A government decision to lift restrictions on transport of river sand is being flagrantly abused with many of those involved in the trade mining sand from various locations, rivers and streams. The Deduru Oya which runs through the Kurunegala district is one such location. Our picture shows a sand mountain and heavy machinery at the dried up river. With the increase of sand mining the number of lorries transporting sand — as the inset picture taken in Polonnaruwa shows — has also increased. Pix by Pushpakuara Jayaratna (Kurunegala) and Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa ( Polonnaruwa).
Questions continue to be raised by the public on the soundness of The Finance Company (TFC) and why the state-owned National Savings Bank (NSB) decided to buy shares in the loss-making company after TFC's results released this week showed a Rs 196.7 million loss in the last financial year ending March 31, 2012, analysts said.
Anisha Niyas, Kaveesh Gunasekara, Sanura Gunawardena and Johann Ratwatte are clearly friends for life. They complete each other’s sentences, laugh at jokes only they can understand, and are quick to make fun of each others’ little quirks.
When a tree gets old it begins to wither. Is this happening to Sri Lanka Cricket? In the first hundred years of cricket’s existence, Sri Lanka, although smaller in size in comparison to the bigger cricketing nations, grew in tandem and so much so within fifteen years of getting full status, the country’s national team had won the Cricket World Cup.
The Queen can certainly pull a crowd - especially among the world's royals.
She threw open the doors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace drawing the largest gathering of crowned heads of state since her own coronation in 1953. The hotbed of royalty mingled in their glad-rags, celebrating the monarch's Diamond Jubilee with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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