Sevanagala - the saga continues... The former management of the Sevanagala Sugar Factory was allowed to clear whatever stocks of production material that remained inside the complex under tight police security on Tuesday. This took place a day before the Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilised Assets Bill was passed in Parliament. Pic by Athula Devapriya
From the minute we walk in, well shy of 10 a.m. Kasunchana Wijeyawardena-Kapilasena is on her feet. Fielding phone calls and curious customers with equal courtesy, she’s very much in charge of her small domain.
The government this week ‘fast-tracked’ the take-over of 37 private assets through controversial laws but has been struggling for more than four years to restructure 23 loss-making state ventures.
Some of these enterprises were not operating for around four to seven years while others have been defunct for over seven years.
The Duchess of Cornwall doesn't want to become Queen because of the sensitivity connected with the memory of Princess Diana.
Camilla has instead made it clear she intends to be known as Princess Consort should Prince Charles outlive his mother and become King.
The Lankan cricket delegation which was on a bridge building mission to India had a fruitful round of talks with its BCCI counterparts, the Sunday Times learns.
The delegation led by Interim Committee Chairman Upali Dharmadasa and including Secretary Prakash Schaffter and .....
The Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets law or the virtual nationalization bill hatched in secrecy and then sprung on an unsuspecting business community is now in the statute book. Nothing can the opponents of this Act, especially the civic-conscious people of this country, do to undo it unless the government itself realizes the anti-democratic features latent in it and take corrective measures.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa gave his assent to the Revival of Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets Bill on Friday night. Since Parliament passed it as an urgent piece of legislation "in the national interest" on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance has been in touch with the Speaker's office to obtain the assent early.
Despite millions being spent, Sri Lanka lost its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota. The voting - 43 in favour of Australia and 27 for Sri Lanka.
The Gold Coast Bulletin (Goldcoast.com.au), the website promoting Australia, reported on a party hosted by some 160-strong Sri Lanka ......
The announcement is not about Queen Elizabeth II of England leaving Balmoral Castle, but a Sri Lankan leaving the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters in Washington DC, United States of America, and fondly made by her own colleagues.
In Ambalangoda, the southern hub of traditional art, the
puppet master Premin is well known. Premin’s father and
grandfather were both famous
puppeteers and his son is a
His four-year-old granddaughter is now on her way to becoming the next artiste of the family!
At the ACHL launch on Saturday 26 November 2011 at 9:00am at Wesley College Hall, Borella, and then followed by an Open Day from 10:30am to 4:00pm students will get a first hand opportunity of information on studying for higher education in Australia. ENTRY IS FREE!