The Sunday Leader

High prevalence of child marriages in some communities in Sri Lanka

The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, says UNICEF. Overall, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by 15 per cent in the last decade, from 1 in 4 to approximately 1 in 5. South Asia has witnessed the largest decline in [...]

Families of the missing lose hope despite OMP being established

By Easwaran Rutnam   The families of the disappeared from Kilinochchi who have been protesting for over a year demanding answers have now lost faith in the Government and are turning to the international community for intervention. The protest is being staged to find out the truth about their loved ones and hold accountable those [...]

Blessed times two

By Michelle Tissera   What are the odds? They are child prodigies, mathematical geniuses that can manipulate, slice and dice numbers, possess astounding multiplication abilities, are unofficial holders of the Guinness World Record in mental calculation (unofficial only because there was no one else to contest them and hence no title to beat), and they [...]

How a mother from Sri Lanka is helping Tamil-Canadians cope with disabilities

When Vijitha Tharmalingam brought her family to Canada from Sri Lanka in 1992, she found herself in the same predicament as many immigrants — encountering problems with accessing resources and services in her mother tongue. But because her daughter Meera had disabilities, she found settling in this country even harder. Inspired by her own difficulties, and the experience of other people in the Tamil community, she co-founded ATI [...]

A plethora of modern luxuries at The Habitat in Kosgoda

In line with the Company’s vision to offer exclusive leisure properties at key selected destinations, Asia Leisure, a subsidiary of Asia Capital PLC opened its 5th leisure property in the southern coastal belt, ‘The Habitat’ Kosgoda on the 28th November 2017. Initiated with an investment value of USD 5 million (over LKR 750 million) in [...]

Turyaa Chennai: Sri Lankan hospitality in the heart of India

Nestled in the busy humdrum of India’s bustling metropolitan, Turyaa Chennai marries the world of business with that of a five-star deluxe classifiedhospitality and much deserving leisure. Carrying the inherent warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality and award-winning service standards of the truly Sri Lankan Aitken Spence Hotels chain, Turyaa Chennai caters to the discerning professionals [...]

When an ‘arm-twisted’ LTTE leaned on a sympathetic MGR

The refusal of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to accept the Indo-Sri Lankan accord of 1987 led to a war between India and the Tigers, but the militant group claimed that the then Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran unequivocally supported its stand on the issue. Details of a tense conversation between LTTE leader V. [...]

A luxury resort in Pottuvil dedicated for surfers

Setting a benchmark in eco-tourism and hospitality, Jetwing Hotels introduces the award winning eco-luxury surf resort, Jetwing Surf in Pottuvil Point. Built on minimum carbon footprint this Jetwing Symphony invested property recently received the award for the Best Hotel Architectural Design at the Asia Property Awards 2017. A luxury resort dedicated for surfers, Jetwing Surf [...]

Ruling Zanu-PF in Zimbabwe urges Mugabe to step down

Regional branches of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign. War veterans until recently loyal to the 93-year-old president and liberal groups have also urged him to quit. Earlier Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days, [...]

Amagi Hotels debuts new brand Amagi Aria in Negombo

Amagi Hotels has announced a brand new look for its Negombo property, located alongside the Negombo lagoon. Previously known as Amagi Lagoon Resort and Spa, the hotel then comprised of 21 standard rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a banquet hall. The new look includes a brand new 7-storey wing comprising of 43 tastefully designed [...]


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