As the debate continues in Geneva over issues of the three decade old conflict in Sri Lanka, students from the north including Kilinochchi for the first time took part in a National Cadet Corps training camp in Rantembe after 30 years clearly benefiting from the dividends of peace. Pic By Priyantha Hewage
First it was the Shopping Precinct housing a host of restaurants at the former Dutch Hospital which was making the rounds and now it is 'One Street Three Venues' at Park Street Colombo 2 - all indicating Sri Lankans' appetite for eating out and more importantly, the increase in their consumer spending.
The U.S. Army identified the soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan this week as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, and said he arrived at a Kansas base where he will be held in a solitary cell.
Ampara is one of the ancient cities in the Eastern Province with much historic importance. But when it comes to tourism, Ampara is given a cold shoulder. With many tourists’ attractions and beautiful locations, Ampara stands out in the Eastern part of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka may have won the Cricket World Cup once, but that is not the pinnacle in cricket as a whole. What Sri Lanka won was the Limited Overs championship, but alas that is the only thing that is being bartered around by the ICC as a World Cup at preset. Yet for the purist, the topmost form of the game is Test cricket, for which there is no substitute.
Imperial Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) is pleased to enter into a strategic alliance with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka region. IIHE has been in the forefront of private tertiary education since 1996. Since its inception, IIHE has maintained its standards in offering high quality education.
Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in New Delhi may have committed a diplomatic indiscretion by having referred to the "friendship" that certain Tamil Nadu legislators and politicians have had with the LTTE.
A week that will be a milestone in Sri Lanka's contemporary history begins tomorrow. On Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council will take for voting a United States-backed resolution, described as "non-condemnatory," on Sri Lanka. Among its co-sponsors are France, Norway, Nigeria and Cameroon.
There is a fundamental fallacy in believing that the fortunes of Sri Lanka will rise or fall solely on the outcome of the US draft resolution due to be taken up before the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva this coming week.
As 16-year-old Meshari Fahim on his feet with a “straighter backbone” hopes to get back to his studies soon and contact sports in about a year, his “hero” has only a simple explanation to offer.
The need is not only to know “what to do” but “when to stop” without pushing it a little more, says eminent ‘Brain and Spine’ Surgeon, Dr. K. Sridhar from India in all humility.
The Ceylon National Congress formed in 1919 kept on pressing for constitutional reforms and self-government. The national leaders were very active in the 1920s demanding an elected majority in the Legislative Council.
They are described as the “windows” through which men, women and children “view” the world. But how many of us give them due thought......for in the blink of an eye there could be darkness.
Responsible for channelling much of the information our brain receives, the eyes are considered “very sensitive” and “delicate”, MediScene understands.