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On January 12, 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court imposed a sentence of four years rigorous imprisonment on Sadda Vidda Rajapakse Palanga Pathira Ambakumarage Ranjan Leo Sylvester Alphonsu alias Ranjan Ramanayake finding him guilty of the offence of Contempt of court.
21 Jan 2021
“We are a vanishing tribe in Sri Lanka. The first paternal ancestor of my father’s family who arrived in Sri Lanka in 1774 was Pieter Scharenguivel. He was a Quarter Master in the service of the United Dutch East India Company which ruled the maritime provinces of Sri Lanka from the middle of the 17th century to 1796.
20 Jan 2021
Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Sarath Weerasekara recently proposed in Parliament that youth above 18 years should be conscripted into military service.
20 Jan 2021
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 64 vaccines are currently in clinical developmental stage while 173 vaccines are in the pre-clinical developmental stage.
19 Jan 2021
Fisherman K. N. Sujith Fernando (42) and his family with two sons and daughters lived happily until July 18, 2019 the day on which a massive sea erosion caused and sea water almost seeped into their house. Experts, envi
15 Jan 2021
In the wake of more people testing positive for COVID-19, the government has taken steps to provide the necessary facilities in the best interest....
14 Jan 2021
On January 8, the Mullivaikkal monument in the Jaffna University was demolished leading to students and residents protesting against the act. In Sri Lanka, a polarization of opinions was seen in response to this demolition. While some condemned the demolition, some saw it as an act propelling the country towards peace and reconciliation.
13 Jan 2021
Ukrainian tourists are visiting Sri Lanka at present with the involvement of the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga....
12 Jan 2021
As Ahnaf Jazeem languishes in detention for writing poems that were said to have advocated peace and harmony, many academics and human rights activists believe that arbitrary arrests on minority communities are an extension of the ethnic issue.
12 Jan 2021
There’s a new vaccine for influenza every year because the influenza virus, which is an RNA virus, and it changes rapidly
11 Jan 2021
This was unbelievable, like scenes from another disaster movie from Hollywood -- Pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol, Washington DC.....
09 Jan 2021
A news report in the Dailymirror last August stated that the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) of the Sri Lanka Army’s Special Forces has been ranked the third most dangerous Special Forces in the world by the military ranks.info. The United States Navy SEALs was ranked as the most dangerous Special Forces Unit in the World, while the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was second.
05 Jan 2021
An abundance of greeneries that come to life with birdsong and calls of the wild, punctuated with rocky outcrops highlight the Kutumbigala Sanctuary as one of the most pristine locations in the Ampara District. Home to one of the ancient Bu
04 Jan 2021
The Mahara Prison riots, incidents of custodial killings, isolated incidents such as the suspicious death of the Dutch monk, the passing of the 20th Amendment....
04 Jan 2021
As 2021 awakens, we like to hope it is a new beginning and that the gruelling days of the Covid-19 pandemic that hit us ten months ago as well as the crippling.....
02 Jan 2021
The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) is the premier political configuration representing the Tamils of North -Eastern Sri Lanka.
28 Dec 2020
28 Dec 2020
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is more a The Colombo-centred spread shows the larger number of infected persons from the 16,311....
23 Dec 2020
The clothing business in Pamunuwa, Maharagama contributes largely to the Sri Lankan economy and is sadly in dire straits. Pamunuwa is popular for ready-made garments.
19 Dec 2020
The recent announcement by Tamil Cinema Superstar Rajinikanth that he would be forming a political party to contest all 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly at the forthcoming May 2021 elections, has led to much speculation and excitement.
18 Dec 2020
In a surprise move, President’s Secretary P.B. Jayasundera on December 1 wrote to Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle instructing him to take steps....
17 Dec 2020
The mysterious death of Ajhan Jinawamsa Thera from the Netherlands gives us a reminder that things could go wrong even on a remote hermitage which most people think is the ideal place for mental progression.
16 Dec 2020
Home to a plexus of sensitive ecosystems and a birds’ paradise, Thalangama comprises the few remaining green patches in Colombo’s wetlands.
14 Dec 2020
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) made headlines recently by commissioning two women pilots to fly military aircraft – a first in the island.
12 Dec 2020
Anton Stanislaus Balasingham the political strategist of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and political adviser to Tiger leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran died 14 years ago in his South London residence.
08 Dec 2020
On November 30, between 10 and 11 I contacted a close associate of Uncle Simon, known as a ‘walking library’ of the last Yakka Generation. Here is a part of our conservation on the Yakkure - Manampitiya Road.
07 Dec 2020
The Neluwa-Lankagama-Deniyaya Road that is being built via the Sinharaja Forest Reserve – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sans a proper plan and an Environmental....
05 Dec 2020
Annual budgets announce the Government’s priorities for the domestic economy. But we cannot address the historic challenges facing Sri Lanka without considering the global context.
04 Dec 2020
Known to be one of the top five beaches in Sri Lanka, the Mawella beach in Tangalle is a two-kilometre stretch of an undisturbed marine environment surrounded by a Bay.
02 Dec 2020
As President Gotabaya Rajapaksa completes his first year in office, the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) has issued five gazettes on the sale of rice.
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