NEW YORK - The United Nations Friday singled out Sri Lanka as one of several crisis-stricken countries — along with Sudan, Lebanon and the Central African Republic — that have failed to track down the killers of humanitarian workers. Addressing the Security Council, .....
Three ministers – Jeewan Kumaratunga, Jagath Pushpakumara, and S. M. Chandrasena—are facing legal action over alleged frauds and malpractice.Minister Jeewan Kumaratunga has been directed to appear in courts next month.....
On Saturday, July 16, a boat carrying a group of holiday-makers capsized while whitewater rafting on the Kelani River at Kitulgala claiming two young lives.
Waruni Kannangara and Ronnie Rogers were the victims of the accident....
Are bacteria which cause discolouration of frescoes, active at the magnificent 5th century AD World Heritage Site of Sigiriya? This is what a research scientist of the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) is attempting to ascertain through exhaustive studies and analysis.
GALLE – Sixteen-year-old Sandun Ranga knows all too well that disability is often a consequence of tragedy. A student about to sit for his O-level examinations last year, Sandun commuted to and from school by rail.
In scenes reminiscent of the once popular political satire Always Breakdown, UNP activists pose as Rajapaksa brothers in a mock attack at a meeting in Kurunegala on Friday. Pix by Pushpakumara Jayaratne
Just 4 percent of U.S. adults are virgins but a fifth have tried hard drugs like cocaine and crack, a new study shows.
What most alarms researchers is how young they start."We still have a public health problem in that we still see a lot of adults reporting their sexual debut at a pretty young age," said Dr. Kathryn Porter of the National Center for Health Statistics.
The Hirdaramani Group’s first ‘green’ factory, which is an investment of around US$ 5 million, will be called C K T Apparel Pvt Ltd and will be located in Agalawatte, in the Kalutara district. “We will start construction of the factory towards the end of June.
The services sector will show good profits this year, especially in segments such as telecommunications, transportation and banking and will contribute significantly to the GDP growth, according to stock market analysts. Vajira Premawardhana...
After a Supreme Court decision last week barred any further action on the proposed purchase of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) shares by Malaysian company Maxis Communications, the Court will only hear the case again on 17 September 2007.
Royal regained the coveted Bradby Shield after three long years with a hard fought 15 points (1 goal, 1 try and 1 penalty) to 11 (1 try and 2 penalties) win in the second leg played at the Royal College Sports Complex yesterday.
Sri Lanka will have a new combination at the top when they take on Bangladesh in their first Test at the SSC grounds tomorrow. Since the pull out of veteran opener Marvan Atapattu and the injury to Upul Tharanga...
What happened to Atapattu should not happen to any senior cricketer in the future. At the same time the authorities also must moot even an unwritten policy towards the seniors and how to long are they going hold on to their positions.
Audiences eager to revel in the wonderful sounds of probably the best all-male ensemble in the country made sure they were present when these gifted individuals took the stage last month. Singing to an absolutely "packed" house, they entertained to the maximum, capturing the hearts of fans with their powerful and tuneful voices.
The soldier felt frightened when he observed the majestic look on the prince's face. He was shivering and was unable to stand straight. He fell at the feet of the prince. One of the soldiers of Prince Parakramabahu, who noticed this, soon killed this soldier. The prince was very angry over this.
Vasantha Obeysekera’s latest cinematic venture 'Aganthukaya' (The Outcast) is one of the best films made by the veteran.
Based on a true incident as in many of his masterpieces, Aganthukaya is a fine blend of a powerful story and superb direction to make a rare cinematic creation.