Kayts’ Acting Magistrate S.A.E Ekanathan conducting the inquiry on the death of the Indian fisherman whose body was found floating in Sri Lankan waters. Also in the picture are some of the dead fisherman’s relatives who came to Jaffna without going through the normal immigration procedures. Pic by N. Parameswaran [Read story]
Indo-Lanka fishing row deepens: Lanka ignores violation of Immigration laws

The on-going issue of South Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters took a new turn yesterday when .....

Customs accepts blame for Indian tomato jam

The customs yesterday conceded that they blundered in the issue of allowing imports of Indian tomatoes .....

Sports Minister hits out at treatment given to President and Lankan ministers at Cup final
Old fish market to glitter with gold, gems and jewellery
Rare London auction of 64 Sri Lankan bank notes
Peliyagoda fish market struggles to stay afloat
Global crisis fuels price gripes
No water to cool yourself
Rukshan gives voice to thankful voiceless
You turned a page in history, I found a brand new world You walked a mile in search for me, believing I had worth, You’re the reason why, my life’s worth living, You turned a page in history, my life just took a turn…
Pensions scheme in a soup
A few days after assuring employers and trade unions that the new private sector pensions scheme would be further discussed before implementation, the government on Friday broke its promise and presented the connected legislation in parliament on a day when only mundane matters were being discussed.
Hazare wins first battle against graft
NEW DELHI, India, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - A 73-year-old Indian social activist who staged a 98-hour hunger strike in protest against corruption ended his fast today after the government agreed to his demands over a new anti-graft bill.
SLIM allies with MISTC offering globally recognized qualifications in Brand Management
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) the national body of marketing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre (MISTC), the national body for sales and marketing in Singapore, to offer a Graduate Diploma in Brand Management (GDBR) qualification at a recently held launch ceremony in Colombo.

Cricket vacuum and what’s around the next bend
Father Time stops for no one. He just travels through any stubborn object or person. And while he moves on he sees the changes coming, it happening, the vacuum appearing and the solution coming.
Move towards direct democracy

The Cricket World Cup is over -- the hangover from the defeat in the finals at Mumbai is still haunting us, but the winds blowing from across the Palk Strait on matters more serious cannot but demand the attention of this country.

Alleged war crimes: D-day for SL next week -- Political Colum
The mission shifted hurriedly from purported investment promotion to tourism last Monday for External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris, who is in Britain. Bell Pottinger, the British-based public relations firm which receives millions of sterling pounds from Sri Lanka for promotion work and even conduct of diplomacy parallel to the High Commission in London, hurriedly summoned a news conference. It hand picked those to be invited.
Can the state law office deny the right to justice? -- Focus on Rights

Very few thinking people in Sri Lanka will assert in all good conscience that the office of the Attorney General has been free from political controversy as a matter of historical fact. That last rider is important lest it should be thought by a misguided few that all the evil began (and therefore would end, logically speaking) with the current administration.

So much to look back on

Sri Lanka's master filmmaker Lester James Peries was introduced as 'The Formidable Genius' when he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of India in 2000. D.C. Ranatunga met him on his 92nd birthday on Tuesday, April 5.

Keeping up with traditions
This popular Sinhala verse announces the arrival of the Sinhala 'avurudda'. The 'erabadu' flowers are in bloom by April. So are the yellow 'ehela' flowers. And then there is the 'koha' (cuckoo) whose constant sharp voice from the early part of April is yet another signal that the dawn of 'avurudda' is pretty close.



