Returnees bring radioactive particles from Japan
Sri Lankans returning from Japan which was hit by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation are advised to go through a check for radioactive substances in the body at a special unit set up by the Atomic Energy Authority at its Orugodawatte office. The International Atomic Energy Agency has instructed all countries to take precautionary measures following explosions in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power stations. This picture by J. Weerasekera shows an AEA official carrying out a test for radioactive substances on returnee Missaka Naween. The tests detected some radioactive particles on his clothes.
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Related Video: Testing for traces of radioactive substances
Wide powers for Basil’s Jana Sabhas

These Sabhas will come under the purview of Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development.“

Lanka’s tsunami aid to Japan hits snag

The planned presentation tomorrow of a cheque for one million US dollars (Rs. 109 million), as Sri Lanka’s symbolic but generous contribution to help Japan after the earthquake and the devastating tsunami, has been postponed.

IPU seeks observer status
Nuclear fallout: How safe is our air?
First shots fired: West launches military action in Libya
Police target Illicit radio stations
State airlines to be taxed
Japan tsunami: No official warning but was Sri Lanka ready
Gamini: Had the ‘bigness’ to accommodate the other
Lanka takes a stand on tuna fishing in Indian Ocean
Spreading a sweet smelling world
If you’ve ever dropped by the Crescat branch of Keells, you may have spied a range of products – skin, hair and aromatherapy all elegantly packaged in stylishly simple bottles. Kishani Gunawardene is used to having people remark that they are.....
Treasury bonds to CPC for CEB debts
The Treasury is covering heavy dues owed by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) while providing a government subsidy to the CEB without burdening consumers, Finance Ministry sources said. This has paved the way for the CEB to declare a profit of Rs.5 billion during the 2010 financial year.
Disaster-hit Japan hopes to tame reactors soon
Japanese crews fighting to cool overheating reactors laid a power line into a stricken nuclear power plant today as the government revealed abnormal levels of radioactivity in milk and spinach.
Cambridge ESOL Awards Ceremony 2011 at the British Council
Friends and family of 19 young Cambridge ESOL candidates assembled at the British Council Hall in Colombo recently, to proudly watch their loved ones walk up the stage and be awarded for their successful achievements.

If it was a clean catch Mahela wouldn’t have hung around – Kumar Sangakkara
The jubilant Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara believes that if a side wants to win the Cricket World Cup they have to be the best at that particular event. After scoring a match winning ODI hundred – his first since 2008, the Lankan skipper made a very strong statement to the rest of the ......


Be with Japan, be prepared

After the experience of the tsunami of December 2004, it is easy for the people of this island-nation to understand the anguish the people of another island-nation, Japan, are currently undergoing.

MR hat-trick as UNP loses by 10 wickets -- Political Column
The political hat-trick came within 15 months after he convincingly won the Presidential election in January last year. Then he led his United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to an unprecedented victory at the
Living in clover -- Focus on Rights

Many may sing hosannas to the gods following a little celebrated local government poll in which the ruling party claimed a victory which was hailed by their supporters and media propagandists in familiarly superlative


These rulers who suspected Sinhala leaders and Buddhist societies and organizations without any basis, charged them unjustifiably, without making inquiries.

Veediya Bandara seeks refuge
A few days passed. The armies of the Kandyan kingdom marked time for a while and then left for Sitawaka, under the leadership of Commander Veediya Bandara.


The honeymoon’s over before it can even begin
There is much excitement and the preparations are done well in advance. The hotel is booked sometimes one year ahead of the “once in a lifetime” day. Fashion books are pored over, the trousseau and hairstyle decided on and much thought devoted to what flower combinations should be used.


