Prison-guard wall for war hero-turned-politician-turned prisoner
Amidst protest demonstrations and tension outside the Colombo High Court on Friday, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is seen being taken out under heavy guard after the court found him guilty by majority decision in the White Flag case. Pic by Ranjith Perera
LLRC: Probe possible war-related incidents
The final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) will ask .....
Lankan ship stuck in Sudan; crew in distress
A Sri Lankan cargo vessel has been denied entry to a Sudanese port for non-payment of dues and the crew ......
No more forms at BIA for home-bound Lankans
Swipe crime on a high
‘Sexercise’ scandal shocks Hanwella
A nation appeals for long overdue relief
Southern Expressway- Fast track to Galle from Sunday
The White Flag case: The reasons behind the two verdicts
No frills, it’s art for its own sake
“Wit makes fun of other persons,” mused James Thurber, American author and cartoonist. “The satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people…not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.”
Bizarre take-over of Chalmers Granaries land
The take-over of nine acres of Chalmers Granaries land in Colombo under new expropriation laws is a bizarre case of land being acquired when it is already owned by the government.
Foolish act of bravery?
Wearing nothing but a pair of stockings, red ribbon in her hair and a pair of flat red shoes, the black and white shot would not look out of place in a nude photography book. But this is no ordinary art project. It is the work of a feminist Egyptian activist who is making a bold and potentially dangerous statement.


Upali to be contested at SLC elections?
The impending Sri Lanka Cricket elections which pointed to a one horse race for businessman Upali Dharmadasa now looks as if it is to be be challenged. Last week the Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage dissolved the last Interim Committee headed by Upali Dharmadasa and opened up the way for nominations for election which is due to be held between December 15 and 27.



Keep a check on your blood pressure
It is one of the principal vital signs, yet high blood pressure often goes unnoticed. It has been associated with a number of serious medical conditions, so it’s essential that the ‘silent killer’ is caught early and managed carefully.



Need to balance‘democratic deficit’

It is unlikely that there would be any serious attempt to discuss the merits and demerits of the split judgment that on Friday found Sri Lanka's war-winning General and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka guilty on one of the three charges against him in what was commonly referred to as the "White Flag' case, details of which are reported on another page in this issue.

Amidst Fonseka furore MR faces vital issues -- Political Column
The fallout from the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas two and a half years ago reverberated many ways in this week's events. Main among them was Friday's majority High Court judgment where former General Sarath Fonseka was convicted and sentenced to three more years .....
Sugar coating bitter realities with laughable theatrics -- Talk at the Cafe Spectator

It was to be expected that the performance of the Sri Lankan government before the members of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva on the 8th and 9th of November 2011 would be evasive and problematic.

Charismatic Christobel
Christobel Weerasinghe née Kotalawela was born on the day her father became a member of the Legislative Council. It was the beginning of the 1920s and the life she inherited was one of extraordinary privilege – her family could trace their genealogy back to the kings of Kotte and in the present her father, Sir Henry Kotalawela had broken all records with 26 consecutive years as a member of the Legislative and State Council.


The King of Kandy
King Rajasinghe was planning to capture the Kandyan Kingdom.Karaliyadde, then King of Kandy had kept a small platoon of Portuguese soldiers, for his safety. Veera Surendra of Peradeniya, who was one of his chieftains, joined the side of King Rajasinghe.


