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Wed, 19 Feb 2020
University of Peradeniya, the premier university in the country, has deviated from the norms in order to bring about an end to inhuman ragging and instill the message in the minds of the undergraduates that their main task is to become
The Centre for Combatting Tobacco (CCT) recently introduced the trilingual mobile app ‘Tobacco Unmasked (TU) HotSpots’ to boost public participation in combating tobacco use. Colombo University Medical Faulty Dean Prof.
When many girls are questioned after OLs about their AL stream, most answers would be either Arts or Commerce. Some girls would say they would pursue Biological Sciences or bio technology streams, but very few girls would state
‘The Missing Lovers Day 2020’, an event organised by the Families of the Disappeared (FOD), was held on February 14, Valentine’s Day. It provided a platform for people who were still holding on to the love saved for their loved ones,
The third and final part of the retelling of Buddhamitra’s account of Sigiriya:
The traditional view of Kassyapa as a renegade who walled his father to death is not present in Buddhamitra’s account. The Culavamsa is emphatic on the point that Ka
In spite of the fact Sri Lanka had ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, had endorsed freedom of information legislation and had established different sorts of anti-corruption agencies, corruption is still perceived as one of the
A major part of Ceylon’s history in the first half of the 20th Century before independence, was the struggle of Sinhalese nationalists to limit the immigration of plantation workers from India.
According W.T.Jayasinghe, for
Sri Lankan Tamil Literature and Culture by K. S. Sivakumaran is the latest addition to the series of books published over the past several years. These contain the writer’s articles, literary criticism and reviews on literature...
Ravi a Senior Graphics Artist at MAS Holdings holds an exhibiiton of water colour paintings to showcase his talent. The painting will be auactioned following
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and right. They are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit
of brotherhood” -United Nations Charter, 1945....
February 13 marked the 37th year since business tycoon Upali Wijewardene went missing in his Learjet. He was the Founder Chairman of Upali Group of Companies and Chief Basnayake Nilame of Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya.
Recently, a friend of mine observed that many if not most NGOs, in their quest for values like transparency and reconciliation, embark on lavishly-funded projects which target a broad and mass audience but end up appealing to a discerning minority.
Amma Dora, the core of my very existence, left eight years ago, reducing my life to ground zero. I wasn’t loved but absolutely adored by my only affectionate guardian. I was a parasite on her in every way.
Sri Lankans take great pride in their traditions, customs and the unique way of life. Indeed, there are many things to remember and celebrate within this beautiful culture. At the same time, there is a quite uncharted dark side as well.
Dean, Director/ Professional & General Education, Faculty of Education, Horizon Campus. The 102nd birth anniversary of late Emeritus Professor J.E. Jayasuriya falls on 14th February 2020.
MCC or the Millennium Challenge Compact is to be signed between US acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation and The Government of Sri Lanka. This compact deals with....
As many as 100,212 Sri Lankans were victimized by the dengue menace last year, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology Unit. The number certainly has risen since 2018 amid various approaches taken to eliminate the
The process by which a star is born is not visible to our naked eyes. But we know that this is not an overnight process. We only see the final product shining in the night sky. Likewise, the birth of a good poet is a long drawn, arduous process not i
The students of the Russian School of Ballet and Dancing will be showcasing their talents in this year’s concert “A Ballerina’s Tale” at the BMICH Main Hall on 29th February 2020. Celebrating 19 years since its inception, the Russian School
It seems that, although Sri Lanka takes pride as a wise and moral nation, we often fail to appreciate how fortunate we are to be blessed with nature and its wonders.
Ratnapura, the land of gems, is one big mine today. As you go towards the interiors one could witness almost every tributary and main river separated by makeshift dams to aid mining activities. While a handful of these
A helpless couple living with six children in a wattle and daub hut on the top of a hill where there is no human habitation. This family lives in Ambuluwawa area in Gampola.
If you have ever parked along Galle Road, Duplication Road or connecting by-lanes, you would have noticed new parking metres. While common in certain countries for many years, parking metres were installed in Colombo in July 2017. Following numerous
February 13, 1983 became yet another day of national mourning following the sudden disappearance of the Lear Jet Plane of Philip Upali Wijewardene, a unique
Sri Lankan Entrepreneur.
If Parakramabahu I unified the country, the writing of the Culavamsa sealed his position and legacy for posterity. His legacy, unfortunately, could not be maintained for very long after his death, and the polity which he had u
Fr. Harold Panditharante was the second of seven children born to a leading family of Pitipane in Negombo on 9th March 1926. Having done his schooling at Maris Stella College and successfully passing the matriculation examination in 1943....
Flashback to the 1970s. You remember the film version of Jules Verne’s story The Light At the Edge of the World at the old Majestic Cinema, the first in the country to boast of six-track stereophonic sound when it screened movies such as Patton.
Bringing together all monks for the first-ever Buddhist congregation, the appointment of Arahants Sariputta and Moggallana by the enlightened one as his chief disciples,
It is hard for me to believe that Major Malcolm Peiris is no more. He was a much respected gentleman whom I knew for many years.
“Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away” and so was it with Tony Rajudin, as he was popularly known, when having attended the obligatory Friday prayer, kept a date with destiny on September 13 last year to bid farewell to his family and th
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