A government-appointed committee examining the proposed sale of Japanese NTT (Nippon Telecom) stock in Sri Lanka Telecom to Maxis of Malaysia, wants Defence Ministry clearance if the sale was to go through.
Eleven Tamil Nadu fishermen, missing since early March, returned home on Friday evening and confirmed to the police and the media in Chennai yesterday that they had been abducted by the LTTE on March 12 and released two days ago.
For most, the tsunami which hit Sri Lanka in December 2004 with the ferocity of a predator is now only a distant memory. But for many thousands, those terrible waves are as real as if they shattered their lives yesterday.
I called him “Thabu Aiya”. His sudden death on March 15 was a shock to all of us and his beloved wife and two daughters.
Our friendship goes back 14 years. We were both in the Land Commissioner’s Department.
If the government goes ahead and approves the Maxis offer to buy a 25 percent stake in the NTT stock in Sri Lanka Telecom, it would result in a massive turf battle in the local communications industry between two Malaysian telecom giants.
A patient is brought to hospital in the middle of the night, with severe pain in the leg, weakness and numbness. There is no pulse in his leg. Blood vessels are occluded; there is no more blood supply to the leg. For a moment both the doctor and the patient share the same question; and their eyes the same expression of anxiety and hope. "Can this limb be salvaged,” is the question.
Mother's day came and went last week and I barely took notice. It seemed almost vulgar that I should do something special on this day alone, for a person who has given me so much of her life; and I don't mean that lightly.
King Gajabahu spoke to his ministers and commanders thus. "We have faced a very serious situation. Two kings have set up camp on either side. Our Velakkara army too is on their side. They are ready to fight against us. This is a crucial hour, when we should act with the right vision.
Global Ecotourism Conference (GEC) 2007' Organized by the International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Ecotourism Norway, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was held in Oslo, Norway last week.