Certain sections in the Government as well as some quarters of the opposition have often frowned on foreign aid charity organizations, sometimes going to the extent of calling them subversive elements. This picture shows flood victims in the village of Kotthipollai in the Batticaloa District gratefully going away with non-food relief items distributed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an Oslo-based Non Governmental Organisation, on Thursday. Pic By Saman Kariyawasam
Flood-hit Lanka seeks foreign aid, recovery efforts need Rs. 40 b.

As the devastation caused by the recent floods in central, north central and eastern provinces became clear this week, a government minister warned that reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts cannot be undertaken by the state alone.

Peiris’ latest blunder on Queen’s visit annoys Commonwealth Secretariat

External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris committed yet another diplomatic faux pas last week when he declared that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II would visit Hambantota for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2013.

Pamuk, Desai won’t be at GLF
Chillies at Rs. 700 leads vegetable price boom
Judge gets special extension
Pakistan was always there for Sri Lanka: Gen. Kayani
Ban's Sri Lanka war crimes panel stuck in New York
Dictatorship ends: Whither Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution
Homeless, jobless and anxious
In love with Lanka, Alex returns to give care to turtles
The Kosgoda turtle hatchery is hard to miss. Though it takes up just a few metres of the beach, the sign post and cement built pools are a curious oddity that will capture your attention as you drive along the road. Manning the modest roadside non-profit hatchery is Alex Kemal (26), a young Britisher with a passion for animals and preserving endangered species.
Govt. rejects tax relief call from tourism
Senior government officials led by Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera at a meeting with high-fliers in tourism on Thursday, turned down a request to reduce the industry’s burden particularly high taxes and power rates.
Parties of a promiscuous premier
Women paid to have sex with Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi dressed in nurse and police uniforms and performed stripteases at parties, it was claimed today. The damaging allegations emerged in court documents which are part of a probe into Berlusconi, 74, looking at charges of extortion and using underaged prostitutes.
Education UK Exhibition - a chance to meet face-to-face
Every year, the Education UK Exhibition offers students and parents an opportunity to consider a wide range of study options in the UK and in Sri Lanka. The 18th annual Education UK exhibition will be held in February 2011 in Colombo and Kandy, and more than 60 exhibitors from the UK will participate.

Blindly following IPL and killing Lanka’s golden goose
I was wondering how to explain it. Then I wondered if monkey-see-monkey-do would foot the bill. Eureka! I had hit the correct note. Wikipedia says: ‘Monkey see, monkey do is a saying that originated in Jamaica in the early 18th century and popped up in American culture in the early 1920s.

Food crisis: The balanced diet

Had it not been the President himself who warned of an impending food crisis, one might be accused of inciting dissension against the incumbent Government. Not long after the Presidential caution, the Minister of Agrarian Services (and Wildlife) has gone on record to say that the recent rains have inundated 400,000 hectares of paddy fields in the 'rice bowl' areas

Questions galore over MR’s sudden visit to US -- Political Column
Top-secret plans got under way hurriedly on Tuesday night. The travel itinerary was finalised and the security personnel handpicked. Within hours, before dawn Wednesday, President Mahinda Rajapaksa and an entourage of 18 others flew in a SriLankan Airlines flight to Dubai.
Accelerated development with minimum accountability -- Focus on Rights

There is a popular perception that the Rule of Law is relevant only in the context of civil and political rights and applicable primarily to extraordinary crimes such as torture or enforced disappearances. Nothing can be farther from the truth. We see this almost daily in Sri Lanka.

Drowning in mindless sand-mining

The degradation is fast and furious not due to natural causes but wilfully man-made with scant regard for the consequences. While it is happening all over the country, the main focus seems to be the Maha Oya which falls into the sea north of Negombo, with prohibitions being violated with impunity.

The rebellion in Kotte
Thammita Suriya Bandara, accepted the letter sent by Veediya Bandara. It contained the following message. “You have to hand over my son, King Dharmapala, to my charge. Please note that all the power of the Kotte Kingdom, rightfully belongs to me.



