The spacious warehouses behind Park Street Mews down Union Place once were stables. Last week they transformed into rambling art pavilions to accommodate an exhibition of contemporary art, the main event of the inaugural Colombo Art Biennale (CAB).
Construction work on the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) building which was severely damaged in the abortive LTTE air attack on February 20 has been hampered owing to bureaucratic bungling and serious conflict of interest issues involving the Secretary to the Ministry of Construction and Engineering Services and some other Ministry officials, informed sources said.
Forget what you have heard about the hard-working Japanese salaryman: since the early 1990's, the Japanese have drastically slackened their work habits. Indeed, Tokyo University economist Fumio Hayashi has demonstrated that the main reason behind Japan's 20 years of stagnation has been the decrease in the quantity of work performed by the Japanese.
Research studies consistently reveal that high student achievement and self-esteem are closely related to positive parental participation in education. Parents and schools need to work together so all children can succeed in school.
We arrived in South Africa late on Wednesday after a long flight from Colombo with the disappointment of losing the Compaq tri-series final to India still fresh in our minds. This, however, is a new tournament and we need to focus on the task ahead and not on the past.
Just the word ‘home’ conjures up a vision of comfort and safety. But is your home really safe for your son or daughter?
Take a look around and you will see the many dangers lying all over your home, unwittingly and thoughtlessly left by you as a parent.
The government has imposed restrictions on Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan opening more political offices under the name of the Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (Tamil People’s Liberation Tigers) in the Eastern Province.
The news that the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was fingerprinted on arrival at the Tokyo airport a fortnight ago was the talk of the day, but given the visa complexities inherent in today's foreign travel, the incident was overshadowed by a different episode; a questionable temple function he attended in the city of Kobe.
Economic growth is a multifaceted phenomenon dependent on a multiplicity of factors both economic and non-economic. There are many non-economic factors that impinge on economic growth such as political stability, law and order, the rule of law, integrity and honesty of the public service, levels of health and education, among others.
Travelling to Colombo last Monday morning, the crowded office train was slowing down at the Wellawatta station, when I noticed a turtle on the beach. The turtle was surrounded by puzzled morning joggers who wanted to have a closer look at this unusual visitor.
realized that King Buwanekabahu had come to terms with all that had happened – by this time. So while advising the king, he referred to Prince Veediya Bandara too. Though the king listened to all this in complete silence, he did not utter a word. The priest wanted to emphasise the fact that, though Veediya Bandara was stubborn, he wasn't a bad sort of