Though May Day yesterday was not as vibrant as in the past and Colombo streets were not crowded, the security forces took no chances. Special Task Force officers here are seen checking a manhole as part of the tight security precautions near the Town Hall where the ruling UPFA held its rally. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama.
More than 500 complaints of bribery and corruption have piled up by last Thursday since the term of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption ended in March -- and the commission still remains deactivated.
Sri Lanka joined the world in celebrating May Day or International Workers Day yesterday amidst a shocking revelation that a Lankan expatriate worker is killed or dies every day in West Asia and elsewhere.
Jiang’s tale begins with the line: ‘When I was a child, I lived inside a secret.’ Against the backdrop of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, the resourceful Chinese woman finds love only to lose it. Jiang’s story is the first in a set of nine linked tales that make up Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s newest novel, ‘One Amazing Thing.’
A well, respected Sri Lankan business leader has listed free speech, statesmanship, education, a disciplined society and a solid industrial policy as the pillars for the country to grow on in the post-war age. Singer Chairman and Managing Director Hemaka Amarasuriya, asked to cite what was lacking today in Sri Lanka growing to its full potential in a war-free environment, said without hesitation: “Freedom of expression.”
It may well have been another futile exercise, another attempt to scale the mountain of difficulties. Yet the people's SAARC held in New Delhi its meeting-their fifteenth-this week to re-emphasise upon the official SAARC summit at Thimpu that the countries in South Asia would continue to lag behind in development until they realize that they have no go from cooperation.
Nuwan Samarapathi, one of the leading NLP focused corporate and personal development trainers in the country, explains here about NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming training and the benefits of it. Nuwan has been a researcher in the field of personal development and motivation for many years.
The spirit of cricket cannot be defined. No one can deny the exceptional talent and skills displayed by the older generations and those of yester-year who contributed much for Sri Lanka cricket to gain international status.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has just returned from the South Asian regional grouping (SAARC) summit in Bhutan urging member-states to be wary of foreign influences and external solutions to local problems.
Despite its otherwise lacklustre performance, SAARC has, however, maintained at least a semblance of regional unity where there was none before.
Early this week, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told South Asian leaders that they should be bold enough to introspect. "We must take measures to improve the existing mechanisms through review, rationalisation and reinvigoration," he told the summit meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan.
It is all too familiar. The skies suddenly darken, a distant rumble of thunder is heard and a vivid streak of lightning flashes across the sky, followed by a heavy downpour. So accustomed are we to this almost daily occurrence that we are in danger of disregarding the serious threat that lightning poses.
Monis Baratto began to hate King Buwanekabahu. But he gained confidence and
satisfaction in King Mayadunne. They
The Portuguese envoys returned to the Fort in Colombo. Baretto went and met King Buwanekabahu.