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Ceylinco Life Helps Students Prepare For Grade 5 Scholarship Exams

Nearly 2,300 students who sat the Year 5 scholarship examination this year received valuable prepping courtesy of Ceylinco Life which conducted a series of 10 seminarsfor them. Sponsored by ‘Degree Saver’ – the Ceylinco Life policy that helps parents save for the higher education of their children – these half-day sessions were held in Narammala, [...]

US To Maintain Current Trade Policy Towards Sri Lanka

The United States will maintain its current trade policy towards Sri Lanka despite a change in administration in the US, Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs Mark Linscott said, the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) news reported. Linscott said that the US is keen on working with Sri Lanka and exploiting its [...]

Ogilvy PR Sri Lanka Wins Top Asia Pacific Award For Right To Information Campaign

Ogilvy Public Relations Sri Lanka succeeded in finishing ahead of 1,200 of the best award entries from across the Asia Pacific region at the SABRE APAC Awards held in Hong Kong recently. The agency’s ‘Uncover the Truth’ campaign for Sri Lanka’s Right to Information Act won two Certificates of Excellence, a Gold Award in the [...]

NGO Raises Concerns At Geneva Meeting

An NGO briefing took place at the UN in Geneva during the 36th session of the Human Rights Council. It was organised by the Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR in France, in solidarity with France based ECOSOC NGO Global Alliance FGM. The title of this briefing was ‘Human Rights in Sri Lanka with [...]

Umar Akmal Issued Show Cause Notice By PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday issued a show cause notice to Test batsman Umar Akmal after he alleged that head coach Mickey Arthur had abused him during an argument at the national cricket academy in Lahore. An PCB official said the show cause had been issued since Umar had breached clauses of his player’s contract [...]

SLPI Discuss Prime Minister’s Proposal On Proposed Independent Council

The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) held its 14th Annual General Meeting recently, attended by representatives of its constituent partners, the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka, The Editors Guild of Sri Lanka, the Free Media Movement and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association. Presenting the annual report of the institution, Kumar Lopez, Chief Executive Officer [...]

Dispirited Lankans Face Moment of Truth

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe – 2nd ODI – Galle Before the ODI series began Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews rather uncharacteristically spoke of sweeping the series 5-0. He was soon to regret that statement as Zimbabwe stunned a dispirited Lankan team to win the opening game in Galle on Friday and now it is they who [...]

Working With Hands

By Tia Goonaratna @tiabuffy Aishwarya Tennakoon creates beautiful sculptures and make models of pop culture figures that are not seeing in Sri Lanka’s market. Living in Battaramulla, Aishwarya completed his Advanced Levels (Maths) at Ananda College, and has been selected for Architecture at the University of Moratuwa. Considering sculpting and model making to be a [...]

Two dance forms, and a story of friendship across the Palk Strait

By Meera Srinivasan   The Chitrasena dance school is located on one of Colombo’s busiest roads, but once you enter its premises, all you hear is exuberant drumbeats. On Saturday morning, the large thatch-roofed hall was brimming with children dressed in red and black. Seated at different spots, three generations of teachers from Sri Lanka’s first family [...]


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