With Sri Lanka moving into the Super Eight of the Cricket World Cup, a large group, including ministers and top officials had planned to go to the Caribbean Islands at a cost of some Rs. 20 million in public funds – but President Mahinda Rajapaksa has intervened to stop it.
With sacked minister Sripathy Sooriyarachchi being remanded for alleged misuse of a state vehicle, the CID is now to probe allegations regarding the other sacked minister Mangala Samaraweera amidst speculation he also may be taken in.
It stands as a testimony to the courage of the human spirit – to our ability to rise from the ruins of disaster and rebuild our lives anew. It is the outcome of a community’s desire to restore their confidence and become self-sufficient while nurturing the traditional arts in their children.
The much beloved, dog-eared novels, the stern librarian behind her desk; the inviting racks bending under the weight of hundreds of books…for better or for worse, their time is nearly done. The digital age is altering things fundamental to our life and nothing seems exempt from change – not even our books.
As thosuands fled from the latest battles in the north, a soldier is seen helping a child to climb down a step as some families sought refuge in government-held Vavuniya district areas. Pic by Ranjith Jayasundera Read more >>>
It has all the trappings of a wedding: the proud tuxedo-clad father, the frosted white cake, the limousines and an exchange of vows.
But there is no groom and the girl in the long gown is no bride. She's daddy's little girl, taking a vow of chastity.
H. M. C. Nimalsiri, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), is getting ready to leave his position amidst widespread speculation that he is doing so because Mihin Air officials ganged up against him. When The Sunday Times FT contacted him
Remember that raw, gawky feeling of going in for a new job? It starts with that awkward walk you do straight into the wrong building, for your job interview; the stiff conversation you have with the receptionist...
The Chola prince too had a soft corner for Princess Mitta. This was made known to King Vijayabahu. The king expressed his strong disapproval of the proposal and scolded the prince. King Vijayabahu entertained...