With dengue and viral fever epidemic spreading fast, a large number of child patients are being admitted for treatment in overcrowded wards in state hospitals. In this picture, four children are seen sharing one bed at the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo.
The Commonwealth Secretariat in London has expressed concern over the contents of the recent British Channel 4 television programme that showed alleged Sri Lankan soldiers killing suspected terrorists in the final stages
Having moved to Australia a few years ago, Jagath already knew who he would like to photograph. “Even long before I came to Australia, I was reading about the aboriginal people and knew about their plight.
The Government will continue with the Visa-on-Arrival (VOA) scheme from September for a short period while at the same time implementing the new online-visa for visitors, following concern from the trade that the move could reduce tourist numbers.
For months now, a fight over sovereign-debt restructuring has been raging between those who insist that Greece must continue to honour its signature and those for whom the country's debt should be partly cancelled.
Do you know that there are many University entry qualifications in the world other than A/Levels? To name a few -Year 12 (Australia), High School Diploma (America), International Baccalaureate (Europe), STPM (Malaysia), Senior Certificate (India), Senior Middle Year 3/Year 12 National University Entrance Exam (China), and the University Foundation Year (UK/Australia).
Early English summer ought to pose climatic problems to any cricketer from the belt of the equator if he is not fully acclimatized. We overheard -- was it Michael Atherton who quipped to our own Russel Arnold “Yes, we like to get sides like Sri Lanka to play cricket in England in this weather because you are not equipped for it”.
Unconfirmed reports seem to have suggested that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was to have travelled overseas in June, anyhow. Plans were afoot to organise an official visit to Cuba, but then they were switched and it was decided that he visit St. Petersburg in Russia, instead.
Weeks ago, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkoddy was in the chair at a party leaders' meeting that discussed Parliamentary business in the days ahead. A heated debate ensued when Karu Jayasuriya, co-deputy leader of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), announced he would move a Private Member's Bill on Freedom of Information.
In a perfect world, it would be delightful to form part of a collective onslaught on this government, indisputably the most illiberal and quite shamelessly undemocratic political administration that we have been unfortunate enough to witness in recent decades.
Young and feisty, the world was at her feet. It was a nightly journey she had made many times with her mother, aunts, sisters and cousins. The second night after Poson was no different and Thushari, her mother and a baby relative, climbed up the embankment as they had done on numerous occasions, when out of the gloom thundered unexpected danger.