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Sun, 25 Jul 2021
July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence commenced in Jaffna in the early hours of the morning and began spreading to Colombo in the later hours of the evening on the same day.
Against the backdrop of the arrest of trade union and political activists who demonstrated against the proposed General Sir John Kotelawala National Defence University Bill, the main Opposition, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) launched a picketing campa
Political and other leaders need to remember what they do or fail to do will have a positive or negative effective on the younger generation and generations to come.
A man tells his wife that he thinks their electronic items are spying on them. “Nonsense,” said the wife. The man laughed. His wife laughed. Siri laughed. Alexa laughed.
Upcoming singers singing the songs of veteran artistes at reality shows has produced mixed....
The Europeans began actively colonising Latin America ever since Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba in 1492. The Spanish were the first to colonise Cuba, by bringing in Africans to work in the sugar and tobacco plantations.
“The boss has said it loud and clear that he will contest a second time! Now the other side (opposition) would have to nominate Basil. If not, even someone from the tuk-tuk party could also do the job!”
We have often heard of trafficking in narcotic drugs, weapons and other forms of smuggling. Though less known human trafficking is a graver crime because it often involves innocent, helpless people and even children.
Sri Lanka, or Ceylon back then, first took part in Olympic Games in the 1948 London Olympics, where Duncan White won a Silver medal....
Tharindu Jayawardhana is the latest victim of threats, intimidation and hatred directed towards journalists and all those who express...
Tharindu Jayawardhana is one of Sri Lanka’s most outstanding and promising young journalists. His writings and MediaLK, the news....
The political storm created by the arrest of teacher trade union activists and political activists on July 8 is still continuing. Demonstrations are being held even after the release of General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU), Joseph Sta
Live-in relationship is legal, but sections of the judiciary and society are still not reconciled to it
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP S.B. Dissanayake expressed concerns about not getting a Ministerial post in the current....
On July 11 thousands of people took to the streets in cities throughout Cuba. They were demonstrating against food shortages...
The crisis is devastating. Sri Lanka is in danger of defaulting on its international loans for the first time since....
Media and Information Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella, addressing the media briefing last week....
Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of Sri Lanka by his brother President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on July 8, 2021.
However much the government leaders justify the arrest and subsequent detention of trade union and Student union activists in a quarantine centre in Mullaitivu after they launched a demonstration at the Parliament junction on July 8, it has left so m
A friend in need is a friend indeed. It is an inspiring and encouraging virtue when the words turn into deeds though it is sometimes categorised among clichés when it is not practiced.
During these days of the pandemic people have got used to taking up businesses they have never been associated....
It is said that when the United States sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold. So, one can imagine the worldwide devastation....
The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances from time to time. Be it a traffic jam to spot a leopard....
Political commentary is easy. Good political commentary is rare. Think of a jigsaw puzzle. A tough one; not the one with just a dozen pieces, but one with a thousand and where the picture to be obtained has colour-line elements that are similar and s
Human Rights are commonly known across the Globe and especially among the countries that subscribe to its shared values as the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person, regardless of where they are from, what they believe or how they cho
All top professionals in this country have benefitted from teachers and no one would wish to harm them or stand in their way.
The government’s move to ban chemical fertilisers has taken a heavy toll on many agriculture-related sectors including the tea industry.
Relations between the world’s two strongest powers; US and China - have reached a dangerously new low. Both nations are presently....
Yesterday morning a colleague of mine Lasantha de Silva had penned a Facebook column on the latest media....
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