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Sat, 18 Jan 2020
“Those were the days, my dearly beloved brother, when we flew around on the gossamer wings of love and laughter.” Yes, those were the wonderful and exquisite moments of our childhood and adolescence, which are etched so deeply in my heart, that t
Mr. C. Narayanasuwami, formerly of the Ceylon Civil Service (CCS) and retired senior professional of Asian Development Bank at Manila in the Philippines, launched his book titled ‘Managing Development: People, Policies and Institutions’ on Novemb
Year Twenty-Twenty dawned with hopeful rays flickering worldwide
East to West, North to South, peace and tranquility will prevail islandwide
Awaiting a bright future renewed hopes past contemplating
Rebuilding economy retardation amid peaceful t
Rev. Bro. Philip of Jesus passed away on January 3 to his eternal reward at Diyagala Boys’ Town in Ragama. Without any exaggeration, one could see him as a legend and saint. His devotion and uncompromising loyalty to the Catholic faith and religion
The remains of three Sri Lankans who studied at the Western Caspian University (WCU) in Azerbaijan – who died on January 9 due to toxic suffocation after a fire broke out in the building they occupied at Baku – were repatriated on January....
A group of Sri Lankan university lecturers representing all State universities expressed their concern over the recent attacks across India following the introduction of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA)
Most Sri Lankan theatre-goers were saddened by the news that veteran actor, playwright and a director Jayalath Manorathne had passed away on 12 January 2020. Manorathne had worked in the Sri Lankan theatre and visual media for over four decades.
A record number of elephant deaths had been reported in Sri Lanka during the past year, according to a BBC news report. Citing conservationists, the report also highlighted that it was the highest number of elephant deaths since Sri Lanka became inde
When news went round that a student at the Colombo University was severely beaten by a group of students, it didn’t take long for people to realise that this too would have been another case of ragging. Justifying suspicions, this case too was a re
Professor Dayantha Wijeyesekera has been appointed as Chairman of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) in addition to the Honorary Office of Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) by President Gotabaya Raj
According to a comprehensive parliamentary report by the Australian Government, as many as 33 boat turn-backs have been reported between December 2013 and June 2018 – they have carried a total of 810 asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka. Although Colombo
The diversity of nature is a complex system.It is this complexity that creates and adds beauty to nature. Butterflies are no exception and are an essential element of nature’s beauty. The shades of indescribable colours of butterflies make one’s
As the Australian bushfires subside and the Taal Volcano erupts south of Manila in the Philippines, the Tamil-Hindus the world over will be boiling milk and making sweetmeats paying respects to the Sun today.
On Easter Sunday morning, many in Sri Lanka woke up to the news of the terror that was unleashed within minutes at churches and hotels but for the Gunawardane family based in Maryland, USA, it was just after dinner when they received the news of the
He was Jayalath to some, Dr Manoratne to others, and Mano to us.
When television came to Sri Lanka in the 1980s, Jayalath Manoratne was one of many stage actors who made the transition to the small screen. Almost all the tele-series he took part in w
A group of forty Sri Lankan academics and renowned figures from the spheres of science and arts has signed a letter of protest against the abrupt and arbitrary attempts to relieve Dr Nadeera Rupasinghe from her dut
We know about Indian cinema, but Bangladesh remains a dark horse as far as its movie industry is concerned. The annual Bangladeshi film festival held in Colombo (Scheduled for March 2020) will go some way to put this right.
Ven. Gonaduwe Gunananda Nayaka Thera, General Secretary of the All Island Sasanarakshaka Mandalaya, has been felicitated with the honorary title of Chief Sangha Nayaka of the Western Province, Sri Lanka. The Nayaka Thera has been a stalwart of the re
The Gratiaen Trust is proud to announce that, in partnership with the John Keells Foundation which sponsored logistical expenses, and the British Council, which provided the venue, a masterclass was held recently for playwrights who have won, been sh
The following are separate stories as related by their loved ones about the Air Force trio who perished in a tragic plane crash in Haputale on January 3. The three were identified as Flight Lieutenant KD Lankapura Kulathunga....
A statue in the memory of former Speaker E.L.Senanayake was unveiled at the spacious lawn of “ E.L.Senayake Children’s Library “ in Kotugodelle Veediya, Kandy.
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day, marks Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka nine months from his Enlightenment, he visited Mahiyangana, where now stands the Mahiyangana dagoba, to restore peace, and create a state of freedom...
Duruthu Poya usually falls in January which is the first month of the calendar year and hence the observance of Duruthu Poya is the first Buddhist event of the calendar year. It was on a day like this, exactly nine months...
A number of Sri Lankan dairy farming families have been left devastated after investing in a fresh milk scheme which saw the import of dairy cattle from Australia and New Zealand. Dozens of cattle in local dairy farms have died following a government
Sri Lanka recently made it to CNN’s 20 Best Destinations to visit in 2020. This wouldn’t have been possible if it was a bare island with no heritage and no wildlife. But the fact that we are blessed with a rich biodiversity needs to be taken on a
The Annual Duruthu Perahera of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara culminates today January 9, being the final day of the annual pageant which commenced on January 7. The historic Kelaniya Duruthu Maha Perahera had its origins in the year 1927, due largely
We believe that climate change is one of the greatest threats that we, as Sri Lankans, will face in the future. Therefore, we intend to provide our readers with local and international content with the objective to educate and inspire. We would also
Singing ‘Sri Lanka Matha’ while standing to attention has always given Sri Lankans that sense of pride. Having graced many occasions since the islanders gained Independence in 1948, the song too has a history to itself.
If you had passed by Marine Drive last week, it would have been extremely hard to have missed the Christmas Tree erected right next to the Wellawatte Station. Seeing Christmas trees all around is th
Among the Hindu scriptures perhaps the Bhagavad Gita is the best known to the outside world.
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