Beyond the classroom: The imperatives of science

Mrs. Malathi, who taught us biology but whom I never had the chance of studying under, was...


Hajj: Fifth pillar of Islam

It is noteworthy that Hajj, the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca, is celebr...


TSG hosts gala anniversary celebrations

Sri Lanka’s pioneering sustainable seafood farming company, Taprobane Seafood Group ...


Vidia - The second Indian origin Nobel Laureate

Sir Vidhyadar Surajprasad Naipaul, or Vidia as he was known to his friends, has died witho...


Evils of Translocating Wild Elephants

Sri Lanka is said to have a wild elephant population of about 6,500 although exact numbers...


A creative ‘Watercolour Exhibition’ by seven artists

“Watercolour originated in 18th century England and then  spread throughout the...


Sri Lanka Uni Women’s Federation Programmes to motivate undergraduates

The Sri Lanka Federation of University Women  ( SLFUW) is striving to open the eyes o...


An Appreciation to Beta Pereira An exceptional human being

At the very outset, let me say that it is not usual for a Son to write an appreciation of ...


Gearing to meet challenges of the century

A seed that was planted with good intentions as far back as 1895 has grown into an impress...


Capitalism, liberalism and their discontents

Economics is not an ‘easy discipline’. As a friend recently pointed out, take ...


Bambalapitiya Sri Vajirarama Dhamma School steps in to centenary year : A legacy of imparting Dhamma Education for generations

As a country that was thrice visited by Gauthama Buddha, the majority of its population ...


Implementing changes to the Kandy Esala Perahera : Up-country & low-country gap widening?

During ancient days Sri Lankans were divided as up-country and low-country each having a...


‘Great Dramatists’ of yesteryear and...their invaluable contribution to our society

The Play is the Thing, contains more anecdotes, comments, and character portraits from a...


‘DEVENA VIHAGUN’ REACHES 50 DAYS

Award winning filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s newest film ‘Devena Vihagun&rs...


Celebrated war hero now sells fish

The untold suffering and dedication of the war heroes, who were engaged in a thirty-year...


India celebrates 71 years of independence

To celebrate the 71st anniversary of India’s independence, the Indian High Commiss...


Ban on non-standard plugs: Govt. plans to minimize electricity accidents

Electricity is a vital aspect in human life. It has now become part and parcel of our da...


Special Leave to Appeal : EFL granted to challenge unlawful electric fence

When elephants are prevented from accessing natural forest land they are compelled to us...


Get us away from this predicament Ayagama landslide victims

A family of eight children, displaced during the landslide in Muniheenkanda hill that caus...


Somesasunthary Krishnakumar A Historian, Feminist and a Friend

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Being socially conscious: The theatre of tomorrow

My friend Kris, with whom I’ve agreed to disagree, argues against the notion of cult...


Disabled youth who authored several books using only his index finger

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Saudi Arabia takes a stand

A high-profile diplomatic spat has arisen between Saudi Arabia and Canada as a result of C...


Nawa Kalakaruwo Golden opportunity for new artists

Nawa Kalakaruwo, the Annual Art exhibition organised by the George Keyt Foundation and Joh...


There would have been no Buddhism in Sri Lanka: If not for Ven. Saranakara Thera

On the Esala Poya  day of 1778, two hundred and forty years ago Sangharaja Welivita A...


To my dear friend Niranjan

When shall we meet again? I wonder! You left us without a warning, when our hearts we...


A CONCERT IN MEMORY OF DAYAN

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Has human-elephant conflict taken a turn for the worse ?

The human-elephant conflict is a much talked about problem with a solution nowhere in sigh...


Drinking water thanks to Belgium N.G.O.

None will deny that the ultimate purpose of economic development is to ensure and improve ...


Bellanwila Esala Pageant reaches climax

The commemoration of the Esala phenomenon has paved the way for both Buddhists and Hindus,...


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