2012 a year of hope
At the stroke of midnight, the New Year -- the third since the 30-year war ended -- dawned on a happy note with people wishing each other and celebrating as this picture taken at Blast Thru 2012 at Hotel Ramada yesterday shows. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera
Govt. ready to discuss land powers for PCs
In what seemed a marked turn of events, the government is to discuss with the Tamil National Alliance .....
Minister seeks US$ 10 billion bailout for CPC
Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha is seeking a Treasury guarantee of US$. 10 billion to bail out the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.....
Tangalle: Paradise lost
Conditional pardon considered for Fonseka
Tallest showpiece tower in Colombo
Education authorities flunk A/Ls
Sound of axe rings death knell for Lanka’s forests
Tallest showpiece tower in Colombo
Mixed views on Govt. performance
The majority of respondents, in an email and street poll conducted jointly by the Business Times (BT) and the Research Consultancy Bureau (RCB) this week, gave a mixed rating on the government’s performance in 2011.
US, Israel discuss triggers for bombing Iran
When Defence Secretary Leon Panetta opined earlier this month that an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities could "consume the Middle East in a confrontation and a conflict that we would regret," the Israelis went ballistic behind the scenes.


Dutch traditions continue at The Wagon Wheel
The Wagon Wheel Country Club formally known as Alcatras Restaurant in Dehiwela has done it again. Wagon Wheel Country Club is now serving up delicious, authentic and Dutch-influenced Sri Lankan dish lamprais in Sawans. 



Hero Herath climbs high as Sanga seals his number 1 ranking
The Durban hero, Rangana Herath achieved his career-best ranking among test bowlers, in the ICC Player Rankings after his heroic performances in the second cricket test, which Sri Lanka won by 208 runs at Durban on Thursday.


Achievers; my campus, my dream
Achievers is one of the pioneering CIMA Tution providing institutes in the country and has met with a great deal of success in the last five years since its inception in 2006.




The hopes and fears of 2012

With the dawn of the New Year in the Gregorian calendar today, traditionally one looks forward to good tidings in the months ahead. For some, this would be more of what they have enjoyed in the past; for others, there might be a need to forget the past and look to the future with renewed hope.

Reign of terror by ruling- party mafia politicos -- Political Column
The New Year dawns with some dim forebodings for Sri Lankans in many spheres of activity. Two years and seven months after the defeat of terrorist violence, one of the sectors which revived by leaps and bounds was tourism. Arrivals rose and resorts are continuing to mushroom countrywide.
Using the LLRC report as a consensus mechanism -- Focus on Rights

Economic growth is expected to be around 8 per cent this year. The agricultural, industrial and services sectors of the economy have all contributed to this growth that has been supported by growth in exports, increased tourist earnings and continued higher inflows of remittances.

Kilinochchi is all smiles, but don’t forget the lessons from the past
In early December 2011, I had the privilege of making an extensive tour of the Northern Province with my wife. Kilinochchi District was of special interest to us.


Prince Don Phillip – the new King of Kandy
The ancestors of Prince Yamasinghe were heirs to the throne of Kandy. Due to the troubles created by King Rajasinghe, the prince’s last surviving relation Karaliyadde had to leave the kingdom and seek refuge with the Portuguese.



Former Sinhaputhra Finance Chairman/MD appointed MD/CEO Abans Finance
Mrs. Mano Alles, Managing Director / CEO of Abans Finance PLC retired from the Company's services on 31st December, 2011 in compliance with Finance Companies (Corporate Governance) Direction issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.


