Tuesday, August 22, 2017

News Feature

News Feature

ADIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scorched by a 10-month drought that has killed crops and reduced residents to buying trucked-in water, Adigama’s...

The polythene ban will come into effective from September 1. While little can be done about the woes of polythene manufacturers and recyclers a...

I think that the government is treading a progressive path. However, there are problems and issues pertaining to the minorities. They should be solved...

In India, thugs assault Dalits and Muslims employed in the cattle trade in the name of Hindu dharma, a writer is hounded out of...

Developmental economists and researchers highlighted that one of Sri Lanka’s largest exports to India, in terms of value, was scrap metals and as such...

In a judgment advancing the cause of political freedoms, the Supreme Court ruled that the political position of the Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK),...

Several complaints have been received from the Northern Province, specifically from the Mullaitivu District, within the past two months, of monies being fraudulently charged...

Hill country Tamils settled in the North and the East facing various forms of discrimination have called on the relevant Provincial Councils to establish...

Despite being heavily tailored to meet various tourist needs, Sri Lanka has managed to retain its traditions and prettiness Not bad at all, I think...

Good Samaritan community heroes who borrowed a lorry and cleaned their own streets of maggot-infested bin bags have been branded a ‘scab army’. Bearded Broz,...

Prison Department Colours Award Ceremony was held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently which afforded an opportunity for Prison Department employees to display their sports...

Third Month Remembrance (May 12th – August 12th, 2017) Ammi, the unfathomable void you left behind can never be replenished! Three months ago, on May...

In a Facebook post on Friday (4), External Affiars Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter, Onella Wiranthi shared her thoughts over the ongoing investigations on the...

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation under the guidance of President MaithiripalaSirisena conducted a programme to orient over 1,000 Sunday Religious School Teachers...

She now joins a list of awardees that include fellow Sri Lankans, Pundit W.D. Amaradeva, A.T. Ariyaratne, Ananda Galappatti, Marcelline Jayakody, L.T.P. Manjusri, Ediriweera...

Gamini Fonseka played a pivotal role in the Sinhala cinema. He was a veteran actor, director as well as a great figure in Sinhala...

Overdependence on Diaspora remittances discourages from gainful employment and fuels conspicuous consumption, unproductive investments in places of worship, wasteful expenditure, and personal debt burden...

Veteran actor Kamal Addaraarachchi received the Best Creation award for the short film ‘Nihanda Lipiya’ (Silent Letter) directed by him at the Whatashort  International...

India’s legendary musician, AR Rahman’s recent concert in London took social media by storm, not because the show was a hit, but because of...

This is the last thing you might expect to hear from Malliha Wilson, Ontario’s Assistant Deputy Attorney General from 2008 to 2016, a litigator...

The Coconut Tree is a popular Sri Lankan restaurant in Cheltenham which is rated 5 stars by Trip Advisor. It’s known for its freshly...

Advancement of the medical science enabled doctors to transplant organs from one person to another in order to save their lives. Since 50 years...

Bangladesh has signed 14 deals with Sri Lanka after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Maithripala Sirisena. Their meeting began after the...

A Tamil parliamentarian on Thursday challenged a proposed housing project of steel maker Arcelor Mittal in the Supreme Court, questioning both its suitability for...

I’m padding through the jungle, big vines tumbling from branches overhead and leaves creating a soft path beneath my bare feet. I shouldn’t really...

Bampalapitya Hindu College with over 700 students actively involved in the national integration under the “Reconciliation friendly Schools Programme” initiated by His Excellency the...

Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the destructive fishing practice of bottom-trawling in their waters, making violators liable for a fine of LKR 50,000 and...

A delegation from the United Kingdom, representing the prestigious Royal Institutionof Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be in Sri Lanka for the first time ever,...

Making infrastructure gender-responsive is not rocket science. ADB’s Hyun H Son explains how investing in roads or utilities can help women lead healthy and...

The youth hold the future. The statement holds true to all nations, including Sri Lanka. The youth in Sri Lanka have potential. They have the...

AG reveals international racket involving sale of actual rape porn In a shocking revelation made during the trial-at-bar in Jaffna pertaining the gang rape and...

The Western Province and District of Colombo will be saddled with the garbage problem or more broadly the issue of waste management for the...

When floods swept through this small town in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, 12-year-old Radhika Dayarathne lost more than her home. The floodwaters that destroyed her...

Elephants are a part of Sri Lankan culture, over the years, this majestic animal has become a symbol of Sri Lanka’s traditional values. Elephants are...

Sri Lankan filmmaker Jude Ratnam’s début documentary, Demons in Paradise, got the rare red-carpet honour at the Cannes Film Festival recently, but he is...

Heroic residents of the Grenfell tower saved their neighbours by banging on their doors and guiding them to safety, it has emerged. Local community centres...

Youth invents machine to recycle garbage Ability to segregate  waste by itself Many streets of Colombo were seen littered with garbage which had accumulated throughout several...

Fabrice Monteiro travelled to the most polluted places in Africa and created terrifying characters who roamed their midst dressed in eerie debris. They are...

Psychologists realized, when they ran a study disguised as a juice tasting, that people were significantly less likely to recycle their cup when their...

Calamities unite people. In a world dominated by social media networks, the unity to help more people is more apparent than it was before. Over...

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Thewarapperuma received support and appreciation from the public...

• May’s decision to call an early election in the hopes of expanding the Conservative Party’s majority in the House of Commons disastrously backfired. •...

New law includes resolution calling on government to ‘swiftly study’ ways to secure a stable imperial succession including possibility of a future empress Japan’s parliament...

Last week’s catastrophe taught us many things. But it also brought a lot of people together to help those in need. In the lead up...

Appathurai Vinayagamoorthy was a stalwart in Tamil politics. He was a former Parliamentarian and a lawyer. Born on December 19, 1933 in Sarasalai, Jaffna, Vinayagamurthi...

Social entrepreneur and Community Specialist, Regional Strategies for India and South Asia at the World Economic Forum, Indira Kithsiri dons multiple hats. Powered by...

It’s easy to point fingers at professional, mainstream media and criticize what they are or aren’t covering, and when they’re being racist, sexist, or...

Our ancient ancestors worshipped the sun in godlike fashion. Their belief was that the sun was a living organism and that the sun generated...

Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils. And he has a point. Demons in Paradise, which...

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...

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