Thai Piranthal Vali pirakkum - Thai Pongal brings hopes
Like these two devotees at the Pillayar Kovil in Bambalapitiya, millions of Hindus will today pray with faith and hope for a harvest of peace and reconciliation as a blessing from the Thai Pongal festival. Pic by Amila Prabodha.
Indo-Lanka clash on maritime boundary
Talks aimed at resolving the thorny issue of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters ended without agreement yesterday with a joint statement failing to note India’s response to Sri Lanka’s position that both countries respect the International Maritime Boundary Line.
Cabinet body wanted Harry fired
A five-member Cabinet Energy Committee sought the removal of Harry Jayawardena as Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) since he was not heeding its directives on tender procedures, it was revealed yesterday.
Dengue: Paediatricians College warn parents
CID probes charges against Mervyn
Govt. to remove contentious clause from EPF Bill
New Justice Ministry Secy. assumes duties tomorrow
Noise pollution to be brought under control
Kalam to deliver lecture in Colombo
Roaming dogs and rise of rabies
Trouble at Thabowa
Who is to be blamed for the plight of our children's education?
From war to negative peace and to that haven of freedom
University teachers join the fray as undergrads’ protests snowball
Qatar seeks stakes in CSE, Kalpitiya and other property
Qatar Holdings, the investment arm of the state-owned Qatar Investment Authority, is interested in various development projects ranging from a stake in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), the Kalpitiya Tourism Zone (KTZ), the Colombo Commercial Property (CCP), and a host of sites in the South for hotel projects, according to official sources.
US Marines grilled over Taliban urination video
Two American Marines pictured in a video urinating on the corpses of militants in Afghanistan have been questioned and two other suspects will be grilled soon, a US military official said.


Onward and up
It’s Sri Pada season! Now would be the time to pull over a sweater (or two), slip on your trekking shoes and scale the fourth highest mountain in Sri Lanka.



Lankan Humpty together again
It’s time to take stock. The chips are down. The coffers are empty. An underperforming team. A new cricket management at the helm groping in the dark pondering as to how they are going to put Humpty together again.


EDEX Expo 2012 - Nation’s largest education and careers exhibition is back!
EDEX 2012 the National Higher Education and Careers Expo will be unveiled for the 9th consecutive year on January 20th, 21st and 22nd at BMICH, Colombo and at Kandy City Centre, Kandy on January 27th & 28th.




Ties with India vital but not at any price

Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives in Sri Lanka on an official visit tomorrow. He is flying in almost under the radar because Indo-Lanka bi-lateral relations, which have highs and the lows from time to time, are right now, out of the focus. Not that it needs to be the central point of Sri Lankan life at all times, but at this very moment, it has been overcome by numerous other issues.

Krishna visit likely to propel devolution talks -- Political Column
For more reasons than one, the coming weeks remain crucial for President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With a comfortable two thirds majority in Parliament and a separatist war over, his UPFA government has still been floundering.
Impunity in north, east, south and west -- Focus on Rights

The continuing failure of Sri Lanka's institutions of justice is well demonstrated in the most recent Views of the Geneva based United Nations Human Rights Committee (UN Committee) calling upon the Sri Lankan ....

He goes where the Tiger roams
Animation, admiration and passion blend together as he talks not only of their uniqueness but also their idiosyncrasies, as a father would lovingly talk of his sons and daughters.‘Genghis’ would race with rippling muscles into a lake, grab a sambhur watering there, dunk it and then kill it, says this ‘tiger man’ of India, Valmik Thapar, describing the “unique behaviour” of this great hunter which he had watched and admired oft times.


The death of King Rajasinghe of Sitawaka
The mountainous environment of Sri Lanka is best seen in the Central highlands where the highest mountains are located. Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biological diversity.



A touch of TLC at birthing
The excruciating pain comes in waves, reaching a peak and ebbing. Amidst the haze of pain of the contractions, until the joy of holding the newborn, how many women yearn for a tender touch on the brow, a whispered word of consolation in the ear and a hand to grip while pushing down hard during birthing.


