Conflicts from disputes and terror infiltrate media coverage daily, which is increasingly throwing back the question of peace. Citizens both locally and internationally are constantly subjected to a plethora of ‘bad’ news, arising from religious intolerance to power struggles to inhumane acts against humans and animals alike. Naturally this would lead to the question of whether there is no positive news to put a smile on our faces. This has prompted the Daily Mirror to be on the lookout for more positive news stories that would bring about a smile on the faces of its readers; and so we will be bringing you a weekly page of news to bring a silver lining to the otherwise gloomy news cycle.

It is our belief that a good deed brightens a dark world.

We are on the lookout for positive and happy news from all parts of our beautiful island. Share with us the happy and heart-warming stories that you encounter in your everyday life. If something makes you smile, chances are it will make most of the Daily Mirror readers smile and bring a pleasant change from all the negativity going on around us.

Share a good deed that you have done for someone else or your community. Not only will it put a smile on someone’s face but set a good example to others, the concept of “pay it forward” has never been so important.

Saving Sri Lanka, One Plant at a Time

Global deforestation rates hit a record high in 2017 as data revealed that the world has l...


Raising money for a worthy cause

Kids can be amazing.  Born with a natural empathy and kindness, especially toward ani...


‘Project Sisila’ a success

The Rotaract Club of Centennial United (RACCU) recently concluded a project that provided ...


an open way of caring & sharing with the less fortunate…. and spreading a bit of Hope

For the busy housewife who visits the Jathika Pola regularly she may be unaware that just ...


Indian teacher buys bus to help rural children stay in school

One of the biggest issue’s facing children in developing countries is access to edu...


Voice for Voiceless Foundation: A voice for those in need

The first two faces we look at as we see light in this world are those of our parents&rsqu...


A success story with numbers

Every child has a right to go to school. But not every child is fortunate enough to study ...


Peradeniya University students help spread awareness on garbage disposal

Hundreds of viewers flock in Kandy to witness the Esala Perahera every August. Devotees wh...


Destined for love The story of a shoebox

Joana, who hailed from Quezon City in Manila, received a shoebox of gifts from an American...


My Hope UK-Lanka Foundation Dedicated to support under-privileged children in Sri Lanka

Every child has a dream to go to school. But for some this is merely a dream. If a child d...


Colombo’s first ever ‘plogging’ race a success

Plogging, defined by Wikipedia as “the combination of jogging and picking up litter&...


10 year old helps baby after surprise birth

Chloe Carrion from Virginia, USA has become a hero after her Aunt unexpectantly gave birth...


Nepal’s last ‘dancing bear’ – free at last

19 year old Rangila, the last known dancing bear in Nepal has finally been reloc...


“Trash dolphin” creates awareness on plastic pollution in Kalpitiya

180 kms away from Colombo, just outside of Kalpitiya at a nondescript turnoff towards the ...


Indonesian slum turned Rainbow Village

Tucked away in the small village of Kampung Pelangi in Semerang, Central Java is now an of...


HAPPY Clicks

Let me lead the way ...


A Kind Deed

On Saturday, August 4, kindhearted Sulochana Sandipani, with the help a small group of fri...


August is Happiness Happens Month!

What is happiness?  Pamela Johnson seems to have found the answers.  As the Foun...


Kind Hearted Lankans: Spreading smiles and hope

For some people there are all the luxuries in the world; a shelter to dwell in, food to ea...


Happy Stories

Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo risked her life to rescue a boy she watched jump off a hig...


HAPPY Clicks



Keeping the Mount Lavinia Beach beautiful

As in many Asian countries, rubbish (especially polythene) is causing areas of natural bea...


VOICE OF PEOPLE

The Mirror For Hope asked some well-known faces about things that make them happy, or why ...


Michael Ondaatje wins Golden Man Booker Prize

Sri Lankan born Canadian author Michael Ondaatje won the prestigious Golden Man Booker Pri...


Giving Alms

Last week in Colombo, a generous group of local women gave alms to the 70 young priests at...


Feeding less-fortunate mouths

Meals are important to keep us going throughout the day. But for some people in our societ...


HAPPY Clicks



FIFA World Cup 2018

With the Football World Cup now over, it’s easy to focus on the disappointments on y...


The Foundation for Civilian Bravery: Recognizing silent heroes

It takes a lot of courage to risk your own life and save another’s life. It becomes...


‘It’s My duty to save Lives’ The story of Yukio Shige

Sometimes you feel so low in your life that you have no energy to move ahead. The only opt...


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