As a little measure of relief from the raging battles and the blazing sun, a soldier washes his face at the Giant Tank in Mannar in a scene marking the liberation of the Rice Bowl of the district
Pic by Sanka Vidanagama
Sri Lanka’s diplomatic missions abroad have been directed to urge their host governments not to allow “front groups” of Tiger guerrillas to hold “Black July” commemoration events in their respective countries this year.July 23 marks the 25th anniversary of anti-Tamil riots. It was sparked by a 1983 Jaffna land mine attack where 13 soldiers were killed.
With essentials like rice, milk powder, vegetables, fish and meat increasingly going beyond the reach of many Sri Lankans, indications are already pointing to the country having acutely undernourished and wasted children.
An encounter with two boys on a beach in Kalutara way back in the ’80s sets eminent paediatrician Dr. Pramilla Senanayake on a mission to help the needy. .
Diesel and Motor Engineering (Dimo) said this week that it plans to fund its recent repurchase of Dimo shares from the Hayleys Group though a series of options including sale of company property, selling off stocks in other companies and floating a rights issue