Lest we forget

As a soldier stands solemn watch, women were seen yesterday sweeping the War Memorial area for today’s Armistice or Poppy Day commemoration to remember troops who died in the two World Wars and the three decade war against the LTTE. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama

New tax amnesty for thousands of evaders

The proposed amnesty allows individuals or firms to pay previously unpaid taxes without being subject to some or all of the financial and criminal penalties that the discovery of tax evasion normally entails, a senior official of the Finance Ministry said. He said this initiative would grant people an opportunity to comply with their tax obligations vis a vis the due revenues to the country and to give them a deadline to comply with so that they may thereafter carry on as honest citizens.

Saudi King responds to plea for Rizana

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has directed officials to hold talks with the household in which a Sri Lankan female domestic is alleged to have murdered a toddler in her charge as discreet diplomatic efforts were underway to secure her release, a senior official said yesterday.

Presidential advisor slams CMC for Colombo floods
Little done to curb internet porn: TRC boss
Welikada riot: 64 cops were sent to search 2,464 prisoners
Pakistani captain assaults Lankan ship officer
Fonseka’s seat: Interim order on Nov. 18
Nothing done to minimize danger of large trees falling
Northerners are no less Sri Lankan
Psychologist hands in report on sex textbook
Starring in the next chapter of GLF
With just two months to go for the Galle Literary Festival 2011, Galle itself is gearing up for its biggest crowds ever. The list of participants attending GLF 2011 overflows with distinguished, award-winning authors from all over the world. A spotlight on Malaysia will also bring many from that region to the country.
Controversy over proposed CCC property deal
The massive Colombo Commercial Company (CCC) property development project located at a prime area in Colombo facing Beira Lake at Sir James Peiris Mawatha has run into a major controversy due to a decision to sell it to a blue chip conglomerate at a price of Rs. 8 billion without calling for public tenders.
Burma: India's bad neighbour policy
As stage-managed elections ratify the consequences of three decades of military rule in Burma, the perspective from its neighbour India may help explain why there is continued international acceptance of the country's long-ruling junta.
AUSTRALIA ……….. A Great Nation, an Amazing Destination
There is no doubt that Australia is a highly desirable place to live in. In a separate survey of 215 cities, research carried out by leading company Mercer found that Australian cities continued to rate among the highest for quality of life with criteria including; political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, transport and public services.

SLC secy says grounds will be ready to deadline
Explaining Lloyd’s visit to the country Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said “This is a customary requirement of the ICC where they send one of the match referees for an inspection before they embark on true international cricket and Clive Lloyd is in town for that purpose.

A new season begins

For the superstitious-minded, the heavens opening up on Wednesday night with a deluge that flooded Colombo and its environs, inundating the Parliament complex as well (forcing the Honourable Members of Parliament to use armour protected vehicles) may have been seen as an ill omen, having something to do with the passage of the Casinos (Special Provisions ) Law permitting the operation of casinos in the country.

What was Fonseka's plan if he won? -- Political Column
A special dais in front of the flight of steps to the Presidential Secretariat or the former parliament building, once walked by royalty and local leaders who won independence for then Ceylon, will be the cynosure of Sri Lankans on Friday, November 19.
Should we repeal the Anti-torture Act? -- Focus on Rights

When a teenager is accused of stealing a bunch of plantains to cram into his mouth, should we be surprised when he claims that he is tortured thereafter by the police who ask him to confess to the crime, to the extent that he temporarily loses the use ofhis left arm?

When the theatre of war took him to far away places

Food, water, fuel and vehicles, it was this crucial supply line that this old soldier had been an integral part of, in the theatre of war that was the Middle East, not so long ago. Now a nonagenarian, having celebrated his 92nd birthday on the 17th of last month (October), the places he has been to, the things he has seen, the duties that he has performed meticulously, flow fast and furious from his lucid memory.

