Uniform order faces snag
Despite Presidential orders that Ministerial Security Division guards deployed to protect politicians should be in uniform while on duty, this picture taken yesterday in Colombo shows MSD personnel clad in civvies. Government and opposition politicians have pointed out that the MSD personnel are given only two uniforms and therefore it is not possible for them to always wear the uniform. Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte
India in visa row with Lanka

India has expressed concern over Sri Lanka's new visa rules, particularly the US$ 50 processing fee, and urged that it be reduced. India's is Sri Lanka's biggest inbound travel market, followed by Britain.

Rajapaksa leaves on Tuesday for Commonwealth summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave on Tuesday for Australia leading Sri Lanka's delegation to the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia beginning October 28. Among those accompanying him will be External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga.

Printing errors: Census put off
US revives GSP but another hurdle remains
CEB wants to increase rates
Alleged threat to dissident member: Tilvin summoned to police
Lanka will work with new Libya
Public seminar on Govt.’s new Property laws
Something precious…
For Tina Senanayke inspiration comes when she first holds a precious stone in her hand. She likes to buy them cut and polished, finding this precious stone in India or those beads in Denmark. She’s been enamoured with jewellery ever since she was a teenager, and has long been a collector.
SriLankan, Mihin ready for new phase
SriLankan Airlines, driven by a US$500 million capital infusion from the Government and growing tourism, is raising its fleet to 28 in five years from 17 through a mix of new aircraft and leased ones, and expanding the network to include Seoul and Australia next year, its Director/CEO said.
Libya leaders face challenge of post-Gaddafi era
TRIPOLI, Oct 21 (AFP) - Libya's leaders were under pressure today to proclaim the country's liberation and move toward democracy, amid euphoria over the killing of despot Muammar Gaddafi under still murky circumstances.


Cricket breaking petty barriers
Wish all the great wars on this earth could have been settled so amicably. Last week began with the Clubs at the Red Corner and the SLC’ Cricket Committee in the Blue Corner fuming and grunting waiting to punch in their point of view on the fate and future of local cricket and both were adamant that it should work their way.


Maliban gains Global excellence
Sri Lankan quality biscuit market leader, and the country's premier biscuit manufacturer, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Limited, has achieved world class excellence in its performance in large scale manufacturing sector with the clinching of Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA) this week.


A friend in Fox

Britain's ex-Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox who resigned on October 14 was a victim of personal indiscretion and in part back-stabbing by forces, some of them within his own ranks. Dr. Fox was his own man. In a sense, it is correct that he ran his own foreign policy -- for he was not burdened by the weight of his constituents who may have formed part of the Sri Lankan Diaspora nor was he smarting over a snub from the Sri Lankan Government.

Breakdown in law and order, politicisation of police -- Political Column
Hard on the heels of the controversial Kolonnawa shootout on local polls day, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, became the troubleshooter for another fierce intra-party battle that threatened to engulf the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
On being prosecuted in foreign courts -- Focus on Rights

From a standpoint of both law and policy, the increasing number of cases and briefs urging legal action filed in foreign courts against the country's political leaders, military commanders turned diplomats and military administrators by former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Switzerland, the United States and now Australia, raise some valid questions for discussion.

Bamba’s hellhole
A living hell, between the deep blue sea, not so blue at times but angry and glowering, and the railtrack, not in some God-forsaken area but right in the heart of Colombo, hidden by a wall in close proximity to posh high-rise buildings, neatly paved roads and efforts to beautify the city.


The last will of King Dharmapala
King Don Juan Dharmapala took a decision after listening to the advice of the Franciscan monks. That was to name the King of Portugal as the claimant to the throne of Kotte, after the demise of the king, because the king had no son to succeed him. Accordingly, the last will was written on the 12th of August 1580 AD. By this time, King Mayadunne too had grown old and feeble.


