Candace Bushnell, the critically acclaimed international best-selling author of ‘Sex and the City’, ‘One Fifth Avenue’ and The Carrie Diaries among other books, some of which have been turned into multi-million dollar TV serials, is seen autographing a book for a fan at the Galle Literary Festival. The festival which ends today drew a large crowd despite a boycott call by international rights group saying there is no media freedom in Sri Lanka. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam.
Another FP blunder: Lanka loses BIMSTEC Secretariat

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy was dealt another major blow when its diplomatic bid to have the BIMSTEC or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation secretariat established in Colombo was out-voted and the offer bid went to Bangladesh instead.

Rao here to sort out row over fishing

India’s Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is expected to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow to convey New Delhi’s concerns about the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy in the shallow waters between the two countries.

Ripples as Navy sails into whale-watching business
Oil hedging: Lanka to pay Rs. 10 billion
Supreme Court holds Court Martial is a ‘court’ in terms of Constitution
‘Chooti Putha’ lives to rob another day
Your tax rupees at work
Military to sell weapons made in Lanka
Gota regrets appointment of Fonseka
Kaffirs record their debut album
The distinct music of the ‘Kaffirs’, the descendants of the African origin, who were brought to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese in the 1500s is slowly gaining popularity in the country through exposure they have gained by public performances in Colombo as well as at hugely attended events such as the ‘Deyata Kirula’ annual exhibition during the past years.
IIFA issues continue with audit report
Issues relating to the controversial International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) – Bollywood’s version of the Oscars – held in Colombo in June 2010 continue to haunt Sri Lanka with unpaid bills to hotels, the agent and suppliers amidst an overdue audit report.
Mubarak refuses to quit as Egypt burns
President Hosni Mubarak clung to power in Egypt on Saturday after days of popular protests against his 30-year-old rule in which at least 24 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded. Mubarak refused to bow to protesters' demands that he quit and ordered troops and tanks into cities overnight in an attempt to quell demonstrations that left a trail wreckage across Cairo.
Wycherley Interact Club Installation 2010-2011
The Interact Club is a service Oriented Organization. Its aim is "Service before self". Mahatma Gandhi said "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". The Interact Club provides you with the opportunity of making this change. It is all about community service, giving to those who are in need, being a part of change that brings happiness to you and much more to others.

We’ve got a good chance, but it’s hard work – Mahela
Sri Lanka’s present vice captain and man who led the island nation to the last Cricket World Cup final in the West Indies – Mahela Jayawardena thinks that if the country intends to make an impression at this year’s tournament they must concentrate on the basics and set up manageable goals in their run of play.


'Architect 2011' to be held in February
Now in its 29th consecutive year, the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) is all set to take place from the 23rd to 27th of February 2011. The Architect 2011 will be carried by the imperative and very relevant theme of 'Architecture for All, City + Community.'


The situation in Jaffna - and beyond

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), successor to the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), the proponents of the infamous 1976 Vaddukodai Resolution which called for a separate state, last week introduced a different kind of resolution in Parliament.

Political setbacks for UPFA Govt in North -- Political Column
As nominations ended Thursday for the local polls on March 17, there were shocks equally for the two main contenders, the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the main opposition United National Party (UNP).
Contemplating the wheels of military justice -- Focus on Rights

True, this country’s past has had its share of instances where the law was manipulated to serve the cause of political revenge as was the case famously when the late President JR Jayewardene moved to deprive his arch rival, one of the country’s premiers, the late Sirimavo Bandaranaike of her civic rights.

Chimamanda: Tougher than she looks!

Dressed in bright red pants, a flowing white top and pretty sandals, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lounges luxuriously on the cushions under the shade of a large tree in the GLF cafe. Despite her laid back air, it would be a mistake to underestimate Adichie – she’s tougher than she looks.

El-Niño and La-Niña
“The floods had taken his body that high,” Puncha reminded his sister about the recent bad rains.“But why so much rains at this time..?” Panchi wanted to know.. “La Niña,” Puncha proudly shouted what he had seen on TV earlier. “La… WHAT…??” Little Panchi didn’t know what it was. “La Niña, – this is something that happened in the Pacific Ocean which brought heavy rains to Sri Lanka.”


