Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Features

President Mahinda Rajapaksa being greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his landmark State visit to China in May 2013. Picture by Sudath Silva
Even the rest of the nations of the world which were not subject to the imperial sway were sensible of its grandeur, and looked with reverence to the Roman people, the great conqueror of nations. Thus even Scythians and Samaritans sent envoys to seek the friendship of Rome. Nay, the Seres came likewise, and the Indians who dwelt beneath the vertical sun, bringing presents of precious stones and pearls and elephants, but thinking all of less moment than the vastness of the journey which they had undertaken, and which they said had occupied four years. In truth it needed but to look at their...
Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister  Nimal Siripala De Silva
I do not think that the opposition has any chances of winning Uva Provincial Council elections by a mere gesture of holding hands on stage. The Opposition Leader and MP Sajith Premadasa held hands on stage during a recent meeting at Passara to shore up confidence in their party, but, this will not make any difference to the party’s electoral chances in the Uva Province. The UPFA has already won the hearts and minds of the people by looking in to their needs and solving their burning problems. The UPFA has served the people well. The people will not be deceived by various opposition gimmicks,...