow rocks reality show finale
Sri J’pura hospital in for major transfusion
Making wishes at the symbol of eternal love
“Why not visit the Taj Mahal?” suggested my Indian friend Kethan mentioning the world famous monument that is just a three to four hour drive from New Delhi. Kethan dialled the Delhi Tourism office to get me a seat on the next day’s round trip. It was over-booked but the officer finally agreed. I had to be there at the Delhi Tourism entrance sharp at 6, the next morning.
Kotelawala, GK depositors meet tomorrow
In a fresh turn of events in the Golden Key Credit Card Company (GK) saga, all its former directors including former Ceylinco Chief Lalith Kotelawala and Khavan Perera are meeting representatives of GK depositors tomorrow to find a solution to the crisis following a court ruling.
Indian doctors, foreign patients play down 'superbug' fears
Carla looked out over Mumbai from the window of a luxury hotel, the line of stitches under her ears and yellowing bruises on her cheeks partially obscured by her dark, shoulder-length hair and glasses.
Wycherley presents - "Gospel in Perfect Harmony"
Peace of mind and a sense of community belonging always arise with a common bond in religion. With "Harmony" amongst all in mind, the Christian Society of Wycherley International School organized a programme titled "Gospel in Perfect Harmony".

Manju’s fate will be known on Tuesday
The Commonwealth Games Secretariat on Friday rejected an appeal by the Lankan authorities to postpone the testing of the B Sample in Manju Wanniarachchi’s case at the 19th Commonwealth Games. The Lankan authorities had cited that the official verdict of the initial Testing was only scheduled for Saturday and they would have very little time to make a proper study of the report.



Foreign universities: Higher degree of thinking

The rumpus in the campus is hot news these days; though one might ask what's new insofar as Sri Lanka's Universities go. It is a well-known fact that obtaining a degree from a local University would normally take one to three years longer than it ought to.

Plans for MR show reign supreme -- Political Column
The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has embarked on an elaborate programme to erase the remaining scars of the separatist war that ended last year and give Sri Lanka a 'new face'. Gone are most of the Military and Police checkpoints in the City of Colombo, an eyesore that belied normalcy.
A girl dies while we stay silent -- Focus on Rights

As people in Sri Lanka and beyond pray for the stay of execution of Rizana Nafeek convicted of killing an infant in Saudi Arabia while working as a housemaid in 2005, we can only be appalled at the cruelty of a world that permits such outrages.

Five men went out to sea, only one returned…

It is a story of survival. A man adrift on the high seas for 15 weeks. He suffered great anguish in deep waters facing one calamity after another. He saw one of his mates snatched away by the merciless wind, the others on board dying a slow and painful death due to dehydration. Yet after many trials, he survived and returned to tell the tale…

It’s your own creation
Pick your free time,
You can make it a fun time.
Why don’t you juggle some words?
It could be really worth.



