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Renowned dramatist cum scholar S. Maunaguru praised the initiative of the Peradeniya University Engineering Batch 82, for coming forward to present Hanthana Pirumpuma -a...

The Commerce Society of Ananda College, Colombo unveiled its Commerce Day, Luca’17, aimed at promoting a Green Society within schools in Sri Lanka, on...

How safe is it to go it alone in Sri Lanka for a female foreigner? It’s official. Sri Lanka is one of our favourite travel...

Palatial, 99-door Colonial mansion Richmond Castle in Kalutara Once upon a time in the land known to many as ‘paradise’, there lived a wealthy landowner...

This Kit Harington-starring three-parter got off to an explosive start. It might be historically accurate but did it need to be quite so gruesome? Bonus...

Aries (Mesha): Worries, increased expenditure and sore throat are indicated by Mercury due in your 9th House by November 24. Sun in your 8th...

The South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2017, hosted by World HRD Congress and Endorsed by Asian Confederation of Businesses was held on October 29,...

Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE), MP Sunil Handunnetti has called the Speaker to to conduct investigations on COPE members who were...

President Maithripala Sirisena last week said that there were no secret detention centers in the country. He made this statement when he met with...

Minster of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayaka last week assured that it would not give room to any criminal gangs to raise its head...

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has urged the government to encourage domestic investment and open more opportunities for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Speaking in Parliament...

The announcement on calling for nominations for the Local Government (LG) elections is scheduled to be made on November 27. The polls are expected...

Bane or Boon of Sri Lanka’s Tourism? The end of the civil conflict in 2009 resulted in significant developments in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. The...

Slow growth, declining export earnings and FDI inflows, and inadequate foreign exchange reserve cover characterize Sri Lanka’s current macroeconomic climate. The heavy dependency on...

There were two things that saw the limelight last week, the beer prices, and criminal groups in the North. The slash in beer prices...

Only proper liberalization can resolve the problem The Cabinet sub-committee appointed to look into the recent petrol crisis, has found that the failure to maintain...

There is little argument that both Colombo and the city of Galle are two of the most developed urban regions in Sri Lanka. What’s...

Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped another bombshell at Real Madrid by telling president Florentino Perez he is “angry” and wants to leave, according to reports....

President Maithripala Sirisena who attended the opening of Shangri La Hotel looks at the ongoing construction of the Port City project.

Over the course of his 28-year directing career, Kenneth Branagh has adapted everything from literary classics (Shakespeare’s Henry V) to comicbook pulp (putting a...

Ananda College Colombo clinched the top awards at the 2017 Shakespeare Drama Competition. The Maradana boys emerged champions at the finals of the 44th...

Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in a complaint to President Maithripala Sirisena has blamed two previous subject ministers for last week’s fuel crisis which crippled...

Lebanese photographer Omar Reda travels the world meeting indigenous tribes, eager to learn about their cultures and way of life. His latest trip took...

The Premasiri couple has an autistic son named Malintha. They were not devastated upon seeing their son’s misfortune. They devoted their whole lives to...

Strengthening and supporting the voice of children and youth is extremely vital in creating a vibrant society, where diversity is respected; acknowledged; celebrated and...

But overall standards should not be compromised The seemingly irresolvable SAITM issue has shown some signs of being resolved in the near future. The government’s...

Amidst developments in the Constitutional Reforms front, Sri Lanka witnessed a somewhat disturbing scenario where Tamils and Muslims were up in arms against each...

ECONOMYNEXT, Sri Lanka’s government Tuesday slapped severe restrictions on the country’s first on-line workers -- the toddy tappers -- saying that the move was...

COLOMBO, Nov 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Siri Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts surveys of young people across Sri Lanka,...

Asitha Udaya Priyantha has found the dream job: the 22-yearold is already his own boss, cruising Sri Lanka’s streets in his autorickshaw, earning good...

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presents the National Human Rights Action Plan 2017 – 2021 to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament on November 1...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (2) ruled that Galle District United People’s Freedom alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe was not eligible to be Member...

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake last week refuted claims that he would switch parties following his removal from the post of UNP Organiser for Divulapitiya....

If current environment continues Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan has warned that Sri Lanka’s political situation would only worsen if the current situation continues. “It is...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull commended President Maithripala Sirisena on the reconciliation programme undertaken by the Sri Lankan government. Turnbull who was in the...

This month after budget The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress are likely to engage in crucial discussions pertaining to Constitutional...

Now that’s a kick in the head: A Western filmmaker is taking Jackie Chan seriously. “The Foreigner,” however, takes him a little too seriously....

Having someone on the inside who’ll fight for you is a good position to be in. Some applicants go wrong by thinking this means...

Where is Sri Lanka heading? The country’s post-war transition causes us to question and reevaluate ancient traditions in a digital age and caste system...

Photography as a subject is one of the most interesting activities being followed by countless people, irrespective of what equipment they utilize. Photography in...

Returning after nine years and the end of a brutal civil war, Bourdain finds cautious hope for the country’s future. Anthony Bourdain returns to Sri...

Parliamentary debate on Monday, a significant development As the debate on the new Constitution forges ahead many socio political and historical complexities in the Sri...

This is probably Sri Lanka’s worst ever run in terms of cricket after winning the World Cup way back in 1996. Even though our...

From the IPS flagship publication ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2017’ As Sri Lanka enters an increasingly competitive international environment with a renewed emphasis...

By Sujith Konara State Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena speaks to the Rivira Group on the upcoming Budget proposals next month. Q:...

That was the call she was expecting but did not have courage to receive. She took the phone with trembling hands. She can hear...

The 2017 grade five scholarship exam results were released in early October, with 356,728 candidates sitting for the exam across Sri Lanka. As usual,...

President Maithripala Sirisena who embarked on a visit to Qatar last week met with several dignitaries including the country’s Environment Minister, Mohamed Bin Abdullah...

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