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Global Terrorism has led to violence, blood shed, trauma and uncertainty in people’s lives the world over. In Sri Lanka terrorists wreaked havoc when nine suicide bombers blew themselves off killing more than 250 and injuring more than 500 in their
The one cardinal rule that should be followed when one is in a hole, is to stop digging. The government of Sri Lanka does not seem to follow this simple rule in many fronts.
To be a woman security officer to Queen Elizabeth II when she arrived in Sri Lanka (the Ceylon) to declare open Elizabeth Quay was a privilege, especially for a woman police officer.
Most of us never thought that in a blink of an eye, our ABILITY to attend to the usual daily necessities could be taken away from us.
Most Television channels find that reality shows cost money since the contestants are not celebrities. But average people including children don’t have to be paid.
From having continuous bookings, that had made the usual off-season a non-entity, to a crumbling loss of its major markets, the knock-back of the approximately six hundred thousand- person involving- industry has left its scar. From tourist guides to
Relations between Sri Lanka and Iran date back to the Pre-Islamic era of the Persian Empire. In this context, the ‘Pathfinder Foundation’, has recently established the Hafez Centre for Cultural Understanding located at its headquarters at Riverpo
With President Sirisena banning chainsaws and saw mills, the entire carpentry industry is at a standstill. While it is their mode of daily income, many people criticized President’s decision. In this backdrop, the founders of ‘Nokunu - Aloka Citi
‘Satanin Satana,’ the second part of Dharman Wickremaratne’s history of the JVP’s second rebellion has followed the first with commendable speed. The first volume had so much detail that one would have believed it to be conclusive.
Following the success of the Integrity Idol Campaign held last year, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said in a media release that it was pleased to announce that the campaign would be conducted in 2019.....
Ethnic and religious polarisation has been spreading in South Asia and far in recent decades. Sadly, sections of the intelligentsia and the clergy have also been fuelling divisive nationalist forces and xenophobia.
When Indian star Aamir Khan appeared in the Conference Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) on May 15, 2019, in Beijing, China, a lot of people were taking photographs of him. Indian movies, such as Dangal have become very popular in China, accordi
It is with sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude that I wish to acknowledge the numerous emails and letters of condolence expressing your sense of solidarity and closeness, generous monetary contributions, various proposition and offers of help towa
This article is published to commemorate the 94th birth anniversary of former President, the late Ranasinghe Premadasa, which falls on June 23, 2019.
Saddened with the heart-breaking news of the 11-month-old child, who died of starvation, the Hambantota District Secretary said this is a tragedy that could have been avoided if we remained attentive to the difficulties of the poor families....
The Chandrika Kumaratunga government was not exactly promising. After clinching the biggest victory a political party has ever clinched at a presidential election in Sri Lanka, it did everything to alienate the Sinhala Buddhists.
As of late, those donning yellow robes, seemed to have crossed paths with politics. A very recent example was the speech made by Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera, the incumbent Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter...
Novels are written on diverse subjects. It’s rarely that an emerging novelist focuses on two different themes as romance and politics. ‘Mediyama Aga’, a young adult novel by Sujith Prasanga is such an example for penning a book on these two the
There is controversy over the fast unto death staged by Ven. Athureliye Rathna Thera which took place at the Sacred Maha Maluwa. This piece of land has a history and it has been thrice offered to the Temple of the Tooth (Maligawa) in recent times.
The erection of a massive Buddhist Vihara by the Sri Lanka Army in the Saptha Kannimar Kovil complex has caused hindrance to conduct religious rituals in the said Kovil. The Hindu Kovil acquired during the war is located in Vadduvagal under the purvi
The Colombo YMBA, being the premier and the largest Buddhist organization in the country, launched the Independent People’s Force with the participation of a large gathering on Saturday, June 15 at its Borella Auditorium.
Muthukumar Sandrakanthi was only 36-years old when a charging elephant took her husband’s life. He had tried to settle his family in Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, but with a conflict underway, Sandrakanthi had no time to grieve
We are all still quite stunned and dazed by the recent 4/21 tragedy which left 259 dead and 500 injured on holy Easter Sunday while attending Mass coupled with attacks on prominent five-star hotels; leaving many dead and injured; which had been well
“Law College Entrance Exam Model Essays” is a collection of twenty short essays by Sydney Marcus Dias. The book is bilingual, with each essay presented in both Sinhala and English. The essays cover topics such as: The contribution of legislation
The leaders of thirty (30) Senior Citizen Committees (SCC) in Colombo, Maligawatta, Mattakkuliya and Keselwatte Divisional Secretariats were educated on the development of their advocacy and capacity building skills by HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) recent
June 19 is the 109th birth anniversary of the late Dudley Senanayake, one of Sir Lanka’s most noble sons who died on April 13, 1973. He died not as Prime Minister.....
The 166th Upasampada ceremonies at Asgiriya and Malwatta Chapters were held recently under the patronage of Mahanayake of Malwatta Ven. Thibbotuwawa Sri Sumangala Thera.....
Born 25th June, 1946, Gone home to God 19th June, 2018, For a life so wonderful, we thank you Father....
Sri Lankans had many lessons to learn from the Easter Sunday terror attacks. One lesson was that state security isn’t something that should be taken for granted.
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