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Singer joins green revolution with Green Inverter Air Conditioners

Views - 51 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka PLC reiterated it’s positioning of adding eco-friendly products by introducing the Singer Green Inverter range to the local air conditioner industry. The Green Inverter range of the Singer Air Conditioners portrays the Singer visio

Keells celebrates a journey of excellence with the opening of its 100th store

Views - 306 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:00

Recognised for its trailblazing journey to change the landscape of modern trade in Sri Lanka and adjudged the most valuable supermarket brand of the year, Keells marks another impressive milestone as its 100th store opened in Miriswatta Gampaha on 31

LTL Holdings CEO to deliver annual IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture

Views - 65 Monday, 2 September 2019 00:28

I am going to talk about a business model which, despite opposition and political interference, became successful by promoting a different culture of entrepreneurship.

Tackling forest fires wisely

Views - 83 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

In the backdrop of the Amazon forest fires, last week also saw Elle rock and the Moneragala Maragala rock forest reserve going up in flames. In July this year over 500 acres were burnt down in Sri Lanka in the Moneragala District. We spoke to Dr. Ra

WNPS lecture on 12 Sept. to focus on engaging in biodiversity conservation

Views - 61 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) public lecture on 12 September at 6.00 p.m. at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH will deal with the issue of whether people are engaging in biodiversity conservation. The lecture will be delivered by expert Dr. Sr

Saving snakes, saving the eco system; the story of a unique human

Views - 87 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

In a backdrop where the current education system has failed to bring children and youth close to the natural world and to the many creatures that we share the space of this earth with, there is one man, of humble means and little formal education who

Three Sinha Group distributes 10,000 plants

Views - 35 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

Three Sinha Group of companies successfully held a plant distribution program recently in their factory complex at Madinnagoda, Rajagiriya. The event held under the patronage of Three Sinha MD Manjula Ariyakumara saw the distribution of 10,000 saplin

India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on 2 October

Views - 34 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

New Delhi (Reuters): India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on 2 October, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most

Hayleys Fabric completes second phase of reforestation campaign

Views - 53 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:02

Working in collaboration with the Environment Protection Division of the Sri Lanka Police, Central Environmental Authority, Kalutara and the Water Board, Hayleys Fabric PLC commenced the third phase of its ongoing reforestation campaign with the plan

That one I love who is incapable of ill will

Views - 40 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:01

It is in the darkest of nights that the stars shine their brightest: Audrey Kitagawa 

Views - 82 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

This Eid al-Adha dinner acknowledges an auspicious Islamic festival, and we are honoured to celebrate this moment together as representatives of different faith communities. It presents a paradigm of engagement that is at once respectful in its recog

The tragedy of the ongoing fires in the Ella Rock region in Sri Lanka and Amazon rainforest

Views - 471 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05

The Amazon rainforest fires have been raging for three weeks, largely out of media focus. This is one of the most devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil and is seen as a climate emergency. Pictures published by NASA on Thursday

Snapshot of US-SL ties

Views - 99 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on her recent visit sat down with the Daily FT to discuss a range of issues that span different aspects of US engagement with Sri Lanka that included counter terrorism coope

Interreligious peacebuilding as an enabler of spiritual growth

Views - 360 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:58

It is now almost four months since the tragic and horrendous attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka which penetrated the core of our beings, setting in motion a series of emotions, beyond the initial shock.

The urgent need to minimise the creation of ugliness

Views - 82 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:55

If one is trained from young days to see the world with equanimous eyes many things will appear beautiful. The more life is viewed from this lens of beauty, from child to adulthood, the creation of ugliness will be minimised and the creation of beaut

Harmony Quote

Views - 37 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:52

“As an irrigator guides water to the fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives” – The Buddha


Views - 35 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:51

How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment.

Understanding SL’s fossilised environment to understand our indigenous knowledge

Views - 77 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Dr. Raj Somadeva, Senior Professor in Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Colombo and founder Fellow of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, explains how understanding the natural history of Sri Lanka is essential to under

Dire need to resurrect our indigenous knowledge

Views - 55 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:10

Recently, a foreign-educated Sri Lankan with a degree in health studies from a Western university was talking about losing some family members to cancer. She was at the same time speaking highly about her foreign degree. Although brought up in Sri La

Harmony Quote Know one, Know all.-Katha Upanishad

Views - 41 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:01

To know others, you do not have to go and knock on four billion separate doors. Once you have seen your real Self, you have seen the Self in all. It makes it easy to understand and to forgive, and very difficult to quarrel. All of life springs from t

We are our country

Views - 55 Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:37

It is 36 years since the 1983 Black July ethnic riots that targeted our fellow Tamil citizens and marred our nation’s consciousness. With each breath, with the quiet ticking of the clock, time has lapsed beneath the clouds of memory and despite 198

See me in every seen

Views - 124 Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:01

This below poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad.  Note: In the Sufi Islamic tradition promoting love and peace as preached by Prophe

Harmony Quote

Views - 32 Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:01

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.

Islamic perspective on living beings

Views - 84 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:10

The Harmony Page is generating a series of articles on how ancient as well as current spiritual and religious philosophies look at environment protection in their scriptures. The article below is part of this series.

Love, NOT Hate

Views - 194 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01

This poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad.

The art of making a true to life reel of Karma

Views - 69 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01

The belief that each act of ours has a reaction that will affect us is something that most humans may have an element of belief in, even subconsciously, whatever their religious orientation, but it is somehow slips away from

Harmony Quote

Views - 41 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01

I tell you one thing – if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own

AOD premieres future of Sri Lanka’s career landscape with Extraordinary Mindsopen house weekend

Views - 79 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

AOD’s Extraordinary Mindsopen house weekend on 20/21 July will be held at its new home – the Colombo Innovation Tower – the latest catalyst space in the city aiming to stimulate the local industries by driving innovation. Extraordinary Minds o

DFSD launches next chapter at ‘DesignMeetsArtisan’ event

Views - 107 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In a bid to announce its next chapter and new initiatives, Sri Lanka’s Design for Sustainable Development Foundation (DFSD) hosted a ‘DesignMeetsArtisan’ reception to a group of longstanding supporters of the foundation and

Teaching the concept of Karma through the cinematic realm

Views - 266 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:02

The term Karma is often seen as a religious term connected with Hinduism and Buddhism. However over time attempts have been made to give practical explanations through the scientific lenses to look at Karma akin to how one looks at physics, a science

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Tourism ahoy!

Monday, 27 January 2020

I was making my way out of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel lobby when I heard someone calling out my name. It was a heavy European accent and for an uncomfortable moment I could not recognise the caller seated in the lounge chair. Then, it connected, Robert

World war III is not US vs. Iraq

Monday, 27 January 2020

World War III is the longest war yet and probably the final end game. This war is not the war between the US and Iraq. World War facts History states that World War I began in 1914 with Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the

A child’s guide to price determination in the market: Tax cuts won’t always reduce prices

Monday, 27 January 2020

Asani has been an alert student reading for her Advanced Level exam. She is an inquisitive student and makes it her business to probe into matters that are economics about which she has no clear understanding. Fortunately, her Grandfather – Sarath

Bitter reality of a battered fraction: ‘Vishama Bhaga’ displays the ‘Other Half’

Monday, 27 January 2020

I was surprised to hear that the first time in Sri Lankan cinema, a movie had won 50 awards and yet has not received the needed recognition from us. It is the first Sinhala film produced by a Buddihst monk with the noble aim of donating the entire pr

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