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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....
Sri Lanka’s pristine beaches attract many a tourists all year round resulting in several coastal areas being transformed into popular tourist attractions.
The University of Colombo, the pioneer in higher education in Sri Lanka, will conduct a series of events on January 21, 2021 to celebrate the 100th anniversary...
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 d
Environmental destruction under political patronage is not new in Sri Lanka. Although the bio-diverse wetland in Bellanwila-Attidiya is beyond measure, and officially protected since 1990 as a bird sanctuary, it appears that its protected status is n
In a bid to thank the spirit of nature or the earth, sun and farm animals, Tamils- the farmers in particular – celebrate the Thai Pongal Festival on the first day of the month of Tamil Calendar Thai.
The Catholic church in Sri Lanka has no objective of converting others though it has increased its role in Sri Lanka’s education lately, Archbishop....
“I will not withdraw my comments, I will not apologize,” actor-turned politician Ranjan Ramanayake said as he was handcuffed and escorted away from court.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in closure of schools across the world and globally over 1.2 billion children are out of the classrooms.
COVID-19, the most significant pandemic during the lifetime of all of us is never over and it is in fact spinning even faster in many parts of the world, including Sri Lanka.
Ukrainian tourists are visiting Sri Lanka at present with the involvement of the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga....
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has largely impacted school education in Sri Lanka. Students who are preparing for the Ordinary Level (O/Ls) and the Advanced Level Examination (A/Ls) - two decisive examinations in their lives- have faced a challenging with reg
There’s a new vaccine for influenza every year because the influenza virus, which is an RNA virus, and it changes rapidly
Death came suddenly to Bishop Victor Gnanapragasam, the Apostolate Vicar of the city of Quetta, in the mountainous southwest Baluchistan region of Pakistan. Warned in travel advisories as an unsafe region, Baluchistan is often engulfed in bloody conf
‘All life is sacred because it comes from God; and that which emanates from above is blessed’
Vini Vitharana was born on 2nd June 1928 at Pallikudawa, Tangalle. He had his early education at Christ Church College, Tangalle and entered Mahinda College, Galle in 1942 from where he continued his studies until he passed his University entrance ex
I was overcome with grief when the passing away of my dear friend Dion was conveyed to me by phone on the morning of December 18, 2020.
As we mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Human Development Report (HDR) the planet is faced with grave challenges to human security and development.
Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunization campaigns. Others are scrambling to procure more doses of the vaccine for their citizens.
The nightmare of Ahnaf Jazeem, a 25 year old poet from Mannar, began in May last year when the CID arrested him because of a collection of poetry he published in 2017.
Most fun loving Sri Lankans defied health guidelines and welcomed 2021 last Friday, but the Muslim minority viewed the dawn.....
Lions Clubs International District 306 A 2 is pleased to announce that it’s Annual All-Island Essay Competition on “Prevention of Drug Abuse” will be conducted this year too.
Reflecting on the past is one of the most crucial elements when planning for the future. The latest International Relations (IR) publication in Sri Lanka....
Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with their remittances accounting for the second largest share of the country’s foreign exchange earnings....
A social worker and counsellor who came across an abused child and promptly handed her over to the police in August 2020....
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
A collective of civil society leaders and organisations, leaders of Catholic and Christians faiths, leading academics, human rights activists and concerned citizens representing a large number of minority religious groups in a joint statement have we
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....
“It was flying that attracted me while studying at S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia in the 1950s. I used to ‘cut’ school with my friend Rakitha Wickramanayake.....
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