After nearly 30 years local council elections were held yesterday in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts following the defeat of the Tiger guerrillas by soldiers like this who made sacrifices. Soldier Sunil Shantha lost his leg in the final battle in Wellamullivaikkal in Mullaitivu and still serves the army. He turned up to vote at a polling booth at Nawagattegama in the Puttalam district. Pic by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinha.
Dirty petrol supplier’s stocks continue to be distributed

Contaminated fuel stocks that ruined more than 5,000 vehicles were only part of a major three-month long consignment that will be brought to Colombo until the end of this month, and will continue to be distributed to vehicle users, ongoing investigations have revealed.

US uses aid weapon: Lanka may lose Rs. 1.4 billion

Sri Lanka stands to lose 13 million dollars (Rs 1.4 billion) in development assistance from the United States if a ban on aid becomes law.

Vote buying, grabbing of poll cards mar northern elections
Lankan soldiers sent back from TN: Indian reports
The fight will continue, vow academics
Beware! Don’t get entangled in the net
Search on for vessel missing at sea
New IGP in the saddle
Focus on Fr. Poruthota
One of the most respected religious leaders who is responsible for introducing a large number of cinema artistes and filmmakers to Sri Lanka cinema, Rev. Fr. Ernest Poruthota will be in focus in this week’s ‘Alakamandawa’ television programme.
SL Tourism gets boost thro’ new campaign
The tourism industry this week cheered a move by Sri Lanka Tourism (SLT) to finally prepare the groundwork to spend on advertising and promotion of the country in the post-war era, an issue that both sides have been at odds.
Madman turns peace city into hell
Police said they were questioning a Christian fundamentalist today over twin attacks on a youth camp and the government headquarters that killed 91 people in Norway's deadliest post-war tragedy.


Wycherley conducts Poson Bakthi Gee programme 2011
Wycherley has always been a school steeped in culture and traditions very specially connected with every religion in the country. Keeping in line with Wesak, Poson and the Sambudhathwa Jayanthi celebrations, Wycherley organized a Bakthi Gee Programme on June 10 2011 at the 'Mihilaka Medura' located in the BMICH premises.

A winning partnership with a home grown coach
May be it was the present financial constraints that really mooted this idea. Or it may because the new interim committee’s cricket think tank led by former Sri Lanka opening batsman Sidath Wettimuny has opted to look at the needs of the changing Lankan challenge from a different perspective.



Govt. ignoring epidemic of corruption

The US Secretary of State stopping by in the neighbourhood seems to have run out of ideas. One must look out for some innovative thinking to tackle the problem of Sri Lanka's Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), she said, but it seems the US Congress, or at least one of its influential committees, has gone back to their time-tested ways of arm-twisting nations by simply voting to cut off aid to Sri Lanka.

US builds closer, strategic ties with Tamil Nadu -- Political Column
Events across both sides of the Palk Strait, the waters that divide Sri Lanka and India, were much in focus this week. Across the seas, the world's only super power fired a strong diplomatic salvo on Sri Lanka.
Tell me what to say……… -- 5th Column

Hillary was meeting Jayalalithaa in Chennai. A fly on the wall reports on their conversation.
“Hillary, do you know why everyone is interested in what you would say during your visit here?”

Ena’s kaleidoscope of colour

“I am really mad,” says Ena de Silva. It is the kind of timeless mad that enchants you. That you obsess over during a four-hour drive back home from Matale to Colombo. At 88, she is one of the youngest people you could ever meet, seeming to have the heart and soul of a twenty- year-old.

King Dharmapala becomes Don Juan
The queen gave her consent to the king’s idea of changing his religion. When the king informed the Nilames of the palace about this wish, they too had nothing to say against it. It soon became known in the country that King Dharmapala was going to be a Catholic. The Catholic priests were of course very happy over this.


World-class equipment from DIMO
The construction machinery division of Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) traded five units of Komatsu Motor Grader GD511A-1 machines, a world-class construction and mining equipment to Maga Neguma Road Construction Equipment Co (Pvt) Ltd recently.



