This is the way to beat up protesters
Amidst heavy criticism of the police for their aggressive action against protesting workers at Katunayake, police yesterday launched special training for police officers in the Matara District on how to control demonstrations. They are seen here using batons for riot control. Pic by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk
Pension Bill coming again with new look

The Government is to go ahead with the controversial private sector pension scheme, after making suitable amendments in consultation with trade unions and others, senior ministers said yesterday.

India reiterates joint statement

The Indian Government will insist on following up on the points contained in the controversial Joint Statement issued a fortnight ago following the visit of Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris to New Delhi for bi-lateral talks.

E.coli: Lanka to closely check imported food
HRC summons Ragama Hospital directors
Fishing row deepens: 40 more arrested
This is the way to beat up protesters
Living off the shelf
Fear and fury: Aftermath of FTZ worker’s killing
Death on the roads – a daily story
An audience – with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
Matters spiritual aren’t really, as they say, my ‘thing’. (In all honesty, I’m none too hot on the temporal, either). But recently, what with a local recital under discussion, surprise correspondence from an erstwhile colleague at Hampton Court, and then, of course, The Wedding (watched grudgingly, I hasten to add, though I stood for the anthem), the sacred realm – musically, at least – has been more than usually on my mind.
Mandatory investments in state banks for private provident funds
The Government, in another disturbing move though less controversial than the Pension Bill, has directed all private provident funds sector to invest 40% of its funds in state banks or Treasury Bills in a move to minimize investment risks and protect member contributions in these funds.
US set to derail Palestinians' home dream at UN
If the General Assembly is called upon to recognise Palestine as a new sovereign nation state, the resolution is expected to garner the required two-thirds majority among the 192 members in the world body, come September.


Fulfil your dreams of quality Australian education
Higher education is the single most important contributor to success in life. Students are investing more and more to be qualified from an international university, but few of them get the opportunity to enter an international university.


Dilshan leads Lankan charge
Sri Lanka skipper Tillekaratne Dilshan lived up to his challenge of proving England were wrong to brand his team sitting ducks against short-pitched fast bowling as Sri Lanka overcame some frightening moments to set a packed Lord’s cricket ground alight with the highest opening stand of 207 on English soil and a maiden century on the second day of the second cricket Test here in London yesterday.


The reality and the rhetoric

The Ministry of Defence this week held an international symposium, which was largely to portray Sri Lanka's success story in defeating the scourge of terrorism. Though the intricacies of global politics ensured that some Western countries ......

Workers’ crisis: Stitch in time would have saved life -- Political Column
The government saw it coming, but not in its wildest dreams did it expect the turn of events this week to turn into such a nightmare. Most of the activity revolved around the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) also known as the Export Promotion Zone (EPZ) ......
Government, the master of illusion -- Focus on Rights

This week, a friend speaking to me on the phone, paused when I remarked that it took ordinary workers to teach this administration, its most telling lesson since it was returned to power post war, while the intelligentsia cowered under their beds, (metaporically speaking), except for some rare exceptions.

It’s truly a dog’s life in there

Puppies in small cages; parrots, sparrows, rabbits, ducks, and pigeons forcibly removed from their natural habitat and crammed into tiny cages, inside which they fight and injure one another. They languish in unhygienic conditions, often exposed to the hot sun just so that they can catch the attention of passers-by. Often the animals are kept without adequate food or water.

Heritage through Stamps - 3
Late Anuradhapura period which refers to the latter part of when ancient Sinhala kings ruled from Anuradhapura, was a somewhat chaotic period with repeated South Indian invasions and internal revolts. The administration was naturally weak with such problems. Yet whenever there was peace in between, arts and crafts, architecture and irrigation flourished.


The success story of Maliban Group of Companies
When the founder Chairman of Maliban Group of Compa nies Mr. Angulugaha Gamage Hinniappuhamy together with his two brothers Mr. Ang ulugaha Gamage Wickramapala and Mr. Angulugaha G amage Jinadasa left their villa to arrive in Colombo, they were given a sound advice by their mother which was completely adhered to by the sons.




