The sudden death of a doctor while undergoing cosmetic surgery has raised serious concerns regarding the licensing of medical specialists in the country and is an issue which requires urgent remedial measures.
The death occurred during preparation for cosmetic surgery at a private clinic by a doctor who claimed to be a “specialist”. These credentials are now being questioned:
Having lived in the shadow of the great Muthiah Muralitharan for the best part of 11 years Rangana Herath is making the most of it in the late years of his career being the spearhead of the Sri Lanka bowling attack.The victories for Sri Lanka may not be coming as fast and thick as when Muralitharan was at the height of his career.
All good things must come to an end, so the saying goes and Mahela Jayawardene truly one of the modern time greats making his farewell series appearance in Test cricket was given a memorable send off at Galle, a venue where he has accumulated the second largest number of Test runs in the history of the game.
The date for the Uva Provincial Council elections have been announced but it is clear that the poll is merely a dress rehearsal for the major national elections - presidential and general - which are both due in 2016 but are very likely to be held next year, with the presidential election taking precedence.That has thrown up the scenario of the ‘common
The curtain will come down on yet another international sporting event today with the conclusion of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Scotland’s largest city Glasgow and what have we achieved – just a solitary silver medal at weightlifting.Sri Lanka sent one of their biggest contingent of athletes to the contest – 104 (70 males and 34 females) for the 12-day event and participated...
The battle lines are being drawn for the last in a series of provincial council elections. The polls in the Uva province in September will serve as a crucial barometer to both the government and the opposition who are keen to test the political waters before the general and presidential elections.The two national elections are due only in 2016. However, there
In a move that caught many by surprise the government last week announced it was appointing three ‘international experts’ to advise the Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons. It is a step that calls into question the government’s long-term stance on the issue.The announcement itself was a low-key affair. It was attributed to an unnamed
Much of the sheen was taken off from South Africa’s 153-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Test played at Galle following the ball tampering incident that involved fast bowler Vernon Philander who admitted to the offence and was docked 75 percent of his match fee by the ICC.The incident took place on the third afternoon where umpires viewing television...
The public spat between United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Harin Fernando and ex-UNPer and now Chief Minister of the North Western Province Dayasiri Jayasekera during a television talk show last week highlights the changing trends in the local political landscape.Such incidents are not entirely new. There is the anecdote of how M. S. Themis, returned to Parliament after the 1956...
There is always a sense of sadness when a sportsman who has been in the limelight for a long time retires. When that someone is Mahela Jayawardene it becomes a sadness that is even harder to swallow. Cricket is a game of personalities and Jayawardene personified every inch of it during the 18 years he has bestrode the cricket world.
That the ‘Big Three’ as they are dubbed – India, Australia and England will no doubt take a major share of the spoils and call the shots at future International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings is plain to see from the ICC media release on July 1 that launched the tender process for the sale of media rights for ICC events for the next eight...
South African Vice-President Cyril Ramaphosa this week joined a long list of special envoys tasked with bringing about lasting peace in Sri Lanka through ethnic reconciliation and arrived in the country on Monday, generating a domestic political controversy in the process.Peace envoys for Sri Lanka have been many and have come from different continents.
The communal fires at Aluthgama may have been doused but Sri Lanka faces an uphill task in convincing the rest of the world that its ethnic issues are being redressed, as the country gears for an inquiry by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).The riots at Aluthgama could not have come at a worse time for the government
Yesterday some of the greatest cricketers descended at Lord’s Cricket Ground to celebrate the 200th anniversary of this hallowed venue in a one-day fifty-over match between the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) captained by Sachin Tendulkar, the highest run-getter in the game’s history and the Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne, dubbed the Sheikh of Tweak.
The Sri Lankan cricketers are hardly associated with the term ‘sledging’ although they have been at the receiving end of some, from opponents in the past.
The recently concluded two-Test series in England, saw the Lankan cricketers at their best chirping away at their opponents and eventually come out victorious.
Cricketers don’t demand sledging to...