Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao responding to a friendly gesture made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa when a top-level delegation from India met him for talks on key issues at Temple Trees yesterday. The Indian delegation led by National Security Advisor Shiv Shanker Menon also included Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar.
No police, land powers to PCs

The move, the Sunday Times learns, follows strong opposition from constituent partners of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

MRI to test vegetables from Europe

Fresh vegetables imported from Europe for hotels and tourist resorts will be sent to the Medical Research Institute (MRI) for laboratory tests in the aftermath of the E-coli outbreak in Europe, a senior official of the Health Ministry said.

IMF calls for transparency, good governance
Some new hands at FTZs quit after recent clashes
Arsenic in pesticides: Test results out tomorrow: Official
Police officer under a cloud investigating my client’s case: Defence Counsel
Born free, even of a bed
Protected or not, railway crossings are veritable death traps
Ban seeks second five-year term, gets Lanka’s support
Prabath’s Jaffna Collection at PReT 2011
A talented designer who looks to integrate both local and international trends in creating his own concept, Prabath’s designs under the theme of ‘Jaffna Collection’ are a celebration of the Jaffna community. Prabath says he was inspired by the Jaffna Tamil people and their choice of attire.
People’s verdict: No faith in state-run pension scheme
An email and street poll jointly conducted by the Business Times and the Colombo-based Research Consultancy Bureau (RCB) on the controversial pension scheme found a majority of the respondents rejecting the scheme.
Syria use air power to crush protests
Washington toughened its stance on Syria, calling for a halt to a nearly three-month crackdown on democracy protests, as regime forces backed by helicopter gunships killed at least 25 demonstrators.


Ms. Nishani Kulatunga appointed as the Campus Director of IIHS
The Board of Management of the International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS), recently promoted Ms. Nishani Kulatunga as the Campus Director of IIHS, as an appreciation of her performance, enabling her to take up more responsibilities.

This is about banned substances
What made homo-erectus stand up and walk away from the rest of the animal kingdom? What made them do that was, probably, their competitive ego and their unceasing endurance which came to them instinctively.
Stop the pressure, give space to LLRC

Ever since the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a commission of inquiry "to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events covering the period February 2002 to May 2009.....

After FTZ clash, crisis now on Indian front -- Political Column
It was with a great sigh of relief that the government saw through the turbulent events of last week. It had managed to act swiftly in defusing what could have been an explosive situation following the police shooting of the 22-year-old Free Trade Zone worker.
The farce has been carried out for too long now -- Focus on Rights

Extreme police brutality as manifested recently during the protests by the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) workers is nothing that one should be astonished at. This is but a logical culmination of the militarization of the Sri Lanka Police which has been steadily progressing apace during the past years. This process had, of course, accelerated with astonishing speed during the past three years.

Thanthirimale: Lighting up the pilgrims’ path

As preparations are on to celebrate Poson poya in Anuradhapura on a grand note, the historic Thanthirimale stupa and its precincts will once again be illuminated to welcome thousands of devotees who flock to this historic temple. During the aloka pooja on June 15, 16 and 17, the Chaithya, sacred Bo tree, vihara ge and surroundings will be lit up by the Wijeya Group for the eighth consecutive year.

