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Sri Lanka’s prestige battle: Ananda passes the baton of blame

Credit for attack on peaceful protestors go to Royal

July 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka worst crisis could be biggest blessing

Empty streets reduce emissions, lack of chemical fertilizer promotes organic food

July 3, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka one-day passport service to take 60 days

One-day service now costs 15,000 rupees compared to the standard 3,500 rupees

July 3, 2022 2 min read

US singer Cher takes aim at Sri Lanka elephant orphanage

Cher had previously helped move a Sri Lanka elephant from a zoo in Pakistan to Cambodia

January 7, 2022 2 min read
Saudi Arabia lowers salary ceiling for Sri Lanka housemaids: report

Saudi Arabia has cut the maximum limits for recruiting domestic labour services.

Sri Lanka’s labour minister signs MoU with Japanese technical training institute

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IM Japan Institute of Japan

Prehistoric dwellers in Sri Lanka used the bow and arrow before Europeans - Study

Cave dwellers in Sri Lanka used bow-and-arrow technology 48,000-years ago, the earliest such evidence found outside Afri...

June 13, 2020 4 min read

Colombo Municipality begins charging Parking Fees from today

Colombo Municipal Council is charging for parking from today the Council announced. Charging of the parking fee was temp...

May 21, 2020 1 min read

Sarvodaya Development Finance staff helps daily wage earners

Staff of Sarvodaya Development Finance, a licensed finance company, has contributed a part of their pay to help daily wa...

May 11, 2020 1 min read

One year after: what we found around the country after the Easter attacks

There are people in this country who forgive the worst murderers, there are others who reconciled after years of fightin...

Arjuna Ranawana
April 21, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lankans most likely to gift chocolates on Valentine's day: survey

Sri Lankans are most likely to gift chocolates to their significant other during Valentine's Day, a research firm said.

February 13, 2020 1 min read

Switzerland and Sri Lanka to calm matters down

They have been eyeball to eyeball, staring each other down over the past month, but as of this week, Sri Lanka and Switz...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 23, 2019 5 min read

Beauty queen returns home

Mrs of the World Caroline Jurie arrived in Colombo this morning after winning the title at a pageant held in Las Vegas U...

December 10, 2019 1 min read

Islamophobia in Sri Lanka: Muslim women pushed to the margins

Muslim women became victims of the Islamophobia that swept the country after Muslim extremists launched suicide bomb at...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 6, 2019 4 min read

Seth FM – Radio that heals

Seth FM the local community Radio station that operates from the Katuwapitiya area became the nodal point after the East...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 27, 2019 4 min read

The Challenge to reunify a divided polity

Buddhist Monks greeting Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the election camaign/SLPP Media

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
November 22, 2019 6 min read
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Reconciliation efforts in fractured Digana

The multi-ethnic and multi-religious region of Digana, Pallekelle and Balagolla in the Kandy district is a tinder-box wi...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 21, 2019 4 min read

Is the Media behaving like the Wild Ass?

Media in Sri Lanka becomes very controversial during election times, and allegations of bias, malicious reporting and fa...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 27, 2019 6 min read

Politics of Memory

It was a ‘Brobdingnagian’ display of popular solidarity behind candidate Sajith Premadasa. What took place on Thursd...

Sarath de Alwis
October 14, 2019 9 min read

Elpitiya result; A wake-up call

Jehan Perera argues that the result of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha shows that "" only a maximum alliance of like-minde...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
October 14, 2019 7 min read

Bridgebuilding by Civil Society

Issues of ethnic and religious nationalism, national security and the importance of strong leadership to deal with terro...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
October 7, 2019 6 min read

PETA calls for bill of rights for Sri Lanka elephants

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called on Sri Lanka to introduce a bill of rights for elephants, ...

August 16, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka wildlife minister demands action against elephant mistreatment

Sri Lanka's Tourism Development and Wildlife Minister John Amaratunga said that he has demanded action against those res...

August 16, 2019 2 min read

Elderly skeletal elephant spared Sri Lanka parade

A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a ...

August 15, 2019 2 min read

UNICEF on Budget Speech 2019

A nation’s budget is one of the most important policies for the country’s children. It is through the budg...

May 9, 2019 13 min read

Epica Awards for Sri Lanka in August

Epica Awards, an international program to recognise creativity in advertising, design, public relations and digital medi...

March 20, 2019 1 min read
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