The conspiracy that failed
The relatives and friends of Etkon Ralahamy were secretly conspiring. Their plan was to somehow kill Commander Veediya Bandara. They were drawing up plans for this. King Mayadunne got to know of this. He saw to it that these plans failed. The hopes of the relations of Etkon Ralahamy were proving futile. They had to give up their plans.

New tax amnesty for thousands of evaders
Presidential advisor slams CMC for Colombo floods
Saudi King responds to plea for Rizana
Suu Kyi walks out free
Batti MC members say Chief Minister assaulted them
World’s Buddhists meet in Colombo today
Little done to curb internet porn: TRC boss
Award for Poddala
Don’t panic, say health officials
Assessment of flood damage to Parliament underway
The Lionel Wendt Theatre takes centre stage
Basil  Wright’s Song of Ceylon
Defence concludes cross examination of Sunday Leader Editor
Security Forces HQ moving to Akuragoda
Psychologist hands in report on sex textbook
Chinese company dupes local traders
Nothing done to minimize danger of large trees falling
Remanded undergrads out on bail
Welikada riot: 64 cops were sent to search 2,464 prisoners
Pakistani captain assaults Lankan ship officer
Northerners are no less Sri Lankan
3 more arrests in ransom case
WANTED - Pedigreed and a nose for the job
Fonseka’s seat: Interim order on Nov. 18
It’s all about sex education, not about asking children to go have sex! -- Point of view
Gaming Bill: Let’s spin with the world -- Point of view
Political Column
What was Fonseka's plan if he won?
5th Column
It’s plain sailing now with jubilation in the air!
The Economic Analysis
Ethnic Reconciliation and Economic Development
JHU game for Casino Bill
Focus on Rights
Should we repeal the Anti-torture Act?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
High drama in the deluge
From the Sidelines
Obama in India – what was said, what wasn’t, and why
  Times 2
Suu Kyi supporters hope, pray for her freedom
Are you a daydreamer? Join the club!
Brunei's Prince Jefri battles for millions, reputation
Comatose Sharon moved to family farm
UN asks for 164 mln to fight Haiti cholera epidemic
Don't ask too much of emerging economies, says China's Hu
Medvedev says knew about Russian double agent
Ancient Rome's biggest temple re-opens
Children in war: The lost millions looking for a voice
Women in Philippines put food before sex in survey
Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital for blood clot
Burma: India's bad neighbour policy
Art attracts fish in underwater Mexican museum
Fashion designing 'my drug': Pierre Cardin
  Business Times
Controversy over proposed CCC property deal
RPC looking at acquiring rubber, palm oil land in Cambodia, Vietnam
SEC stands firm on non-credit rule in Jan.
FCCISL AGM tomorrow amidst dispute
SIMs for free!
Christmas parties in Nov.
Tea in a pod
No power cuts till 2020:Power Minister
Short-cut to development-2
Collateral free micro finance: Will the proposed Micro Finance Act kill it?
IMF advises the government to tighten its fiscal policy
Cinnamon Grand launches ‘Diabetic Menu’ on World Diabetes Day
Informatics listed as partner of ICAO
Economic growth not reflected in share market
36% fall in after tax profits for DFCC in 2Q11
Renuka Holdings post-tax group profits up 168% in 1H11
Unit Trust code to be ready by 2011
Hayleys post-tax profits up marginally in 1st half 2011
NDB Group’s Q3 profits grow significantly
High latex rubber prices hurt Dipped Products margins
United Motors Lanka Group says strong half-year performance
Hemas reports 85% 1H11 earnings growth
Major tech expansion by Dialog to cover entire Sri Lanka
‘New questions over Lanka's bid to strike oil’ -- Right of Reply
SL can one day earn 15% of GDP from BPOs
Quick approvals, better infrastructure urged as SL grows
Attracting tourists and other foreigners to Ayurvedic medicine
Aitken Spence to manage 5th Indian hotel
BSA pushes for IPR compliance through SAM
‘Sun shines’ on Sunshine Co. profits
Tea Trails become Sri Lanka’s first Relais and Chateaux resort
Caltex scholarships for automobile workers
Laugfs Gas grew faster than LPG market growth
SLT, Dialog, Singer, Abans and others to collect e-waste for CEA
Weliamuna elected to global anti-corruption Board
Strengthening BOI to spur FDI
Energy-More power play from small timers in the future
SEC’s special ‘eye’ on-line
Sri Lankan-born chef leads Canadian team at world culinary event
Milestone as SLT reaches 200,000 ADSL Broadband customers
Declining interest rates and provident fund holders -- Letter
YESL initiates Entrepreneur Education for children of the war-torn East
More banks, but industry still to operate in Jaffna
ICT4D Java World Congress starts Nov 19
MicroChem gets international accreditation
Maldives wants more tourism with Sri Lanka
Seminar on ‘Proposed Education Reforms’
Sri Lanka Design Festival 2010 to offset carbon
A new season begins
Former All Blacks skipper Tana Umanga as Guest player
Aney is It True?
Cricket main hope for medal success
Supeshala, Dinal and Rosco guide Joes to victory
Sugathadasa stadium construction halted over stalled bid
Rugby referees are not satisfied with ‘peanuts’
Prasanna looks to flex muscles more next year
No shocks at Mercantile Rugby Sevens
SLC secy says grounds will be ready to deadline
A day full of upsets
Welcome Sammy we need you here
Shaping the sevens crystal
It was raining sixes in Hong Kong
These dollies are no Molly Pitchers
Army XV for Cobra Tens
Team man Ravi has sports in his heart
Amal’s cricketing exploits were simply fantastic
Tea Traders win 20/20 thriller
Handball training in Galle
OJSC office bearers for the year 2010/11
D.S.Senanayake College stands among the best
Education Times club members to cruise in the Jetliner
3WGE: Changing your destiny, realizing your dreams…
Bradford College
Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT campus): Going beyond boundaries through quality education….!
Lean Logistics
Study abroad - a myth
Enhance your technical expertise at the- Advanced Technology Centre
CINEC goes to the Jaffna peninsula
AUSTRALIA ……….. A Great Nation, an Amazing Destination
A dream come true for the Principal of Vidura
Study in the best colleges in UK
Preston University Graduation Ceremony 2010
Funday Times
The conspiracy that failed
Colombia -- Geography
My monster -- Poem for the week
Kids World
Straight Line Graphs
Legend of the Pony’s Tears

