Sevanagala - the saga continues... The former management of the Sevanagala Sugar Factory was allowed to clear whatever stocks of production material that remained inside the complex under tight police security on Tuesday. This took place a day before the Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilised Assets Bill was passed in Parliament. Pic by Athula Devapriya
Hi-tech credit card racket busted
Their modus operandi was to link a swiping machine by a cable to a data recorder surreptitiously. Police say this is the first time such a piece of equipment has been found in Sri Lanka.
Despite defeat, H’tota will be developed
Australia’s Gold Coast yesterday won the contest to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The decision was taken at a meeting of......
Thousands overstaying visas, crackdown launched
Blue Christmas for ‘Made in Thailand’
Drugs: Finding a cure for malady of shortages
Save your child from sex predators
Rs. 370 m. spent by Govt. on vehicle purchases in August
Trendy Trunk takes root
From the minute we walk in, well shy of 10 a.m. Kasunchana Wijeyawardena-Kapilasena is on her feet. Fielding phone calls and curious customers with equal courtesy, she’s very much in charge of her small domain.
Govt. struggles to revive 23 failed units
The government this week ‘fast-tracked’ the take-over of 37 private assets through controversial laws but has been struggling for more than four years to restructure 23 loss-making state ventures. Some of these enterprises were not operating for around four to seven years while others have been defunct for over seven years.
Camilla doesn't want to be Queen because of the memory of Diana
The Duchess of Cornwall doesn't want to become Queen because of the sensitivity connected with the memory of Princess Diana. Camilla has instead made it clear she intends to be known as Princess Consort should Prince Charles outlive his mother and become King.


ODI series may replace Tests against India
The Lankan cricket delegation which was on a bridge building mission to India had a fruitful round of talks with its BCCI counterparts, the Sunday Times learns. The delegation led by Interim Committee Chairman Upali Dharmadasa and including Secretary Prakash Schaffter and .....



A bull in the business shop

The Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets law or the virtual nationalization bill hatched in secrecy and then sprung on an unsuspecting business community is now in the statute book. Nothing can the opponents of this Act, especially the civic-conscious people of this country, do to undo it unless the government itself realizes the anti-democratic features latent in it and take corrective measures.

Where is Lanka heading after takeover law? -- Political Column
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa gave his assent to the Revival of Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets Bill on Friday night. Since Parliament passed it as an urgent piece of legislation "in the national interest" on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance has been in touch with the Speaker's office to obtain the assent early.
Lanka smart, Gold Coast smarter -- Talk at the Cafe Spectator

Despite millions being spent, Sri Lanka lost its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota. The voting - 43 in favour of Australia and 27 for Sri Lanka. The Gold Coast Bulletin (, the website promoting Australia, reported on a party hosted by some 160-strong Sri Lanka ......

From Nugegoda to the hot seat at IMF
The announcement is not about Queen Elizabeth II of England leaving Balmoral Castle, but a Sri Lankan leaving the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters in Washington DC, United States of America, and fondly made by her own colleagues.


Puppet Master
In Ambalangoda, the southern hub of traditional art, the puppet master Premin is well known. Premin’s father and grandfather were both famous puppeteers and his son is a fourth-generation puppeteer. His four-year-old granddaughter is now on her way to becoming the next artiste of the family!