Wide powers for Basil’s Jana Sabhas
Lanka’s tsunami aid to Japan hits snag
Leadership battle: Sajith seeks consensus
IPU seeks observer status
First shots fired: West launches military action in Libya
Power connected to stricken reactor
Angry residents stone police, set vehicles afire
Police target Illicit radio stations
Women’s and Child Bureau evicted
Now row over Indian railway engines
Star-class room rates in City to go up
State airlines to be taxed
Polls day and post polls incidents top 70
Japan tsunami: No official warning but was Sri Lanka ready
Bridge bust in Batti
SLLRDC legalises further expansion of landfills
Nuclear fallout: How safe is our air?
Gamini: Had the ‘bigness’ to accommodate the other
Mounting pressure for international probe
Lanka takes a stand on tuna fishing in Indian Ocean
Lorry goes down precipice in Kadugannawa, killing one
Foreign Service: Time to recruit the best
Political Column
MR hat-trick as UNP loses by 10 wickets
5th Column
The air’s blue and the world’s my oyster!
The Economic Analysis
Financing economic infrastructure for Lanka’s development
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Living in clover
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Blake says he's not a revolutionary
From the sidelines
Do we want law breakers as law makers?
  Times 2
Disaster-hit Japan hopes to tame reactors soon
Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi
Manmohan denies knowledge of cash-for-nuke votes
Courage of the Fukushima Fifty
30 children wait for their parents in tsunami-hit Ishinomaki
Japan's nuclear morality tale
Kate takes on bullies
Saudi-backed crackdown in Bahrain exposes US hypocrisy
  Business Times
Treasury bonds to CPC for CEB debts
New Galle Face hotel developers face location approval hurdle
Kuchchaveli hotel project nosedives – no more promised land
Caring Hands for Lankan expatriates, senior citizens
Delay in new Japanese vehicle imports
Allegations against Tax Chief to be ‘probed’ in April
Modern claypots for cooking
Comment - On CEB debt and governance at risk
Feature - Norochcholai Power plant: A postscript
Listed firm profits to soar this year mirroring 2010 earnings : analysts
Seylan offers VRS to staff
GL leads a powerful delegation to Prague to promote investment
Expansion of refinery capacity in Sri Lanka necessary
Environmental resource information data base from CEA
SL unit trusts manage Rs. 22 bln in assets
Nawaloka Construction receives international certification
From tiles to house panelling: Lanka Walltile ambitious of coming full circle
Halal food for the travel industry as Muslim tourists grow
Ceylon Oxygen introduces first portable liquid oxygen tank solution
Panadol makers to construct new Rs.200 mln plant
Treasury grants Rs. 103 mln for plastic containers for vegetable transportation
Nation Lanka ties up with Navaloka, Access Equities
Microsoft Sri Lanka launches software to combat counterfeiting
Life and times of Dr. H.N.S. Karunatilake
Singer Group records highest ever net revenue
Sri Lanka's international airport to become regional hub for aviation training
Major highways plan with freeways and toll roads underway
Dignity of labour
Seniors and the high-yield deposit scam
How the Hilton came to riot-affected Colombo while other potential investors ran away
Funday Times
Veediya Bandara seeks refuge
Width of a river -- Maths
The Air Show -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Let’s save water..!!
Falkland Islands -- Geography
Kids' World
Medi Scene
ECT: Most effective, less shocking
Little steps to keep urinary infection at bay
Watch out! ED no longer western malady
Happy Family: Get the numbers right
The honeymoon’s over before it can even begin
Strike early to prevent stroke
World Cup Fever: My all-time Test Cricketing XI for infectious diseases
Be with Japan, be prepared
If it was a clean catch Mahela wouldn’t have hung around – Kumar Sangakkara
“Was honestly unsure if catch was clean”
Lorgatisation may lead to stagnation of cricket
Murali, Mendis magic holds sway
Rambukwella takes comfortable lead
Pakistan end Australia’s winning streak
Pakistan used their spinners effectively to win
The Rugby Caravan moves on
Kiwis a distant second to Lanka
Cricket talk
Rankothge in Asian Elite Panel of Referees
Royal - Thomian Inaugural Mustangs Trophy replay today
Spinner Sachitra torments Chilaw Marians
St. Servatius dominate proceedings at Matara
2018 Commonwealth Games Model unveiled
CIS – Inter-International U 15 girls shuttle champions
Cambridge ESOL Awards Ceremony 2011 at the British Council
Apiit sponsors 20th Interact District Conference
Gateway offers University Foundation Programmes within the School
Valparaiso University welcomes top recruiter from Sri Lanka
Asian International School Principal applauds Ladies' College DVS for 30 years of service to the country in Vocational Education
Access to a British Degree after O/Ls
New model English Diploma course from ESOFT
Visakha Vidyalaya wins inter school Business Cup 2011
World-class qualification in Aviation & Hotel Management with a guaranteed career in Domestic and International Market
Magnanimous contribution towards new Primary
Say hello to a world-class qualification just after O/Ls
MSU's MBA meets current need
Ritsumeikan's science and technology innovation and APU's global outreach support human development in Sri Lanka
Internationally recognized education in Photography now at the Academy of Design
U.S. Universities, Colleges Welcome Students from around the Globe
English for success Free training for 250 teachers
Inforschol 2011
Start Your Degree Studies with just O/ Levels
HRMI awarded approval for Edexcel HND in Human Resource Management
If you are ready we have the plan -TIARA
Counselling Laboratory at Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology
High standard of English required for students seeking residency in Australia
OUSL pioneering Software Engineering in Sri Lanka
Letters to the Editor
A houseful of silver screen golden memories
How caring are day-care centres?
Building around the environment
Voices against violence
Royston hung at National Portrait Gallery
Old dog, New World
A celebration fit for a queen
Sydney Opera House: How the rejected entry finally won
Off to Jaffna to see the birds
Discover Maldives with Dilan’s yacht tours
A book that cries out, heal the wounds
Eight women tell their tales of a journey through Paediatrics
Building a life away from home
From rural background to public service: A destiny mapped out
A new identity beyond the divide and conquer ethos?
Counting elephants, a jumbo task
Our Kelawalla and Balaya are in deep trouble
Lessons my grandmother taught me
Salute to an illustrious career
People and events
Magazine Articles
Spreading a sweet smelling world
Inspired by everything Sri Lankan
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Hooked on radio
Food for thought
House of hope
TV Times Articles
Deepal of IATA among the top 10 of the world
Now ‘ Commons Burgers’
Documentary DVD on ‘Dambadiva’
Money’s worth in Entertainment
Battle LA battle with Aliens
Bandula sets ‘Rome on Fire’ again


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