There has long been speculation that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will throw his hat into ring at the next Presidential race. Most felt that the Viyathmaga and Eliya movements formed under his leadership were just stepping stones for his larger ambition to be President. But it does not seem so. At least, if one were to take the comments made by Basil Rajapaksa, seriously.
Most Sri Lankans and indeed many others, cannot begin the day without a hot “cuppa” which sets the tone for the hours ahead. And when you want a steaming cup of hot tea, there is only one option: Ceylon Tea.
Its election time once again, with Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya announcing that the Local Government Elections will be held on February 10, next year. The gazette setting out the date will be issued on December 26, he told a media briefing.
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,