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Green Path — Sudden Burst Of Vivid Colour

By Raisa Wickrematunge Driving down Green Path last Sunday you were greeted by a sudden burst of vivid colour. This was Kala Pola, the open air art fair by the George Keyt Foundation — a riotous mix of sapphire blues, emerald greens, pink and sunset orange stretched as far as the eye could see. Over [...]

Do Candidates Need Armed Security To Ask For People’s Votes?

by Kusal Perera (www.groundviews.org) I have read and heard of W. Dahanayake travelling to Colombo from Galle in the morning “Ruhunu Kumari” train with all those other ordinary passengers, getting off at the Kollupitiya station to go to his ministry in Union Place, when he was Co-operative Minister in the J.R. Jayawardne government. That was [...]

Godamanna & Co. Gird Up For Kiwi Peck

By T.M.K. Samat SRI Lanka will feature in Group II of the prestigious Davis Cup tournament for the first time in 10 long years when it confronts New Zealand in the three-day tie, beginning Friday, on the SLTA clay courts in Green Path. The last Group 2 appearance by Sri Lanka was way back in [...]

It’s A Battle To Stay In Davis Cup Group 2

COLOMBO plays host to another Davis Cup contest next week, the fourth this decade. Not every country gets the privilege of hosting the event; so, the fact that the SLTA has been able to stage it pretty much every other year is commendable – but not without disadvantage. Davis Cup, of course, isn’t just another [...]

Ex-CPC Chief Grilled By CID Over SF Links

By Nirmala Kannangara Former Chairman, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), Maj. Gen. Asoka Thoradeniya has been questioned by the CID for allegedly associating with defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka while in office, CPC union officials told The Sunday Leader. Thoradeniya was removed from his position soon after President Mahinda Rajapaksa was re-elected in January, for [...]

Meryl Streep Does It AGAIN In Julie & Julia

Film Review By Sumaya Samarasinghe Films about cooking have something truly magical about them, well this is just a personal opinion because I am sure many of you would never be able to sit through a feature film which is all about chopping, stirring, tasting and consuming… Way before Julie & Julia was made into [...]

Butterfly Kisses : Birth, Death And More

This maiden novel for Sri Lankan-Australian author Sharmila Jayasinghe Niriella, Butterfly Kisses tells the story of two women who find their lives inextricably linked by the complexities of events surrounding the ‘births’ of a child in Australia and Sri Lanka . The reader is left to unravel the plot that contain nuances of destiny,  coincidence [...]

2010 Masters World Cup In Brisbane, Australia

The Ceylon Indoor Cricket Association (CICA) has announced that the Masters Indoor Cricket World Cup will be held in Brisbane, Australia later this year. This is hosted by Cricket Australia which has merged with Indoor Cricket Australia with approval of the ICC.  The Masters World Cup is an event that gets priority in the World [...]

Cooked Statistics

By Paneetha Ameresekere Don’t get carried away by the inflation figures released by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS). The actual figure may be much higher than the Department says due  to a controversial mechanism adopted by the Department to calculate inflation. For instance, if the price of a commodity in the food commodities basket, which is [...]

The Lightning Thief Is So Different

It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance [...]

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