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Literary enthusiast Menaca Calyaneratne takes us through a journey of storm, rain and sunshine with her collection of poems which has been published under the title ‘A fistful of Stars’.
Crimson Spaces, and the recent launch of its Art Gallery, is unique in its theme of blending art and interior in its host of services. Located in Horton Place, Colombo 07, the premises house both an art gallery....
One can only be amazed at how Dan Brown weaves fiction and reality together. From Digital Fortress to Origin, Brown has always kept the reader turning pages to see what the protagonist in his books, Robert Langdon would face next.
Sri Lanka entered the 21st century amid a devastating civil war which took thirty years to end. But just a decade later, Sri Lankans were exposed to another terror attack on April 21 which shattered the country’s emerging peace. Post-war, Sri Lank
The Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on the 20th of November every year, is dedicated to recognizing the joys of childhood and protecting the lives of children. It calls for International co-operation to strengthen and acknowledge the rights of
Just a few days ago Shincheonji Church of Jesus (SCJ) in the republic of South Korea held its one of the biggest theological graduation ceremonies in the world, in the South Korean province of Gyeonggi-do. Around 100,000 students graduated. 50,000 of
On November 1, the curiosity of people was aroused on seeing the ‘Dog’ robots deployed at the terminals at the Bandaranayake International Airport in Katunayake (BIA). The smart robot is attractive and will help detect Narcotics; hence featuring
Although Sri Lanka has shown progress in terms of primary care, maternal health and other indices, several areas still need to be improved. One of them is accident and emergency medical care. It is in fact identified as a demanding and complex area o
The Embassy of the State of Palestine strongly condemns in unequivocal terms the announcement issued by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the Trump administration no longer considered Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank “inconsisten
It is a well-known fact that nature is adversely impacted due to pollution caused by irresponsible acts of human beings. With the rapid industrialization, today the world is experiencing environmental pollution at an alarming rate. The fast growing c
Imagine a world where storms inundate coastal mega cities, entire species become extinct in the blink of an eye, and conflicts are fought over dwindling natural resources.
Year 2019 is of great significance as it marks ten years since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by the Sri Lankan military forces. People looked forward to enjoying peace after years of conflict and there seemed to be more fr
Greta Thunberg’s catchphrase “Our house is on fire” was never more than true than for the Australians that are currently suffering through some of the worst bushfires in history. While bushfires are an unfortunate part of life for Australians,
When it comes to Law: Civil Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Human Rights Law, Property Law are fields of law that many are aware of. Most lawyers practise in these fields too. However, when we think of media, films, literary works, musical conc
The bloodied past of the thirty-year long conflict keeps reflecting in their memories. Having lived the greater part of their lives on battlefields, engaging in what were termed as ‘humanitarian operations’ against deafening noises emanating from
The extent of State involvement in private schools cannot be understated: In the late 1860s, records and statistics tell us, the government was contributing as much as 35% of the income of these schools in the form of grants.
The Education Ordinance
In 2013, when Chanakya Jayadeva published his first book ‘Entertainment Law and Broadcasting Law for Sri Lanka, little was known of the subject in our country. It was Sri Lanka’s first. Six years down the line, he claims ownership to yet another
It may not be quite right to call Soosthi a biker movie. But, after Motorbicyle by Shameera Rangana screened in 2016, this is the second youth-oriented movie to focus on bike-riding youth, their frustrations and aspirations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the start of a programme to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low-and middle-income countries.
Bollywood films are popular worldwide, especially in South Asia. But they tend to fall foul of governments and other entities in South Asia now and then. This is partly because of the uneasy relations between India....
The Dutch clergyman was seen as a State official, with the result that Dutch schools, in spite of their emphasis on religious instruction and training, became secular enclaves: in 1760 at the Dutch Seminary....
In a Facebook post, the sister of Royal Park murder victim Yvonne Johnson has demanded answers from President Maithripala Sirisena after the President pardoned the convict over the crime committed in 2005.
I write this letter to every family and individual who is affected by the recent news of my release from prison and consider it unfair.
The much awaited dawn of Christmas and New Year is again drawing closer.
Community development is a vital process where people come together to take action on what is important for a particular community. At its heart, community development is embedded in the belief that all people should have access to health, well-being
From trolling the recently killed ISIS leader, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, to coping with successive defeats of the Sri Lankan cricket team, memes are a popular form of interaction and exchange for many netizens of the island. Current events in Sri Lanka,
The words of Dr. Albert Szert-Gyorgyi “Innovation is seeing the way everyone has seen, and thinking the way nobody has thought,” were evident at Makerfair-2019. Have you ever thought of how to drain out excess cooking oil? or a device for eye dro
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Thus were the words of the world renowned American author, Helen Keller. Why she and her quote is immensely important to this discourse is because this article addresses members of a group
Exercising one’s right to vote is the fundamental right of any citizen. With Sri Lanka’s eighth Presidential Elections just weeks away on 16 November....
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