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Fri, 03 Apr 2020
Journalists under threat during elections is nothing new in Sri Lanka, but the nature of these threats is changing. The November election illustrates just how underprepared journalists....
Chances are you love (or hate) getting to know your daily step count, the flights of stairs you’ve taken each day or even the distance you’ve walked or not walked during your day. Yes, it can get you a little distressed sometimes, but let’s fac
The Animate Her series is a collection of animated interviews told through stop-motion and experimental animation which features a group of exceptional women living and working in Sri Lanka.
A group of 72 academics from eight universities has urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and all national leaders to reject violence and division, and ensure everyone’s safety, as the country prepares to mourn the victims of the Easter bombings on 21
Referring to the set of guidelines issued by the Mullaitivu District Secretariat to all non-governmental organisations working in the district asking them to focus on infrastructure development and not on soft skill training, the National Peace Counc
The International Women’s Day culminated with vibrant celebrations and appreciation toward women who have succeeded in life. And then, there are those women who represent the estate sector, farmer and fisheries communities, janitorial service, pros
When they weren’t climbing mountains or conversing with kings, the earliest foreign writers on Sri Lanka were dwelling on gems, rubies, topazes, sapphires, and moonstones. From Pliny and Cosmas to Fa Hsien, Odoric of Pordenone.....
Christianity came to South Asia in three phases: In the First phase (during First Century AD) it was brought by an unarmed preacher, St.Thomas, the Apostle. In the Second phase, between the 16th and the 19th Centuries....
It was on a Medin Full Moon Poya day that Siddhartha Gautama Buddha first visited His birthplace, Kapilavastupura, the Kingdom of His father, King Suddhodhana. For Sri Lankans, this day is of special significance because it is on this day that the mo
Worldwide, March 8 is commemorated as Women’s Day, and as we celebrate it, International Working-Class Women’s Day.
It is a day on which we reflect on our past as movement builders for social change, celebrating what we have achieved,
“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference” – Kevin Heath
World Kindness Sri Lanka, a non-profit organization aims to create awareness and build a network of support for Lennox Gastaut Synd
Children are invaluable assets to any nation. It is the rightful duty of parents to ensure their children are brought up well so he or she may successfully integrate to society and be productive individuals. Unfortunately,
“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?” - Khalil Gibran
Largely due to a lack of awareness on sexual harassment at workplace, many are ignorant of whether they have already been victims of this crime.
Being a girl is tough and for Sri Lankan lasses; it’s tougher with the societal norms and cultural restrictions. Sri Lankan girls face many issues yet those are unvoiced and unheard in the patriarchal society. A space to speak up on these issues wa
The Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) wishes to draw the public’s attention to the article by Mr. P.K. Balachandran, in his ‘Colombo Diary’ column in the Daily Mirror of February 4, 2020, headlined, “Who Took Tea Plantations to the
Being a tropical country Sri Lanka’s climatic conditions are decided by two Monsoon seasons. However this year has brought about some unusually high temperatures, just before the inter-monsoon season
There was a recent news report that the drinking water supplied by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board in Kalutara area had been mixed with saltwater as a result of sand mining. The residents in the area, claimed that
When you purchase a Treasury Bond you are in fact lending money to the Government. Conversely, Section 2 (1) (d) of the Registered Stock and Securities Ordinance No. 7 of 1937 authorises the Government to issue ‘Securities’ in the form of Treasur
The tastes and preferences of the Sinhala youth are changing, and the young Sinhala artist is making those changes happen fast. Some of the most exciting changes to impact the arts have been due to the efforts of young adolescents working with feveri
March 3 has dawn again, an important date for the descendants of the late Charles Henry and for all those who benefited through his extraordinary largesse to our nation. Through time immemorial, from my infancy, legends about him woven through the pa
The story of 37-year-old Sanjaya Sandaruwan from Wennapuwa still elicits sympathy as he struggles to reconcile with the unfortunate incident that befell upon him unexpectedly in 2010. Sandaruwan became a victim of an acid attack on October 18, 2010
D.L. Seneviratne recently presented his book ‘From Marsh to Boake – The Founding Fathers of Royal College’ to B.A. Abeyratne, Principal of Royal College. The author, a Vice-President of the Royal College Union, has with great passion traced and
Malini Ranasinghe needs no special introduction to fans of the Sinhala theatre. She was Suppa Devi in Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s celebrated drama ‘Sinhabahu’ when it made its debut in 1971.
February 18, 2020, marks the first death anniversary of Brigadier Sarath Ambowa, RWP, RSP USP (Retired) of the Sri Lanka Infantry (SLII) Regiment, who sacrificed his life for the territorial integrity of mother Sri Lanka, at a crucial stage of a ruth
‘‘On February 27, 2020, the FactCheck column classified President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement on Twitter made after the opening of the Ayati centre that 20 per cent of children in Sri Lanka are having a mental or physical disability as false
Bandulasena Prathapasinghe Ratnayake born with gifted brilliance,
Adorable, multifaceted personality, sterling qualities par excellence,
In September 2015, Sri Lanka co-sponsored United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1 and committed to fulfil a range of measures on human rights, accountability, and reconciliation. On February 27, 2020, Sri Lanka responded to an upd
The untimely demise of hearty-healer Lalani Kapuruge on November 16, 2019 is a great loss to the field of cardiology. It is not often that you come across a lady who enters this male-dominated arena of interventional cardiology and excels in the art
Soma Maha Thera was born on December 23, 1898 in Kotahena, Colombo, his father was Emmanuel Marian Pererapulle and his mother Theresa Rodrigo Babapulle, his name was Victor Emmanuel Pererapulle. He received his entire education at St Benedict’s Col
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