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UNPers Meet IMF Representative

A group of UNP parliamentarians have met with the resident representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Sri Lanka, Koshy Mathai to discuss matters about the IMF and its role in Sri Lanka. UNP MPs Ravi Karunanayake, Lakshman Kiriella, Jayalath Jayawardena, Harsha de Silva and Ruwan Wijewardena had formed the UNP delegation that met [...]

Govt. Allocates Land In East For Development Projects

The government is to set aside over 10,000 acres of land in the Eastern Province for a mega development project. The lands that have been identified from among state owned abandoned lands are to be used to set up star class hotels, industries and agricultural projects. Lands Reforms Commission Chairman Nimal Punchihewa has told the [...]

Animal Rights And Sri Lanka

By Gazala Anver Sri Lanka has laws in place to prevent cruelty towards animals. Few people pay attention to this however, and animal cruelty continues. Whether it is an animal neglected, left in a cage amidst its own feces, or whether it is a big corporation minting money out of a pathetic situation, no one [...]

Brian Kerkoven Opens Up On On ‘Celeb Chat’

Celebrity fashion designer cum choreographer Brian Christopher Kerkoven takes centre stage and gets chatty on CSN’s Celeb Chat at 9:30 p.m. on Monday May 30 with host Kumar de Silva. Modelling, designing, acting, dreaming … travelling, reading watching movies, painting, incurable ‘face-booking’ and dancing are just some of the facts that make Brian Kerkoven the [...]

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CEPA Launches Photography Exhibition

Spectrums: Alternative Views on Development is a photography exhibition hosted by the Centre for Poverty Analysis, which welcomes all professional and amateur photographers to submit their work across a range of themes, including two open categories: monochrome and colour. The increasing popularity of digital media and citizenship journalism has seen more people becoming interested in [...]

Stupidity Or Cupidity?

While I have tried to resist the temptation to analyse the behaviour of a government that appears increasingly irrational, some of the chickens that are now coming home to roost present me with an irresistible urge to do so one more time! While seeking to analyse the behavior of a government that bears a striking [...]

Quick And Easy Pub Lunches At Ceylon Continental!

Guests will be guaranteed a speedy dine-in ‘Wrapsody’ at the Continental’s latest Pub Lunch promotion which began on May 23. From 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays, patrons will have a choice from varied spicy wraps and chimichangas, all of which will have distinctive, sensational tastes that are unique to the dish. Pub Lunch [...]

Reporter Bought For Money

Hulugalle’s Charge By Paneetha Ameresekere I upset Government strongman Lakshman Hulugalle (Media Centre for National Security Director General) when I met the latter at a function in Colombo on Tuesday and told him that it was I who was responsible for writing an article in  that said that Hulugalle, though having a previous conviction against [...]

Balderdash Cook Takes A Vacation: Chaos Unfolds!

These days, I’m most definitely not cut out for the role of  Domestic Goddess. My nails are all split and broken and the polish peels off. I exude an aroma of garlic and onions. It seems to have permeated my skin. The cook has taken leave for the past two weeks and it’s high time [...]

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