With the dengue epidemic raging in Colombo and other places causing 66 deaths and more than 7800 positive cases so far this year, Colombo Municipal workers are moving in only now to fumigate areas with huge drains where thousands of killer mosquitoes were breeding.
Pic by Mangala Weerasekera
President rejects US court summons

Sri Lanka has rejected a move by a court in the United States to summon President Mahinda Rajapaksa over a US $ 30 million damages suit against him. The summons, first delivered to ‘Temple Trees’ but not accepted there, was later received by the Ministry of Justice.

Lanka seeks dialogue with UN rapporteur on Channel 4 allegations

Sri Lanka has accused Britain’s Channel 4 Television of not providing the government with a copy of the video titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ but assured that it is ready “to constructively engage” with the UN Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.

Dutch officials question KP and 12 others
Online visa system from September
Death fast by Ukrainian duo
Military Police to probe attack on TNA meeting
Yala to connect with Kumana
Bitter truth of sweet cravings
Dengue breeders, beware
Katunayake FTZ clashes reverberate overseas
Tests show arsenic level in rice samples not harmful
The Buried Flame
Feel like a spicy buth feed?
A. Vittanachchi has sat behind the counter at the Gunasiri Hotel for over 30 years, Pradeep Vittanachchi tells me. Tucked into the corner, just past St. Michael’s Church, the ‘Gal palliya’ kade is a favourite with locals. Since his father Premadasa passed away, Pradeep runs the small establishment with his mother, Gunawathi.
Chinese project loans at high interest rates
China is Sri Lanka’s leading lender at present, providing loan facilities amounting to around US$ 3 billion so far but at interest rates higher than that of multilateral agencies for the country’s infrastructure development and other mega projects, with the repayment period running up to 20 years, government officials said.
Russia’s politics of photowars
It is being billed as the Kremlin's soft soap battle as both Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and his strongman premier Vladimir Putin suddenly appoint glamorous women 'personal photographers' to their teams.


Once in a lifetime opportunity open to the next generation
Since the year 2000 over 550 Sri Lankan teenagers have experienced this amazing week in the USA which has changed their lives forever. 470 of them entered foreign Universities.

The Don is waiting while cricket is crashing
Looking back now, we wonder the wisdom of the words of former Sports Minister C.B. Ratnayake who proclaimed that Sri Lanka Cricket was a den of thieves and described it as the third most corrupt institution in the country.


Maliban employees recognized for their commitment
Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd recently held an event at House of Maliban premises the Ratmalana in order to recognize the value and appreciate the services of their staff.


Revise the Indo-Lanka accord

Regrettably, this is not the first call by this administration, nor the first since the North-East armed conflict began, nor the first call as a result of external pressure, particularly by India. That this call coincided with the recent visit to India by Sri Lanka's Minister of External Affairs and the visit by a high-powered team of Indian officials was no coincidence though.

Lack of clarity in foreign policy; Sri Lanka on collision course -- Political Column
Air Traffic Controllers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) gave priority clearance to the Indian Air Force Embraer VIP jet that dropped altitude from 37,000 feet for a smooth touchdown on a sultry afternoon the previous Friday.
Fostering not one but many Mandelas -- Focus on Rights

Atrocities happen during war. This is a disturbingly cynical one-liner that we hear all too often these days. At one level of understanding, this reminder is quite true. This is precisely why, at the end of a long period of conflict and bitterness, enlightened people try to ....

In search of a red moon on a cloudy night

Cloudy skies prevented most of us from photographing the much awaited total lunar eclipse which took place on Poson poya day. Colombo was clear right up to just before totality, after which it clouded over. A few lucky photographers got a view of totality through holes in the cloud cover.

Join hands to eradicate Dengue
Do you know that once again,
Dengue is on the rise?
Eradication is not a problem,
If everyone can join hands.


Food for thought
The days are rushed. School, office, housework, tuition, there’s hardly any time to cook let alone plan meals. Think you must what your family will be eating each day, stresses Consultant Medical Nutritionist Dr. Renuka Jayatissa of the Medical Research Institute, otherwise the consequences will be disastrous.


