President Mahinda Rajapaksa has initiated the process of formulating draft constitutional amendments to cover several aspects.
Main among them, the Sunday Times learns, is the creation of a second chamber or a Senate. Details of how this body will be constituted are still not immediately clear.
The Urban Development Authority (UDA), which is now under the Defence Ministry, yesterday, with assistance of Police and the Army, demolished what it called unauthorised constr uctions down Mews Street in Kompa nnaveediya.
We selected the eastern part of Sinharaja entering from Deniyaya and trekking through the wilderness with the hope of coming out in three days at Pothupitiya on the other side of the sanctuary. We planned to find our way with the aid of a one inch map and a compass.
Explosive developments this week surrounding the controversial Chillies Ad awards has resulted in the awards show being cancelled following an order handed down by the District Court of Colombo this week in response to a case filed against the Chillies organizing body by advertising agency Phoenix Ogilvy.
Britain's Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were set for further talks to thrash out a power-sharing deal after a cliffhanger election left the kingdom in political limbo.
Negotiations were to continue into the weekend after Thursday's general election put the Conservatives in the driving seat but without an overall majority in parliament.
Effective learning involves creating and solving our own errors. Go ahead; over-step, stretch, become too enthusiastic. When you make those mistakes common to all high achievers, use them to learn. Then enthusiastically attack again. Pry open your mind, don't let your education rust it shut. Learn to think, not to follow. combine your learning with action, letting unavoidable errors impel you to seek greater understanding.
“Open Sesame” – the door opened. Then there was this treasure that engulfed Ali Baba’s eyes and from that point onwards he became a rich man. For a moment I will not envy Ali Baba at all, the moment I walked into the treasure trove of David Cruse an unimaginable spread of cricket memorabilia stood on proudly just to be savoured and cherished by any cricket loving eye.
It would seem that the Government is looking to turn over a new leaf. While taking on board its major achievements like the victory over the LTTE, there seems a desire to right some of the wrongs of its first term of office.Among them are several announcements that the Government is going to investigate at least some of the instances of corruption in the recent past.
It was the first baptism of fire for the new Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, last Wednesday.
A Cabinet Minister concurred on an issue raised by two senior Opposition politicians. It was all over retired General Sarath Fonseka.
Most Sri Lankans may not have even heard of you, David, but I thought I must write to you, first to congratulate you on your party emerging as the major winner in the British general elections and then also to offer you some much needed advice.
The year is 1934 – a time long before film was introduced to colour and Dolby Digital, when the world was still seen only in black and white through shaky images. The opening scene is a thovil (exorcism) ceremony with the haunting music of a rare Sinhala verse playing in the background, followed by an equally eerie mix of horns, strings, cymbals and bass, recorded in poor quality, but effective and terrifyingly beautiful all the same.
There are many
activities that follow a General Election which elects people's
representatives to the
Sri Lanka's voters – those who are above 18 years of age – recently elected 196 Members of Parliament to represent them. Another
29 were nominated by the
different political parties according to the number of votes each party gained at the General Election.
Dr. Alanton Weerasinghe, Consultant on Biopathy at the Japanese Biopathy Centre located in Nugegoda has previously discussed with us as to how Biopathy can be used to effectively treat many diseases. In this issue he addresses us on how Biopathy can successfully treat High Cholesterol.