If you are misusing water, take a lesson from this
While water is being freely used and often misused in Colombo and elsewhere, people in some areas do not have even a drop of pure water to drink as shown in this picture where a young girl collects some water that had filled a hole in a parched land at Munamalagaswewa in Puttalam.The North Western Province is experiencing a severe drought with occasional rain. While some are digging parched land for water, others are going as far as 8 kms in search of water. The situation has caused health problems, especially to school children. Pic by Jayarathne Wickremarachchi
Contrary to earlier expectations of a Parliamentary Select Committee to address Tamil grievances, the Government will now appoint one “to recommend and report political and constitutional measures to empower the people of Sri Lanka as one nation.”
The state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) re-instated a blacklisted fuel supplier, ignoring tender procedures and resorted to private negotiations by-passing three official committees, it has come to light.
In their vase on the table, the roses are in full bloom. Their colour is echoed in Upeksha Deegala-Hager’s vivid, red lipstick. We’re in her house, which also doubles as a design studio for her line of clothing U by Upeksha Hager.
Generally a manhole is a surface indication about a network of underground capillaries that run through a city collecting refuse of the populace. Yet on the surface it is only a cover perched on the road that is run over by vehicle tyres morning, noon and night, but yet no one ever takes notice of.
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is warming up to meet in Geneva for its bi-annual autumn sessions and the question that ought to be in the minds of the Government's hierarchy is how to tackle the issue relating to allegations of human rights violations should they come up for discussion, and possibly, vote.
Most members of the Working Committee, the policy making body of the country's main opposition United National Party (UNP), were perhaps asleep late Tuesday night when orders went out to move heavy rollers, asphalt pavers and other road construction machinery before dawn the next day opposite Siri Kotha, the party headquarters at Pita-Kotte.
For 52 war heroes with permanent disabilities, the ‘Abimansala Wellness Resort’ is a haven of peace and security. Built in a scenic location beside the Nuwara Wewa in Anuradhapura, the resort is equipped with facilities to provide these severely injured soldiers with lifelong care.