War heroes honoured at Temple Trees ceremony

Hundreds of war heroes in the security forces were presented with medals and awards for bravery by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also their commander-in-chief. Some of the recipients are seen at the Temple Trees ceremony. Pic by Sanjeewa Niroshan

Basil stops donor-funded new buildings in north, east

Construction of all new buildings in the North and East under donor-funded loan or grant projects coming under the Ministry of Economic Development has been stopped from December 9.

No birthday cake for Fonseka

Prison authorities yesterday turned down a request from the UNP to take a cake for the 60th birthday of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka in prison, a UNP MP said.

150 spy eyes on Colombo city
Jaffna academics’ confab hauled out
Lanka-UK ties plunge to sub-zero level
Six member panel to work on political rights for minorities
Winter weather delays flights out of London
Army deserters pose serious security risk
Govt. rethinks changes to LG polls laws
If anyone wants to blame me for the Oxford fiasco let him – Sajin
Stories behind those much loved carols
With Christmas around the corner, are you lustily singing your favourite carols? Pause for a moment- ever thought of the stories behind them? Some have been written to be sung in Church, some as a result of profound sorrow and some as mere entertainment for children.
Pension scheme discussion on Tuesday
A new pension scheme approved in last month’s budget has raised concerns amongst employers and workers over its implementation impact and will be the subject of discussion at Tuesday’s National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) meeting.
Hacking into Julian Assange's world
Hollywood has long had a weak spot for renegade computer hackers. In the 1983 film "War Games," a teenage whiz breaks into military data networks and almost sets off World War III. In "The Matrix," the 1999 blockbuster, a rebellious programmer .....
MBA Night - Renewing old friendships and making new ones
The MBA Night 2010 was held on Saturday November 27 at the Cats' Eye Ballroom, Ceylon Continental Hotel, Colombo. The event was well attended with more than 100 MBAs and their spouses.

World Cup: The thirty player jigsaw
The job at hand is huge and it is an unenviable task. But have they got every shoulder on the ramp so that the task could be accomplished with team spirit?

Listen to the ocean

If much of our attention is on terra firma - or dry land, we quite often forget that we are a maritime nation. Last week, the Sri Lanka Navy celebrated its Diamond Jubilee amidst pomp, pageantry and serious discussion though for centuries, our peoples have been ......

UNP show is over, now the showdown -- Political Column
In the large screen, visuals bared men and women, some young and the others old, gyrating aimlessly. The music for this vulgar display was Sri Lanka's national anthem. The occasion was the annual sessions of the United National Party (UNP) at Siri Kotha in Kotte last Sunday.
What should the UNP do next? -- Column By Gomin Dayasiri

Aparty that was conferred three consecutive terms of presidential power and enjoyed a 5/6th majority in parliament legitimately for six years and illegitimately for another six years (without holding a general election) during that period, .......

Giving life in their moment of grief

It is a message of sharing, caring and sacrifice. It is also a message of hope for those in despair. As thousands of Christians across the country await with joy the celebration of the birth of a little baby boy in a lowly manger in Bethlehem 2,010 years ago, there was a different kind of hope for Sri Lankans emanating from a small group of people who were all smiles mixed with tears last Thursday.

Our Navy completes sixty years
Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy. It was on December 9, 1950 that the Navy Act was enacted and the Navy was formed. Originally known as Royal Ceylon Navy, the name was changed to Sri Lanka Navy in 1972 after the introduction of the new constitution


A/HINI is back: Mothers to-be, take care
Sneezing, sniffling and coughing, the flu seems everywhere. As the second wave of A/H1N1 virus takes on the pattern of a seasonal flu, health officials while urging the public not to panic stressed that vulnerable groups should be extra-cautious.