BOI hangs in balance till Budget
Billboards to come under Defence Ministry
Mega sideshow rocks reality show finale
Prince Charles pleads for Rizana
Will it be a case of the camel and the tent
SMS alert at Korean exam
Payment row lands Chinese worker in hospital
India’s Foreign Minister coming for 3-day visit
Both Govt. and JVP invited to world youth festival
Defending public display of staff privacy
Full-scale, islandwide war on drugs mafia
Accused faints on hearing sentence
Now, a controversial History book at international school
UNP launches Graama Charika
Lankans arrested in Thailand
SL rep to Saudis: Extend visa over-stayers’ amnesty to illegal workers
New lease of life to Death Row inmates
May all creatures be protected in Lanka
Full Bench to hear Fonseka’s appeal
Tremors in Sumatra no threat to Lanka
Sri J’pura hospital in for major transfusion
Official bungling caused derailment
Doctors at pains over male nurses inside labour room
English for official purposes recommended in 2010 report
Missing seafarer’s family awarded Rs. 10m
Philanthropist comes to the rescue of Kalugala MMV
Karuwelagaswewa –Where elephants hold sway
NCPA cries foul, CIS sees no evil
Meeting the challenges of biodiversity loss
Strive for hearts and minds of vanquished
Fire at Norochcholai: Sabotage suspected
President calls for order on campuses
Colombo to get its own tower
Banning landmines in SL could pave the way to a greener nation
Political Column
Plans for MR show reign supreme
5th Column
Amazing – a hoot goes a long way!
The Economic Analysis
Borrowed reserves do not shine: They swell debt burden
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
A girl dies while we stay silent
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Ban speaks out but bans all
From the Sidelines
‘Graama charika’ or ‘pita rata charika’ – what’s Ranil’s priority?
  Times 2
US tightens security, seeks source of bombs
Chaotic evacuation: Indonesian volcano erupts again
Body of Argentine ex-president Kirchner returns home to rest
China and Japan PMs hold informal talks at summit
The house that Ambani built
Shark attacks Australian woman
Russia denies island visit politically charged
No survivors from French helicopter crash in Antarctica
Thirty dead as ISAF repels Taliban attack on combat post
Who will rescue the rest of us?
I love life and women: Berlusconi tells critics
Tiny Pacific island in world-first personal pollution scheme
Moscow Muslims pray on sidewalks for want of mosques
'Military regime' in battle for Venezuela's beautiful prize
VIP check-in for dead Singaporeans
Winning the war in Afghanistan at $50 million per kill
British food no longer a turn-off for tourists: Survey
Libido problems 'brain not mind'
Obama's passage to India
Indian doctors, foreign patients play down 'superbug' fears
Myanmar's Tiger Girls roar despite junta's tight grip
Nepal's former king hits comeback trail
  Business Times
Kotelawala, GK depositors meet tomorrow
Selective tax holidays after the budget
French firm ‘open’ mind on Lankan fuel entry
Central Bank scrutinizes Harry J’s claims in HNB sale issue
Shell Gas deal still incomplete
PB Jayasundera to get wide administrative powers
Dust and chaos on the Galle Road
Comment - Working in the Middle East? It’s not worth it!
Feature - Potential for renewable energy in Sri Lanka
Govt. killing entrepreneurship spirit with unfair tax policies
F&G maturity default case fixed for ex-parte trial
Haycarb launches new log in new global re-positioning strategy
Sri Lanka on the map for ‘frontier’ stock markets
SL drawing a lot of foreign investment interest
Central Bank: Only a supervisor not a guarantor of deposits
National level e-waste management programme to be launched soon
Time to kick in fundamentals to the bear market
Colombo Dockyard builds second passenger ship for India
Janashakthi launches unique Sports Insurance Policy
Machinery, equipment exports see August earnings rise sharply
SriLankan launches Air Taxis
Government to formulate plan to list state entities after the budget
Only 27 of 35 finance companies are CBSL compliant
School accounts better than private sector ones
World’s largest BPO and KPO Certifications enter Sri Lanka
Hayleys launches Farmtrac 4-wheel locally
More and more companies eye the North for investment, business
Heladiv opens 10th and largest tea boutique in Beijing
Sri Lanka to tighten mobile phone regulations
MTI CEO briefs Bangladesh biz community
Fitch upholds HNB’s ‘AA-(lka)’ Stable
Investment Promotion Mission heads to Korea
JKH joins with TDG for freight forwarding
SEC ready with Share Option rules
Farmers using mobile for crop prices make more : Study
FCCISL helps 500 persons in war rehabilitation
Sri Lankan telephone directory goes electronic
CINEC awarded APAC Quality award
Virtusa supports reality TV enterprise competition
Rickmers Marine Agency Lanka gets ISO 9001 certified
One in 12 Lankans uses the Web
Dialog profits grow, cash flows improve and mobile phone subs reach 6.7 mln
Biyagama Hospital gets a facelift through Fonterra
SLT subscribers forced to pay more for telephone calls: Telecom expert
NDB Investment Bank structures largest securitisation in Sri Lanka
LEED project to help micro and small entrepreneurs in Vavuniya
Turning sand and dust into a money-spinner and a work of art
Change of stars at Burson-Marsteller
Foreign universities: Higher degree of thinking
Manju’s fate will be known on Tuesday
Rolling stones gather the moss
For the first time Lions roaring at Kangaroos
At last there is some consensus
Kim wins at the Ridgeways
S. Thomas’ hold on to first leg lead over Royal with draw
Aussies reckon Sanga and Mahela are the best
Good fare on the card
FFSL maps out strategy
Muttiah-Rajapakse combination stays strong
Trinity makes it six wins with win over St. Peter’s
Bandara and Priyadarshani give blazing start to Sports Festival
D.S Senanayake march to victory in U 13 games
Sri Lanka Ruggerites win one and lose one
Squadron Leader Sudam Kaluarchchi is no more
Gihan and Methsarani clinch double
Mercantile Hockey 7s today
Ranabima Kandy baseball champs
Wycherley presents - "Gospel in Perfect Harmony"
Fantastic new services for ANC students
Top US Chemist to visit SL
Sri Lanka's American Alumni go "Back to College"
Acapella goes INTERSCHOOL for the 1st time
Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College - (Cinec Maritime Campus) - Malabe - conferred with a Global Award
After A/L start your study in Sri Lanka @AUPP Sri Lanka Campus…….
Scholarships worth £ 4500 to study Quantity Surveying at the University of Wolverhampton
York St John University offers full scholarship for Hassan
Tiara offers low course fees for study abroad
Be wise in choosing tertiary studies overseas - Contact Edlocate
Oxford College of Business 12Month MBA Tried and Tested
ENGLISH - A pre-requisite for all purposes IELTS / TOEFL / ESOL @ PATHE Academy
MIBT a pathway to Deakin University
15th Annual Convocation of IBSL
GISM's pivotal role in national development begins:
Swimming in the sea is an impetus for Weerakkody
ANC rugby, a formidable team to be reckon with
BLC's dedication in sports bears fruit
Lankan participants' win honours at Wongu Cup
Funday Times
Guiding Light
French Guiana -- Geography
It’s your own creation -- Poem for the week
Kids World
1 kg is greater than 1 lb
Legend of the Pony’s Tears

