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Mon, 10 Aug 2020
Sri Lanka’s wildlife and environment are experiencing a rough patch and environmentalists have been up in arms ever since.
The late versatile artist and storyteller for our children in particular, has passed away at 93 with much sorrow for most of us.
The fate of the “strong” communist Government in Nepal is hanging in the balance due to serious internal differences and a st
Dr. S. A. Wickremasinghe, the pioneering leader of the socialist movement in our country, was elected to the First State Council of Sri Lanka representing the Morawaka Korale. Dr. Wickremesinghe was one of the founding leaders of the L
M.M.C. Wickramanayake, a legend who worked tirelessly to put Sri Lanka on the world industry map, passed away peacefully in Kandy in 2001. He died at the age of 89. July 6 marked his 108th birthday and his 19th death anniversary
The loss of biodiversity is a loss for humanity. When we re-examine our relationship to the natural world, we find that despite technological advances, we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for day to day needs.
On Friday, June 19, evening there was an online live Bharatha Natyam recital presented by versatile Thushyanthy Velauthan. The performance of this young dancer....
My beloved son Niroshan Srideva was a final year medical student of Sri Jayawardanepura Medical Faculty. The following clipping was written by Niroshan in 1994 to his beloved Spiritual Guru, Swamy Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
“At Saranath near Benaris I would almost see the Buddha preaching his first sermon and some of his recorded words would come like a distant echo to me through two thousand five hundred years. Asoka pillars of stone with their inscriptions would sp
In the snowy peaks of Himalayas and in the valleys of Ganga, Yamuna and Brahmaputra in Dambadiva the ancient Indian trees in the natural vegetation were laden with fruits and flowers during the month of Esala and it had been a festive season from tim
All over the world, governments are scrambling to preserve the arts sector in an attempt to protect culture from economic ruin. From rich to poor, their efforts make us realise what people tend to forget in the chaos caused by the pandemic....
‘Kuda Hora’ (Umbrella Thief) is a story that many have grown up with. It’s a fascinating tale of umbrella after umbrella being stolen to the consternation of not just those who lost theirs but the entire village.
At least three lawyers have faced reprisals in the days afterwards. Attorney-at-Law Mr. Roy Dilaksan’s house was reported to have been attacked by unknown persons. Another lawyer who had appeared for the same case....
Smithsonian’s National Zoo mourned the death of Shanthi; a gift received by United States from Sri Lanka back in 1976 when the elephant....
Though we are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, an uneasy calm pervades not only our country but every other country that has also....
The shortlist for the Gratiaen Prize 2019 was announced recently. The short-listed writers are, Andrew Fidel Fernando for the travelogue “Upon a Sleepless Isle”, Praveen Jayamanne for his novel “The Double Doorway”, Upali Mahaliyana
Ranil Jayawardene is Britain’s new Trade Minister. He is only 35-years old. His father is a Sinhalese, who migrated to the UK in the early 1980s....
Shelton Amarasuriya, retired Assistant Governor of the Sri Lanka Central Bank passed away last month.
In marking the Sixth International Day of Yoga which fell on 21 June, 2020, the High Commission of India organised a yoga session in collaboration with Sri Lanka Army, at the Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Army in Colombo on the same day.
Dr Jayatissa Perera (J.A.J Perera), a remarkably intelligent scientist born on 12 October 1949, was an internationally known expert for environmental pollution matters. He attended Thurstan College in Colombo (Sri Lanka) from 1962-1969 and was affect
As the first anniversary of Rajah Salgado’s passing away approaches, the thoughts of many of his family, friends and associates are turning to their memories of him. In my own case, as I was living in England from childhood, my early memories were
This is an appreciation for the life of Ven. Godwin Weerasuriya, whose demise on 25th March 2020 was a great loss to the Anglican Church. He was a devout and committed priest who served in many churches in Sri Lanka. While being in the ministry for o
COVID-19 is a crisis like no other the world has faced in recent decades, in terms of its economic impacts. The World Bank estimates that the pandemic could push about 49 million people into extreme poverty in 2020.
So far this year, six leopards in Sri Lanka have been killed due to human activities. And the count would certainly rise if authorities continue to ignore the gravity of the situation. According to wildlife conservationists, leopards frequent....
The dry zone is home to a majority of the estimated elephant population of Sri Lanka. This population is scattered in small pockets of habitats as small herds and individual elephants. Efforts to mitigate the human-elephant conflict by conservationis
British protesters seem to be on a spree to bring down statues connected with the slave trade, in the campaign Black Lives Matter the statue of Edward Colston was brought down in Bristol.
In my haste to criticise the nationalist movement for what I felt to be its selectivity, I fear I became too harsh when I drew a comparison between white America’s stereotype of African-Americans as an entrenched minority and what I took as the ten
The 90th Birth Anniversary of the Late Prof. Pundit, Dr. Sir Anton Chitral Jayasuriya, who was the founding father of Medicina Alternativa and the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, falls on the 20th June, while his demise was
This is the story of a Sri Lankan who has an outstanding career record in three continents, “Impressions of my new country.”
Of all the leaders who battled in the political arena to win power and retain power in the post-independent era, Dudley Senanayake stands...
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