Not writing pencils but vice pencilsAs the police crackdown on narcotics trafficking continues, new methods are being used by the smugglers. One of the methods is where a tablet laced with drugs is inserted into a device that looks like a pencil. Here a policeman shows some of the 'drug pencils' detected at Wolvendaal in Colombo. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama.
The great American dancer Martha Graham was said to have dubbed the Lionel Wendt “the best theatre this side of the Suez Canal” in 1957. Drummer par excellence, Ravibandu Vidyapathi first heard of this from his father, and it came as no surprise. centre. It is a national treasure.”
The Sri Lankan Government is strongly defending its position in the controversial oil hedging case which is currently being examined by an arbitration panel in Singapore but a surprise witness to the proceedings on Wednesday was former Attorney General Shibly Aziz, official sources said.
When they left Sri Lanka they never knew that they were going to bring back such great achievements. The members of the United Nations club of Wesley College attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference organized by the Sishya School held in India on August 23, 24 and 25.
Cricket Australia has shown an amazing lack of respect for the Sri Lankan team and Brisbane fans by pulling captain Ricky Ponting out of today's one-day international and sending him to play in a four-day Sheffield Shield game in Tasmania.
"Liberte; Egalite; Fraternite" - Liberty; Equality; Fraternity (Brotherhood) is France's famous national motto. It had its problems with Algeria because of its occupation of that country, but even so, its doors were open to a large number of African immigrants from French-speaking Africa and many (old) countries of West Asia (the Middle East) where French was the second language.
It was close to midnight when the United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader, Karu Jayasuriya, walked into a small room (10 feet X 8 feet), in an old house. His political chores for Saturday October 30 had just ended. He shut the half door that remained open. Already locked to the frame was the other half.
Recently I listened in disbelief to a professional of Tamil ethnicity telling me that when people travel from Jaffna or Mullaitivu (etc) to Colombo, they avoid the out-of-town travellers like the plague.
Big and purple, it is proudly “propagated” as the ‘National Flower’ of Sri Lanka.
It is on the government’s official website, the stamp issued to commemorate the National Flower, the school textbooks with children looking at it and committing it to memory, posters in Sri Lankan missions abroad and even on the worldwide web with Wikipedia and many a book on the flowers of Sri Lanka following suit.
Butterflies are remarkable insects. Throughout their lifespan (which can range from anything from a week to a year depending on the species) they undergo huge transformations. Butterflies live across a wide variety of habitats from rainforest to home gardens. Why not try tracking them to see how many species you can find.