Army and STF personnel were deployed yesterday in Colombo and suburbs to check vehicles in keeping with the government's new resolve to crack down on illicit firearms. The troops in their random checks focused largely on luxury vehicles and jeeps as seen in this picture taken at Peliyagoda. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera.
Citizens’ profile in electronic registry

An Electronic National Registry project under the Ministry of Defence costing more than Rs 14.5 billion will store personal data of all Sri Lankans.

Big billions for Urban Development and Defence in Budget 2012

A newly created Ministry of Urban Development along with Defence, Ports and Highways and the Ministry of Economic Development ......

TNA to brief Clinton on talks with Govt.
Hospital won’t release Duminda’s medical reports
Kolonnawa shooting: CID hunts for more suspects on both sides
Nesting sites of sea turtles under threat by humans
Newly elected local body heads take oaths today
Beauty treatment ends in tragedy
Saskia’s good luck charm
Saskia Fernando keeps her art gallery filled with exquisite things. However, her most prized possession has never been on display. Instead, the delicate miniature sculpture is kept nestled inside her jewellery box.
Govt. plans land audit
The Government is planning a comprehensive audit of the country‘s public and privately-held land assets. The public sector property audit will be conducted under the first phase of this initiative.
Secret cash trail meant Liam Fox had to go
Britain's Defence Secretary (minister) Liam Fox resigned on Friday night amid allegations that he asked a wealthy Tory donor to fund his best man and former flatmate Adam Werritty.


LIndian hegemony and the rise and fall of DRS
It’s like the python that started to devour its own tail. The ICC is now grovelling under the Indian cash hegemony and is gradually sliding into a powerless and almost dead body that is run by a set of non-cricketer businessmen, who indulge in the game just for their personal entertainment and prestige.


Tests, tests and tests
Fresh and relaxed is how you should be and also early in the day, when taking those common but numerous “medical tests” that many of us are ordered to do by our doctors.



Political violence and development

Opinion columns and letters to the editor in almost all major newspapers in this country have tried and failed but bullets have succeeded in sending a powerful message to the government which has done precious little to check the growing menace of political thuggery.

Political awakening after Bharatha's death -- Political Column
A shoot out that left a ruling party politician dead and a parliamentarian wounded seriously took the gloss away from the convincing victory the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured at last week's local polls.
The proverbial tip of a very unpleasant iceberg -- Focus on Rights

Contrary to popular perception, the crisis of the Rule of Law that has gripped Sri Lanka is not limited in its reach to only a few unfortunates. Rather, it has caught up in its wake, politicians of the ruling party as well as (inevitably) opposition members, ordinary citizens, members of the judiciary and even members of the police and the services.

Upeka's swansong

Whenever the inevitable comparisons have been made, Upeka has stoutly resisted being likened to her illustrious parents Chitrasena and Vajira, those erstwhile legends of dance in this country. She has always danced on her own terms, she has maintained and last Sunday she did it her way, bowing out with a wonderfully evocative performance.

A Jataka tale painted on a 'pettagama' – a rare feat
Buddhist paintings are a significant feature in Sri Lankan heritage. Ever since Buddhist art and architecture began to flourish after the introduction of Buddhism in the 3rd century BC, the artists started painting the walls of temples with numerous episodes of the Buddha's life.


APIIT shines at Motorola software competition
The APIIT Team comprising of C.M.Tharanga Nuwan Chandrasekara, R.M.Isuru Uthpala Bandara Ranasinghe, Dushmantha Ranathunga, Samith Disal Sandanayake, P.G.G.T.C. Deshapriya, W.P.C.T Pulasthi, Chamath Silva emerged Runners- up at the Motorola Inter- University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011 held recently.