ACHL offers opportunities to study in Australia through a university or a TAFE
At the ACHL launch on Saturday 26 November 2011 at 9:00am at Wesley College Hall, Borella, and then followed by an Open Day from 10:30am to 4:00pm students will get a first hand opportunity of information on studying for higher education in Australia. ENTRY IS FREE!
Hi-tech credit card racket busted
Despite defeat, H’tota will be developed
LTTE leaders tried to surrender through Basil, says Norway
Thousands overstaying visas, crackdown launched
CAs soon for acquired enterprises
Two white-van abductions: Police hopeful of breakthrough
Rs. 370 m. spent by Govt. on vehicle purchases in August
Bus operators threaten action if state refuses ‘to play fair’
MR does the bilateral rounds as 17th SAARC Summit ends
Learn and be empowered with all that is legal
A day in pictures
A House divided as Assets Bill becomes law
Blue Christmas for ‘Made in Thailand’
Save your child from sex predators
Northern carpeted roads are rest-less drivers’ highways to death
Yet another youth dies in police custody
Drugs: Finding a cure for malady of shortages
Spot-light on three sisters at the Zoo
Jumbos hit by trains: When will these tragedies end?
Displaced Jaffna residents still waiting to go home – two years after war ended
Archaeologists uncover rare inscriptions in Ampara
Shock treatment for farmers and jumbos at Wilpattu border
Leeks cultivators desperate as price drops to record low
Sri Pada trustee faces Rs. 2.3 M fraud charge over ‘glass dagoba’ project
Obama and Asia's two futures
Political Column
Where is Lanka heading after takeover law?
5th Column
In Lankanomics, profit is loss
The Economic Analysis
New law adds to the gloom over Foreign Direct Investment
If it was right for you what’s wrong with us: Govt.
Focus on Rights
Not issued with this week
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Lanka smart, Gold Coast smarter
From the Sidelines
Expropriating the people's rights
  Business Times
Govt. struggles to revive 23 failed units
TESS cannery to cut canned fish imports
BT poll reflects growing public concern over governance
Rs 400,000 monthly wage for Hotel Developers Ltd Chairman
“Visit Kandy 2011”
BOI returns to old system after $3 mln entry fails
Electricity consumers to be levied 2% hidden charge
Comment - Meek chambers join public anger over bill
Beware: FDI flows to Sri Lanka may decline and depress prospects for income growth
Simplicity drives success - A day in the life of Harris Premaratne, CEO Sampath Bank
11-year old Pradeep: First to school, then to work
Colombo port slips in growth to 2.34% in first 9-month period
LFSUS, non-profit financier for the poor, launches website
Dipped Products posts improved 1H results
“Sancharaka Udawa” provides link for service providers
First Capital posts 6-month pre-tax profit of Rs 157 million
AAFL turns 360 degrees to face challenges in the financial sector
World-renowned Bokomo breakfast cereals now at Cargills Food City
Sevanagala and Pelwatte sugar turn bitter
Singer net profit doubles in nine months of 2011
Dialog’s net profit drops by 17.7%; revenue up by 10.3% for 3Q2011
SL isn’t over banked; need more banks : Governor Cabraal
Social media accord ends union dispute with Thomson Reuters
Most SL Facebook complaints from females on identity theft
Virtusa ranked 22nd on Forbes' US small public co list
Mobitel introduces 4 data plans for its prepaid users
Smart device demos
Some 2,000 wanted to attend inaugural Etisalat Android Forum
EFutures hires new Financial Software Sales Team in California
First transform CEB, CPC before reviving others:BT poll
Colombo bourse comes tumbling down
Staff changes as Cinnamon Grand prepares for tourism boom
Nestle wins Best Corporate Citizen award
World tourism fair sees success for Sri Lanka
From Nugegoda to the hot seat at IMF
Mailapitiya: A place for tranquil reflection on ravages of war
Letters to the Editor
Don Bosco: A mission for youth in need
Top cop who kept his cool
Ritigala, evergreen misty mountain once an austere Buddhist monastery
Maldivian luxury, personal attention at a price of course!
Wella comes back with a bang
He came from India, he saw and he opened the Mango Tree
Bite before the flight
Ideal home remedy for the travel bug!
Painting, an act of faith
Going back to the golden 70s with our very own local stars
