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Sun, 09 Aug 2020
Seldom does one come across a brilliant writer like him, especially on Buddhist heritage who dwell into its past, the way Dr. P.G. Punchihewa has done and enlightened the reader on its celestial value so rare and accurate.
Nihal ‘s family is very closely related to me and our family in that his father George Wijesekera, former senior assistant secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration is my first cousin.
The life of Mahindasiri, known to most as Mahinda or Gala, was always a life of celebration and his demise last year was a great loss to his wife, two sons Aravinda and Dimithra, as well as to his siblings, relatives and his wide circle of friends.
“I sing to him that rests below” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
‘Tis the day, Oh! The Eighth of August,
The 98th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Malay Association (SLAMAC)was held last month at the Padang, Colombo 02. Soekarno Tunku Ousmand was re-elected President for the second consecutive year.
A young man, Raveen Perera was being welcomed into his native village on18th July 1992 to be ordained a priest in the very church where he was once baptised as a baby. Even though the Catholic bastion of Pamunugama peninsula....
Lalitha Constantine nee Goonesinha, was born on 1st October 1925. She was one of those rare women, a lady to her fingertips. I had the privilege of knowing Lalitha from the time I was a young girl as her family and my mum...
The recent United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) report titled, “Tackling the COVID-19 economic crisis in Sri Lanka...
Sri Lanka has become an unsafe place for children. Even with a National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), Women’s and Children’s Affairs Ministry and a Child Protection Unit at the Attorney General’s Department the number of child abuse cases
The attainment of Arahantship by Buddha’s Agraupastayake- chief attendant, Ananda Maha Thera, the commencement of the first Dharma Sangayana....
Kandy is one of the few cities where one could experience the ancient glory of Sri Lanka. The echoes of the drums, ceremonial rituals and the pageantry....
Kumbal Perahera of the Kandy Esala Perahera was marked with the issue of three stamps depicting three phases of the Sri Dalada Maligawa section of the Kandy Esala Perahera.
My father was a gentleman, gentleman-cricketer, gentle and kind, and a genius in his own way.
It is one year since Chandra Tennekoon bid farewell to us on July 29 last year. As his wife Ranjani and their two sons Chamath and Yathindra prepare to have a sermon followed by an almsgiving in memory of Chandra aiya, I pen a few thoughts of Chandra
I met my friend Dushan for the first time in the year 1967, when both of us joined Grade One at Nalanda. His full name was Dushan Anura de Zoysa.
Lionel Douglas Walter de Soysa de Fonseka better known as ‘Dougie’, was a proud product of S Thomas’ College, Boxer, Jockey, a Tea and Rubber Planter....
Our country Sri Lanka will yet again enter into a crucial period of her history with the forthcoming Parliamentary General Elections....
“I have had the privilege of working closely with the late General Kobbekaduwa when he was the Security Forces Commander in Wanni and subsequently at the Joint Operations Command in Colombo.
Crocodile is a reputable international lifestyle brand in the fashion industry that has achieved global recognition and preference.
Very seldom do we get the opportunity to read a book of this calibre, stuffed with ‘blue-sky’ thinking, providing even a rational explanation to the most difficult Buddhist doctrine of rebirth.
This project was initiated by Dr Sashikaran in April last year and a Medical Team from Sydney, Australia, visited Kilinochchi and made an assessment study.
Sri Lanka lost a bold leader Arumugan Thondaman on May 26 this year. He had many facets of his life as a veteran trade unionist heading the powerful Ceylon Workers....
Sri Lanka lost seven leopards within seven months of 2020. The main cause was snaring – an offence under Section 30 of the Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance.
While almost every business activity one can think of, is suffering under COVID-19, there is one that seems to be doing well, if not actually thriving.
Stop Child Cruelty Trust, an organization committed to ending cruelty against children, has launched the #JUSTSAYNO National campaign of awareness videos and petition.
‘The Lord gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!’ (Job. 1:21). It’s three months since our uncle Fr. Raveen Perera was called to rest in the Lord. We miss him very much and we as family understood that there are so many other
Lee Man-hee, Chairman of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji), sent a message to thank the Shincheonji members in Daegu who decided to donate their plasma needed in developing the COVID-19 (novel co
This is an opportunity to turn your attention within, analyse, asses and develop your personality. Achieve success at work, harmony in relationships and permanent peace.
The117th birth anniversary of renowned social worker S.T.Sinnadurai is commemorated today. He rendered a yeoman service to the Buddhist and Hindu religions and to protect the traditional Sri Lankan culture.
In 1927 a son named Charles Neville Cooray (1927 - 2020) was born to Jerome and Lucy Wijegunawardena Cooray of Ragama.Subsequently siblings Herbert and Lilian joined the Family.
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