Govt. ready to discuss land powers for PCs
Minister seeks US$ 10 billion bailout for CPC
Conditional pardon considered for Fonseka
Tallest showpiece tower in Colombo
4 Tiger stamps in France
Online visa draws thousands
A/L fiasco: Exams chief to be questioned tomorrow
Muslim peace secretariat funds under scrutiny: Rs 45.7 m spent sans details
Govt. to intervene in ‘pension’ benefits for Lankan workers in Korea
Ministries appointed to oversee CAs of institutions taken over by Govt.
Book launch
Nuwara Eliya district prepares to face landslides
Rains ruin the chena cultivator
Education authorities flunk A/Ls
PS member’s death: Was it a killing due to an underworld clash?
Probe on for other misdeeds of four frisky cops
374 in hospital due to too much merry-making this Christmas season
Sound of axe rings death knell for Lanka’s forests
Tyre and liquor thieves nabbed after two years
The way the wind is blowing: The story behind a high-profile resignation
All eyes on London in 2012
Tangalle: Paradise lost
Buffaloes destroy crops in Kataragama village
26 new schools open in the East
Just one small school for Uchchimunai
Sampanthan assures Sampur’s IDPs of resettlement soon
When elephants fight the grass is crushed
Political Column
Reign of terror by ruling- party mafia politicos
5th Column
Finding answers to a comedy of errors
The Economic Analysis
Short-term prospects and long-term perspectives
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Using the LLRC report as a consensus mechanism
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Cabraal protected like millions of rupees
Double Take
Not Issued with this week
  Business Times
Mixed views on Govt. performance
New Tax Chief pledges to simplify taxes confining returns to a single page
Sampath sees youngest board; Dinesh: Chairman at ComBank
Markets face 2012 with ‘lessons’ learnt and no more ‘games’
Major win by Phoenix Ogilvy; clinches T20 World Cup marketing deal
Import costs continue to substantially outgrow export revenues
Comment - Hopes and aspirations of 2012
Global economic outlook and prospects for the Sri Lankan Economy in 2012
Hopeful times for Sri Lanka; rejoice, don’t mourn!
Special offers from Emirates Holidays for Dubai Shopping Festival 2012
Mahaweli Reach Hotel receives 'excellence' award for Central Region
Top Handlooms Task-force appointed to chart new path
Letter - ‘Embrace the market cycle and use it to your advantage’
Leo Burnett film for the Eye Donation Society does well on the web
‘LAUGFS Car Care’ free service campaign benefits motorists
Toyota Lanka holds ‘Dream Car Art Contest Workshop’ for internally displaced kids
3 mln glasses of Anchor milk drunk everyday across Sri Lanka
Govt. initiates action, hoteliers confident of tourists’ safety
Weaving with Bamboo
Harischandra – paving the way for today’s modern business giants to grow
LOLC Micro Credit felicitates over 200 Grade 5 Scholars
Trade Finance extends services to Kilinochchi
US logistics agency to help local logistics certification courses
Tea Colour Sorter machines from Arpico, plans also for similar machines for grains
Aitken Spence supports national education and skills development
Rollicking time at the ST Business Club year-end bash
Ending the year with hope in 2012
ICT/BPO is Sri Lanka’s 6th largest export earner:EDB survey
High economic growth but from where?
Hayleys gets 'AA-'/'P1' from RAM
Softlogic subsidiary Future Automobiles to launch 3S facility in Oct 2012
CNCI wins Global Commerce Excellence award
Major economic and business events in 2011
  Free Hold
Former Sinhaputhra Finance Chairman/MD appointed MD/CEO Abans Finance
Mortein wraps up successful Dengue Awareness Campaign for fifth consecutive year
Yet Another Social Service Project by SLIA
IRCTC to launch exclusive train service
SLIA Social Service Project 2011 - Visit to the City Home for Elders and Children
Bank of Ceylon adjudged the 17th "Strongest Bank in Asia Pacific
"DEVI" Saree Shop has a unique collection
"BoC Business Card" launched
Exterminators wins big
Nawaloka Hospitals - creates history wins Gold's and Silver's
Top corporate performers felicitated at the Business Today TOP TWENTY
Bank of Ceylon unveils a new echelon in premier customer relationship
The hopes and fears of 2012
Hero Herath climbs high as Sanga seals his number 1 ranking
Resolutions, transparency and saving cricket
Challenge for Asanga Seneviratne
What does the future hold for golfers?
Danushka salvages Nalanda to a draw
TT triple for Rohan Sirisena
St. Benedict’s skipper Jason shines in drawn game
Farewell to a legend
Oh! To be a cricket fan
Only memories…
Dharmasoka three wins in-a-row
St. Benedict’s aim to be the best this year
Textured Jersey Lanka creates Mercantile Cricket history
Chess champs Sri Hardaya Kanyarama of Galle
He Man of the South, Sameera
Ravi Punchihewa CA to tour India
Durban hoodoo haunts S. Africa
Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda record back to back wins
Nothing to boast about
Magazine Articles
Best of 2011
Challenging young IDEATORS
EH goes to town with Tin Tin
Local inspiration, Melache’s style
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Towards a greener tomorrow
I was here
Thoughts for an enlightened year
Setting the stage for ‘Floreat’
Night of racing and music
Habitat conscious fashion
TV Times Articles
Dutch traditions continue at The Wagon Wheel
Dessert corner an innovative concept
‘Ranidu live in Concert’
A Tribute to C.T Fernando
Another feather for ‘Flying Fish’
Janakaraliya tributes late playwrights
Dancing in the Stars
Achievers; my campus, my dream
Transforming A/L disappointment into an opportunity for success
Kandy Edufair 2012 from Jan.13-14 at Queens Hotel Kandy
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS on “Graduate & Work in New Zealand”
‘X Storm 2011’ ends in grand scale
APIIT Opens registration for Jan/ Feb 2012 intake
CIMA knowledge fast forward
Message from the Vice Chancellor Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama
Vindya De Silva latest student to Truman State University from Scholarships for USA
CFPS offers the world renowned LL.B degree from the university of London
Brighten your future with world class Qualification
American University Scholarship Interviews
  Times 2
New Year dawns with spectacular shows
Recreating Sophia's famous pose
North Korea names Kim Jong-un top military commander
Thane kills at least 42 in Tamil Nadu
Tennis aces see advantage in charity and prayer power
White House Republican hopefuls make last Iowa push
U.S. is giving South American leaders cancer, claims Chavez
Man, 99, divorces wife after discovering she had an affair sixty years ago
Planet of the apes a reality soon
US, Israel discuss triggers for bombing Iran
Obama the statesman: Successes and setbacks
Dutch unveil latest plan in war against the sea: A sandbar
One of the earliest drawings of the Tower of Babel found on ancient stone tablet
Gaza Doc’s mission to heal the wounds
Thanking the gods for the spice of their lives
Letters to the Editor
Elegies after the tsunami
Little hope for this family as a new year dawns
Festival of the eye: Fareed Uduman’s paintings
Useful guide on Sinhala educational philosophy
Launch of ‘Colombo: A Critical Introspection’
2012 and the shape of things to come
Quintessential devolution at grass root levels
Kilinochchi is all smiles, but don’t forget the lessons from the past
Pera discusses the state of Humanities today
Fireworks industry: Not much to sparkle about
Major temple project in US gets underway
  Funday Times
Prince Don Phillip – the new King of Kandy
Logarithms -- Maths
Courage -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Santa’s Workshop at Cinnamon Grand goes green
Warsaw -- Geography
Kids' World


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