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The time that education saved my life

The time that education saved my life

Mohamed Sidibay is a youth representative to the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, a peace activist at the Global Partnership for Education, and a former peace ambassador with the My Hero Project. NEW YORK – My family was murdered before I could tie my shoes. As a young boy in Sierra Leone, years [...]

National policy for spices, an urgent need of the hour

National policy for spices, an urgent need of the hour

The pungency of our cinnamon, pepper, cloves, nutmeg and much more launched many ships of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British. Forts were erected to keep the potential enemy at bay as this exotic ‘spice island’ was too good to lose. However, the spice legacy of the colonial island cannot afford to be complacent. Today [...]

Breakfast ceremony at Pettah

Breakfast ceremony at Pettah

Pettah Bo-Tree junction businessmen held a breakfast ceremony recently, with Western Provincial Councillor Jayantha de Silva taking part as chief guest. He is seen here with businessman Sunil Mathupala as breakfast was served to the people.

Sathara Avurudu celebrations

Sathara Avurudu  celebrations

Employees of the Sathara group of companies held their National New Year festival and games recently. The festivities, held for the second year, took place at the residence of group chairman Chandrasoma Perera.

Buy a Ramadan greeting card and help them see the world

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) this year too released a large collection of more than200,000 colourful Ramadan greeting cards The proceeds from sales of the cards will be utilised to perform free cataract surgeries to underprivileged elderly citizens who visit the HelpAge Eye Hospital. The hospital is located at Sinsapa Road, Wellawatte. Colombo 6. HASL, Executive [...]

Journey to Inner peace

A non-religious meditation event titled ‘Journey to Inner Peace’ will be conducted by Shree Shivkrupanand Swami at the BMCH Mihilaka Medura hall today from 4.30 pm to 7 pm. All are welcome.

The asset we cannot afford to neglect

LONDON – “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” wrote Benjamin Franklin. A fervent advocate for public education, and a founder of libraries, schools, and the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin viewed education as the foundation of human progress. If he were alive today, he would be horrified by the state of education in developing [...]

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