Three daughters killed but “I shall not hate”
One of the highlights of the Galle Literary Festival yesterday was the presentation by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, who is known as the Gaza Doctor. He captured hearts and headlines around the world when he wrote the international best-seller ‘I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey’ in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy where three of his daughters and a niece were killed by an Israeli tank shell during the 2009 Gaza war. Former US President and Nobel Peace Laureate Jimmy Carter said Dr. Abuelaish in his book had expressed a remarkable commitment to forgiveness and reconciliation that described the foundation for a permanent peace in the Holy Land. Pic by Indika Handuwala
161 Islamic missionaries ordered to leave country
A group of 161 foreign nationals, who are in Sri Lanka to preach the virtues of Islam to Muslims, have been ordered to leave the country. “The group which arrived in different batches has violated their visa status,” Immigration and Emigration Controller Chulananda Perera told the Sunday Times. He said visas were granted to them to visit Sri Lanka as tourists.
US$ 6m overhaul for three combat aircraft
The Government will spend US$ 6 million (around Rs. 684 million) to overhaul three Chinese-built combat aircraft as part of modernization plans for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF).
Fisheries row: India not ready for joint patrolling
UPFA infighting in CMC continues
Qatar interested in host of investments
100 of man’s best friend for police work at 750,000 each
Diversity should be a basis for celebration not conflict, says Abdul Kalam
Lentils, sugar and garlic prices to go up
Galle Lit. festival flags display issue ends well
Dengue may reach epidemic proportions, Health Officials warn
Four years after democracy, Maldives at crossroads again
India prods with a small stick while affording huge carrots
Playing with lives: Reckless drivers who heed no laws
New arrangement with the IMF
Sri Lankan authorities are considering a possible arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where the balance dues from the US$2.6 billion facility could be drawn at a later stage, officials said.
Rushdie pulls out of Indian lit fest
British novelist Salman Rushdie pulled out of India's largest literary festival, saying he feared assassination after his participation was opposed by senior Muslim clerics.“I have now been informed by intelligence sources... that paid assassins from the Mumbai underworld may be on their way to eliminate me,” the Indian-born writer said in a statement read by the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival,


What a girl wants …
When she grasps her AK47 in her hands, Natalie Chinniah finds herself in her comfort zone.“I’m a lady in a man’s world,” says the half Sri Lankan, half English 29 year old, referring to her seven years of training and service in the British Military.



Sleek late-cut saves cricket
We know that we have been here before. Have seen the same faces and shared the same experiences. It may be the result of Sri Lanka being a small country. A few moons ago, Asantha de Mel and his band of selectors were done away with and the task was given to Aravinda de Silva and co.


Top officials of Toastmasters International visit Sri Lanka
A top level delegation of Toastmasters International (TMI) including the organization’s Executive Director, Mr. Daniel Rex and Managing Director - Communication & Development, Ms. Sally Cohen; District Governor of Japan BunzoSuzili; District Governor of Taiwan Ms. Grace and DTM LGM Joy Tsai visited Sri Lanka recently.




Handling India the President's way

This week's VVIP traffic from India signifies the continuing importance of our neighbour to the life and times of Sri Lanka. It has been the case for several millennia and continues to be so today and will be in the future for sure.

Govt.'s double speak on 13 plus -- Political Column
The event was observed last Sunday by Hindus worldwide and with much gaiety in the neighbouring southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The next day, (Monday) when the event was fixed at 'Temple Trees,' it was Maattu Pongal or Cattle Pongal Day where Hindus pay reverence or thanksgiving to cattle. Bulls and cows are given a special prominence for ploughing fields or providing nourishing milk. T
What veritable fairy tales are these? -- Focus on Rights

Are we to seriously believe the Government's explanation in Parliament this week that it cannot ascertain the fate of two political activists of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) who 'disappeared' in Jaffna in early December last year, despite 'four investigative teams' being deployed for this purpose?

I want to be a part of India’s narrative in the world: Tharoor
My father was an amazingly unusual man. He was a self-made man, the child of a farmer who died when he was 10. My father recounts walking barefoot eight kilometres to school every day from the village. He had a tough upbringing. The elder brother – much older, 17 years older - went away and made good and then took the younger brothers with him to England and so my dad was able to move suddenly from a village life of poverty to go off and study in England at the end of the second WW.


