News Feature

News Feature

John, an American undergraduate while browsing the cyber space received a signal of an incoming e-mail on his laptop screen. No sooner than he...

The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) informed that they would conduct an inquiry into the structural engineer behind the construction of a building...

Unannounced power cuts throughout Colombo over the last few weeks may have gone unchecked by regulators and policy-makers alike, however new information has surfaced...

Politics is most certainly a numbers game but are numbers the be all and end all of politics? That was the question being posed in...

The news that 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron, a political novice, became the leader of the country, following the French Presidential Election on May 7, is...

Women and girls whose male relatives were killed in Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war are now helping the country recover, taking on roles formerly...

Conflict between humans and elephants is more intense in Sri Lanka than anywhere else in the world - 70 people are killed every year...

Chamathya Fernando, a youth leader from Sri Lanka was recognized by the United States Department of State as a Global Emerging Young Leader at...

There is much talk on the internet these days about a sensuous Sri Lankan model domiciled in Australia. Therefore, we though to/of find/finding some...

Sri Lanka, with a free health care system has much to boast in the provision of reproductive health services. The country’s health indicators are...

The civil society calls for the introduction of comprehensive cyber education in schools Reports of an online challenge, called ‘Blue Whale’, reportedly found in the...

Indhumadhi sits on a small wooden stool proudly displaying a photograph of her son pictured in his school orchestra. Beside her, at her home...

May Day, or Labour Day, is a day dedicated for labourers who toil hard for the country, and for their families. But, over the years,...

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the controversial Treasury bond issuance in February 2015 met this week too, continuing the recording of evidence from...

the much hyped Cabinet reshuffle has been postponed indefinitely, because the two major parties in the government, the UNP and SLFP, failed to come...

The special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into the issuance of Treasury Bonds had its sittings on four consecutive says during...

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan capital Colombo is the most suitable to be South Asia’s commercial hub, says Liang Thow Ming, Chief Marketing Officer of the...

The Government’s Ministry of Justice through a Bill of exceeding ludicrousness recently tabled in Parliament, seeks the legislature’s approval to limit the suspect’s right...

Former Governor to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Arjuna Mahendran arrived at the premises of the special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to...

The National Dengue Control Unit and the Dengue Eradication Unit of the Ministry of Health have sounded the alarm over a possible major outbreak...

It was on March 6 that we left from the Djibouti port which is located north of Somalia. This was to proceed to the...

When Nimal Siri Bandara ran into the house engulfed in flames, it didn’t cross his mind that he was the father of two kids...

Life continues to be a struggle for 45-year-old Kathir, a former Tamil Tiger combatant, and his family. Kathir was one of the 12,000 Tiger...

The special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of Treasury Bonds which was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena had...

To understand poverty in Sri Lanka requires that we take into account both the successes and the challenges that remain. It also asks that...

At a time when so-called big match cricket encounters are looked forward to as occasions for alcohol consumption to celebrate the event, two schools...

India’s traditional stance on the national question took a different turn if one was to go by statements made by the Foreign Secretary of...

May 22, 2008 was a usual day for journalist Keith Noyahr until he reached the gates of his home in Dehiwela that night. He was...

Otara Dell Gunewardena was the founder of  Odel, a network of  stylish clothing stores with merchandise of international  standard. Her drive and vision made ...

Seeing your prince charming across a crowded room and falling in love at first sight is a Hollywood cliché that’s barely practical and almost...

Rice millers last week said that over 1500 small and medium scale mills had closed down due to financial woes and acknowledged that the...

The fisheries export trade welcomed reports that the European Union would be a potential growth area for fishery exports following lifting of the ban...

A recent video of a couple of teenagers making out in a Sri Lankan public school went viral for all the wrong reasons. Not...

The month of February, referred to as Navam in the local calendar, is associated with a significant event for Buddhists in Colombo. The Navam...

Power does peculiar things to people. It corrupts some, it makes others insufferably arrogant. Of course, there many examples in Sri Lanka that justify this...

Today we commemorate 69 years of breaking free from the last shackles of Colonial rule. Before World War II the cliché that,“The sun never...

Seven-year-old Ismail Aslama, of Muslim parentage has undergone a complete transformation. He is now Rathnapure Siri Sudarshanalankara or Sudarshanalankaram. The metamorphosis took place recently when...

The struggles of our forefathers to free our motherland from the shackles of colonial dominance gave a fresh lease of life so that you...

The Court of Appeal's verdict on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) had ruffled quite a few feathers last week and...

Prof Ranga Dias, although currently a Post doctoral fellow at Harvard University, never really applied to Harvard. They invited him, three times. He missed...

The government recently announced that police stations island-wide would be inspecting all vehicles to check whether the windows at the driver’s side are tinted...

"ජරා ලෙඩ හදාගෙන එනවා මෙතන, උඹ පලයංල" (Get out! You come here after contracting such filthy diseases.) This was the manner in which Kumudini was treated...

In an interview with the Weekend Nation, Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella opened out on the proposed new constitution, current political...

Raja’s crops were scorched due to the prevailing extreme dry weather conditions. A farmer in Dharmapuram, Kilinochchi, Raja complained that they had no rain...

We were once assured, when we were very little, that we lived in an age when politics no longer mattered. Meaning that people were...

New Zealand appears to be taking a calculated risk with its otherwise strict environmental policy by using foreign species to fight an invasive and...

Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa speaks on the recent clash in the Hambantota port premises and the current political status quo.  Here are excerpts from the...

Let’s admit it, it’s an icky subject, but a much overdue one at that. Consequently, it comes as a welcome revelation that for Sri...

They were like sitting ducks, two Indian university girls in a third class compartment of a night train running from Colombo to Batticaloa at...

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