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Fri, 03 Apr 2020
“Depends on the client”- Shabeeb Muzammil
Shabeeb Muzammil, Associate Creative Director at LOOPS Solutions, said there were no legal or ethical guidelines for advertising in Sri Lanka, but only certain regulations. “In Sri Lanka, one cannot ad
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is a condition that manifests in children. A juvenile is a young person, medically defined as a child less than or equal to 16 years of age. Idiopathic means without a cause. Arthritis is a joint inflammation or a
Having experienced flares at a young age, Anya Raux was confined to crutches and was recommended bed rest. After several visits to various doctors, she was diagnosed with JIA after three months, at the tender age of 11. Two years later she is determ
“People with disabilities are very much part of the development agenda,” UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka Ritsu Nacken said at the 9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World. Delivering
The Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony organized by the Colombo YMBA for the 32nd consecutive year was successfully concluded at the Colombo YMBA main hall recently. The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Vice
During the period under the British Administration, it had been a daily habit of the elite and rich families to visit Galle Face Green in the evenings for horse rides which provide exercise and entertainment for them and their
I took all these photos except one last year, at the popular Negombo bathing spot known as Mora Wala in the Pitipana area, beyond the fisheries harbour. According to my notes, it was the fasting month for Catholics, and the sea was
Is self-sufficiency possible in milk supply? Not in my lifetime and maybe not yours too, but if…...? Yes, there is a big‘if’. Sometimes, I wonder whether the past governments were really serious in spending massive amounts of money for
Students who faced the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination in 2019 are facing a dilemma. The examination was held under two syllabi, old and new. Now the students are facing a major predicament; how will this affect this
The Sri Maha Bodhiya was brought to Sri Lanka in 289 BC and the eight brothers of Queen Vedisa (During Emperor Dharamsoka’s reign) who belonged to the Suriya-wansa, accompa
“That the man who wrote these plays wasn’t mentioned in the State Drama Advisory Board’s ‘Playwrights of the 60s’ baffles me even today.” (Sunil Mihindukula)
Nuwan Nawayanjith Kumara once identified the five pioneers of 20th century Sinha
Food control activities in Sri Lanka are being carried out by the Ministry of Health and the Director General of Health Services is the Chief Food Authority. There is a Food Administration Committee headed by him to take policy decisions on allowing
Wesley College - a Premier Christian Boys School in Colombo was founded on March 2, 1874. Every year, the Double Blue Fraternity gather to celebrate the memory of their Founder, the Rev. Daniel Henry Pereira – on Founder’s Day which is the death
With each day that passes, it seems I miss my father more; he was a man with tremendous presence, tall, incredibly handsome, compassionate, brilliant as a doctor and as a writer. It is to him that I owe my love of reading and writing which still rema
When the house of 48-year old Lalith Priyashantha, a fisherman in Negombo, area, was washed away partially in November 2018, the authorities promised to provide him lands in safer locations.
If Ranil Wickremesinghe and his cohorts in the UNP thought they could subjugate the Sajith Premadasa faction by reducing its power in the Working Committee, they couldn’t be more wrong.
The world has been imprudent in merely promoting and procuring different branches of knowledge and people are left with a barren intellect. The consequences of such negligence are immeasurable.
P. H. Nishantha Pradeep Kumara of Pethiyagoda, Kelaniya is undergoing treatment for chronic renal failure and he needs to undergo an urgent kidney transplant. At present Kumara is undergoing dialysis treatment twice a week at the cost of Rs 7850 for
Venerable Ampitiye Sri Rahula Nayaka Thera, the last of pupils of the Most Venerable Pelene Vajiragnana Mahanayake Thera, passed away peacefully on February 17, creating a deep void in the Bhikkhu Sasana.
I pen this appreciation in gratitude to the life and times of Aurasie Weerasinghe, an aunt who not only I but our entire family is indebted to, for her help in numerous ways we recall with gratefulness. Lord Buddha advocated that gratitude was one of
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10
Sri Lanka’s female domestic workers in the Middle East undergo multiple forms of abuse and harassment, much of which remains ignored or unknown. Migrant workers contribute immensely to the national economy by earning foreign exchange. In 2018, Sri
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 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
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