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Recalling the story of the hare and the tortoise

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

  Janaka de Silva By D.C. Ranatunga One morning nearly 30 years ago, readers opened the newspaper and saw an unusual adverti...


Happy birthday to Ernest Hemingway, with love from his many-toed cats

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

  Descendants of Hemingway’s original cats Memorials for beloved cats and their accompanying cat toes ...


Indu At Your Service

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

  .By Shiran Illanperuma “It’s kind of like Fawlty Towers, but more local, and maybe not as good,” jokes Indu Dhar...


The mystery deepens

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

Two years after the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines fight MH370, the debate is still on as to what happened to the aircraft. ...


Ehime Prefecture Promotion at Ikoi Tei Restaurant

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

Ehime prefecture is situated in the northwestern part of Shikoku, Japan. “Ehime” means lovely princess and it indicates the beautiful ...


Long lost – remembered at last

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

  Last Monday – 18 July – marked the 11th death anniversary of Chitrasena. Deservedly he gained recognition by the postal ...


CONFESSIONS OF A TRAVELLER: Musing the artistry of existence

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

M.B. Imran   Painting the world in a new light through his camera lens, avid traveller and photographer M.B. Imran b...


The Soup Bowl’s ultimate dream: Drop-in centre going strong

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi The Soup Bowl was launched by a team of three friends in 2014 with a mission to feed the poor and bring happi...


“Marikkar” Ramdas: The Brahmin who transformed into a Muslim

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:05

        “Marikkar” Ramdas has passed away! Sadness spread among numerous fa...


Batik beauty!

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:02

    By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Saduni Batik, as its name implies, offers products made of batik ranging from clothes to hom...


Remembering a dear friend

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:00

Following traditional Buddhist custom in remembering a person after three months of his death, the ‘thun maase pinkama’ will be held in...


Footsteps to Freedom: Walking cross country for mental health

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:00

Living in a country which has its belief system deeply rooted to deity worship, most of our older generation would still assign blame on an angered...


Bright and Beautiful Butterflies

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:00

Butterflies are lovely creatures – colourful, dainty, delicate. They are a part of the largest insect order ‘Lepidoptera’, which ...


Audacious new burgers at Sugar Bistro

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:00

    Text and pix by Shiran Illanperuma Just in time for 4th of July celebrations, Sugar Bistro launched a new line...


The first Sri Lankan Governor’s term cut short

/ Saturday, 16 July 2016 00:00

  By D.C. Ranatunga Except for a casual reference in an interview with John Exter on the day he left Sri Lanka about his su...


The day the banker’s bank opened

/ Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:01

  By D.C. Ranatunga The Central Bank hitting the headlines virtually every day over the past week or so made me delve into ...


V.O.I.C.E National Youth Fest 2016 is back!

/ Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:00

  Come 26 and 27 August, more than a 1,000 youth leaders from around the island will gather at the People’s Church Na...


A visit to a polling place

/ Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:00

    Last Saturday was Australia’s Election Day. Though I have no vote, not being an Australian citizen, I was cur...


Timeless memories of a splendid Father’s Day

/ Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:00

    Anyone who was at the Father’s Day Brunch and Si...


A teledrama to promote the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:00

  Well-known film, teledrama and stage play Producer and TRC Senior Consultant, Dr. Arosha Fernando has launched his ...


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Sustainability now: The waste challenge

27 July 2016

Shifting waste from one place to another is no solution; nor is burning it in the backyard. The moment waste is understood as resource, a multitude of solutions are already available to develop a waste free Sri Lanka   ...


Elephant-human conflict, the most crucial issue not even identified

27 July 2016

Since 1950, a minimum of 4,200 elephants have perished in the wild as a direct result of the conflict between man and elephant in Sri Lanka. During the last 12 years, a total of 1,464 elephants were killed, along with 672 humans &...


Let us say ‘Black July: Never again’ through the right electoral system

27 July 2016

    The challenge in constitutional reforms is to have the long-term goal of a Sri Lankan identity, while giving the space for identity politics in the short term and convincing the Sinhala majority the necessity for doing s...


Kilinochchi: The forgotten city of today!

26 July 2016

I still remember travelling in an armed car on route to Kilinochchi and then taking an Air Force chopper that hugged a railway track to avoid sniper attacks way back in 2007-2009. At that time Kilinochchi was making headline news daily, given that...


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