Former Nepalese PM meets President Rajapaksa

Published : 12:06 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  519 views  |  

The former Prime Minister of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Thursday afternoon. President Rajapaksa hosted lunch for the Prime Minister of Nepal and the delegation that accompanied him. Senior Minister of Human Resources D.E.W. Gunasekera, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda, Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present.   The Nepal Prime Minister is expected to visit Jaffna today, 6 July, where he will participate in the Jaffna District celebration of the 70th anniversary... 

UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth in town

Published : 12:05 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  769 views  |  

The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth Ahamed Alhendawi, who is in Sri Lanka, met with the UN Country Team, the UN Communications Group and the Youth Mechanism Group of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.  Alhendawi discussed the development of youth policy in Sri Lanka and the meaningful involvement of youth in the United Nations and issues that concerns to young people.  Read More →

Viewing women

Published : 12:05 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  824 views  |  
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The ‘Women – Out of The Frame’ photographic exhibition goes beyond stereotypical imagesBy Cheranka Mendis A mother of two, Nithya is hard at work building her dream house. Standing amidst a pile of cement and sand, she grips a pipe with one hand and tries to clean the mess before her. Her other hand is lost somewhere in her sleeve, a reminder of the troubles of the past. Her arm was not the only thing taken away from her during the war. It also took away her husband and most of her male relatives. All it left behind were her two precious children and a complete mess of life.   When Selvarajah Seanthan, a Grama Niladari for the Karachci DS division in Kilinochchi District went on an... 

Communist Party celebrates 70th anniversary with pride

Published : 12:05 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  740 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary at Maharagama Youth Centre this week. It also coincided with the 80th anniversary of the anti-Imperialist Suriya Mal Movement of 1933. Speaking on the occasion Chairman of the Sri Lanka Communist Party Raja Kollure said that the Communist Party of Sri Lanka has rendered a yeoman service for the future of the country.   Comrades Dr. S.A. Wickremasinghe, Pieter Keuneman, M.G. Mendis, Ven. Udakendewela Sri Saranankara Thera and A. Vaidyalingam, the pioneering leaders of the party, who provided  them with philosophy, vision, knowledge, strength and discipline to form and build the party, were saluted. On the occasion of the 70th... 

Trinco student killings: 12 STF personnel remanded after 7-year hiatus

Published : 12:00 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,030 views  |  

The Trincomalee Magistrate has remanded 12 Police Special Task Force (STF) personal over their alleged involvement in the murder of five students in Trincomalee in 2006, the Police Media Unit said yesterday. The incident, referred to as the Trincomalee massacre, occurred when the five Tamil high school students playing by the beach were briefly detained and then shot dead. The incident drew a huge outcry among human rights groups calling on the Government to bring to justice those killed in the incident. The killing of the five students was also mentioned by Non-Governmental Organisations at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March this year. Speaking just before the Universal Periodic Review... 

Basil, Nivard to headline SEC’s Investment Day 2013 today

Published : 12:00 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  1 Comment  |  1,169 views  |  

A comprehensive and useful ‘Investment Day 2013’ organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will be held today at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre  from 9  a.m. to 5  p.m. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa will be the Chief Guest whilst Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal will be the Guest of Honour on the invitation of SEC Chairman Dr. Nalaka Godahewa. Entrance to ‘Investment Day 2013’ will be free of charge. The SEC is spearheading the event as part of its s endeavour to develop an efficient and effective capital market. The aim of this event is to provide knowledge and guidance on investing in the capital market and thereby create a shareholding... 

Harpic provides mobile toilets for public during religious festivals

Published : 12:00 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: CSR / Events  |  Leave a Comment  |  794 views  |  

Harpic, the leading toilet care brand in Sri Lanka launched its latest CSR project – the Harpic Saneeparakshaka Sewawa – a fully-fledged mobile toilet facility at the recently concluded Vesak festivities. Done for the first time in Sri Lanka, this project is aimed at providing hygienic facilities for visitors who throng to religious locations and will be found at upcoming festivals and ceremonies around the island over the next few months.  This fully-fledged mobile toilet created out of a converted twenty foot container comprises six separate units which will be accessible to the public free of charge at locations frequented by pilgrims. As Sri Lanka’s leading toilet care brand, Harpic... 

Sampath Bank holds Year 5 Scholarship seminar in Padaviya

Published : 12:00 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: CSR / Events  |  Leave a Comment  |  274 views  |  

Sampath Bank successfully concluded a Year 5 seminar at far-away Padaviya on 22 June. It was held at the Ali Wanguwa Maha Vidyalaya, a remote rural school in an under privileged area, with the participation of more than 450 students from 22 schools of the region. This was the first-ever Year 5 scholarship seminar held at Padaviya organised by Sri Lanka’s premier bank in collaboration with Neth FM. The students were most appreciative of what they learnt and were self-assured that they will be able to face well at the examination. They considered it a timely event that encouraged them to face the examination with confidence.  The parents were thankful to Sampath Bank for organising the seminar... 

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo conducts third consecutive Poson Dansala

Published : 12:00 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: CSR / Events  |  Leave a Comment  |  291 views  |  

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo hosted a Poson Dansala near the Gangaarama Temple on 23 June for the third consecutive year. The Cinnamon Lakeside team comprised approximately 90-100 volunteers from all departments who gathered on the Poya Day to assist with the task of preparing and distributing meal packets.  The associates began preparations early Sunday morning preparing 5,000 meal packets for distribution at the Dansala.  The meal packets were cooked and packed by employees at the hotel premises. The hotel’s kitchen staff took on the challenge of cooking a large quantity of yellow rice, dhal curry, brinjal moju and soya curry complimented with chili paste. A number of the hotel’s senior... 

John new JSS President

Published : 12:00 am  July 6, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  478 views  |  

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian John Amaratunga was appointed President of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS) by UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. The late Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena was its former president. Here Amaratunga and Wickramasinghe in conversation at the ceremony soon after former’s appointment – Pic by Kithsiri de Mel    Read More →