For the second time this year, the armed forces had to be called in to guard a police station after violent public protests against police action. Armed troops are seen guarding the Dompe police station following the public riot on Friday over the death of a youth in police custody. The entire staff of the Dompe police station was also moved out. In May this year, the armed forces were called in to guard the Katunayake police station after the police shot dead a protesting free trade zone worker. Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte
The beating of drums, the chanting of bera pada and the rhythmic tapping of feet greets us from afar. The hall of the Chitrasena Vajira Dance Foundation is throbbing with excitement in preparation for the much-anticipated restaging of their acclaimed production Dancing for the Gods.
In the backdrop of the country’s triumph in the Citibank oil hedging arbitration, Sri Lanka says there is no case in the Deutsche Bank oil hedging claim and believes it would also be annulled by the Singapore 3-member Tribunal on the grounds that the lawsuit was bad in law as the plaintiff has made its submissions misrepresenting facts, Attorney General’s Department sources said.
If you have been among the spectators at any popular local cricket encounter there is one slogan that you may have not missed. Generally it comes when a batsman is on song and hammering the bowling attack and has just hit a boundary.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned this week from another visit abroad, his first official trip to the West after the controversy- ridden one to Britain last December. Again, as was the case when he went to Britain, he was nearly subjected to the heat of unwarranted pressure from the remnants of the LTTE.
If one were to go by the names of places, it is truly global. Candidates for Saturday's elections to the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) have traversed through not only "Korea," but also "Bosnia," "Serbia," and "Croatia" during their polls campaigns.
Yesterday, the raucous sounds of a political meeting by one of the country's main opposition parties rendered the evening truly hideous for those in the nearby environs. What was being said was scarcely discernible. More revealingly, little interest was evidenced either in attempting to understand the message by those unfortunate enough to be residing within earshot.
“I thought of making a product for the common cold,” says Dr. Devapriya Nugawela. “A team of Veda Mahattayas were involved in developing the formula, together with our research scientists. Launched in 1995, Samahan is now the No. 1 herbal product,” he says with pride.
University of Ballarat, Australia together with CIMA have entered into an memorandum of understanding to provide a unique educational opportunity to CIMA members and exams completed students enabling them to complete their MBA from University of Ballarat, Australia with credit exemptions within one and half years.