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Cabraal wants the workers to bail the Government

2020-04-06 19:01:00

Former Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka Nivard Cabral at the center of many controversial transactions from Greek Bonds to Stocks using EPF money is now saying release of 20% of the EPF balances (amounting to around Rs.500 billion) from the fund of about Rs.2,500 billion to the Members themselves...

Memories that linger in the corridors of time..

2020-04-06 15:54:00

On this day (05) forty nine years ago we left Vidyodaya University at about 4 am in the dawn and arrived at Fort Railway Station with eleven university students and 11 bags filled with 250 hand grenades...

The significant disruptive potential of COVID-19

2020-04-03 22:46:00

According to CNN, COVID-19 is now in 85 countries. This is despite four countries still accounting for 97% of COVID-19 cases...

Appeal not to cremate Muslim Corona virus dead, but to allow proper religious burial

2020-04-03 17:47:00

The island’s Muslim community has appealed to the government to reconsider its decision to cremate Muslim corona virus dead but to allow burial according to their religious rites...

A Single Virus and a Humble Animal Sends the Whole World Into Lockdown.

2020-04-03 17:30:00

The world has been attacked by the most widely spread pandemic the world has ever experienced...

How WHO Became China’s Coronavirus Accomplice

2020-04-03 11:28:00

Beijing is pushing to become a public health superpower—and quickly found a willing international partner...

Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ as officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deaths

2020-04-01 17:08:00

President gives unusually sombre press conference with projections taking physical distancing measures into account..

China alleged for cover-up attempt over COVID-19 pandemic, anger grown throughout land

2020-04-01 08:36:00

China is facing a public relations catastrophe that is only likely to deepen, writes Sky’s diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn...

If I was the President of Sri Lanka..

2020-03-31 16:43:00

If I was the President of Sri Lanka, the following are the key steps I would take in the short to medium time -..

Ancient City Found Atop Huge Rock In Sri Lanka

2020-03-31 10:36:00

Sigiriya (The Lion Mountain) is often considered to be the eighth wonders of the world and an ancient stone fortress used by a king of Sri Lanka as a site to build his palace and hide from attacks by his Enemy brother...

Need for rapid expansion in testing for COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

2020-03-31 09:52:00

As we come to the end of the ‘official quarantine’ period and begin to relax the ‘lock down’ within Sri Lanka but keeping the ‘international lock down’ in place, we need to look at how the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID -19 behaved in other countries...

Taking on Covid-19: The enemy of our enemy is unity

2020-03-30 19:48:00

Nations are best tested in times of crisis. This is when our humanity should rise over self-interest and when all differences should be put aside...

The coronavirus is the worst intelligence failure in US history

2020-03-30 08:44:00

The Trump administration’s unprecedented indifference, even willful neglect, forced a catastrophic strategic surprise on to the American people...

Economy faces a COVID-19 challenge

2020-03-29 07:34:00

Sri Lanka is battling to control the coronavirus by getting the critical Government machinery into full gear to put an end to the crisis and has set an example in taking preventive measures to gain control over the epidemic...

Lessons from Italy’s Response to Coronavirus

2020-03-28 13:59:00

As policymakers around the world struggle to combat the rapidly escalating Covid-19 pandemic, they find themselves in uncharted territory...

My Return to Sri Lanka

2020-03-27 07:23:00

Hope abounds in this island nation..

What the Coronavirus Curve Teaches Us About Climate Change

2020-03-27 07:06:00

Humans don’t easily grasp the concept of exponential growth, but it’s exactly why coronavirus has gotten so hard to manage—and why climate change could too...

A coronavirus test can be developed in 24 hours. So why are some countries still struggling to diagnose?

2020-03-26 11:57:00

In the first week of January, reports emerged that a mysterious new form of pneumonia had affected dozens of people in China. Some were in a critical condition, and a number had invasive lesions on both lungs...

Wuhan and Lombardy: Covid-19 Dynamics

2020-03-25 19:57:00

As I write this, confirmed Covid-19 case count has passed the 420,000-mark recording close to 19,000 casualties. China still leads the case count chart despite being successful in containing the disease within its boundaries. Overtaking China by the US and Italy in terms of confirmed Covid-19 cases, clearly, is a matter of time...

Legendary Double Doctorate Literary Lion Professor Sunil Ariyaratne

2020-03-25 11:50:00

Scholarly senior double doctorate Professor Sunil Ariyaratne, was a visual sensation of the Department of Sinhala and Mass communication, rendered and fulfilled inestimable artistic sustenance to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura during his long tenure...


2020-03-24 16:17:00

Corona is a spherical virus containing RNA, smaller than a bacterium. Although bacteria can be seen through an Optical Microscope, a picture of a virus can be created digitally using only an Electron Microscope. Corona virus is about 10,000th of a millimetre...

Corona is but one enemy, we are a collective!

2020-03-24 15:28:00

The best strategy to prevent spread of COVID-19 virus in a country would be to restrict people from moving from one district to another district or in large countries from one province to another province...

Protecting Prisoners from Coronavirus

2020-03-23 21:47:00

There have been no deaths due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sri Lanka. The number of confirmed cases per day went down the last two days (20th and 21st March)...


2020-03-22 19:35:00

A responsible Government Medical Officer publicly opined that the situation of corona virus of initial stage of Sri Lanka was worse than Italy. This is not correct comparing Italy and Sri Lanka figures. It is unrealistic to consider only one variable or one factor (the number of patients ) prior to arrive at a decision and make a statement of national interest. It can be categorized as a misleading news with the ulterior motive to create panic am..

Visharada Neela Wickremasinghe’s heavenly voice signals tonal decorated artistry

2020-03-21 09:01:00

Visharada Neela Wickremasinghe’s voice bears a signature Sri Lankan female voice, at the same time, possessing the attributes of a versatile South Asian singer, has been employed with facility in songs which music motifs were derived from diverse traits of music in equally diverse musical traditions...

A Tragic Transformation: The Strange Case Of The 1978 Constitution

2020-03-20 18:48:00

I have borrowed the title of this article from the immortal work of Robert Lewis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde...

Economic stimulus: Challenge for governments

2020-03-20 15:54:00

The news of emptied toilet paper shelves at supermarkets that extended to essentials shows the panic in many families to stock up to survive the next three to six months...

Nepal is in desperate risk..

2020-03-20 09:57:00

The current Covid 19 epidemic has claimed nearly 9,000 deaths worldwide...

Senanayakes’ endless Mission continues: Kanishka Senanayake, son of Rosy Senanayake, to battle in the General Election

2020-03-19 23:58:00

Senanayakes’ endless Mission continues: Kanishka Senanayake, son of Rosy Senanayake, to battle in the General Election..

Senanayakes’ endless Mission continues: Kanishka Senanayake, son of Rosy Senanayake, to battle in the General Election

2020-03-19 23:10:00

Kanishka Senanayake, son of Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake, would be contesting the upcoming General Election from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya for Colombo District. Mr. Kanishka Senanayake has signed up for a young, educated, intelligent, efficient and clean service of politics out of traditional means most sought by the country under the leadership of Mr. Sajith Premadasa, leader of Samagi Jana Balawegaya...