" I DID NOT LIE"

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Condominiums : The next big worry

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helping Hands that Heal

In 1992, Sanjeewa Adhikari, at the age of just 20 years, suffered an accident which left h....


A manifesto against conventional theatre

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A Clinic for alcoholics at National Hospital

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TNA’s activities are not acceptable to the International Community

It is high time now for the people of Sri Lanka to challenge the authority of the Tamil ....


Looking for love in ‘God’s Land’

“I had no reputation to preserve, no status to maintain. I began to enjoy the famili....


Time to Reflect Upon

Poson Poya marks the arrival of Arahat Maha Mahinda Maha Thera in Sri Lanka along with the....


This culture of impunity should come to an end

Mr. Presiding Member, this Resolution has been moved by the Joint Opposition.   The o....


The proof of the pudding

The 2015 presidential election had a great deal to do with ethnicity. It had a great deal ....


Plastic Rice In Sri Lanka

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Experience beyond a century but still young at heart

Living over a century may seem a fantasy to many, but not to Don Edwin de Silva who turn....


Poson: A time for spiritual development

The month of Poson (June) is of special importance to Sri Lankans, particularly those fo....


A legendary friendship

Lord Buddha once addressed Ananda Thera, “Ananda, beings subject to birth, old age....


Dispelling doubts and misconceptions

The Bhikkhuni Order or the Bhikkhuni Sasana was introduced to Sri Lanka by Therani Sangh....


“Thameva Anukampaya…” (Through compassion towards you…)

“O’ great King! the flora and fauna of the air and the earth have an equal r....


The scenic beauty of Thantirimale Raja Maha Viharaya Aloka puja

The historical Thantirimale Raja Maha Viharaya, boasting a civilization that preceded th....


SOUL-An Evening of Original Music

Ever feel how your spirit lifts when you listen to music? Does music make you feel so ligh....


Upasampada

Poson Poya activities at the two Maha Vihares of Malwatta and Asgiri also indicate that th....


family living in a public toilet requests a shelter

“We are in fear because our daughter will curse us some day when she grows up and co....


The man behind the voice

I first encountered T.M. Jayaratne through the films of K.A.W. Perera. I never bothered to....


Thanthirimale Aloka Pooja Looking Back 14 Years

The Chairman of Wijeya Newspapers, who successfully conducted the Lake House Aloka Pooja a....


Britain under attack and growing terrorism in the west

As London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan said at the time, “We don’t yet know the fu....


The price of peace

“It’s sweet and fitting to die for one’s country,”  the Roman....


SL Scouts active in flood relief work

The Sri Lanka Scout Association (SLSA) the largest co-educational youth organisation in th....


Connecting people to nature

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Removing cancer causing Chromium from water

There is a disgraceful misjudgement that exists in the Sri Lankan society that always meas....


Patthana Dharma Sabhawa: The Pioneer in Abhidhamma Education

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‘Butcher of Bosnia’ now faces war crime charges

Ratko Mladic, when he commanded the Bosnian Serb army during the bitter 1992-95 Bosnian wa....


From the depths of the hearts of prisoners

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan o....


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