Government's e-Sri Lanka initiative, now a model for several countries: ICTA CEO
The Government's e-Sri Lanka initiative has made the lives of the people more comfortable to such an extent that many countries have adopted the Sri Lankan model in their national ICT development plans. This was stated by ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) CEO Reshan Dewapura at the e-Launch 2011 organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) at ICASL with ICTA as the strategic partner recently.



Another FP blunder: Lanka loses BIMSTEC Secretariat
Ripples as Navy sails into whale-watching business
Military to sell weapons made in Lanka
Rao here to sort out row over fishing
ElBaradei says appointing VP, new PM not enough
Oil hedging: Lanka to pay Rs. 10 billion
Join the Navy and see the whales
Tamils file $30 m. law suit in US against Rajapaksa
UNP’s ‘No Confidence’ motion against Athaulla
Supreme Court holds Court Martial is a ‘court’ in terms of Constitution
World Bank aid to spur Tourism related development
Response to private plaint postponed to April 26
Renal failure: Drinking water scheme required in NCP
Tamils abroad forced to contribute to LTTE
LLRC awaits CBK’s compliance with its invitation
‘Chooti Putha’ lives to rob another day
Commission probes outside involvement in A’pura prison riot
Gota regrets appointment of Fonseka
Your tax rupees at work
Lit Fest letdown won’t spoil the party
Political Column
Political setbacks for UPFA Govt in North
5th Column
Something tells me things are not the same…
The Economic Analysis
Threat to rural household food security
Not issued this week
Focus on Rights
Contemplating the wheels of military justice
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
PR experts make mess of Premier's speech
Double Take
Not issued this week
Column By Gomin Dayasri
Not issued this week
  Times 2
Mubarak refuses to quit as Egypt burns
Leaders call for global trade deal this year
Age, TB put Mandela in high-risk category
Why US is worried about Egypt
Hitler's last remaining bodyguard gives up on responding to fan mail
It's a cover-up!
Car to beat fuel crisis
Mankind’s journey out of Africa
Genghis Khan the GREEN
  Business Times
IIFA issues continue with audit report
Sri Lanka’s skies are looking up
CSE raises the bar on best market practices; looks to protect investors
Lankem to expand in leisure, reposition existing properties
Kalpitiya hotels - still no decision
Peek at Sri Lanka’s future
JKH expansion pace to increase
Comment - Education: Where are we heading?
Feature - Sri Lanka's new mod-tradi consumer
Sri Lanka poised to become the regional financial hub
First model pre-school in Jaffna from Hemas
Vallibel Power Erathna 3Q10 revenues up 42% YoY
Harpo’s new tourism training institute opens amidst industry take-off
Ceylon Tea in new campaign to restore Russian markets
Human rights activist barred from speaking at Colombo University event
FCCISL Investor Forum opens doors for investment in Jaffna
Sri Lankan postmen now carry bills and reloads!
State banks neglect one category of pensioners
Transparency crucial in fast-tracking infrastructure development : urban planner
Intl. community needs to work together to solve climate change : US ambassador
NDB set to secure growth:Analysts
Aggressive marketing plan to promote Unit Trusts
Chinese SEZ at Mirigama confined only to a name board after 18 months ‘of construction’
Sri Lankans favour Indian Govt. over USA, China
Boats, beverages help boost Lankan exports
Caltex supports HIV/ AIDs infected and their families
Asian Branding guru Martin Roll to visit Sri Lanka
10-year old Microimage launches BlackBerry, iPad HCM8R2 apps
Access Engineering associated with landmark Sangupiddy bridge
Milestones in the controversial oil hedging deals
F&G depositors say 'coerced' to convert deposits to shares
Dhammika’s foray into Lankan Aluminium and Hayleys dominates proceedings
Perera duo set to expand Hay leys stake to 51%
SEC probe on ERI 'not over yet'
e-Channelling may change name to include core business
CB Governor urges banks to double lending
Guardian Capital to invest in Expolanka
Why do some skilled migrants fail in their adopted countries?
It Info
Government's e-Sri Lanka initiative, now a model for several countries: ICTA CEO
Public service will be facilitated through e-Government programme: Minister Siyambalapitiya
