Hundreds of war heroes in the security forces were presented with medals and awards for bravery by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also their commander-in-chief. Some of the recipients are seen at the Temple Trees ceremony. Pic by Sanjeewa Niroshan
With Christmas around the corner, are you lustily singing your favourite carols? Pause for a moment- ever thought of the stories behind them? Some have been written to be sung in Church, some as a result of profound sorrow and some as mere entertainment for children.
A new pension scheme approved in last month’s budget has raised concerns amongst employers and workers over its implementation impact and will be the subject of discussion at Tuesday’s National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) meeting.
Hollywood has long had a weak spot for renegade computer hackers. In the 1983 film "War Games," a teenage whiz breaks into military data networks and almost sets off World War III. In "The Matrix," the 1999 blockbuster, a rebellious programmer .....
If much of our attention is on terra firma - or dry land, we quite often forget that we are a maritime nation. Last week, the Sri Lanka Navy celebrated its Diamond Jubilee amidst pomp, pageantry and serious discussion though for centuries, our peoples have been ......
In the large screen, visuals bared men and women, some young and the others old, gyrating aimlessly. The music for this vulgar display was Sri Lanka's national anthem. The occasion was the annual sessions of the United National Party (UNP) at Siri Kotha in Kotte last Sunday.
Aparty that was conferred three consecutive terms of presidential power and enjoyed a 5/6th majority in parliament legitimately for six years and illegitimately for another six years (without holding a general election) during that period, .......
It is a message of sharing, caring and sacrifice. It is also a message of hope for those in despair.
As thousands of Christians across the country await with joy the celebration of the birth of a little baby boy in a lowly manger in Bethlehem 2,010 years ago, there was a different kind of hope for Sri Lankans emanating from a small group of people who were all smiles mixed with tears last Thursday.
Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy. It was on December 9, 1950 that the Navy Act was enacted and the Navy was formed. Originally known as Royal Ceylon Navy, the name was changed to Sri Lanka Navy in 1972 after the introduction of the new constitution
Sneezing, sniffling and coughing, the flu seems everywhere. As the second wave of A/H1N1 virus takes on the pattern of a seasonal flu, health officials while urging the public not to panic stressed that vulnerable groups should be extra-cautious.