least thirteen people, including an eight-year-old
child, have died and more than 225,000 rendered homeless
in one of the worst-ever floods swirling across ten
districts in the country since Thursday night.
smile before the storm: Sri Lankan delegation
chief Nimal Siripala de Silva and LTTE delegation
chief S. P. Thamilselvan being brought together
by Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim for a photo
op and handshake at the beginning of the talks
in Geneva yesterday. The two sides traded
charges and countercharges in their opening
speeches thereafter. Pic by Sudath Silva.
the eve of that Lankan tragi-comedy against South Africa
I was on my “What’s up down your garden
path” call rounds when I decided to call this
cricket insider who generally even has a foot inside
the dressing room.
Sri Lanka's unceremonious exit from the ICC Champions
Trophy tournament here in India has raised many an eye-brow
with questions on why the team management and establishment
was averse to making changes.