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In Sri Lanka, Putting The Focus On Tropical Modernism

By Jeff Smith Colombo — Walking into a house created by C. Anjalendran is a pleasure for the senses. The open design allows the tropical breezes of this South Asian island to sweep through the interior. You can hear the chirping of birds or drumming of monsoon rains, although wide overhangs protect the terrace furniture. [...]

Concerns Raised Over Construction Of Buddhist Centre In Muttur

By Maryam Azwer People in the Muttur area have expressed concern over plans to construct a Buddhist centre atop a mountain in Jabal Nagar, Muttur. According to Mohammad Jihad of the Muttur People’s Forum, the mountain is surrounded by four villages, Jabal Nagar, Pachchanoor, Sahayapuram and Vettukadduchenai, which are predominantly Tamil and Muslim villages. He [...]

“I Have A Voice, I Raise It When Required” DEW

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema Excerpts: Q: You are one of the most senior politicians in the country. How do you see the current political situation? A: There are lots of challenges for the country, but there are opportunities as well. All countries in the Asian region have now become emerging economies. Sri Lanka is a [...]

More Sri Lankans Seek Loans

By Indika Sri Aravinda The number of Sri Lankans obtaining loans has risen in recent times with over Rs. 5 million in loans being obtained from various financial institutions to date, the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka said. General Manager of the bureau Gamini Karunaratne said that loans are being given in Sri Lanka [...]

High Alert For Dengue

By Niranjala Ariyawansa The government last week declared a dengue eradication month from June 25 to July 25. This is the first time an entire month has been declared to eradicate dengue as compared to a dengue prevention week announced previously. Was the dengue prevention week extended to a month owing to the rapid spread [...]

International Relations Is Organized Hypocrisy!

By Prof. Indra de Soysa Warden, STC Mt. Lavinia Much ink has by now been spilt over the question of human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government during the end of the war against the LTTE. There is some confusion among many about what all this means. The knee-jerk reaction among some is that [...]

‘Emerge’ing From The Dark Therapy Through Jewellery Making

By Maryam Azwer Picture Courtesy Emerge Global When news reports are so full of horror stories highlighting abuse, violence and harassment that women in our country face almost every day, it isn’t easy not to feel shocked, and perhaps even angry at a system which allows these nightmares to continue. All of us like to [...]

“Amare, I’m Here,” MR

Julampitiye Amare’s Links With The President Revealed  Police Evade Arresting Amare With Five Warrants By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema Last week’s double murder in Katuwana, Hambantota while sending a chilling reminder of the deteriorated law and order situation in the country has also implicated the President of having links with an underworld figure. The chief suspect [...]

GL-Clinton Deal On LLRC Implementation Revealed

    “The process of reconciliation requires a full acknowledgement of the tragedy of the conflict and a collective act of contrition by the political leaders and civil society, of both Sinhala and Tamil communities. The conflict could have been avoided had the southern political leaders of the two main political parties acted in the [...]

Govt. Trying To Mend Relations With India

Menon’s visit organized by Defence Ministry Opposition parties displeased with Govt.’s silence Sri Lanka’s relations with India have always been complex for centuries. Yet, Indo-Sri Lankan relations have never been in turmoil like now. Relations between the two countries have strained due to the constant bald-faced lies uttered by the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration to the [...]

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