Citizens’ profile in electronic registry
IMF not happy about exchange rate policy
TNA to brief Clinton on talks with Govt.
Big billions for Urban Development and Defence in Budget 2012
Hospital won’t release Duminda’s medical reports
Gyms to make public servants strong
50,930 vie for 9,300 slots at Korean Language test
Lasantha killing: One suspect dies
Vietnam President’s visit results in a slew of agreements and MoUs
Veteran filmmaker Titus Thotawatte dies
Sanitary worker doubles as abortionist
Madras High Court directs Centre for Coastguard escort for Indian fishermen
A tale of two ordeals
Estimated income - Rs. 1115 b., expenditure –Rs. 2220 b.
Kolonnawa shooting: CID hunts for more suspects on both sides
Made in Sri Lanka, clarion call of Budget 2012
Lanka to be centre of IUCN
Nesting sites of sea turtles under threat by humans
Nature tourism a threat to Marble Rock frog
Roshen’s family’s lonely vigil for justice while report lies at President’s office
Beauty treatment ends in tragedy
Newly elected local body heads take oaths today
Embilipitiya family murder : Six treasure hunters arrested
Charge of inciting ethnic discord should be levelled against paper, not Fonseka: Defence
FR petition against confiscation of property re-fixed for argument
Farmers in the lurch
India's nuclear path and its row with Australia
An Independent Judiciary a nation’s bulwark against Authoritarianism
Political Column
Political awakening after Bharatha's death
5th Column
Kill, kill, kill till there won’t be anyone but the killers to run for elections
The Economic Analysis
Serious concerns over widening trade gap: Focus on imports
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
The proverbial tip of a very unpleasant iceberg
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Traffic terror: Check on container trucks urged
From the Sidelines
CMC election — revenge of the city dwellers
Medi Scene
Tests, tests and tests
Epilepsy : Leading a fulfilled and successful life
Giving children with Cerebral Palsy a chance
The ‘bionic ear’ will change the lives of these children
PCOS: Living with a common hormonal disorder
A jab in time can keep cervical cancer at bay
Small bowel bleeding: Causes, diagnosis and treatment
Guide to a sweeter life for diabetics
  Business Times
Govt. plans land audit
Rajaratnam saga: Proves insider trading doesn’t pay
Hemas Power eyeing African hydro power projects, bio-mass
Indian, British travel agents concern over new visa rules
Call for national minimum wage
Yummy, yummy jelly
Comment - Deepavali: Next big plantation challenge
What you should know about expressways
Creative ways of battling corruption and evil
Dialog subscribers can download SatNav app onto mobile phones
Suntel says enjoys strong balance sheet
LOLC keeps strong finger on SL economy
Lanka's first luxury Motorhome
DSI leads in Lankan footwear market-Fitch
Natural gas find could spur foreign investment: Central Bank
Central Bank on risk management issues for banks
Bates re-launches in Asia
Pure Ceylon Cinnamon unveiled at major German trade fair
‘Roadside Stations’ urged in Sri Lankan tourism boom
EFC signs pacts with Jaffna and Hambantota chambers
Yuan (Chinese currency) deals from Commercial Bank
Sri Lanka’s economy rebounds sharply, says HSBC Economic Chief
Prudential Shipping says handles biggest cargo operation at Hambantota Port
New standards for lead in paints after rights case by NGO
Mother of all recessions:Branson
Duty cuts for raw materials in confectionery products
e-Channelling has dental tourism, 2 leisure portals lined up
People's Leasing awaiting S'pore, Hong Kong funds for IPO
Tips on ‘Decision-making’ at ST Business Club
What has gone wrong at the Colombo bourse?
681 SL cyber security incidents so far in 2011
Steve Jobs’ legacy at Apple
Fitch upholds Dialog's 'AAA(lka)' / Stable
Tribute to Lalith Kotalawela in new book on Ceylinco saga
Richard Peiris eyeing warehousing, store expansions
Nation Lanka resurrects subsidiary CICL
SEC conducts ‘Investment Day’ awareness on investment
Sri Lanka business delegation visits Moscow
ComBank to promote General Insurance with Chartis
Political violence and development
Operation desert storm launched
LIndian hegemony and the rise and fall of DRS
Moves to play Provincial and Club Cricket concurrently
Prince of Wales begin season with thrilling win
Do not just wait for the Oracle
MPCA cash in on Lankan generosity
Carlton Super Sevens kick off on Oct. 29
Champs Wattala BC stumble in title defence
HNB shuttlers win Mercantile Singer Open C'ship
Royal on course to defend hockey title
Big guns make it into Badminton National finals
Umpire workshops launched
The new triangle
