Soldier E.M.D. Sandaruwan from the Gajaba Regiment that was involved in crushing the LTTE, wedded 18-year-old Chandrasekaran Sharmila, an ex-LTTE child soldier, on Friday in Kilinochchi. She underwent the government’s programme of rehabilitation. The wedding was part of a programme organised by the President’s office to promote national reconciliation. Also part of this programme is a speech by Sharmila’s father at a function at the Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya this afternoon (Sunday). He will speak of his experiences on his numerous visits to Sandaruwan’s hometown, Galgamuwa.
Oil imports: Lanka in major diplomatic dilemma
The government is facing a diplomatic dilemma over fuel imports after Iran said it could meet the country’s .....
Islamic missionaries told to declare nature of their visit
Islamic missionaries visiting Sri Lanka for preaching have been advised to declare the purpose of their .....
Balance US$ 800 ml. IMF loan poses problem for Govt.
Military parade, religious ceremonies, Deyata Kirula herald Independence Day at Anuradhapura
3 to 5 children raped daily
Major credit card scam busted
Chinese firm cornered over Colombo Port deal
The withdrawal of Aitken Spence (AS) from the Colombo South Harbour Terminal project has left its Chinese partner with a nagging problem: Is it now technically qualified to handle it alone? The issue is also raising concerns that this could be a flawed deal on the lines of Lanka Marine Services (LMS), Waters' Edge and Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC), in all cases where the proper process wasn't followed.
War crimes immunity for ousted leaders under fire
As ousted political and military leaders in the Middle East continue to seek immunity from war crimes prosecutions, the United Nations and international human rights groups are taking an increasingly tough stance against such legislation in Yemen, Egypt, and possibly in a post-conflict Syria.


A story for her family and Sierra Leone
Aminatta Forna has been many things; a student of law, journalist, activist, documentary filmmaker and most recently an award-winning writer. Her mixed parentage; her father being African and mother Scottish, has endowed her with impressive looks, one glance tells you she’s a driven and motivated individual-- quite fitting for someone who is considered the voice of a nation.



Marshalling the troops for battle Down Under
Upali Dharmadasa, the haughty Sri Lanka Cricket President, is trying to wield divine powers which are still not bestowed upon him. At the first executive committee meeting he prevailed upon the others who have done the job of handling the media before and said that it was he who was to be the media spokesman for Sri Lanka Cricket.


Outstanding Performance by the Students of Stafford International School
The Annual Edexcel Awards Ceremony saw an outstanding performance this year by students of Stafford International School, with two awards for the island best results.




Political stability - not autocracy

The Commissary of the Anglican Bishop of Colombo has put some of these reflections in perspective and done it well. In a statement he has issued he says that National days of a country are not only a time for thanksgiving but also for introspection.

Fantasies and realities, facts and massive frauds -- Political Column
This week marks a significant milestone in the calendar of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government. Their leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa, began his second year in a second term as President of Sri Lanka.
The 'whitewash' of the LLRC's recommendations -- Focus on Rights

It is quite amusing to see the government and all its men using the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation (LLRC) as a barely inadequate fig leaf to cover its total lack of adherence to the substance of the Commission's recommendations.

The unstoppable Sir Tom
The world’s most widely recognized and respected living English playwright is concerned about the fate of a Sinhala school play. Playlet, actually – a skit that was stopped even before it could start. The production was to take place in a school not far from where the playwright is relaxing, sipping Ceylon tea. “What happened? Do you know anything?” he asks.


The end of the Sitawaka Kingdom
Some hold the view, that his sudden death was a good end to the disgusted life of King Rajasinghe. In actual fact, the people were so disgusted with the king, that they did not attempt to treat his wounds properly. There is a story that the people, on the pretext of treating his wound, had made it worse.



