Sri Lanka's upscale business community has put a damper on any buoyancy in economic growth this year with a new poll expressing concern over the deteriorating local and international business climate in 2012.
When the United States stood on the brink of nuclear Armageddon during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F Kennedy sent his wife and children away to stay at the family's summer farm in Virginia. But he pulled his 19-year-old mistress close, summoning her from her college while he stared down the Soviet Union.
If you’ve been to the Galle Literary Festival (GLF), you’d know that while it’s a wonderful excursion, but a bit pricey. Being bookworms ourselves and quite monetarily challenged some friends and I needed to figure out a way to attend the festival on a very low budget.
Cricket in Sri Lanka is shaping up to go on that proverbial trip on the road that has no end. Right at this moment it is sailing like that ship which has lost its rudder mid-stream.
Sri Lankas first match against India in the current Commonwealth Bank series is a classic example to support this argument.
The telephone operator at the switchboard of Janadipathi Mandiraya felt the sense of urgency when a female voice asked to speak to first lady, Shiranthi Rajapaksa last Thursday morning. The caller explained she was a friend and it related to on-going developments in the Maldives.
In the morass of confusion worse compounded that Sri Lanka currently finds itself in regarding the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), it is important to reiterate and underscore certain valid truths.
Don Juan of Austria became King of Kandy by the name Konappu Bandara. He began to rule very wisely. For a long time he had been a friend of the Portuguese, even as a child. As a result, he had studied all their customs and
manners, war strategies and even their evil ways.