Basil stops donor-funded new buildings in north, east
Govt. recognises UN probe; Wimal furious
No birthday cake for Fonseka
150 spy eyes on Colombo city
Lanka-UK ties plunge to sub-zero level
The bite after the bark at moon
Jaffna academics’ confab hauled out
Local bodies in debt to Water Board
Rev. Bowyer Yin of S. Thomas’, Mt. Lavinia, passes away in Singapore
Six member panel to work on political rights for minorities
President praises DLF’s role on eve of party convention
Double blow to fast disappearing Dugongs
Winter weather delays flights out of London
Move to encourage use of local products and contractors
US lawmakers call for Lanka rights probe
Now it’s Aki, Ufo and baby
Injured medical student claims Rs. 50 m. from BMICH
Police remove furniture from ‘Cey Nor’ casino
Summons issued on two ASPs
Extracts of Fonseka speech submissible - Court
Restore dignity and self esteem
Mixed Christmas for shoppers and shop owners
Known criminals incarcerated for festive season
Army deserters pose serious security risk
Govt. rethinks changes to LG polls laws
Lankan charged for leaking secret company info in US
CoL to shoot up with electricity rate hike
If anyone wants to blame me for the Oxford fiasco let him – Sajin
Indian c’nuts for the season
Devananda, Karuna deny WikiLeaks revelations
How we won the sea battle
Morality as crime buster
Miliband and co. were exposed before the Wiki leaked
Political Column
UNP show is over, now the showdown
5th Column
The beginning of an era of peace
The Economic Analysis
Shortfalls in foreign investment and aid for reconstruction
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Not Issued with this week
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Batik Silva breathes fire
Double Take
Mrs. Anumaana unravels the coconut crisis with “LankaLeaks”
Column By Gomin Dayasri
What should the UNP do next?
  Times 2
Pompeii skeletons reveal secrets of Roman family life
WikiLeaks chief fears US charges
Iran atomic chief takes charge as new FM
11-million-dollar Christmas tree
Chavez gets ‘dictatorial’ powers
Hacking into Julian Assange's world
Larry King signs off for last time
S.Korea set for live-fire drills despite North threat
India vs. China: Asia's fragile special relationship
  Business Times
Pension scheme discussion on Tuesday
Sri Lankan worker arrested in US over insider trading charges
Shangri-La leisure project kicks off in 2011
D.R. Wijewardena Mw to be Colombo’s leisure hub
World Bank assistance may double to Sri Lanka
Inflation up, says Central Bank
Hayleys chairman gets five more years
Two bankers and an old ‘Austin’ car
Comment - Imported coconuts, camel milk and ostrich eggs
Feature - Skill, luck and reversion to the mean
Feature - Our skies are safe
Sri Lanka welcomes 600,000th tourist
PCH enters mobile phone business
IMF says pleased with Lankan economic progress
Sri Lanka Railways can be turned around if there is political will
Weli moves out as Transparency Int. Executive Director
Rothschild Tea estate wins top entrepreneur award in Central Province
First 'Etisalat Business Edge' forum for SMEs held
SLT receives two prestigious awards for its 2009 Annual Report
Belgian investors upbeat following visit to Sri Lanka
Nestlé provides over 14,000 people across Sri Lanka with clean drinking water
Sri Lanka company becomes first global tea firm to be certified CarbonNeutralEswaran Brothers
WB Managing Director visits Sri Lanka
SL retail banking becoming more like hospitality
BellVantage appointed as Siemens Enterprise communications partner in Sri Lanka
Book - Central Bank of Sri Lanka Retrospect 1950 - 2010
Microsoft to guide Sri Lanka towards cloud computing
Bairaha to build new state-of-the-art chicken farm
Ceramics sector urges Govt. to reconsider proposed electricity tariff
Sri Lanka tourism with a local touch
Rs 5000 commemorative coin from Central Bank
Potential Sri Lankan economic boom draws Malaysian investors
Singer launches Whirlpool refrigerators
