With Metta towards UN
Last year he launched a hunger strike outside the UN office in Colombo to protest against Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s appointment of an experts’ panel to advise him on accountability issues relating to the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka. On Vesak Day, Minister Wimal Weerawansa was at the UN headquarters in New York observing Pansil at a UN Vesak ceremony.
Lanka launches pre-emptive strike at UNHRC

Sri Lanka is to carry out a pre-emptive campaign ahead of the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva next week to ward-off any moves ...

Govt. goes ahead with leadership training plan

The government is to go ahead with its controversial “leadership” programme in military camps for university entrants from tomorrow despite ......

Fishing crisis deepens; ten more Lankans arrested
TMVP will continue to support Govt.
A/L evaluation under threat if FUTA pay hikes not met
Buddhist stamps trigger ministerial probe
Specialist recommends regular reviews of Fonseka’s health
University students get marching orders for leadership programme
Enter Dolly, Miss Fix It
Meet Dolly; she’s a charismatic, calculating and masterful, society woman. Not to mention a match-maker extraordinaire. In the play ‘Hallo Dolly’, directed by Indu Dharmasena, Dolly decides it’s time she found herself a match and sets her sights on her friend, the rich and successful Scrooge, Harendra Wanawanagedera.
Movable property as collateral against loans
Machinery, furniture, vehicles, electrical or electronic appliances regarded as movables in banking parlance and which were not accepted as security for loans, could now be furnished as collateral from June 1, according to a ruling by the Ministry of Finance.
Power, sex and conventional wisdom
Would there be fewer sex scandals if the world were run by women? The question comes to mind in the wake of scandals that involve two powerful men, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and came to light almost simultaneously.


China number one global education provider - Dr.Sunil J.Nawarathne
Sri Lanka-China Journalists' Forum successfully hosted the 2nd consecutive China Education Exhibition at the University of Colombo on May 14. The Exhibition was sponsored in collaboration with the China Education Council and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka.


Cricket by cricketers, for cricketers and of cricketers
Following last week’s narration on accountability and good governance in cricket, I embarked on another thought and shared my views with some prominent past cricketers. They readily agreed and encouraged me to pursue the subject. The crux of the subject is: “cricket governed by cricketers for the development of cricket”.


Diplomatic debacle

As the majority of the people of Sri Lanka were celebrating the life and teachings of India's greatest son, Gautama the Buddha, in the corridors of power of modern India, its leaders were lecturing to this island-nation's Minister of External Affairs on how best to govern this country.

G.L.Peiris visit a flop: India browbeats Lanka -- Political Column
The leaders of the country's main political parties were in 'shraddavantha' (pious) mode this week. The 2600 Sambuddhatva Jayanthi - 2600 years since the Enlightenment of the Buddha and the enunciation of the Doctrine of the Middle Path that revolutionized half the known world at the time, would have had a sobering effect on them.
Social challenges of an ageing population --The Economic Analysis

In as much as the ageing population has serious economic and financial consequences, the human and social dimensions of an ageing society poses serious challenges to the state and society. A high proportion of the aged would require to be cared for in th coming decade when the proportion of the elderly population would exceed 20 per cent. Already there is evidence of inadequate health care and accommodation for the elderly.

When Ceylon drew the stars

The first use of Ceylon as the location for a fiction film rather than a documentary was in 1936, when the 27-minute Jaws of the Jungle, (aka Jungle Virgin in the US), about an attack by “swarms of vicious vampire bats” on a Ceylon village, was directed by the horror-inspired Hollywood scriptwriter (The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand, etc.), Eddie Granemann.

An unforgettable day at Nuga Gama
To enjoy this unforgettable day, the Funday Times Club Members had to send in completed jigsaw puzzles and thirty winners were selected for the workshop. The workshop was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel on March 19 at 9.30 a.m., and was focused on World Water Day and the International Year of Forests. The thirty club members were greeted by the Funday Times Staff with a Funday Times cap.





