The manifesto that the Tamil National Alliance has presented ahead of the Provincial Council elections is an admirable improvement on previous such documents produced by that party.
‘Kellanwa rape karanna kamathi kollo’ (Boys who like to rape girls) - This was the name of a ‘closed’ Facebook group that was administered by a local user of the popular social networking site
The UN Human Rights Commissioner came and went. Those who expected a dramatic exposure from her were disappointed
After weeks of controversy, confusion and contradictory statements over the use of the chemical DCD
Gambling sparks controversy wherever it plants its seed, particularly in conservative societies such as ours where it is stigmatized as being ‘immoral’. It comes as no surprise then that the breeding grounds and....
The President says “I am not a dictator.” From this statement we presume that he has no intention whatsoever of becoming one either. This comforting news is for the people who have in recent months questioned as to why the 18th Amendment was introduced if it was not to arrogate power to
It would be a fast dying out ancient ritual, " Walli Yak Mangallaya " if the authorities do not take necessary action, as it also signifies the finale of the Kandy Esala Perahera. Its origin is entwined in myth, folklore and legend. The Kandy Esala Perahera ends with this once "Secret" ritual.
I had personally known Fr. Tissa Balasuriya, OMI since 1988 and for me it had been a friendship as well as an apprenticeship for 25 years. We had been involved in numerous conversations about diverse topics such as
I received a call a few weeks ago informing me of the passing away of Reverend Albert Edirisinghe, who I’ve affectionately known as “Thatha”a man of honesty, integrity, and a giving heart.
In a country where multiple races and religions exist it is natural to have misgivings, tensions and even the eruption of violence. It is here that the prudent leadership and intervention of community leaders is essential to minimise harm, rather than that of politicians mostly hell-bent on exploiting situations.
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