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Spreading the message of Saemaul Undong

Spreading the message of Saemaul Undong

A land cutting edge technology, of a capital city that some say rivals New York for its dazzle and dynamism, a gentle yet diligent people – South Korea as we know it is one of Asia’s great success stories. It wasn’t always so though. A generation that grew up fifty years ago in the aftermath [...]

Korean naval ship on goodwill visit here

Korean naval ship on goodwill visit here

A naval ship of the Republic of Korea, “ROKS Chungmugong Yisunshin”, which is en route back to Korea after conducting 5-month counter piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and Gulf of Aden, arrived at the Port of Colombo on a three-day goodwill and replenishment visit on December 3. Commander Yoo Jae Man and Republic [...]

Ethical Hackers Forum to discuss cyber laws

Ethical Hackers Forum to discuss cyber laws

Ethical Hackers Forum of Sri Lanka will discuss the latest impact on cyber laws on the information security industry during their fifth session on Friday, December 11 at 6 pm.¬†Titled ‘A lawful cyber sphere: Review of legal frameworks in information security’, the forum will be held at CICRA Auditorium, Eighth Floor, Unity Plaza Building, Colombo [...]

Protecting Galle’s natural beauty

Protecting Galle’s natural beauty

On the road leading up to Galle Prison was an enthusiastic procession of schoolchildren and police personnel handing out leaflets and waving banners as they made their way to the unveiling of the vibrant mural that stretches across the main wall of the entrance to the Prison on Tuesday. Organised by Serendipity Trust (Guarantee) Ltd, [...]

Livelihood project to help Kuchchaveli villagers

Livelihood project to help Kuchchaveli villagers

After visiting several districts of the Kuchchaveli area in August this year, members of the Oblates Missions have organised a livelihood project for the upliftment of the villagers with Fr. Jesu Ramesh by coordinating and organising the collection of dried cow dung (organic) broken into powder, packeted in 1 kg packs and sent to Colombo [...]

Commemorating Thilo Hoffmann

There will be a ‘Commemoration of the Life of Thilo Hoffmann and Introduction to his Biography’ at 6 p.m. on Thursday (December 10) at the auditorium of the Meteorological Department off Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. The biography titled ‘The Faithful Foreigner’ by Douglas Ranasinghe commemorates the life and contribution of environmental campaigner Mr. Hoffman. While [...]

Sri Jayewardenepura University Alumni Association AGM

The annual general meeting of the Alumni Association of the Sri Jayewardenepura University is to be held on December 12 at 10 a.m. at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Torrington Place, Colombo 7. The Alumni Association requests members to attend as several vital matters on the upliftment of the university are to be adopted. For [...]

Reforming lifestyles with new technology

The Amuthu Amuthu Association will hold a meeting on December 10 at 10 a.m. at the auditorium of the National Archives, Colombo 7 to inaugurate the Suwasethe Jana Kavaya. The meeting is organised to launch a programme to reform traditional lifestyles with new technology without losing the Sri lankan identity. For more information, please contact [...]

The Syrian knot

The Syrian knot

BERLIN – For four years, a bloody war has raged in Syria. What began as a democratic uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship has developed into a cat’s cradle of conflicts, partly reflecting a brutal proxy struggle among Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia for regional domination. This struggle, as the fighting in Yemen has shown, has [...]

Boycott the Zionists: Israeli General’s son tells developing nations

Boycott the Zionists: Israeli General’s son tells developing nations

An Israeli General’s son, now in Sri Lanka, has called on developing countries to break off trade and diplomatic ties with the Zionist State and push for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions until justice is done to the Palestinian people. Miko Peled, author and peace activist, on Friday delivered the keynote lecture to mark the United [...]

Kaushalya gives Lankan perspective to Wole Soyinka’s satirical opera

Kaushalya gives Lankan perspective to Wole Soyinka’s satirical opera

Theatre can be a powerful medium that can provoke ordinary citizens to critically evaluate the society they live in. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka took this to heart in Nigeria’s post civil war context, when he indicted the military regime and the economic upsurge that prevailed at that time through his satire Opera Wonyosi. Kaushalya Fernando, [...]

A flautist and pianist in perfect harmony

A flautist and pianist in perfect harmony

On Saturday , November 21, we were fully entertained by the concert of a delightful programme with the talented flautist Tilanka Jayamanne and pianist Joshua Asokan at the Russian Centre auditorium. Mokshini Jayamanne introduced the artistes and gave a most interesting introductory comment in compère style of the recital. There was much sensitivity within the [...]

Innovating a nation

Innovating a nation

“We agreed that the ‘impossible’ might well become ‘possible’ on another occasion, at another time, when experience and technology developed further,” wrote the late Dr Ray Wijewardene in an essay on his friend Arthur C. Clarke in 2005. Ten years later and with both great men having passed on, how far has Sri Lanka come [...]

Take Heart Mercy Mission – A blessing to little hearts in Sri Lanka

Take Heart Mercy Mission – A blessing to little hearts in Sri Lanka

The Take Heart Mercy Mission recently completed its 12th mission to Sri Lanka. The mission led by Dr. Conal Austin, FRCS, Paediatric Surgeon and John Simpson, MD, FRCP, Paediatric Cardiologist originally from Guys and St. Thomas Hospitals UK, was based at Karapitiya Hospital, Galle. The Take Heart Mercy Mission began in 2002 after Dr. Conal [...]

Let’s unite to safeguard our forest resources

Let’s unite to safeguard our forest resources

President Maithripala Sirisena, while launching the National Tree Planting Month programme in October, pledged to protect Sri Lanka’s remaining forests and plant more trees with the aim of increasing the nation’s forest cover up to 32%. The Government of Sri Lanka initiated this campaign as forests provide many benefits such as: protecting catchment areas of [...]

Asia’s small wild cat needs protection

Asia’s small wild cat needs protection

International conservationists gathered in Nepal for the first time to develop a Conservation Strategy Plan for the Fishing Cat The First International Fishing Cat Conservation Symposium was hosted last month in association with the NGO Himalayan Nature and Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation. Participants included representatives from Fishing Cat range countries like Nepal, India, [...]

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