- Preparations finalised for May Day show of force; Sirisena says he gave approval for JO rally at Galle Face
- EU’s GSP Plus concessions may not come this year; failure to meet deadlines and pressure from Tamil Diaspora
- SLFP ministers oppose PM’s proposed law to set up wide-powered energy supply committee
by Easwaran Rutnam
Military Says Accused Soldiers Dealt With
The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti.
However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with, including the contingent commander.
by Ashanthi Warunasuriya
- A leading businessman involved in the gas industry has donated at least Rs. 10 million for JO May Day rally
- Basil Rajapaksa has said that while the whole country is now fed-up with this government, businessmen in particular have had enough
- They never expected to get Galle Face for their rally and now they are making up many stories in order to save face
By Nirmala Kannangara
A video has emerged showing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara assaulting an employee inside the west side elevator of the new secretariat building of the Police Headquarters. The assault took place at approximately 8:40 AM on April 12, 2017, according to the time-stamp on the video.
Prior to the assault the video shows the IGP extending his hand and raising his tone at several officers in the lobby, and later running in pursuit of a senior officer who ran away into the car park after seeing the IGP.
Probably raising funds for forthcoming rights issue says analysts
April 22, 2017, 6:56 pm
Indra Silva, the leading motor vehicle importer (Indra Traders) and stock market billionaire, last week sold a 3.5 percent stake of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, the country’s biggest private sector bank, for Rs. 4.3 billion with several institutional foreign investors on the buying side.
April 22, 2017, 4:58 pm
High Commissioner Amari Wijewardena with Dr. Harshi Boralessa and Ven. Bogoda Seela Wirawala of the London Vihara
April 22, 2017, 5:03 pm
Malalasekera and Mivanapalana
by Tissa Devendra
April 22, 2017, 5:03 pm
A gathering of old Ananda College classmates at Blue Water, Wadduwa some years ago. Left to right – the late WDH Perera (Dermatologist), Ranjit Santiago, Lakhi Liyanage, Nalin Vitarana, the late Mike Udabage, Lakshman Abeyagunawardene, Upali Wickramasinghe and Pundarika Perera.
April 22, 2017, 5:07 pm
Tissa Chandrasoma, the eminent Civil Servant who held several senior public service appointments including Port Commissioner, Principal Collector of Customs, Secretary to the Public Service Commission and many more in the post-Independence years wrote a series of charming essays on growing up in a remote southern village, Arachchikande, near Hikkaduwa, over hundred years ago. These vignettes, covering the early part of the 20th Century, were compiled into a book, titled Five to Eight, first published several decades ago. His two sons, Vijaya and Parakrama re-published the book beautifully illustrated with water colour paintings, a few years ago to the delight of many. Chandrasoma, who quit the coveted Ceylon Civil Service prematurely, was known to wield a facile pen quite evident in these stories, one of which is reproduced here.