After the debacle in Britain, supporters rallied round President Mahinda Rajapaksa who appears to be re-inspired by the loyalty shown to him when he returned to Sri Lanka on Friday. Minister Mervyn Silva, National Flag in hand, is seen garlanding the President while Minister Wimal Weerawansa and others surround him in a show of support.

Govt. plans wide range of new laws

The Government is planning to enact several new laws next year, among them being one to introduce DNA tests to decide on parentage issues as well as provide relief to those charged in statutory rape cases.

Wheeler-deals on duty-free vehicle permits

The Inland Revenue Department’s (IRD) scheme of issuing duty concessionary motor vehicle permits for genuine tax payers maintaining tax compliance has now been tainted with malpractices at a high level, officials said.

Malini plans yoga for MPs
More rain and thunder till New Year: Met Dept
Lankans in Oxford want OU chief out
‘WikiLeaks’ revelations on Lanka under scrutiny
Playing poker with public funds
‘Seruwila’ detained after port officials board ship in Kochin
Camel milk and ostrich eggs for Lankans
Roadways are waterways and vice versa
Have a good laugh with knights and ladies closer to home
Indu Dharmasena is back with yet another rib-tickling play this holiday season. ‘Snow Knight and the Seven Chicks’, is a parody of popular fairy tales woven around the central plot of the play- which is based on the story of King Arthur.
Nestle plans Rs 8-10 bln investment, double milk output
Nestle Lanka Plc, Sri Lanka’s largest private collector of fresh milk, plans to invest between Rs 8 to 10 billion rupees in an accelerated growth plan over the next five to eight years aimed at, among other objectives, sourcing all its fresh milk requirements from Sri Lanka.
Will my breasts blow up this airplane?
Just when it seemed that America's "Homeland Security state" could not get more surreal, the United States Transportation Security Administration has rolled out a costly Scylla and Charybdis at major airports: either you accept dangerous doses of radiation and high-resolution imaging of your naked body, or, worried about the health risks of cumulative radiation, you opt out of the new full-body x-ray machines (rapidly dubbed "porno-scanners").
Wycherley International celebrates 'Navarathri'- an event of colours, lights and blessings
Wycherley International School came alive with an unveiled tradition and culture as the Hindu Society of the School celebrated "Navarathri" in the High School premises during the last week of October. The students of the School dressed in beautiful colourful traditional clothing enhanced the occasion with high spiritual atmosphere.n.

Guangzhou zero: A meaningful solution to Lanka’s sports woes
This comes as a special message to our new sports minister. Hope he is open to some advice. We at this end wish that you have arrived at this place for the long haul and not as a stop gap. Yes, Sri Lanka is a place where interims go on forever and ministers change like a snake’s outer skin. They are dumped more frequently than we buy a shirt for ourselves.

Bluff and blunder in Britain

His 'private' visit to the United Kingdom was enveloped in controversy from the beginning. What seemed like a 'burning desire' to address the Oxford Union, one of the world's oldest debating societies, established in 1823, eventually took its toll.

Oxford fiasco: Who misled the President? -- Political Column
Last Monday evening, London's Met Office issued severe weather warnings. Mostly cloudy, temperatures had hit near zero. Many couldn't go to work; some were trapped in trains for hours because the tracks were covered with snow and ice.
WikiLeaks and the shrinking of democratic space -- Focus on Rights

Leaving aside the barely voyeuristic pleasure exhibited by some regarding the WikiLeaks disclosure of more than 250,000 classified and confidential diplomatic cables sent by United States diplomats from all parts of the world, are we not overreacting just that little bit extra?

When Sirimavo made history

Five years ago in a market in China, a strange conversation is taking place. The moment Sri Lanka is mentioned, an elderly Chinese merchant, eyes lighting up, says immediately, “Bandaranaike”. The inextricable link: Sri Lanka and Bandaranaike. When the merchant is told that this is the daughter, he erupts in giggles. How could someone with short-cropped hair, wearing trousers be her daughter?

