With the prices of essential items rising and the cost of living soaring, Colombo’s Main Street which normally bustles for the National New Year, was almost empty yesterday as shown in this picture. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera.
Hambantota to be free port
Laws permitting free trade -- exempt from customs, exchange .....
Prices skyrocket ahead of Avurudhu
Prices of essential goods are increasing ahead of the National ....
Switch off lights, close those taps
Govt. mini-budget: Huge increases in vehicle prices
No arrests yet on failed abduction of 11-year-old Visakha schoolgirl
CJ worried over conduct of some lawyers
Crucial IMF meeting on SL loan
The Executive Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meets tomorrow (Monday) for a crucial session to decide on the final tranche of a US$2.6 billion loan to Sri Lanka.
Gen. Singh must go
The political leadership in any other institutional democracy would have fired General V.K. Singh in the wake of his relentless fusillade of revelations targeting the government -- the latest salvo being the leaked letter to the Prime Minister in which he presented a grim picture of the force's battle-preparedness.


Mad about Cricket
The sun is scorching, beating down on the turf with merciless fury. There is no wind and the air is still. A heart-stopping silence deafens the Galle International Cricket Stadium as the ball meets the willow of the bat, soars through the air…and is caught by an English fielder. The crowd erupts and the loudest of all cheers comes our way.


ICC playing dollar politics with DRS
Once a cricketing higher-up speaking ‘off the record’ was explaining how the Indian delegation came to the ICC executive committee meeting and spoke against the Decision Review System (DRS) with its own version of defence and called the new system the ‘Dravid Removal System’.


‘Service above self’-Interactors of Stafford International School
On the 7th March 2012 the Interact Club Of Stafford International School (ICSIS) embarked on ‘Health Camp 2012”,set in the remote village of Nammuwawa in Nikaweratiya. Yet a project forecast to be a simple service to the less fortunate turned out to be more phenomenal than any interactor expected. The annual “Health Camp” has been a Community.


Stop quibbling; implement LLRC report

Now that the dust has almost settled, following the hectic campaign to first ward off and then to defeat a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva, the question that keeps popping up is; "what is the Government's position vis-à-vis the LLRC report?"

Geneva debacle: The realities behind the diplomatic rhetoric -- Political Column
If the debacle at Geneva last week was bad enough for President Mahinda Rajapaksa, some of the things some of his Ministers are saying in public are making matters worse for him.
On collision course with the United Nations -- Focus on Rights

So now the truth is plain to see, unvarnished and appalling in its consequences for Sri Lanka. The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), says the Government at a press briefing this week, has exceeded its mandate and therefore only those recommendation that are 'feasible' will be implemented.

First stop Prabhakaran's bunker
So geographically close, but politically so far. A whole generation had grown up unable to visit the North and parts of the Eastern province of Lanka, during the 26 years of civil war. It is therefore not surprising that the region which was out of bounds, holds a special interest for all Lankans.


Recollections of a train
I rumble along the
unending track, along the iron rails,
Far below, a solitary truck leaves a wisp of smoke in its trail,
As I pass a massive gnarled tree,
Wistful recollections
awaken within me.


