The annual ther festival of the Kali Kovil in Trincomalee ended this week. A large number of devotees from various parts of the country as well as Sri Lankans domiciled overseas and holidaying in the country attended the event.
Pic by Amadoru Amarajeewa
Support for economy from foreign remittances wanes
The foreign remittance component in bridging the country’s growing trade deficit dropped from 83 .....
JVP dissident leader, woman activist abducted, says party
The leader of the JVP dissident group and a key activist of the .....
Strong protest by India; Gandhi statue being rebuilt
600-ton offshore oil spill any time
New Rs. 30 stamp first issued and sold abroad
Yala jeep driver caught with jumbo placenta
Revenue falls short of 2011 budget target
Government revenue targets set by the 2011 budget have fallen short by Rs.33.59 billion from the estimated revenue last year, official sources said.
Avalanche traps over 100 Pakistani soldiers
An avalanche smashed into a Pakistan army camp Saturday burying at least 100 soldiers in the area on the de facto border with India billed as the world's highest battleground, the military said.


No kevum, no kokis
Like humans, dogs can get diabetes too. Many dogs develop an appetite for sweets, pleading a piece from their owner as they consume something sweet. So the Avurudu festive season is a period when they can develop diabetes or exacerbate it if the disease already exists warn veterinary surgeons.


School cricket: Who is trying to fool whom in this tour scandal?
In Australia it may be the states and in England it may be the counties. But in Sri Lanka there is no doubt that the main feeders to the national grid in cricket are the schools. From the days when the Colombo Academy played S. Thomas’ in the 1880s to the modern day ‘Royal Battle of Walawa’ played between Therapuththa National School in Ambalanthota and Vijayaba National School in Hungama, schools have produced cricketers in an unbroken chain.


Make the right decision after O/Ls
Do you know that there are many University entry qualifications in the world other than A/Levels? To name a few –Year 12 (Australia), High School Diploma (America), International Baccalaureate (Europe), STPM (Malaysia), Senior Certificate (India), Senior Middle Year 3/Year 12 National University Entrance Exam (China), and the University Foundation Year (UK/Australia).


Bouquets for BRICS

The hangover from Sri Lanka's recent Geneva debacle continued to give the Government headaches for yet another week. A two-day parliamentary debate demanded by the Opposition saw accusations being made against the Government's mishandling of the country's foreign policy. The Government defended itself with statements ranging from the feeble to the outrageous.

HR battle: From Geneva to Washington now -- Political Column
A string of diplomatic blunders saw a resolution on Sri Lanka being adopted at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva two weeks ago.
The rule of law and war crimes -- Focus on Rights

In the months following the March 2012 rebuke administered to the Sri Lankan government by the United Nations Human Rights Council, critical self introspection is necessary as to some of the basic assumptions which drive the post Geneva discussions.

Avurudu at Aththa’s
New Year brings back memories of a childhood enriched with what could be termed today as dual “ethnicity”. A Buddhist Sinhala father and Burgher Christian mother, which enabled the assimilation of both cultures, for which I am very grateful.


New Year
The fast approaching,
New Year fills our hearts,
With utmost happiness,
Cause all of us are,
United now as one.