Five men went out to sea, only one returned…
Starting over again in Jaffna
Letters to the Editor
Where Gross National Happiness is more important
Call for new biodiversity targets
Bentota of bygone days: Stagecoaches and oysters
Georges’ swirling flowing gowns
Meet Zonta’s women of tomorrow
25 years: It’s icing on the cake for Sponge
Tribute to a maestro
The young and the old she has remembered them all
Child accidents: A tragedy that need not happen
Too much excess baggage in our education
Eating fowl curry and recalling bear stories in the still of the night
Supermen and superheroes in the world of tomorrow
The beginnings: When the Wendt opened its doors
Journey of the jumbos: From ancient days, to colonial, to present
Classical arias to light favourites
Deepavali: When the light of wisdom dispels the darkness of ignorance
Zonta’s 91st anniversary
A milestone for Gemunu
A hero’s dream soon to be a reality although he’s no more
It’s time to brush up on your word power
The virtuosity of “Virtual Supports”
Few tickets left for Lions Rhythm for Vision
Magazine Articles
Making wishes at the symbol of eternal love
Our own Rehana takes on Miss California
Mouthful of heavenly chocolate!
Kohinoor, live in Sri Lanka
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Travails of travel
Boundaries of patriotism
Dramatic jostle
Journey through genres of music
Honing her craft
Design festival gearing up for graphic designers and advertisers
TV Times Articles
‘The Other Corner’: Nature at its best
‘Shake Rattle & Pour’ on Margarita Fridays
Crystals live in Concert - an evening of dance and bridal elegance
What a night !
‘Kandy Lamissi’ down memory lane on Prime TV
ETV goes island wid with Dialog
Pathiraja back with Prince Siddhartha
Win with ‘Wall Street’
‘Makarakshaya’ Moves
Obama at American Center
Challenges go to web
‘Ira Handa Yata’ screenplay out
French film at Punchi Theatre
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