Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith at yesterday’s news conference. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam
LLRC report: President to outline action this month
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will make a special address to Parliament after he personally tables the findings of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission this month.
Arrest of nun: Cardinal Ranjith to boycott state functions
The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced yesterday that as a mark of protest ......
Stock market facing Bangladesh-style crash, analysts warn
Corrupt officials, politicians exposed (COPE) but committee lacks power: DEW
Boon or bane southern expressway here to stay
Fonseka says he was sentenced under non-existing law
Dual citizenship for 500 applicants
Charitable innings
One requires a great deal of class and finesse, to play a coveted straight drive. One such as the star batsman, former captain and patron of the Foundation of Goodness, Kumar Sangakkara, does it with relative ease. Back where he belongs – at the top of the Test batsman rankings, Sangakkara is putting more promise and purpose to his batting as this time it’s not just about national pride, it’s about helping out our children in need.
Lanka Tractors says state doesn’t own their land
Even as the state-appointed competent authority prepared to offer the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) to its former owners on new terms, the government ran into further trouble in the troubled Revival of Underperforming Enterprises andUnder-utilized Assets Act with Lanka Tractors saying its land is not owned by the state but by a public company.
Pak actress’ nude 'ISI' pic sparks row
A row has erupted over an image of Pakistani actress Veena Malik sporting the initials ISI on her arm, with FHM India insisting it is not fake. It has caused a sensation in Pakistan for both the nudity and the initials of Pakistan's controversial Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency.


Race for bankrupt SLC gathers pace
The crisis engulfing the cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket has worsened with the government rejecting the much-hoped-for one-billion rupee bailout grant but this pitiable situation has not taken the sheen off the campaign for the cricket elections.



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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has granted approval to Orient Financial Service Corporation Ltd (OFSCL) for the opening of 15 island wide Customer Service Points.



Give those with disabilities dignity

In the United Nations calendar of special days designated to focus attention on particular groups and issues, yesterday, December 3, marked one of particular significance. Formerly known as the International Day of Disabled Persons, and observed as such from 1992, it was in 2007 changed to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Hyde Park rally draws prompt Govt. retaliation -- Political Column
The reaction of the United People's Freedom Alliance was spontaneous. Just two days after the main Opposition United National Party (UNP) spearheaded a rally at Colombo's Hyde Park to demand the release from jail of former General Sarath Fonseka, there was one by trade unions backing the government.
A question of systemic abuse rather than a few excesses -- Focus on rights

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse's keynote address at the inaugural "National Conference on Reconciliation - the way forward for post conflict Sri Lanka" held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Studies late last month, is a provocative indication of Sri Lanka's apparent change of heart in regard to the accountability question.

An eye for wild beauties
There's even the odd scurrilous rumour thrown in. Sudu Purak (Justician betonica) notes Arittha, is used in Sri Lanka as a poultice for boils and as a cure for snakebites in Kenya. Daluk (Euphorbia antiquorum) is sacred to Mansa, the goddess of serpents. Hindus in parts of India worship it on Tuesdays and Thursdays, praying for protection from her reptilian subjects.


King Rajasinghe’s battle of Colombo
The situation in the city of Colombo was such that there were only about 300 Portuguese soldiers including the sick and the old. There were a few mercenaries too, to help them. Arms and ammunition were sufficient only to guard the fort. As such, the captain had to send an urgent appeal to Goa, asking for help. Then he did his best to strengthen the fort.


