Big brother is watching you

Colombo city will be under close electronic eyes from Wednesday with the installation of more than 100 closed-circuit television cameras in strategic points of the city. Picture shows one of the spy cameras being tested at the busy Borella junction. Pic by M. A. Pushpakumara

India reacts strongly to Govt’s houses claim

India has reacted strongly to Sri Lanka Government claims that New Delhi would build only 5,000 houses and repair 45,000 others on a “fully funded grant” extended by it.

Record deaths of migrant workers in 2010

A Sri Lankan woman was reported dead in Jordon a few days ago, just two weeks after she went there to work as a domestic aide......

65 MPs earn millions from sale of vehicle permits
Ministry circular: We stand by our story fully
Tsunami still a nightmare for many
Rizana’s fate in the hands of victim’s father: AFLEA
Imported chicken, eggs, c’nuts to cost the same
‘Pirates got on board and sprayed the ship with bullets’
More than a million consumers to be hit by high electricity bills
Healthy bag at unhealthy prices
It’s not all action for Michelle
For Michelle Yeoh, the odd dislocated shoulder or cracked rib is a mere occupational hazard.“Well, you could meet with an accident like that by simply walking on the street,” she says with a nonchalant shrug as she looks back on what has been- despite some serious injuries- a wholly satisfying career. “The risks are worth it,” she concludes.
Bungalows for local tourists
Local travellers visiting sites of historic interest in the hill country, mid-regions or just to relax on the the beaches would soon be able to use affordable holiday bungalows for accommodation. Sri Lanka Tourism is preparing a comprehensive plan for accommodation for domestic tourists in collaboration with the Central Bank, with the formation of a state-owned company being considered to market and promote a new form of accommodation.
Bethlehem basks in Christmas sunshine, as Europe shivers
Pilgrims flocked to a sun-kissed Bethlehem Friday to celebrate Christmas in the birthplace of Jesus Christ as other revellers battled snowstorms to make it home to their families. Amid a last-minute dash by shoppers to purchase presents and turkeys in malls, troops serving in Afghanistan prepared for their chemically-heated Christmas meals under tinsel-decked trees in the heartland of the Taliban.
GISM signs MoU with Massey University, New Zealand
There are many an on-going accelerated developmental programmes in Sri Lanka, geared to ensure the nation with a better future. After ending the war, Sri Lankans now have the freedom and the opportunity to support this venture in many ways, especially for the professionals who wish to contribute for the country's development.

How clubs could survive with a Provincial system
There is no argument that the Club Cricket system has put in the hard yards and developed the game in the country, thus bringing it to become one of the most competitive sides in the World today. So much so the system provided the base players who won the Cricket World Cup in 1996 – a feat that cricket’s inventor – England is yet to achieve.

Only rascals will shun right to information

At the conclusion of less than even a year since the new Parliament was elected by the people, it might be appropriate to reflect on the performance of our lawmakers and assess how worthy they have been as the representatives of the people.

UN panel: Diplomatic tunnel after tunnel -- 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.
Reconciliation for another generation -- Focus on Rights

In a crowded courtroom in Vavuniya, there is a moment of ecstasy when detainees who had surrendered in the final months of fighting between the government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are allowed to mingle with their families for a shot while before being segregated to stand at attention when their cases are called.

A Christie for Christmas

Coincidentally, considering the time of year, “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding”, a mystery story by the Queen of Intrigue, Agatha Christie, popped up as we were tidying the house for the season. Appropriate reading, we thought, for the December 25th weekend.

Veediya Bandara flees to Raigama
The spies who were loyal to the Portuguese could not get any clue about this tunnel. It happened to be a remarkable one. From miles away, it had to be cut to lead exactly to the prison cell.