Hambantota to be free port
Prices skyrocket ahead of Avurudhu
Switch off lights, close those taps
Govt. mini-budget: Huge increases in vehicle prices
Tax hikes come ahead of crucial IMF talks
No arrests yet on failed abduction of 11-year-old Visakha schoolgirl
CJ worried over conduct of some lawyers
Sirikotha attack: Guilty members face the axe
No-faith motion alleges political bias in public sector recruitments
FUTA to strike to ‘safeguard state universities’
Army bigwigs deny charges
‘Lost’ shrub frog turns up after 100 years
Ex-AG Mohan Peiris as witness: Court will decide on May 17
Malabe asks for second chance as govt. doctors call for its closure
Soldiers try to force Kugan’s wife to sign Sinhala document: MP
Take only a pinch of salt to avoid strokes, says top doctor
Basnayake Nilames galore
Media groups call for action against Mervyn
Marginal improvement at this year’s O/L exam results
Adopt farming methods that make best use of water
Sri Lanka and the United States: Post-Geneva repairs
Dissatisfied commuters of private bus service on the up
Villagers angry over armed cadres still at large
‘I survived because of my political contacts’
Hot days are here to stay, at least for a while longer
Boy’s body exhumed after four years
Forcing India out of the democratic closet
Signs of Washington's waning influence in Asia
Political Column
Geneva debacle: The realities behind the diplomatic rhetoric
5th Column
GL: Geneva lost, groans Lanka
The Economic Analysis
Distractions and diversions from economic issues could be disastrous
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
On collision course with the United Nations
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Fonseka: How they're rewriting history
From the sidelines
BRICS thumb their noses at the dollar
  Business Times
Crucial IMF meeting on SL loan
Tax Dept. dilemma on revenue targets
US is Sri Lanka's biggest trade beneficiary
CB credit ceiling will stump smaller banks
Hayleys to take 51% stake in Asia Siyaka
Dialog mulls rebranding Suntel
Sri Lanka's biggest trade fair returns after 15 years
Comment - Shooting from the hip, Sri Lankan-style
Cricket was one of my greatest teachers : Chandra Schaffter
JKH poised to create a world class brand
Bleak future for SL tea smallholders
HNB raises US$ 50 million from overseas
‘Never do anything you cannot price’:Treasury expert
Airport security: Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted
Business urges overhaul of Sri Lanka’s labour laws : EFC survey
Colombo desperately needs water supply, sanitation reforms
Public comment sought on 2012 Census by Social Indicator
Cargills donates grape seedlings to Jaffna farmers
Rapid transit metro system in Colombo
Southern students say IT key to their future
Yamu GPS app for taxis tops Colombo Hackathon
SL remains most lucrative for young IT job seekers : survey
Android Business Forum
JKCS partners with Redpill Linpro, Norway
SLASSCOM partners with Bar Assoc.
Smart phone prices down to Rs. 5,000 by year-end : Etisalat CEO
Colombo bourse looks for direction
Milco back to normal after 2-day strike
Crisis-hit Maldives says drop in tourist arrivals in Feb
Sri Lanka-German vocational training project in Kilinochchi
Targeted food subsidies could help South Asia cope food price spikes
Ceylon Tea Trails wins TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award for
4th year
People's Bank says posts best ever financial results
CDB donates IT lab to Welioya school
Coca-Cola Regional Sustainability Advisory Council visits Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan top trade fair returns after 15-year hiatus
SL eyes trade fair as game changer
Energy boost from Korea
Colombo gets new business
Challenges, opportunities to invest in Colombo : Global investors speak
Stop quibbling; implement LLRC report
Confident Lankans ready for battle two
ICC playing dollar politics with DRS
Seneviratne looking for new horizons
'Captain’s Cup' 2012- A happy Tribute
P. Sara may run into problems
England and Strauss desperate to halt skid
Angelo Jayasinghe is consistent in All-Island category
Oval pitch to go the whole nine yards, says curator
Four teams battle for the final berth
Lasitha appointed to ARFU
Easy for St. Sylvester’s
Trinity and Dharmasoka clash for maiden title
Ana Punchihewa new golf chief
Colombo Football Club bent on hat trick
Not in the picture
Schools CA, a law onto themselves?
Clarke to remain focused
Can Rajans do the double today?
Theraputhra NS has edge over Vijayaba in ‘Battle of Walawa’
Young blood guides Colts to Premier cricket title
Magazine Articles
Mad about Cricket
Re-opening the doors of style
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Performing in uncharted territory
Why volunteer ?
Get your prank on
A mellow space
Beauties behind the beat
Closer look at ‘The Hunger Games’
TV Times Articles
Housefull 2, Funny tale on four Couples
‘Sepalika’, story of two teachers
‘Act of Valor’ in search of missing agent
The vibrant ‘BeatBox’
Alston in action at CB Cup finals
Easter Sunday Brunch at MLH with Gospel and Jazz
‘Service above self’-Interactors of Stafford International School
PMI Colombo Chapter hosts Regional Presidents’ Meeting for PMI Western Asian Countries
Monash University- Malaysia receives a significant number of students through Aspirations Education
Education options after O/Levels
Murdoch :One of the highest ranked Universities achieving five-star ranking for Graduate Satisfaction
Completed your O/L’s? Earn your degree from ESOFT
Great opportunity for young learners in Kandy
Inter School Business Cup 2012
MSU MBA meets current needs
Complete your Bachelors Degree in 1 year
For the sixth consecutive year
Australia has further relaxed student visas for genuine students
ACCA, the Qualification that opens doors to the world of opportunities
MBA Students of Oxford College of Business
Outstanding achievements of students of St.Anthony’s College
  Times 2
Good night, America, and good-bye
The lynchpin of Asia in great game
Urine-soaked eggs a spring taste treat in China city
Gen. Singh must go
Eating a small amount of chocolate could actually help you lose weight
Shattered dream of little Thusha
New Google 'Activity' page reveals who you email most and what you search for online
Star-struck Japan PM befriends Facebook's Zuckerberg
Indonesia to ban mini-skirts 'because they make men do things'
Pakistani woman commits suicide 12 years after horrific acid attack
Pink elephants on parade in Burma
Dolphins as rapists
Obama: Enough oil in the market to crackdown on Iran
Google set to open online tablet store
Chocolate couture
First stop Prabhakaran's bunker
Exams: Don’t make it the be all and end all of life
Letters to the Editor
Abled and disabled in equal harmony
Trinity College London goes rock and pop
Evening of Easter Music with the Peterites
Pssst! Want to buy some fake sapphires?
Journey through progress
Where local skills take shape
Angoda comes a long way from those bad days
What a privilege to be part of the 69 batch
The stuff we say about ourselves
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Spiritualist in Ceylon
Hopelessly devoted to ONJ
Easter excursions: Shock choc chic in Chennai!
Heritance Ahungalla unveils $35 million sapphire-studded cake
New-look Haddai now at new location
People and events
Cocktails at Cloud Café
Carlo picks three "embodiments of genius"
  Funday Times
Mobile Phone Dimensions
Recollections of a train -- Poem for the week
Earth Watch
Famine in Africa 1967 - 2000 -- World History
Kids' World
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