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Jackfruit: the ’vegan sensation’ that saved Sri Lanka

2020-09-17 20:08:00

Sri Lankans began planting jackfruit trees to gain food self-sufficiency during British rule, and they’ve since helped islanders avoid starvation...


Trump Hosts Israel, U.A.E. and Bahrain at White House Signing Ceremony

2020-09-16 02:20:00

Proclaiming that “there’s going to be peace in the Middle East,” President Trump hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and the foreign ministers of United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday for the formal signing of new diplomatic accords between them...


An adequate discussion should be held on the 20th Amendment before its passing in, says Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

2020-09-11 20:27:00

Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne was invited to speak and elaborate on the 20th amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka...


South Asia must find ways to keep up

2020-09-11 18:59:00

South Asia hosts more than a fifth of the world’s population and contributes more than 15% of global economic growth. It also suffers from high rates of poverty and inequality, as well as major infrastructure and connectivity constraints. For these and other reasons, some experts believe South Asia will be hit quite hard economically by the end of the COVID-19 pandemic...


Art of money making is not an art of living (GDP vs. GNH)

2020-09-11 11:52:00

World faces a main huge crisis now, such as Economics crisis, ecological crisis and the social crisis. World has passed lots of ecological crisis both natural and manmade...


SRI LANKA: The Neanderthal stage of constitution making – 1978

2020-09-11 00:00:00

A short list of catastrophes, which resulted from the 1978 constitution for 42 years, is as follows:..


The Sri Lankan designer making eco-conscious gender-inclusive clothes

2020-09-09 21:26:00

Sri Lankan fashion designer Amesh Wijesekera has become known for his colorful designs that combine local handwoven textiles with deadstock fabric to create distinctive pieces...


1972 and 1977 constitutions gave birth to Tamil Militancy and armed struggle – Rajapaksa’s family constitution will give birth to………

2020-09-09 06:40:00

1972 and 1977 constitutions gave birth to Tamil Militancy and armed struggle – Rajapaksa’s family constitution will give birth to………..


SRI LANKA: Child sex abuse – problem without a solution

2020-09-08 02:00:00

Last week the Daily Mirror published a report under the title Child sex abuse crisis. In this presentation, Asian Human Rights Commission sheds light on the major cause for the increase of this horrible crime - that is the failures of the law enforcement mechanism in Sri Lanka...


Increase in HIV prevalance and preventive measures | Rapid testing assists detection

2020-09-06 19:26:00

Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of rolling out such programmes and at present has a dedicated website that will help a person assess their risk for HIV and book a safe, confidential, and anonymous HIV test. The instructions are available in Sinhala, Tamil, and English...


SRI LANKA: A manifestation of the decadence of our times?

2020-09-03 23:33:00

There has been a great deal of lip service given out when it comes to dealing with disappearances. But beyond that, there is hardly any other attempt to do something in real time, regarding such a widely-practiced, heinous crime...


CIMA-ICCSL-Daily FT announce Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies 2020

2020-09-03 16:53:00

For the third consecutive year, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) and the Daily FT have launched Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies Awards 2020...


SLTDA Chair Kimarli Fernando continues to play cards her own way despite near-waterloo!

2020-08-31 09:48:00

It is by legal observation that the designation of Kimarli Fernando as the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is unlawful in accordance with the Tourism Act, spawning the possibility that every decision she has ever made in her capacity as the head of the main public body responsible for tourism in Sri Lanka could be reversed...


New bus trip will take you from Delhi to London in 70 days

2020-08-28 23:02:00

Expedition company Adventures Overland is hoping you’ll say yes to its new organized bus trip, which will ferry travelers from the Indian metropolis of Delhi to the UK capital of London -- no airplanes involved...


Sri Lanka: Changing the Constitution for the Benefit of All Its Residents

2020-08-28 22:35:00

Sri Lanka is already deeply enmeshed with a crony economic system. As a consequence, businesses thrive not by managing risks, but by returns accumulated through nexus between the business and political classes. This is often achieved by state intervention rather than competition...


War on corruption: Walk the talk, please

2020-08-24 23:00:00

The eighth President of Sri Lanka addressing the inaugural session of the ninth Parliament on Thursday announced that he would make the public service more efficient, get results out of his Ministers and declared war on corruption...


Gender: Do they really know?

2020-08-23 23:55:00

Gender by World Health Organisation’s definition refers to the roles, behaviours, activities, attributes and opportunities that any society considers appropriate for girls and boys, and women and men...


A Gap Unbridgeable, Part I: The Necon and Neoliberal in Sri Lankan Politics

2020-08-23 22:15:00

In this age of hardcore populism, it may not be inaccurate to state that the days of the liberal centre-ground engaging in politics with a purely power-politics focus, based on wishy-washy power-political calculations, are pretty much over...


In Sri Lanka, a people living off borrowed money

2020-08-22 20:03:00

As Sri Lanka struggles with outstanding foreign debt, rural households across the country have been living off borrowings after exhausting their savings. Meera Srinivasan reports on how those already struggling with severe economic hardships are now grappling with a pandemic-induced crisis..


Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years

2020-08-22 07:09:00

At least ten have been killed in the past five years, while more than 50 press freedom violations linked to environment journalism have been registered during the same period...


Sri Lanka: Economy, human rights and key challenges

2020-08-19 18:40:00

The Rajapaksa family is back into power on the campaign to amend the Constitution and fix the country’s failing economy...


Sri Lanka is becoming a one-family state

2020-08-18 09:37:00

The Rajapaksas’ landslide election win may see them hold power for a long time..


Highway Built Slashing Sinharaja Forest Amid New Government’s Inception?

2020-08-16 22:40:00

Staggering revelations surfaced amidst the inception of the newly elected Government, as the Army is currently constructing a road from Lankagama to Deniyaya located on the border of the world heritage Sinharaja Forest...


As more gay people come out, tolerance will spread - Though in some countries to be open is still to risk death

2020-08-10 20:59:00

Philip larkin was only half-wrong. Sex didn’t begin in 1963, as the poet joked; for a hefty minority of Britons it was four years later—legally, at least—when Parliament nixed the law prohibiting gay sex...


Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Stopping A Thermo-Nuclear War For The Survival Of Humanity!

2020-08-10 11:42:00

It is 75 years since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and then on Nagasaki three days later...


The Best and The Worst - 2020 General Elections in Sri Lanka

2020-08-09 19:03:00

Despite many allegations made about the corrupt and criminal acts of certain candidates put forward at the election by some of the political parties, the electorate elected most of them...


Sri Lanka election: Rajapaksa brothers win ’super-majority’ (BBC Report)

2020-08-07 20:12:00

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared victory in the country’s parliamentary election...


For those affected by dementia, the pandemic has been especially grim

2020-08-05 22:44:00

IT IS WELL KNOWN that the pandemic has been especially dangerous for people already suffering from conditions such as heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes and so on...


The Radical Center: An Agenda for True Patriots

2020-08-05 22:17:00

Sri Lanka today is facing an unprecedented political, economic and social crisis; as a nation we are gazing into the abyss at the edge of a precipice...


Break the Vicious Cycle: Do Not Vote for Repression!

2020-08-03 23:01:00

Since independence in 1948, all Sri Lankan governments have presided over ever-increasing corrupt practices, failing to deliver a vibrant economy or a fair and just society...