The United States has delivered a demarche to Sri Lanka that it wants the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) discussed at the 19th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March next year.
The Ministry of Defence is to release a 161-page report titled 'Humanitarian Operation - Factual Analysis' at a formal ceremony tomorrow justifying the use of military force to defeat the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009.
Whether you love to do snorkeling or Scuba diving in exotic ocean waters or sun-bathe on palm fringed beaches, Trincomalee is the place to be. It is a land of miles of sun kissed beaches, where the world’s beautiful sun rise over the bays is just free of charge.
Hot on the heels of a stakeholder convergence in a common strategy to promote tourism, is a current discussion by the tourism sector, SriLankan Airlines, the Tea Board and the Export Development Board to maximise promoting the country through a joint campaign also using Sri Lankan foreign missions abroad.
The Sri Lanka Inter-Provincial T-20 tournament is in full steam and we see and read about the performances at individual and team level. We especially keep hearing about the heroics of young Dinesh Chandimal and also the exploits of Kumar Sangakkara – two batsmen of two age groups and two different skill levels, but both are equally effective even in the shortest version of the game.
Creative Solutions and Four Corners, which started its operations in 1999 has climbed up the ladder to become one of the leading IT players in the country,mostly due to the innovative use of modern technology to cater to the needs of customers in local and foreign markets.
The July 23 Local council elections were significant in more ways than one. One irrefutable fact in favour of the Government is that these LG elections, however flawed they may have been, were conducted in the Northern Province after nearly three decades; one having to concede that flawed elections are better than no elections.
There was a grossly bizarre aspect to the latest crisis to engulf the country's tottering main opposition United National Party (UNP) this week.
Either wittingly or unwittingly, its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe triggered off another battle for his position as party leader.
During the past week, we have seen an incongruous if not remarkably imaginative theory being propounded by government propagandists. In brief, this theory attempts to interpret the defeat of the ruling party in local government elections in the north and the east to vindicate their argument that the regime is committed to a democratic Sri Lanka.
As ‘Trail’ completed its journey from Dondra to Jaffna with the aim of raising USD 2 million to build a paediatric cancer ward for the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Sarinda Unamboowe, one of the main movers behind the effort shares his feelings about their 670km, 27-day marathon
Coins have been used
in Sri Lanka since
The chronicles, Buddhist
literature and inscriptions refer to the earliest coins known as 'kahapana' – a silver coinage which had come from India. They were rectangular pieces of silver of an average weight of 56 grams, on which were impressed various punch marks on both sides.