Who was behind the arrest of Makandure Madush?

The arrest of 40-year-old Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush ....


“Free” English and Theravada programmes for Buddhist clergy

The introduction of Mahayana Buddhism imposed various challenges on Theravada Buddhism alt....


The night Beatles went Jazz… By “Music Watch”

“Beatles go Jazz” concerts are nothing new to the world. It was however, audac....


Nirmali (de Silva) Fernando My Mother at my ‘Alma Mater’

It was exactly half a century ago, last month, January 1969, that Nirmali de Silva came in....


Golden Night 2019 Annual dinner dance of Old Anandians group of 75-80

The 75-80 group of Old Anandians  will be having their Annual Dinner Dance ‘Gol....


Like a Phoenix she rose from the ashes of despair to soar

‘I am going to a city where roses never fade’ and ‘Heaven is a wonderful....


Odissi Dance Recital

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting Ms....


Demolition and development

Mankind has made progress over the centuries. However, most if not all progress made ....


Reflections on Sri Lanka’s two nationalisms

Depending on how you see it, Sri Lanka is either a nation of many cultures or a culture of....


Right of reply: National Government: Committee Stage Amendments to 19th A

The following is a reply penned by eminent Lawyer President’s Counsel Dr. Jayampathy....


EXHIBITION

‘A CROSS SECTION,’ an exhibition of contemporary Sri Lankan art to mark the ....


Have we done enough for Lester?

Sri Lankans who watched the state funeral accorded to Lester James Peries (LJP), the fil....


Sinharaja suffers from tourist development

When you put away all the modern conveniences for a few days to step into a rainforest, ....


‘PCs and the silence of the federalist lambs’

This refers to the article written by Malinda Seneviratne (MS) on the above subject publis....


Sri Lanka after 70 Years of Independence

Sri Lanka celebrated its 71st Independence Day last week. We remember this day with pride ....


Sri Lanka’s National Security Think Tank: Ranked in the Global Think Tank Index

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the Unive....


Eminent Southern Planter with Humane Qualities

Reginald Lionel Perera, who was RL and Reggie to many, was a very distinguished personalit....


Fostering innovation and invention J’pura University celebrates diamond jubilee

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) celebrated the diamond jubilee since its esta....


‘Marriage Matters’ by Tanya Ferdinandusz Guide to a happy and long-lasting marriage

The writer of Ecclesiastes once said, “Be warned my son... of making many books ther....


Sena Dayananda Tribute to a gentleman par excellence

It is with profound sadness that I pen this article about Kandyan Fireworks Chairman Sena ....


Russian diplomatic service celebrates 470th anniversary

On February 10 each year, the Russian diplomatic service celebrates its professional holid....


Global expert in water management visits SL

Dr. Roberto Lenton, one of the world’s foremost experts in water management, is in S....


Stinking Beira suffering due to broken sewage line

Known to be one of the iconic landmarks in Colombo, the Beira Lake has added much attracti....


Salary dispute in tea estates Workers’ demands discarded like tea stains

Tea workers’ salaries are revised once in two years. The two-year Collective Agree....


Ginnen Upan Seethala Flawed but Important

‘Ginnen Upan Seethala’ (The Frozen Fire) is a movie that was asking to be ma....


an illustrated memoir at the Wendt

For more than 20 years, British artist Robert Sedgley has been visiting Sri Lanka; and i....


Iranian revolution: A revolution in essence

Iran completes forty years to its revolution this month. The 40-year history of the Isla....


Didn’t British rulers leave anything to our benefit ?

Before the British Rulers came to Sri Lanka, we were under the Portuguese and the Dutch. T....


Bharathanatyam exponent from India’s Aparna Nithyanand

The High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting young Bharathanatyam exponent fro....


Tiny poems bring larger pictures

In Thamil they call this kind of poems Kurum Paa, meaning shortest verse or poem. They cou....


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