Farmers in in a paddy field at Ethungoda in the North Western Province wading through waist-deep water, showing the damage caused to their paddy crops by the recent floods. Pic by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe.
Flood aid for Lanka: Poor global response

The appeal by the United Nations (UN) for $51 million (Rs 5.6 billion) in flood aid has had a....

CPC loses Rs. 2b a month, fuel hike after local polls

The government has postponed an impending fuel price hike till the conclusion of the local government elections on March 17 .....

More rain will mean no polls in three districs
Merely a fine for fuel thieves; top cop’s relative among them
Was Army driver after liquor?
This President can forge unity and harmony- Retd. DIG
Cultural Fund pardons rowdy Russians for Tourism’s sake
Senior Opposition members must chair PAC, COPE- Ranil
A-whaling we go with Philip Hoare
Philip Hoare is about to see his first blue whale. There, five miles out, the towering spout rises like a fountain in the middle of the undulating expanse. The height and width of this column of condensed breath (with traces of seawater and whale ‘snot’) ......
Enhancing capacity at the 3 Coins brewery
The Cargills Group this week finally wrapped up an Rs 1.4 billion deal to buy the assets and business of local, long-standing brewer Three Coins, announcing the transaction in the Colombo stockmarket after a near six months of ‘see-saw’ negotiations in a process that saw other buyers in the fray.
New dawn in Egypt
Thousands of Egyptians were still singing and waving flags as dawn broke over a nation reborn today, after a popular uprising forced president Hosni Mubarak from power. The streets and squares of downtown Cairo were still in the hands of the mostly young demonstrators whose determined 18-day revolt overturned 30 years of autocratic rule and triggered an outpouring of national solidarity.
'Australian Education Excellence 2011' in Colombo!
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) with the support of the Australian High Commission and partners will stage the "Australian Education Excellence Showcase 2011" in Colombo from March 1 to 2 at the Cinnamon Lakeside.Twenty seven Australian universities and vocational institutions will participate to showcase Education Excellence to Sri Lankan students wishing to pursue further education in Australia.

Go for it lads, you got the wings
The Lankan outfit is being very modest. In their last exchange of views with mainly the local media, they very stubbornly tore away their tag ‘favourites’. They termed it as a tag pinned on them by some ex-cricketers who were trying to make an impression on their TV chats and the media which always want to stick something on some one.



The message from Egypt

People's uprisings and revolutions, sometimes bloody, sometimes non-violent, have turned the pages of history. Vox populi Vox Dei is the age-old Latin slogan that holds true to date. The voice of the people is the voice of God. Even to those who don't believe in an Almighty, the meaning is clear. But one lesson from history is that few learn from its lessons.

Govt.'s economic woes worsen but Opposition woefully ineffective -- Political Column
He read out to his ministers the contents in Sinhala without identifying the writer. The recipients were the writer's sister and brother-in-law. He had thanked them as well as their children for helping him during the April 2010 parliamentary elections.
The faults lie in our political leaders -- Focus on Rights

There is an artfully embroidered line of reasoning advanced by some that Sri Lanka’s Commissions of Inquiry went wrong in the past due to the faults of those Commissions themselves.

Chop, chop

It is afternoon with a blazing sun shining down but in the heart of the city, an electric saw is at work. It seems to be tree-cutting time down Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7 and the top part of a large mara tree is being chopped up, branch by branch.

Maggie’s Feast
Once Commander Veediya Bandara entered the battlefield he wielded his sword and displayed his martial prowess, almost like a lunatic. He did not care what happened. His only intention was winning the battle. Father Queros states that when this warrior entered the battlefield, neither the Portuguese nor the Sinhalese of Sitawaka, could remain without being shaken and disturbed.




