Hands off Lanka
Foreign tourists including children carrying placards joined thousands of Sri Lankans in protests at Hikkaduwa over the proposed US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. Pic by Gamini Mahadura
Iran oil: Lanka trapped in US sanctions
Sri Lanka has told Iran it will follow in the steps of India to secure urgently needed oil supplies from theat country if its quest for stocks from other sources fails.
Moves to buy fuel from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi
The Government is considering the introduction of fuel rationing or a fuel pricing formula in the .....
23 points, and you lose your driving licence
No fuel surcharge in February light bill
2,000 visa-free Indians arrive for Kachchativu St. Anthony’s feast
Sex in the city: Police come down hard
Norochcholai adds to CEB’s losses
Wildlife officers raid Kalpitiya hotel, arrest six tourists, seize protected wildlife species
Hayleys, LOLC concerned over Fitch ratings
A furore broke out this week between two Sri Lankan companies and a rating agency over negative rating announcements, in what is seen as the first public spat between a rating agency and a client.
Freida Pinto strips off for photoshoot
Since leaping to fame in Slumdog Millionaire four years ago, Freida Pinto has become a regular on 'most beautiful women in the world' lists.


Lankan cheeththa and Paris elegance; winning combo for young designer
Designer Deneth Piuma is still in a state of shock- she has just won the prestigious Pantene Gen Next Award at the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week for her collection, ‘Stranger in Paris’.


Provincial vs. Clubs: Tissera formula offers cure for cricketing woes
Why has international sport become a multimillion-dollar industry today? Because the rest of the populace watches it and it is a vital component in their ‘steam out’ process to ease off pressures of city life.


Professional Graduate Programme
Inspired and led by the excellent guidance of the’ Mahinda Chinthana Idiridekma”, one of the major programs proposed by Hon. Minister S.B.Dissanayake is “Professional Graduates” which is aimed at improving the employability of the graduates was launched with CIMA, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountant UK on 27 February at the Cinnamon Lakeside.


Treasury acting like the Kremlin

Amidst the goings-on in Geneva and the hullabaloo over a proposed anti-Sri Lanka resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions, a news item buried in the local newspapers last week was about the removal of the acting chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), a senior official of the Ministry of Finance, also known as the Treasury.

Peiris-Samarasinghe differ in Geneva as US talks tough -- Political Column
It was 6 p.m. on Wednesday February 22 when President Mahinda Rajapaksa greeted his cabinet ministers turning up at "Temple Trees". That was first for a meeting together with electoral and district level representatives of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Thereafter, he was to chair the weekly cabinet meeting.
Concrete steps and not filibustering rhetoric needed -- Focus on Rights

There is a perception that people in Sri Lanka are too frightened to speak out against the Rajapaksa administration. This may apply to the middle class professionals conversant purely in English and others who can only be referred to as pseudo-intellectuals in the professions and academia.

TINTIN: An adventure like no other
I went to see the Tintin movie at the Liberty Cinema in the company of my young nephew and his lovely fiancée. I wanted to see it on the big screen but was rather reluctant to go on my own, so the young couple took pity on the old Uncle and off we went. Mind you, I did pay for the tickets!


My best friends
My best friends are readable,
They’ve pages and letters on it,
You can guess who they are,
Yeah, you are correct!
They’re my books!


