For the first time, the Army has been called in to bring down rising vegetable prices. And this picture yesterday shows Army personnel running a vegetable stall near the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo. The vegetables are brought directly from farmers in agricultural areas near Army camps in various districts. Pic by Athula Devapriya
Published in 2006, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ helped make Chimamanda Nagozi Adichie an author who could boast an international following. Yet the novel told a very personal tale, something the author has described as her tribute to love.
The US dollar is seen further weakening against the Sri Lanka rupee to between Rs 106-108 (per dollar) this year, according to bankers, amidst assurances by the Central Bank that it would act as a buffer against any major volatility in the money markets.
For more than 60 years, the herosim of Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston Churchill's elite Special Operations Executive secret agents, has remained largely forgotten.
She was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France, where her bravery has long been recognised, and for three months she single-handedly ran a cell of spies across Paris until she was betrayed and captured.
Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo delivers the convocation speech at BMS Graduation Ceremony. Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo delivers the convocation speech at BMS Graduation Ceremony.
A section of the national cricket selectors which comprised Chairman Aravinda de Silva, Ranjith Fernando and Shabhir Asgerali along with the national cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara met the media last evening to explain their stand on the final set of fifteen players who will face the 2011 Cricket World Cup for Sri Lanka.
The Government's decision to slap a visa requirement accompanied by a fee on foreigners visiting Sri Lanka has been met with a grumble from the tourist industry, which sees it as a damper on its plans to boost tourist arrivals.
The many challenges posed by local polls looming ahead failed to unite feuding factions of the country's main opposition United National Party (UNP), but there is a likelihood that a temporary moratorium may be in place by next week.
We are being informed that new court officials are being commissioned and new court buildings are being established in various parts of the country to alleviate the woes of long suffering litigants lost in the infuriating labyrinth of what is Sri Lanka’s justice system. All this is well and good. This country certainly needs additional courts and additional judicial officials.
The sea rolled into the land in the morning of December 26, 2004, spreading death and destruction of a massive scale, never heard or experienced before in Sri Lanka. An estimated 31,000 were killed, 8,000 went missing and nearly one million persons were rendered destitute or were displaced. The damage to property ran into billions of rupees.
The Jesuit priest continuing in his letter to the Portuguese
authorities in Goa wrote, “O, king, endless are the unlawful acts of our own Portuguese people, let alone those of Veediya Bandara. As a result, it is very
difficult to get the Sinhala
people to embrace Christianity.