LIrneasia Launches Open Data Tool For Re-Demarcation Of Electoral Divisions

LIRNEasia launched www.opendemarcations.lk, the new open data tool for re-demarcating Sri Lanka’s electoral divisions, at an interactive session held at SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration) on September 14,  2017. Proposed electoral reforms at National, Provincial and Local Authority level require re-demarcation of electorates. The Delimitation Commission, a Constitutional body, is the authority responsible [...]

S. Thomas College Celebrates 100 Years At Mt. Lavinia

S. Thomas College was created as the fulfillment of a dream and vision of the First Anglican Bishop of Colombo, the Rt. Rev. James Chapman on February 3, 1851. The College was first established in the then prestigious location of Mutwal, overlooking the Colombo Harbour. S. Thomas College thrived at this location and grew from [...]

Cricketers, Bring Back Lost Image And Stature

Not intriguing, but mind boggling why cricketers, particularly in Asian, African countries, are gradually transforming their elegant, graceful appearance of being a cricketer, and usually were called ‘gentlemen to the finger tips’. Until recently, cricketers were admired, respected looked upon as models, not only for their cricketing skills, but also their immaculate attire and their [...]

Office Bearers Of St. Sebastian’s Old Boys’ Union Moratuwa 2017/2018

The Old Boys’ Union of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa had their 86th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the College Hall at which Mr. Lester Gunawardane, Shameera Fernando and Suneth Maduranga Fernando were elected President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the year 2017/18. Mr. Reshan De Silva and Mr. Kusal Tharindu Arsecularatne [...]

GMOA Has No Right To Hold Poor Patients At Ransom

The Government Medical Officers Association is nothing but a trade union of medical officers in government service. Its Constitution provides for the GMOA not only to safeguard the rights of its members, but also to ensure that responsibilities of members of the GMOA as to the medical treatment of patients, the majority of whom are [...]

Bright Idea To Add More Hazards

Here we go for another bright idea after all the present calamity this country had to go through. The ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife comes up with a project to keep the Zoo opened till 10pm. This very idea makes one to believe that, what the masses had to go through the hardships to [...]

What Kind Of Human Beings Are We?

This is the most crucial question facing this country today.  People come from all over the world, especially Sri Lankan expatriates, to party in Sri Lanka, where almost anything goes. I had an acquaintance who told me that Singaporeans, because of the rigidity and discipline in Singapore, come to Sri Lanka and its resorts to [...]

Discourse On Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thero The Venerable Ududumbara Kashyapa Thero will deliver a five-hour discourse on the Karaniya Metta Sutta aimed at revealing the deep Dhamma encapsulated in the well-known words of the sutta on Saturday March 4, 2017. The discourse will begin at 1.30 pm and end at 6.30 pm at the Bodhirajaramaya of [...]

Appreciation

J. T. Rex Fernando Wing Commander Noel Fernando Wing Commander Noel Fernando, an exemplary Air Force Officer and gentleman par excellence, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017. It is with profound grief that I write a few lines on my dear and lifelong friend whom I have closely associated for over six decades. Noel had [...]

APPRECIATION

Missing You This Year Too! Victoreen M. Hassan Seven years has passed when God called Victoreen to rest. Together we spend a happy and peaceful wedded life for almost 40 long years with fun, laughter and joy. Victoreen placed gold on my finger and brought love like I never known, she gave life to our [...]

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