Colombo city will be under close electronic eyes from Wednesday with the installation of more than 100 closed-circuit television cameras in strategic points of the city. Picture shows one of the spy cameras being tested at the busy Borella junction. Pic by M. A. Pushpakumara
For Michelle Yeoh, the odd dislocated shoulder or cracked rib is a mere occupational hazard.“Well, you could meet with an accident like that by simply walking on the street,” she says with a nonchalant shrug as she looks back on what has been- despite some serious injuries- a wholly satisfying career. “The risks are worth it,” she concludes.
Local travellers visiting sites of historic interest in the hill country, mid-regions or just to relax on the the beaches would soon be able to use affordable holiday bungalows for accommodation. Sri Lanka Tourism is preparing a comprehensive plan for accommodation for domestic tourists in collaboration with the Central Bank, with the formation of a state-owned company being considered to market and promote a new form of accommodation.
Pilgrims flocked to a sun-kissed Bethlehem Friday to celebrate Christmas in the birthplace of Jesus Christ as other revellers battled snowstorms to make it home to their families. Amid a last-minute dash by shoppers to purchase presents and turkeys in malls, troops serving in Afghanistan prepared for their chemically-heated Christmas meals under tinsel-decked trees in the heartland of the Taliban.
There are many an on-going accelerated developmental programmes in Sri Lanka, geared to ensure the nation with a better future. After ending the war, Sri Lankans now have the freedom and the opportunity to support this venture in many ways, especially for the professionals who wish to contribute for the country's development.
There is no argument that the Club Cricket system has put in the hard yards and developed the game in the country, thus bringing it to become one of the most competitive sides in the World today. So much so the system provided the base players who won the Cricket World Cup in 1996 – a feat that cricket’s inventor – England is yet to achieve.
At the conclusion of less than even a year since the new Parliament was elected by the people, it might be appropriate to reflect on the performance of our lawmakers and assess how worthy they have been as the representatives of the people.
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.
In a crowded courtroom in Vavuniya, there is a moment of ecstasy when detainees who had surrendered in the final months of fighting between the government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are allowed to mingle with their families for a shot while before being segregated to stand at attention when their cases are called.
Coincidentally, considering the time of year, “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding”, a mystery story by the Queen of Intrigue, Agatha Christie, popped up as we were tidying the house for the season. Appropriate reading, we thought, for the December 25th weekend.