Amazing Thailand
We landed in the ‘Suwarnabhumi’ Airport, Thailand. The airport was huge! Much bigger than the Katunayake Airport. I was so excited. We were picked up by the ‘First Hotel’ cab service. On the way, I saw how neat, clean and wide the roads are. We were travelling at great speed, because we mostly travelled on highways.On the sides of the highway, pink papery flowers named ‘Bougainvillea’ are grown. It is a very pretty sight.



161 Islamic missionaries ordered to leave country
Scholarships: India told to come through Treasury
US$ 6m overhaul for three combat aircraft
Fisheries row: India not ready for joint patrolling
US sanctions on Iran, Lanka may buy oil from Saudi Arabia, Oman
Dissension within Govt. ranks stalls LG electoral reforms Bills
UPFA infighting in CMC continues
Parents, NCPA call for strict guidelines for schoolbus services
Qatar interested in host of investments
CEB Unions insist on 30% pay rise; decision on TU action tomorrow
Expert committee report a whitewash, say unions
Sexual abuse of another foreign woman down south
Health sector calms down with ministerial nominee’s appointment cancelled
100 of man’s best friend for police work at 750,000 each
Nuwara Eliya torn between extreme weather patterns
Playing with lives: Reckless drivers who heed no laws
Diversity should be a basis for celebration not conflict, says Abdul Kalam
India prods with a small stick while affording huge carrots
President Rajapaksa mimicked on stage; Principal interdicted
Shehan awarded prestigious South Asian literary prize for Chinaman
Now a floating hotel at Diyawanna Oya
Armed men on nocturnal terror visits to deter students’ struggle
Bogus female state intelligence officer nabbed
Lentils, sugar and garlic prices to go up
Galle Lit. festival flags display issue ends well
Air quality to be monitored as pollution rises- CEA
Dengue may reach epidemic proportions, Health Officials warn
Four years after democracy, Maldives at crossroads again
Political Column
Govt.'s double speak on 13 plus
5th Column
13 plus the problem - not the answer
The Economic Analysis
Roadblocks to foreign direct investment
Govt. bows to the will of the people
Focus on Rights
What veritable fairy tales are these?
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Training for carrier diplomats
From the sidelines
India gives Sri Lanka a gentle nudge
  Business Times
New arrangement with the IMF
Credit concessions came too late; does nothing to lift CSE spirits: Analysts
Sri Lanka Ports Authority to arrange funds for project
SEC 'rekindles' fires of investigations
SEC to remove price bands after trading system upgrade
Harry J's HNB directorship “deemed” to have ended on Dec 31
A lotus to bloom on South Asia's tallest telecom tower
Delay tight monetary policies, stretch debt - urges IMF
Comment - Migrant workers – powerful economic force
Sri Lanka's F and B industry now fastest growing secto
Sri Lanka aims to draw Japanese investment in handlooms
Tourism to top a billion travellers this year
Dialog HRPal, SL’s first cloud based-human resource application
“Good growth” in Sri Lanka - says new SIA country GM
Eminent personalities at tourism discussion at the ST Biz Club
Identity can shape your financial future
Lassana Flora expands, develops new products
Great combine: Sri Lankan beauty and MAGGI
SEC to step up demutualisation of Colombo bourse
Gems and jewellery exhibition in Feb.
4,000 sign up for CIMA in 2011
GSK helps empower 722 disabled people with Rs 39 mln project
Krishanthi Weerasinghe appointed new CEO
50% of Colombo condos sell out pre-construction : report
SriLankan Airlines’ food at Dutch Hospital complex
Ceylon Cinnamon now authenticable via DNA barcode
SLT says shortage of tourist rooms
NCE appointing trade reps overseas to help members
Sachin Ambekar joins Leo Burnett as CCO
EFC urges HR professionals to join discussion on related issues
CCC re-launches its newsletter
UK Professor explores tenability of 'Beyond Budgeting'
Consumer Electronics: What's the future?
Expolanka in business process transformation mode
Wikipedia, others follow through with 24-hour SOPA, PIPA protest
Trade unions urge President to give official recognition to new COL unit index
Unexpected pattern at Colombo bourse
New directors at Baurs’
Footwear exporter Palla & Co. joins ERI's Ceylon Leather
