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05 May 2021
The daily number of cases testing positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka is nearing 2000. This is a worrying figure given the numbers....
01 May 2021
Renowned Sri Lankan Film Maker Lester James Peries passed away three years ago at the age of 99.
29 Apr 2021
Tremors are hardly news to Sri Lankans. Even if this statement may sound dubious there is nothing to wonder about earth tremors. Sri Lankans have little or no knowledge about earth tremors.
29 Apr 2021
With all hospitals entrusted with the care of Covid-19 patients reaching capacity, Sri Lanka is facing a critical moment of action.
28 Apr 2021
The Eastern coast of Sri Lanka has become the destination of choice for several local and foreign mineral exploration and extraction companies.
27 Apr 2021
The epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic is shifting. From China to Europe and now to neighboring India the virus is showing no mercy to its people. In Sri Lanka, even before the Sinhala and Hindu New Year festivities concluded the country exp
26 Apr 2021
All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader and ex-Cabinet Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is a prominent Sri Lankan politician, who is very often in the news for the wrong reasons.
23 Apr 2021
Even though Sri Lankan waters appear to be calm, geopolitically speaking, the waters are indeed getting rougher by the day. Months after a raging fire....
22 Apr 2021
It was a grim beginning for the new year. Amidst the festive fever of the Sinhala-Tamil Avrudu and the lull in the official business,
20 Apr 2021
Political parties including the Opposition have raised concerns over transparency and the use of Executive powers by the President to run it as a separate state
17 Apr 2021
Two days before the advent of the “Pilava” April New Year on April 12, Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala released 11 suspects who had been in custody for two years since early 2019.
10 Apr 2021
The Easter Sunday bombings of April 21, 2019 and its consequences have caused a profound impact on the body politic of Sri Lanka.
10 Apr 2021
The human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka has gathered momentum in proportions not seen earlier and available reports indicate that out of a population of 6000 Wild Elephants-recorded between 2014 until March 2021- Sri Lanka has lost 2087 Elephants and nearly 550 human lives.
09 Apr 2021
Sri Lanka commenced its COVID vaccination programme with much fanfare last January. Frontline healthcare workers....
08 Apr 2021
Last year, in November, local teachers of a leading international school in Colombo sent a petition to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over alleged discriminatory treatment being meted out to them.
06 Apr 2021
Two years after the Easter Sunday carnage people are left with false hopes and promises. Abrupt compensation schemes, commissions and reports have led to dead ends. Even after arresting 676 people in relation to the deadly series of attacks the government is yet to trace the mastermind. The blame game has continued ever since the incident and what has been revealed is termed as a ‘lapse’ in communication. Security has been beefed up ahead of Apri
03 Apr 2021
Sinhala cinema’s pioneering director Lester James Peries is the Sri Lankan filmmaker I like, admire and respect most.
02 Apr 2021
This year marks two years since the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka in which over 260 people were killed, including some tourists.
31 Mar 2021
Consumers are in a quandary wondering how they could possibly fry the kavum and kokis this festive season with the unhealthy coconut oil....
30 Mar 2021
It is a fool’s errand to make-believe that the UN Human Rights Council Resolution titled, “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”, and adopted last week would help promoting human rights in the country.
27 Mar 2021
One of the not-so-surprising decisions taken by the present Government was to withdraw from co-sponsoring the landmark United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1.
25 Mar 2021
Since the invention of the Small Pox vaccine by Dr. Edward Jenner in 1796, vaccines have saved millions of lives that would have otherwise perished because of infections.
24 Mar 2021
Sri Lanka’s tuskers are a rarity with only 7% of male elephants on the island carrying tusks. Every individual animal is precious.
24 Mar 2021
Those with a skewed walk habitually check if we are walking straight,” read the slogan detached from the Lunugala-Colombo bus....
22 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021
A section of Sri Lanka’s nature-loving fraternity gathered at the Vihara Mahadevi Park last Friday to express their concerns concerning the ongoing....
20 Mar 2021
The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the Chairman of the Commission, Supreme Court Judge Janak de Silva at the Presidential Secretariat on February 01, 2021.
19 Mar 2021
19-year-old Bhagya Abeyratne made headlines last week over a statement made during the ‘Sirasa Lakshapathi Programme’ which is aired during weekends on Sirasa Television.
16 Mar 2021
Fifty eight (58) days have lapsed since farmers in Walsapugala, a grama niladhari division in Hambantota launched a satyagraha to call upon the government to protect their paddy lands. The human-elephant conflict (HEC) is a threat they have lived with for the greater part of their lives. But this conflict has aggravated as of late with mega scale development projects which are either in the pipeline or are currently underway. This is why around 8
16 Mar 2021
On March 5, a group of journalists and a human rights activist went to Iranaimathanagar shore from which people used to go to the Iranaithivu island by boat. To find out facts behind the islanders’ protest against the burial of COVID-19 victims, the group tried to visit the island. But the group was not allowed by the Navy personnel at the Iranaimathanagar sh
06 May 2021