Fears of a humanitarian crisis including food shortages loomed large in the Wanni as Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) traded charges against each other over re-opening of the only entry-exit points at Omanthai and Uyilankulam.
Malaysian firm Maxis is aiming for a bigger slice of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) to get substantial control of the telecommunications giant but overcoming a huge public outcry and Defence Ministry clearance are major roadblocks it is facing, industry analysts said.
Colombo’s Mayor Uvais Mohamed Imthiyaz has submitted his reply to the charge-sheet served by Western Province Chief Minister Reginald Cooray.
Chief Minister Cooray said the mayor’s explanation was being studied and a decision on the fate of the council would be taken soon.
It was a journey he had made hundreds of times. That day too, May 8, he woke up at the crack of dawn, had a bite of “something”, lit the tiny clay lamp near the small statue of Lord Buddha in the corner of the bare room and was on his way.
Hundreds of India's closet gays and lesbians came out to celebrate their sexuality with the launch of a 10-day festival in New Delhi, hoping to build on a campaign against the country's strict anti-gay law.
It may have been just coincidence that the top brass of Telekom Malaysia TM, Dialog Telekom’s parent, were in town even as posters appeared on Monday on city streets opposing Maxis’ planned buyout of a stake in SLT.
Officials at the Customs Department say they are forging ahead with their investigation into alleged fraud by the Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) despite threats they have received in an effort to halt the probe.
Pussellawa Plantations Ltd is to list on the Colombo Stock Exchange this year with the government planning to shed some of its stake in the company. “We hope to be listed on the stock market within the next six months because the government wants to divest some of its interests,”
Did Sri Lanka cricket gain an iota of anything by participating in this just concluded off shore series against Pakistan other than hard cash? Flying back to our little island after their exploits and ending up as the runners-up of World Limited overs cricket in the West Indies was a high.
By nature, King Gajabahu was quite different from his father. He was kind and associated with his subjects very closely. With the intention of building up a peaceful society, he respected the law of the land to its very letter. He punished those officers who had become rich overnight at the expense of the poor – squeezing their wealth.
Last week theatre owners rang alarm bells on the authorities in charge of the country's film industry claiming that 87 theatre halls have been closed since 2001. The Theatre Owners Association gathered the media to explain the grave situation they have been facing over the last few years and demanded that ...