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The Aberdare National Park situated among the hills of Central Kenya is known for its varying landscapes of peaks, moorlands, forests and the animals that make it their home. From altitudes of 2100m to as high as 4300m the park spreads across the Nyandarua Mountain range also known as the Aberdares.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Kala Pola 2015 - Sri Lanka’s annual open-air art fair unfolded on Sunday 25 January 2015 along Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 07. Free of charge and open to the public, it kicked off at 8.00 am and continued until 9.00 pm.  The official ceremony was at 5.00 pm at which the Chief Guest was H.E. Y. K. Sinha, the High…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Sri Lanka’s Trendiest wedding Exhibition Wedding Expo 2015 Colombo will be held on February 7 and 8 at the Hilton Colombo Grand Ballroom premises. The two-days-exhibition will showcase over 30 of Sri Lanka’s best and most respected wedding suppliers and planners in the country. The exhibition will be open to public from 10 am to 8pm on both days.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
The modern society has made our requirements complex. In order to set up pleasurable living standards our lives are integrated with diverse desires. The majority of the present Sri Lankan lives have been positioned among vicious situations. Inter-personal relationships have drifted apart. Trust and mutual understanding have become business now.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
An artwork depicting high-heeled shoes on Islamic prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition after a Muslim group warned of possible violence in the wake of the Paris attacks.The French-Algerian artist, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, withdrew the work from an exhibition in a northern Paris suburb with a large Muslim population after an...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Scientists have scratched their heads for centuries to solve the riddle of which came first - the chicken or the egg. Yet a Devon man may be a little closer to learning the truth after a bizarre encounter at breakfast Simon Steer, a businessman, could not believe it when he cracked open an egg into a...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
One of Britain's most picturesque villages that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists a year has been blighted -- by a photo-bombing bright yellow car.Tourists' from around the world flock to the picture-postcard Cotswold's village of Bibury to take souvenir snaps of the mediaeval cottages on Arlington Row.The 14th century National Trust-owned cottages - the oldest inhabited properties in...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
What with the hate mongering flying across religious lines, my mind went back six years to our wedding day and the way we betrothed officially and I suppose, ceremoniously. Found a transcript of the impromptu address etc. so, here goes. My tailor was a Muslim, my garb part North Indian Islamic, part Sinhala Buddhist. Hers was traditional...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
It was 4.30 pm on a Friday and the clatter of footsteps on a narrow cement lane, that led to the Mandana Town, got noisy, by the minute. This was the time for Feroze Marikar to sport his best smile and hold aloft some of the day’s newspapers with the intention of selling some copies.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Four years later when Jimmy Carter led the Democratic return to power in 1976 for the first time in eight years, Harriman and his wife were sent to several ceremonial delegations around the world including Panama and Zimbabwe, and to the funerals of the Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies, as well as those of Earl Mountbatten of Burma and President…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
The once splendid and admiredwith laughter creeping up the wallslove ornamenting table and shelf
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
The late Gamini Haththotuwegama, through street dramas in Sri Lanka, offered citizens an amazing theatrical experience.  This roadside experience was offered free to the public. Yet, several decades later, there was a period where street dramas were not shown. Deepani Silva, one of the first stage drama students of Haththotuwegama, with the support of several other former members...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Free education is a familiar phrase with Sri Lankans and the country prides itself for offering education free to students. However, as of late, student unions and organizations, notably the Inter-University Students’ Union (IUSF), have been protesting against high university fees and the price tag on education. This makes one wonder if education is no longer free in Sri Lanka,...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
A cat has survived for six weeks after falling down a chimney and getting trapped behind a fireplace at her Dorset home with no food or water. Owner Marianne Wood went on holiday in December but had arranged for neighbours to feed cat Chloe and had built a hut outside for her to shelter in. However after two days...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
A former US postal worker in Eugene, Oregon pleaded guilty to misdemeanor mail obstruction and was sentenced to a year of probation after failing to deliver nearly 1,000 pieces of mail. Alex Douma, 27, told investigators he “got lazy” and failed to make rounds on multiple occasions between late April and early July. Douma set he set aside the mail…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Teachers in north-western Pakistan have criticised a government plan to allow them to carry weapons to defend schools from militant attacks.Speakers at a teachers’ convention in Peshawar city said their job was to educate, not to provide security. The local authority, which announced the plan last week, insisted no teacher would be forced to carry a weapon.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
The higher education sector of this country has undergone much turmoil in the recent past, lurching from one crisis to another. Not a week seemed to go by without a protest, strike or clash of some sort. The crisis came to a head last December, just weeks before the presidential election, when Police baton charged student protestors in Colombo.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
“Radio drama has been evolving as an art with enormous scientific elements in it that help affect positive social change,” said chairperson of the Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF), Prof WADP Wanigasundera, sharing his view about a radio drama initiative implemented by the SDJF, promoting freedom of religion and pluralism.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Education in Sri Lanka basically centered on Buddhism. The right to education was restricted to the elite and Buddhist monks in the past. However, with the arrival of British imperialists to Ceylon, they began to establish university colleges which followed Ox-Bridge traditions. As soon as free education was introduced to Sri Lanka, the university system in this country...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
‘මීළඟ මීවිත’ (‘Meelanga Meevitha’ or ‘The Next Wine’) a collection of poems by Ruwan Bandujeewa, an author-publication, reviewed by Malinda Seneviratne.Almost twenty five years ago Krishantha Sri Bhaggiyadatta gave me a book titled ‘Rivers have sources, trees have roots’.  So much time has passed that I remember only the title but not the content.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00

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