Iran oil: Lanka trapped in US sanctions
Moves to buy fuel from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi
CB stops hoarding of dollars by banks
Fired CPC chairman sent to the ‘Pool’
23 points, and you lose your driving licence
Colombo Hilton clinches better management agreement
Chinese Govt. should see whether its equipment is used in wire tapping here: Mangala
Fuel scam with bowsers in Kalpitiya
Beachfront property sold and resold with forged deeds for Rs. 160m
25-year tax exemption for Indian coal power project in Sampoor
Powers only to take over land for religious purposes
No fuel surcharge in February light bill
Stern action against errant party members, regardless of position: Ranil
2,000 visa-free Indians arrive for Kachchativu St. Anthony’s feast
Ex-Basnayake Nilame remanded over alleged land scam
CA directs notice issued on respondents against wife’s HC application
Global Tamils back LLRC proposals
Voluntary or coaxed, they came out against UNHRC resolution
Fuel price hike takes the bread out of one’s mouth, literally
Bent double , but 80-year-old wonder still stands tall
Law in place, but little redress for right of access for disabled—Dr. Perera
Brutal killing in city hotel adds to increasing incidents of crime
National Hospital Acting Director’s FR application irreconcilable — PSC Counsel to Supreme Court
Sex in the city: Police come down hard
Wildlife officers raid Kalpitiya hotel, arrest six tourists, seize protected wildlife species
Norochcholai adds to CEB’s losses
Islandwide headcount after 30 years
Glittering find pits prospectors against environment
Communal parties - an impediment to national reconciliation
The soul of 'Save Maldives' now in the sea of silence
Humour, wit and diplomacy: All in the national interest
Political Column
Peiris-Samarasinghe differ in Geneva as US talks tough
5th Column
Protest all smoke and no mirrors
The Economic Analysis
Economic difficulties and the massive trade deficit
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Concrete steps and not filibustering rhetoric needed
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Tweeting Blake takes on questions on Lanka
From the sidelines
Action now will sow the seeds for lasting meddling in Sri Lanka, says Aunty Sam
  Business Times
Hayleys, LOLC concerned over Fitch ratings
H'tota vehicle imports plan delayed till May
Sampath in talks to raise Tier 2 capital
Over half a million vehicles imported in 2011
Lanka Tractors to file international case over land take-over
Herbal medicine plant
Comment - Landmark national census takes off
Many fund managers moving out of frontier markets like Sri Lanka
One head is better than two
Winning the numbers game
BTG Pactual files for Brazil's most-coveted IPO
No cause for alarm over fuel price hikes
Funding a start-up venture
S&P’s lower rating of SL’s foreign currency rating unwarranted, says CB
Galle port unique position to resolve Somali pirate crisis
LOLC’s investment appetite for market-risk instruments rises : Fitch
Triad moves to spanking new “open office”
Raigam starts operations at the first ‘pure’ salt plant in the island
Intl. accreditation guidelines ignored by private hospitals : SLMA President
Nakauchi to address Japanese Management Seminar
Experience Colombo aboard “8° on the Lake”
Sri Lanka’s e-Motoring project to clear the hurdle of funding
Porsche car sales record a new high in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka earns Rs.717 mln from annual taxes’ on 'luxury cars’
Sharp rise in vehicle imports, CCC says
Suzuki Maruti sets new record on sales of 10 m units in India
Returning to the days of high turnovers
Bileeta's flagship ERP on 'local business practice' gaps
IT/BPO growth in SL 'set back' by office space, language, staff shortages
Mobile devices and tablets flood Mobile World Congress 2012
Investors at BOI industrial parks protest over annual ground rent increase
LAUGFS to invest Rs.45 mln on bottle plant
New hotel projects encounter rising land prices : report
AirAsia connects Colombo to exotic destinations
Sri Lankan economy over-heated
Samurdhi takes away incentive to work for rural poor : Amunugama
Post tax profit of Rs 8 bln at Combank after pre-tax return of Rs 10 bln
Colombo port volumes drop
Government misguided by tourism industry “cartel” : Inbound tours chief
Nestle’s post-tax profits up in challenging 2011 year
HNB records a PAT of Rs. 6.2 bln amidst strong challenges in 2011
Avani Bentota Resort and Spa welcomes 1000th guest after December launch
RAM upholds "A-" for Lankem
NDB shows strong loan growth; best quality loan book in the industry
Chartered ship brings in Millers Brewery equipment
Atom LED Televisions launched in the Middle East
Treasury acting like the Kremlin
Keep plans simple and adapt to different surfaces - Mahela
Provincial vs. Clubs: Tissera formula offers cure for cricketing woes
Tissera declines Cricket Committee post
Salgado solid at the top
Match drawn at Moratuwa
Sampath and Neomal shine in drawn game
Would there be confusion in playing time in schools rugby?
Golf is the greatest said Sir Gary Sobers
Seylan Bank in 2-1 win over SLT
Cricket for a different cause
No fixture list
Dilruwan’s six spins Colts to victory
CCC SC record three wins
Petes did not need divine power to sink Joes
Ajith and Champika win Nestomalt Marathon
Lahiru shines on day one
Nalanda shock Royal on day one
Magazine Articles
Lankan cheeththa and Paris elegance; winning combo for young designer
Oscars go back to black and white
Teaching the way of the bow
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Just getting started
It doesn’t have to be this way
Funny tale unfolds
Get to know your divas
Visual retelling of ‘The Tempest’
TV Times Articles
Double Decker fun for Old Thomians’
Danushika jumps from the window
Gabo breaks away
‘Hendewata Kalin’ Enna’
The Journey begins
‘Hiru Dahasak Yata’
“Everlasting quest for knowledge”
Professional Graduate Programme
IIT showcases students’ talent for the 6th consecutive year- Stage Craft 2012
Open learning pioneer Commonwealth of Learning, Executive Masters Programme forges ahead
APIIT to commence February 2012 intake
Study abroad in the UK through Edlocate
International Placewell Consultants – Transforming lives; Inspiring change
Brunel’s forward-thinking approach to jobs and your career!
A truly modern approach to Montessori Teaching
Unique learning opportunity with MSU’s hospitality programmes
Gateway College Colombo 4 to commence the Secondary section in June 2012
CIS presents an adaptation of the musical “smike”
  Times 2
Obama warns against premature Iran strike
Freida Pinto strips off for photoshoot
UN chief speaks of “grisly reports” from Syria
Thousands told to evacuate as floods hit Australia
India govt challenges scrapping of telecom licences
Barter, other steps help Iran firms beat sanctions
Camel’s nostril inspires plan to plant man-made oasis in the desert
Is this the reason democracy can't work?
Apple is now worth more than Poland
Apple's iPad 3 will launch on March 7
Modern day zealots want new Jewish Temple in Jerusalem
Quran burning adds to Bagram war crimes
Humanitarian Law today: Back to Asoka's Dhamma Vijaya
Lockerbie: Case closed
Why Sri Lanka must 'win' at UNHRC
TINTIN: An adventure like no other
Speak out! There’s nothing private in abuse of any form
Letters to the Editor
An ancient village, a ruin by the sea and stories of pearls from Taprobane
‘Sandesaya was my university’
Finding their own ‘Becoming’
A feast of haute couture
The continuing enigma of Sinhabahu
A family narrative in a time of historical upheaval
Royalty walking off the page
The colonel is a lady
South of the border down sampans' port
Changing the theatrical status quo
People and events
Sinhala-English is a language with rules of its own
  Funday Times
Nuga Gama Art Competition
Revise your Light -- Science
My best friends -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Wars in Asia (1950-1988) -- World History
Kids' World
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