Progress over three decades amidst a war situation
“Dedicate your knowledge and wealth of mind to others. In return you will be rewarded”. These were the words of Jaffna University’s Vice Chancellor Professor S. Shanmugalingam at the annual convocation held recently. He described the Convocation as the day of achievement of knowledge and a new beginning for the graduates.



Govt. plans wide range of new laws
Wheeler-deals on duty-free vehicle permits
More rain and thunder till New Year: Met Dept
Lankans in Oxford want OU chief out
Malini plans yoga for MPs
To be As rich as oil-rich Arabs
UNP annual convention may spring a surprise
Select committee to probe pro-LTTE allegations against Jayalath
‘WikiLeaks’ revelations on Lanka under scrutiny
Foreign job body protests over not being invited
Cader escapes fine and jail term due to absence of key witness
Playing poker with public funds
Doctor kept phone close to examination bed
‘Seruwila’ detained after port officials board ship in Kochin
Kadir case: Judge visits crime scene
Camel milk and ostrich eggs for Lankans
Zardari visit further strengthens SL-Pak ties
SLMC MP jeered in Tamil Nadu
Dinamina journalist challenges interdiction
Not kicked upstairs due to doubtful loyalty: Vitharana
Senior Ministers await clarification of their exact duties
Tamil asylum seekers returning from Thailand
Housing figures in clash between MPs
Former Riviresa editor passes away
Extra stocks for festive season
Kalakiriyagama farmers mourn ruined crops
Suspension bridge in danger of collapse
Problems brewing at the Ceylon Electricity Board
Kurunegala Heart Centre vandalised
Defence Counsel raises issue over admissibility of copies as evidence
Roadways are waterways and vice versa
Rank stupidity: Birthdays and tamashas at the expense of public fund
Political Column
Oxford fiasco: Who misled the President?
5th Column
If… if… if only I had known!
The Economic Analysis
Forgetting the poor in the development process
Protest in cold London turns heat on in Parliament
Focus on Rights
WikiLeaks and the shrinking of democratic space
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
The biochemist in the Oxford mess
From the Sidelines
WikiLeaks springs no surprises on Sri Lanka
  Times 2
WikiLeaks fights to stay online as founder's arrest looms
Clinton charm falls flat with Iran minister
Obama says US winning Afghan war
ICoast's Gbagbo pressured to concede presidency
Bangladesh's Grameen denies wrongdoing
Israel inferno sweeps through villages, after killing 41
A journalist ends up in the headlines
Arsenic-munching germ redefines "life as we know it"
The rise and fall of Putinism: Russia's silent rebellion
WikiLeaks is holding US global power to account
UN a playground for spies of all political stripes
Whistleblower accuses 'cowardly' Amazon of lying
WikiLeaks moves site to Switzerland amid US fury
'Dancing' Kazakh PM unfazed by WikiLeaks revelations
Will my breasts blow up this airplane?
Treating dengue more difficult with growing obesity. Experts
Malaysia testing dengue vaccine as deaths surge
Turning over new Leaf for EV era
2010 to be among three warmest years, UN says
  Business Times
Fresh bids called for CCC property
Aitken Spence, JKH, Cargills interested in GOH
More than Rs 31 bln from IPOs/Rights Issues since war ended
Treasury control of tea cess spawns new export levy
Two mobile telcos eye Lanka Bell
Softlogic Group to buy Hotel Ceysands
Comment - Moving into another millennium
Feature - Climate change worries and challenges
Feature - CEPA talks in December: The lies will start again
Opening doors to Europe through a second residency and citizenship
Panasian Power to raise Rs.600 million through IPO
Caribean firm increases stake in Coco Lanka
What you eat is an investment issue
Communities of practice
EPF money used to bail out business cronies:CFL
Lankan delegation in Scotland on Commonwealth Games bid
Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree to reinvigorate the Joint Economic Commission
SriLankan launches expansion plans
Useful day-to-day info on mobile phones soon
Five corporate lessons from WikiLeaks
Singer Finance IPO, parent firm raises Rs 1.4 bln
New 'airtel' global identity in SL
ICASL prepares to reward best financial reporting units
FCCISL ties up with SLIM to promote new marketing programme
AA wins National Business Excellence Award 2010
Innovative fuel station by Lanka IOC at Marawila
SEC rules bring in new big business for banks, broker firms
From Sea Street to Gold Street: New Gold Centre in Colombo
Dec. 6 finals for 'Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Competition'
Intellectual property rights for agricultural development
Fitch replaces Hayleys' RWN with 'Negative'
Central Bank mulls more exchange control relaxations
Blocking NGOs from grassroots work not helping government
Post conflict optimism dropping : Study
Funday Times
Progress over three decades amidst a war situation
Italy 1833 - 1878 -- World History
The Greeting -- Poem for the week
Kids' World
A trip to Kataragama
A special tusker
Amphibian tracking
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 28
Bluff and blunder in Britain
Pot-luck selectors play safe
Guangzhou zero: A meaningful solution to Lanka’s sports woes
Lessons to learn from Carlton
Is the world order of cricket changing!
Another date with rain god
Brief in sports
World Cup tickets on sale now
Royal-Trinity boxing on Dec. 11
Legend Murali to foster rural cricketers
From Shadow coach to Down Under
12th Col Henry Olcott cricket from Dec 10 to 12
HNB does well at Merc shuttle tourney
Gateway wins Under 19 Basketball Championship
Fall of the mighty Caribbean
Asian Games debacle
Bloomfield – the cricketing treasure two feet under
Air Force injects fresh life to Sri Lankan rugby
Irish snub
Wycherley International celebrates 'Navarathri'- an event of colours, lights and blessings
Outstanding academic achievements of Gateway students
5th annual concert of Lode Star International
Cambridge Award winners of Alethea International School
Truman State enticing prospect for Sri Lankan students
Asia pacific university, offers 100% scholarships to Royal College and Lyceum International
APIIT LAW SCHOOL launches January 2011 intake
Value Analysis and Value Creation
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants
NIBM -the smart choice in Higher Education in Sri Lanka
ANC introduces the Modern Montessori International (London) to Sri Lanka
A Fast Growing Australian Accountancy Qualification for Non Accountants
Engineering after A/L 2010
Singapore Informatics 14th Graduation
Imperial College - leading the way for Financial Management
MBA as a transformational experience
Why an MBA was useful to me?
Build a stronger future at WelTec, New Zealand
Ladies' College Department of Vocational Studies International Qualifications
Imperial College - Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders in Kandy
CMA Australia Annual Workshop and Cocktail
ISS - Pathway providers for International Education
Fast track your career in Finance and Accountancy with ACCA
Knowledge First 2010
Mother's Touch!
Spread your wings with openskies
CIMA - The Next Generation Qualification opens to AAT
Roshan Jayawickrema from AIS excels at Warwick, UK

