Candace Bushnell, the critically acclaimed international best-selling author of ‘Sex and the City’, ‘One Fifth Avenue’ and The Carrie Diaries among other books, some of which have been turned into multi-million dollar TV serials, is seen autographing a book for a fan at the Galle Literary Festival. The festival which ends today drew a large crowd despite a boycott call by international rights group saying there is no media freedom in Sri Lanka. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam.
Sri Lanka’s foreign policy was dealt another major blow when its diplomatic bid to have the BIMSTEC or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation secretariat established in Colombo was out-voted and the offer bid went to Bangladesh instead.
India’s Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is expected to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow to convey New Delhi’s concerns about the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy in the shallow waters between the two countries.
The distinct music of the ‘Kaffirs’, the descendants of the African origin, who were brought to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese in the 1500s is slowly gaining popularity in the country through exposure they have gained by public performances in Colombo as well as at hugely attended events such as the ‘Deyata Kirula’ annual exhibition during the past years.
Issues relating to the controversial International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) – Bollywood’s version of the Oscars – held in Colombo in June 2010 continue to haunt Sri Lanka with unpaid bills to hotels, the agent and suppliers amidst an overdue audit report.
President Hosni Mubarak clung to power in Egypt on Saturday after days of popular protests against his 30-year-old rule in which at least 24 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded. Mubarak refused to bow to protesters' demands that he quit and ordered troops and tanks into cities overnight in an attempt to quell demonstrations that left a trail wreckage across Cairo.
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Sri Lanka’s present vice captain and man who led the island nation to the last Cricket World Cup final in the West Indies – Mahela Jayawardena thinks that if the country intends to make an impression at this year’s tournament they must concentrate on the basics and set up manageable goals in their run of play.
Now in its 29th consecutive year, the Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) is all set to take place from the 23rd to 27th of February 2011. The Architect 2011 will be carried by the imperative and very relevant theme of 'Architecture for All, City + Community.'
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), successor to the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), the proponents of the infamous 1976 Vaddukodai Resolution which called for a separate state, last week introduced a different kind of resolution in Parliament.
As nominations ended Thursday for the local polls on March 17, there were shocks equally for the two main contenders, the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the main opposition United National Party (UNP).
True, this country’s past has had its share of instances where the law was manipulated to serve the cause of political revenge as was the case famously when the late President JR Jayewardene moved to deprive his arch rival, one of the country’s premiers, the late Sirimavo Bandaranaike of her civic rights.
Dressed in bright red pants, a flowing white top and pretty sandals, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lounges luxuriously on the cushions under the shade of a large tree in the GLF cafe. Despite her laid back air, it would be a mistake to underestimate Adichie – she’s tougher than she looks.
“The floods had taken his body that high,” Puncha reminded his
sister about the recent bad rains.“But why so much rains at this time..?” Panchi wanted to know.. “La Niña,” Puncha proudly shouted what he had seen on TV earlier. “La… WHAT…??”
Little Panchi didn’t know what it was. “La Niña, – this is something that happened in the Pacific Ocean which brought heavy rains to Sri Lanka.”
The Government's e-Sri Lanka initiative has made the lives of the people more comfortable to such an extent that many countries have adopted the Sri Lankan model in their national ICT development plans.
This was stated by ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) CEO Reshan Dewapura at the e-Launch 2011 organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) at ICASL with ICTA as the strategic partner recently.