People coming to Colombo from other areas are being registered at a mobile service of the Defence Ministry in a bid to keep track on those arriving in the city. Here police officers are seen registering people near the Bo-tree close to the Pettah Central Bus Stand.
Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte.
The controversial tussle within Sri Lanka Tourism has gone overboard with the key issue being promotions or in fact the lack of it, causing clashes at the top. This led to its Chairman Dr. Nalaka Godahewa submitting his resignation on Thursday from three of the four institutions headed by him at the time, informed sources said.
For Delon Weerasinghe, going grocery shopping is not unlike setting out on a treasure hunt. Many of the ingredients he keeps in his small pantry aren’t easily available and an adventurous spirit is a prerequisite for cooking with them.
Porn star Sunny Leone may have made news ever since she entered as a contestant on Bigg Boss but, quite surprisingly, her presence in the mainstream media has not led to the kind of debate that her credentials make necessary.
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe made an important statement on what is commonly referred to as the 'National Question' in Parliament this week (Our Political Editor deals with this in detail), compelling a response from the Government which has otherwise been prevaricating at worst, and ambivalent at best on the subject.
The move to kick start a "reconciliation process" is headed for failure after the government ignored pre-conditions set by the United National Party (UNP). As a result, there will neither be a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to formulate a political package to address Tamil grievances nor direct negotiations between the government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). At least not for the moment.
In 1996, Bijoy Jain and Geoffrey Bawa met twice in one day, the first time by chance, the second by design. Between those two meetings, Bijoy’s appearance changed dramatically – he had shaved his long hair off completely and was now bald.
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