Oil imports: Lanka in major diplomatic dilemma
Islamic missionaries told to declare nature of their visit
Eastern PC wants police, land powers
Balance US$ 800 ml. IMF loan poses problem for Govt.
Spot fines, jail terms for mosquito breeders
We were scared we would be eaten by fellow prisoners: Trawler skipper
Military parade, religious ceremonies, Deyata Kirula herald Independence Day at Anuradhapura
Right of lawyers to represent clients in Police custody to be Gazetted
Motorcyclist involved in fatal accident has conviction, 10-month RI overturned
CEB employees threaten aftershocks against higher pay hike for management
Armed pro-Govt groups hijack Black January protest with ‘Police protection’
News in brief
3 to 5 children raped daily
Peradeniya fresher allegedly stripped, hung from a beam and sexually abused
Maldivian govt., opposition at loggerheads, seek UN, C’wealth intervention
Clinical trials on safety of drugs with animals and humans as ‘guinea pigs’
Major credit card scam busted
Prison clash fuelled by guards, probe reveals
Real estate buyers landed with bogus deeds, fraudulent transactions
UNP: State land goes willy nilly sans tenders and transparency
Fiery death for four mourners
Navy nabs 4 ex-Sea Tigers swimming to Mannar
When and why high-profile investigations fail
Clouds of dust
Political Column
Fantasies and realities, facts and massive frauds
5th Column
A crown of thorns for new captain
The Economic Analysis
External shocks threaten economic growth targets
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
The 'whitewash' of the LLRC's recommendations
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
CBK literally told to shut up
From the sidelines
Poaching in troubled Sri Lankan waters
  Business Times
Chinese firm cornered over Colombo Port deal
Mattala eyes international carriers
Suntel staff offered a VRS
India's ITC pays 50% of the lease for luxury hotel
Manchester United soccer team wants to be big in Asia
Oldest knitting machine
Comment - Sri Lanka’s GDP dilemma
South Asia’s Challenge: Generating more and better jobs in the next two decades
Sri Lankan appointed to top IMF post
Sri Lankan businesses shouldn't wait for foreigners to invest - Cabraal
Tourism experts call for discipline to boost industry
Telecommuting 'keeps talented women in the workplace' - study
Cargo management system goes online from March
Asia Asset Finance poised for expansion in the North
Colombo bourse expected to re-rate to attractive valuation – analysts
Nation Lanka Finance “rights issue” oversubscribed
No market can survive on manipulation
Nokia to popularize smart phones in Sri Lanka
IMF says SL could be second best-performing economy after China - Basil
Serendib Flour Mills awarded ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety System Certification
HR awards event this year
Ceylon Continental Hotel shut from Feb. to Oct 2012 for renovation
Japan’s Marubeni says to return to Sri Lanka
Youngest to receive diploma in graphics at INGRIN institute
Sri Lanka's rural creator amazes the world
Auro Holdings’ significant investment in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry
Thousands of students attend EDEX Expo
Rock bottom prices entice foreign funds
NDB Aviva's Eagle Gilt Edged Fund rated AAA
Department of Motor Traffic to be decentralised at district level
India dominates the Sri Lankan market for vehicle imports
Sri Lanka vehicle registrations up 31.6 %
Porsche car sales record a new high in Sri Lanka
World renowned BOSCH Service Centre opens in Sri Lanka
Suzuki Ritz soon on Lankan roads
Private universities are essential
Norochcholai power plant shutdown triggers massive loss
Sri Lanka hosts top FAO meeting on tea
Political stability - not autocracy
Provincial four - day tournament scrapped
Marshalling the troops for battle Down Under
Aggression that is forced that are against the laws of the game
On rules of Golf and Pam’s poem
Inspired Hameed Al Husseinie trounce Thurstan
Salgado still has the say
Amrith bowls Trinity to victory
Richmond in stunning win
Your guess
Sri Lanka give Greece a cricketing lesson
Randy the demigod of Isipathana rugby
Week of giant killing performances
Harsha 231 as Chilaw Marians record first inning win
The Cup and I
Rienzie Fernando heads CR&FC
An appeal to the Minister of Sports to resurrect Sri Lanka Football
They are right Royal too
Watch out for the lads from the Richmond Hill
Magazine Articles
A story for her family and Sierra Leone
Danu to spread the message of love through music
British Council sheds the old, gets ready for the new
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Bitten by the shutterbug
Repeat ‘Peece Sumitt’ draws a full house
Tell someone they are beautiful
Where dreams are made
Oscar contenders
TV Times Articles
Coral Rock latest addition to Amaya folder
Chaaya WILD’s team taking Sri Lanka’s wildlife to greater heights…
Western music lecturer brings honour to Sri Lanka
X-treme: Weddings speciality band
Outstanding Performance by the Students of Stafford International School
Opportunity to be a part of an international event: Ironman Sri Lanka
University of Queensland: A world class Business School
British Council Active Citizens’ Training Programme
DFCC Vardhana Nenasa student loan scheme continually serves to empower the Sri Lankan youth
Exemption for CA, CIMA, CIM and SLIM qualifications to follow the MBA programme of USQ
Triple celebrations at Gateway College Kandy
National Science Foundation awards CSB grants totaling $799,632 to support innovation in chemistry department
Experience the “New Zealand” dream
CELSKIDS Holiday Camp
Diploma in English for Professionals (DEP) – A diploma in English designed exclusively for professionals
Pulse - Every Drop Matters
New trends in Psychology education in Sri Lanka
Flinders University: Committed to your success
Asian International School Science Exhibition
Royal Institute of Colombo now offers Deakin University Degrees
ACTA launches Edexcel BTEC HND in Quantity Surveying
Full / Partial University Scholarship Programme
HELP Psychology Programme
Stephen champs at St. Anthony’s Wattala Inter-House sports meet
Nizar adjudged as the ZRN best player of 2011 at ZOBRA night
Cecilia House champs
  Times 2
Iran hits back at EU with own oil embargo threat
Michael Jackson's legacy cemented by children
Arabs suspend Syria missions; deaths spike
From call girl to cover girl
Chinese troops fire on protesting Tibetans
England will be better off without Scots, says First Minister
Woman who defied Saudi driving ban dies in road accident
Sperm spy in the sky
Aboriginal protesters burn Australian flag outside Parliament... but at least Julia has got her shoe back
Annus horribilis: India's year of living stagnantly
War crimes immunity for ousted leaders under fire
The unstoppable Sir Tom
Then, their lives were shattered, now, they are forgotten
Letters to the Editor
Two Prime Ministers and the Governor General – did they have a role?
Don’t shut the door on autistic children
‘Getambe Jones’ and the lost Railway halt
Colombo Biennale set to take city by art storm
Sedgley back with his delicate strokes
VLCC launches weight loss programme here
Elegant Elements: One more by Raux Brothers
Shutting out the world and writing in the dark
A once upon a time touch to lessons on History
People and events
A perfect book to relax with and reflect on
A blooming book at the hands of three experts
Culinary expert has done it again
Education tempered with righteousness, purity a must – Kalam tells lecturers and students
From blue pencils to Black January
Tribute to the last Tusker of Botale Walauwa, the great Gamini
Author who has sensitive answers to life’s significant questions
  Funday Times
The end of the Sitawaka Kingdom
Fun Maths and Science
Who is it? -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
GLF 2012 – Outreach Programme for Galle school children
Kids' World


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