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The crying need for the immediate enactment of Animal Welfare Bill

The crying need for the immediate enactment of Animal Welfare Bill

The dawn of 2019 broke the harrowing news that Charlie, a pet Labrador, was burnt alive by a grossly inhuman being who doused him with kerosene or petrol while the animal was inside the cage. This heinous crime caused extreme distress not only to animal lovers but to humanity all over the world.  On the [...]

Shani honoured with China’s Super Ambassador award

Shani honoured with China’s Super Ambassador award

Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s deputy ambassador in China, was awarded the ‘Silk Road Super Ambassador Award’ by the Government of China for her outstanding contribution for China’s Belt-and-Road programmes through bilateral relations. Ms. Karunaratne, a career diplomat with 23 years of service is a bilingual professional. Apart from being a main speaker at some [...]

Workshop on Typography For Children’s Lit.

Workshop on Typography For Children’s Lit.

A Workshop on Typography For Children’s Literature organised by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Sri Lanka was recently held at the Sri Lanka Print Media Academy, Malabe with resource persons from the University of Moratuwa and AKURU Collective

Water connections for Stockwatte residents

Western Province Councillor and Pragna Pradeepa Concept Initiator Jayantha de Silva has launched a welfare programme using his development funds to provide water connections to needy families. He is seen here opening a tap at a residence at Stockwatte in Colombo 10.

Nishan Silva appointed as Cluster General Manager in Dubai

After serving for three years as Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre General Manager, Nishan Silva was appointed as the Cluster General Manager for seven Accor Hotels properties in Dubai. They are Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel & Residences, Novotel Mall of the Emirates, Novotel Deira, IBIS Mall of the Emirates, IBIS Al Rigga and [...]

Spiritual programme by Brahma Kumaris

‘Spiritual Intelligence for Excellence in Life’ — A Spiritual Exhibition to Unfold the Secrets of Life, has been organised by the Brahma Kumaris from February 9-11 at the Colombo Public Library Hall.  The event is free of charge and open to the public. The programme will include how to acquire body-mind coordination; stress-free living; time [...]

Don’t miss biggest one-day wedding display

Two of Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand and Cinnamon Lakeside will present Cinnamon City Weddings, a one-day wedding display where couples planning to tie the knot and their families can experience the diverse celebratory moments that can be accommodated at the two luxury properties. This wedding extravaganza on February 10 from 10 a.m. to [...]

Celebrate Freedom Day in true Sri Lankan style

Sri Lanka celebrates its 71st Independence Day tomorrow (February 4).  The Mother Sri Lanka movement (MSL) believes Independence Day is the most appropriate day for all Sri Lankans to celebrate the “pride of being Sri Lankan” as one nation. The movement invites all Sri Lankans to join together and celebrate being Sri Lankan. It is [...]

Ranil’s ‘pol lella’ works magic

Is it a Trojan Horse or a coconut husk (pol lella) that Ranil Wickemesinghe presented to the Constitutional Assembly last month, setting opposition politicians aflame and in a frenzy since that day? Some politicians and critics have compared it to a Trojan Horse which appears to be way off the mark. This is no parallel [...]

The sorry state of the world economy

NEW YORK – January is traditionally a time for assessing the developments of the previous year, in order to anticipate what the new one has in store. Unfortunately, even though we may be at a turning point for the better politically, the data that have emerged in the last month do not paint a promising [...]

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