UNITED NATIONS - The government will shortly give marching orders to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) asking its representatives to pack up their bags and leave the politically-troubled northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.
Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna, is preparing to embark on a European tour covering Britain, Germany and France, The Sunday Times learns.His visa application to travel to Britain was forwarded last week to the British High Commission in Colombo.
Rring, rring………the action starts then. The person who answers the phone quickly takes down the name of the caller, the location and also the contact phone number, cuts the line and checks back, while the other officer in the same room presses the button setting off the alarm.
A little after a year of opening, Tea Trails of the Bogawantalawa Valley has received amazing reviews, establishing the fact that Sri Lanka is capable of providing world-class service. .“It is unprecedented in the history of Sri Lankan tourism,” says CEO Forbes & Walker Group, Thilan Wijesinghe.
First she bagged the title 'the Reebonn Miss Beautiful Skin,' then 'Veet Miss Smoothest', then 'Miss Talent' followed by 'Miss Personality'. And the list went on leading up to the final and most important, the 'Miss Sri Lanka' title.
The visit by Falk Rovik, head of the Norwegians Against Terrorism, seems to have excited the Norwegian Foreign Ministry in Oslo to try and discredit him ahead of a speech he was to make in Colombo on Friday, accusing Norway of supporting terrorism in Sri Lanka. The ruse the Norwegian Government adopted was to write an open letter to The Sunday Times and distribute it to other media organisations worldwide 48 hours before Mr. Rovik was to speak . Pic by Ranjith Perera
KINGSTON, LONDON, Saturday-- The Bob Woolmer murder mystery has become more intriguing with claims that traces of poison was found in his body during toxicology tests and a suspect has been identified from the CCTV footage gathered from his hotel.
At least a couple of British dailies said that toxicology tests have found poison in the Pakistan cricket coach’s body.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) which pulled out a major power sector loan last year is back with fresh loan negotiations with the government following a decision to replace power sector reforms with a regulatory process rather than privatisation.
President Mahinda Rajapakse is leading a powerful Sri Lankan business delegation to the World Economic Forum, the biggest grouping of political and business leaders, being held in Jordan from May 18 to 20 and will thereafter proceed to Kuwait for a May 21-22 visit.
The new ambitious Chairman at the Board of Investment (BOI) has given six months to the investors to start their projects once approved.
Dammika Perera, also an entrepreneur in his own right, is planning to sanction the 550 aspirant investors within less than two weeks.
It is our moment of truth. We have now spent six weeks in the Caribbean but the remaining week will be the most crucial as four teams battle it out for cricket’s biggest trophy and we are happy to be there among Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, representing not...
There has been a lot of hocus-pocus about a collective Sri Lankan team decision to leave out two of their strike bowlers Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan during their super eight encounter against Australia. At this juncture both teams involved...
Who would make it to the semi finals? That has been the question – talk of the World Cup – up until a few days ago. The Australians once they destroyed South Africa in the first round seemed certain to get there and so far all their wins have been convincing.
You may be surprised to discover, that the old adage - 'you can have too much of a good thing' applies, among many other things, to cholesterol as well. "Cholesterol is actually an essential thing," reveals Prof. Shyam Fernando of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, discussing with MediScene, the Jekyll and Hyde nature of cholesterol and what it really means to your health.
Ever feel like you're trapped in the wrong body? Or trapped in the wrong life? 'Wrong' is not exactly the word I'm looking for. But do you ever feel you and your body (or you and your life) are completely separate and somehow don't fit together?
It was a very peaceful period, that had dawned on the country. The people were leading plentiful and happy lives. The officials were good. The country seemed prosperous. Many were the religious buildings that were built.
Medaa Saray Loka Kusalane’ the brand new World Cup Song sung by twenty two top artistes, is now up for grabs at all leading music stores. 'Medaa Saray Loka Kusalane', a mixture of all kinds of music and rhythms but a very catchy song, is a creation of Rajiv Sebastian.