Armed services commanders and other special invitees standing to attention as the National Anthem is played at the ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy. Pic by M.A. Pushpakumara

National Anthem only in Sinhala; Tamil version out

Sri Lanka's national anthem will remain only in Sinhala, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday. The move will mean that the current Tamil version will no longer be played at any official or state functions.

Youth delegation on South African jaunt

A specially-chartered flight loaded with some 180 passengers, mostly government politicians and youth, left Colombo on Friday night to attend an international .....

High speed internet assured within fortnight
Monsoon next week: Rain will continue
Who’s lying? Peiris or Nepal?
Oxford blunder: SL society president evades answers
Probe on PSD men’s spending spree at BIA
State granted permission for oral submissions
Building contractors jittery about use of sea sand
Wake up Oxford alumni of Sri Lanka – speak up for your country
Fascinated by honesty of letters
According to Jill Dawson “Novelists thrive on the gaps in a story, the murky places that only imagination can illuminate.” Some of her most recent books straddle the porous line between fact and fiction: her novel ‘The Great Lover’ fictionalises the life of the poet W.B. Yeats once described as ‘the handsomest young man in England.’
Sri Lanka tourism prepares for more arrivals
Bids for 10 islands at Kalpitiya as tourist resorts are being evaluated, a weekly meeting brings all state agencies together to speed up tourism-related project approvals and major changes soon to the Tourism Act 2005 to revert back to a single state tourism agency are gradually putting Sri Lanka back on the global travel map.
Pole-dancing goes pop
Pole-dancing may have started in the smoky backrooms of adult-only bars -- but now performers have lifted the velvet curtain on what they say is a sensual art form and a great workout. After modern belly-dancing took the world by storm, pole-dancing is the latest craze for women who say they do it for their own enjoyment, not that of men drooling over their fleshy curves in strip joints.
NIBM, now in Jaffna
Shattered lives of people in the northern region of the country are now regaining with lot of aspirations and needs. It is a fact that students in the region were deprived of better education and industrial exposure over the period of the past 30 years. As a result, they missed almost all opportunities created in other parts of the island and the world.

Tightrope walk to World Cup 2011
Hope that the Lankan World Cup sail does not hit any storms on its way. Yet, the way the drag points, definitely it’s not going to be smooth sailing.

Lesson in hospitality

The controversy over the President's misadventure in Britain last week is not quite over. A senior lawyer who supported to the hilt, the President's role in eliminating the LTTE has written to this newspaper on the visit aptly titled 'Learning lessons at Oxford'.

At Oxford: A high degree of conspiracy -- Political Column
It was past noon on December 1, the day when the countdown to Christmas begins. Freezing temperatures and thin sheets of ice on the streets, some covered with snow, lent the ideal storybook backdrop for a white Christmas in Britain.
Did we have to leap at Oxford’s invitation? -- Focus on Rights

Certainly, the unholy glee displayed by this government when the Oxford Union invited President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the Union for the second time around, sat oddly with its much vaunted homespun rule from Medamulana, not to mention the manifest dismissal of all things western with immediate contempt.

Getting to know the Memons

Who are the Memons? In Sri Lanka this community numbers just over 10,000. However, they are a vibrant group, keeping alive traditions they carried over as Indian immigrants, priding themselves not only on being captains of industry but on their philanthropy as well.

The tunnel that led to the prison-cell
The spies who were in the Fort of Colombo provided all the information to the Sinhala kings. Likewise, spies who were loyal to the Portuguese, who were there in Kotte and Sitawaka, did their part. They pretended to be very loyal to the Sinhala people. But without anybody’s notice, they informed the Portuguese, all the details about the Sinhala kings.


Maliban creates history with 'World's Biggest Lemon Puff Biscuit'
The House of Maliban created history by setting a new Guinness World Record by creating the world's Biggest Lemon Puff which today is the most popular lemon cream biscuit in the market at present. Maliban is the first biscuit manufacturer to achieve a such a great height from Sri Lanka.



