In the wake of a row over the use of a room at the CMC premises, ASP Anil Priyantha is seen taking away the key after he locked the room which the UPFA members used as the opposition leader’s office. Pic by Indika Handuwala
More news websites were blocked yesterday as the Government said those carrying news relating to Sri Lanka should register with it – prompting strong protests by the main opposition United National Party.
Entering the Galle Fort ramparts is always a voyage into another era, but what makes this experience of time travel complete this time is the enchanting classical music that ushers us in as we ascend the creaking, wooden staircase that leads to a dimly-lit hall in the Maritime Museum building.
Controversial, proposed legislation to revive underperforming enterprises and underutilised assets through acquisition figured prominently during discussions visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Isabel Guerrero had with Sri Lanka’s private sector with the latter raising concerns that this is an impediment to investment.
More than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims began the rites of the annual hajj pilgrimage, leaving the holy city of Mecca for Mount Arafat, where the prophet Mohammed is believed to have delivered his final hajj sermon.
Harpic and Lysol, two of Reckitt Benckiser's market leading brands in household cleaning and disinfection, have scaled up their CSR programme, the Magic Clean campaign, which aims to educate and create awareness among the general public on the importance of cleanliness of toilets and other surface areas of the home.
The portfolio of finance has been considered too important to be left in the hands of anybody but the head of state. Such a policy sends a positive signal that the head of state takes personal responsibility for the health of the economy and takes sound decisions and corrective measures just as the head of a household does in keeping with the fatness of the family purse. Much is expected of a President as Finance Minister.
Sitting on top of a six billion rupee empire extending to several spheres, he is easily one of Sri Lanka's top notch business entrepreneurs. Apparel, sugar, electronics, computer software, aviation and construction are just a few among them.
Continuing the discussion on the vexed question as to what accountability means to Sri Lanka which was focused on in last week's column, it needs to be emphasized that ultimately the truth as to what happened in Nandikadal in May 2009 has to be part of a larger and more inclusive process of justice in Sri Lanka based on the Rule of Law and seen to be equal in effect to all Sri Lankans.
This was no ordinary mother-daughter duo – they are the pioneers who have put Sri Lanka well and truly on the transplant map. For they are the first donor-recipient pair of a 24-hour “living donor liver transplantation” that a trailblazing team of doctors from the Kelaniya Medical Faculty performed without much fanfare at the Nawaloka Hospital in Colombo on October 15.
succeeded in chasing away the Sitawaka army that attacked the city. The Sinhala forces which were camping close to the fort, dug a tunnel up to the security point of
St. Sebastian. The Portuguese devised
another method to arrest the Sinhala army.