As the controversy continues over the military style training being given to new entrants to universities, a female student is seen doing some rigorous exercises while her colleagues cheer at the Army camp in Panagoda. Pic by J. Weerasekera
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Panel of Experts report on Sri Lanka will not come up for discussion when the UN's Human Rights Council meets in Geneva tomorrow (May 30), diplomatic sources told the Sunday Times.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is due to hold an inquiry shortly into Sri Lanka national cricketer Upul Tharanga being tested positive for using a banned substance during the recent World Cup tournament.
Colombo is transformed by nightfall. The streets empty of traffic as most of the city falls asleep but in smoky clubs the strobe lights begin to flash and along Galle Face, the vendors light up their lanterns.
The Central Bank is further relaxing foreign exchange regulations next month under its current policy of liberalising foreign exchange, as reserves improve and the new rules will include allowing fund transfers between NRFC accounts.
We have three powerful lecturers in Ravi Edirisinghe, Jairaj Krishnakumar and Senaka Kakiriwaragoda with 50 years of experience between them. Being practising professionals they can apply theory to practical situations.
Royal lived up to their expectations as the champion schools rugby outfit when they continued their unbeaten run in the current Singer League Under 20 competition when they edged out the much fancied Trinity College by 33 Points (2 Goals, 2 Tries, 3 Penalties) to 25 Points (2 Goals, 1 Try, 2 Penalties) in their first leg of the 67th Bradby Shield encounter played in front of a packed Bogambara Stadium.
The military parade to commemorate the second anniversary of our own 'V Day' was impressive, but coming as it did in the backdrop of protests by workers, university dons and a host of external compulsions, the Government is being accused of 'milking the issue' and falling back on the defeat of terrorism in May 2009 to give impetus to its political longevity.
In the aftershocks of External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris' visit to India last week and the disastrous Joint Statement (disastrous to Sri Lanka), President Mahinda Rajapaksa was grappling with one of the main outcomes of that statement; devolution of power.
In a miraculous coincidence, just days after the joint statement by India and Sri Lanka following External Affairs Minister GL Peiris’ visit to New Delhi, Sri Lanka’s Attorney General was heard to announce benevolently that the Government of Sri Lanka was ‘mulling’ review of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and emergency regulations promulgated under the Public Security Ordinance.
What do Martin Scorsese and Chandran Rutnam have in common? Aside from the obvious, they’re both fans of Sir Ben Kingsley. When ‘SBK’ began popping up around Colombo he was immediately recognized, but nobody was quite sure what had brought him here. Now we know it’s Chandran Rutnam’s ‘A Common Man’ – the film being hailed as the first local production to star an Oscar winner.
Naveen Danushka Kulasinghe was just
10 years old when he sat for the final Visharadha Part II examination in Violin
(eastern music) and got through with a 1st Division pass. He has been following violin lessons since he was five and a half years old.