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13 May 2021
A recent report published by a health research centre based in the United States has caused much worry for the public this past week.
12 May 2021
Globally new cases of Covid are falling, after an all-time peak through March to April this year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
06 May 2021
Soil makes up as the home to millions of insects, microorganisms, recycle matter and store water. More than 95% of the food produced in the world is from the land.
28 Apr 2021
All the global Covid-19 developments this week
22 Apr 2021
08 Apr 2021
As fun as memes are, what do they mean for our mental health? An expert has all the answers
01 Apr 2021
With an investigation underway to determine, if substandard coconut oil contaminated with high levels of carcinogenic Aflatoxin has reached consumers, the government is deliberating legal action against
the traders involved in
01 Apr 2021
With the Sri Lankan government successfully completing the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, the number of new cases reported daily appear to be on the decline. While governments around the world scramble to do the same, a new challenge emerges: New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
25 Mar 2021
Sometimes a loan obtained to save a life can end up taking another life, in the debt-stricken villages of Sri Lanka. A 24-year-old mother killed her child and committed suicide two months ago due to her inability to repay a loan of Rs. 400, 000 to a micro-finance company.
24 Mar 2021
A report by the Asian Development Bank highlights how Sri Lanka’s ambitious goals for technical education declined in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 Mar 2021
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us had wasted a lot of time thinking and bothering about the ways of contracting the disease through contaminated food, but here are some thoughts on the transmission of COVID-19 via food:
17 Mar 2021
An alleged loss of Rs. 15 billion in tax revenue following the government’s decision to slash taxes imposed on Sugar in October 2020....
11 Mar 2021
In just one night, sixteen-year-old Adithya Weliwatta stole the hearts of a nation with her performance for the blind auditions of Voice Teens, a reality TV show that kicked off in the thick of the pandemic in 2020.
10 Mar 2021
“I thought the obvious choice was Bimal,” Harini Amarasuriya recalled. “He was on the list, he was our number one. He was my choice.
06 Mar 2021
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe the April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks handed over its final report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on February 1, 2021 after an extensive inquiry lasting fifteen months.
03 Mar 2021
With increasing reports of grievous incidents of child abuse, the need for an unyielding regulatory body for the protection of children in Sri Lanka is apparent.
24 Feb 2021
Animal Coronaviruses have been known since the late 1930s and human pathogenic Coronaviruses were first discovered in humans in the mid-sixties.
20 Feb 2021
With the state’s public vaccination campaign starting this week, fears over new clusters arise, as public fail to adhere to health guidelines
18 Feb 2021
On September 21, 2020 The National Police Commission granted approval to promote a female Police Officer as Deputy Inspector General of Police. The decision paved way to the appointment of DIG Bimshani Jasin Aarachchi making her the first female DIG in the country. Many applauded and felicitated, as DIG Bimshani came with glowing recommendations owing to her work with the Child and Women Bureau of the Police Department.
17 Feb 2021
From the multiple Tsunami Appeal Matches in 2005, to the Big Appeal for the Bush fires in Australia last year and the annual Breast Cancer.....
11 Feb 2021
The landmark Declaration, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 10, 1948, reaffirms that, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, birth or other status”. Then, why are there fewer women
than men in science?
10 Feb 2021
The Health Ministry recently briefed media on several pertinent questions on the Covid-19 vaccine programme. Excerpts:
10 Feb 2021
Avant Garde Martime Services has sent the following response to the Daily Mirror article titled “Covid-19 Repatriation Mafia” published on February 4, 2020.
04 Feb 2021
Having experienced first-hand the loathsome treatment of repatriating Sri Lankans at paid Quarantine Centres, Fr. Tyrell J. Alles writes to the Daily Mirror
04 Feb 2021
The Sri Lankan Government on Tuesday announced that it would withdraw from the much-hyped agreement with Japan and India to develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo Port.
03 Feb 2021
For more than a year, the Daily Mirror reported on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to inquire into the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks.
28 Jan 2021
Two powerful businessmen have combined forces to block the main elephant corridor within the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. An elephant corridor running from Morning Side to the Dellawa, Walankanda forest through the Handapan Ella has been cleared to construct two hotels by a couple of businessmen.
27 Jan 2021
If you are on the lookout for exotic pets, rare foreign insects or even an animal tooth for a talisman, you would have to look no further than a particular stretch.....
22 Jan 2021
A controversial media law may prevent Australian users from using the tech giant’s search service
21 Jan 2021
Hype Sri Lanka is the Youth Empowerment Incubator in the country and the organization is celebrating its first year anniversary on January 25. Currently, the organization is involved in formulating a suitable Youth Policy for Sri Lanka which would highlight practical measures the government could take to design inclusive and fair recovery measures that leave no one behind.
14 May 2021