Some of the toughest ever security measures, including body checks and bag checks, to confiscate even items like cigarette lighters and boxes of matches, were imposed by police as tens of thousands of people thronged the R. Premadasa Stadium at Kettarama yesterday for the World Cup cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama
Speaking on grounds of anonymity, the official said the government’s concerns were expressed by External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris during a dinner meeting with India’s High Commissioner Ashok Kanth.
The busy folk behind the scenes of any big event are usually taken for granted.
At the Galle Literary Festival, however, the behind-the-scenes folk are very much in the foreground, mixing with the crowd, making sure all goes according to plan, and very visible in their Lit Fest T-shirts.
The Uva-Wellassa University (UWU), Sri Lanka’s first all entrepreneurial university, has a set of highly disciplined students, a ragging free environment, no student unrest and from its inception in 2004 is ‘nothing short of a miracle,’ says a 2011 report reviewing the performance of this university.
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) with the support of Australian High Commissionand partners will stage the "Australian Education Excellence Showcase 2011" in Colombo from Tuesday, March 1 .....
Sri Lanka’s World Cup hoodoo against Pakistan continued as they lost their seventh game in-a-row when they ran into a narrow eleven run defeat in their league tie at the R. Premadasa Stadium, yesterday.
For many decades, Sri Lanka and Libya shared the same non-aligned values in foreign policy and have stood for one another in times of crisis. Even when the West called him a mad man and treated him like a pariah for his alleged sponsoring of terrorism, Sri Lankan leaders extended him the brotherly embrace.
Even the loudest vuvuzela has nothing on a papare band. Put a few fans and a papare band together in the bleachers and you have a formidable cheering section. Time and again, the raucous, infectious rhythms of papare have been the soundtrack to our victories and failures on the field.
Twenty five vibrant and enthusiastic Little Friends from Colombo, Kandy and Badulla, accompanied by
six Leaders, recently
attended the “Centenary Brownie Challenge”, an
international Brownie camp to celebrate 100 years of World Girl Guiding.
Pubudu Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. a leading electrical products manufacturer has completed 20 years in the business, making powder-coated panels and with its beginnings in a garage with just two employees.