When Sirimavo made history
Letters to the Editor
The result is in holistic yoga
A shelter that cares for cancer patients
A round of applause for good old Smokie
Looking for Raja and losing Parakrama
In awe of our elephant
Lillian’s feminine spirit hits the runway in Kandy
HSBC Fashion Week 2011 to take Lanka designs to greater heights
Lanka Mahila Samiti annual craft sale
Clothes that turn each woman into a diva of her own
Wikileaks and weak leaders
A search for a kidney led them to the donor programme
A Navy for a colony
Unravelling Tangled Threads
Kala Korner
Horses for courses
People and events
Magazine Articles
Have a good laugh with knights and ladies closer to home
BurkaBondage breaks new ground in dance
Flitting together in perfect harmony and time
In love with history
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
A night of dance
Imagine education
Revisiting a favourite Christmas tale
E-Book Piracy, worth worrying about?
Run for their Lives
Savouring the season with
A new take on ‘Gaudete’
TV Times Articles
5 Star weekend family package at the CCH
‘Mirage’ and ‘Grace’ to rock Galadari
A Greener Christmas Tree at MLH
A family musical concert at Cinnamon Lakeside
The Second Fizz Gig
Thomian Blue & Black Grand SLAM
Dinesh Chandrasena … haute couture … and the stars … on ‘Celeb Chat’
‘Vidhu’, child’s hunt for value of life
‘Ganga Addara’ released


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