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Common man’s party is born

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:10

The first Cabinet of Ministers, 1947   At the inaugural meeting of the newly-founded Sri Lanka Freedom Party...


Protecting Sri Lanka’s elephant population

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:09

    Mitigating the Human-Elephant Conflict and reducing the alarming rate at which elephants are currently being killed (about four ...


SOS to protect priceless murals

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:07

  Every now and then Dambulla hits the headlines. It’s either about neglecting the paintings in the famous Rock Temple. Or it is...


Craftellaa Peg Dolls: Cute creations from wood off-cuts

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:06

  By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Yet another venture adhering to environmentally safe guidelines is Craftellaa Peg Dolls, a home-based busin...


Room to Read uncovers key findings on global trends in early grade literacy

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

Probak Kareem Shevanthi Jayasuriya with guests Room to Read, a global organisation focused on literacy and girls&...


Promoting tourism

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:01

Stamps are a very effective communications tool to promote tourism. With the rich cultural and religious background and the number of pl...


Arthur C Clarke award goes to Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel of ‘universal scale’

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:01

Adrian Tchaikovsky   British author Adrian Tchaikovsky has won the Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction for a no...


Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery joins Trail

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:01

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the jewellery industry in Sri Lanka, organized a Bharathanatya recital at New Kathiresan Hall, Bam...


Fighting for survival

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:10

    By D.C. Ranatunga It was the first day of the Randoli Perahera in Kandy. In keeping with the age-old custom, Veddah...


Voice Walk 2016

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:09

According to a recent statistic published, it is claimed that here have been 6,548 recorded incidents of child abuse reported from January to July ...


Upcycled saris empower women in north

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:07

  By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Sari Connection is a novel project launched by Japanese NGO, PARCIC (Pacific Asia Resource Center...


‘Strokes at the Mews’ Keeping Sri Lankan art alive

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:05

In celebration and support of Sri Lankan art and artists the seventh season of Leo Art titled ‘Strokes at the Mews’ was recently held a...


Sir Rangana or Deshamanya Herath!

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:04

He cannot be knighted because Sri Lanka gave up British titles long time ago. Yet he can be a local dignitary with a National Title. Or he may pref...


Uber and Embark partner to bring UberPUPPIES to Colombo

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00

    On Friday, to mark International Homeless Animals Day, Uber and Embark brought Ub...


‘City2Surf’ – Run from city to shore

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00

    Over 80,000 participants for a Sunday morning run. That was the tally for last Sunday’s 14km ‘City2 Surf...


Pink Soy at Ikoi Tei Restaurant

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00

Hilton Colombo announced a unique experience in Japanese dining. For the first time in Sri Lanka the Ikoi Tei restaurant located at the Dutch Hospi...


When over 90 leaders ‘invaded’ Colombo

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:10

    Prime Minister addresses flanked by Governor-General William Gopallawa and Speaker Stanley Tillekeratne. Behind are Cabi...


‘Secrets of Love’

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:08

   At the press briefing from left: Sakas Brand Strategist and Co-Managing Director Kalinga Thilakarathne, song writer Nishantha ...


Sena Eco Shoes and Bags:

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:05

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi The popularity of eco friendly products is on the rise with more people becoming aware of the benefits to our env...


Youth Alive Australia in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:02

World renowned youth worship band Youth Alive will be in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year as part of the VOICE Youth Fest 2016. T...


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Economics of A.S Jayawardena Part III: AS’s short spell as Central Bank’s Economic Research Director

29 August 2016

The summary of the episodes so far The first part of this series looked at how AS, a radical socialist economist in his young days, was converted to a free market economic thinker. The second part dealt with how he took forward the mission of th...


Tourism can be Sri Lanka’s oil well if we drill with the correct marketing tools

29 August 2016

  Branding is a promise that will persuade tourists to come to Sri Lanka. It must be based on meeting the needs of the tourists from our target markets.The real challenge is to really understand these needs Success depends on ...


Presence as a present: Practising spiritual intelligence

29 August 2016

 I read a refreshingly resourceful book titled, ‘You are here’. It is written by Rev. Thich Nhat Hanh                    (pronounced tick not hon). He is a world-renowned Zen monk,...


Banality of evil

27 August 2016

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large the tone of the lengthy interview, nearly two hours in duration, was defensive, an attempt at validat...


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