Microsoft net profit slips despite record 2Q revenue
UGC accepts BCS Post Graduate Diploma in IT
Facebook unveils mobile app for feature phones
Etisalat connects FIA Chief Jean Todt
Virtusa announces third quarter fiscal 2011 financial results
Payments landscape in Asia takes an evolutionary leap as MegaLink goes live with iSwitch
Puzzlepart chooses Sri Lankan company as partner
China's Lenovo, NEC form PC joint venture in Japan
Google opens Malaysia office
LG wins nine red dot design awards
The situation in Jaffna - and beyond
We’ve got a good chance, but it’s hard work –Mahela
World Cup venue blunder: SLC chief stripping in public
Mahela episode: Why Sri Lanka failed to win the 2007 World Cup
When the whistle does the talking
Javed shines in drawn game at Darley Road
Another draw at Reid Avenue
Matches were shifted on curator concerns
Trinity overcome Kingswood 19-0
Sailors sink Nandimitra
Rambukwella makes a leap-frog
Let there be justice and let there be light
No message from the Provincial tournament!
Malik claims double standards in SLRFU dealing with club players
Glory Express in Kandy
Premier League matches get underway on Feb 3
Air Force rewards two outstanding VB players
Is it fair to drop Sanath?
Milinda Jayasinghe to lead Strong Air force Team
No award
Wycherley Interact Club Installation 2010-2011
'2000 young minds' inspired by Reg Athwal
Be ready to be a partner in the future high tech driven world - W A Wijewardena, President BMS
Travel - an educational bonanza
SAITM - Success against all odds!
Aitken Spence Conventions & Exhibitions organizes the Sri Lankan Education Fair in Maldives
Access to a British Degree after O/Ls accelerate your journey in Higher Education
Yohan awarded Outstanding Delegate Award at Yale MUN
University students get an opportunity to restructure curriculum
MOUs signed
Science projects show young scientists' ideas
Exploring new avenues in Addis Ababa
NIBM -The SMART choice in Higher Education in Sri Lanka
Imperial College commends Sri Lankan Prize Winner for her spectacular achievements
Providence succeeds at Edex
Huge opportunity for Sri Lankan students
MSU your University of choice
Oxford College of Business 12 Month MBA Vs traditional MBAs
Australian High Commission Appoints "Streamlined (PVA) Agents"
Second Batch from SLIIT transfers to Southeast Missouri State University, U.S.A.
After O/Ls join Metropolitan College - new intake now on
For greater proficiency in foreign languages
MeritTrac launches digital certificates
KBBS: CIMA express assured pass revision program-failures not only belong to students
UK inspectors visit The British School in Colombo
Funday Times
El-Niño and La-Niña
South - East Asia 1800 - 1913 -- World History
Reminiscence -- Poem for the week
Kids' World
Fun Maths and Science
Sri Lanka's Independence movement
Megamind 3D
Chimamanda: Tougher than she looks!
Still an intimate affair
Letters to the Editor
Mystery of the ‘freedom table’
Brain exchange and not brain drain
When writers met and mingled
'I just wanted to tell their stories'
Jon Halliday and Mao: The Unknown Story
SOSL heralds the season with Dvorak and Villani-Cortes
Church with a miraculous beginning celebrates 175 years
Friends of Prisoners’ Children step in to fill a void
Memoirs of a happy diplomat
Come let us build a new CLUB for us
Along the ancient maritime trails
One man’s Dutch courage to shed light on history
Pariyari Mama: the oldest living Unani physician
Sharing deepest meaning of Dhamma in the most simple manner
People and events
Magazine Articles
A date with our Cricketers
Sunday at the Kala Pola
Floating Space gives more than voice to Gaza Mono-Logues
Conservation and friendship: Young US scholars reach out
magazine -- Cover of the week
Mirror Magazine Articles
Shedding a little light
The time to volunteer is here
Opening a door for young dramatists
Interactors unite
The fourth generation to be Born!
Carriers of hope
Ordering online
TV Times Articles
‘Viceroy Special’ rolls on the track for 25 years
Havelock Eco Holidays to promote eco tourism
Kaffirs record their debut album
‘Celeb Chat’ with Dr. Sarath Amunugama
‘Flying Fish’ take wings to Holland
Free Hold
'Architect 2011' to be held in February
Prime Lands launch 'Prime Exclusive'


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