Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao responding to a friendly gesture made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa when a top-level delegation from India met him for talks on key issues at Temple Trees yesterday. The Indian delegation led by National Security Advisor Shiv Shanker Menon also included Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar.
Fresh vegetables imported from Europe for hotels and tourist resorts will be sent to the Medical Research Institute (MRI) for laboratory tests in the aftermath of the E-coli outbreak in Europe, a senior official of the Health Ministry said.
A talented designer who looks to integrate both local and international trends in creating his own concept, Prabath’s designs under the theme of ‘Jaffna Collection’ are a celebration of the Jaffna community. Prabath says he was inspired by the Jaffna Tamil people and their choice of attire.
An email and street poll jointly conducted by the Business Times and the Colombo-based Research Consultancy Bureau (RCB) on the controversial pension scheme found a majority of the respondents rejecting the scheme.
The Board of Management of the International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS), recently promoted Ms. Nishani Kulatunga as the Campus Director of IIHS, as an appreciation of her performance, enabling her to take up more responsibilities.
What made homo-erectus stand up and walk away from the rest of the animal kingdom? What made them do that was, probably, their competitive ego and their unceasing endurance which came to them instinctively.
Ever since the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a commission of inquiry "to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events covering the period February 2002 to May 2009.....
It was with a great sigh of relief that the government saw through the turbulent events of last week. It had managed to act swiftly in defusing what could have been an explosive situation following the police shooting of the 22-year-old Free Trade Zone worker.
Extreme police brutality as manifested recently during the protests by the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) workers is nothing that one should be astonished at. This is but a logical culmination of the militarization of the Sri Lanka Police which has been steadily progressing apace during the past years. This process had, of course, accelerated with astonishing speed during the past three years.
As preparations are on to celebrate Poson poya in Anuradhapura on a grand note, the historic Thanthirimale stupa and its precincts will once again be illuminated to welcome thousands of devotees who flock to this historic temple. During the aloka pooja on June 15, 16 and 17, the Chaithya, sacred Bo tree, vihara ge and surroundings will be lit up by the Wijeya Group for the eighth consecutive year.
The crowd around him was powerful. There was no way of escape. Veediya Bandara got into deep thought. He had two options. One was to take his life (commit suicide), without surrendering to Prince Tikiri Kumara.