Indo-Lanka fishing row deepens: Lanka ignores violation of Immigration laws
Customs accepts blame for Indian tomato jam
Sports Minister hits out at treatment given to President and Lankan ministers at Cup final
Old fish market to glitter with gold, gems and jewellery
No water to cool yourself
OECD refuses to give Lanka better rating
The agony of the silent victims of landmines
Estate workers want basic wage increase
Rare London auction of 64 Sri Lankan bank notes
LG Bills stalled at Committee stage
US country report on human rights practices in Sri Lanka released
Peliyagoda fish market struggles to stay afloat
Local farmers hit by cheap imports
Political solution should be in accord with Tamil people’s wishes – TNA leader
Global crisis fuels price gripes
No COL blues as shoppers come to Pettah from near and far
Puttalam fishermen left high and dry as Indians continue to poach
Political Column
Alleged war crimes: D-day for SL next week
5th Column
You made us happy when skies were grey
The Economic Analysis
Economic challenges posed by global crises
Would you take family problems to neighbours, PM asks Opposition
Focus on Rights
Can the state law office deny the right to justice?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
GL's gimmicks for 'paid holidays' at people's expense
From the sidelines
Overreacting to Blake and Gandhi?
  Times 2
Hazare wins first battle against graft
Gaddafi troops check rebel advance in battle for towns
Japan to pump radioactive water into sea amid global concern
Obama, Republicans avert govt shutdown
War crimes charge against IC’s UN-backed president
Are scientists close to discovering a new force of nature?
  Business Times
Pensions scheme in a soup
UAE group to acquire failed F&G
Hayleys – who will resign?
Plantation wage talks postponed
Hedging deals: London hearing to end next week
Fortis plans hospitals in H’tota, Jaffna, Kandy
Fire-crackers village prepares for the Avuruddu
Uproar over pension scheme
Age diversity at work
Lanka’s tax appeal committee begins work tomorrow
Should I/we return to Sri Lanka?
More than 250 Seylan staff seeks Rs 600 mln VRS
Are tea imports still on the agenda?
New concept of an ‘Interior Design Mall’
HSBC, Microsoft to provide job oriented IT skills to Lankan youth
Positioning SL on the map through brand identities
International Monetary Fund urges targeting subsidies for the poor only
Eraj appointed Chairman -Hotels Classification Committee
Laugfs gets LPG output share back from the CPC
Czech investors coming to Sri Lanka
Akbar Pharma opens new research and manufacturing facility
New stockbroker New World Securities tapping Japanese, Indian and Sri Lankan investors
UK says it’s the most attractive business destination
Islamic banking set to grow in the modern world
8% GDP p.a. next two years highest in region after India
Use Citizens’ journalists –urges PR specialist
Microimage mTouchMenu delivers innovative dining experience
Commercial Bank board appointments
Budget taxes – far reaching and courageous; but a balancing act
Ruwan Waidyaratne appointed MD of Hayleys Advantis
Chicken in demand, future remains uncertain
Bustling Pettah online at pettah.lk
Bangladesh court rejects Yunus appeal against dismissal
Oil could hit $200-$300 on Saudi unrest:Yamani
India's Anil Ambani faces parliament panel in telecom probe
Sharp increase in Lankan inflation
Land prices, house rents sky-high in Jaffna town
Funday Times
Keeping up with traditions
Electromotive Force -- Science
‘Avurudu’ is coming soon -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
An Avurudu competition
The start of World War 1 - 1914 -- Geography
Kids' World
Move towards direct democracy
Cricket vacuum and what’s around the next bend
Pacie Subasinghe sends Tamil Union reeling
National Beach Volleyball team leaves for Thailand
The way the cricket cookie crumbles
Power sharing deal a comfort
There were no double games or disputes
My impressions of the World Cup Final
Ashan Silva and Kumarasinghe triumph at Radella Hill Climb
Ramzeen all set to restore Trinity rugby this season
Seneviratne crashes into International contest
SLIM allies with MISTC offering globally recognized qualifications in Brand Management
CIMA Prize Winner
Wycherley's generous contribution to Education
OKI-Primary school Sports Day
CIM Student Committee 2011
Migrate to Canada Live, work, study
Spellmaster moves to Uva and Sabaragammuwa Provinces
MBA - teamwork is crucial
MSU's Foundation a quick start to a degree
AOD provides livelihoods for communities in Lanka's war-torn areas
Girl Guides in the forefront to empower war affected women
Good, honest and ethical Immigration Consultants - are they a dying breed?
Western Australia's centres of excellence
Join hands with the Girl Guides for a day of Fun and Adventure at Rally 2011
Obtain your British Degree in Nursing right here in Sri Lanka @ IIHS
UCSC BIT Convocation:Esoft students bag best results
D.S. Senanayake College to implement 5s system
Why choose The Visa Centre (TVC)?
Thank you for reading the "Ghost from the Grand Banks"
AIS - the next frontier in international education
Reduce your weight - Reduce your stress Enhance your health, happiness, relaxation and youthfulness
The night of April 5, 1971
Letters to the Editor
The Afternoon the Boys Went Wild(e)
The first fiddle in the chorus at dawn
“Who will look after my daughters?”
Finding warmth and care at Lady Fareed Home for Elders
Riot of song and dance lights up Jaffna nights
Await bicycle balancing, three storied stands and lots more
Weekend in Trinco capped by whale watching
Elephants still lurking around in Sinharaja
Leading the way in women and water
Easter Sunday attack and the ‘Saviour of Ceylon’
Winning: We did it twice, we can do it once again!
How the game was played
Spreading the English word: BC reaches out to teachers
An abiding love for books
After O/Levels? Time to think tertiary
It’s the season for Gratiaen once again
When Royal College 61 Group renewed friendships of over 50 years
A series of concerts in memory of Earle de Fonseka
People and events
Magazine Articles
Rukshan gives voice to thankful voiceless
YZA: Young protectors pass on the message of conservation
Land of castles
The Monologue Man
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Taste of Avurudu
Making some noise
In the aftermath of the World Cup
Where paintings paint themselves
What Cricket really teaches us
Touching lives through community service projects
New chapter for Youth Music Council
TV Times Articles
Nimmi Creates ‘Auntie Netta’on ETV
Do you recall these memories today, Kumar ?
‘Bakmaha Asiriya’ at Amaya Hills
Moms hunting at MC


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