Jaffna flights resume on Expo Aviation
Chartered Accountants moving with the times, leave old order behind
MARKSS Healthcare’s 2nd regional distribution hub and warehousing complex in Kandy
Handling India the President's way
Sleek late-cut saves cricket
Cash strapped Lankans seek Indian solace
Stirring the rugby referees pot
All-India Amateur Golf Championship 2012
Just being human, after all
Kevin, Jehan guide Joes to the Quarters
A sad state
Kandambi’s army itching to prove a point
Lankan lasses shaping for the T-20 big one
What is football professionalism?
Lankan spikers may get beached
Renown scores thrilling win
TT: Rushansi Wijekoon topples Nuwani Navodya
National rugby players to commence training soon
Dr. Sarath Kapuwatte tipped to be Kandy SC president
First innings honours for Trinity with Dinuk and Akila centuries
Dilshan wants to see the flowers bloom
Royal Principal frowns on media over boys’ off -field tangle
Dil wants to end on high note
Magazine Articles
Playing the piano with pure passion
An emotional strip-tease
The Kaputa has its day
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
What a girl wants …
Bringing on the bling
Flame of hope
‘Xtaztic’ experience
Fusion of sounds
Solutions through drama
TV Times Articles
Misty on the move again
World Music – at ‘Park Street Jam’
Sunetha’s ‘Impressions’ in water colour’
‘Duwaru’ to make a difference
‘Matha’, a tale of love in the midst of war
Sirisena Wimalaweera remembered  
Sudantha brings ‘Sikuru Wasanthe’
Top officials of Toastmasters International visit Sri Lanka
Wycherley reveres the late Dr. R.L. Spittel Unveils his photograph
CA Sri Lanka to woo future chartered accountants at Edex Expo
Sri Lankan students secure world prizes at the November 2011 exam
Teachers have to balance demands from various quarters: Howard Gardner
MBA a fast track to CIMA
Gateway Graduate School commences February intake in Colombo, Negombo and Kandy
Join the ET Club and be a volunteer for Ironman Sri Lanka 2012
New CA Sri Lanka President Sujeewa Rajapakse pledges to take accounting profession to greater heights
Mind-ventures Educational Services offers yet another ‘Highly Innovative’ programme
GISM Award Presentation and Passing-out Ceremony
A novel scholarship scheme to do a prestigious British Law Degree at a very affordable price from BCLS
UQ International students may benefit from new work visa arrangements
Golden Chance for students
NIBM awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Management /HRM for School Leavers
ACBT Students and Staff celebrate success at the 2011 Graduation
Awareness of the perception of authors of historical works required, says Romila Thapar
Asian International School presents “The Best of Broadway”
Academy of Design brings down more Global Design Professionals to expand its International Faculty
Maliththa MMV bags the Excellency Award in 2011
Sports & scouting has helped Southam TMV in many ways
With the talent Sri Rahula has they can hit the top easily
Badminton and cricket goes hand in hand for Chamika
Karate expert Kavishka
Navinda wins karate gold in India
Blue Feathers Karate Grading
TT champ Nivantha
  Times 2
Major powers open to serious talks with Iran
Rushdie pulls out of Indian lit fest
Iranian actress banned from returning to her home country after posing nude in French magazine
Romney, Gingrich head for crucial South Carolina
A happy Chinese New Year
Bioterror fears halt bird flu breakthrough
How the US demands key UN posts
Arab justice for Arab violence
Driven by a love of truth
I want to be a part of India’s narrative in the world: Tharoor
Letters to the Editor
Readings and fireworks kickstart GLF
‘The most exciting story is the story of people’s lives’
In Mandela country
Love and war: In the thick of the battlefront
More than 300 artists to make their mark at 17th Kala Pola
For the first time Book Buzz goes to Jaffna
Men and movements, and machines and monuments
For the restoration of the Dharma
Bactrian Greeks, the Bamiyan and Avukana Buddha statues
People and events
  Funday Times
The marvels of the Sinhala sculptor
Electric Cells -- Science
My garden -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Girl Guides at 17th Conference Of Parties
In Space 1957 - 2000 -- World History
Kids' World
Amazing Thailand


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