Voters who came to this polling booth at Yakalla Muslim Maha Vidyalaya in Ibbagamuwa of the Kurunegala district were driven away by a deputy minister and his supporters. An exasperated election official is seen waiting at the entrance to the booth for the people to come back and vote. Pic by J. Weerasekera.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will swear in a new Cabinet of Ministers on April 21, a day ahead of the first session of new Parliament. Thus, for the first time after a parliamentary election, Sri Lanka will not have .......
Some time after the conducted tour to Knuckles range, we thought we should once again attempt the failed cross country expedition from Maliboda to Hangarapitiya. We decided to do it in the reverse direction this time, i.e. from Laxapana to Malimboda.
The newly elected UPFA government has a long list of tasks including the rehabilitation of displaced Tamils, reconstruction of the war-ravaged North and East and a political solution to the ethnic conflict, according to the business community.
Recently while browsing on the web I stumbled upon an interesting chat that one of the Cricinfo hostesses was having with the legendary English opener Geoffrey Boycott, who has gained respect as a person ....
Six weeks of lacklustre poll campaigns paved the way only for sombre and dull Parliamentary elections last Thursday; arguably the dullest ever. Yet, it created political history for post-independent Sri Lanka in many respects.
I thought I must write to you after your Blue party won handsomely at last Thursday’s elections. Congratulations I must say, but I daresay that even you would have been surprised at the extent of your victory.
There were no Avurudu holidays for the soldiers all these years. Instead of the sound of fire crackers that herald the auspicious times of the new year, what they heard were the sounds of guns and artillery fire.
'Avurudda' comes but once a year. 'Avurudu'
celebrated in traditional style is at our doorstep once again. It's a busy time for everyone at home. Father is getting the house and garden cleaned up. The house invariably gets a new coat of paint. Mother is busy getting the
'avurudu kevili' – the sweetmeats ready.