Cloud ice cream-Shabnam Minwalla

July 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm

  • A walk in the clouds: Taking in the picture perfect, rain-soaked Khasi-Jaintia Hills. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
    A walk in the clouds: Taking in the picture perfect, rain-soaked Khasi-Jaintia Hills. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
  • Cherrapunji was one of the first hill-stations built by the British in the Northeast — but many newcomers found the weather oppressive. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
    Cherrapunji was one of the first hill-stations built by the British in the Northeast — but many newcomers found the weather oppressive. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
  • Top crop: A Khasi girl waits for customers at her pineapple shop on the Guwahati-Shillong road. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
    Top crop: A Khasi girl waits for customers at her pineapple shop on the Guwahati-Shillong road. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Must holidays always involve clear blue skies and sunscreen, rather than shades of grey and gumboots? Ask the clouds in Cherrapunji

Honda to relaunch phased-out models- K Giriprakash

July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Honda Motor will relaunch the compact Jazz with new generation specs.
Honda Motor will relaunch the compact Jazz with new generation specs.
 Bangalore, July 29:

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co Ltd will relaunch most of its phased-out models and increase sourcing from India, following a record performance of its business in the country.

Flipkart raises a billion dollars, may be worth $7 billion

July 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  • Prompt delivery Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal (right) and Binny Bansal at a press conference in Bangalore. GRN SOMASHEKAR
    Prompt delivery Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal (right) and Binny Bansal at a press conference in Bangalore. GRN SOMASHEKAR

Bangalore, July 29:

Armed with $1 billion (about ₹6,000 crore) of fresh funding from a bevy of investors old and new, India’s largest e-commerce company is well positioned to fend off challenges from all comers, particularly American rival Amazon.

SLFP and JVP members cross over to the UNP in Laggala

July 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm

 

Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe visited the Laggala electorate in the Matale district as a part of the Janajaya  program of the United National Party. He engaged in religious observances at Laggala Sri Isipathanaramaya  in the morning.

Mr. Wickremasinghe said that the Rajapaksa regime has made the agriculture (krushikarmanthaya) of this  country an agri-karma (krushi-karma).

The opposition leader made these remarks at an awareness campaign for the polling booth representatives  organized at the residence of the Laggala electorate organizer and the Central Province MP Rohana Bandaranayake.

Conduct an audit regarding seized drugs, opposition asks Sri Lankan government

July 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 08:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) today asked the government to conduct an audit regarding the seized and destroyed heroin.

UNP MP Ajith P. Perera said in parliament today said that the Auditor General’s Department must conduct an audit on the seized drugs and such an audit would show if the seized drugs are passed into the hands of the drug racketeers, as the opposition had accused.

Malaysian firm to invest in a hybrid power project in Sri Lanka’s North

July 29, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 11:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 29, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s state-owned utility company Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has signed an agreement to invest in a hybrid wind and solar power project in Sri Lanka’s Northern Jaffna peninsula.

TNB, one of the largest companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, announced in a market disclosure that it signed an investment agreement with KLS Energy group to set up a 35 MW Renewable Energy Hybrid Wind and Solar Power Project in Kankasanthurai, Jaffna.

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka hopes to advance America’s interests at the UN

July 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 05:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 29, Washington, DC: The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison says, if confirmed as the Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, she will work towards advancing America’s interests at the UN.

“If confirmed, I will actively pursue our shared priority of ensuring that American taxpayer resources are used effectively to advance U.S. goals and objectives,” at the UN, Sison told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing Tuesday.

Editorial – Island.lk

July 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Cops seeking justice

July 29, 2014, 7:48 pm

A young Buddhist monk engaged in a recent undergrads’ protest in  Colombo was heard, on television, telling the riot police that the guardians of  the law who unflinchingly committed excesses to please politicians were as  helpless as university students vis-à-vis rights violations by the powers  that be. One may not approve of Buddhist monks’ participation in unruly  protests, but what that Bhikku said was true.

‘China’s development linked to global prosperity’

July 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm

 

July 29, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Forty two naval vessels that participated in Rim of the Pacific  (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercise conduct drills near Hawaii, July 25, 2014.  [Photo: Xinhua]

By Sanath Nanayakkare

‘China understands that never before has it been so closely  bound up with the rest of the world as it is today, and China’s security and  development are closely connected with the peace and prosperity of the world as  a whole, Senior Colonel Li Chenglin said at the Hilton, Colombo, Monday,  celebrating the 87th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s  Liberation Army. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa too was present at the  event.

A contradictory US diplomatic cable from Colombo

July 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

 

How the media influenced Blake to believe P’karan, 300  terrorists committed suicide on the night of May 16/17

July 29, 2014, 7:44 pm
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The army invited Defense Advisors/Attaches of seven countries,  from USA, UK, Japan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives to visit the Vanni  in December 2008 ahead of the successful assault on Kilinochchi. The visitors  represented three of the Co-Chairs to the Norwegian-led peace process, namely  the USA, UK and Japan. Among the group was US Defence Advisor, Lt. Col. Lawrence  Smith. The group is pictured receiving a briefing at a military base in the  Vanni. (Pic courtesy SLA hq)


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