Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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In each and every Buddhist household, a place of prominence is dedicated to the Buddha statue. The statue is venerated and worshipped. Flowers, incense...

Royalty payment for ownership of intellectual property has been a pressing issue among the local artistes for a few decades. This included the utilization...

In this day and age of social media, smart-phones and whatnots, privacy is a luxury. Nothing is hidden from the eyes of the thousands...

Gaming Nintendo Switch Nintendo is hoping that its newest console ‘Nintendo Switch’ is a hit, and has confirmed its price point as well as the date...

The need to change how you do photography is something that keeps evolving all the time. The role of the photographer has become so...

The inter-webs of Sri Lanka went haywire last week when an announcement was made that the Cabinet had decided against the decriminalization of homosexuality...

People are dreadful at picking passwords. The world’s most popular password is the depressingly easy-to-guess 123456, according to an analysis by security firm Keeper...

Vikram is currently busy with GVM’s Dhruva Natchathiram, whose recently released trailer has increased the curiosity factor to watch the film. One more film which...

This week the Nokia P1 has been teased right on the heels of the announcement of the Nokia 6. Sources suggest that the Nokia...

The inter-webs of Sri Lanka went haywire last week when an announcement was made that the Cabinet had decided against the decriminalization of homosexuality...

People are dreadful at picking passwords. The world’s most popular password is the depressingly easy-to-guess 123456, according to an analysis by security firm Keeper...

This week the Nokia P1 has been teased right on the heels of the announcement of the Nokia 6. Sources suggest that the Nokia...

From David Bowie to Prince to Leonard Cohen, we lost a lot of iconic musicians last year alone. We mourn their loss with broken...

Title: The man who died – the man who came alive Author: Mario Perera Publisher: S Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd DH Laurence wrote a story of...

Title: A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka Author: Sunila Galappatti Publisher: C. Hurst Publishers Limited There have been a spate of books on...

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Dominic Alexander of the Medical Institute of Michigan reveals in their latest findings on consumption of an...

It’s not just elephants and tigers we’re driving extinct – we’ve been drastically wiping out far tinier organisms too. This extinction of microbes brought...

There was a time when people frowned at those wearing tattoos. Thankfully this perception has not remained permanent like the ink in the tattoo....

He was paralyzed from neck down and the doctors had all but given up on him. He was a lost cause. He was never...

Nestled in the hillocks of rural Mahenwatta off Pitipana Homagama, is the NSBM Green University Town, considered the first green university in South Asia....

 Hollywood Golden Globes Meryl Streep’s speech The Golden Globes took place over the weekend sparking a lot of news that trended on social media. ‘Westwood’ actress...

Daringly intimate and unusually insightful, Jackie sees a South American provocateur take on an all-American idol – and the results are unforgettable. Known for...

The Transport Ministry last week ruled out a possibility of a Public-Private Partnership model for the country’s transportation system and confirmed that the Sri...

Sri Lanka is likely to face a massive food shortage between June and August this year as production has already dropped to more than...

When fate opens one door, it does so after closing another. This fact of our world was true with regard to the courageous lass...

As the National Unity government completed two years in office, there was much focus on what it had achieved and where critics had said...

Many Sri Lankans attribute the vagaries of the climate to the caprices of the weather gods. It seems that the time has come again...

Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director vowed Thursday to defy his boss if asked to commit future acts of torture against suspected terrorists, telling...

January is a special and auspicious month for Tamils all over the world as they celebrate ‘Thai pongal’, a festival where farmers take the...

Music director and founder of the choir Soul Sounds, Soundarie David Rodrigo tells Weekend Nation that this year she would be moving into “bigger...

Title:    Lisbon to Colombo - A study of Portuguese sounding words in Sinhala Language Author:     Sujeeva Nugawila Publisher:     Author Publication January, 2016 A book titled...

The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times greater than they were...

After the EU referendum and the loss of a host of beloved celebrities, many people were happy to see the back of 2016. But...

The year 2017 is shaping up to be an extraordinary one for movies, with a load of great films already scheduled. In fact, so...

Sherlock fan craze Sherlock, the extremely popular BBC TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman debuted the first episode of its much awaited fourth...

As the first standalone story of a highly successful franchise that for the most part followed the stories of the Skywalker family, Rogue One...

When British photographer Stephen Champion travelled in Sri Lanka he loved to see the coconut groves, farmers and the fisher folk. This was perhaps...

Photo essay (Part 1) Photographer Stephen Champion, a British national, lives and works in Sri Lanka by choice. When he first visited the island in...

Any traveller who takes a train journey along the coast line would come upon a station with a unique name. Instead of carrying the...

A selected group of corporate sector individuals got to experience the bliss of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) teachings at a six-day spiritual...

Celebrity Carrie Fisher suffers a heart attack Actress Carrie Fisher had a heart attack while on a flight and was rushed to hospital, with her brother...

Have you ever wondered about the chemical composition of plastic and what is it made of? Most industrial plastic is made of petrochemicals. The...

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 is one of 2017’s most anticipated phones, especially since it is the tech giant’s 10th anniversary phone and the company...

Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the kingdom fungi. There are an estimated 1.5...

Oppo has added another charming smartphone to its fast-growing line-up. The device dubbed Oppo A57 was launched in China, recently, and packs a specs...

A Sri Lankan born artist whose work floats between Western and Immigrant culture, Perera’s work is an East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity...

Last December 13 night monster knocked at our door To give me sorrow and a deadly body blow It took away the precious life of my...

A. F. Dawood I was dumbfounded and nonplussed when I heard the sad news of my dear A.D. Dawood Sir had passed away in December...

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