Pro-government cutouts were pulled down and set ablaze during Friday’s well-attended joint opposition demonstration opposite the Fort railway station to protest over the huge increase in fuel prices. Pic by Indika Handuwala
Sri Lanka's two state banks are bracing for a possible financial crisis after being directed by the cash-strapped government to lend more than Rs 180 billion to cushion steep losses of state enterprises including the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
Like all beautiful, successful women Whitney Houston had more than her share of male admirers.
But few stars could have provoked such unwanted attention as that which the singer received from one of history's most depraved and despicable men, terror chief Osama bin Laden.
If there’s one thing we all share, it’s a collective memory of a childhood spent bridging our imagination and our toys; those are memories that never fade. Stepping into the German Toy Museum on Havelock Road, you’re literally swept back to those magical days.
A few weeks ago we announced that the present Sri Lanka Cricket administration had done away with the scheduled Provincial Cricket 4-day tournament for this year. Generally it is the most disposable item that is removed from the agenda and according to the present SLC principles, the provincial 4-day tournament would have been so.
The message will be devastating. When a couple, yearning for parenthood, is told that the husband has “sperm problems”, not only does the future seem bleak but he would also feel that his very manhood is under a cloud.
It was just the other day that the Minister of Economic Development, the second-most powerful member of the Cabinet, announced that in a world gripped with economic slowdowns, Sri Lanka's growth rate was second only to China, which we all know has a booming economy.
The temperature outside the Serena Hotel in Islamabad last Tuesday afternoon was near zero. The main engagements finished the previous day, President Mahinda Rajapaksa and senior members of his entourage were relaxing at the presidential suite. Later that day, two more dignitaries -- the Defence Minister of Pakistan and the Chairman of that country's Board of Investment were to call on Rajapaksa.
These are two fundamental questions that should be directed towards the Presidency downwards. The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations were, in many respects, a reiteration of the basic duty on the part of the Government to implement the existing law and the Constitution
BERLIN is where Lakshman Joseph de Saram should have been on Friday, February 16 – to attend the world premiere of the Hollywood movie “Bel Ami”, for which he wrote the music. This was a red carpet event, at the Berlin International Film Festival, with some of the biggest names in cinema in attendance.
Apart from the freedom
fighters who valiantly battled with the British in the early period, there were many statesmen in recent times continuing the struggle to gain
freedom. Some paid with their lives during the struggle, some were jailed at various times while others
continued to fight until victory.