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Mon, 16 Dec 2019
His face always wore a smile. He had a peaceful personality. My sweet friend, a humanitarian, who led his life with such kindness, is no more.From now on, he can be only seen in photos and video footage.
While Britain preached Human Rights to other countries and is quick to chastise them for their failings, it turns a deaf ear to all appeals that Assange requires special attention and should be treated by qualified medical....
Thus safeguarding human health from climate change impacts is more urgent than ever, yet most countries are not acting fully on their plans to achieve this, according to the first global snapshot of progress on climate change and health.
Our nation is duty bound to salute and express utmost gratitude to Sri Gangarama Viharadhipathi Ven. Dharshana Visharada Galboda Gnanissara Thera, the Chief Sanghanayake Thera of Western Province, on his 76th birthday which dawns today.
My dad was a quiet man. Many didn’t know him the way I did. So in these few words, I’d like to introduce you to the man I knew.
Al-haj Tuan Kitchil Muhajarine – family patriarch, public health inspector, respected mosque trustee – passed away in the presence of his beloved family on October 28 at 3:45 p.m.
Born to humble circumstances in Nuwara Eliya as the eldest of Abu
The 2nd International Symposium on Social Science and Humanities 2019, organized by the National Centre for Advanced Studies (NCAS) with the Higher Education Ministry, commenced yesterday under the aegis of the High Commission of India.
Excellence in Journalism Awards....
The saga of Garnier Banister Francis, the Swiss embassy employee who was allegedly abducted by unidentified men in Colombo and ‘forced to disclose embassy-related information’ under duress, could be likened to a soap opera....
A group of 24 academics from six state universities have condemned the University Grants Commission (UGC) decision to bar Jaffna University Law Department Head Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan....
HONG KONG AFP, 11 Dec, 2019- An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose “in a society that
With only hours to go until the final deadline to form a government in Israel runs out, chances of a third election within a year looked all but unavoidable on Wednesday as lawmakers continue to deadlock.
Climate-strike is the latest addition to the Collins Dictionary. Witnessing frequent, extreme weather disasters around the world combined with youth generated mass protests demanding immediate action by Governments, uphold climate change as one of th
Almost three decades ago the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) changed the landscape of human development, with the introduction of the Human Development Report and Human Development Index.
The introduction of transport Apps have made life easier for all of us. Apart from being convenient and budget-friendly, privacy and safety are top concerns for any user. Today, there are many of these services available for users including local and
My earliest memories about the veteran Sculptor Tissa Ranasinghe goes back to 1993 when I sent him a sweetened cashew parcel when he was in England. Much delighted with my gratitude to him he sent me two magazines in reward and also a letter thanking
Ever heard of “kookaavya,” a genre of Sanskrit poetry that dared to defy classical Sanskrit literary tradition epitomized by Kalidasa? Growing away from the royal courts and the exclusive confines of Sanskrit literature, “kookaavya” scandalis
We are fortunate to possess the chronicles such as Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa to voice about our history with proof corroborated by the early Brahmi inscriptions. The propagation of Buddhism in Sri Lanka took place during the reign of King Devanampiya T
When we are young, we want to ‘look good’ in the eyes of our peers and society at large. Selfish consumerism and materialism is at a very high peak these days. Most people desire money and fame, as if though that is all that’s really important.
Anula, a Hindu convert wished to enter the Bhikkuni Order. Arhant Mahinda informed his inability to do so, but, advised the King Devanam Pitatissa to send a message to Arhant Mahnda’s father, Emperor Asoka and get the services of his sister Theri S
Sri Lanka’s foreign recruitment industry plays an essential role in the country’s migrant labour sector with the industry expecting to secure jobs for Sri Lankans within conditions of safety, security and dignity. Despite these conditions, howeve
When Dr. C. W. W Kannangara introduced the Free Education Bill in 1943, two of its main components were to introduce free education to every child from kindergarten to university and a curriculum for the child’s ‘head, heart and hands.’ But, 76
The Class Heads Dinner 2019 hosted by Warden Rev. Marc Billimoria was held on November 22 at the Senior Quadrangle Building Auditorium followed by dinner at the College dining hall.
This years’ dinner which also happened to be the 4th edition of th
At “Abhina 2019” organised by the Royal College Sinhala Drama Society and held at Navarangahala on Saturday, October 27, I tried and failed to make sense of some of the skits put out for us by the participating schools. The person next to me expr
A week before the 2019 presidential polls, a 55-page report on Sri Lanka’s kidney disease epidemic was distributed to all 35 candidates. None responded to the hard-hitting findings. With a new government now in power, the jury is still out on who w
A technique that sterilises male mosquitoes using radiation will soon be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika, the World Health Organisation states.
Dam Violet Malaka Kandulu is the translation of The Purple Violet of Oshantu by Neshani Andreas, a Namibian novelist. This work by Senarath Bandara Subasinghe goes a long way to introduce contemporary African literature to Sri Lanka.
In this memoir, Dr Philip G. Veerasingam provides an informative personal and historical narrative about growing up on the tea-estates and his educational journey to becoming a medical doctor.
There was a time when they frequented the streets, happy to receive a few coins or a packet of food. Conveniently addressed as beggars, they too are a part of society.
At 2 a.m. on the 2nd of December 2019, Carl Muller breathed his last. He had been suffering from dementia that was getting progressively worse during his last years.
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