Kayts’ Acting Magistrate S.A.E Ekanathan conducting the inquiry on the death of the Indian fisherman whose body was found floating in Sri Lankan waters. Also in the picture are some of the dead fisherman’s relatives who came to Jaffna without going through the normal immigration procedures. Pic by N. Parameswaran [Read story]
You turned a page in history, I found a brand new world
You walked a mile in search for me, believing I had worth,
You’re the reason why, my life’s worth living,
You turned a page in history, my life just took a turn…
A few days after assuring employers and trade unions that the new private sector pensions scheme would be further discussed before implementation, the government on Friday broke its promise and presented the connected legislation in parliament on a day when only mundane matters were being discussed.
NEW DELHI, India, April 9, 2011 (AFP) - A 73-year-old Indian social activist who staged a 98-hour hunger strike in protest against corruption ended his fast today after the government agreed to his demands over a new anti-graft bill.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) the national body of marketing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre (MISTC), the national body for sales and marketing in Singapore, to offer a Graduate Diploma in Brand Management (GDBR) qualification at a recently held launch ceremony in Colombo.
The Cricket World Cup is over -- the hangover from the defeat in the finals at Mumbai is still haunting us, but the winds blowing from across the Palk Strait on matters more serious cannot but demand the attention of this country.
The mission shifted hurriedly from purported investment promotion to tourism last Monday for External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris, who is in Britain.
Bell Pottinger, the British-based public relations firm which receives millions of sterling pounds from Sri Lanka for promotion work and even conduct of diplomacy parallel to the High Commission in London, hurriedly summoned a news conference. It hand picked those to be invited.
Very few thinking people in Sri Lanka will assert in all good conscience that the office of the Attorney General has been free from political controversy as a matter of historical fact. That last rider is important lest it should be thought by a misguided few that all the evil began (and therefore would end, logically speaking) with the current administration.
Sri Lanka's master filmmaker Lester James Peries was introduced as 'The Formidable Genius' when he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of India in 2000. D.C. Ranatunga met him on his 92nd birthday on Tuesday, April 5.
This popular Sinhala verse announces the arrival of the Sinhala 'avurudda'. The 'erabadu' flowers are in bloom by April. So are the yellow 'ehela' flowers.
And then there is the 'koha' (cuckoo) whose
constant sharp voice from the early part of April is yet another signal that the dawn of 'avurudda' is