Lanka launches pre-emptive strike at UNHRC
Fishing crisis deepens; ten more Lankans arrested
Govt. goes ahead with leadership training plan
UN: Only Lanka or inter-govt. agency can request probe
Ragging, it’s official now -- News Cartoon
The three-fold event now has greater religious observance: Podihamuduruwo
TMVP will continue to support Govt.
Specialist recommends regular reviews of Fonseka’s health -- ‘White Flag’ Trial-at-Bar
Sri Pada season ends but polythene problem persists
Two new endemic snakes slither into Lanka’s unique biodiversity list
A/L evaluation under threat if FUTA pay hikes not met
Seagulls ‘fall out of sky’ over Colombo, Puttalam
UNP Youth Front leader writes to prelate about military training for Uni students
33 Bogambara prisoners in rooftop protest, 195 on hunger strike
Buddhist stamps trigger ministerial probe
Air rifles to take aim at protecting agriculture
No wedding ring, only suffer-ring
Sakuntala wins Gratiaen prize for collection of poetry
Jayalalithaa wave sweeps away DMK-Congress Front in Tamil Nadu
Madavil salutes soldiers who ensured victory against the LTTE
University students get marching orders for leadership programme
JVP, PNM in islandwide protests against Indian interference
Sparks fly as CEB, LECO wires overload over Dr Perera’s crossover
Vesak lanterns – a glow of pride at UN
Victory over LTTE 2nd anniversary celebrations on May 27
The many shades of Vesak
Political Column
G.L.Peiris visit a flop: India browbeats Lanka
5th Column
Oops! Glossing over their faults
The Economic Analysis
Social challenges of an ageing population
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Not issued on this week
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Anna's lessons to journalists
From the sidelines
Obama’s speech: A shift in US policy – or business as usual?


