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A series of raids were conducted by the Consumer Affairs Authority at various food stores where not only rotten items are stocked but also various other mixtures are added to food stuff which are a threat to human life because of its toxic items which are injurious to health. There may be so many other places where things like these…
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Dr. Mark Antony Fernando’s article (The Nation of August 3, 2014) has revived appreciative memories of persons who were fortunate to witness the first productions of Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra though not attached to the University. In recent times, a person who is better known as a spokesman for criminals, had written a lengthy article condemning Maname and...
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
I don’t like policy of President Vladimir Putin because I feel that he began a fight between brothers. Almost every Russian, at least in European part, has a part of family or friends in Ukraine. This fact is very significant. We must look at the whole quarrel in a people’s perspective rather than a politician’s perspective.
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Frantic revelations in educational failures haven’t still been conceded by the so-called ‘conceited Brahmins’ both in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and as a result of which there is a mass scale deterioration of values and virtues, tenets and precepts in molding the character of the child who is going to be a useful citizen...
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
The Memorial Pillar [LENS p.1/3/7] now stuck in a corner next to the Public Library was originally in Galle Face. It was dismantled during WW II as it could provide enemy ships a bearing from which they could bombard Colombo.
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
On TNL last Nana Pahana discussion Bhikkhu Bandarawela Amithnanda Thera responding to a inquiry from a lady over telephone from London uttered that, while governments have done much to develop the country, the maintenance of Parakrama Samudraya and other reservoirs and canals has been neglected that the people in the NCP and in most areas of Hambantota...
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
The proposed Yan Oya Reservoir Project, which had been the subject of severe criticism from environmentalists due to its damaging consequences for the environment, has once again come under the spotlight due to allegations that it would destroy valuable archeological sites and monuments.The project, which is estimated to cost Rs.27 billion has a stated aim
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Sri Lanka’s soft toys market is thriving with more and more players entering the market. Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day and kid’s birthdays calling for grandiose celebrations have given big business to soft toys vendors. However, there is much concern about the products that are sold in the Sri Lankan market. Parents are guilty of buying products…
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
In last Sunday’s article we discussed how your mindset can change your destiny. Today we ask the next logical question: What gives us our mindsets?Before that, quite a few people have asked me how to determine their mindset. 
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
A short drive away from Mahiyangana town one comes across Dambana. Home to the indigenous Vedda (aborigines) people of Sri Lanka, as a first time visitor would have expected, it is in fact not difficult to locate as sign boards point the way. This is perhaps the first warning sign that times have changed, even for the Vedda people.
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Tissa Devendra’s new book A Fiery Finale makes a pleasant reading starting from the distant past, he takes us along half forgotten, fading paths of memory and brings us to the present, all the while regaling us with his inexhaustible fund of tales, reminiscences, much of it his own and, so the material comprising the book is largely autobiography. It
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Mahmoud Darwish once wrote, of Gaza, “We are unfair to her when we search for her poems.” We are certainly unfair when we scrabble anywhere for poems, searching for aesthetic pleasure in others’ suffering. But here, poetry seems to have welled up from the need to speak, to create, to defy silence:Most of the Arabic writing about Gaza that
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Some knew him as an actor. Some as actor and as stand-up comic.  Some knew if on and off the set.  Looks like few knew him at all.  And yet Robin Williams is ‘family’ to millions.  This is why news of his death saw an outpouring of grief. This is why news of suspected suicide was heartbreaking. 
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Chamila Priyanka is an up-and-coming drama director, who has much to offer to contemporary Sri Lankan theater. An ardent practitioner of the performing art of stage drama, Chamila has written and directed several Sinhala short plays which I have had the opportunity to watch in the past. His works speak soundly of his caliber of talent to creatively conceptualise an
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
For a book lover Maradana Road is a road to heaven. The number of bookshops and discount stores are fascinating and it would take more than an entire day if one is to check out all the bookstores. Among these bookshops is Surasa Bookshop which was opened recently. But compared to the other bookstores, it seems to maintain quality. However,
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
The vegetable market at Fifth Cross Street, Pettah, coming under Federation of Self Employment (FoSE) has been often shown on TV for the different, tricks the vendors do on their weighing machines fleecing the people. As a result of it, a small weighing machine has been kept in a corner of the Police Guardroom near the...
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
The kidnapping of a four-year-old boy from Katugampola drewn the sympathetic attention of the whole country. The tears of the parents brought out the tears of all the soft-hearted people emotionally. The Police deployed four teams to investigate who succcessfully traced the boy and apprehended the kidnappers.A few villagers have seen the culprits on two motorcycles at close proximity of…
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
The Head of the Central Bank in a lengthy testimony in national newspaper on July 18 has made an attempt in textbook language to justify the prevailing interest rates, which has caused a loss of income mainly to retired persons. All his utterances are politically dressed as he has to justify his creeping into a position that should have been…
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
A news item in a national newspaper on July 17, 2014 reveals that “A top business delegation that arrived from Netherlands will invest and promote health and lifestyle, water and agricultural fields in Sri Lanka.” It would have been more prudent initially that such an investment assessment was entrusted to a Committee of Sri Lankan academics and recognized persons to…
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
“Eeee-yah, Hyah”. I can hear a little girl’s voice. She is soaked with sweat. There is determination in her face. Then I hear another voice, a male voice. He encourages her. “That’s a good shot” he says. “Punch hard” he says. But it’s just a dream. I woke up and realized that it is the memories of my early childhood...
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

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