Sri Lanka's national anthem will remain only in Sinhala, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday.
The move will mean that the current Tamil version will no longer be played at any official or state functions.
According to Jill Dawson “Novelists thrive on the gaps in a story, the murky places that only imagination can illuminate.” Some of her most recent books straddle the porous line between fact and fiction: her novel ‘The Great Lover’ fictionalises the life of the poet W.B. Yeats once described as ‘the handsomest young man in England.’
Bids for 10 islands at Kalpitiya as tourist resorts are being evaluated, a weekly meeting brings all state agencies together to speed up tourism-related project approvals and major changes soon to the Tourism Act 2005 to revert back to a single state tourism agency are gradually putting Sri Lanka back on the global travel map.
Pole-dancing may have started in the smoky backrooms of adult-only bars -- but now performers have lifted the velvet curtain on what they say is a sensual art form and a great workout.
After modern belly-dancing took the world by storm, pole-dancing is the latest craze for women who say they do it for their own enjoyment, not that of men drooling over their fleshy curves in strip joints.
Shattered lives of people in the northern region of the country are now regaining with lot of aspirations and needs. It is a fact that students in the region were deprived of better education and industrial exposure over the period of the past 30 years. As a result, they missed almost all opportunities created in other parts of the island and the world.
The controversy over the President's misadventure in Britain last week is not quite over. A senior lawyer who supported to the hilt, the President's role in eliminating the LTTE has written to this newspaper on the visit aptly titled 'Learning lessons at Oxford'.
It was past noon on December 1, the day when the countdown to Christmas begins. Freezing temperatures and thin sheets of ice on the streets, some covered with snow, lent the ideal storybook backdrop for a white Christmas in Britain.
Certainly, the unholy glee displayed by this government when the Oxford Union invited President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the Union for the second time around, sat oddly with its much vaunted homespun rule from Medamulana, not to mention the manifest dismissal of all things western with immediate contempt.
Who are the Memons? In Sri Lanka this community numbers just over 10,000. However, they are a vibrant group, keeping alive traditions they carried over as Indian immigrants, priding themselves not only on being captains of industry but on their philanthropy as well.
The spies who were
in the Fort of Colombo
provided all the
information to the Sinhala kings. Likewise, spies who were loyal to the Portuguese, who were there in Kotte and Sitawaka,
did their part. They
pretended to be very loyal to the Sinhala people. But without anybody’s notice, they informed the Portuguese, all the details about the Sinhala kings.
The House of Maliban created history by setting a new Guinness World Record by creating the world's Biggest Lemon Puff which today is the most popular lemon cream biscuit in the market at present. Maliban is the first biscuit manufacturer to achieve a such a great height from Sri Lanka.