Greengrocer revolution -rashmi pratap

March 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm

 

  • FreshWorld founder Rajiv Rao’s carts travel the streets of Bengaluru with veggies sourced from nearby farms. GRN Soma Shekar
    BL FreshWorld founder Rajiv Rao’s carts travel the streets of Bengaluru with veggies sourced from nearby farms. GRN Soma Shekar

Gem of a house -Saraswathy Nagarajan

March 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Jacinth, on the Vellayambalam-Kowdiar road, is the home of former ambassador KPS Menon and his wife, Lalitha Menon. Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
The Hindu

Jacinth, on the Vellayambalam-Kowdiar road, is the home of former ambassador KPS Menon and his wife, Lalitha Menon. Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan

Jacinth’s elegance is its simplicity. The house has been built to suit the lay of the land

Rain lays low Konkan’s Alphonso -Alok Deshpande

March 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

OUT OF REACH: With reduced yield, prices of Alphonso mangoes may remain high.
AP

OUT OF REACH: With reduced yield, prices of Alphonso mangoes may remain high.

Farmers say Alphonso crop on 1.5 lakh hectares destroyed

Dalai Lama accepts Buddhist monks’ invitation to visit Sri Lanka

March 21, 2015 at 1:18 am

March 21, 2015, 10:13 am

BY S VENKAT NARAYAN Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, March 20: The Dalai Lama has happily accepted an  invitation from Sri Lankan Buddhist monks to visit the island-nation. This was  confirmed to The Island by Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka Ven Banagala Upatissa  Thero today.

Talking to this correspondent, Ven Banagala Upatissa Thero said:  “Yes, we invited his Holiness to visit our country. He happily accepted our  invitation. And he told us: I have been wanting to visit Sri Lanka for more than  half a century! But it has not happened so far. I am looking forward to visiting  your country.”

ASP Liyanage puts bets on MR getting UPFA nomination

March 21, 2015 at 1:15 am

March 21, 2015, 10:12 am
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Sri Lanka Labour Party Leader A.S.P. Liyanage addresses the  media at his residence in Rajagiriya on Wednesday. SLLP General Secretary Kasuni  Liyanage is also present. Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha

By Dasun Edirisinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda  Rajapaksa would work together to take forward the country and ensure the SLFP’s  victory at the forthcoming general election, Leader of Sri Lanka Labour Party (SLLP)  A. S. P. Liyanage said.

Sri Lanka requests India’s help in tracing former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s $2 billion

March 21, 2015 at 12:56 am

 

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mr afraidSri Lanka has sought India’s assistance in tracing $2 billion, allegedly stashed away in three accounts in Dubai by family members and aides of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mervyn had imported 100 ethanol barrels a month!

March 21, 2015 at 12:52 am

 

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ethaMaking a statement in parliament yesterday (19), prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said four opposition MPs had imported ethanol. Although he did not name them, unofficial sources at his office say they are Mervyn Silva, Johnston Fernando, Arundika Fernando and Lakshman Wasantha Perera.

Bribery Commission files case against MP Sajin Vass

March 21, 2015 at 12:42 am

March 21, 2015, 10:07 am

By Madura Ranwala

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or  Corruption (CIABOC), yesterday filed a case against UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin  Vass Gunawardena in the Colombo Chief Magistrate court.

The case has been filed under section 9 of the Declaration of  Assets and Liabilities Act, no. 01 of 1975.

The MP was also summoned to the Police Financial Fraud  Investigation Unit (FFIU) to be questioned over an alleged financial fraud at  the People’s Leasing and Finance Company.

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Retired Rear Admiral condemns move

March 21, 2015 at 12:38 am

Rumpus over national anthem

 

March 21, 2015, 10:06 am

The government came under fire in Parliament yesterday over  President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to allow the national anthem to be  sung both in Sinhala and Tamil.

The trouble erupted when a retired Rear Admiral Sarath  Weerasekera, MP strongly objected to the government’s decision.

UPFA parliamentarian Weerasekara said that to allow the singing  of the national anthem in Tamil was against the Constitution.

‘Conduct post-mortem on Jan. 08 drubbing before next poll’, Colombo Mayor tells SLFP

March 21, 2015 at 12:07 am

March 20, 2015, 8:02 pm
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By Shamindra Ferdinando

Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil yesterday urged the SLFP to  conduct a proper post-mortem on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s defeat at the Jan.  08 presidential election.


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