Both, the Government and the Opposition are wooing the minority Tamil vote in no uncertain ways at the forthcoming Presidential Election. Our twin pictures show (right) the President’s brother, Special Adviser and campaign manager Basil Rajapaksa at the Thiruketheeswaran Kovil in Mannar on Thursday, while (left) Opposition United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was at Jaffna Nallur Kovil invoking the blessings of the gods to bring victory to their respective camps. President Mahinda Rajapaksa was visiting the IDPs at the same time. Pix by Mark Anthony and N. Parameshwaran
Familiar fusion with new sounds and faces
They’re back. Sri Lanka’s premier folk-fusion band, Alien Accent will be back on stage having been out of the music scene for almost four years.
Political parties, companies must declare funding
A Business Times email poll this week asking the Sri Lankan public whether political parties should declare their sources of funding
People power stokes heat under climate talks
A planetary chain of protests headed by a mass rally in Copenhagen cranked up the heat on problem-plagued talks to build a pact to roll back climate change.
Good to Great Marketer
Welcome to a function that nobody understands and everybody thinks they know better than you do. Marketing is often perceived as a creative industry -
Living a myth
Have you even heard of that story about the King Frog whose hubris finally lead to his demise? It goes like - once upon a time there was a big fat frog who was under the impression
Polls commissioner cautions President
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has declared that it is inappropriate for President Mahinda Rajapaksa to entertain public officials after a Presidential election has been declared.
TMVP sways, keeps options open again
The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), the largest political party in the East, now wants voters to support “a candidate who has the backing of a political party” that would resolve Tamil grievances. This official position of the party was declared in a statement (issued in Tamil) by the TMVP after a politburo meeting on Friday.
Other News Articles
Lanka named in mystery over arms cargo
US imposing strict conditions
MR offers T- Bills to Ceylinco victims
TNA puts four conditions to main contenders
Bad taste
Let not rights be just rites
With almost every day of the calendar year designated to mark some subject or other, this week's International Human Rights Day passed as insignificantly as ever.

Attacks on media: The story unfolds -Political Column

"Are you confident," asked Robert Blake, the senior-most official in the Obama administration to visit Sri Lanka in recent months, from President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Tuesday.
Will the spectre of inflation reappear?- The Economic Analysis
This year was characterised by a low rate of inflation. It was the lowest in the last five years.
Safe and small wins the race

It was the second triumph for Sri Lanka at this prestigious global competition. Seated in the front row in the auditorium at the Hague in the Netherlands on December 1 as one of the three finalists of the ‘World Challenge – 09’ conducted by Shell,

King John's suggestions
There were two leaders appointed to the group of envoys, who were to visit Lisbon, to meet King John III. They were Sri Radharaksha Pandit and Salappu Arachchi.
Polls commissioner cautions President
TMVP sways, keeps options open again
Lanka named in mystery over arms cargo
US imposing strict conditions
MR offers T- Bills to Ceylinco victims
TNA puts four conditions to main contenders
Bad taste
Police try to stop TNL repeat telecast of Susie on SB
Season to wear face masks
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Second consulate office in China
Govt. gulps Rs. 2 billion more in two months
Obeysekera walauwa case hearings continue
Wayward bus injures three students
Govt. price fixing has little impact
Doctor wanted in baby sale racket
SriLankan ordered to compensate injured passenger
Opposition parties prevented from holding meetings
Declare assets before poll: AG’s advice sought
As the battle draws closer media briefings boom
The pictures tell the story
SB’s political somersault
The others in the race
Season to wear face masks
US takes a closer look at Sri Lanka
Political Column
Attacks on media: The story unfolds
5th Column
We’re never safe from being ‘shocked’ till we’re dead
The Economic Analysis
Will the spectre of inflation reappear?
Fleas and dogs: The irony of sleeping with the enemy
Focus on Rights
Would you want our votes, Mr President?
People power stokes heat under climate talks
Testing Obama's 'smart power' foreign policy
Jolie criticises Obama on Sudan
Pakistan blowing hot and cold on Taliban
Massacre reveals rule by political thugs in Mindanao
Clinton urges Pak to fight Taliban
US woman of 98 accused of choking roommate aged 100
Philippine govt. gets tough with kidnappers
Shot in the arm for landmine treaty
Blair defends Iraq war, even without WMD
  Business Times
Political parties, companies must declare funding
Softlogic to sell minor stake in new hospital
Lankan liquor firm to open insurance unit
Trinco to get $2.4 bln steel plant investment
Nation Lanka Finance wins support over rights
Comment - Dirty Harry strikes again
Hayleys PLC: Focusing on Corporate Responsibility
Why MBAs should not sign the Harvard Business School oath
Leisure, banking and manufacturing sectors to grow in 2010
F&G to restart as Island Finance Co.
Lankan consumers say children’s education tops priority list: Survey
Lankan growth rate to drop unless demographic impacts countered
Nestlé helping to develop dairy industry in the East
Kerala eyes Sri Lankan mineral sand for titanium projects
Serious loss of capital at Blue Diamonds Jewellery
100 more Cargills Food City outlets to be rolled out
Sri Lanka will be among the richest in Asia — Fowzie
Sri Lanka aims to make the best tuna in the world
Touchwood profits down
CFA Sri Lanka named official sponsor of the Global Investment Performance Standards
Cruising to Colombo
Top outsourcing firms to come to Sri Lanka
Reduction of broadband pricing will make it more popular amongst poor
Rice shortages expected next year, prices already heading up
Sri Lanka has oversized public service and huge cabinet of ministers
2010's WiMAX deployment will need new infrastructure
Zambia opens Honorary Consulate in Colombo
Rajitha Kariyawasan replaces Ananda Hettiarachchy at Haycarb
Sri Lankan spices can help double per capita incomes in 5 years – PBJ
National ICT performance targets even higher over next two years
Inflation up in November 2009
ADB - 50% recent drop in global trade due to trade finance
Intel extends education offerings to SL govt.
Sri Lanka’s first aviation-related Sinhala magazine
Shell shocked by cylinder losses
Resistance to banking regulation from directors
Loss of capital at Kahawatte Plantations
Corporate stewardship and board room governance
Sampath Bank named Best Corporate Citizen of Sri Lanka
Slimmer desktop computers to go on sale in January
Foreign investment discussion at Sunday Times Biz Club
Milcris, a Sri Lankan firm riding high in Muscat

