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Hail and farewell with UNanswered questions

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka on Wednesday for what is a virtual farewell call as he completes his term of office at the helm of the 193- nation world body. According to unconfirmed reports he is now a possible contender for the Presidency of his native land, South Korea. [...]

The harmonious balancing of power

The LAWASIA conference concluded this week in Colombo, its jubilee celebrations marked with a Colombo declaration signed by the Asia Pacific Region Chief Justices calling for a further commitment to the Separation of Powers between the Executive (Government), the Legislature (Parliament) and the Judiciary (Courts). Coming as it did in Colombo in the backdrop of [...]

Port City: A ‘dragon’ in the making

The signing of the re-negotiated Colombo Port City project now re-named as the Colombo International Financial Centre was fast forwarded for last Friday. No one knows what the rush was when it was earlier scheduled for August 16. What’s in a name, one might ask; a rose by any other smells as sweet; or conversely, [...]

Food Safety Issues rise in Colombo

This newspaper’s News Desk has been following up on Public Health issues for some time, and their ongoing reports should raise concerns among Colombo residents, both the affluent, and the not-so, because of the declining standards in the monitoring of food establishments, from the humble ‘buth kades’ to the restaurants of five-star hotels. There is [...]

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