Two hours after polling began for the Southern Provincial Council elections yesterday, Police were seen still removing cutouts and banners put up in violation of election laws. This scene was captured at Elpitiya, in the Galle district. Pic by Gemunu Wellage.
The Big Apple has been kind to Afdhel Aziz. Having moved to New York a year ago, he says his favourite thing about the city is the food. “Everyone here is a foodie, from the businessmen to the cab drivers.
On November 10, 2007, ex-Sri Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu unleashed a surprise attack on his country's selectors and the cricket board. This was on the third day of the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The United States has lodged a “strong protest” to Sri Lanka over remarks by Prime Minister, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, on state radio that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has forgotten the “Monica Lewinsky episode” and should “put her house in order.” .......
For President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the daily schedule in the past days has been punishing.
He dashed from town to town, village to village in an Air Force VIP helicopter. His ministers and UPFA stalwarts assigned specific sectors for yesterday's Southern Provincial elections, were all on the ground and busy.
The good news for consumers is that prices are coming down. That is not quite correct, but it is this tricky statistic that confuses people. When the Central Bank announced that “Inflation falls further to a five years’ low of 0.7%”, it did not mean that prices are coming down.
Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, the victim of an assassin's bullet fifty years ago, was known for his oratory from his
undergraduate days at the Oxford University. Equally interesting was his writing.