Flood-hit Lanka seeks foreign aid, recovery efforts need Rs. 40 b.
Peiris’ latest blunder on Queen’s visit annoys Commonwealth Secretariat
Pamuk, Desai won’t be at GLF
Judge gets special extension
Chillies at Rs. 700 leads vegetable price boom
GMOA: No cheers for drunkard-patient policy
Read his lips
Overlooked jailor challenges murder suspect colleague’s promotion
B’caloa war widows tell LLRC they have little hope
It was much more than potatoes
Pakistan was always there for Sri Lanka: Gen. Kayani
Farmers’ Pension Scheme in the red, not viable, says AG
Ban's Sri Lanka war crimes panel stuck in New York
Sajith, Ravi clash over southern candidates
Peradeniya campus to introduce selective cattle breeding
Dictatorship ends: Whither Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution
The lament of street children
Vegetable prices skyrocket as rains dampen cultivation
Navam Perahera to reach out and touch the flood victims
Homeless, jobless and anxious
Political Column
Questions galore over MR’s sudden visit to US
5th Column
When common nonsense takes over - Heaven help them!
The Economic Analysis
International food crisis and domestic food shortages
War of words does little to solve reports from Jaffna
Focus on Rights
Accelerated development with minimum accountability
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Corruption paved with gold
Double Take
Mrs Anumaana learns how not to contest Local Government Elections
Column By Gomin Dayasri
Peace must be meaningful after a war that was successful
  Times 2
Blair branded liar
Tunisian PM pledges to quit after 'free' polls
Tunisia: The story of a vegetable seller
Robot attends school to help boy with cancer
That's how to deal with pirates
Australian 'inland sea' flood threatens towns
Why Obama dyed his hair black
Champion cock slashes its owner's throat
Will the woolly mammoth be lumbering back?
2010 was 'second warmest year' since records began in 1850
Parties of a promiscuous premier
When style is substance, Hu are you?
Corruption in India: New push to chase money in Swiss banks
  Business Times
Govt. rejects tax relief call from tourism
More than $300 mln investment from telcos this year
LIOC warns of crisis if oil prices rise further
Big ad agencies in ‘pitching’ contest
Jetwing boutique hotel in Colombo
Top IMF official visiting
Rice-flour ‘paan’
Comment - Flaws in economic policy
Feature - 2010 was the hottest year on record in the world!
Piramal Glass rev. up 28% to Rs. 1.1 bln in last quarter
Surge in auto imports in 2010, up by ten-fold
United Motors SUV sales up by over 100%
YESL team at Asia Pacific ‘Company of the Year competition 2011’
Astrological predictions at ST Business Club
Dockyard’s ship building orders full for two more years; more focus on ship repairs in 2011
SLASSCOM 'FutureCareers' at EDEX 2011
Private medical care expensive as initial investments costly:Expert
CEAT reports strong post-tax profits for 2010
ODEL declares first dividend
Veteran Singaporean and Sri Lankan investor receives accolades
Intel’s new processor launched in Sri Lanka, after its global entry
Maldives ends 2010 with record tourist arrivals
ICASL, local university pledge to develop accounting education in Sri Lanka
Asia Commerce signs up with Scienter Technologies for fully digitised integrated solution
Parquet to invest in a crushing plant
SLT, Mobitel come forward
Central Bank steps into assist rice-based industries
Commercial Bank launches IT skills development project
Special Emirates packages for Dubai Shopping Festival
Disney Store completes international implementation of Oracle Service solution
JICA assists flood victims in Sri Lanka
Future tourism growth from emerging markets not from the West-expert says
Lankan exporters voice concern over new electricity tariffs, other issues
SL Minister says local engineers as capable as foreign experts
Seminar on IT for business
ICASL unveils high-end ICT products
Analysis of a coconut cultivator’s woes
Depositors and former directors endorse GKCC alternative re- payment plan
Softlogic with Moevenpick Hotels to go to South
Food crisis: The balanced diet
When Mahela held on to the catch, I was on top of the world
Blindly following IPL and killing Lanka’s golden goose
Narrow escape for St. Joseph’s
Enthralling week of local cricket
Trinity rugby draws fire from Mahinda Ratwatte
The right mix is the best for rugby
After a hundred niche’s MCA still up and running
Asian Junior Squash to promote tourism
Sean Wijesinghe off to Hong Kong
Sports in brief
Jayatileke stars as Sri Lanka dominates third day’s play
Congrats Manilal on your personal achievement, but…?
Mad monk goes berserk
Abdeen says Ellis is a good choice
Ananda spinner Sachitra in the lead
Achini to take on Chandrika in women’s shuttle final
Education UK Exhibition - a chance to meet face-to-face
The purpose of BC is to create international opportunities for, and trust between, the people of the UK and other countries worldwide
ICAN geared to prove they can do it in Sri Lanka
Biomedical Science and Biotechnology - emerging new professions in Sri Lanka
An exciting opportunity for Sri Lankan students
Give a headstart to your career
Creating a job -ready workforce
MSU's Medical Science alternatives to medicine
The lure of a shiny corporate career
National Institute of Business Management
Sheffield Hallam University
CFPS Academy course for the University of London LL.B starts on February 6
SLIIT Research Symposium to focus on making Sri Lanka the future hub of knowledge
Earn a professional qualification through Metropolitan College
Study in South Australia with Flinders University
Special Needs Education - knowledge is power
Is Sri Lankan Malay Language doomed?
Tackling the new pattern
Choose LBS to achieve success
SAITM: Competent education closer to home
Wassana Diyawara 2011 makes life better
Royal Institute - outstanding in academic performance
Funday Times
The rebellion in Kotte
Paraguay -- Geography
The spooky bungalow -- Poem for the week
Kids' World
Quadrilateral in a circle
The Best Books of 2010
Eureka International and IYMC 2010 held in Lucknow – India
Drowning in mindless sand-mining
Holistically yours
Letters to the Editor
Bubble Baby goes for second regimen of treatment
To the beat of the Duruthu Perahera
Officials look away as imposter still reigns
Saying it in black and white: Scenes from the past
It’s GLF in the air
Roll out the carpet
Ethical challenge posed to us by the example of Kotte’s life
Our servants lead –while we service the leadership!
Long-term effects of a short-sighted move
Waterstones bowled over by Shehan’s Chinaman
Talking tech the simple way
An interesting read of an inspiring man
A practical book on General English for A/Level students
All in one unit for TV, DVD, VCR, Home theatre and more
Spreading the Buddha’s message through film
People and events
Magazine Articles
The flamboyant 15 to show their work
Minimal and sophisticated
In love with Lanka, Alex returns to give care to turtles
Kalu – The three legged Romeo of Colpetty is no more
It’s here! The 3D Camcorder
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
The thrill of a book
Assisting in flood relief
Hand in Hand
TV Times Articles
Melissa shines in London
Ravibandu on ‘Celeb Chat’
Sri Lankan Night at Cinnamon Lakeside
Veteran Vithanage to be felicitated
A Special Son


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