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Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Death and dying is a subject that has evoked such deep and disturbing emotion that people generally tend to live in denial.....
We are all going through a very difficult period in time. Who would have thought that the simple joys of what makes life meaningful....
It was on a Binara Full Moon Poya Day, that the Bhikkuni Order was established by the Buddha Himself. The Bhikku Order....
Existing shortages of milk powder and certain other essential items have inconvenienced the public to the point that they are willing to buy products at any cost.
The University of Peradeniya is not an institution in a restricted environment, but an institute working for the benefit of mankind, whether in the field of education or in the advancement of science.
Born in 1929, the most venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma was a fully ordained Buddhist nun who pioneered the re-establishment of the Theravada Female Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka.
Three months have passed so swiftly, for us it seems like yesterday. Your smile, your voice your jokes they linger close to us as if though you are yet near. Looking back on all that’s left behind is a story of an era of eight decades. An exemplar
25th death anniversary of D. G. F. Walter falls on first of September. He was a leading lawyer, social worker and a writer. He passed away most peacefully on 1st September 1996 at his residence “Lucil-Lena”, Kuda Paiyagala at the age of 95. His r
My mother and I could not be more different. We were absolute opposites. She was always so elegantly and well dressed with matching accessories whereas I would opt for the casual jeans and tshirt.
Sri Lanka has lost eight leopards for 2021 and Wildlife conservationists fear whether the protected species is on a fast track towards extinction.
A project by the Ministry of Buddhasasana and Cultural Affairs is budgeted at Rs. 43 million and is expected to be completed by 2022 in two phases
Many Sri Lankans grumble that their small and powerless country is singled out for trenchant criticism at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) while bigger and more powerful countries with worse records go scot-free. But the truth is t
Several rights groups have urged Sri Lankan Government to provide visas for human rights defenders, journalists and others at risk in the crisis...
Where do I begin to write about my nephew Suresh? Suresh came into my life at a tender age, being my nephew Hishan’s college buddy....
Senior Pharmacist Ramalingam Ehamparam passed away on September 8 at a private hospital in Colombo. Born on....
It’s getting harder for everybody. People were reeling from the last lockdown, barely a month ago, when we have to go through....
Prof. Neelika Malavige delivered the 16th Annual Sujata Jayawardena Memorial Oration and chose “The Covid-19 Pandemic: The way forward through impactful research” as her topic. This was the first Sujata Jayawardena Oration which was held complete
‘Today a reader, tomorrow a leader’ said Margaret Fuller, an American journalist. To make better leaders in the future, it is important to inculcate a lifelong reading habit from a young age. At ‘Room to Read’, they help to develop and nurtur
H.J Smith came to Trinity to teach in middle school. He was in charge of a new subject called Social Studies which attempted to create awareness of the environment for our boys.
The 10th death anniversary of Deshamanya Cyril Herath fell on September 8. It is my view that he was a peerless leader who deserves to be remembered, emulated, and revered.
My father hailed from a family where he was the youngest of 3 brothers. He had virtually no recollection of his father who passed away when he was 2. His mother had to take over responsibility of managing the huge ancestral estate in Eheliyagoda comp
As part of the upcoming Children in Lockdown Arts Festival, Stages Theatre Group has initiated an island-wide virtual children’s art, installation and photography exhibition. The exhibition will focus on children’s perspectives and experiences du
My earliest and most fond memory of my father was his command for me to “wave the flag!” whenever our Boys in ‘Blue and Gold’ scored a boundary or took a wicket during those warm and sunny three days in March at the SSC. Attendance at the gam
The article “Recalling that narrow escape” of the parliament terrorist grenade attack in 1987, published in the Sunday Times on August 15, 2021, prompted me to write my own personal recollection of details of that fateful day.
Sri Lanka’s last king, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Kandy, was vilified as a cruel despot and was overthrown by the British in 1815, acting in cahoots with disgruntled local chieftains. But King Rajasinha was a creative builder, town-planner and an exe
The National Medicines Regulatory Authority- the independent authority that regulates medicine and medical devices in the country.....
A mysterious respiratory disease affecting puppies in the Central Province is resulting in the death of nearly all young pups infected....
Members of the Class of 2008 of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia (STC) recently carried out an initiative to donate COVID-19 medical supplies valued at Rs.190,000 to the National Hospital,
Restriction of public mobility at national level is the ultimate choice mulled by the government. It remained hesitant to enforce such measures, but decided on them finally. Now, quarantine curfew is in force till next Monday. The national lockdown i
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