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22 Jan 2021
A controversial media law may prevent Australian users from using the tech giant’s search service
21 Jan 2021
Hype Sri Lanka is the Youth Empowerment Incubator in the country and the organization is celebrating its first year anniversary on January 25. Currently, the organization is involved in formulating a suitable Youth Policy for Sri Lanka which would highlight practical measures the government could take to design inclusive and fair recovery measures that leave no one behind.
20 Jan 2021
Tea plantation workers in Sri Lanka have long been demanding a salary hike to make their income on par with labourers of other sectors....
20 Jan 2021
As news broke out about Public Security Minister (Rtd) Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara’s proposal for military training for Sri Lankan youth....
13 Jan 2021
“I will not withdraw my comments, I will not apologize,” actor-turned politician Ranjan Ramanayake said as he was handcuffed and escorted away from court.
07 Jan 2021
Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunization campaigns. Others are scrambling to procure more doses of the vaccine for their citizens.
06 Jan 2021
Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with their remittances accounting for the second largest share of the country’s foreign exchange earnings....
06 Jan 2021
A social worker and counsellor who came across an abused child and promptly handed her over to the police in August 2020....
30 Dec 2020
We asked our readers, what the year 2020 meant for them
24 Dec 2020
As dozens of Covid-19 remedies continue to circulate on social media, a traditional medicine physician has come forward with allegations that indigenous medicine is now ridiculed thanks to the actions of a few quacks.
23 Dec 2020
Fifty-year-old mother of three, Fathima Shakeela died on December 14 while undergoing treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital.
17 Dec 2020
Massive plumes of grey smoke wafted from a fire which broke out at the Hulftsdorp Supreme Court complex in Colombo on Tuesday evening (December 15). The smoke which engulfed the country’s Apex Court caused public alarm with Police top brass as well as the Attorney General himself visiting the site immediately.
16 Dec 2020
The journey to becoming a graduate is certainly not easy in a country like Sri Lanka. If you pass the GCE Advanced Level exam with a high Z-score......
10 Dec 2020
Deepa Mehta’s ‘Funny Boy’, a Canadian drama film shot in Sri Lanka, is to be released on Netflix today. Based on acclaimed writer Shyam Selvadurai’s book of the same title, the coming-of-age film follows a young Tamil boy who explores his sexuality.
09 Dec 2020
Massive crowds thronged Hettimulla, Kegalle last morning, upon receiving the news that a ‘cure’ for Covid-19 would be distributed free of charge.
03 Dec 2020
Following last week’s announcement by Education Minister G.L. Peiris in Parliament on the Government’s decision to acquire the controversial Batticaloa Campus, the Auditor General had informed and issued certain directives to the Attorney General’s Department regarding the campus.
02 Dec 2020
A violent protest erupted in one of the country’s largest high security prisons on Sunday, as gunfire rang out and some parts of the prison set ablaze.
26 Nov 2020
In November 2019, in the run up to the Presidential election, Sri Lanka debated the need for menstrual equity, in a bid to pursue the female vote. Exactly one year later, sanitary products and women’s rights are back in spotlight, only this time, the matter was taken up in Parliament during the Budget debate.
26 Nov 2020
Sri Lankan born Dr. Dinesh Palipana was recently named as Queensland’s Australian for the year 2021. The state’s first quadriplegic medical graduate and medical intern, Dr. Palipana was honoured at a special ceremony held in Brisbane.
20 Nov 2020
Ramal Christopher Sahabandu is a child with Cerebral Palsy, in other words, Ramal is a child with limitations and special needs.
18 Nov 2020
According to the World Health Organisation air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year. To put things in perspective....
11 Nov 2020
Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, thousands of Sri Lankan migrant workers are left with no job, no money and no way out.
05 Nov 2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic was initially described by many as a “great equaliser”, the societal and individual impacts it has on vulnerable sections of the society are not equal. If anything, it has thrust our society’s inequalities into sharp focus.
04 Nov 2020
More than two years since stating its intent to conduct a franchise-based T20 tournament, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) are now close to seeing the Lanka Premier League (LPL) becoming a reality.
31 Oct 2020
Further negligence could lead to detrimental situations including the rise of unusual and untimely deaths
28 Oct 2020
In Sri Lanka, where the death toll has been relatively low, does Covid-19 qualify as a disaster? We ask the expert
22 Oct 2020
State forest land in Mamaduwa, Vavuniya has been set ablaze for the third time, environmentalists allege. The State land estimated to be over 100 acres has been set on fire for the third time within weeks, which has led to the destruction of several hectares of forest plains. Following several inquiries, Vavuniya Police and area Forest Department officials who visited the area observed that fire had been set by a few locals on October 16 and 17.
21 Oct 2020
Since the discovery of several employees infected with the coronavirus at Brandix Apparel Limited, a list of personal data....
19 Oct 2020
In Sri Lanka, the pandemic caused an unusual interest in vehicles and vehicle imports. What is the big deal about
15 Oct 2020
A group of volunteers during a clean-up of the Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve has stumbled upon a patch of buried fabric labels bearing the name of a leading global apparel brand, H&M.
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