Wycherley flaunts its Cambridge examination results
From the day of inception in 1985, Wycherley International School has been oriented in the direction of producing excellent academic results. This tradition of Excellence in Education has virtually been "The Spinal Column" of Wycherley.
India in visa row with Lanka
Rajapaksa leaves on Tuesday for Commonwealth summit
Printing errors: Census put off
US revives GSP but another hurdle remains
CEB wants to increase rates
Alleged threat to dissident member: Tilvin summoned to police
Lanka will work with new Libya
Public seminar on Govt.’s new Property laws
Ancient A’pura temple restored and open to worshippers
"The Cedar tree has been felled but the fragrance lingers"
The Olympic truce resolution: Sport, the 'quiet diplomat' of peace
Shocking reports of alleged rapes within 24 hours
Snares are latest weapon in relentless man-beast conflict
Sources tightlipped on SEC chief Malik Cader’s status
Now Trinco-Batti road journey sans ferries
Beauty may be skin deep, but beauty treatments can be harmful, even kill
Excerpts from the Speeches made during the debate on the Motion on the Breakdown of Law & Order
Excerpts from the speeches made during a debate on an adjournment motion on issues affecting the North and East
A family’s heartburn after dengue robs them of teenage daughter
Racket of ‘seizing’ Defender jeeps at gunpoint busted Gang operated security firm as front
Fresh criteria for new Grama Sevaka Divisions: Delimitation Committee
Midwives, nurses in battle for labour rooms in state hospitals
Court frees visa overstayer seeking US asylum
Jail for five LTTE fundraisers in Netherlands
The case based on evidence of The Leader Editor was not reliable: Defence
News in brief
Lunch cooked, packed under unhygienic conditions 9-hours before mealtime
Interventional Radiology Unit suffers seizure, prognosis unknown
Mulleriyawa incident: Conflicting evidence given by witnesses
I’m not against beautification of Colombo, but it must be for all not some: Muzammil
How the Western Province probation service functions
Everyone’s baby but nobody’s child
Central PC calls for urgent improvments at Kandy Teaching Hospital
Fined for making threats over phone
Educate road users: Magistrate
Political Column
Breakdown in law and order, politicisation of police
5th Column
War crimes,Cameron and Commonwealth
The Economic Analysis
Export growth inadequate: Focus on exports
If it was right for you what’s wrong with us: Govt.
Focus on Rights
On being prosecuted in foreign courts
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
VIP politico's Rs. 17 million fraud crashes
  Business Times
SriLankan, Mihin ready for new phase
Crisis at SEC: Malik Cader under pressure
CSE to introduce new global index
Trade unions take to the ramp
Online visa adds to traveller confusion
Indian bank sets up in Colombo
Socratic dialogue, on becoming a doctor very "privately"
US GSP: Not out of the woods
Lankan salt imports reduce by half
BT Poll: Most people favour Stockmarket Ombudsman
Mercedes-Benz - most valuable premium automotive brand, study shows
Stockmarket Review
Seylan cuts 1,000 staff; now at optimum levels
BoC to facilitate payments gateway at Customs, Port
SLPA Chairman receives prestigious Seatrade Young Person of the Year award
Pera University wins Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011
Commercial Bank offers Software Escrow services
Govt. Info Centre received 1.3 mln calls in 2010
Glucorasa: Entering the next level of expansion after 55 years of sweet happenings
Installing an efficient Bus Rapid Transport system
Sri Lanka rises in the Global Ranking on the Doing Business Index
SL's national cyber security responsibility of Govt: ICTA Chief
Tapping the Chinese market with Maldivian experience
DIMO says Nano demand in surplus
“ Don’t harass customers” CBSL tells banks
Public call for National Employment Policy suggestions
Chinese labour work three times harder than Sri Lankan counterparts
‘Don’t encourage corruption’ – Gota urges the private sector
PB provides 50 Houses to displaced persons in the North
KPMG Global Chairman visiting here next month
Asia’s first carbon neutral IT company sets up in Sri Lanka
Bamba’s hellhole
Green bra made in green factory shoots Lankan to fame
Letters to the Editor
At the foot of the Himalayas
Making the right moves
An all-new opportunity to redefine national identity
Shop at Keells and help the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind
Savour slow cooking Sri Lankan style
