At first sight, he resembles more of a street fighter than a Christian pastor who is supposed to radiate love and compassion, with an ever-present aura of menace around him: the bushy open-ended rectangular moustache, piecing eyes, raucous tone and the pistol concealed somewhere in his abdominal region, do very little to make things appear otherwise.
On the eve of the passage of the 18th Amendment, the Mirihana police arrested the wife and two brothers of a printing press owner. The printer, who had been tasked by the UNP with printing a poster depicting President Mahinda Rajapakse in a Hitlerian guise, was not available when the police went in search of him. Baulked of their prey, the ‘guardians of the law’ took away his spouse and siblings.
In a statement to the Business Edition of the New York Times September 07 issue discussing the role of the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on eve of accepting a one hundred million dollar philanthropic donation from American billionaire George Soros
The blanket opposition expressed by the UNP and some other opposition parties to the 18th amendment is really an endorsement of the Executive Presidency and all the powers that it holds as per the current constitution. To the credit of the JVP, it is the only party that has consistently opposed the Executive Presidency itself.
With three United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians- Lakshman Senevirathne, Earl Gunasekera and Manusha Nanayakkara already declaring support for the Eighteenth Amendment of the ruling United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA), more opposition MPs are tipped to support the Bill on Wednesday’s (September 8) historic vote.
Predominantly type-I diabetes affects children. "In case of these children with type-I diabetes, when they don't get insulin it is deciding whether they will survive or they will die" said Dr Anil Kapur, President of the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) who was conferred upon the IDRF Lifetime Achievement Award last week.
Over one year has passed since the epic and annihilating victory of the SL Forces over the most bestial and formidable terrorists the world has ever known. While gratefully remembering those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle and the innocents who were killed, thankfully peace prevails everywhere.
With just a little over two months before the general election in Burma, which is scheduled for November 7, the United States joined countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia for the creation of a U.N.-led commission to investigate alleged war crimes by Burma's military junta.