Political disputes were put aside and old school ties brought together Opposition UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and party frontliner Sajith Premadasa for a Royal Parade in Colombo yesterday.
Pic by Athula Devapriya
Non Aligned Movement (NAM) nations are preparing to challenge UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over his appointment of a three-member panel to advise him on accountability issues during the final stages of the separatist war that led to the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas last year.
The European Union’s suspension of the GSP Plus preferential tariffs from August 15 this year will lead to a loss of US $ 500 million or Rs 570 billion a year, a top official in the apparel sector said yesterday.
Ranmali and Kumar have known each other since they were 16 – they first met on the set of Richard de Zoysa's and Rajiva Wijesinha’s dual productions of ‘Romeo & Juliet'.They shared the stage again for several plays, including Steve de la Zilwa’s ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) experienced a highly bizarre incident this week when 130.2 million shares of Blue Diamond (BLUEx) were traded on Thursday whereas the company has only 102.2 million shares in issue.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 3, (AFP) -Three of the 10 accused Russian spies held by the United States were ordered to stay in detention Friday, as prosecutors said two of them were the first to give up their true identities.
PMP / CAPM preparation course is a mandatory requirement to sit the PMP / CAPM credential exam. Once a person gets through the PMP or CAPM exam, credential holders have to face a big challenge to maintain their credentials.
The Sanath Jayasuriya episode is really intriguing. At one time he was the world beater who re-shaped the shorter version of the game, approach-wise. His bashing at the top of the innings even prompted the custodian of the game -- the International Cricket Conference -- to introduce new padding to the system.
An email circulating these days is that of a speech made by former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar at a dinner in London for the Sri Lankan cricket team years ago when he was en-route to the UN in New York.
United Nations Resident Representative Neil Buhne was in for a rude shock. He shot off an urgent SMS message to Economic Development Minister and Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa to ascertain whether the news was true.
I thought I must write to you because you are in the news once again, this time asking that the staff of the United Nations office in Colombo be taken hostage, until UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon dissolves the committee that he has appointed to inquire into whether Sri Lanka committed any war crimes in the final Eelam war.
They have buried two of their baby boys within the short span of two agonizing years and as they look out of their window and see the tiny graves in their garden at Dippitigala, Lellopitiya in Ratnapura, fear and uncertainty grip them.
Some of the items displayed in the Colombo National Museum are categorised subject wise.
You find several themed galleries such as arts and crafts gallery, coins and currency, arms and armaments and standards and banners gallery giving a deeper insight into Lankan heritage. Here is a closer look at these themed galleries.