President rejects US court summons
Lanka seeks dialogue with UN rapporteur on Channel 4 allegations
Dutch officials question KP and 12 others
Online visa system from September
Lankan team in Jordan to probe rape charges
Home Video
Panel report made no mention of Fonseka’s comments to Leader paper: EAM official
Hotel owner files FR application against police for closing his business
Polls chief broadens mandate of all-party secretariat
Humidity will prevail during monsoon season- Met Dept
Death fast by Ukrainian duo
Govt. to discuss FUTA’s latest proposals for pay hike
Military Police to probe attack on TNA meeting
Troubled NGO taken over
Yala to connect with Kumana
Russia to explore for oil in Lanka
Bitter truth of sweet cravings
Govt. ineptitude driving SL into isolation- Mangala
SOS on fast disappearing species
Another hill-country leopard bites the dust
Dengue breeders, beware
Rights group calls for full probe on housemaid Rizana case
International Museum at Dalada Maligawa: Showcase of Buddhist heritage worldwide
Katunayake FTZ clashes reverberate overseas
Paradise turning into hell for stranded African fishermen
Bright Poson lights up remote village
Tests show arsenic level in rice samples not harmful
Karu J. to reintroduce Right to Information Bill in Parliament
Triple jumbo tragedy on death track
The Buried Flame
Political Column
Lack of clarity in foreign policy; Sri Lanka on collision course
5th Column
Judge not lest you be judged
The Economic Analysis
Vulnerable despite significant structural changes in economy
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Fostering not one but many Mandelas
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
New crisis in UNP over charge sheet against Sajith
From the sidelines
Not issued on this week
Free Hold
Maliban employees recognized for their commitment
Cinnamon Workers Create own theatre dramas
Dilly's "Fashion with Intelligence"
"We have regained and we will gain further…"
Abans-makes more than just a presentation
Exterminators pledge the industry to go green
Lalith Wickramasinghe - over 3 decades in Polymer industry
Ford appoints New Authorised Dealer
Lanka Hospitals commemorates World Blood Donor Day
Grand opening of Keells Super Rajagiriya


