Sunday, 26th October 2014

nation.lk :::

Partly Cloudy

28°C

Today, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Partly Cloudy

Wind: 1.61 km/h

Letters and appointments

It was only just over three decades ago that our state-owned banks commenced to issue the credit card facilities to their constituents. However, the constituents of globally renowned banks and reputed financial organizations were able to use this product for their convenience for quite some time. It all depends on the option of the credit cardholder.
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
A Provincial Councilor of the JVP had recently stated that while Japan had donated Rs.770 million to buy CT scanners and dialysis equipment according to the editorial of a national newspaper of October 03, 2014, only Rs.300 million had been used to buy six CT scanners and 50 dialysis machines mainly for the farmers of the North Central Province suffering…
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
The Minister laments when there are bunches of high level authorities, he is left alone. Not a single ‘General’, even a ‘Soldier’ present at the foundation laying for a wing at Karapitiya Hospital on August 22, 2014. This clearly shows the bureaucratic indolent attitude of the authorities, being public servants whereas the Minister is the representative of the public in…
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
The voters of our country will once again be called upon to select those who shall sit in Parliament as legislators. I suggest the following voting guidelines: Vote for the educated as against the not so educated. According to media reports out of the 225 legislators in Parliament, 142 have not passed at least the Advanced Level examination of whom…
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Your thorough analysis (5 /10/14) of Dayan Jayatillake’s proposal of Sajith Premadasa as UNP’s next Presidential candidate cannot be contested. This notion of one man’s charisma could turn tables is absolute nonsense. If so, the UNP should have won Uva or at least the Badulla District with Sajith’s triumphant return to the party fold.
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
The Urugodawatte Junction has become a 'begging hub' for different type of characters, especially women with hired children in their arms. While they become themselves vulnerable to their lives by hasting from vehicle to vehicle to beg on those wide roads they also make the motorists liable to face unwanted consequences.
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Gamini Dissanayake was assassinated along with many other UNP stalwarts by a LTTE suicide bomber just before the conclusion of a Presidential election campaign meeting at Thotalanga. His tragic death shattered all hopes and thwarted people’s dream and aspirations of their charismatic and caring leader becoming the President of the country which was inevitable...
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
Deepavali highly religious occasion symbolizing triumph of good over evil,Nearly eight hundred million Hindus world over celebrate Deepavali festival.Purely religious festival with a sense of jubilation ’n’ togetherness,To ward off darkness of evil to welcome light of fortune prosperity ’n’ happiness.
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
The Central Bank decision to force upon the banks to reduce their lending rates is primarily based on the assumption that the cost of bank borrowing is high due to the prevailing rates of interest, and thus the demand for bank funds for economic development were low. Those engage in bank lending are aware that those seeking bank funds would...
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
These days, government schools are processing applications to finalize the January 2015 intake for grade 1. An integral component of the process is an interview, where most schools still ‘request’ parents for ‘donations’ in spite of a directive by the Ministry of Education (MoE) that parents should not be ‘requested’ for ‘donations’ at the point of entering a child to…
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
The International Film Festival (IFF) organized by Sri Lanka Film Directors (Guild) for the first time, which started with high spirits together with the participation of an inquisitive audience, that included distinguished and eminent personalities as well, concluded on 02.09.2014 with great success. It was free of charge, thanks to the organizers. Chairman, Film Corporation, sincerely played a prominent role...
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
On re-reading my essay on “Sri Pada’s Amazing Chains” [in ‘Fiery Finale’], it struck me that I had made no mention of the ancient Sinhalese engineers and craftsmen who constructed and installed these chains on the forbidding slopes of the Holy Mountain during the reign of Parakramabahu the Great. This little or never recognized masterpiece of ancient Sinhala engineering...
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
Last week I had to drive my bike along School Lane, Dematagoda to reach Maligawatte around 8pm. When entering the railway bridge area, it was dark and the road seemed to be totally full of deep potholes filled with rain water. I slowed my bike and felt as if I was on a horse back galloping myself due to those…
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
The ruling clan and its media may boast that they have retained the Uva Province and everything is hunky dory, but the fact remains in their heart of hearts that they expected a much better performance. It has taken the voters in the smallest and backward province to handout a small warning to say that the masses are not asses...
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
The Floating Market (FM) specially made me float with great satisfaction as those who visit this area are now not compelled to eat totally unhygienic food items that had been prepared in this vicinity. But in the other undemolished part I saw rotten vegetables, overflowing odoros drain water and other wastes in which mosquitoes and flies multiplying themselves.
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
There are many professionals in the country who are excellent in their professional work but it is far more important when a professional pass down his experience and knowledge to younger generations for continuity and advancement of scholarship for posterity. Further to Sirinimal Lakdusinghe’s contribution to South Asian Scholarship, Professionalism, policy development and administration,
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
The interest in supplementary reading of books by students is low is the general observation and was also the observation of Mrs. Jezima Ismail, former Principal of Muslim Ladies College. The reading habit is completely gone because of computers, phones and other gadgets as expressed in a national daily interview [06.08.14] and one of the causes is mainly due to...
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
I had to keep my fingers crossed, whether this article can actually make a change to better lives of children? During the past six months we doubt, whether our children live in a safer or more secure environment? Some incidents that took place in our country, where our children are faced with unbelievable situations are given...
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
When you ask people in Estonia about Sri Lanka, what would be the first thing they say? Ceylon tea, nice sunshine and sandy beaches, cinnamon, most probably. When you ask people in Sri Lanka about Estonia, what would they say? - A small, open-minded, tech-savvy country in the Northern Europe. This is what I hope people in Sri Lanka would…
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
In recent times, mostly staff paid by the State has been engaging in frequent strikes, depriving the citizens of their due rights to services from state-owned organizations. Tagore in an address on ‘ Nationalism in the West’ had said, “what is the meaning of these strikes in the economic world, which like the prickly shrubs...
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Copyrights protected: All the content on this website is copyright protected and can be reproduced only by giving the due courtesy to www.nation.lk' Copyright © 2011 Rivira Media Corporation Ltd., 742, Maradana Road,Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. Web Solution By Mithila Kumara | All rights reserved.