‘Go green’ is this year’s theme
Old Bens veterans meet Old Mazedonians in soccer
Uddeepani and Wickremasinghe were the best
Sri Lankan TT veterans excel in Australian Masters at Adelaide
Prima Junior cricket tourney from Tuesday
Eager to give a good account of themselves
Looking for spring of fresh hope
Junior Antonians win at rugby
Richmond records first ever win over Royal
APIIT shines at Motorola software competition
CROSS ROADS 2011 Career Guidance Seminar and Education fair - it's for parents and teachers too...
Amazing America on Oct 22 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
Quest for Balance - National Conference of Chartered Accountants
ACBT offers A'Level students a pathway to globally recognised Australian degrees
CICRA & EC-Council sponsor first ever Hacking Challenge and Information Security Quiz in Sri Lanka
IBSL gets New Chairman and Vice Chairman
Aspirations Education represents whole of Australia
Engineers, there are more opportunities for you in Australia!
British Council recognises the growing demand for UK qualifications
HELP University, the new destination for quality UK, USA, Australian and Canadian University transfer programmes
British Council recognises the growing demand for UK qualifications
Overseas Education - Are you getting the correct picture?
SAITM Faculty of Engineering Scores another first
Interact Club of Asian International School - 13th Annual Installation
World Prize winner for MATRIX
Rewarding career opportunity with MSU's hospitality programmes
Australia's reputation in proving quality education
Better employment prospects with the ACCA qualification
Sri Lankan Toastmasters felicitates Balraj
Top honours for ICASL member Shihan Kehelella at the Cambridge International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE) course
BCS Graduation Ceremony @ BMICH - ESOFT student creates history
ICASL Business School confers graduates with MBAs and Postgraduate diplomas at 2011 Convocation
IT Mastermind semi finals begin, sponsored by ESOFT
ICBT Campus launches Quantity Surveying and Construction programs in Dubai, Qatar and Oman
The Open University Teams up with Dharmavahini Foundation and the Dialog Learn TV
APIIT Graduate School launches MBA and MSc programmes
ET schools
Workshop on Reflective Practice in Nursing successfully conducted in Sri Lanka by Thames International
Seylan regains the top slot among Banks at TMC's Wisdom Quiz
Upeka's swansong
Passionate about our puppets
Letters to the Editor
Coconut oil: It’s good for you after all
Mitigating the effects of global food crisis in Sri Lanka
Jaffna feels the bite of the saw-scaled viper
Let your ‘mite’ flow to keep Bubble Baby alive
A story that teaches valuable lessons
A call to revive traditional wisdom
Celebrating 50 golden years of being a family
Colombo’s not-so-famous five
Moving to find inspiration
Let’s get rid of our late great gun culture
A continuing saga of helping others across borders
An Englishwoman in Blue Whale country
“Look Back in Love” – An engaging monodrama
Salinda’s long-awaited silverscreen debut
People and events
Magazine Articles
Saskia’s good luck charm
Young models and designers step out
Get your feet tapping tonight at JAZZiN’ - Across The Floor’
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Cakes for a cause
Importance of dreaming big
Rotaract Club of the University of Moratuwa gets a new board
A mile in their shoes
‘Boardwalk’ to Hollywood
All about the dress
TV Times Articles
The celebration for BeatBox
Epic adventures at Chaaya Wild
EAP Hotels wins medals
‘Super Six’ to hit the screen soon
South Asian documentaries in Colombo
  Times 2
Secret cash trail meant Liam Fox had to go
Doctor's defence faces tough task in Jackson trial
Happy crowds greet Bhutan's newly married king
Wall Street sit-in protest goes global
Fighting erupts in Tripoli, three killed: NTC
Defences bolstered as floods threaten Thai capital
US arms Bahrain while decrying Russian weapons in Syria
NYPD cops 'make up bogus drug charges against innocent people to meet their arrest quotas'
Wars in the 21st century: From drones to cyber wars
The secret of volcanic eruptions revealed
The instability of inequality
Humans are descended from fish-like animal with a 'sixth sense'
Funday Times
A Jataka tale painted on a 'pettagama' – a rare feat
Sine Ratio -- Maths
Poya -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Philippines! Here I come...
Peace in the Pacific 1945 - 1948 -- World History
Kids' World
Denuwara Mithuro - Friends of Two Cities
© Copyright 1996 - 2011 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 8.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution