Polls violence? Don’t blame us. Our intentions are noble
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and all UPFA candidates contesting the upcoming General Elections attended a special religious ceremony at Jayasirimaha Bodhiya at Anuradhapura yesterday. They pledged to conduct a peaceful election campaign free of violence. Pix Shantha Ratnayaka
A serving Army Major General, now on an overseas posting, has been re-called to Sri Lanka as CID detectives continued their investigations into the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga.
6 a.m: The red light snaps on and we’re on air. In her tiny studio, Shehara Liyanage bids her listeners a cheery “good morning!” slipping into the comfortable patter they’ve grown used to. She lines up the next song, and with a promise of good music to come......
George Steuarts Agencies (GSA), a member of Sri Lanka's 175-year old George Steuarts Group, is expecting this year to finalise a deal to buy an equity stake in India pharmaceuticals producer Carewell Pharma, to which GSA already has long time ties as an importer.
Efforts are accelerating at the University of North Dakota to promote undergraduate study, graduate education, graduate student exchanges, and faculty research collaborations for Sri Lankans in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with the Geography faculty members at this American institution of higher education.
While having my weekly chat with a cricket insider I inquired the real meaning of having the Provincial Tournament while already having a well established club cricket tournament where the roots run deep.
He handed nomination papers at the District Secretariat a day ahead of Friday's deadline.
Along the route, crowds had gathered around a small table at the main bus station. They were signing a Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) backed petition demanding the release of retired General Sarath Fonseka from Army custody.
A reversal of the declining trend in fertility is disclosed in the most recent Demographic and Health Survey. The latest statistics of fertility in the country indicate a reversal of the declining fertility rates observed since the 1990s. This would bring fresh burdens on the economy.
Fifty-six-year-old Mohamed Basheer’s eyes still well up with tears when he recollects the day in 1990 when the LTTE issued an eviction order on all Muslims living in the Jaffna peninsula, giving them a few hours to quit a city that had been their home for as many generations as he could recollect.
Next time you look up at the night sky, take a moment to try and count the number of stars you can see with your naked eye. You'll find that it's almost impossible. (Of course, it'll have to be on a clear night with no clouds in the sky).