Young inventor Prasan Warnakula, a 12th Grade student of Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa brought honour to Sri Lanka winning second place in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute.
Sri Lanka will scrap the 100% tax on foreigners buying land, to promote foreign investment and tourism. The Government instead plans to introduce a special land tax in the 2012 budget removing existing barriers in the sale of land to foreigners and foreign companies to develop land in any part of the country.
She made history for her country by becoming the first Miss Angola to be crowned Miss Universe.
But Leila Lopes's victory has been questioned following allegations that false documents were used to help her get into an earlier pageant, where a win effectively put her into the main competition.
One of the greatest cricketing mysteries of the twenty first century would be as to why Kumar Sangakkara, after leading his side to a Cricket World Cup final, turned his back on the crown a few hours later and decided to abdicate.
In the far corner of the waiting room in the National Eye Hospital in Colombo is a small door which opens into an Orthoptic clinic. It is one of only two in the country (the other is in Kandy) and has existed for 22 years, says Senior Orthoptist Upali Seekkubadu.
For some time now, we have been waiting with bated breath, so to speak, to see what would happen at the biennial sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which began in Geneva this week.
Internecine battles within the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), between the now liberal, metamorphosed moderate leadership and radical extremists have come into the open spilling in its wake many secrets hitherto unknown of the Marxist party.
A State has an undoubted duty as well as a right to defend itself against present as well as imminent threats. It is understandable therefore to look askance at complaints by former cadre of the Liberation .....
His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” John 2: 2-3 (NIV)
According to the orders that came from Goa, Kotte was abandoned. King Don Juan and his chiefs were brought to Colombo. Leaving the city of Kotte could be considered as the final blow to the king.
Time passed. Kotte was
Functioning for the past thirteen years as a higher education institute that effectively moulds students to successfully take on the corporate world, Australian College of Business and Technology( ACBT) has earned the reputation for a tried and tested quality education.