Elizabeth Moir School students excel at Harvard
Harvard normally accepts only one Sri Lankan student each year, yet Elizabeth Moir School currently has past pupils in three out of the four classes there, all on full scholarships.  Harvard is regularly ranked 1st in the different rankings of world universities and alumni include 8 US Presidents, including John F Kennedy and Barack Obama.. ..
LLRC report: President to outline action this month
Arrest of nun: Cardinal Ranjith to boycott state functions
Land takeover: SC refuses to give ruling
Stock market facing Bangladesh-style crash, analysts warn
Ranil seeks re-election as UNP leader
Magistrate re-remands former Buddhist monk
India seeks undersea power transmission project with Lanka
News in brief
Rights activist speaks on behalf of the deaf
Inspectors want a people-friendly fine system
Colombo Magistrate issues arrest warrant on wheeler dealing couple
Corrupt officials, politicians exposed (COPE) but committee lacks power: DEW
Fresh focus on hygiene at food outlets
Sea urchin invasion could keep tourists away
Boon or bane southern expressway here to stay
Ministry awaits President’s directives to take over plantation land
The hills are alive with bribery and corruption
Rent-a-car operator nabbed for selling hired cars on forged papers
11 more 5-Star Hotels in Colombo and 24 outside
100 dogs imported for Police kennels
Storm clouds gather after deadly winds
Fonseka says he was sentenced under non-existing law
Nobel laureate Prof. Yunus in Sri Lanka
Waiving rules
Dual citizenship for 500 applicants
Political Column
Hyde Park rally draws prompt Govt. retaliation
5th Column
The issue is not one tie but the many knots
The Economic Analysis
Confusion and controversy over exchange rate
Ranil ‘with a cause’ rebels against a gag ruling
Focus on Rights
A question of systemic abuse rather than a few excesses
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Quips and courtable quotes at Voetlights
From the Sidelines
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DIMO introduces the Total Marine Solutions
Modern Salon Furniture launches a novel pola concept countrywide for their products
Nivasie celebrates - national tree planting day
  Business Times
Lanka Tractors says state doesn’t own their land
SEC cancels meeting tomorrow with stock brokers
Tourism industry in “new visa mess”
Port of Colombo watches while vessels sail on
Celebrating 25 years of service
Markets: Greed wins over integrity and accountability
Comment - Markets: Greed wins over integrity and accountability
Sri Lanka – unique case where Parliament can pass even bills violating the Constitution
Alcatel-Lucent aims to boost its presence in Sri Lanka
Golden Key repayment process reverts to Central Bank
Development block: Dilemma of starting a project a year after leasing land from the state
Making sense out of share market listings
Sri Lankan scientists explore the ocean resources
Port online system: End of wharf clerks?
Commonwealth Games committee thanks supporters
UAL reports steady growth up to 3rd quarter 2011
HP offers 'Advantage Plus' free notebook insurance
Used car industry to become history?
US$ 500,000 invested to set up local CFL recycling plant
IFC urges government to follow consistent and clear policy
Banks planning Oman, Qatar meet to raise funds
Week of chaos and mixed sentiment
US$25 million worth refurbishments cause rate hikes
Silk Route, new departure lounge at the BIA
New Expressway a blessing, says industry experts
SriLankan flies Touché Golf League finalists to Kandy
Tourism industry eyes “achievable” targets
Avani property opens on Southern coast
Haycarb PLC plans capacity expansions in Indonesia, India
Foreign investor interest in The Finance
Fly SriLankan Airlines with easy payment scheme
Direct access via Internet for local students to interact with foreign universities
ATC Group launches energy-saving product
Atlas secures enjoining order against Araliya Book Industries
Bamboo: The key to establishing a fabric industry in Sri Lanka
An eye for wild beauties
Look, before you drink
Letters to the Editor
Vital to focus on the child
A refuge mainly for mothers and children
Crocs and us: A way to live together
Two Baileys in 19th century Ceylon
Why we are ‘nun’ the worse
Ramya’s little ‘treasury’ comes into its own
Getting the right blend of music for the Electric Peacock Festival
A chance to experience artworks, across a range of media
A show of our rich art
Gourmet getaways
Chaaya Wild Yala: Natural look amidst the wild
Lankan flavours big hit at St. Kitts
Avirate spreading the word of fashion
Getting a glimpse of Tagore the artist
Journeying through the Royal Cities of Sri Lanka
SIRIMAVO second edition out
‘Dr. Binayak my personal hero’
Disciplining your children: Doing it the right way
Indian Professor to honour Lanka’s Renaissance Man
Dr. Ajith’s work recognised by OIUCM
People and events
Give those with disabilities dignity
Race for bankrupt SLC gathers pace
Whither Lanka’s cricket after South African tour?
Spinner Komasaru sends Police reeling
England upset Fiji to reach Cup Finals
Dubai sevens has grown in stature
Mithun and Anura Rohana finish in the top 5
Nightriders to invade Colombo Colombo Night Race 2011
Crabs for grabs
Vivekanandan re-elected