Asian wage growth remains positive despite economic crisis:ILO
Commercial Bank launches Chip Card with VISA
Cement Corp. to start work on KKS Harbour View hotel
Famous city landmark – the St. John Fish Market – moves to Peliyagoda
ICT entrepreneur offers tips to STBC members
Call for good corporate governance in Sri Lanka
Swadeshi launches ‘Safeplus’, effective solution to a germ free life
Novartis wins Alcon with cash sweetener
Mphasis exceeds a billion dollar in revenues
‘Adrenalin’ Human Capital Alignment software now in Sri Lanka
EFutures develops online 'Wish List' for Mattel
TRC to share profit on satellite
SLIC to shed some stakes to fund mega state projects
“Payment Guaranteed Cheque” from Sampath Bank
Funday Times
Our Navy completes sixty years
Germany 1848 - 1871 -- World History
My shoes -- Poem for the week
Kids' World
Lenses are useful
The Christmas Present
Listen to the ocean
World Cup: The thirty player jigsaw
How to stem this rot in schools rugby
The plum is on offer
Lionel Almeida, was a gentleman rugby player
Any Is It True?
Sports Ministry is a den of thieves says Aluthgamage
Ashan the star at Pannala
Dhanika wins Sri Lanka Junior Golf title
England, Australia and India name their provisional 30s
MCA begins centenary celebrations with Premier League
School Cricket Season gets off with a bang
Army crush Renown to win easily at 3-1
MBA Night - Renewing old friendships and making new ones
Gateway takes over Achievers as their principal Community Service Project
Toastmasters reverberate in Mumbai
Distinguished Internationally renowned Chemist felicitated
SLIIT introduces new Software Engineering specialization for BSc.(Hons) IT degree
University of Nottingham:
Saint John's Preparatory School is the place to study
APIIT opens Registration for February 2011 intake
Red alert: Cyber war has begun- prepare for combat; warns Singapore Informatics
After A/L…start your American Degree in Physiotherapy right here in Sri Lanka
CIMA evening discussion on 2011 budget highlights
e-Swabhimani - 2010 Computer Software Competition : UCSC wins awards
UCD in collaboration with NIBM awards Bachelor of Science (Hon) degrees in Management /HRM for school leavers
DTET taking steps to strengthen technical education in the country
Padmashree Group - a profile
Degree programmes commences in Sri Lanka at GISM
ANC education collaboration Study in Malaysia, work globally
Pragnawalokanaya 2010 on December 19
Medi Scene
The Maggot Touch
Hoarse? Then rest your voice
A/HINI is back: Mothers to-be, take care
Faster, safer cure for kidney stones
Stomach under repair
When the dreaded C hits the skin

Giving life in their moment of grief
They come to seek peace
Letters to the Editor
A party of parties
One more Paradise Road
Lankan rockets into Avionics engineering
Azmaara: Balinese touch to relieving stress
Goonewardenes meet to honour Mathes
Spotting talent in the wilds
Tribute to our majestic elephants
Hot springs get cold treatment
Operation plastic launched at Sri Pada
Love is the essence of Christmas
Trust and obey as Joseph did
The National Anthem – and some other modest proposals
Vivid anecdotes while sipping a cuppa
Bringing Christmas joy in more ways than one
Let’s get digital with local books
People and events
Magazine Articles
Stories behind those much loved carols
All about Philip’s obsessions
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
In her words
Street children: A better future
Getting that festive look
Click to purchase
Spreading the Christmas spirit
The world of the tablet
Carols of the Light
Making connections and learning
TV Times Articles
Return to Narnia
Peace for Christmas
Writings on ‘Purahanda Kaluwara’
‘Sail Away with Annesly & Super Chimes’ @ GOH
Entertainment for Children at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Old Joe’s Choir performs at Hilton
‘Earth Essence’ herbal cosmetic from Link Natural
Continental dazzles with Doctor and Kings on New Year’s Eve
Kumar to blow 48 candles


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