OUTREACH – Service before Self for the Prefects SIS
What Defines the modern Prefect?
A role model? A student leader? A disciplinarian? The Prefects Guild 2011/2012 of SIS stepped into the arena of community service and social service. A role model indeed!
LLRC: Probe possible war-related incidents
Lankan ship stuck in Sudan; crew in distress
Budget focus on price reduction, not salary hikes: Basil
CID cracks down on land-grabbing; hotel owner remanded
No more forms at BIA for home-bound Lankans
Cop in the Crossfire
All you wanted to know about laws and couldn’t afford to, free
Kandy HC Judge issues notice on AG, police
Swipe crime on a high
Hit-and-run leopard killing enrages animal lovers
‘Sexercise’ scandal shocks Hanwella
A nation appeals for long overdue relief
Vanishing features of Lankan life
The White Flag case: The reasons behind the two verdicts
Southern Expressway- Fast track to Galle from Sunday
Lanka’s leopard poster wins international award
Rajapaksa at crossroads: Where will he go?
Political Column
Amidst Fonseka furore MR faces vital issues
5th Column
Light at the end of the prison tunnel
The Economic Analysis
Will Budget 2012 achieve economic growth with equity?
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Sugar coating bitter realities with laughable theatrics
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
SAARC summit: Headlines from sidelines
From the Sidelines
The Indian Ocean, maritime security and regional undercurrents
All-important nerves
Laryngectomy: Coping with the loss of one’s voice box
Keep a check on your blood pressure
Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax - Common condition in young adults
Epilepsy : The do's and don’ts
‘Did you say something?...’
The heart grows old too
  Business Times
Bizarre take-over of Chalmers Granaries land
Hotel Developers, Pelwatte small shareholders get raw deal
Plantation firms prepare road-map; scramble to save the industry
Govt. seeks more budget funds from state insurer
Vehicle imports policy to hurt a million people
NTB in discussions to inject fresh capital
Comment -- Rumblings over the expropriation bill
Aussie universities compromise standards to attract foreign students : report
Series of panel discussions after the 2012 budget presentation
Emirates places order for 50 Boeing 777-300
Atlas wins exclusive rights to Spiderman, Ben 10 cartoon characters
CIM’s International Chairman to speak at AmCham seminar
Rating agencies Moody and Fitch say new laws could deter investment
Pagoda and Green Cabin - the legend lives on
Is the new Act to take over underperforming enterprises or underutilized assets an urgent need?
Panic buttons at Colombo bourse, who’s responsible?
New strategies, nationwide ICT development boost PCH earnings
SLPI discussion on global financial crisis
Lankan minister urges Belgium firms to invest here
'Intense' competition, pressure on interest from high liquidity : DFCC CEO
Global hike in commodity prices helps CIC
International quality convention in Sri Lanka next year
Performance testing of four-wheel vehicles first time in Sri Lanka
Energy expert calls on the government to promote Hybrid vehicles
Old “Sri “vehicles get new registration numbers with English letters
Luxury living on wheels gains popularity in Sri Lanka
Vehicle imports to Hambantota means going back in time
KIA Motors (Lanka) to sell 2300 motorcars this year
Sri Lanka’s vehicle registrations hit a new high
Brandix projects doubling in size in 4 years
Arpico plans doubling retail space in 24 months
LOLC reports strong post-tax profit growth for 6 months
Expolanka reports Rs. 668 mln PAT for 1H11
Commercial Bank’s net profit tops Rs 6 billion at 3Q 2011
Union Bank post-tax profits up by 75.4%
Overseas Realty reports 77% profit growth for 9 months
NDB Bank’s post-tax profit up 32% in 9-mth period
Charismatic Christobel
The Lankan look
Letters to the Editor
Let’s talk about marriage shall we?
Understanding the divinity of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
‘Return to Sri Lanka’ at last venue, Galle
Hansa brings back the flavour of Lanka’s coffee days
Terrace trends
A labour of love by a sincere admirer and critic of Lanka
Dressing up the lords and ladies of Shakespeare
Retroactive–a new platform for budding musicians
Arugam Bay Beachwear makes more waves
DJs Chicane and Nihal here for Electric Peacock Festival
Jahcoozi all set to rip up the dance floor at Mount Lavinia
