Sri Lankans returning from Japan which was hit by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation are advised to go through a check for radioactive substances in the body at a special unit set up by the Atomic Energy Authority at its Orugodawatte office.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has instructed all countries to take precautionary measures following explosions in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power stations.
This picture by J. Weerasekera shows an AEA official carrying out a test for radioactive substances on returnee Missaka Naween. The tests detected some radioactive particles on his clothes.
The planned presentation tomorrow of a cheque for one million US dollars (Rs. 109 million), as Sri Lanka’s symbolic but generous contribution to help Japan after the earthquake and the devastating tsunami, has been postponed.
If you’ve ever dropped by the Crescat branch of Keells, you may have spied a range of products – skin, hair and aromatherapy all elegantly packaged in stylishly simple bottles. Kishani Gunawardene is used to having people remark that they are.....
The Treasury is covering heavy dues owed by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) while providing a government subsidy to the CEB without burdening consumers, Finance Ministry sources said. This has paved the way for the CEB to declare a profit of Rs.5 billion during the 2010 financial year.
Friends and family of 19 young Cambridge ESOL candidates assembled at the British Council Hall in Colombo recently, to proudly watch their loved ones walk up the stage and be awarded for their successful achievements.
The jubilant Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara believes that if a side wants to win the Cricket World Cup they have to be the best at that particular event. After scoring a match winning ODI hundred – his first since 2008, the Lankan skipper made a very strong statement to the rest of the ......
The political hat-trick came within 15 months after he convincingly won the Presidential election in January last year. Then he led his United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to an unprecedented victory at the
Many may sing hosannas to the gods following a little celebrated local government poll in which the ruling party claimed a victory which was hailed by their supporters and media propagandists in familiarly superlative
There is much excitement and the preparations are done well in advance. The hotel is booked sometimes one year ahead of the “once in a lifetime” day. Fashion books are pored over, the trousseau and hairstyle decided on and much thought devoted to what flower combinations should be used.