Former Eastern province LTTE military wing leader turned politician Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan Alias Karuna Amman along with fellow Government parliamentarians holds a banner reading 'Sri Lanka suffered for 30 years - give us a break'. This was during a demonstration opposite Parliament on Thursday against the US-sponsored
resolution passed at the UNHRC. Pic by Pradeep Pathirana.
Dubai's low-cost carrier Flydubai has affirmed its commitment to the Sri Lankan government of flying into the upcoming Mattala airport when completed but didn't say when flights would begin. The Middle Eastern carrier was in Colombo last week to announce its increase in flight frequencies to Colombo from Dubai from 5 to 7 since March 11 this year.
Tammy Kahapituwa and Madhu Alewathura, married friends who are both outraged to discover they are being courted by the same man, this ‘vile and repulsive’ politician Sabagedara, hatch a plan to bring about his timely retribution.
This is a very unique situation indeed. When Sri Lanka takes on England at the Galle stadium tomorrow, in the first of two Tests, arguably for the first time in history a home side goes into a Test match with the visiting team having the home advantage.
The American University Road Show on 31st March from 11 am onwards at the Hilton Colombo is a unique and valuable experience for prospective students, their parents, and anyone interested in American university education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Thursday's vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva pitted Sri Lanka against the world's most formidable powerhouse, the United States. It stretched that super-power to the limit.
Like the proverbial story, the United Nations Human Rights Council laboured hard like a mountain, and brought forth by majority vote a mouse or a 'non-binding,' seemingly toothless US backed resolution on Sri Lanka on Thursday. Yet, the dangers it portend cannot be underestimated. For the first time, a UN body has brought the country under its microscope and the international community's scrutiny.
Sri Lanka's humiliating defeat in the 'war' unsuccessfully fought in Geneva this week over the resolution brought by the United States is a textbook illustration of the combined effect of arrogance, bravado and ignorance. When such disastrous combinations determine the course of our foreign policy, should we be surprised at the consequences?
As polished or unpolished, white or red, vied for a place on the plate of Sri Lankans well known as rice-eaters and the rice-diabetes link came under the microscope internationally, local experts urged that parboiled is the best.
Once Sitawaka was captured, Pedro Pereira, kept the army there and came to Colombo. The
commanders who preceded him, could not capture Sitawaka. Pereira was able to accomplish this within a few months.