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Historic Kachchathivu Festival Goes On Without The Indians


by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Pictures by Lalith Perera When we reached Kachchathivu Island it was 6 am in the morning. The premises was full of Sri Lankans at that time. The Navy was on duty assisted by the police. A new church in Kachchathivu has been built for this year’s festival. The mass at St. Anthony’s [...]

Junior Cadetting Resumes After 35 Years


by Ashanthi Warunasuriya After 35 years, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has once again decided to resume junior cadetting, the Director of the National Cadet Corps Major General A.K.P. Wickremesinghe (USP) said. Accordingly, students between ages 12-13 (grade 7) from over 5000 schools all around the country would be recruited for this programme. In 2017, [...]

Misleading Oluvil People To Construct A Harbour


by Ifham Nizam Oluvil is a village on  the coastal belt situated in the Ampara district. The people of Oluvil were living peacefully and with their own income from the available resources of that area. The main resources are fishing (Mahadalla fishing, Deep sea fishing and Fresh water fishing), Farming (coconut and paddy cultivation). From [...]

The Challenge Of Being A Politician’s Son


by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Pictures by Ranuka Wijewardhane As a politician, Tissa Attanayake has faced several accusations in the recent past. However looking beyond his political career, the former United National Party General Secretary has a different story and there is no one better to tell that story than his son, Tharindu Vishwanath Attanayake. After finishing [...]

Krystle Makes Sri Lanka Proud

Krystle after receiving the  award

by Easwaran Rutnam The co-founder of a foundation which supports persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017.  Krystle Reid co-founded Enable Lanka Foundation to break stereotypes and stigma, and was recognised along with three other outstanding regional winners in this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence [...]

Sunrise By Jetwing: Passikudah Beach Holidays


On an island where an endless beach stretches around, absolute pleasure lies in wait for the weary traveller as Passikudah takes precedence for its unspoilt stretch of white sandy shores. Laid in front of this wondrous sight is Sunrise by Jetwing – a luxury resort promising an unforgettable beach vacation. The Passikudah beach is ideal [...]

Foods That You Like To Reduce Blood Cholesterol


by Dr. Harold Gunatillake Low fat and low sugar diets are recommended to keep your blood cholesterol number within the normal range. But there are yummy delicious foods you can incorporate into your everyday meals to bring down your cholesterol numbers. Dark chocolates contain flavonoids, antioxidants that help to lower your bad cholesterol. It is dark [...]

Know Your Milk You Drink!


by Dr. Harold Gunatillake Your super-market shelves will have a variety of milk options, but the classic cow’s milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium. It has 3.5% milk fat and is best given to babies between 1 and 2 years old, for their growing brains. Adults who exercise and lead [...]

Transforming Sri Lanka Towards A Greener Tomorrow

Transforming Sri Lanka towards a greener tomorrow’ project was initiated recently by The Blue Mountain Group (BMG) reiterating its commitment to protecting the planet and spearheading national reforestation efforts. Conceptualized by BMG as part of its long-term efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen, the project will be conducted in partnership with the Forest Department of [...]

Lent Holy Season

Sorrowful Reflections Concisely Lent traditionally lasting for forty long days in commemoration, Forty days Jesus fasting in wilderness enduring Satan’s temptations. A solemn religious observance commencing on Ash Wednesday, Approximately six weeks lament end calmly before Eater Sunday. It is preparation of believer through prayer, repentence of sins, doing penance, Fasting, justice towards self ‘n [...]

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