With the crisis over the low-quality petrol worsening, motorists took precautions yesterday as did this three-wheeler driver who first got a plastic bottle filled with the petrol to check its quality before allowing it be pumped into his vehicle. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama
Their faces are familiar to many Sri Lankans – glamorously attired, they vow audiences with their lithe movements. They are the dazzling dancers of the well-known Channa and Upuli Dance School, who have taken up the challenge to be a part of the troupe.
After his foray into Delmege last month, businessman, Dhammika Perera is among four groups who are eyeing J. L. Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC which is engaged in importing and distributing finished pharmaceuticals, toiletries, agro chemicals, medical aid, and other consumer products.
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. As is often the case in Europe, the crossfire of contradictory official and non-official statements has been throwing markets into turmoil. Confusion abounds; clarity is needed.
The answer is, not many. Unless candidates put greater efforts to enhance their English skills and score over 7 in each band in the IELTS test, the chances look very slim in obtaining an independent skilled visa to Australia. The most affected segment of applicants will be in the trades profession, namely the technical personnel as Australia is in dire need of their skills.
Come Monday morning the much talked about cricketing citadel of Sri Lanka will be headed by a new administration replacing the much-maligned administration of spinner Dandeniyage Somachandra de Silva who almost managed to run the game in Sri Lanka aground.
The slip showed badly; this Government made it clear it has no intention of bringing in a Right to Information Law that will allow citizens to have access to official information that affects their daily lives.
When one hears the name Sam Wijesinha, what usually comes to mind is his long and illustrious career as Secretary General of Parliament or his services as Ombudsman. But not many know that it’s in the world of Jane Austen, Amitabh Bachchan and Richard Clayderman that he has found some of his greatest pleasure.
The visionary Chairman of Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd.Mr. A.G.Ratnapala Samaraweera (the son of legendary euntaurprenuer, the founder of Maliban Biscuits the late Mr. A.G Hinniappuhamy) has created a unique position in the corporate leadership history of Sri Lanka by leading a large conglomerate spanning over five decades.