Sri Lanka’s latest showpiece, the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Centre for Performing Arts, seen in its full glory and a blaze of light after it was declared open by the President. Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed that the implementation of Sri Lanka’s National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) should be carried out only with government funds and not funds from a UN agency.
The LLRC had made an inadvertent omission from its final report presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and tabled in Parliament on Friday, its Chairman C.R. de Silva PC told the Sunday Times yesterday.
DOHA, QATAR - Hearing in a public petition filed by an umbrella of US labour unions challenging the Sri Lankan government’s failure to allow unions within the export processing zones and outside, resumes in Washington next month, officials said.
S.H. Fernando – Skiz to his friends – has spent years quietly amassing a following on his blog and youtube channel. Online at www.riceandcurry.wordpress.com, he serves up an eclectic mix of reviews and recipes. On youtube, this amateur cook stars in the self-produced series ‘Pan Asian’ where he dishes up some of his favourite recipes for an audience.
In the pre-2011 Cricket World Cup era, both Australia and Sri Lanka were the top of the pops in the cricket rankings and also were two of the sides to beat. Their winning percentages were high and the teams were clicking like clock work in all three departments of the game.
Anxious and worried, the whole family is in disarray, for the daughter or son is having headaches.
Parents fear the worst, even though it is a common condition, MediScene understands, and only in rare instances that such headaches may be due to a serious issue.
More talks on the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) began last week just after President Mahinda Rajapaksa, returned from attending the Asia Pacific Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia
Stripped of all ambiguities, the moral question regarding state accountability for civilian casualties during the last stages of the war between government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was whether the government deliberately pressed ahead with its military offensive despite knowing full well the terrible toll that it would take.
Sigmund Freud would have had something to say about this.
On November 23, 2001 and living somewhere far away from Sri Lanka, I must have been in a strange and nostalgic mood or someone must have slipped a mind-mending drug into my cheap drink, because on this day I wrote a highly sentimental, cringe-worthy and embarrassingly silly article for my web page.