The United Nations is accusing the Sri Lankan government of starving its humanitarian agencies of much-needed fuel to operate vehicles and also generators which power freezers storing life-saving vaccines and other medicines.
The continued power shortages......
The President’s Office on Friday sent an urgent letter to Justice P. N. Bhagwati, Chairman of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) monitoring the probe on human rights investigations in Sri Lanka clarifying the Government’s position on the ongoing exchange of accusations between the Group and the Attorney General.
Bus fares will go up by at least 15 per cent from Tuesday as Friday night’s shock increase in fuel prices set off a chain reaction on prices of several items with the government claiming it is helpless.
An environmentalist. An art director. A make-up cum costume artist. An impressionist painter. Seevali Illangasinghe is a man of many faces. From his own distinct style of painting to his vibrant track record, Seevali is quite a unique personality.
War has been ‘the’ topic on every Sri Lankan’s lips for more than two decades. While many talk in general, analysing the gains and setbacks, for retired policeman Nelson Palliyaguru, 72, and his wife Soma Vitharana, 67, of Weherahena,....
Chief Justice Sarath Silva holding President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s hand from under his tray of flowers after welcoming him at the Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo for the ceremony to mark the launching of a Buddhist satellite TV channel on Friday. The Chief Justice is the Chief Dayakaya of the temple. Pic by Gemunu Wellage
Here is something for Sri Lankans everywhere to ponder. The United Kingdom is a country of 60 million people, three times the population of Sri Lanka.
It has just got itself a new cabinet. It is just 22 full ministers, about one-third the size of our own cabinet.
Sri Lanka has managed its human rights issue as well as one would expect from a country going through a prolonged conflict, a top business leader acknowledged but warned that any deterioration in the situation could have serious consequences for business.
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Was it the three little pigs or no one? I just cannot get my mind off this little anecdote when ever I think of the sudden vanishing trick made by our Rumesh Ratnayake after he had agreed...
Since gaining independence from being East Pakistan and born as a new nation called Bangladesh, they have honed their cricket in no uncertain manner to become a front runner in the game that the people in the Indian sub-continent love so much.
As we drove in through the tall gates, and proceeded along the winding driveway, passing one colonial building after another complete with long corridors and spacious, orderly classrooms, only one word resonated in my head – discipline. The juniors walking in single file
Prince Parakramabahu was in deep thought as he walked forwards. There was already a section of King Kitsirimegha's army following him. As the prince realized this, he turned back. He wielded his weapon against them in a fearless manner.
World renowned art director, Errol Kelly has enhanced his creativity to take up filmmaking with his latest project film production company, ‘The Film Team’. The creative art director who contributed his inborn talent beginning with Lester James Peries' ‘Madol Doowa’ to Steven Spielberg's 'Indiana Jones'...