Peace returns to Puttalam
The Puttalam town which was tense following the killing of a policeman by a mob mistaking him for a grease yaka is returning to normal as this picture of youths leaving a mosque after Friday prayers shows.
Pic by Hiran Priyankara
Middle East crisis: Tea trade in turmoil

Continuing political turmoil in the Middle East has badly hit Sri Lanka’s tea exports. A whopping 78 per cent of Sri Lanka’s annual tea exports of 300 million kilos .....

Fresh attempts at clearing sub-standard cement

A fresh attempt to clear a stock of cement which failed to meet required local standards was rejected by the Sri Lanka Customs on Friday.

Lanka-Libya company sacks workers
Gold medallist takes the bus home
Double check that expiry date
Mahout, driver fined for unsafe, illegal transport of elephant calf
Nominations closed: Off to the hustings
Bagatelle Road – will it be gone with the wind?
A stylish wrap
“I have loved shawls for as long as I can remember,” says 20-year- old Haiza Mazhim. Adorned in a bright red pendant scarf, the enthusiastic Haiza is a partner of ‘Affrizante’, a shawls and accessories line that has drawn quite a lot of attention lately.
Govt. seeks new $140 mln loan for Hambantota port work
The government is set to incur an additional cost of US$3-4 million for rock blasting work at the Hambantota harbour. Part of this cost will be obtained through a loan from a Chinese bank, authorities stated.
Hunt on for Gaddafi as fighting continues
Libyan rebels captured the Ras Jdir border post on the frontier with Tunisia, which it was feared Moamer Gaddafi might use to escape, as the hunt for the fugitive strongman continued today.


Malinga likely to come out of Test retirement
Sri Lanka’s pace ace Lasith Malinga may come out of retirement to be a part of the Lankan line-up for the second Test against Australia which is scheduled to begin at the Pallekelle Stadium on September 8, it is reliably understood.


Miles to go towards democracy

No doubt, President Mahinda Rajapaksa's announcement this week in Parliament, proposing the lifting of Emergency Regulations under the Public Security Ordinance (1947) will be greeted by (virtually) all in this country with a sigh of relief. It is still not clear when it would be done, but the suggestion alone is good enough news for the moment.

Crucial weeks ahead for Sri Lanka internationally -- Political Column
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had a special message for his cabinet ministers. He told them at the weekly meeting on Wednesday they would all have to be present in Parliament the next day, Thursday. However, he did not tell them why.
Celebrating more of Houdini’s illusions? -- Focus on Rights

Is the emergency really over in Sri Lanka? Or are we celebrating a clever trick, akin to Houdini’s famed illusions whereby we are being made to believe something that is not really the case?

Crowning shame

Fifty years ago, in the morning of September 19, 1961, the assistant curator of the Kandy museum opened the doors and to his amazement found the crown of King Rajasinghe II missing from its usual display.

