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She halts, looks back, and waves at him again.He smiles back, the cheerless window framing his face. The train is too crowded to wave back; so he smiles, fingering the little silver cross she gave him that morning. “God loves you,” she sobbed. “I love you.”
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s disingenuity index regarding the Rajapaksa family’s alleged ill-gotten wealth stashed in foreign banks took a sharp upturn a few days ago with the latest tally he presented to the public.That number is now a whopping, colossal, and downright...
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Drones play a pretty important role in the world we see today – although few of us have ever actually seen one in the flesh, almost everyone on the Internet knows they exist But what’s Sri Lanka been doing in this field? To answer that question, we decided to talk to Professor Rohan Munasinghe of the Department of Electronic and…
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
Robert Neel Proctor, an American Historian of Science and Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University, while serving as a professor of the history of science at Pennsylvania State University in 1999, became the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry. I had the unique opportunity to communicate with this great writer personally and gather...
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
St. Anthony’s Shrine at the Kachchathivu Island celebrated its annual feast of the patron-saint of seafarers last Sunday (march 01) attended by thousands of devotees. The whole event as usual was assisted by the Sri Lanka Navy. The devotees from Rameshwaram were not only the fisher folk, but from several other professions. Sri Lankans who attended the event also represented...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
The British School in Colombo has been accused of engaging in unethical educational practices by trying to force some students to sit for their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination as private candidates rather than from the school. The students concerned had reportedly underperformed at the recently held ‘mock examinations’ and it is...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
We refer to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe’s recent interview with The Australian (23/2/2015) criticizing the Australian Government’s policy of allowing Sri Lanka to handle its internal issues without foreign intervention. In this interview, Wickremesinghe has criticized Australia, along with other nations that had backed Sri Lanka’s move to establish its own domestic instrumentalities to resolve the human…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
A familiar name to music lovers in Sri Lanka and across the world – Rohan and Ishan De Lanerolle have without doubt carved out a firm niche for themselves, and in the hearts of fans as part of the contemporary Sri Lankan music scene. With a journey beginning in 2009, the De Lanerolle Brothers with their wide-tonal range and perfect…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
The Colombo Port City, the single biggest private sector development in the history of Sri Lanka which has attracted a lot of criticism for the past few months regarding its status, is now halted according to the government, due to unresolved environmental problems pertaining to the surroundings of the project. However, it was reported on February 13 (Friday)...
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
Last week the Police announced that it will be taking a much harsher stance against child endangerment due to the sudden and somewhat strange increase of child deaths since the beginning of 2015. According to the Police, four such deaths have occurred just within last two weeks that can be mainly linked to parental neglect and inattentiveness.
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
Sikkim was an independent Buddhist Kingdom before the glorious days of the British Empire. It is located between Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Paschim Bangla. Sikkim was a monarchy since the 1600s. It is landlocked and borders Nepal and Tibet. No need to go into its long history but the British made it a protectorate when they ruled India. Sikkim allied…
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
In the week following the atrocities, a wave of moral hysteria swept France. ‘Je suis Charlie’ became almost obligatory. The Hollande/Valls message was simple: Either you were for the magazine or for the terrorists. Quite a few, now as in 2001, were for neither. These included Henri Roussel, the 80-year-old founder of Hara-Kiri, the title under which Charlie...
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
The Institute of Indigenous Medicine together with the University of Colombo and the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka hosted ICAUST 2014 and Ayu Expo. The event was held in December under the theme ‘Ayurveda the Medicine of Today’ recently.The keynote addresses at the conference were delivered by Prof. R.R Dwivedi of the Gujarat Ayurvedic University, India, Dr. Wasia Naveed…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
The new govenlment which is meant for a remarkable difference has announced that an extensive-awareness program will be conducted at school level to make national reconciliation and unity a reality, through the National Flag. The program which is to be launched immediately is a sensible move and should be appreciated, and supported by everybody who sincerely expect an...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
St Benedict’s College - Benedictine Walk and Carnival at the College ground, launching of special Sesquicenttennial Song will be held on February 7.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

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