At the stroke of midnight, the New Year -- the third since the 30-year war ended -- dawned on a happy note with people wishing each other and celebrating as this picture taken at Blast Thru 2012 at Hotel Ramada yesterday shows. Pic by Mangala Weerasekera
The majority of respondents, in an email and street poll conducted jointly by the Business Times (BT) and the Research Consultancy Bureau (RCB) this week, gave a mixed rating on the government’s performance in 2011.
When Defence Secretary Leon Panetta opined earlier this month that an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities could "consume the Middle East in a confrontation and a conflict that we would regret," the Israelis went ballistic behind the scenes.
The Wagon Wheel Country Club formally known as Alcatras Restaurant in Dehiwela has done it again.
Wagon Wheel Country Club is now serving up delicious, authentic and Dutch-influenced Sri Lankan dish lamprais in Sawans.
The Durban hero, Rangana Herath achieved his career-best ranking among test bowlers, in the ICC Player Rankings after his heroic performances in the second cricket test, which Sri Lanka won by 208 runs at Durban on Thursday.
With the dawn of the New Year in the Gregorian calendar today, traditionally one looks forward to good tidings in the months ahead. For some, this would be more of what they have enjoyed in the past; for others, there might be a need to forget the past and look to the future with renewed hope.
The New Year dawns with some dim forebodings for Sri Lankans in many spheres of activity.
Two years and seven months after the defeat of terrorist violence, one of the sectors which revived by leaps and bounds was tourism. Arrivals rose and resorts are continuing to mushroom countrywide.
Economic growth is expected to be around 8 per cent this year. The agricultural, industrial and services sectors of the economy have all contributed to this growth that has been supported by growth in exports, increased tourist earnings and continued higher inflows of remittances.
The ancestors of Prince Yamasinghe were heirs to the throne of Kandy. Due to the
troubles created by
King Rajasinghe, the prince’s last surviving relation Karaliyadde had to leave the kingdom and seek refuge with the Portuguese.
Mrs. Mano Alles, Managing Director / CEO of Abans Finance PLC retired from the Company's services on 31st December, 2011 in compliance with Finance Companies (Corporate Governance) Direction issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.