  Business Times
Movable property as collateral against loans
Europe, developing world battle over IMF post
Sri Lanka expects upward revision in sovereign ratings
Grand Oriental Hotel deal to be finalised in two months
Some 7,000 GK depositors receive 2nd repayment
CB to further clarify bank loan-for-stocks rule
Tokyo bourse team to visit SL tomorrow
Showers of blessings
Comment - Dilemma of university teachers
Not more regulation but conformity with ILO Conventions and Workers’ Charter essential
TRC in preliminary round to ring in number portability
Right of Rreply - ‘Most investors in Sri Lanka trade on inside information’
Leading Indian cancer care provider seeks investor in Sri Lanka
Further extension of brokers’ credit stuns small investors
NDB 1Q11 YoY Group PAT doubles
CDB fosters IT literacy in remote Jaffna school
Discussion on Carbon crisis at ST Business Club
Correction - “Now it’s Rs 5 mln an acre for Kuchchaveli Investors”
Motivational speaker Craig Valentine talks leadership in Colombo
Investors cry foul over changing rules overnight
ICASL new headquarters, costing Rs 360 mln on 40,000 sq feet
Biggest GDP growth between 2004:08 came from price hikes, not real economic growth : economics teacher
Double digit revenue drop, after tax loss at former Watapota
First Capital 4Q10 group after tax profits double
BOC expands in India targeting businessmen, 60,000 Sri Lankan refugees
DIMO 12-month group revenues up 179%
Oil prices hit a snag sky high!
First quarter GDP growth within targets: Central Bank
Parquet to launch hyper market for building material
Kingslake software to increase productivity of tea exporters
Uva Wellasa University architect ends term after trail-blazing adventure in education
New SriLankan Airlines A320 touches down in Colombo
Janaki appointed to World Bank committee on agriculture finance
CB ‘figures’ on war and post war
Maldives pulls out of New7Wonders of nature contest
Behavioural Economics or Social Marketing? The Latter!
Maldives a ‘technology lab’ towards reducing carbon in the world
Funday Times
Difference in Jaffna
Resistances in Series and Parallel
A fairytale -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
An unforgettable day at Nuga Gama
Russia 1917 - 1924 -- World History
Kids' World
Exploring Biological Diversity
Diplomatic debacle
Cricket by cricketers, for cricketers and of cricketers
Japan hits Lanka with try tsunami
One vote to go – crunch time has arrived
Royal win convincingly
S. Thomas’ annihilated
The great Peterite move on the right side
Dancing to their tune
Old Wesleyites inter-batch 6-a-side cricket tournament on May 29
Anura Rohana has achieved a lot of his dreams as a pro
Ex boxing champ ponders on punches
BFSL: Shufflers off to Chennai
Beach volleyball players aim for double gold
Of retiring showmen and resurgent kings!
Batting on a matting wicket
Dharmasena moves up to the ICC elite panel
Soldiers dominate opening day
Dilshan and Paranavithana put on second double ‘ton’ stand on tour
Battle of the Saints should be a good one
Mahanama has the edge
China number one global education provider - Dr.Sunil J.Nawarathne
Nursing Degrees to commence in India
Oxford College of Business launches 12Month MSc
Career in Tourism - CTH qualifications from pathe Academy
TMC joins IQA to conduct World Quizzing Championships
Crescent Schools International begins at Wellampitiya
CIMA Case Study Awards 2011: 'Showcase your story'
Telecommunication Engineering in Sri Lanka
Be focussed on your goals and you will prosper in UK education
Achievers Idol 2011 - A new paradigm
MSU's Foundation - Quick start to a Degree
Raffles launches exclusive Open House
Impressive foreign participation at ICASL Students' Conference
D.S. Senanayake Colombo 7 to implant a solar project
Edlocate opens doors for students to study in Malaysia
A sound approach to strategic level @ Wisdom
FGKC - Islamic Finance Education
The University of Greenwich - truly international
OpenArc launches IT course for employees
Selecting the right MBA
UWIC the most accepted British MBA
SLIIT to boost Sri Lanka's software development sector
Parents/Students…do you know what you are getting?
GRE format to change from August
ACCA awards Platinum Status to Mercury Institute
Star lecturer S. Mayoorran joins Imperial College
Education Sports
Trinity shock St. Peter's to gain morale boosting win
Five-year-old Iyama Oushadee honoured
Jazz afternoon to promote Joes rugby today
When Ceylon drew the stars
Letters to the Editor
Coins for Sambuddhatva Jayanti
Colombo has a new Bishop
Celebrity gathering at Buddhist film festival
Dutch connection gets artistic expression
Soul Sounds; adding a little Soul to Pop
Spend a weekend with local writers, photographers
From trips to wild parks to exhibition of their work
Their spice of life
Designing a perfect balance between man and wilderness
Capturing vanishing voices, vanishing places and human spirit
Why people today lack people power
Supermarkets are great classrooms
Halgolla: Bungalow with a sense of living history
Spotting a Blonde in the garden
Brave bandsmen
Read this book and rediscover the famous Gardens anew
Times of triumph and tribulation written without fear or favour
A welcome addition to literature on police
Bamboo grove still in the news
The artist behind the giant pandals
People and events
Magazine Articles
Enter Dolly, Miss Fix It
Jack and the Beanstalk gets a modern, local touch
Thushari shines on NBC hit TV comedy
Wizard of Oz to Phantom of the Opera: Something for everyone
CMF gives a bright lad hope for the future
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Glorious cuisine
Living with purpose
Paranoid Earthling take the stage this month
A different take on Cinderella
Helping young girls reach their fullest potential
Recipe for comedy
TV Times Articles
Sun Bradby Dance Party at Amaya Hills
Kaushalya on Celeb Chat
Malaka Makes Maiden Feature
Inter Act wants actors
  Times 2
15 dead in NATO tanker blast in Pakistan
Strauss-Kahn released on bail, IMF battle hots up
India says Sino-Pakistan ties a 'serious concern'
Netanyahu lectures Obama in Oval Office
Syrian forces shoot dead 30 in protests: Activists
Some in US thought Day of Judgment was yesterday
NATO hits 8 Libyan ships; Tripoli scoffs at US
Karunanidhi’s daughter jailed; DMK mulls alliance with Congress
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth recovering in hospital
DSK and the dollar
The plot thickens: Was Dominique Strauss Kahn framed?
Power, sex and conventional wisdom
Scandal may terminate Arnie's career?
Cooked tomatoes 'as good as statins' for battling cholesterol
Is it the end for the paperback?
'God particle' mystery likely to be solved soon: Scientists
No concept of time
Chennai Super Queen
Illusions of Democracy
Libya revolt spares 'Athens of Africa', but kills tourism


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