One of the rarest astronomical events occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passed directly between the Sun and Earth, a transit that will not occur again until 2117. Skygazers are seen preparing to witness the rare occasion at the Planetarium in Colombo. Pic by Saman Kariyawasam
The tussle over exchange rate policy and the depreciating rupee figured in some of the discussions a visiting mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had this week, sources familiar with the talks said.
Those are the odds that a contestant will become Australia’s next Masterchef. As the season marches relentlessly on, the odds improve but the standards get tougher, the challenges increasingly impossible.
The person who was seated in front of me did give away his inner emotions. He looked a man who was losing his patience on a subject that has been the talking point in cricketing circles for some time. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage did not like what was going on across the road from his office at Independence Square.
Around six million users of the social networking site LinkedIn have had their passwords stolen, according to technology experts.
The website, popular with businessmen and women, has confirmed that it was hacked after a file containing 6.5million encrypted passwords was published on a Russian hackers' web forum.
And so, once again the President has had to cancel a scheduled speech in Britain. It is the second time in just seven months that it has happened to him.
No official explanation has been forthcoming and the President's media outfit has been forced to do some repair work to his image by deflecting the flak.
9 years, a student of Ilma International Girls’ School was
awarded a prize for
Best Performance for Trinity College, London / Trinity Guildhall
at the prize-giving held at Bishop’s College auditorium recently.
High school students with a passion for photography are invited to submit entries for The Pixel Prize, a photography competition run by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Australian Catholic University (ACU).