India reacts strongly to Govt’s houses claim
Record deaths of migrant workers in 2010
Wide legal powers for Namal’s movement
65 MPs earn millions from sale of vehicle permits
LLRC invites Ranil to explain CFA
Ministry circular: We stand by our story fully
Piecing together Lanka’s biggest peace-time robbery
Healthy bag at unhealthy prices
Solution eludes monkey menace at Dambulla
Onions, coconuts and the politics of taste in S.Asia
The ‘pol polima’
Tsunami still a nightmare for many
Rizana’s fate in the hands of victim’s father: AFLEA
Hakka patas inserted in vegetables brings slow, painful death to elephants
Imported chicken, eggs, c’nuts to cost the same
‘Pirates got on board and sprayed the ship with bullets’
Kelaniya Uni students say hostel issues not solved
More than a million consumers to be hit by high electricity bills
Political Column
UN panel: Diplomatic tunnel after tunnel
5th Column
May be you could go up in flames!
The Economic Analysis
2010: A year of economic recovery and growth
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Reconciliation for another generation
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Norway's tough letter to Prabha not shown to CBK
From the sidelines
The UNSG Panel, the diaspora and “a blinding case of clientitis”
Column By Gomin Dayasri
Not Issued with this week
  Times 2
Bethlehem basks in Christmas sunshine, as Europe shivers
Bombay on alert over potential Christmas, New Year attack
Pope breaks tradition with BBC broadcast
Want Kate's engagement ring? Just three bucks in China
West African leaders hold emergency talks on Ivory Coast
Italian police blame anarchists for embassy blasts
  Business Times
Bungalows for local tourists
Sri Lankan Facebook users face threat of Internet hackers
Mabroc Teas now part of Hayleys Group
Tax-friendly advice from Indian computer experts
Coconut imports could bring in ‘unwanted diseases’:Growers
CB affidavits to solve northern land ownership issues
Many IPOs could draw investor doubt in 2011
Comment -- Independence of ‘independent’ directors
Feature -- Nation Building Tax (NBT) - More progressive in effect
Feature - Politics of the budget and the ‘Left’
Migrants often compelled to do work on substandard pay: ILO
Virtusa re-enters 2010 FinTech 100 List
Microimage HR suite to mark 10 years in January
Uditha and Ravi appointed to COMBank Board
US-based Elon students to hold environmental summit in Sri Lanka
Plantation Human Development Trust (wins again)
On Budget and the Deemed Dividend Tax
Discrimination against PAYE employees on house ownership
Sri Lanka could be the 'Wonder of Asia' : World Bank MD
QAPCO to make Sri Lanka a major petrochemical marketing centre in the region
MTD Walkers Projects provide solutions to hydropower plants
Maldives to announce new tourism slogan shortly
Fibre glass firm, U.S.S. Services (Pvt) Ltd ventures into boat building
CCC’s guide to trade on FTAs
After 15 years, ‘lion-hearted’ Richard succeeds as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
SEC prepares draft rules on Share Option Schemes
Commercial Bank supports University of Jaffna
CCC's annual report awards
HSBS gets new Global Head of Commercial Banking
Power and energy: Getting the right pricing mechanism
Focus on private sector opportunities from 'Peace Dividend' : World Bank MD
LEED-NC Silver Certification for Ulagalla Resort, Anuradhapura
Lankan iPhone app is #1 free medical download
Funday Times
Veediya Bandara flees to Raigama
Bolivia -- Geography
Christmas surprises -- Poem for the week
Kids' World
Circle Geometry
Living off the land and working for World Peace
Interesting places in Trincomalee
Only rascals will shun right to information
How clubs could survive with a Provincial system
Why shun Premier League for WC selection
‘Hornets’ - the engine to drive Joes Rugby
How prepared are the teams?
Top talent in Lanka on show
Concentrate on Karting says Todt
CR ‘Barbarians’ win Tag Rugby 7s
Janadhipathi 2nd hockey runners-up
Charlie’s Angles
Rugby on the right track says Rohan Gunaratne
‘A’ division goes back to the home and away system
Ashan undisputed Formula1300 champion
Barbados to sign 15 on retainer contracts
Niluka’s plight bothers new Sports Minister
SA Beach Sports Festival in Hambantota next year
Achievement certificate for Nimal Gunaratne
GISM signs MoU with Massey University, New Zealand
Singer partners EDEX 2011 as Platinum Sponsor for the 7th time
Engineering career with just O/Ls
College of World Education moves to Colombo
Fast track to an internationally accepted IT degree from ACBT
Quality Higher Education opportunities at APIIT
FITIS honours the Best Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur
Achieve your postgraduate aspirations in a city of excellence
Extra-curricular activities give that added advantage
Harcourts International School
AAT Sri Lanka the first step for your child to embark on in Professional Accountancy education, after the G.C.E. O/Ls
CMA - The National Professional Management Accounting Institution in Sri Lanka

A Christie for Christmas
Case of lost and found tsunami child still a mystery
Letters to the Editor
Postcards from the past get pride of place
It’s whale time
An evening of spreading joy through fellowship and song
Coming to town with the Tree of the Season!
Frills, Furbelows and frivolity in the hills
A new cookery book from Publis
‘Elelphants, elephants, run, run!’
Of cakes and ale, bread and circuses
Gujarat where nature, tradition and development march forward
Life in a Colonial Bungalow
Madame protocol tells all
Medical drama spiced with humour
Skillful take on myth and tragedy
The grand SLAM of Sri Lankan literature
People and events
Magazine Articles
It’s not all action for Michelle
The Guyanese connection
Helping others while sharing different cultures
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Looking back at a decade
‘Tis the season to volunteer
Tough to write
Electric Peacock Festival rocks Sri Lanka
Savouring the season
Mixing things up this season
TV Times Articles
‘Anavaratha’, unravels bitter truths in teledrama
‘Dharma Sangramaya’ begins
Sports drama at AC


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