Indo-Lanka clash on maritime boundary
Cabinet body wanted Harry fired
Dengue: Paediatricians College warn parents
Bribe cops caught on cop camera
CID probes charges against Mervyn
Govt. to remove contentious clause from EPF Bill
New Justice Ministry Secy. assumes duties tomorrow
EAM alerts Lankan missions after ‘stampgate’
Two to contest for BASL top post
Thai Pongal messages
Ranil’s foes out to defy him
Imported larvicide: From saviour to menace
Noise pollution to be brought under control
Revised rules, but flexibility in enforcing them, say authorities
Better salary deal for workers employed in Kuwait
Kalam to deliver lecture in Colombo
Mastermind behind human smuggling in the net
Bejewelled elephant for b’day boy Sajith
Pregnant female jumbo felled by shotgun
Committee of Inquiry suggests analgesic instead of the much needed surgery
University teachers join the fray as undergrads’ protests snowball
Hikkaduwa-bound party has nightmare encounter with highwaymen on Baddegama road
New laws to curb sale and supply of pesticides
Roaming dogs and rise of rabies
Qatar delegation arrives today on business visit
News in brief
Trouble at Thabowa
Lankan missing in Saudi: Family says officials dragging feet
From war to negative peace and to that haven of freedom
Government-TNA talks: Breaking the deadlock
Who is to be blamed for the plight of our children's education?
Political Column
Krishna visit likely to propel devolution talks
5th Column
They are good at doing the job other than theirs
The Economic Analysis
Widening trade deficit: Depreciation of the rupee the way out
Not Issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Impunity in north, east, south and west
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Karu at Temple Trees but not upstairs with MR
From the sidelines
Sri Lanka takes a beating in South Africa -- not just in cricket
  Business Times
Qatar seeks stakes in CSE, Kalpitiya and other property
Draft Tourism Act tilts balance of power, focus
Celestial Residencies compensation process gets underway
SLPA wants more in Colombo port project
CSE to lift country image for investments
New state company in renewable energy
50 years of banking
Youth unemployment crisis in Sri Lanka
Comment - ‘Lanka’s achcharu’ education policies
‘Mannar Divi Neguma’ to revive regional industries
Cinnamon Lakeside launches Colombo’s first floating leisure facility
Legal Process Outsourcing – Outlook and Opportunities
Eco bricks – rediscovering the old
British motor firm Range Rover sponsors top authors at GLF
Coca Cola conducts a two day workshop for English Teachers in Jaffna
Eurocenter changes name to ‘99X Technology’
‘America is the land of the free(dom)’, says Prof. Mendis
MTD Walkers involved in A32 road construction, piling work at top hotel site
HSBC Colombo Fashion Week enhances business of fashion in Sri Lanka
PCH prepares with confidence for 2012 year
Winning streak from Asia Asset Finance
Magic and One Trust Sri Lanka in outreach projects thro’ Galle Lit. Festival
Call for policy stability for stock market’s growth
Excess rooms in private hospitals
Access Engineering plans to go public in March
Sampath Bank to show a loan growth of 30%-35% in the next 2 years
LAUGFS smiles on leisure
RPC ventures into insurance
Exetel has won a major Australian telco contract
SL arbitration centre has 20 sittings per week
Ameresekere enrolled as an Associate Member, American Bar Association
Seychelles opens doors to massive Chinese tourist market
Expolanka using social media to reach out to stakeholders
Janashakthi says RAM Ratings reflect strong performance and healthy financials
Sri Lanka in world cooking contest (Bocuse d’Or) for the first time
SLT Broadband WWW speed now four times faster
Chevron celebrates decade of safety excellence
  Medi Scene
A touch of TLC at birthing
Weaning: The right food at the right age
Treating the baby in the womb
Mental illness: Family as carers
It’s a team game too
Ties with India vital but not at any price
Duminy shines over Chandimal, Tharanga efforts
Lankan Humpty together again