A solitary battle Centre
The crowd around him was powerful. There was no way of escape. Veediya Bandara got into deep thought. He had two options. One was to take his life (commit suicide), without surrendering to Prince Tikiri Kumara.
No police, land powers to PCs
MRI to test vegetables from Europe
IMF calls for transparency, good governance
Lanka seeks new way with Norway
President going to Russia for thank-you talks
Transparency is A two-way thing
Forest Dept. to moot programmes aimed at increasing forest cover
Elephant presented to Devinuwara temple
10 SSPs promoted as DIGs
Some new hands at FTZs quit after recent clashes
Jumbo losses continue at Pinnawala orphanage
Bribery Com. sinks its teeth into 3,000 old and new cases
Indo-Lanka ferry service starts tomorrow
Dengue rages within Colombo District
Arsenic in pesticides: Test results out tomorrow: Official
Social harmony training for latest batch of university students
Police officer under a cloud investigating my client’s case: Defence Counsel
Vanishing tyres leave dealers, distributors in a spin
Female constable manages to trap Romeo robber
Born free, even of a bed
Two elephant holding grounds: Move to prevent human elephant conflict
The cry for economic sanctions to bring Colombo to heel
Protected or not, railway crossings are veritable death traps
Opinion on Channel 4 video after LLRC verdict: Govt.
Court of Appeal rejects FUTA plea
India loses if it heeds TN’s call for economic sanctions here: Trade Ministry
UN backed eco-friendly, planned development for the North
Harness aquatic resources while sustaining marine biodiversity- India’s Environ Minister
Ban seeks second five-year term, gets Lanka’s support
Tourist hotels and resorts allowed on wildlife sanctuary buffer zones
Thanthirimale lights up for eighth year
Libyan group wants Hakeem to mediate
Political Column
After FTZ clash, crisis now on Indian front
5th Column
Hope springs eternal in the human mind
The Economic Analysis
External trade vulnerability despite export growth
National security bogey raised to skirt issues
Focus on Rights
The farce has been carried out for too long now
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Mixed messages on massacre
From the sidelines
Not issued on this week


