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A helmeted mass

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June 25, 2019 02:08 pm

When I applied to cover the religion beat, I never thought I’d have to wear a helmet to do my job. But when it’s the first mass celebrated at the Notre ...


Army personnel complete Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training

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June 20, 2019 04:18 pm

The Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya as a supportive follow-up of the 7th Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) concluded its second Chemical Biological Radiol...


Monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on Climate Change and our responsibility

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June 20, 2019 12:40 pm

The monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will take place today at the BMICH on the theme of "Climate Change and our responsibility." ...


Ministry of Crab to hold fundraiser for Easter victims at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July

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June 19, 2019 06:14 pm

Ministry of Crab, will hold a fundraiser for victims of this year’s Sri Lanka attacks with a charity pop-up restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July. Ac...


Embassy of Sri Lanka gifts two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin

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June 18, 2019 03:33 pm

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin gifted two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin, upon a request made by the Cambodian Ambassador. Mr Karunasena Hettiar...


British High Commission Colombo celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday

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June 17, 2019 10:59 am

The British High Commission in Colombo and the British Council celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd Birthday at Westminster House.   According to ...


Supporting the revival of the local coffee industry

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June 14, 2019 05:13 pm

In a time gone by in Ceylon, it was coffee that was a booming plantation before disease struck, wiping out thousands of acres of coffee that adorned the hills of the country. ...


"On Broadway" with the Workshop Players

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June 13, 2019 05:13 pm

The Rotary Club of Colombo West in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka are proud to announce a night of grand entertainment – “On Broadway”, a...


New rainforest gecko joins growing list of reptiles unique to Sri Lanka

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June 12, 2019 06:38 pm

From the eastern fringe of Sri Lanka’s Sinharaja rainforest, scientists have described a new species of day gecko, the latest to join an ever-expanding list of remarkable ...


In Pictures : When Roy G. Hemmings brought Motown hits to Colombo

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June 12, 2019 03:04 pm

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brought the sounds of Motown, in one action packed show in Colombo recently. Featuring hits by The Three Degrees, Harold Mel...


Charity concert in aid of Church restorations and families of Easter Sunday attacks

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June 12, 2019 01:02 pm

A charity concert was held yesterday (June 11) in aid of families of the victims and the reconstruction of the Churches following th tragic Easter Sunday Attacks at the Archbish...


A reef under threat : Attempting to restore Kalpitiya’s Bar Reef

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June 11, 2019 01:08 pm

Up until recently, not a lot was known about the Bar Reef in Kalpitiya. But by the time we learned its value, we’d nearly lost it forever.  The Bar Reef, loca...


2018 Gratiaen Prize goes to Arun Welandawe- Prematilleke

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June 10, 2019 09:52 am

The 2018 Gratiaen Prize was carried off by Arun Welandawe- Prematilleke, whose play The One Who Loves You So was adjudged for being ‘a consummate work of art in one of the...


 “Divine Dance of Energy” to mark 5th International Day of Yoga

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June 06, 2019 05:52 pm

 “Divine Dance of Energy”- an amalgamation of Bharatha Natyam and Yoga by Shrisha artistes Donisha Myleandran (yoga), Rathiksha Nishanthan (Bharatha Natyam) and...


How Facebook fights false news

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June 03, 2019 12:11 pm

“Misinformation and false news are harmful to any community and make the world less informed. We take our responsibility to deal with misinformation and false news very se...


Mr Carson to recount "Downton Abbey" tales at Highclere concert

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May 29, 2019 07:22 pm

NEWBURY, England (Reuters) - Mr Carson, the much-loved butler in hit period drama “Downton Abbey”, has lived through the tales of love and tragedy that have beset th...


Pierce Brosnan’s son Paris creates short film on Sri Lankan experience

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May 29, 2019 08:03 am

Pierce Brosnan's son Paris recently traveled to Sri Lanka to document firsthand how one program is making a  difference in the lives of both local children and on the r...


In Pictures: London Buddhist Vihara Vesak Programme

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May 28, 2019 11:01 am

Vesak celebrations were held recently at the London Buddhist Vihara. Capture here are images of  Sri Lanka High Commissioner in UK Manisha Gunasekera hoisting the...


The Workshop Players present "The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary"

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May 23, 2019 12:43 pm

The Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund, in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka, presents “The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary&rdqu...


In Pictures: Vesak celebrations

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May 22, 2019 04:35 pm

Though security considerations in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks led to the cancellation of many public events during this year’s Vesak celebrat...


Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opens new Head Office in Kollupitiya

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May 17, 2019 11:43 am

The Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opened its new Head Office at the first floor of the Blue Ocean Apartment building in Colombo 03, yesterday (May 16). Speaker Karu...


Sri Lankan High Commission in UK hosts reception for national cricket team

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May 16, 2019 03:44 pm

The Sri Lankan High Commission in London, recently hosted a reception for the Sri Lankan cricket team in the UK that will participate at the upcoming ICC World Cup in England an...


Elections Commission extends deadline to accept entries for PAURA short film festival

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May 14, 2019 07:30 pm

The deadline for accepting short film entries for the 'PAURA' Short Film Festival organised by the Election Commission (EC) has been extended until July 10, the EC ...


Sri Lankans in Myanmar engage in Bodhi Pooja in memory of terror attack victims

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May 09, 2019 12:11 pm

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar together with the Sri Lankan community in Myanmar organised a special religious ceremony in rememberance of the victims of Easter Sunda...


Washington National Cathedral hosts interfaith service and remembrance for Lankan victims

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May 08, 2019 04:30 pm

The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Washington National Cathedral jointly organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance dedicated for the people of Sri Lanka ...


Mobile App for '1990' ambulance service launched

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May 08, 2019 02:03 pm

A mobile app has been launched to facilitate the process of reaching out for the state-run 1990 ambulance service at times of emergency. The app which is compatible...


Scholarships for diploma courses in Performing and Fine Arts to study in India

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May 06, 2019 05:23 pm

Applications are hereby invited from Sri Lankan students for the award of Scholarships for Diploma in Performing Arts and Fine Arts (Classical Music, Classical Dance and Paintin...


Comedy stars in the UK to perform a fundraising gig for victims of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attack

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May 03, 2019 05:16 pm

Comedy stars in the UK are set to perform a fundraising gig for victims of the Sri Lanka bombings. "A Night For Sri Lanka" will take place at Indigo at The O2 ...


In Pictures : A week since deadly terror attacks

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April 29, 2019 03:41 pm

Devotees in Sri Lanka stayed  at home one week after a series of deadly bombings while following  Archbishop  Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith in a televised mass, a...


Lifting the veil: Jerusalem exhibition aims to explain religious dress

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April 27, 2019 10:15 pm

It is not unusual to see veiled women walking the streets of Jerusalem - and it is sometimes hard to tell which religion they follow. The clothing is worn by some female...




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A helmeted mass

When I applied to cover the religion beat, I never thought I’d have to wear a helmet to do my job. But ...

Army personnel complete Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training

The Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya as a supportive follow-up of the 7th Army to Army Staff ...

Monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on Climate Change and our responsibility

The monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will take place today at the BMICH on the them...

Ministry of Crab to hold fundraiser for Easter victims at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July

Ministry of Crab, will hold a fundraiser for victims of this year’s Sri Lanka attacks with a charity pop-up res...



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