The Puttalam town which was tense following the killing of a policeman by a mob mistaking him for a grease yaka is returning to normal as this picture of youths leaving a mosque after Friday prayers shows.
Pic by Hiran Priyankara
“I have loved shawls for as long as I can remember,” says 20-year- old Haiza Mazhim. Adorned in a bright red pendant scarf, the enthusiastic Haiza is a partner of ‘Affrizante’, a shawls and accessories line that has drawn quite a lot of attention lately.
The government is set to incur an additional cost of US$3-4 million for rock blasting work at the Hambantota harbour. Part of this cost will be obtained through a loan from a Chinese bank, authorities stated.
Sri Lanka’s pace ace Lasith Malinga may come out of retirement to be a part of the Lankan line-up for the second Test against Australia which is scheduled to begin at the Pallekelle Stadium on September 8, it is reliably understood.
No doubt, President Mahinda Rajapaksa's announcement this week in Parliament, proposing the lifting of Emergency Regulations under the Public Security Ordinance (1947) will be greeted by (virtually) all in this country with a sigh of relief. It is still not clear when it would be done, but the suggestion alone is good enough news for the moment.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had a special message for his cabinet ministers. He told them at the weekly meeting on Wednesday they would all have to be present in Parliament the next day, Thursday. However, he did not tell them why.
Fifty years ago, in the morning of September 19, 1961, the assistant curator of the Kandy museum opened the doors and to his amazement found the crown of King Rajasinghe II missing from its usual display.
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