  Business Times
Chinese project loans at high interest rates
Shipping lines sidestep Colombo
Delmege sale surprises employees
Indian arrivals boom with over 55%
Indian, British, Malaysians keen on Lankan Commods Exchange
Alufab in Rs 87 million Private Placement
Tourism, the Ella way!
COMMENT - CSE: Small investors burn their fingers
FEATURE - Crisis: The UGC, Universities and the FUTA
Fitch downgrades Aitken Spence outlook to "Negative"
Pyramid schemes raising their heads again
EFC, oldest employer organisation in Asia, has balanced efficiency and equity in workplaces
Commercial Bank begins Sharia Compliant Banking
SMART TV: Colombo to contribute 2% to the company’s 2014 regional targets
IFC supports renewable energy thro’ wind-power projects
CPC loss heavily owing to refined oil imports
Large number of foreign firms for Colombo food fest
ICMA Australia’s Colombo branch appoints EXCO
SLT unveils new brand proposition – “One country - One voice”
Janashakthi says has over 1800 payment points in Sri Lanka
Ceylon Tea Brokers see 50% growth in 2010/11
Lankan tea veteran trains Turks in tea-tasting
Lankan protectionist business interests oppose CEPA
RCB to introduce ‘Facial Coding’ in Sri Lanka
Sustainable solution for academic income issue: an economic perspective
Everybody blames ‘Somebody’ when ‘Nobody’ does….
Neglecting a key travel centre of Bandarawela
ILO annual Conference brings domestic workers under labour standards
To be a Manager or Leader!
Mackinnons marks 40 years
Prominent Australian Surgeon calls for a PPP to improve Batticaloa Hospital
CMA Management Accountants Conference draws professionals, foreign participants
Sri Lankan banks ease SME loan terms, but few do for collateral
Nano Cabs: Women in the driving seat
ICASL-INSEAD training programme launched
LMJ takes over management of Giritale’s Deer Park Hotel
Subsidies like Samurdhi not working, highly politicised : Bradman
LFSUS supports 51 families in Deniyaya
Colombo South Harbour to be ready for 18,000 TEU vessels by 2013
SriLankan Airlines resuming flights to Zurich
SWITCH ASIA Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project wins award
ComBank and ‘Mother Sri Lanka’ promote IT education for rural children
SANASA signs 3-year Microsoft EA to standardise, streamline IT
Funday Times
Uses of Electromagnets
Join hands to eradicate Dengue -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
The rise of fascism 1922 - 1939 -- World History
Kids' World
Medi Scene
Food for thought
Understanding Chemotherapy
Inconvenience of one of the giants of elderly care
European E. coli outbreak - What’s it all about?
Coping with death of an unborn
Straightening out that male problem
Do not let supplements steal your gold
Revise the Indo-Lanka accord
The Don is waiting while cricket is crashing
SLC not in the red says Ranatunga
Sri Lanka accomplish mission promotion
Last minute try enables Navy to hold CR&FC
Hettiarachchi’s fate still unclear
Lankan hockey girls bag Silver
The game that nearly got grounded
Foulmouthed teacher
Nails in cricket’s coffin
Havies gaining momentum
Do not forget those who ploughed the field
Roween Sarap leads Lanka team to ISTAF World Cup
Havelocks sets 2015 as year of triple champs
AGM of St.Benedicts College OBU
Schools Volleyball off with a bang
Black Belt for Sharmila, high standard at grading
Final selection today for the Junior Rugby Asiad pool
Diesel Defender wins again at Cavalry Supercross
Gihan and Dilrukshi shine in Kuala Lampur
Two day cricket coaching camp at Matara
Swimming and Diving Championship from June 23
Age group rugby from June 24
England extend Sri Lanka's misery
Once in a lifetime opportunity open to the next generation
Growing up the Montessori way
CIMA Spellmaster - third Semi Finals
Commerce Union Wesley College: Quiz Competition 2011
Amal International School holds inaugural Islamic Society Awards Day
Hejaaz International opens doors for 18th intake of new admissions
"Aunty Joyce" has been a household name among both the young and old
D.S.Senanayake College Colombo 7 and its inception
Scholarships for USA is a game changer -Dr.Harsha de Silva
MSU's Medical Science alternatives to the medical profession
Increase migration or waste the boom
International Graphic Design degree by NU School of Design at Sri Lanka's AOD
Internationally accepted Project Management training in SL
Student entrepreneur makes sense of IT business
Facts about Foundation Programme
ACCA launches new fleet of qualifications for students awaiting G. C. E. A/L exam results
ACHE opens door to a real American Education
CIMA after London A/L's? The Perfect Foundation with Imperial College
Parents/Students: Do you know what you are getting?
"Selecting a recession free, challenging career"
Affiliated Montessori International (AMI)
Dinal enters MSU's Honours programme
Study Medicine in Europe-through Pathe Academy
Scholarships for Aerospace courses at University of Glamorgan, UK
Quality education and a great future!
Can we eliminate our blind spots?
Education Sports
Maris Stella blossoms to be a dominant force in sports
Cricketing twins say 'lack of prominence' let them down
Zesta flavour for Trinity Rugby
Jaguars champs at ZOBRA contest
In search of a red moon on a cloudy night
Sacred exposition sheds added light to Aloka pooja in Thanthirimale
Of political guests and planting days in tumultuous times
Letters to the Editor
Unravelling the mystery of feathered dead passage migrants to Sri Lanka
The wewa and us: The bond from ancient times still flows
Split-level serenity
Another hallmark for the golden couple of Sinhala cinema
Lanka’s man of modernism
Anthony Greville-Bell and the shooting of the doomed God King
Trios of threes to try and titillate!
When art and friends collide
Moo-ers and shakers!
Punyakante Wijenaike gives tips on short story writing
There are no tickets
People and events
Magazine Articles
Feel like a spicy buth feed?
Getting all creative with leather
Anushka’s strokes of sensitivity
Doc Kapila - Many roles rolled into one
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Life through her feet
Wedding memories
Caipifruta take the stage
Light and entertaining comedy
SkZin Deep
TV Times Articles
Yashan paints a ‘Siththamak’
Menaka de Fonseka in the spotlight on ‘Celeb Chat’
Three new luxury Villas Down South
Mount Lavinia Hotel give a Matcha Green Tea experience
GOH to stage an authentic Jaffna food festival
Anandaraj – Joins GHM-Dubai as Group Director-Operations
Breaking away from Bollywood
  Times 2
US is talking to Taliban: Karzai
UN nod for gay rights
Playing with fire: IMF warns of Euro-US economic crises
S. Korean troops shoot at civilian airliner by mistake
Defiant Gaddafi vows to defeat NATO
Morocco’s king unveils sweeping reforms
China stages military drills amid sea disputes
Mini Ice Age: Earth faces global cooling
Remote control killing like sport
Iran plans to send monkey into space
The perfect cuppa
King of the carbs! Pasta is named the world's favourite food
Wow, it’s liz love
Smash it
Russia’s politics of photowars
I can see for miles and miles and miles
Personal flight closer to reality with test of jetpack
Australia's boom lures new wave of European immigrants
Malaysia 'to press on with Australia refugee swap'
Ayman al-Zawahiri: From doctor to Osama bin Laden's successor
Pakistan's female madrassas breed radicalism
China-Russia strategic alliance: The answer
Are Saudi women next?
UN council recommends 2nd term for Ban Ki-moon


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