A grocer in the Kelaniya area which experienced a nine-hour power cut officially called power failures is seen carrying on with his business under candle light on Thursday. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera
Ranil’s appeal for more time for Govt; Ban responds cautiously

His response came after Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe met the UN Chief in New York on Tuesday and appealed to him to give more time and space for the Sri Lankan Government to work out a political settlement to the “democracy deficit” in the post-war period.

Petrol bombshell: Lab test ignored, bad stock released

Despite laboratory tests proving that the recently imported 20,000 tons of refined fuel was sub-standard, a senior official in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources ordered that it be released to the market, the Sunday Times learns. The startling disclosure was made as a probe continued into the fuel scam that led to the breakdown of hundreds of vehicles.

Power cuts or failure, people in the dark
Another Petroleum Ministry scandal
Lanka’s workforce dying before their time!
People fume over fuel fiasco
Inland fisheries the key to future food security
Are we sitting on an asbestos time bomb?
‘War of the invisible enemy’- UK Defence Secy
The smells of Boolan beckon at Galle Face
The little red tent on Galle Face looks out over the ocean. The scent of grilling meat lures customers in to where a few simple plastic chairs and tables are arranged. Right there, you’ll find the man most people know only as Boolan.
BOI confusion continues despite 30 investment project approvals
Despite approving 30 foreign and local investment projects out of 57 applications in the first five months of this year, an element of chaos continues at Sri Lanka’s premier investment promotion agency the Board of Investment (BOI) owing to the restructuring of the whole foreign investment process in the country.
Sudan splits: A new nation is born
Celebrations erupted across Juba as jubilant crowds marked South Sudan's long-awaited day of freedom on Saturday, when the chronically underdeveloped region became the world's newest nation.


ICASL commences intake for prestigious Australian MBA programme
The business school of Sri Lanka's pioneering accounting body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), which has made vast strides over a period of more than half a decade, is offering the country's ambitious ....

Standing tall and calling a spade a spade
It was one of the most erudite expressions made about contemporary cricket in Sri Lanka. It was articulate, eloquent and very Sri Lankan. In short, after going through the content, I can understand how the former Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara managed to keep an audience of over 1,500 people spellbound .....



People in the dark in every way

If there were two serious matters that have caused much anxiety and anger among the citizenry in recent days, it is the presence of arsenic in the fertilizer that could have contaminated the rice they eat, and the contamination of petrol that has resulted in vehicles grinding to a halt with owners incurring heavy damage.

Crisis after crisis here and abroad -- Political Column
It seems a case of literally falling from the frying pan to the fire for the UPFA government this week. For months now, it has been plagued by the fallout from the report of the UN Advisory Panel of Experts on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. In its wake came Britain's Channel 4 video titled Sri Lanka's Killing Fields. The multi-pronged official responses to the issues raised by them, though contradictory, have dominated the local media much more than it should have those abroad.
It’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth -- 5th Column

My dear Sanga,

It was only three months ago that I wrote to you last and that was just after the World Cup final but I thought I must write to you again after hearing the stirring speech you made at Lord’s this week.

Spiriting out endemic species

A beautiful veil-tail Cherry Barb is on sale at Aquarama 2011 held in Singapore recently while a reputed international beauty-care company openly advertises Wewiya as the answer for wrinkles. How is it that the Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya) endemic to Sri Lanka is being sold .....

The end of Veediya Bandara
The Tamil soldiers swooped in. Bangai Rala – who wanted to protect his master, pulled out his sword and rushed forward to save Commander Veediya Bandara. He shielded him well. There followed a terrific battle. Bangai Rala displayed his mastery in warfare. But he could not do it for long. He fell dead from the blow from the sword of a Tamil soldier.


Ranil’s appeal for more time for Govt; Ban responds cautiously
Rizana’s health condition worsens; Moulavis on mercy mission to Saudi
Petrol bombshell: Lab test ignored, bad stock released
Power cuts or failure, people in the dark
Another Petroleum Ministry scandal
Back to square one
Lanka’s workforce dying before their time!
Nomenclature is the name of the latest power game
From killer/killers to bhutaya: Kahawatte on edge
People fume over fuel fiasco
Tamil scholar’s funeral today
Inland fisheries the key to future food security
Fonseka said what had been published is not what he had said - Karu J
Cuddling couples and curious children
Are we sitting on an asbestos time bomb?
Police Force - heal thyself
‘War of the invisible enemy’- UK Defence Secy
Kelawalla near threatened by over-fishing
Political Column
Crisis after crisis here and abroad
5th Column
It’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth
The Economic Analysis
Current imperatives in understanding the multi dimensional issues of poverty
Lanka a Shangri-La to its people
Focus on Rights
Not issued on this week
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Bogols' theory on relatives
From the sidelines
Not issued on this week
Funday Times
The end of Veediya Bandara
The motor effect
Dawn -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Vienna -- Geography
Kids' World
The Red Bicycle
Interact Club activities