Living a myth
Sri Lanka to oppose any moves to change FTP
Can-bat-can’t-bowl Lankans lose T20
Gibbs may quit international cricket
Gayle’s other hat
Aussies are beatable, says new coach Waqar
Love cheat Woods says so long to golf
Thanou won't get Jones's Sydney gold
Anusha’s Caribbean dream
The pitch and bat vs the ball
Ananda All Island Under 12 Chess Champions
Aney Is It True ?
Sunday Sports Guide
Thisara double puts Colts on top
Title for Aruna and Chammika
Squash title for Samarasinghe
Priyantha takes veterans triple
Frisbee enters the arena
Randhir Bandara emerges under 11 karate champ
Abu Dhabi to host English season opener
Vettori ensures Kiwi lead
Boteju clinches snooker title
Top drawer soccer in Colombo
Backing CR to its feet
Now for the ODIs
Good to Great Marketer
Islamic Banking and Finance Education
CIMA exemptions for the last time
Fine Project Management Training at PMS
APIIT- Sri Lanka holds Convocation 2009 in style
Partner with Skills for Life
A school with a healthy background
NIBM begins local Degree Courses
CIMA 2010 at MIIT Education Kandy
Annual prize giving - 2008-2009 Springfield College - Kandy
Toastmasters - Rural Voices Unlimited launched in 5 cities
Freedom of the mind: Magic of belief
Using your whole brain
Imperial College: TOMORROW'S LEADERS
Public Lecture
How to Migrate Series - Accountants
CINEC: Catering to global maritime and industrial market
Hospitality and Business Training Institution in Singapore
Obtain a foreign degree in Sri Lanka at SAITM Campus
British Early Learning School

Safe and small wins the race
Both war heroes, but country needs a president for peace -- Letter to the editor
Read up on world history before making statements against Gen. Fonseka -- Letter to the editor
Why do we turn a deaf ear to our indigenous music? -- Letter to the editor
Malli had many talents and excelled in the roles he took on -- Appreciation
Fond recollections of the Maristonian master blaster -- Appreciation
Remembering my grandfather’s voice -- Appreciation
Tsunami village in sewage hell
Getting set for the big literary buzz
Bold colours for the brave
Soothing and clashing, the sounds of fusion flowed
Did the Buddha visit Sri Lanka?
Give them their space, at least in the parks
Phenomenal photographic voyage
Opening the Sinhala readers window to a wider arena
A valuable legal book for students, teachers of law
New book by Merrill
Trilingual treat, in book form and DVD
Ashok Ferrey’s first novel
A collective voice for the disabled
Street Art at the DBU
Visakha OGA honours its distinguished Old Girls
A planter retires
Catch the Barefoot buzz
People and events
Other Magazine Articles
  Familiar fusion with new sounds and faces
  He simply loves to paint
  Non fiction, is this musician’s pick
  Pera Singers’ Seasonal concert
  magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
  Clinching victory
  Grappling with gender violence
  Does Santa have to come to town?
  Banding together
  Is cloud computing safe?
TV Times Articles
  New Year Eve Dollar party
  Rock at its best in Colombo
  German DJs at the Little Hut
  ‘Vijaya-Kuveni’ comes to the silver screen
  ‘A Christmas nightmare’
  Paa, a tale of smiles and tears
  ‘Summer Fling’
  ‘SIGNIS’ Salutation for cinema and TV talents
  Club Palm Bay: Great treat for holiday makers
  TV Times News in brief
  Funday Times
King John's suggestions
The Night Before Christmas
Undercover dog -- A Poem for the week
We sing for Christmas
Kids World
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