Flood aid for Lanka: Poor global response
CPC loses Rs. 2b a month, fuel hike after local polls
Another big hotel project in Colombo
More rain will mean no polls in three districs
Lanka could fall into huge debt trap
Hand-to-hand existence
Merely a fine for fuel thieves; top cop’s relative among them
Senior Opposition members must chair PAC, COPE- Ranil
SC orders IGP to reinstate Police Supdt.
Was Army driver after liquor?
Inspector asked who made the complaint and when
This President can forge unity and harmony- Retd. DIG
By the light of the gypsy fire
Fix sensors to detect landslides, says NBRO
No more immunity for George W. Bush - abroad, at least
Prices rise as floods recede
Flood victims in remote parts say relief packages are not coming their way
Cultural Fund pardons rowdy Russians for Tourism’s sake
Annesley free to sing Clarence's songs
Political Column
Govt.'s economic woes worsen but Opposition woefully ineffective
5th Column
Ways and means of fooling the masses!
The Economic Analysis
Prioritising social protection without sacrificing economic growth
Emergency: What’s the point?
Focus on Rights
The faults lie in our political leaders
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Shangri La – for whose benefit?
From the sidelines
Egypt says ‘enough is enough!’
Column By Gomin Dayasri
Not issued with this week
  Times 2
New dawn in Egypt
Arrest warrant for Musharraf
Bahrain king’s bribe before protests
India’s 'flying Maruti' that looks back to the future
India, Pakistan agree to resume peace talks
The infamous tug-of-war between imperialists and Trotskyites
War-crimes charges to be filed 50 years after Lumumba's assassination
You can't confess to your iPhone
Time for another tablet
WikiLeaks defector leaks Assange secrets
Red hot: Virgin Atlantic's cabin crew voted most attractive in the world
Economic woes: Why Egypt should worry china
Brainwashing drives young Pakistan suicide bombers
When Reagan hosted JR to a White House Dinner
The movie actor who became President
Mubarak's requiem: Rebirth for Brotherhood?
The West loses its favourite tyrant
  Business Times
Enhancing capacity at the 3 Coins brewery
Union Bank to launch country fund through NAMAL
Jetwing to go public with five hotels
Indo-Lanka CEPA deadlock ends
BOI restructuring comes under fire; unions to protest on Tuesday
Pravir quits Richard Pieris, joins Overseas Realty
First time in Sri Lanka:Uncut currency notes
Comment -- Chaos in tourism
Features - Green building should be made mandatory in SL
Features -- Ukwatte – Why I moved out of business
CBL revenues high but challenged by Indian, Chinese copies of ‘Munchee’
Red rice cookies, another breakthrough in food technology
Gulf Investors look East in post Egypt crisis : MTI
Ceylon Leather to reorganise its outlets
Indian schols now open to both public and private sectors
Hayleys 9-month turnover Rs 38.5 billion, PTP Rs 1.5 billion
Richard Pieris to go into exchange traded funds
Sri Lanka’s economic future – vast prospects in Trincomalee
Bangladesh has around 9,000 factories compared to Sri Lanka’s 800 units
Climate change may see massive migration : ADB
Night ‘Food Mart’ on Feb 15 in Colombo
Japanese NGOs help flood victims
Unplanned hotel expansion could lead to price war;top hotelier warns
Aligning Sri Lanka’s scientific research to achieve national objectives
January inflation gives mixed signals but prices overall seen rising in 2011
SMBL and LAL in joint, tourism-related venture
Deepal’s latest book oninsurance advisors
Lanka Hospitals to increase capacity, expand in the regions, open for JVs
Ceylon Continental turnover up 96% in 3Q10
CIMA internship for accountancy students in Sri Lanka
Colombo Dockyard gets fresh orders for $240 mln to build more ships
Sri Lanka to face milk powder shortage
Most not even getting ready for 2012's new SL accounting standards : Ernst & Young
Top Sri Lankan at Microsoft wins prestigious award
World’s first land-based aquaculture farm now under construction in Sri Lanka
Lanka Walltiles profits up 30% despite Rs. 216 mln VRS
CB maintains current interest rates on ‘repo’ and reverse ‘repo’
The message from Egypt
Over burdening Sanga and Mahela worries Sidath
Go for it lads, you got the wings
It will be up to the cricketers to deliver!
Confusion reigns in rugby circles
Readers Forum
Sri Lanka to host GP14 World Sailing C’ships
Colombo Rowing Club reigns supreme at Bolgoda Regatta
Slimline looking to deliver knockout punch
Confusing calendars
A good narration of Muralitharan
SLSCA makes U-turn on Under 19 cricketers
Supun is perched comfortably on top
Sarwan and the pace duo lead the Windies
St. Joseph’s and Visakha champions
Lankans have a good knock in the middle
Sebs drown Sylvester’s by six wickets
Ajantha signs with Somerset
Bloomfield sitting pretty against Chilaw Marians
Badra’s 42-year school record broken by HFC athlete
Pallekelle looks set for the big one
'Australian Education Excellence 2011' in Colombo!
Islamic Students' Majlis of Wesley celebrates Silver Jubilee
Leo Inzar Shines
Helios 2011 - The 4th voyage to the Sun
Overseas education-your lifetime chance
ICASL conducts "Sisu Nena" seminar on Accounting
RMIT provides many options for international students
APIIT- Nurturing quality professionals and future leaders
VIEC Sri Lanka promotes scholarships from the University of Southampton(UK)
An Australian degree is now much closer to home
D.S. Senanayake College Colombo - 7 celebrates 44th Birthday
ICASL sponsored accounting standard seminar gets off to a house full start
MSU's Accountancy makes you ready to take on life
SLIIT Research Symposium focuses on the ICT industry in SL
A quality Medical degree from Tianjin through SINO Lanka Educations
Our early childhood teaching programme
The First Multi-Faculty Private Campus in Sri Lanka
Leadership Training for Prefects of schools
Informatics Institute of Technology presents
Degrees of success with ACCA
SLIIT Convocation to be held on February 15
Oxford College of Business 12-Month MBA, most sought after in the country
Funday Times
Maggie’s Feast
Projecting the image
The sky -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Fun Facts
The British Empire 1815 - 1913 -- World History
Kids' World
‘Help save my fourth child at least’
Chop, chop
Letters to the Editor
Taking note of new notes
Living on the edge
Dear Juliet,.. all my love...
Exquisitely Iranian
A musical duo for life
Everyday life gets surreal with Alex Stewart
Jaffna to beat to the rhythm of folk artistes
A feast of fashion
Fascinating story on the evolution of temple laws from colonial days
Miracle tree in Asia
From Kandyan period to present day: Saga of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
‘Exciting time to be working in astrobiology’
‘Yes we can, Sri Lankans can be innovative and productive’
Whose Kingdom for some saving grace?
People and events
Magazine Articles
Inspired by hippie and happy era
Young designers shine
A-whaling we go with Philip Hoare
Random collection from Anup Vega
An allround lift with a kick
Is He Dead?, comes alive
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Tripping beats
Rocking for a cause
Remembering our heroines
Entrepreneurial skills to the test
Love someone who needs it
Fanatic about love songs?
TV Times Articles
Ranidu Sings ‘Sinha Udaane’
Crowning affair at Ramada- Colombo on Valentine’s Day
Indian cinema gems in Lanka
‘War heroes’ in new mission


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