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Does Lanka need military or spiritual discipline?

Does Lanka need military or spiritual discipline?

What’s happening?  Whither Lanka? These are daily questions Sri Lankans ask one another but   fail to provide a positive answer. Nations do, at times, find themselves tottering on the brink of chaos, but try to avoid falling in by doing something right at the last moment. We, Sri Lankans, however, are in a jolly mood [...]

Nicholas Ruwan Dias conferred PhD by prestigious university

Nicholas Ruwan Dias conferred PhD by prestigious university

Nicholas Ruwan Dias was awarded a PhD by the prestigious University of Malaya, one of Asia’s highest ranked universities, for his thesis on ‘Enterprise Security Architecture Framework for the Banking Industry’ at the university’s Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology. Dr. Dias is currently a Senior Enterprise Architect at Strateq (, one of Malaysia’s [...]

My brother and friend Shahul

My Late brother Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed’s 92ndbirth anniversary falls on 10th April and I would like to give a brief snapshot of this exemplary gentleman. My brother was educated at St.Anthony’s College, Katugastota, Vijaya College and Zahira College Matale. He showed a flair for English writing and it started with the Children’s Corner in [...]

Palestine prisoners’ day observed in Colombo

Palestine prisoners’ day observed in Colombo

On Wednesday, the Palestine embassy in Sri Lanka marked Palestinian prisoners’ day to express solidarity with thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons. High commissioners and ambassadors from friendly countries visited the embassy to write their messages in a book kept at the embassy. Several people visited the embassy to sign the book on [...]

Lecture on Golan Heights

The Sri Lanka Journalists for Global Justice will hold a lecture on international law implications arising out of the United States’ recognition of Israel’s illegal annexation of the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. The lecture will be delivered by Veteran human rights and constitutional lawyer Javid Yousuf, who is also [...]

New office bearers of Sri Lanka German Friendship Society

The following office bearers were elected to the executive committee of the Sri Lanka German Friendship Society for 2019/2020, at its annual general deeting held on March 28 at the auditorium of the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) in Colombo. Patron: Jorn Rhode, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Vice Patrons: Dianne Wijewardena, Rajah [...]

Feast of Divine Mercy today

The Feast of Divine Mercy at St. Peter ‘s and Paul Church, Ragama, will be held today at 2 pm in English followed by Holy Mass.

Malani Bulathsinhala remembered

Malani Bulathsinhala remembered

A commemorative ceremony was held recently in memory of award-winning songstress Malani Bulathsinhala. The event was organised by the Pragna Pradeepa Kala Sansadaya founded by Western Provincial Council member and the UNP’s Borella electorate chief organiser Jayantha de Silva. He is seen here placing a wreath at her grave site at the Borella cemetery.

Pera Uni’s batch of 69 plans gala event to mark golden jubilee

The Peradeniya University’s 1969 batch will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 12 at the university premises. An array of activities, including lectures by scholars and a musical event featuring songs rooted in the university, have been planned to mark the day. The organisers cordially invite the alumni and their family members to participate in [...]

116th National Trust lecture

The 116th National Trust lecture on “A single World Heritage nomination for Sri Lank’s post Colonial fortifications” by Ashley de Vos will be held at the HNB Auditorium, 22nd Floor, HNB Towers, 479 T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10 at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

The case for a global constitution

By Kaushik Basu, exclusive to the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka NEW YORK – In my book ‘The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics’, I was eager to demonstrate how the methods that have emerged from the long and fruitful dialogue between these fields could, with a little help from game [...]

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