Sri Lanka’s latest showpiece, the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Centre for Performing Arts, seen in its full glory and a blaze of light after it was declared open by the President. Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte
President rejects UN funds for HR
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed that the implementation of Sri Lanka’s National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) should be carried out only with government funds and not funds from a UN agency.
Remove 'Race' from all documents: CR
The LLRC had made an inadvertent omission from its final report presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and tabled in Parliament on Friday, its Chairman C.R. de Silva PC told the Sunday Times yesterday.
Harry bought oil from blacklisted Swiss giant; probe by minister
UNP: No election today
UN studying the LLRC report, but rights groups see holes
Petitioner’s claim of bias cannot now be withdrawn, says Judge
Top scientists brainstorm on ways to propel Lanka into the future
US GSP probe resumes in Jan.
DOHA, QATAR - Hearing in a public petition filed by an umbrella of US labour unions challenging the Sri Lankan government’s failure to allow unions within the export processing zones and outside, resumes in Washington next month, officials said.
180 dead, nearly 400 missing in Philippine storm
MANILA, Dec 17 (AFP) - The death toll from tropical storm Washi surged to 180 on Saturday with nearly 400 people missing in flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines, officials said.


For the love of food and heritage
S.H. Fernando – Skiz to his friends – has spent years quietly amassing a following on his blog and youtube channel. Online at, he serves up an eclectic mix of reviews and recipes. On youtube, this amateur cook stars in the self-produced series ‘Pan Asian’ where he dishes up some of his favourite recipes for an audience.



Delving deeper into Dilshan debacle
In the pre-2011 Cricket World Cup era, both Australia and Sri Lanka were the top of the pops in the cricket rankings and also were two of the sides to beat. Their winning percentages were high and the teams were clicking like clock work in all three departments of the game.


‘Amma, my head hurts’
Anxious and worried, the whole family is in disarray, for the daughter or son is having headaches. Parents fear the worst, even though it is a common condition, MediScene understands, and only in rare instances that such headaches may be due to a serious issue.




Heed LLRC's call to save Rule of Law

The long-awaited report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has now been placed in the public domain through Parliament, with the Leader of the House doing the honours.

LLRC calls for Rule of Law, not rule of men-- Political Column
More talks on the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) began last week just after President Mahinda Rajapaksa, returned from attending the Asia Pacific Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia
Weighing the LLRC report in the scales of justice-- Focus on rights

Stripped of all ambiguities, the moral question regarding state accountability for civilian casualties during the last stages of the war between government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was whether the government deliberately pressed ahead with its military offensive despite knowing full well the terrible toll that it would take.

Alberta darling, I’m back!
Sigmund Freud would have had something to say about this. On November 23, 2001 and living somewhere far away from Sri Lanka, I must have been in a strange and nostalgic mood or someone must have slipped a mind-mending drug into my cheap drink, because on this day I wrote a highly sentimental, cringe-worthy and embarrassingly silly article for my web page.


Internet in the Family
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has created a Parental Guide titled ‘Internet in the Family’, for helping and protecting children when they use the Internet.