Slimline BC retain national boxing title
Thurstanite Salgado takes initial lead
Preparing Sri Lanka for tourist boom…..
It’s time to improve the game
FFSL plans international exposure for local players
Cricket mentor
Channa Gunasekera’s legacy continues
Trinity crush St. Servatius Matara
India finding new lows
Army, Blue Star victorious, Navy awarded win
‘CH’ distressed that all is not well with Sri Lankan rugby
Priority to bring our rugby to the top three in Asian region
Favourites reach Women’s Singles pre-quarters
St. Anthony’s down Rajans
Magazine Articles
Spotlight India
Where the sounds of laughter breaks all barriers
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Got the music in me
A concert of hope
Youth Model United Nations
Onward and up
Fighting cancer through screening and early detection
Wall for his canvas
Young researches unite
TV Times Articles
Malaka brings ‘Bahuchithawadiya’
Raigam Tele’es reaches eighth mile post
Veteran scriptwriter goes to cyberspace
Sihina Puraya passes double century mark
The world’s most advanced digital Motion Picture camera launched by Asia Digital Entertainment
Top Award for Dr. Vijaya Corea
Ranidu’s Unforgettable Concert
EDEX Expo 2012 - Nation’s largest education and careers exhibition is back!
Another Success story of IIT - a stepping stone to a successful career
Donate new or reusable books to needy students at EDEX Expo 2012
Access to a British Degree after O/L’s at APIIT
“Aviationone” offers cost effective professional world class pilot training.
Hat-Trick ‘12 “You’re Not Out”
Maheshi launches her first Poetry book
The first International Solo Quiz Championship of Karnataka Quiz Association
Why consider Australia or New Zealand for higher studies?
Singapore Informatics for quality, holistic higher education
Rehan – The first ever student to be placed at Tusculum College by Scholarships for USA
School bridges a vital gap in life skills
Aquinas reputed international hotel courses empowers future hoteliers
APIIT Law School to commence January intake
Your trusted guide for Higher Education Overseas
Exemption for CA, CIMA, CIM and SLIM qualifications to follow the MBA programme of USQ
Recognising the contribution of teachers
Oxford College of Business 12 Month MBA, the most sought-after MBA program in the country today
Lithmina of Wesley wins TT treble at All Island competition
Asian International School wins U-13 Inter-International Basketball Tournament
U-13 school cricket not yet completed for 2011
Thurstan to host age group swimming for second year
  Times 2
Pakistan on brink of coup
Sheer delight! Stunning Miranda in a see-through sweater and pencil skirt
US Marines grilled over Taliban urination video
Mass S&P shocker for eurozone
Charisma we can believe in, but can’t depend on
Myanmar frees hundreds of political prisoners, US to DPL ties
Underarm risk: Deodorant chemical found in tumours of all breast cancer patients
Why Eelam war not over in Washington
He goes where the Tiger roams
Tune into nature at Kalundewa Retreat says Tatler Mag
Letters to the Editor
Galle and the Trollopes
Tamil Nadu: Pilgrim’s progress
Lester and Sumitra go high-tech with reel fantasy
Jacqueline dazzles for Colombo Jewellery Stores with 20’s look
Renowned Buddhist scholar returns to hold meditation retreat
What’s the hullabaloo at the bird bath?
‘Kuku kaki kakak kakak ….’ Try out these tongue twisters (Foreign and English)
Taking the weight off your body and mind
Its reader friendliness can save many lives
Evocative thoughts of Motherland
Handy little book for those in medical field
Inspired by India but rooted in indigenous dancing and musicology
Thilak’s miniature abstracts
Man and animal under cover of darkness
Why any dream will not do now
People and events
  Funday Times
The death of King Rajasinghe of Sitawaka
Rules for Logarithms -- Maths
Storm in the black forest -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Internet in the Family
Ankara -- World History
Kids' World
Tales from the Wild


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