Await a choral treat with“Can’t wait for Christmas”
Fathers, remember the only thing you can’t do is breastfeed your baby
In search of the naked ghost
Oh, the games some play today
People and events
Need to balance‘democratic deficit’
Upali to be contested at SLC elections?
Dilshan confident of bouncing back
Lankan cricket is broke; there’s many a slip between cup and lip
Make way for the Mercantile Sevens
Golf- no longer a rich man’s sport!
Kingswood gain first innings win
No shocks on day 2
Royal down S.Thomas’ 4-0
New Youngs in semis
Bens record second consecutive victory
Old Royalists take second slot in Surrey Cricket League
Magic in the skies of Unawatuna on Dec. 3
Foreigners welcome to play for Sri Lanka rugby clubs
Six teams qualify for the quarter-finals
Maris Stella able to match other top teams in cricket
Lack of senior players hampers St. Aloysius
Sri Lanka triumph at Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air International Cricket Sixes
Woodward goal gives Matale stunning win over Colombo
Colombo launches drive to promote hockey
Revan and Nipun in record opening stand for Joes
Workshop for cricket umpires today
MAS Active emerge undisputed champions
OUTREACH – Service before Self for the Prefects SIS
UoW to become a super University under the Third Oldest Royal Charter in England and Wales outside Oxford and Cambridge.
“Noorul Malik - light of the Kings”
University of Bolton, UK
PMI Leadership Institue sharpens the volunteer leader management skills
The degree of bachelor of science in nursing
‘Speed reading’ for CIMA Members
IIHE Graduation 2011
Chemistry exhibition from Nov 24-26 on the theme 
Australian College of Higher Learning-ACHL launch and Open Day on Nov. 26
Is New Zealand your dream?
“Battle of the Bands” at The Overseas School of Colombo
Truman Ranked No. 1 Public University in Midwest Region by U.S. News & World Report
Aspirations Education; a UCAS registered centre facilitat applications to any university in UK
Gateway College, Kandy wins the Inter-School Debate Competition for the second successive year
Ratnapura, Ferguson High School dancers are the best
Graduate with a Degree from one of the UK’s Top Universities right here in Sri Lanka.(Heriot-Watt University)
Looming skills shortage in the Australian workforce over the next decade
Uva’s Leading Light in Education
Uva Abode of the Goddess of Knowledge
Musaeus College celebrates 120 years of excellence!
Badulla Tamil Girls Maha Vidyalaya
LCDVS for skills training and career development
Durham University named top-3 in prestigious UK league table
A & B INTERNATIONALS (PVT) LTD - UK Educational Consultants
MSU your University of choice
Magazine Articles
No frills, it’s art for its own sake
Travelling the world to bring back lost worlds
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Music in her soul
Christmas: A gift wrapped in love
Bold take on relationships
All aboard for Wadduwa
TV Times Articles
Billy Ocean to perform in Colombo
‘Down Memory Lane’
‘Ethumai Methumai’ brings threats on the producer
MAX adds more frills for English television
  Times 2
Pressuere on Syria as Arab deadline expires
US probes cyber attack on water system
Contested 'faster-than-light' experiment yields same results
India federal police raids Bharti, Vodafone offices
UN nuclear watchdog board rebukes defiant Iran
Obama meets Chinese Premier after week of wrangles
Cristiano Ronaldo and George Clooney to be called as witnesses in sex trial involving Berlusconi
Foolish act of bravery?
Surely she's in the one per cent?
Lake of slush in Jupiter’s moon could harbour life
Is this 15-ton bunker buster the bomb U.S. will use to destroy Iran's nukes?
U.S. Army tests hypersonic weapon that travels five times the speed of sound
Google map mystery of giant lines spotted by satellite in Gobi desert
Jewish Kissinger branded Jews as self-serving 'b*******', State Dept. documents reveal
Indira Gandhi: Iron Lady of India
New India, old Europe
White House gunman 'believed he was Jesus on mission from God'
Finally, a smartphone battery that lasts more than a day?
Straitlaced Singapore switches on to strippers
Israel takes gender fight to buses, billboards
Sanctioning Syria: The long road to Damascus
Funday Times
The King of Kandy
Crossbar of a bicycle frame -- Maths
We all are humans -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
A Return to Sri Lanka
Stockholm -- Geography
Kids' World
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