Support for economy from foreign remittances wanes
Economic crisis hitting poor and middle classes, small businessmen and farmers
JVP dissident leader, woman activist abducted, says party
Indian MPs’ visit to strengthen relations
Abbas special guest for New Year
Strong protest by India; Gandhi statue being rebuilt
Call to nab overstaying Indians and other illegal visitors
Dengue cases increase despite eradication efforts
SriLankan cancels decision to cancel flights to 3 destinations
Increase of Buddhist monks giving up their robes
Local job seekers promised merchant vessels but duped into working on fishing boats
Sri Lankan becomes Citigroup’s top lawyer
Met Dept. warns of lightning as thunderstorms loom
Easter messages highlight love, understanding and charity
Soaring cost of living makes dent in Avurudu shopping spree
Security beefed up at National Museum; burglars still at large
Two cases a day: Treasure-hunters on the rampage
600-ton offshore oil spill any time
My land taken over for flood retention now being filled: Woman farmer
Explain vehicle tax increase - JVP to Govt.
A Cottage industry facing extinction
Menik Farm camp badly damaged by gale-force winds
Yala jeep driver caught with jumbo placenta
New Rs. 30 stamp first issued and sold abroad
Political Column
HR battle: From Geneva to Washington now
5th Column
Bandula’s lick-onomics theory for progress
The Economic Analysis
Reflecting on economic growth prospects in 2012
Geneva debacle: Name and shame as MPs play the blame game
Focus on Rights
The rule of law and war crimes
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Geneva debacle further divides UNP
From the sidelines
Not issued on this week
  Business Times
Revenue falls short of 2011 budget target
RCL buys Asia Siyaka
New protest: “NO to wage hikes”
Finance Cos. look at new investment options
Sale of vehicles likely to drop by 60-70%
Comment - Rising costs: Perception or reality
Most important subjects for your child
Patchy record at garment factories on allowing worker unions – apparel sector study
IMF endorses adjusted Government policies
Southern Gujarat business delegation visits EXPO 2012
Employable skill is a key element for youth employment : ILO
Chinese investors planning $50 bln port city in SL
Trinco golf links inaugural tournament hosted by Etisalat
AV Production marks 20 years in the events’ industry
Dankotuwa to prop up good table manners and arrangements
Banks need to be cautious on risks promotes ALFA Plus 110 Hybrid Scooter
Dissabandara appointed acting DG at SEC
Nestlé opens new UHT milk plant at K’gala
Challenge for accountants is to look beyond numbers : expert
Central Bank increases interest rates to halt surge in credit growth
UTE marks 65 years support to Sri Lanka’s development
Flower Collection Centre opens in N'Eliya
Oceanbiz organises career leadership workshop in Colombo
SriLankan Airlines trains staff for Mattala airport
HSBCnet Mobile - banking in the palm of your hand
SriLankan mulls further flight cuts in Europe
HNB first local bank to get international rating
Softlogic invests in brokerage
Suzuki & Suzuki/Maruti in free inspection campaign in Nuwara Eliya
Eurozone crisis could spill-over to the US
Sri Lanka's first food certification firm launched
Orient insurance records 100 million premiums
Tourism legend Ebert Silva passes away
Plea to exempt new taxes from already-ordered vehicles
Bouquets for BRICS
It was not a swan song but a Swann spin
Mahela laments batting woes
School cricket: Who is trying to fool whom in this tour scandal?
Lancaster takes the English oval ball
Sachin and Afflli top RCGC 2011/2012 Rankings
SLSCA defies SLC directive and goes ahead with T-20 tournament
Anuruddhika topples Jayasinghe
The Indian April Fever
SLRFU frowns on schools request to shorten duration of matches
Harsha, Sukitha put Rahula on top
Shehan and Ranitha guides St. Peter’s to final
Trinity-St. Peter’s clash at CCC
Renuka Amarasinghe joins the Sports Ministry team
Akila steers Trinity to the final
Royal and Trinity top contenders for schools rugby crown this year too
Thilanga heads WPCA
Colombo FC crown themselves with Silver
Dilshan de Silva SLSCA secretary again
Magazine Articles
No kevum, no kokis
A view of the circus
A pack of cards better than a girl friend
Sister Act behind KOCA label
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Let’s keep shining the light
Book lover’s dream
Potter treats
A look back at ‘Her 2012’
Thoughts of Avurudu
TV Times Articles
Immortals Emerge
SIGNIS Salutation back
Derana Music Video Awards 2012
‘Bakmaha Asiriya’ at Amaya Hills
Musical for Elephants’ cause
Make the right decision after O/Ls
“Gateway Achievers” a school for children with different learning abilities
Stafford Int’l emerges champions at “Marketing Rocks 2012”
Wycherley kids explore ‘The Jungle’ …
Nottingham University academics receive Queen’s Award at Buckingham Palace
“Singithi Avurudu Pola” of Carmel Montessori
MSU your University of choice
Scholarships for London ALs
Interact Club of Asian International School Annual Health Camp – Cure
Thought Leadership Summit innovation with
IDM Partners with University of Wolverhampton UK to Provide Full Degree Programmes in ICT
  Times 2
Warnings on horizon for China, US
Murder unincorporated: Merah and Breivik
US-funded NGOs: Unmasking the democracy promoters
Avalanche traps over 100 Pakistani soldiers
China tells military to ignore rumours, shuts pro-Bo website
Eva Longoria shows off toned legs in bright mini-dress
Move over Easter Bunny, here comes Easter Bilby
Google goggles are here!
International hacking group Anonymous attacks official Government sites in China
Indian parents take disowned baby girl back after DNA test
You've got the wrong sky!
Avurudu at Aththa’s
They honestly loved her
Letters to the Editor
A festival that has stood the test of time
The wheel of time may rob them of their wheel of livelihood
New voices and known at Gratiaen shortlist
Shedding light on our return to a ‘Dark Age’
Bringing out Mrs. B’s human values
Shoe-struck artist paints their stories
Finding gold among cabbages
Cooking up memories and a plateful of tradition
New numbers in town
The tragedy and triumph of the Cross
People and events
  Funday Times
The Koha-bird’s Song
Earth Watch
New Year
Kids' World
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