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…


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…


MAY DAY RALLIES TODAY AND TOMORROW

MAY DAY RALLIES TODAY AND TOMORROW Political parties along with a number of Trade Unions will celebrate International Workers Day this week, marking the occasion with rallies and processions in towns across the country after the government postponed the country’s May Day celebrations to May 7 as the day clashed with Vesak this year. The…


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