  Business Times
BOI confusion continues despite 30 investment project approvals
e-Channelling to stream unchartered waters with leisure, diamonds and media
Another Chinese firm gets contract in Colombo Port expansion
Foreign exchange at SL supermarkets
Kotelawala finally indicted in GK fraud
Lessons on governance
COMMENT - Wanted:More courageous Sri Lankans
Rubber tree should not only be for latex but for carbon trading too!
Some 60% of LOLC's profits from financial services
East Expo-2011 in Trinco in Sept.
LOLC to issue Rs 1 bln listed, unlisted debentures
Truth behind Pyramid Schemes
Simple approach to portfolio diversification and investment returns
Shift in the paradigm of thinking – A need of the time
TradeCard;tapping a wealth of talent and resources in Sri Lanka
RAM maintains 'BBB+' and 'P2' for state-owned CGF
Economic Review’s special issue on Golden Jubilee of People’s Bank
Sri Lanka’s oil exploration programme to undergo technical and structural changes
SriLankan offers attractive fares, cuts prices by upto 20%
New President, Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka
HSBC connects Galle to its global network
SL needs a game changer to energise investment: Industry
Is a market recovery on the horizon......?
Exchange Traded Funds before December
ILO urges US to restore GSP benefits to Sri Lanka
Unilever’s production plant at Horana EPZ to start soon
Solidarity as the next source of profitability for all
Ageing population rises while savings rate falls
Sri Lanka Cooperative Movement celebrates its centenary
Much touted capitalism just like socialism, seen failing as development strategy
Carsons-controlled Singapore group acquires new plantation entity in Rs 4.2 bln buyout
SLIC aims to become a diversified conglomerate
Sri Lankan MPs to be trained on economic governance
No independent directors at Hayleys
Ogilvy & Mather marks Centennial of Founder’s Birth with Cannes Celebration
Saudi Arabia bans domestics after the Philippines imposed conditions for employing their nationals
Seylan Bank organises health camp at Horana
Lankan 'Entrepreneur of the Year' on November 23
People in the dark in every way
Standing tall and calling a spade a spade
Lankans go down fighting
Exciting Merrill wins a medal for Sri Lanka
Izzadeen goals give Army FA Cup
World netball giants Australia and New Zealand in final
Unconquered Royalty
Malinga’s grateful contribution
Gayan, Tharindu put Police in control
Sri Lanka to play Pakistan in Abu Dhabi
Vijitha Bandara takes Pin Fernando trophy
A firearm on the rugby field; what’s next?
I am today, and always, proudly Sri Lankan
CR continues to be in the forefront of rugby
BRC struggle for survival
CH drubs Army 43-15
Trinity down Thurstan 41-3
St. Sylvester’s in gigantic win over Kingswood
Kandy in close 15-12 win over Navy
CR in close 27-21 win over Air Force
Isipathana edges out Kingswood
Science drub S. Thomas
Drarmaraja down Wesley
Bradford College
ICASL commences intake for prestigious Australian MBA programme
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one learnt in school" - Principal, Wycherley
University of Ballarat (Australia) - Unique and Affordable educational opportunities to Sri Lankan students
Toastmasters District 82 leaders gear up for a brand new year
Nature's Secrets offers scholarships worth Rs. 10 M
IIHE offers MBA from University of Wales!
"Confidence and hope along with a strong resolution are the only things that get you through"- Juhaan Johar
Birmingham City University wins top international prize
Edlocate now represents UNSW in Sri Lanka
Nano-research pushes towards the everlasting battery
International Scholar (ISES) celebrates 12th Anniversary at Cancer hospital
Ashland University links with Scholarships for USA
IIT represented Sri Lanka at HCI Research Conference in the Netherlands
The Study, Colombo's London GCE A/L College, holds fifth annual
ACCA paves the way to a BSc from a top UK University
UCSC introduces e-Learning to Bhutan University
Aviation related Careers & study programs - Guangzhou College of Civil Aviation
CIMA Spellmaster Top 20 revealed
Aspirations Education International Exhibition 2011 "The Forward March"
Medicine abroad offers global exposure
ICASL conducts "Sisu Nena" seminar on A/L Accounting in Kalmunai and Batticaloa
NTB wins IPM 2011 debating championship
Informatics inaugurates first Oracle Approved Education Centre in Sri Lanka
Selecting an MBA that will help boost your career goals
Education Sports
Parents' mentality should change if they are to do well in athletics
Niluka top wicket taker
Hansanee shines at World Hopes championships
Happy to be back in her ‘heart home’
Spiriting out endemic species
Letters to the Editor
Portrait of a woman who took up the challenges of the biz world
Only 6 months old, but in and out of hospital
On Sanga’s ‘spirit of society’ talks
‘Listen, this is what your ancestors are telling you’
Throwaways have never looked better
The correct use of the 'Dharmachakra'
Reflecting on a compassionate intellectual in a post-conflict era
The first sermon that illuminated the world
Noir returns with shades of darkness
A new brew that goes back to a time of tea and trains
The charm of Ranmenika
Cinnamon Lodge: From an abandoned chena to an ecological role model
A searching look and a plea for reform
Understanding a Master misunderstood at home, recognized in the West
People and events
Magazine Articles
The smells of Boolan beckon at Galle Face
Pearl of the Persian Gulf
A day out with the beauties
Rocking start to Sri Lanka’s first Rhythm World Dancesport Championship
Furry strays find 2-legged friends on Facebook
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Dealing with ragging
All you need is Love
Manning up to street harassment
Dressing up your walls
Mark on the world
TV Times Articles
‘Paradise Kandy’: haven in the hills
Soul funk sunday- park jams special
Surendra sings Jothipala
Sanjeewa flies high with ‘Flying Fish’
Jackie gets hot with ‘Murder 2’
  Times 2
Sudan splits: A new nation is born
Journalist killing: US military chief says Govt. did it, Pakistan hits back
Thai fugitive's winning party faces legal threat
End of the world for N of the World
Is this the man who killed Bin Laden?
A question for US: Should China be contained?
The show ends, but the magic lives on
Soon you will live a thousand years: Scientist


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