While a UN experts’ panel has made serious charges against Sri Lanka’s armed forces, these pictures show their humanitarian side. In one picture Navy personnel are seen rescuing a rare blue whale which was stuck in the shallow waters off Trincomalee this week. In the other picture, Sri Lanka Navy personnel are seen rescuing some Myanmar fishermen who were lost at sea without food or drinking water for more than a week after their vessel drifted off course.
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday lashed out at the UN experts panel report on the conduct of the Sri Lanka government and armed forces during the last stages of the war against the LTTE in 2009...
Surrounded by the bustling city of busy traffic and hurried people, Serenité Spa is surprisingly tranquil. Walking into the beautifully designed and sprawling spa, you will instantly be transported from humid and noisy Colombo into the cool and relaxing out-of-town atmosphere of the spa.
The new Employees Pensions Bill which has drawn the ire of employees, employers and trade unions, has been challenged in the Supreme Court by the Ceylon Bank Employees Union (CBEU) on a fundamental rights (FR) issue.
A leading Indian publisher Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor and Publisher of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications in Kerala, India, has been elected President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the world's largest association of newspaper publishers and editors.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday requesting the Lankan cricket authorities to reconsider their decision to recall its players from the ongoing Indian Premier League T-20 tournament.
While the two main communities in Sri Lanka were celebrating their age-old common festival welcoming their traditional New Year, in faraway New York, a report was submitted to the United Nations Secretary General that could potentially divide them again.
“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “who do you think is the least fortunate politician in our country?”
“I don’t think anyone who is a politician in our country is unfortunate, Bindu…” Bindu’s father Percy said.
When will the Government of Sri Lanka and state cum private media propagandists realize that name calling and designating dissentients as ‘traitors’ is scarcely a mature way to go about arguing one’s own case?
A single sentence on the back of Chandima Rajapatirana’s t-shirt reads ‘nothing is impossible’. As far as personal mottos go, this one suits its wearer to a tee. Diagnosed with autism and apraxia as a four- year- old, Chandima has defied the prediction of specialists.
King Mayadunne was greatly angered over the fact that the Sitawaka army had to retreat. Prince Tikiri Bandara, was almost mad and he found fault with all the commanders in charge of different
battalions. Once more, Prince Tikiri Bandara
succeeded in getting a
huge army organized.