After nearly 30 years local council elections were held yesterday in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts following the defeat of the Tiger guerrillas by soldiers like this who made sacrifices. Soldier Sunil Shantha lost his leg in the final battle in Wellamullivaikkal in Mullaitivu and still serves the army. He turned up to vote at a polling booth at Nawagattegama in the Puttalam district. Pic by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinha.
Contaminated fuel stocks that ruined more than 5,000 vehicles were only part of a major three-month long consignment that will be brought to Colombo until the end of this month, and will continue to be distributed to vehicle users, ongoing investigations have revealed.
One of the most respected religious leaders who is responsible for introducing a large number of cinema artistes and filmmakers to Sri Lanka cinema, Rev. Fr. Ernest Poruthota will be in focus in this week’s ‘Alakamandawa’ television programme.
The tourism industry this week cheered a move by Sri Lanka Tourism (SLT) to finally prepare the groundwork to spend on advertising and promotion of the country in the post-war era, an issue that both sides have been at odds.
Wycherley has always been a school steeped in culture and traditions very specially connected with every religion in the country. Keeping in line with Wesak, Poson and the Sambudhathwa Jayanthi celebrations, Wycherley organized a Bakthi Gee Programme on June 10 2011 at the 'Mihilaka Medura' located in the BMICH premises.
May be it was the present financial constraints that really mooted this idea. Or it may because the new interim committee’s cricket think tank led by former Sri Lanka opening batsman Sidath Wettimuny has opted to look at the needs of the changing Lankan challenge from a different perspective.
The US Secretary of State stopping by in the neighbourhood seems to have run out of ideas. One must look out for some innovative thinking to tackle the problem of Sri Lanka's Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), she said, but it seems the US Congress, or at least one of its influential committees, has gone back to their time-tested ways of arm-twisting nations by simply voting to cut off aid to Sri Lanka.
Events across both sides of the Palk Strait, the waters that divide Sri Lanka and India, were much in focus this week.
Across the seas, the world's only super power fired a strong diplomatic salvo on Sri Lanka.
“I am really mad,” says Ena de Silva. It is the kind of timeless mad that enchants you. That you obsess over during a four-hour drive back home from Matale to Colombo. At 88, she is one of the youngest people you could ever meet, seeming to have the heart and soul of a twenty- year-old.
The queen gave her consent to the king’s idea of changing his religion. When the king informed the Nilames of the palace about this wish, they too had nothing to say against it. It soon became known in the country that King Dharmapala was going to be a Catholic. The Catholic priests were of course very happy over this.
The construction machinery division of Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) traded five units of Komatsu Motor Grader GD511A-1 machines, a world-class construction and mining equipment to Maga Neguma Road Construction Equipment Co (Pvt) Ltd recently.