In true blue spirit old Peterites worldwide came to Melbourne
KHS old girls are set to paint the street red for good cause
Ti Mahattaya: Yet another Sinhala cinema pioneer departs
The girl who wanted to be a mahout
East meets the symphonic West
Time to protect these creatures of the night
From wild grass to golden grain
Bringing back an old nursing home to its good old days
A politician like no other
People and events
A friend in Fox
Cricket breaking petty barriers
Former Lankan Test cricketers feel DRS should have remained
What would have been for Wales
Local cricket contests formatted
Julian spins St. Peter's to easy innings win
The queen is scared
Leading with the right footing?
Disabled Malar finds a new world in Volleyball
Thangarajah takes title as Lankans make it three in-a-row
Mercantile Hockey Sevens Today
MAS clinch Merc Swimming title
Cooray leads Joes to Victory
Cambrians begin season on winning note
Zahira set to make strong comeback
Gurukula Kelaniya oozing with talent
‘Niko’, Clifford and 1974
Deaf Cricket Sixes on December 4
Richie Sappideen elected OWSC President
Malinga Amarasinghe wins Young Cricketer of the Year Award
SPC juniors emulate the seniors
Navy honours ‘Beach Games’ medal winners
Petes under 18 shuttle doubles champs
Wycherley flaunts its Cambridge examination results
CIS celebrates 'Infant School Book Week'
ANC Education receives Appreciation Award from Monash University
SLIIT and SHU to offer prestigious MBA degree programme in Sri Lanka
Smooth sailing your projects with clear roles and responsibilities
ANC Student Gayathri Arunagirirajah achieves her American Dream
Blue Chip companies recruit students from ACBT
High quality English education from elementary to secondary
Earn British LL.B Degree from BCAS Kandy Campus
"MBA from IIHE - empowering you to reach the top.."
SLIIT Sliver steppers reveal their talents at "TANTALIZE 2011"
Professionally organised and enjoyable seminar
The University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka chairman visit MSU
St. Nicholas' International leading the way
In remembrance of a legendary figure
Tribute to an Icon
Edlocate revamps strategies for better education
Diploma in law at Aquinas University College
Oracle Education Foundation invites students to showcase their skills in the ThinkQuest Competition 2012
Travel & tourism Learn & Earn
MBA in HRM of the Open University of Sri Lanka
Young Computer Scientist contest gives an impetus to identifying and harnessing hidden talents of rural youth - Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena
Magazine Articles
Sumitra’s splice of life
Different dances
Tall Buddhas, orange coconuts and people talking
A defiant‘un-poet’ talks about his writing
An evening of musical delight
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
A masala of characters
Imagine all that you could be….
Battling it out at the Robogames
Law Olympiad bringing students together
Photography week
Something precious…
Fusion of talent and flair at ‘Instriago’
TV Times Articles
When Saints go singing…
Hospitality show to boost tourism
‘All Night Long’
‘Your Love’ hits high for Iraj
Bollywood creates sci-fi hit with ‘Ra-One’
Selvam wins double awards
‘Bambara Walalla’ wins SIGNIS Salutation
  Times 2
Libya leaders face challenge of post-Gaddafi era
Saudi crown prince dead
US to pull out troops from Iraq by end-2011
Pakistan, three others elected to UN council
Australian military pomp on show for queen
Campaigning wraps up ahead of historic Tunisian polls
Protests force London's St Paul's to close
Pakistan badlands inspire belated literary success
British beauty queen flees pageant, alleges votes for sex at Miss Asia Pacific contest
Does one 'super-corporation' run the global economy?
Australia's socialist PM under fire for failing to curtsey to the Queen
America undecided
Obama: I married cute Michelle to improve my gene pool
Funday Times
The last will of King Dharmapala
Buying electrical energy -- Science
Halloween Day -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Moscow --Geography
Kids' World
Free Hold
Maliban gains Global excellence
Sustainability at Victoria Range Bungalows in Digana, Kandy
A rare dual achievement by Prime Lands group
DIMO opens the most modern Lighting Studio in Sri Lanka
Informatics Institute of Technology secures 'Gold' third time in succession at NBQSA 2011
Toshiba announces new breakthrough in technology notebook PCs for business
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