When the theatre of war took him to far away places
Lankan astronomer’s voyage of discovery with Comet Hartley 2
Letters to the Editor
How does Lanka fare?
Probable sightings by villagers give hope
Where a fragrant breeze blows in a rich history
The ‘Casino Las Lankas’ and the games people play now!
The house that Lionel Wendt built
A reality show of a Sri Lankan district
From indigenous to modern, a four-day fashion fiesta
Cutting a brilliant figure with Swarovski
Taste the newcomers at Bayleaf
Malalasekera’s finest hour
A Buddhist path to reconciliation
Hajj pilgrimage: Highest point of serving Allah
People and events
Magazine Articles
Starring in the next chapter of GLF
Making Lanka the buzz word in IT world
Let’s go birding in the Peak
Saying hello to our jumbo friends
Adding tea and coffee to her canvas of colour
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Addictive way to stay healthy
Unique brand of theatre
On record
A feast of books
Doing something does make a difference
Promoting local creative education
What’s up Colombo
TV Times Articles
‘Panorama’ for luxury living
Haj celebrations at Galadari
Nihonbashi presents all new range of Sushi Party Sets
Belgium travel writers explore Sri Lanka
Vibrant new generation music
‘Soul Funk’ at Park Street Mews
Christmas with ‘Soul Sounds’ and ‘Voice Print’ at MLH
‘Bora Diya Pokuna’ to stir Lankan cinema
Chinese cinema in Colombo
Last week with ‘Wall Street’
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