  Business Times
People’s verdict: No faith in state-run pension scheme
CPC gas oil deal with Singapore-based UAE firm stirs controversy
BOI says FDI rising; ‘only gas, no fire’ contend workers
CCC property deal: Now a new firm favourite
Unhappy Lankan tourism industry does own promotion
Comment - Credibility eludes the Government
Big ‘bullies’ at work
Global product sharing and the myth of the value added economy
Letter - The Okanda Finance saga and long wait by investors
'Father of Marketing' Kotler says Sri Lanka ready to take off
Cutting admin costs and right pricing lift LIOC profits
Emerging Asian giants need to cooperate to tap energy resources
Indian politicians on Ramayana trail
Developing good, sustainable environmental practices in tourism
Commercial Bank to take Gold Loans country-wide
New BPO facility, 250 plus jobs for R.R. Donnelley in SL
SME loans based on project viability, not collateral
Banyan Tree pulls out of Deer Park management contract
Premier engineering event in October
Holcim warns of substandard cement imports
WSO2 to expand to Europe, Australia
Deccan Aviation’s new GA8 Airvan gets Airworthiness Certificate
Tourism pioneers and legends recognised
Govt. should be commended for Pension Bill
How to cure the pension headache
Migrant workers pension scheme: Silent theft
This week’s Business Times-RCB poll
CIC to focus on agri research for industry’s ‘way forward’
TFC narrows FY11 loss by 14% YoY
Carson to replace 'long haul' Carlsberg JV in India with more Lion exports
JKH opening new hotels, plans refurbishment
Maliban Biscuits sees marked increase in sales after receiving quality awards
Sell, sell, sell .. was the mood at the markets
London Stock Exchange showcases Sri Lanka
Funday Times
A solitary battle Centre
A bouncing ball
The meeting on the hill -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Environment Day at Nuga Gama
Rome -- Geography
Kids' World
Stop the pressure, give space to LLRC
This is about banned substances
Tharanga faces two-year ban from cricket
Sri Lanka’s Randiv shapes up with hat-trick
Sri Lanka confident of advancing to Group II
Wesley in narrow win over Thurstan
Isipathana shatter Peterite hopes
Zeenath shatters 31 year old record
Showing off
Bruising battle on cards as Kandy battle CH today
The Havies vs Kandy was the best
Thomian grit as high as their rugby takes shape
Adithya’s training bears fruit in Hong Kong
Matale Gold, Colombo Red joint champs
Southland grabs U19 hockey title
Rankothge to blow at Jakarta
Vidura emerge under 16 badminton runners-up
Dilan spikes high for SAF Beach Games in October
Local Association gears for Sepaktakraw World Cup
Trials to pick Junior Rugby Asiad team
Sports degrees from Cuba for coaches
Second MAS Holdings Novices Boxing Meet
Science put in their place
Joes beat back hot Rajan challenge
Ms. Nishani Kulatunga appointed as the Campus Director of IIHS
Cambridge delivers excellence in education in Sri Lanka
University of Canterbury, NZ to establish its presence in SL
OCB appoints top British academic
Access to a British Degree after O/Ls
UK's Edexcel HND in Business - HRM now at HRMI
CIMA Spellmaster - "A fun way of learning spelling"
MSU's Foundation a quick start to a degree
Padmashree Institute - India for affordable higher education in 'Health Science'
Hasini becomes Scholarships for USA's latest placement at College of Saint Benedict in Central Minnesota USA
SLIIT and UK's Sheffield Hallam University conduct design competition
Felicitation dinner for newly appointed Election Commissioner
Award-winning Fashion Design Degree of NU School of Design now in SL
History Created at 'Strategy' with two 'World Prizes'
Study Medicine through Pathe Academy
"Training the Trainers to understand their audiences better"
CCBT offers flexible and affordable pathways from GCE O/L to Master's
University of Greenwich welcomes SL students for September intake
Sri Lanka ranked highest with five CIM world-prizes
Study in USA @ UMass Dartmouth
The Innovative 12Month MBA: Who Wants To Be the Next Bill Gates?
IIHE awards BSc Degrees from UoW
Quality education and a great future! The American Transfer Programme at ANC
MBSL Insurance Co Sponsors Scrabble Tournament hosted by Lyceum International
Head Start an Australian Diploma of Biotechnology right here at IIHS
University entrance for London A/L students in Sri Lanka
Ten habits of Adaptive Marketers
Green Campus begins expansion Phase II
British College of Applied Studies recognized by Edexcel UK as an outstanding centre in Sri Lanka
Quiz Competition 2011 by the Commerce Union Of Wesley College
Hejaaz International opens doors for 18th intake of New Admissions
CEO, ILM receives recognition at the international Quality Conference in Pakistan
Education is redefined To suit today's people - by greenwich college
Create your own CIMA SUCCESS STORY with Imperial College
OCBT Campus Innovative education for real world success
Edexcel London Examinations launches new qualifications
ESOFT joins UK's Bucks New University
Education Sports
This is just the start says Arshad
SLIIT secures accolades at International University Badminton Championships 2011
Three grounds help De Mazenod to keep their profile in sports
Thanthirimale: Lighting up the pilgrims’ path
One woman’s vision gives vision to many
Letters to the Editor
Beginnings of Buddhist culture and withstanding colonial designs
New spring to rubber trade
Wooden wonder open to picturesque setting
Pressmen sharing drinks and yarns with MPs on the verandah
15 years of laughing at 'Art'
Tales close to your heart
Laki’s ‘secret me’
Singing lines
Food to fly for: Tasting Tamil Nadu
Were Sri Lankans the earliest tourists of the world?
Sri Lanka’s Nittevo: Time to find out whether fact or fiction
Young minds, best time to start meditating
Which of these isms would you like to be your friend?
People and events
Magazine Articles
Prabath’s Jaffna Collection at PReT 2011
Action! It’s Bollywood Vs Hollywood for WED
A journey of inheritance
Niro & Nilo sister act comes up with new designer store
Merry An Singers take Broadway to Chennai
Commons unveils range of new tastes
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Getting down to publishing
Awareness on youth unemployment
True beauty of life
Music from the Skies
Sweet comedy
A theme for your wedding
Evening of musical exploration
TV Times Articles
Ashanthi : ‘Star of The Week’ début
Jith Peries upfront on ‘Celeb Chat’
Ruwala Resort : Oasis in the desert
Soul funk sunday - old skool special
Daring Journey on Documentary
Teleplay on traditional medicine
  Times 2
Syria use air power to crush protests
India’s anti-graft guru hospitalised after seven-day protest fast
CIA boss in Pakistan for talks on intelligence sharing
Gaddafi offered way out amid deadly clashes
China aircraft carrier confirmed by general
UK queen gives Philip new title for 90th birthday
Australia considers cull of 1.2million camels 'to save the planet'
Are dogs telepathic?
Shooting video another blow to Pakistan forces
China-Vietnam sea dispute escalates amid war games
British troops could turn into rapists: Germaine Greer sparks outrage on Question Time
India gives: It’s a donor today
Women brave social barriers to join Afghan police force
Will the US really withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan?


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