Dirty petrol supplier’s stocks continue to be distributed
US uses aid weapon: Lanka may lose Rs. 1.4 billion
President makes late night call to console Norway
Vote buying, grabbing of poll cards mar northern elections
Lanka: No common fishing zone
Another LC poll before budget
Insider trading regulations kill market: Top investor
Market forces toll the knell to affordable education
Dambulla Hospital: Health Services Director sets out his position -- Right of reply
Record entries for Journalism Awards on Tuesday
Lankan soldiers sent back from TN: Indian reports
Thisara wins prestigious Geoffrey Bawa Award
Born again into a life worth living for
Berman: Marathon foreign policy markup was a “series of tantrums”
Near extinct fish faces death by dynamite
Beware! Don’t get entangled in the net
We will weed out this terrorism as we did the LTTE
The fight will continue, vow academics
No move to drive jumbos from Hambantota: Official
Unwanted post-war babies abandoned or killed in North
Moves to ratify convention on domestic workers underway
Search on for vessel missing at sea
DWC needs separate Marine Unit to manage Marine National Parks
Pigeon Island a coral tomb
No local solutions: Sri Lankans in search of divine intervention
New IGP in the saddle
Election Law violations dominate LG polls
Political Column
US builds closer, strategic ties with Tamil Nadu
5th Column
Tell me what to say………
The Economic Analysis
Improved international ratings and assessment of the economy
Opposition quest for whodunit meets with more hedging
Focus on Rights
Reflections on political and other dictators
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Supporters hired for Rs. 2,500
From the sidelines
Not issued on this week
Funday Times
King Dharmapala becomes Don Juan
Electricity from Magnetism
Mirror -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
A Mob of Meerkats
Madrid -- Geography
Kids' World
A taste of 'Milk Rice' at Nuga Gama


