A day after Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami, residents in Natori City in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan are seen walking to an evacuation centre. REUTERS
A Chinese aircraft manufacturing company will be the second of three successful bidders for star class hotels to be built on the area around the Galle Face Green to be vacated by the Ministry of Defence and Army Headquarters, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the Sunday Times.
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam was called to the Indian External Affairs Ministry in South Block in New Delhi on Thursday to be told of the Indian Government’s displeasure.
Mr. Kariyawasam has met a Joint Secretary, a position equivalent to that of a Director General.
Sanjaya Vithana is an artist, photographer and many things but the influence of his next career move dates back a long time. To the late 70’s to be precise and the release of a film that would have an unparalleled impact on the movie world – Star Wars.
The Sri Lankan government this week formally re-possessed the land on which the Hilton hotel stands relegating the hotel’s owning company, Hotel Developers Lanka Ltd (HDL) to an organization without an asset, a huge debt totalling more than Rs 10 billion and continuing losses.
Deakin University was established in the 1970s as a new generation Australian university. Named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses.
Five matches gone and our passage to the quarter-finals have been confirmed. Our first objective has therefore been achieved, but that does not make our next game against New Zealand on Friday any less important. We want to qualify in the best possible position.
It is said that a cartoon, very much like a photograph, speaks a thousand words. Nowhere is this more appropriate than in the recent political cartoons on Thursday's local government elections. They say it all. There are cartoons in the independent media depicting the Commissioner of Elections as a 'pambaya' (scarecrow) in the face of abuse of state resources .....
The exclusive report in last week's the Sunday Times and related details in the political commentary about a Sri Lanka delegation meeting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's panel probing alleged war crimes issues in Sri Lanka reverberated in the portals of the United Nations in New York.
It was Tuesday evening, March 9. A team from the National Aquatic & Research Agency (NARA) was on their way to Kalpitiya when they received a message from their regional centre about a stranded dolphin. The dolphin had been spotted in the Puttalam lagoon at Palakudawa near Kalpitiya. The NARA team with NARA Chairman, Dr. Hiran Jayawardene, a marine mammal expert, were close to the area and decided to promptly turn around and rush there.
Recovering from the ill effects of a three decade war in the North and East and recent natural disasters including flash floods, Sri Lankan Government is now setting about bringing stability through laying a foundation for strong economic development, with the fishing industry high on the agenda.