SL- Korea ties entering new phase of cooperation – Ambassador
President Rajapaksa's state visit to South Korea,
the first visit by a Sri Lankan Head of State after 16 years, is
expected to serve as a milestone, opening a new chapter in the Sri
Lanka-Korea relations. The two leaders will discuss ways and means
to upgrade cooperation between the two countries in every field.
Attention would be especially placed in increasing Korean
investment, expanding developmental cooperation and promoting
employment of Sri Lankan workers in Korea.
French Presidential run-off begins shaken by far-right score
Duelling left-right rivals Francois Hollande and
Nicolas Sarkozy launched the race for the French Presidential
run-off on Monday, a race shaken up by the far-right's record
first-round score. Socialist Hollande and the right-wing Sarkozy are
to face off in a May 6 second round, but the big surprise of
Sunday's first round was the record score for anti-immigrant, anti-EU
flag-bearer Marine Le Pen.
Sai Baba - the greatest adventure in the Kaliyuga
What is the philosophy Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba upholds? What is the path he advocates? Billions and billions
of devotees who came to Puttaparthi for his Dharshan from all parts
of the world, found it hard to believe that he is Divine, because he
too behaved like a human being. The vast Sai literature available is
somewhat useful to understand this sweet Lord who was in human form,
but still it will also leave us confused unless we experience him.
It is not right to make attempt s to categorise him into any
Coastline railway reaches milestone
The upgrading of the coastline railway from
Matara to Kalutara by IRCON, a company affiliated to the Indian
Railway is another milestone in the development of the railway
network. Commuters will have a carpet ride free from bumps, sways
and jerks. ABC base, 200mm of ballast, concrete sleepers and long
welded rails were the basics of the upgrading.