National Anthem only in Sinhala; Tamil version out
High speed internet assured within fortnight
Youth delegation on South African jaunt
Tiger flags in London: Lanka protests to Britain
Monsoon next week: Rain will continue
Who’s lying? Peiris or Nepal?
Marx: The state will wither Away
Amidst new row, UNPers meet today
Huge crowds, Navy show extended
Oxford blunder: SL society president evades answers
President says ‘thank you’ for opening door
Govt in bid to woo foreign students
Trail of destruction as rains lash islandwide
Only invitees are welcome to UNP convention - Ranil
Major reservoirs continue to spill over
War of words over Jayalath’s London trip
Probe on PSD men’s spending spree at BIA
C’nut scrapings for whole nuts
State granted permission for oral submissions
It’s raining high prices
Farmers helpless in the face of elephantine fury
Nurses threaten further strikes, complain to ILO
Integrity Award presented to crime fighter posthumously
Building contractors jittery about use of sea sand
SC to hear further submissions on whether a Court Martial is a Court of Law
Don’t let the water run down; close the sluice gates on time
Wake up Oxford alumni of Sri Lanka – speak up for your country
Political Column
At Oxford: A high degree of conspiracy
5th Column
Blaming is so easy; convincing so difficult
The Economic Analysis
Economic policies for rapid growth
Treachery charge a red herring at debate
Focus on Rights
Did we have to leap at Oxford’s invitation?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Pottinger: The bell tolls for Lanka
From the Sidelines
Britannia waives the rules - selectively
Column By Gomin Dayasri
Learning lessons at Oxford
  Times 2
UN's message to whistleblowers:‘Kill the messenger’
WikiLeaks, Cyberwar and Assange
British rioters' royal attack sparks concerns
Worldwide demos called in support of jailed WikiLeaks chief
US envoy Holbrooke in hospital in 'critical' condition
Bernard Madoff's elder son dead in suicide
Cancun climate talks: Deal at hand but Bolivia fumes
Fire in Oslo over Liu's Nobel Peace Prize
Small daily aspirin dose 'cuts cancer risk'
Royal wedding: Kate fashion fever grips America
MP wants compulsory yoga in Indian schools
The dissident and the Mahatma: the relevance of non-violence today
Iranian movie on US in Iraq entered for Oscars
Pole-dancing goes pop
  Business Times
Sri Lanka tourism prepares for more arrivals
Court permits sale of Entrust Ltd
New headquarters for Cement Corporation
Young people spend heavily on non-essentials despite rising living costs
Lankan spice firm wins trade mark dispute against McDonalds
IMF team on review mission
Comment - Inflation, chicken and eggs
Feature - Innovation key to competitiveness, development progress
Feature - Budget and the deemed Dividend Tax
RAM assigns long-term rating of A- to Lankem Rs 500 mln debentures
Sri Lanka's poverty further decreases
SEC decisions that kill market and ruin small investors
Colombo stockbrokers want more respite
Success at the 7th annual summit of South Asian economics students’ Meet
Govt. says highest fund allocation to North in 2009-2010
System X local desktop PC launched at Rs. 46,500
Commercial Bank’s Paymaster demo attracts corporates
ABC Group joins CEA’s e-waste management project
CB Governor urges appointment of younger directors on bank boards
Large participation expected at Propack exhibition next year
$90 mln project for water, sanitation issues in Lankan conflict-affected areas
Second phase of Havelock City begins
EU, UN join hands to rebuild Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Fund now worth $2.9 million
SriLankan resumes flights to Kochi
Ferrari veteran Jean Todt to visit SL
CMA – new member of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Korean packaging company faces Lankan software piracy charges
Cap on bank director bonuses being considered
Bankers urged to think straight and talk straight
New medical care facility for Lankan patients
Shisasa’s elegant tempered glass frameless shower cubicles
New direction for Carmart
DSL provides free holiday to dozens of dealers and their families in Bangkok
Funday Times
The tunnel that led to the prison-cell
Peru -- Geography
What shall I do? -- Poem for the week
Kids' World
Bucket-shaped Graphs
People and culture
Lesson in hospitality
SLC confident cup venues would be up and ready
Tightrope walk to World Cup 2011
Beer for Aussies; Ashes for Barmies
Lessons to learn from Carlton
Sri Lankan Rugby needs urgent revamp
That call of nature
The Bradby of punches on again
Jeremy Brohier re-elected OWSC President
Special Karate Workshop at Ruwanwella
Hajireen brothers excel as Sepaktakraw officials
Josephian ‘Hornets’ launched
Beach volleyball teams impress in Oman
Royal sweeps over Trinity in revived boxing duel
Jayasekera prevails over Chandrasiri
Oguchi on a world cycling tour
A close analysis of Sri Lankan Athletics
NIBM, now in Jaffna
National Tree Planting Programme at D.S. Senanayake College
Chartered Secretaries create history
Career Development Day 2.0
A pioneer in English education
Our Guidance……Your Choice……A Secure Future with Universal Student Consultants
Quality Higher Education opportunities at APIIT
Study Medicine in Vitebsk (VSMU)
Christmas Fun Run 2010 presented by the Hilton Colombo Residence
"Tap the genius in you" - Creative memory training
80th Anniversary of Saiva Mangaiyar Kalagam
Join Holmesglen this February
Making medical education affordable and enriching in experience
Grade 5 Scholarship- 2009
Unfurling new paradigms in education-Horizon Campus
Stepping Stones to a bright future
Mercury - Gold institute for ACCA now moving towards Platinum status
ACHE, as International Centre of Broward College, USA holds Transfer and Graduation Ceremony 2010
CDC's "Apex" IELTS training institute and migration consultancy services
Join the ICASL and be a globally sought after professional
BCS-Plus - A solid boost for your ICT career after A/Ls

Getting to know the Memons
‘Our baby’ is back
Letters to the Editor
Relax in the plantation life of the past
Elegance of Michelle Therese wows to Colombo
Ceylon comes alive with Kapila’s movement and Manjunan’s sound
It’s nature, life, all rolled into the moon
She dared to go where only men had gone
The boy who went to France is now CEO Nikon Optical Canada
Another look at the coup that never was
Colours of the Sun soon to hit the shelves
A book that gives heart to carers of Autistic children
Find Raja’ project slowly draws to a close
Let’s see what we breathe in
World’s Buddhist countries to be showcased at museum in Kandy
A chance to get it all out
Diseases from pet dogs and cats – Get the facts!
A new beginning
Will a confession clear the air for our country?
People and events
Magazine Articles
Fascinated by honesty of letters
Young and bursting with ideologies
Avirate arrives
Electric sound waves to hit Mount
A globe-trotting young chartered marketeer
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
BreathSpace rock
Christmas crafts
Abstract link between reality and pretense
More than a ghost of an idea
Spreading the Christmas Cheer
Esperanza – chords of hope
A road less travelled
Savouring the season
Flair for innovation
TV Times Articles
Shaminda Jay begins his musical journey with a bang
Seasonal rock with ‘Nalin & The Star Combination’
Lite Soul Funk Sunday
A journey from ashes to awards
12 Drummers at Jetwing Hotels this christmas
Lankan culinary experts in Oman
Christmas at Ceylon Continental


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