Pension Bill coming again with new look
India reiterates joint statement
E.coli: Lanka to closely check imported food
HRC summons Ragama Hospital directors
Fishing row deepens: 40 more arrested
This is the way to beat up protesters
Living off the shelf
To do or not to do
Death on the roads – a daily story
Fear and fury: Aftermath of FTZ worker’s killing
We won’t stand for amendments to Pension Scheme: Trade unions
This is a genuine workers uprising: FTZ Workers Union
If I am killed, those in high places should be held responsible- Fonseka
Police nab impostor who preyed on parents seeking school admission
All systems ‘go’ for LG polls in the North
Forced to falsely implicate seniors for ragging, undergrad claims
Slain FTZ worker laid to rest amidst controversy over funeral arrangements
Detention of persons arrested for 48 hours continues
How Elite Forces throttled LTTE
The war as it was
Political Column
Workers’ crisis: Stitch in time would have saved life
5th Column
Come on, show them the way!
The Economic Analysis
Significant surge in industrial exports
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Government, the master of illusion
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
US Defence Attaché courts trouble; defends Lanka
From the sidelines
'Don’t worry … very soon you will be a Diplomat'
Free Hold
The success story of Maliban Group of Companies
CEA continues positive environmental programmes
DIMO and Tata Motors celebrate a legendary partnership of 50 years
Steady progress for Sunshine Holdings
Margin Trading for small investors from Capital TRUST Credit
hSenid Biz launches SaaS based Peoples HR 2.0
DIMO celebrates 125 Years of Mercedes-Benz with a surprise unveiling
Breathtaking beauty combined with master craftsmanship
ICASL to spotlight on Cloud Computing
Pan Asia opens its 46th Branch in Kuliyapitiya
HSBC Group selects Shantha Sevana Hospice for regional donation


