Day: April 24, 2018

Ranjan Ramanayake rues missed opportunities for batsman Ranil Wickremesinghe

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Ranjan Ramanayake has always been an outspoken character during his career in acting as well as his time in politics. Yesterday (April 23rd) he convened a media briefing to speak about Cricket and also spoke about the actions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in cricketing terms.



Sri Lanka hopes to accelerate Chinese projects, says PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said his government will work with China to accelerate ongoing projects and attract more Chinese investment in order to promote economic and social development in the island country.



Namal teaches rugby in Kashmir, bets on sports to ‘change discourse’

Sri Lankan Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa, who is on his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, on Monday said that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir” — just as cricket changed the discourse in his country.



Driver kills 10, injures 15 plowing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said.



Celebrating Vesak in April, a joke – prelate

All other Buddhist nations, the world over, are making grand preperations to celebrate Vesak Poya Day, on May 29, and it is absurd for Sri Lanka to celebrate Vesak on April 29, Malwatte Anunayake Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Thera says.