Richmond Galle baseball champs
Cycling shock
‘Carrom House’ is shattered leaving many players with broken hearts
Leave out half-baked officials from sports controlling bodies
Ratmalana SC win at Blind Cricket
YMSC Veterans win Kalutara sports
Blind cricketers to tour India
Record holder of highest number of Test wickets
Saritha shines for Rahula
Kumudu Kumara best muscleman
Captained St. Peter's in 1946 and 1947
Sri Devananda has a well balanced bowling attack
Kingswood face uphill Task with five seniors
NCC –SSC to play for the J R Jayawardene Trophy today
Valuable prizes for Tour De Sri Lanka Youth
Dr. Sedara helps Bandagiriya MV
13th Henry Steel Olcott memorial cricket tourney postponed
Thomians to play St. John’s in Jaffna
Wins for STC Matale, Trinity
Elizabeth Moir School students excel at Harvard
ICBT Students build the first Kitchen specialized for children at Maharagama Cancer Hospital
Toastmasters dazzles at the Semi Annual Conference in Mangalore
Bandarawela illuminated with long awaited workshop
A proven path to higher achievements in CIMA exams
Ice cream and fizzy drinks, two of the world’s biggest pleasures
Presentation on Consumer Behaviour by Staffordshire University Representative
Australian College of Higher Education - Future Ready
New Zealand most “sought after student destination”
International Scholar ( ISES ) – Guiding you to choose your career dream
Dompe in “Link Natural” Mode
Gateway offers the “Conversion Course” for students who complete Sri Lanka O/Ls
Gateway students go on Summer Camp to University of Canterbury in New Zealand
High achievers excel at Cambridge A/Levels
An Internal LL.M from a World Class University with 3 weeks of study in the UK
UoW a“Super University”
University of Cambridge International examinations diploma for teachers and trainers
Achievers Premier League
PIBT launches BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networking in affiliation with University of Greenwich - UK
‘OpenArc’ recruits new batch for the BIT Degree in University of Colombo
Largest Certified Ethical Hacker boot camp in Sri Lanka
Heriot-Watt University rated “Scottish University of the Year 2011-12,”UK Sunday Times University Guide
Getting your Australian Degree is not a dream anymore!!
K-AIMS students win high accolades
AOD Graphic Design students get special international platform at SLDF 2011
Diyathalawa Central’s rise to the top
Hali-ela MMV one of the best in Badulla
PMI Leadership Institue sharpens the volunteer leader management skills
Quality education at Uva Science College
Another Success story of IIT - Director of Creative Solutions, attributes success to his foundation
Bio-medical ScienceDegree path for A/L Bio Students
Asian International School Little Friends Pack
Interact Club of Asian International School visits Maharagama Cancer Hospital
SLIIT offers scholarships to students in South Asian region
SLIIT hosts Interactive Multimedia Design Technology workshop
Student of Next School of Business awarded the ‘Top Student of the World by CIM UK
Sri Lankan professor’s research tackles world’s health problems
Nine-year-old Chanith is on track to be a tennis star
House Pegasus flies high
Ramzeen Best Sports Person
Stafford Int. in 7 wickets win over British School
CIMA sponsors Nalanda with cricket kits
Magazine Articles
On a bumpy road to Badulla
Author who sees it all in families
Leo Burnett goes arty
Peterites to bring us ‘The King of Love’
The music of ‘Kohinoor’, launches Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa
Picture perfect misty Plains
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Charitable innings
Platform for young original sounds
Mayan revolution at Ruskin Island
A twist in the tale
S. Peter’s emerge band champs at Instriago 2011
Reaching for the stars
Song, dance and Disney
Bells will be ringing
Silver and stone
Feminine take on being Santa
TV Times Articles
Creative Korea, a reflection through celluloid
Agenda 14 creates a platform for shorts films
‘Breath’ comes alive at Hotel Lanka Princess
Jayasri to rock the season
  Times 2
Suu Kyi hails US engagement
Pak actress’ nude 'ISI' pic sparks row
Expelled Iranian diplomats arrive in Tehran
Australia's ruling Labour backs gay marriage
Saudis fear there will be 'no more virgins' if ban on female drivers are lifted
Angry Indian farmers give snakes to alleged bribe seekers
Sanctions are only a small part of the history that makes Iranians hate Britain
Maldives, take note: Doomsday predictions on sea level rises are 'false alarm'
Delhi's 100th birthday stirs debate on colonial era
China 'has up to 3,000 nukes hidden in tunnels'
Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Ferrari, corruption and aid
2012 Mayan prediction misread
Turkey is ready to invade Syria
Syria army defectors target Assad's military convoys
Assad survives on support of Russia-China
Iran's rattling sabre
The American hangover: Return to the humble life
US government may be threatened as cheapest borrower
Funday Times
King Rajasinghe’s battle of Colombo
Heating effect of electric current -- Science
It’s almost here -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
The eight planets of the Solar System
Budapest -- Geography
Kids' World
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