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New electronic media authority: A welcome initiative

New electronic media authority: A welcome initiative

The recent news item that the Government was planning to introduce a new authority for the development of electronic media in Sri Lanka is a welcome and timely initiative. This move should also be viewed in the context of legislative provisions required for digitising the existing analogue television, and possibly radio, in the near future. [...]

Sri Lankan appointed to top Yale position

Sri Lankan Nilakshi Parndigamage, has just been appointed as Dean of one of Yale University’s undergraduate colleges, Ezra Stiles. Nilakshi, who receieved her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale in 2006, has a juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and has been practising as an attorney in [...]

Marjorie De Alwis School marks jubilee year with pirith and day outing

As Marjorie De Alwis International Kindergarten and School of Music, Speech, Ballet and Drama marks its 50th anniversary this year, the school administration has organiseda series of events, including a ceremony to commemorate its founder Principal,the late Majorie De Alwis. On March 19, the school held a pirith ceremony followed by an alms giving on [...]

4rever Skin Naturals bags ‘Emerging Brand Award’

4rever Skin Naturals won the coveted ‘Emerging Brand Award’ at the 25th Global Brand Excellence Awards organised by the World Brand Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 11. The ‘Emerging Brand Award’ recognizes and rewards at the global level the most sustainable and fastest growing brand with tangible outstanding performance achieved within a [...]

Samanalaya –2016

The annual drama festival presented by the Sunera Foundation to showcase the talents of young disabled participants attached to the Sunera performing arts workshops will culminate with the staging of ‘Samanalaya’on May 18 at the Lionel Wendt, from 7 p.m. Leading up to this final performance in Colombo were nine regional drama festivals held during [...]

Indian High Commission announces scholarships for Sri Lankans

The High Commission of India Colombo announces the offer of a few scholarships for Sri Lankans under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in Indian Traditional system of Medicine under the Delhi Declaration for South East Asian (SEA) countries for the academicyear 2016 – 2017. The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals [...]

“Mayday Mayday” on May Day

“Mayday Mayday” on May Day

The May Day rallies last week have been so much in the news that I was musing on the significance of this festival and how it has become so important. I discovered that May Day or the celebrations of the first of May originated as a traditional festival in the countries of northern Europe as [...]

India’s jewel in the crown

India’s jewel in the crown

NEW DELHI – India’s Solicitor-General, Ranjit Kumar, recently declared that India would not seek the return of the Kohinoor diamond – one of the world’s oldest and most valuable – from the British, to whom India had “gifted” it. The statement shocked India and unleashed passionate debate – so passionate, in fact, that the government [...]

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