Popular verses and stories give important message on environment
Make sure to speak the language of love at all times
The true flavour of life in the plantations
No it is not good for you after all
Look who’s minding our business now!
People and events
Relief for the people
ODI series may replace Tests against India
Faltering Lankans have to do some soul searching
Cricket elections: Upali in one-horse race?
Will we bring foreigners if there are no crowds?
Blowing hot, blowing cold
S. Thomas’ record fourth outright victory
MAS Unichela and ETI record massive wins
Zahira and Sri Sangamitta annex titles
American football arrives in the island
Mercantile rugby from Nov 18
Colombo HA remain unbeaten
Ashan the best cricketer at STC Matara
Sri Lankan rugby entering a new era of promise
Sajaad dominates Colombo streets for EZY Racing
Lankans name experienced squad
Three Lankans at Indian Sevens
Thomian Old Boys Cricket Sixes on No. 19
Three officials for a muscleman
Royal’s Thirusenduran awarded Black Belt
Around the Schools – St. Anthony’s
Jayasinghe targets opponents weak points to win over Deshapriya
St. Peter’s to play positive cricket and record as many wins as possible
ACHL offers opportunities to study in Australia through a university or a TAFE
Cross Border Academy celebrates 2 years with 200% growth
Chemistry exhibition at Adamantane House from November 24-26
ESOFT - Platinum Sponsor of EDEX for the third time
Handball at DS
Special ACCA 2nd batch opened for A/L Students by Mercury
Fifty marks move proves bitter pill
Making higher education meaningful to Lankan youth
UC Co-op Placement Numbers Rebound, UC Students Earn Collective $43 Million
Final Call for the February 2012 Intake!!
APIIT shines at the Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011
Awards for Grade 5 Scholarship students at Bandarawela MMV
Imperial Institute of Higher Education embarks on New Horizons
After A/L… Aspire to become a health administrator?
Sri Lanka's Entrepreneurs praise the 12 month MBA at Oxford College of Business
MDIS offers top notch opportunities for students keen on fashion and design
17th Convocation of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT)
An MBA that develops skills for today's global business environment
Ranaviru Sevana Project by Asian International School Interact Club
Golden opportunity for unemployed graduates and unemployed professionals
City High School Dehiwala Shines
Career opportunities improve for Sri Lankan IT Professionals
MBA Kelaniya is not just a MBA
Raffles students explore new 'Dimensions'
Become an Employable Graduate
BCAS opens campus in Batti
Scholarships for Aerospace Courses at University of Glamorgan- UK
MSU's Foundation a quick start to a degree
Forging ahead from humble beginnings
Turning out disciplined young ladies in a Christian atmosphere
A Beacon for Kelaniya
Paving a meaningful path
Girls and boys of neighbouring towns share the spoils
Magazine Articles
Trendy Trunk takes root
His canvas of life has taken over art
Her own recipe for life and cookery
To the beat of the Bishopian drums
Talent on the ramp
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Dreaming and achieving it …
All you need is love
Loving the limelight
Retro changes at The Sandwich Factory
Quintessence of design
Put on your dancing shoes
Book corner
TV Times Articles
Tilko Jaffna City Hotel
Chaaya Wild Yala an Epic Adventure Begins
A dream of a ‘Rockstar’
Play House- Kotte brings Creative Encounters
‘Flying Fish’ picks more wings
  Times 2
Euro zone crisis may hit Asia
Radioactivity in Europe, no public risk: IAEA
IAEA, Iran spar over bomb work allegations
Ex-minister in dock as Indian graft trial opens
U.S. Marines to set up base in Australia to beat China threat
Could cutting back on salt do more harm than good?
Italy could blow Europe to pieces
Tense reconciliation begins with Libya's Saharan tribes
Camilla doesn't want to be Queen because of the memory of Diana
Funday Times
Puppet Master
Weakest link in a circuit -- Science
The sea -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
The Stripy Foal in the Zoo
Israel 1948 - 1949 -- World History
Kids' World
Thalangama tank - the oasis in the concrete jungle
Best Environment Friendly School of the Year – 2011
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