President rejects UN funds for HR
Remove 'Race' from all documents: CR
Harry bought oil from blacklisted Swiss giant; probe by minister
UNP: No election today
UN studying the LLRC report, but rights groups see holes
Petitioner’s claim of bias cannot now be withdrawn, says Judge
Top scientists brainstorm on ways to propel Lanka into the future
Bank directors to quit on Central Bank ruling, get interim relief
Former House SG’s appointment to UNP WC irks Govt.
Pregnant Asst. Div. Sec. found dead at home
Scrapping tax officer posts may affect Govt. revenue
Seven-member House committee to improve discipline, security within
Bar council opposes probe on retired CJ
Attempt to probe COPE findings shot down
White elephant Parliament Scholarship Board to be abolished
Wedding party ends in triple tragedy
Nelum Pokuna theatre in infographics
High prices dim bright Christmas
Protests islandwide and abroad over two activists who went missing in Jaffna
Suspended website to operate under conditions
President intervenes in Natha Devale land dispute
Education Minister cut off from ‘Z’ score of A/L exam
Veggie, fruit farmers boxed in by ‘Crate Law’
Thrill-seekers take jumbo-size risks
Illicit fishing practices: Livelihood of 15,000 endangered
Learning entrepreneurship from neighbours
Political Column
LLRC calls for Rule of Law, not rule of men
5th Column
Howzaat for the sport that binds
The Economic Analysis
Balance-of-payments crisis looms despite export growth
Govt.’s call for responsible media culture falls on deaf ears
Focus on Rights
Weighing the LLRC report in the scales of justice
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Carrots like carat: Johnnie eats humble vegetable pie
From the Sidelines
Happy (recycled) Christmas!
  Business Times
US GSP probe resumes in Jan.
Some brokers say they prefer conforming to rules
Is the Sheraton coming to Sri Lanka?
Govt. to sneak in private sector pension scheme
Blue Diamond to retail jewellery
Fresh, juicy mangoes
Comment - Pensions: Consultation, consultation, consultation!
Former Judge Mark Fernando recognised for ‘impeccable integrity’ in TISL awards
Jinadasa of Andaradeniya Estate - a recipe for hard-work and pragmatism
Multiple CandleAid maths labs to benefit rural schools
Sri Lankan designers eye US$500 mln fashion business
Sri Lankan stock brokers to be guided by a code of conduct
Dialog takes over Suntel
Haycarb trades Carbon Credits under Kyoto Protocol
SL's Goldstar eyes construction industry for future growth
Award to Parama for outstanding contribution to the banking industry
KPMG introduces Ethics Hotline to Sri Lankan companies
‘Safer Sri Lankan Roads’, new initiative by AMW, Police
Some good international examples of state takeovers
Kasturi Wilson appointed Managing Director of Hemas Transportation Sector
VisitBritain leads largest-ever trade mission to China
Foreign investment restrictions in local firms further relaxed : CB
Govt. eyes steady growth, inflation for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka thanks EU for strong livelihood support
Tamil, Sinhala women jointly run Batik showroom
New accounting standard – IFRS – clearer to the industry
Microsoft Colombo's Sriyan takes added regional responsibility
Cinnamon Lakeside opens new floating restaurant
Serendib Flour products enters local markets
Union Bank appoints former Deputy Governor Priyantha Fernando to the Board
Trade unions urge President to consider extra allowance for Pvt. sector workers
More flights to Chennai and Karachi from SriLankan
Mobitel and T-Navi offer traffic navigation system
John Keells Hotels wins gold for the 3rd year at the annual reports competition
Ministerial Committee to steer Expo 2012 trade and investment event
Top corporate performers felicitated at the Business Today's Top 20
DSL launches first eco-friendly tyre
HVA to launch Heladiv Tea Club franchise in three countries
Expolanka explores backward integration in agriculture
Quiet week at the Colombo bourse
Reservation of jobs for the disabled: Govt. ignores its own circular
Top panel discusses global crisis and impact on Sri Lanka
Apparel industry tops US$4 bln in 2011
National Chamber delegation meets Vietnam President in Hanoi
Civil society web application launched at Microsoft summit
Second-hand PCs, Asia's biggest opportunity over next 5 years
Minlo Technologies launches IT services unit
'Huge' potential for Facebook mobile apps in SL
A look at the Windows 8 Developer Preview
Heed LLRC's call to save Rule of Law
Sri Lanka eat humble pie for Christmas
Delving deeper into Dilshan debacle
Shift from powerful home unions to Franc
Mithun in TOP 10 of Indian Tour
Thilanga says accusations against Arjuna, Aravinda were always there
Irregularities in awarding tender
Coupons out from January 1
Night racing invades Colombo
Ana Punchihewa withdraws from race
Chamara, Farveez and Angelo guide NCC to title
MCA Division D final today
Army emerge Clifford Cup champions
Laxman wins Tour de Sri Lanka Youth Cycle race
Kasun Karunaratne emerges Junior National champion
“I wish to focus on my cricket”: Upul Tharanga
Magazine Articles
For the love of food and heritage
Difference make great music
A festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Soothing others with the sounds of her harp
Supem Uyana shows the way with differently abled Guides
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Holy Family Convent revamps its online presence
My Christmas wish
Join in the Christmas Spirit
Something for everyone at fashionista
Ash Chandler to entertain Colombo
Lokka says …
Shopping smart this season
TV Times Articles
Old world charm at Colombo Fort Café
Blast thru 2011 with the ‘GYPSIES’ & ‘BLACK’
Second place for Lankan Model in Spain
Tintin in town


  Times 2
180 dead, nearly 400 missing in Philippine storm
Manning defence takes offensive in WikiLeaks case
Obama, pushing back at Republicans, vows support for Israel
Russia's Syria shift a bid to guard image, interests
British court upholds English-speaking rule for immigrants
Pak generals back probe into memogate
Russia signs preliminary deal to sell 42 jets to India
Obama bans daughters from FB
UN ends sanctions on Libya central bank
British press wades into 'playground' spat with France
Sexual violence affects one in five US women
Do-it-yourself glamour for 'Jhollywood' stars
'We hacked US drone': Iran
Early man 'lived on' elephant meat
Alberta darling, I’m back!
It may soon be water, water everywhere, not a drop in our taps
Trekking the untrodden path in search of innovators
A spot-on analysis in lucid readable style
Power over Prejudice: A lesson in pole vault for womankind
Something to dip into at leisured intervals
Anita Dickman’s specialties now dished out in Sinhala
The gift of time and gift of yourself, that’s what’s best this Christmas
Christmas goodies for foodies
Belfry: British hospitality in Lankan style
Ironman cometh to Sri Lanka
Guess the real meanings of these multilingual mysteries
Taking the Christ out of Christmas
Unity Mission Team takes message of integration to Mannar
The cardinal and the power of boycott
Violence against women: CENWOR website a big step
‘Amma, my head hurts’
Are you suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome?
Diabetes What you should know
Trouble in your digestive engine
Living with another’s liver
Here it is, Cellulitis in a nutshell
  Funday Times
Internet in the Family
The sound of bells -- Poem for the week
The revolt against King Rajasinghe
Kids' World


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