WAR CRIMES? Not so. A former LTTE cadre (right) who is under rehabilitation in Vavuniya takes part in a 'kotta-pora' (pillow fighting) event with an Army corporal during an Avurudu celebration held at the Vavuniya Urban Council grounds this week. Pic by Priyantha Hewage.
The Sri Lankan government is considering setting up a tea hub or blending centre in the island aimed at garnering more business and to keep in line with global trends but the proposal is being opposed on the grounds that the country should pursue a single-origin tea as a "Pure Ceylon" product.
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who is back in the island for treatment for his back injury, is the only national player who has refused to sign the annual central player contract with Sri Lanka Cricket. Back spasms sidelined Malinga, who is turning out for the Mumbai Indians.
Three tiny, hardly visible five-mm cuts, one inside the belly-button and the other two laterally is the choice offered to patients who come in with certain women’s issues to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital at Kalubowila.
Traditionally, political change has been brought about in Sri Lanka through change of governments. Sri Lankans have always prided themselves on their ability to do just that, even in the face of media propagandists stridently if not embarrassingly shouting themselves hoarse. This was the case in the seventies, in the eighties and in the nineties.
Dr. Michael Van der Poorten keeps his garden well stocked with poisonous plants. A few leaves from the patch of Kalanchoe growing in the shade are enough to make up a fatal dose while the slender vine of Tragia spp, a stinging nettle, lies close to the path, ready to inflict intense itching on anyone foolish enough to step on it.
Jayaweera Bandara got caught to the trap set by King Vimaladharma. He sent a unit of his army to Badulla, to capture King Vimaladharma. Jayaweera Bandara allowed him to conquer this unit. Then he set another trap to make the Portuguese commander leave Kandy.