Farmers in in a paddy field at Ethungoda in the North Western Province wading through waist-deep water, showing the damage caused to their paddy crops by the recent floods. Pic by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe.
Philip Hoare is about to see his first blue whale.
There, five miles out, the towering spout rises like a fountain in the middle of the undulating expanse. The height and width of this column of condensed breath (with traces of seawater and whale ‘snot’) ......
The Cargills Group this week finally wrapped up an Rs 1.4 billion deal to buy the assets and business of local, long-standing brewer Three Coins, announcing the transaction in the Colombo stockmarket after a near six months of ‘see-saw’ negotiations in a process that saw other buyers in the fray.
Thousands of Egyptians were still singing and waving flags as dawn broke over a nation reborn today, after a popular uprising forced president Hosni Mubarak from power.
The streets and squares of downtown Cairo were still in the hands of the mostly young demonstrators whose determined 18-day revolt overturned 30 years of autocratic rule and triggered an outpouring of national solidarity.
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) with the support of the Australian High Commission and partners will stage the "Australian Education Excellence Showcase 2011" in Colombo from March 1 to 2 at the Cinnamon Lakeside.Twenty seven Australian universities and vocational institutions will participate to showcase Education Excellence to Sri Lankan students wishing to pursue further education in Australia.
The Lankan outfit is being very modest. In their last exchange of views with mainly the local media, they very stubbornly tore away their tag ‘favourites’. They termed it as a tag pinned on them by some ex-cricketers who were trying to make an impression on their TV chats and the media which always want to stick something on some one.
People's uprisings and revolutions, sometimes bloody, sometimes non-violent, have turned the pages of history. Vox populi Vox Dei is the age-old Latin slogan that holds true to date. The voice of the people is the voice of God. Even to those who don't believe in an Almighty, the meaning is clear. But one lesson from history is that few learn from its lessons.
He read out to his ministers the contents in Sinhala without identifying the writer. The recipients were the writer's sister and brother-in-law. He had thanked them as well as their children for helping him during the April 2010 parliamentary elections.
It is afternoon with a blazing sun shining down but in the heart of the city, an electric saw is at work. It seems to be tree-cutting time down Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7 and the top part of a large mara tree is being chopped up, branch by branch.
Once Commander Veediya Bandara entered the battlefield he wielded his sword and displayed his martial prowess, almost like a lunatic. He did not care what happened. His only intention was winning the battle. Father Queros
states that when this
warrior entered the
battlefield, neither the Portuguese nor the Sinhalese of Sitawaka, could remain without being shaken and disturbed.