Attractive flags of the ancient royalty
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Middle East crisis: Tea trade in turmoil
Fresh attempts at clearing sub-standard cement
Dirty fuel supplier back in business
1.5 million voters for Oct. polls
Our products are above board, says cosmetics company -- Right of Reply
Lanka-Libya company sacks workers
Gold medallist takes the bus home
Stamp withdrawn over Lumbini location controversy
Sports channel denies getting preferential treatment from SLRC
Nominations closed: Off to the hustings
JHU National Congress today
Businessman sans licence runs over roadside vendor, killing her
Double check that expiry date
Biting the hand that feeds
Puttalam town: Where fear and suspicion still reign
South Asia link up with wildlife forensics to combat illegal trade
Mahout, driver fined for unsafe, illegal transport of elephant calf
Danger! the bridge across Deduru Oya
Bagatelle Road – will it be gone with the wind?
The sad, sad tale of Munamalgaswewa
Political Column
Crucial weeks ahead for Sri Lanka internationally
5th Column
Once friends, now strangers
The Economic Analysis
Self sufficiency in rice and its economic benefits
President sugar-coats Govt.’s undemocratic practices with removal of Emergency
Focus on Rights
Celebrating more of Houdini’s illusions?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Exhibition of lawlessness outside Parliament
From the Sidelines
LG elections and the story in numbers
  Business Times
Govt. seeks new $140 mln loan for Hambantota port work
European travellers cruise into Colombo
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Lifting of the State of Emergency
Asia Capital gears to resurrect film industry
Dilith-dumping is a loser’s term
Sony Bravia high definition televisions enter Sri Lanka
COMMENT - Hasty move on vehicle imports
What you should know when you see a crowded bus!
Where to from here for NRFC account holders?
Bringing topline growth through sustainable strategy
RAM upholds AAI's 'BBB-' after its acquisition by Softlogic
SL first needs clearing house to up commodities, derivatives game
FCCISL local partner for World Tea Expo 2011 in China
Corruption: Even accepting a pen at a conference can be considered a bribe
Standard & Poor's president steps down after historic US debt downgrade
CDB raises Rs. 718 mln to support expansion
Sri Lankan private sector to import entire basmati rice quota from Pakistan
Sri Lankan companies urged to follow sustainable business practices
47th ICASL Annual Report Awards gets off the ground
Picture shows potential clients visiting Zhara HS's stall at ITB Asia 2010
3M enters first aid dressing market in Sri Lanka
HSBC awards gives impetus to young entrepreneurs
Sierra goes into pipes
Tokyo Cement to set up a 6MW Dendro power plant in Mahiyangana
3,000 vocational students to get access to Virtusa training
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 launched in SL
Wataniya links up with Ericsson to implement converged billing solution
SL bakery scores 20,000 Facebook fans
Diethelm Travel introduces new fleet of vehicles to Taj Samudra, Colombo
Melfort Green Teas to tie up with Coca-Cola USA to produce Lanka special green tea
Browns buys more property, eyes some more
MTD Walkers to change name by March next year
Infrastructure bonds to set economic growth
Ceylon Tea sees bigger share in teas sold
HVA Farms to go organic and eco
We give what we can: SEC
Sri Lanka Customs probes empty fertilizer bag scam
Sony brings Internet TV for Sri Lankans
RAM assigns 'AA+' / Stable rating to Commercial Bank
Brokers in different plateau!
Dimo Batta mobile trade service attracts consumers in a big way
Aitken Spence’s sixth Indian hotel opens in December
Piramal profits double
EDB ties up with Rainbow Pages to introduce Sri Lankan Exporters e-Directory
Miles to go towards democracy
Malinga likely to come out of Test retirement
Get the best weapons and go to battle against Aussies
Sixteen teams qualify to pre-quarter finals
Changes for the better — need of the hour
They’re lost in the (rugby) masquerade
Thirimanne hits ton in drawn game
Right Royal victory
Gajaba Supercross today
Java Lane fight back to hold New Youngs
Bolgoda rowing at bigger scale this year
How the mighty fall
Chilaw Marians and Air Force in strong position
Sri Lanka lose both games at Shanghai Rugby sevens
Navy and Army on line to meet in final
Isipathana, Trinity and Dharmaraja best bets
SABG running on quarter funds
Corry set to boost Navy rugby
Jayasuriya Academy emerge Champions
Royal and Musaeus grab TT honours
Is Sri Lanka ready to take up the coming challenges in athletics?
Riddle me this …..
Danushka Ranjan to lead Under 18 Youth Rugby Team
G.C.E. A/L Island Rankers Set the Trend by Joining Achievers for CIMA:
Massey, New Zealand accepts SL students from Second Year: Students after A/L can Start in September at GISM Campus, SL
APIIT Graduate School offers quality Postgraduate programmes
“The Liberal Education offered by the Americans is truly a gift to mankind." 
APIIT Business School creating Professionals for industry and Commerce globally
APIIT Law students depart for UK Summer School
Meet the A+ team to get A+ results
Wondering what to do next, after A/Ls…? Join Exon College Now
NIBM -a respected Business School for Higher Education in Sri Lanka
A Mother’s Touch !
Bond University Australia’s highest rating university
Fast track your career through University of Ballarat (Australia) Foundation Programme
Gateway student reaches the top at London ALs
Ladies' College Department of Vocational Studies - your path to success
British Council’s annual send off to UK-bound students
Your choice can't be wrong with Wisdom!
Spellmaster intensifies as it inches closer to the final 4
An insight into living and learning at University of Wollongong
UK continues to attract students for tertiary studies
Sri Lanka to lead in design education with the International AOD Campus
Oxford College of Business MBA Program in a class of its own
Special interview sessions at Edlocate for Feb '12 intake for Australian universities
Achievers appointed as an acca tuition provider
We prepare leaders for TRAVEL, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY industry
Meet University of Adelaide representative at Edlocate on September 2
Completed A/L’s? Earn your Degree from ESOFT
Mercury Institute of Management achieves another milestone
Griffith top eight in Australia for social sciences CRICOS Provider Code: 00233E
Study, Work and Live in Canada
University of Bolton, UK to open its Bolton Academic Centre (BAC) in Sri Lanka in partnership with the KES Group of Institutions
Crowning shame
Letters to the Editor
A sacred month to benefit spiritually and physically
When Gaddafi stole the show
Esfahan-Paris of the East
Creating something that can be touched
Sri Lankans vie for grand art prize in Singapore
Theatre, entertainment and awareness on AIDS
Soft drapes of Batik
A farewell to ferries
Guiding each other from near and far
Threat of dengue: When will we change?
Sympathetic ear more potent than any medication
Grease devils and some other slippery customers
People and events
Magazine Articles
A stylish wrap
Making a sister’s fantasy a reality
Musical odyssey by three generations
Pusswedilla returns
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Issues that matter
‘Signature’ take the stage
TV Times Articles
Smile with Ranidu
‘Sandamithuri’ from Raj
Koluu and Ranil de Silva joins Danu on SpeakEasy
Thomian Fair 2011
Culinary walkthrough of Vietnam at Continental
Spy Kids to rescue the earth
  Times 2
Hunt on for Gaddafi as fighting continues
Mass evacuation in US as Hurricane Irene approaches east coast
S’pore votes in first Presidential poll
Libyans' tryst with destiny
Why this is the moment Libya's Islamic extremists have prayed for
Gaddafi’s love for Leezza
Invisible millions pay price of statelessness
Apple boss: A mass of contradictions despite being a Zen Buddhist
Anna Domini
The Asian power squeeze
Funday Times
Attractive flags of the ancient royalty
Fun Maths and Science
The grease devil -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Girl Guides with “Creative Hands”
The beginning of World War II -- World History
Kids' World
Learn with Gihan: Birds of Sri Lanka -- Number 34
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