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In 2016, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena published an ambitious three-year agricultural plan to build a ‘toxin-free nation.’ The plan reimagines the country’s agricultural...

Newly uncovered documents indicate findings of unfavourable study were kept from public In the 1960s, a debate began over the effect of sugar and fats...

To the literati in Colombo who are not part of this exclusive club, it may come as a surprise that SCOR (a silent community...

Capricorn Capricorn kiddos are old souls, and you’ll sometimes marvel at their level of maturity (it can seem like they’re wise senior citizens living in...

Aries (Mesha): Circumstances that could cause humiliation to you are likely when the Sun moves into your 9th House by the weekend. However, Venus...

Kandy is where the last king lived and ruled from. It is where the most revered object in Sri Lanka is located – its...

A crucial discussion is to be held between the members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) following last week’s development where one of its...

Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has said that the Joint Opposition would consider working with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) only if it...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed a quick rehabilitation program to re-build a fishery harbhour in the former war torn area of...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disbursement of...

Police have arrested six individuals who were suspected be connected to the criminal gang allegedly responsible for the recent sword attacks on two individuals...

Earlier this year, The Guardian published an in-depth report on what, exactly, will occur when the Queen of England dies. “The idea is for...

President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the wedding ceremony of the son of Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena last week

The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Sri Lankan civil society leader Jehan Perera about constitutional reform. Perera is the Executive Director of the National...

The circumstances were right in 1933 for James Hilton to craft the image of Shangri-La in his novel Lost Horizon. It appeared as food...

The government is taking steps to create a mechanism to overcome the impacts on the national economy form unfavorable climatic changes, Prime Minister Ranil...

The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) dropped a bpmbshell on the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) last week when the party’s hierarchy decided to quit...

More than eight years after government forces crushed the northern Tamil Tiger separatists in the bloody final battle of Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war,...

With new players in the market, challenges have multiplied at the same pace as opportunities in the digital era Banking is experiencing a major transformation,...

CIMA Sri Lanka, the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants recently hosted a discussion on the Business Impact of the National...

Valibel Power Company Limited in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife Conservation launched another phase of planting 100.000 plants under the programme titled ‘Haritha...

The International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) has a 15 year old solid academic relationship with Deakin University and offers students a 3 +...

The second announcement of invited participants in the forthcoming Fairway Galle Literary Festival, includes individuals from a wide range of literary pursuits; actresses, writers...

Aries: Reese Witherspoon Reese is a quintessential Aries. She’s a natural leader who exudes charisma, as evidenced by her screen presence and eloquence on stage....

Its cuisine is marked by the clever use of spices, writes Tan Bee Hong I didn’t realise that I’d been going to my favourite Sri...

Full of wit, music, and color, this Día de Muertos–themed tribute to family marks a return to form for the studio. Well, that’s more like...

Cyber bullying has increased its spread rapidly in recent years, where it involves the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or...

Green Initiatives in the Blue-Green Budget Sri Lanka’s Budget proposals for 2018 explicitly identify that changing weather patterns and the increased frequency and severity of...

Sri Lanka has a particularly strong customary law regime that is often in tension with civil law. The law can be divided into two...

A small school event held in the northern town of Vavuniya made national headlines in Sri Lanka this week, after a provincial Education Minister...

Indian CEO forum flags opportunities in island nation; backs visa-free entry for Sri Lankans There has never been a better time for Indians to invest...

President Maithripala Sirisena enjoys a light moment with Sri Lankans domiciled in South Korea. The President who left for South Korea on Monday (27)...

Eastern Province provincial councilor Jayantha Wijesekara who was a representative of the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) crossed over to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Over half a million people in five districts continue to suffer without power due to inclement weather since November 29, the Ministry of Power...

The government has taken steps to modernise 500 tea factories in Sri Lanka with the aim of promoting productivity of tea small holding sector...

It has come to a point that people do not take the local Meteorolgy Department seriously at all. When foreign websites warned of cyclonic...

Many parts of Sri Lanka were still under water following severe rains and winds that left at least 15 people dead, 25 missing and...

He is an outstanding creative rebel whose out-of-the-box thinking has revolutionized the world of Sri Lankan dance. Now again dance maestro Chandana Wickramasinghe is...

The whip cracks carry menacingly on the still night air. We sit in silent anticipation as the fearsome sound grows closer and louder, reverberating...

Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage takes the $25,000 award with a novel ‘exploring the tragic heart of war with quiet eloquence’. A...

Sri Lanka is to operationalise the much awaited Office of Missing Persons (OMP) during the first quarter of next year, Secretary General of the...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week expressed India’s wish to fast track implementation of the country’s joint ventures in Sri Lanka. The Indian...

The Ministry of Finance entered into two - loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank last week to borrow US$150 million for rural road...

Zimbabwe’s new president is not, at first glance, an obvious champion of the change his country hungers for. Emmerson Mnangagwa is 75, and for...

Co-Chairman, Singer Sri Lanka PLC, Dhammika Perera inspects a mobile phone at the Singe Lifestyle Fiesta which commenced on November 24. Pic by Eshan...

The Colombo High Court on Friday (24) sentenced seven suspects in connection to an abduction case linked to Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, to two years...

Don’t be misled by the 2014-2015 Provincial GDP Growth figures. The Northern Province had the joint highest GDP growth rate that year. Mathematically if...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe came out in support of Net neutrality, saying that unthrottled access to the Internet is key to level playing field...

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