Householders bury another person’s body, thinking that it is daughter’s who was roaming with her lover!

  Householders bury another person’s body, thinking that it is daughter’s who was roaming with her lover! Parents of a house in Kalutara area had become agitated because their daughter had not turned up at their home for a number of days and had finally complained to police. What caused anxiety was that this 28…


Previously I was a teacher … a media chief — I and husband went to CHOGM at our own expenses to bring investments to our country — Gihani

Previously I was a teacher … a media chief — I and husband went to CHOGM at our own expenses to bring investments to our country — Gihani Who is this person called Gihani Weerasingha? At one time a teacher and later a temporary business manageress. Finally, ended up as an actress. How did an actress…


May Day and May Days in a political landscape like no other

In keeping with the Government’s decision to postpone May Day rallies, as they overlapped with the Vesak celebrations this week, the major political parties will have their respective rallies and conventions today and tomorrow in Colombo. JVP preparations underway at the BRC grounds for tomorrow’s celebration. Pic by Sameera Weerasekera The United National Party (UNP)…


Dearth of paediatric

Dearth of pediatric   The Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH), the national centre for paediatric heart surgery yesterday (5), criticized the Ministry of Health for not encouraging postgraduate trainees to take up paediatric cardiac surgery to fill the acute shortage at the hospital. Hospital sources said yesterday, the shortage had been severely felt by…


Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants   KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of…


Gold tax shocks jewelers as sales plummet

Gold tax shocks jewelers as sales plummet Jewellers have been hit with a drastic drop in sales due to the government’s decision to impose a heavy tax on gold and are being forced to lay off workers. Evening shadows fall on a not-so-busy Sea Street in Pettah, usually a hive of activity. Pix by Priyantha…


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