Army and STF personnel were deployed yesterday in Colombo and suburbs to check vehicles in keeping with the government's new resolve to crack down on illicit firearms. The troops in their random checks focused largely on luxury vehicles and jeeps as seen in this picture taken at Peliyagoda. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera.
Saskia Fernando keeps her art gallery filled with exquisite things. However, her most prized possession has never been on display. Instead, the delicate miniature sculpture is kept nestled inside her jewellery box.
It’s like the python that started to devour its own tail. The ICC is now grovelling under the Indian cash hegemony and is gradually sliding into a powerless and almost dead body that is run by a set of non-cricketer businessmen, who indulge in the game just for their personal entertainment and prestige.
Opinion columns and letters to the editor in almost all major newspapers in this country have tried and failed but bullets have succeeded in sending a powerful message to the government which has done precious little to check the growing menace of political thuggery.
A shoot out that left a ruling party politician dead and a parliamentarian wounded seriously took the gloss away from the convincing victory the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured at last week's local polls.
Contrary to popular perception, the crisis of the Rule of Law that has gripped Sri Lanka is not limited in its reach to only a few unfortunates. Rather, it has caught up in its wake, politicians of the ruling party as well as (inevitably) opposition members, ordinary citizens, members of the judiciary and even members of the police and the services.
Whenever the inevitable comparisons have been made, Upeka has stoutly resisted being likened to her illustrious parents Chitrasena and Vajira, those erstwhile legends of dance in this country. She has always danced on her own terms, she has maintained and last Sunday she did it her way, bowing out with a wonderfully evocative performance.
Buddhist paintings are a
significant feature in
Sri Lankan heritage.
Ever since Buddhist art and
architecture began to flourish after the introduction of Buddhism in the 3rd century BC, the artists started painting the walls of
temples with numerous episodes
of the Buddha's life.
The APIIT Team comprising of C.M.Tharanga Nuwan Chandrasekara, R.M.Isuru Uthpala Bandara Ranasinghe, Dushmantha Ranathunga, Samith Disal Sandanayake, P.G.G.T.C. Deshapriya, W.P.C.T Pulasthi, Chamath Silva emerged Runners- up at the Motorola Inter- University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011 held recently.