The new Deputy Media Minister Mervyn Silva at the President’s feet when the new deputy ministers gathered for a picture with the head of state after they were sworn in on Friday. Mr. Silva did not want to sit on the seat next to the president as it was allocated for the Prime Minister. So he resorted to the next option of sitting next to the President, but at his feet.
Sri Lanka has made another bid to persuade United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to re-consider his decision to appoint a panel to advise him on accountability issues during the final phase of the military offensive against Tiger guerrillas.
Speculation was rife yesterday that the government would call off its three-year Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) with the IMF as prescribed budget deficit targets would be hard to keep with the 2010 budget being further delayed.
The long wail of a conch signals the entrance of Bollywood royalty. When Amitabh Bachchan steps out, everyone stands. The flashes go off; the cameramen defy gravity as they strain for an angle that will give them a glimpse of the star. In the very centre of this three ring circus, Bachchan is almost preternaturally at ease. It’s clear he’s done this many, many times before.
Finance Ministry officials were taken completely by surprise with the government’s announcement on Friday of delaying budget 2010 till July and presenting a second vote-on-account, informed sources said. Earlier a budget was expected to be presented in May/June.
Imagine this moment in your life as a school administrator. A skeptical school board member, prospective parent, or local public official visits your school and, after a tour in which you point out the wonderful new computers, ....
In turbulent seas, guiding the ship right on course is a risky business. Peril looks on like a bad dream at your face, but once you take over the responsibility a good captain will always be the last to go down with the ship.
The unfolding events across the Palk Straits cannot go unnoticed here.
From about ten days ago, a huge gathering storm has all but eclipsed the clouds of volcanic ash from Iceland. It concerns the multi-million dollar mega-extravaganza called the Indian Premier League .....
"Be careful about whatever you say," he declared in his first encounter with the MPs after the April 8 parliamentary elections. In a speech to them ahead of a buffet lunch, Rajapaksa spoke plainly, when he demanded their undivided loyalty. To underscore the seriousness, he said, he had planned to play a tape recording. However, he was asked not to do so.
It is 4 p.m. and we are driving through the Hurulu Eco Park at Habarana. It had rained the previous days and both the Kaudulla and Minneriya National Parks that we had planned to visit are under water. It was good to discover that we could drive through another wild life park during our short stay at Habarana.
We hear a lot about indigenous people. Who are they? There are many
definitions by numerous international organizations interested in the subject. Indigenous people have been described as
inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to other people and to the
If you knew English, then you were able to browse content or to type web addresses on the internet.
However, if a user wanted to use the internet with a different script such as Sinhala or Tamil, then one's experience in using the Internet would not have been so smooth or so easy.