Archive for August 3rd, 2013

The Global Drug production, smuggling and distribution is worth $400 billion

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Shenali D Waduge The global drug trade contributes to higher profits than human smuggling or diamonds. Only the arms trade has a slight edge. The profits shared from drugs is distributed to those associated within the chain and include rural farmers, urban dealers, middlemen, transporters, big and small businesses and even politicos. 5% of the […]

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Asoka Weerasinghe retires as political activist in Canada on August 4, 2013

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Interviewed by Rajendra Alwis Q: I understand that you have decided to retire from political activism in Canada on August 4th. Is there any particular reason or significance to choose this date for your retirement? A: Yes indeed.  That would be the 30th anniversary of the day when I decided to stand tall for my […]

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Tamil lasses add colour to Sri Lanka Army

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

By Shanika Sriyananda in Kilinochchi Courtesy The Sunday Observer Pradeepa Murugapillai is smart in her army uniform. The black pottu on her forehead gives her a conservative look despite her wearing the knee length tight skirt and black military shoes. Girls at a daily inspection The 21-year-old girl, with only an education upto Ordinary Level and […]

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CEB engineers refuse to give in to Indian demands Proposed Sampur coal-fired power plant

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

By Ifham Nizam Courtesy Island Despite Power and Energy Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi and Ministry Secretary M. M. C. Ferdinando giving assurances that work on the much delayed second coal-fired power plant, for the country, at Sampur, would go ahead, a section of the engineers are adamant not to give into the demands of neighbouring giant, […]

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SRI LANKAN CRICKET WITHOUT MAHELA, DILSHAN AND KUMAR! -BLEAK FUTURE AHEAD UNLESS MAHELA, DILSHAN OR KUMAR RECALLED FOR CAPTAINCY

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lankan cricket is still depending on the great trio of Mahela, Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara to win matches.   On any given date, the  failure on the part of the trio to score runs create a vacuum with   the rest of the Sri Lankan batters succumb like wooden spooners.  Yesterday’s […]

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