  Business Times
SL Tourism gets boost thro’ new campaign
Hayleys revives deputy chairman’s post
SLT CEO’s service contract creates controversy
Hilton to manage Malwatte resort in the Maldives
Swarnamahal Financial Services to set up Gold Fund
‘Insider trading? So what – it’s legit!
Education :My child is better than yours
COMMENT - Mr President-give me a hearing
Magical power of focus
Construction fair next month draws foreign companies
Colombo Port receives rare internal containers via train
PB re-launches website with E-futures
Brandix first apparel maker in the world to get ISO 50001
Fitch and Moody's upgrade Sri Lanka’s Sovereign Rating
New records for CSE's ASPI, Milanka, turnover, number of trades in 2010
Air Taxis target islandwide destinations
SL exports to India driven by FTA, imports not so
SAARC chamber seminar on transport and communication
Trend Micro antivirus launches, plans No. 2 spot in market share by end 2011
Hayleys Energy Services receives rare 4-in-1 certification
Sri Lanka’s $1 billion bond issue draws billions in offers
THINKCube unveils Telco Cloud Computing products
Neela to discuss "Leadership" issues at the ST Business Club
WNL to receive ISO 14001 certification
Sri Lankan HC designate speaks at Oxford’s Rhodes House
So do you want to get married in the air?
Disaster at the bourse...!
Data discrepancies recorded in apparel industry
August offers from Singapore Airlines
No shareholder agreement weakens Govt. control in SLT
Asia Capital sells insurance, commods trading stakes to focus on core business
Fonterra provides nutritious milk to Carlton Pre-school students
Insider trading? ‘Nothing wrong - we all do it’-top investor says
SEC offers up draft rules for minimum public float for comment
Overpricing IPOs – face the music
Sri Lanka committed to job security for HIV/AIDS victims
Migration, remittances and development in South Asia - Saman Kelegama (Editor), Sage Publications, India, 2011
Janashakthi launches insurance scheme for Sri Lankan hotels
Solar power as a cost cutting solution for tea and rubber plantations
American Alumni Association collaborates with CandleAid Lanka to help a school
Visits by global management pave way for expansion at A&E Lanka
Free Hold
DFCC Nenasa student loan scheme continuously serves to empower the Sri Lankan youth
World-class equipment from DIMO
Air Work International introduces 'Origin Dehumidifiers' to Sri Lanka
Swim Holdings - The masters of high quality swimming pools
Wilkins Spence Packaging Lanka Awarded ISO 9001:2008
A soothing fusion of comfort and style
Corporate Leaders and Professionals to Spread Message of Patriotism through Mother Sri Lanka
Govt. ignoring epidemic of corruption
A winning partnership with a home grown coach
Decision review only for the three Tests
The show of shows in school cricket around the corner
Kumar and Tharanga make it look easy
Lankan ‘A’ lose
Thilan and Rumesh guide Wayamba
Bens runners-up in athletics
Amanthi clears Deepika’s 31-year-old discus mark
Lakshman Kadirgamar- A great sportsman
Feeling the heat
Still around that gun shot
Sanath – The shining star
Sepaktakraw at 2012 SAF Games
Dishing out Royal-brand rugby
The 2011 schools’ rugby season in Kandy
Get ready for the 4x4 Gympo
Deshapriya dazzles at Beliatta
Zahira Rugby Sevens to kick off today
The record man – Jamaldeen
Our England tour and what steps we could take for the future
Denzil-Officer and a Gentlemen
Top surfers to ride A-Bay waves at SriLankan Airlines Pro
CRC take Deepam Trophy
Dhanushka Dharmasiri puts Kurunegala YCC on top
Wycherley conducts Poson Bakthi Gee programme 2011
Inauguration of the JTO alumni
Zahira College, Matale OBU -Colombo branch inaugural ceremony
An ultra modern hall for D.S. Senanayake College Colombo 7
Educate your child in New Zealand through the GISM Campus
They are truly a mother and father team
THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT "University of Wales - MBA"
ICASL & AMBA Valuation Boot Camp - 2nd intake
CIMA Toastmasters' Club does it again!!! First Quiz for Toastmasters of Sri Lanka
MSU’s MBA meets current needs
Mystical Rose International Annual Prize Day
SAITM -On a journey to become the best higher education institution in South Asia
BMS-Northumbria partnership in Biomedical Science
ACCA offers an industry relevant Diploma in International Financial Reporting
Horizon Campus offers Degrees in Education and Psychology
Specialised MBA from University of Ballarat (Australia)in Sri Lanka campus
Sri Lanka's first Degree programme in interactive media at SAITM
BCAS' Student Council rebooted
Select non traditional courses when choosing to study in Australia
Your choice can’t go wrong with Wisdom!
IIHS Nursing Student Charitha, Achieves Excellence in Research
Achieve more from your University education
Aspirations International Education Exhibition - A great success
Calling all aspiring designers; Academy of Design opens its doors to the public
The Colombo Toastmasters' Club - 28th Presidential Installation ceremony
Education Sports
Peterite domination continues in schools Tennis for 5th consecutive year
A Triple Champion
Ena’s kaleidoscope of colour
Letters to the Editor
Liberating the world, book by book, seminar by seminar
After a wave of tragedy rises a creation of utility and beauty
A rare visit by ‘Big Cat Diary’ couple
Catherine’s M.B.E. a fitting finale to her work in Lanka
Has the battle for our minds begun or ended?
It’s indeed a noted kovil
Jhoncy’s quest for her brother
A guide for any researcher and student
Tigers roam where monks reside
He may not see, but his touch feels good
Silver Spoons and golden gastronomy
One man’s feat and powerful lessons on conservation
The trio who aimed at safeguarding the environment
Counting elephants-The other side of the coin
“I can’t imagine life without singing’
People and events
Magazine Articles
It’s ‘ok’ not ‘no’
A space for art
Mandhira performs with the SOSL
Making a cherished dream come true
GCE lessons on DVDs
How many roads must a man walk down?
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Onstage finalists battle it out
The best of Hikkaduwa
X-Men prequel is a classy affair
A story with every click
Fists of fury
With love …
TV Times Articles
Focus on Fr. Poruthota
Food with a twist
Hopper Night at Cinnamon Lakeside
Top winners brought honour to Thilanka, Kandy
Little Himasha sings big
Maiden effort of ‘Chimes of the 70’s
  Times 2
Madman turns peace city into hell
Angry Obama calls crisis debt talks with lawmakers to avert ‘Econ. Armageddon’
Murdoch Jr. under fire as hacking scandal widens
Mau Mau wins bid to sue Britain for torture
Cash-strapped war crimes suspect tracked down after trying to sell 'stolen' painting
Ribbon in the Milky Way
Murdoch’s Tiger wife
How’s that? No hands, no no-balls
Putin's patriotic girls strip and wash cars for his victory
The biggest name in the desert
Monks teach maleness to Thai 'ladyboys'
Western economies in crisis: Pity the policymakers


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