  Business Times
Mandatory investments in state banks for private provident funds
Plans high-tech car service plant, ventures into caravan tourism
Chinese telecom firm gets Rs 3-bln i-Sri Lanka project
Dangerous signs: Overpricing of hotel rooms
RFCs in desperate bid to meet CB listing deadline
Protection from protestors!
Beyond pensions - right to work until 60 years
CB takes lead in spurring economic activity in capital
Asian Alliance for sale
Senok to fly high with helicopters
Misusing the people’s money
Neo@Ogilvy launched in Sri Lanka
Former joint MD of Hayleys subsidiary arrested for fraud d remanded
Asian shares down ahead of US jobs figures
Transport system a curse in Sri Lanka say industry stakeholders
Only ‘privileged’ 20,000 students enter national universities
Marketing guru Philip Kotler’s visit inspires Hameedia to launch ‘CEO Studio’
Caltex completes 5 years of successful partnership in Bangladesh
Mortein celebrates 25 years of the brand
Emissions cutting by SL garment companies for show only
Lankan economic experts stress the need to treat local and foreign investors alike
Oracle E-Business Suite helps Commercial Bank
Financial institutions must adopt modern payment systems : Cabraal
Depositors of failed finance cos. worried over deposit conversion to shares
UAE Foreign Trade Minister to visit Sri Lanka
Effective branding is commitment from the top say industry experts
Aitken Spence group revenue up 4%, after-tax profits up 12%
Risk Solutions supports KCC Fire Safety Compliance
'Overcrowding' key risk for telcos, price war could re-emerge : Fitch
SIA to launch budget airline
Plantations, healthcare boost profits at Sunshine Holdings
Export Growth: The challenge of poor logistics
Investors dilemma: No funds for IPOs
Softlogic to expand in finance sector through acquisition
Tourism industry felicitated at Sri Lanka Tourism Awards night
Heritance gets awarded for its hospitality
Nine Hayleys agriculture firms brought under one entity
Limited migration opportunities in unlimited Australia
Funday Times
Heritage through Stamps - 3
Magnetic effect of a current
Humankind the terminator -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
World War I: The aftermath 1918 - 1923 -- Geography
Kids' World
Forests: Nature at Your Service
The reality and the rhetoric
Dilshan leads Lankan charge
Boardroom politics boomerangs in Cardiff
It’s time to look beyond Murali and Vaas says Vaas himself
Isipathana upstage Trinity
Royal win comfortably
Sports doc says there are more cricketers
Bhanuka Crowned for 2011
Bata – the Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year
Onus is on Trinity to make it happen
Lankan footballers lack motivation
Nadika Kumari leads girls hockey team
Old Blighty
Trinity can’t make it; Royal confident
Gurutalawa Thomians win annual encounter
Isipathana determined to win schools league title
Nawalapitiya grabs Sepaktakraw title
Remembering Mahesa Rodrigo
Plight of lesser sports
Camilus, Marlon at the helm of NCC
Fulfil your dreams of quality Australian education
IIHE and i-Context sign MoU to provide best in class ICT enabled services
Advancing the Sri Lankan tradition of free education -
UND announces first unmanned Aircraft grads
OpenArc lends a helping hand to BIT Self Study students
APIIT gears for the future with “Hybrid” Applied IT degrees
Aspen prize for community college excellence
Edexcel HND - a 'work-ready' qualification
Options in forensic science
"Turning Impossible into Accomplishment” - Jessica Cox
CIMA lecture panel, "simply the best" at Imperial College
MSU's Foundation a quick start to a degree
American College of Higher Education becomes the new Test Venue for IELTS
Fourth Convocation of University of Science and Technology Chittagong
The perfect foundation that goes all the way with Imperial College
Importance of English in the workplace
CIMA success at Management Level with Wisdom
Study in Malaysia through Edlocate
China - gaining international recognition in education
12th Diploma programme by SLITAD
CIMA Spellmaster Semi Finals Commence
Becoming a Certified Care-Giver
Gateway introduces Psychology and Drama for O/L students
CINEC a prestigious option
SAITM holds inaugural Research Symposium on Engineering
Project Management institute Regional Presidents' Meeting held in Sri Lanka during June 3-5 at Hotel Dolphin Club & Spa - Waikal - Negombo
A New Master of Development Practice (MDP) Degree at the University of Peradeniya
Dr.Kuma's Time MAP will help you become an outstanding leader
Sales Rep to Harvard Business School
Academy of Design establishes prestigious Northumbria University degree in South Asia
Education Sports
Tissa Central grows in strength
Chathurange Kumara joins Southgate CC
It’s truly a dog’s life in there
The Alpine trek of a ‘Ceylon’ elephant
Letters to the Editor
Taking the sting out of the bite, the safe way
Back to a cool‘welcoming’ school
Haven on a hill exuding warmth
Senior folks, feel like some sand and fun?
Old soldiers living it their way
Lemon ice cream in Sri Lanka
Why is the nation in such a state?
Getting funky with tradition!
Oliver Castle will still be Canada’s face in Colombo
Works of leading female artists at Saskia gallery
Wonder of water
Swallows sleep in the land of rubies
Get a taste of Caipi Fruta from Malaysia
People and events
Magazine Articles
An audience – with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
Adagio Chorale: The a-capella young ones from Kandy
Brightening up his canvas with a smile
A quiet book corner amidst the bustle
Beauty from Polonnaruwa ready for the world
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Planning your big day
People need people
Debators to the fore
Bradby Fashions
Laughter takes the stage with ‘Leading Ladies’
Yes we exist
TV Times Articles
Rehan Razeen serves Amaya Hills as Resident Manager
GOH offers value for the family with theme nights
Experience old Ceylon at Craig Appin 
MLH and Med1 set industry standard for Hotels
‘Thomian Sing-a-Long 2011’ : Night of the Year
Neidra and Jehan take centre stage on ‘Celeb Chat’
‘Lanka making films with love’
  Times 2
NATO strikes Libya with attack helicopters
A robust presence in Asia: US
Mladic wary then defiant in dramatic Hague debut
Death of another journalist : Can anyone control Pakistan's ISI ?
13th Amendment: Time to knock it off
A genuine solution for all communities - need of the hour
Sex scandals and a surveillance society
V S Naipaul slams women writers
War on drugs has failed, claims global narcotics watchdog
Buzz off! Scientists discover gas that confuses mosquitoes
US set to derail Palestinians' home dream at UN


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