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

Comments - 0 / 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 region’s economy. “Travelling to Sri Lanka was an a...


Colombia demolishes drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's former home

Comments - 0 / February 23, 2019 05:39 pm

Colombia destroyed an infamous apartment building which was once home to drug trafficker Pablo Escobar in a controlled implosion on Friday, after the site became a tourist destination. The “Monaco” apartments, where Escobar liv...


90% of women experience sexual harassment on public transportation in Sri Lanka: UNFPA report

Comments - 2 / November 26, 2018 08:37 am

In Sri Lanka, a staggering 90% of women have experienced sexual harassment  on public transport but just 4% seek support from the police, according to UN statistics. The findings were revealed in a project by The U...


President in New York to address UNGA tomorrow

Comments - 0 / September 24, 2018 10:55 am

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the fourth consecutive time. He arrived at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York yesterdy. He was received by ...


Ibuprofen linked to male infertility, study says

Comments - 0 / January 09, 2018 10:33 am

Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. When taking ibuprofen in doses commonly used by athletes, a small sample of you...


Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It

Comments - 0 / August 29, 2017 08:10 am

Mothers and daughters talk about all kinds of things. But there is one conversation Susan Beauregard, 49, of Hampton, Conn., is reluctant to have with her 89-year-old mother, Anita Shear: What to do — eventually — with Mrs. Shear&rsquo...


North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

Comments - 0 / August 21, 2017 07:37 am

  North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war, " CNN reported. Pyongyang also declared tha...


What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

Comments - 0 / August 17, 2017 02:35 pm

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States. Now comes the hard part of fulfilling the declared goal of its leader Kim Jong Un: perfecting a n...


Namal Rajapaksa shares views on Al Jazeera about Hambantota Port signing

Comments - 1 / July 31, 2017 03:15 pm

  The billion-dollar deal reached over Hambantota port, despite protests over security fears, including from India was signed over the weekend. While it is to help Sri Lanka get over its mounting debt it adds another important li...


Video : Chamari Atapattu earns player of the match award

Comments - 0 / June 30, 2017 12:26 pm

Chamari Atapattu's score - has put her in the third-highest postion in the history of Women's ODIs. Australia's Belinda Clark occupies the top spot with unbeaten 229 against Denmark Women in the 1997 Women's World Cup. La...


Doctors warn avoid eating raw fish dishes in Thailand; deadly parasites could cause liver cancer

Comments - 0 / June 28, 2017 04:27 pm

One may think eating traditional dishes when  abroad is custom – but think twice before doing so in Thailand. Koi pla, made of raw fish ground with spices and lime, is a favourite feast for parasites responsible for deadly ...


Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Comments - 0 / May 22, 2017 02:25 pm

(CNN) Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called "the ultimate deal". When he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington earlier this month, Trump said: &...


The non-Americans' guide to US elections (Handy for citizens too)

Comments - 0 / November 07, 2016 02:53 pm

(CNN)The US presidential election. It's exhilarating, it's exhausting, but it's also inexplicably complicated, even for us natives. Here's everything you need to know to become an insta-pundit. When's the electio...


ISIS Claims Responsibility for Ax Attack on German Train

Comments - 0 / July 19, 2016 03:08 pm

 The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday after a 17-year-old Afghan youth attacked passengers on a regional train in Germany with an ax and a knife before he was fatally shot by the police, the New York Times reported. ...


10 Children Among the Dead as a Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Turkey

Comments - 0 / January 31, 2016 10:10 pm

GENEVA — One photo showed a small boy, perhaps 3 years old, dressed for a mild winter — dark blue pants and coat, a sky blue sweater for extra protection. The grown-up who had dressed him for the journey — barely five miles acros...






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Features & Analysis

In Pictures : French National Day

The French National Day was held recently at the Colombo Hilton. Captured here are images from the evening. Pix by Am...

SOS Children’s Village celebrates 100th birth anniversary of its founder

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka recently celebrated ‘SOS Day’ honoring the 100th birth anniversar...

Car-free day draws a crowd

Colombo’s first open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independ...

Reviving our island spirit - #DineEscapeRebuild

The Island Story, a brand new travel company with a fresh perspective on travel is collaborating with Botanik Rooftop...



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