The increased patrolling comes in the wake of official talks between the two governments to resolve the fishing dispute where mostly Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were continuing to show their presence prompting Sri Lankan fishermen in the area to lodge complaints with the Navy.
Fuel price hikes by the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and the Indian-backed Lanka India Oil Corporation (LIOC), whilst Sri Lankans were engrossed in yesterday’s World Cup cricket match, will cause formidable increase in food prices, other goods and services.
I’ve been working as a political and business journalist, worked in the stock market, and Television. I also contributed to the newspapers on society and culture. When Elle was introduced to India they called me and asked me to take over.
After learning a bitter lesson in 2007 by entering into disastrous hedging deals without proper foresight, Sri Lanka is not resorting to any kind of hedging to cushion rising oil prices which are similar to surging prices four years ago when hedging options were resorted to.
More than 2,000 people demonstrated today in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar over the burning of a Quran in the United States, an AFP reporter said.
The protest came a day after seven UN foreign staff -- three Europeans and and four Nepali guards -- were killed during similar protests in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
The recent announcement of the changes in the UK student VISA system has sparked many a concern both in Sri Lanka as well as in Britain.
However Tony Reilly, OBE, Director of the British Council in Sri Lanka was quick to confirm that there was no cause for ....
They made thirty five thousand cricket mad Sri Lankan fans dance inside the stadium. At the same time they set another twenty million Sri Lankans dancing in the streets with one of the most dominant batting displays in World Cup history.
Crest-fallen and sorely disappointed last night, most Sri Lankans would wake up today trying to reconcile with the fact that the national team emerged second-best and not the best at yesterday's much anticipated cricket World Cup final in Mumbai.
For the UPFA leaders, the upcoming Victory Day, with a parade of the men and materiel that dislodged the guerrillas, is a major hallmark. Since May 2009 when the security forces regained full control of the north, the government leaders have ensured that the military victory remains alive in the minds of the people.
Newspapers and non-governmental institutions, among others, run largely on their own credibility. Where newspapers are concerned, it is well understood that matter presented as a question of fact in the news pages is viewed quite differently from what ispublished as opinion or comment, such as in a column.
Under cover of darkness, three young men travelled by taxi to the bo-tree junction at Borella. While two stood at the bus-stand, one walked into the Ritz cinema, found several of their sahodarayas (comrades) watching a movie, came back and whispered that it was not time yet.
Commander Veediya Bandara’s next aim was to defeat King Mayadunne of Sitawaka. As such, being in
conversation with King Edirille Rala, Veediya Bandara made a request to supply him with a good army to attack Sitawaka. Later on, to chase the Portuguese, as well. Edirille Rala agreed to grant his request and put maximum effort to fulfill it.