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No more ‘noproblem perera’

No more ‘noproblem perera’

Sunil is no more. Who is Sunil, one may ask?  And, what more can you write about a musician, entertainer, friend, father and grandfather who was known to millions of fans simply as “Sunil” and was “Sunil Aiya” to younger musicians and entertainers. Sunil Perera, who passed away on Monday morning after suffering complications from [...]

Newest green oasis where sandalwood trees take root

Newest green oasis where  sandalwood trees take root

The National Sandalwood Park, nestled adjacent to the House of Parliament and the Diyawanna Oya is a welcome addition to the city’s green spaces. Designed by the Environment & Landscape Division of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and constructed by the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (SLLDC), at a cost of around Rs 300 million, [...]

Letters to the Editor

Pension for past Central Bank Governor: Unfair request at a time like this At a time of grievous financial crisis in the country, I was highly astonished and perturbed to hear that the State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal has recommended that as a former Governor of the Central Bank (CB) he be granted  [...]



He died the way he lived; ministering to the ones who needed him most Dr Tiraj Mendis Today, we buried a much loved cousin and humanitarian. A paediatrician attached to Diyatalawa Hospital, he had worked in the Uva province for many years and was actively involved in the health and wellbeing of the many disadvantaged [...]

Leaving behind the lectern and literary criticism after 40 years at Pera English Dept

Leaving behind the lectern and literary  criticism after 40 years at Pera English Dept

Dr. Senath Walter Perera has always fought shy of the limelight. For nine long years the Chair of the Gratiaen Trust, he would present in that suspenseful night the coveted laurels to the winner, but never claimed the stage for himself, preferring his role as academic in the corridors of Peradeniya, and as a judge [...]

All in a day’s work in the ‘new normal’

All in a day’s work in the ‘new normal’

‘Te naney naney naney na na ne naaaa…’  the tune of Beethoven’s Fur Elise makes me jump out of bed, although he would never would have written that music with such an intention even in his wildest dreams. I check the wall clock. Both arms are at 12 – enough to make me shiver. Then [...]

State Literary Awards 2020 announced ahead of ceremony

As many as 2565 publications of Lankan authors, published in 2019 were in competition at the 67th State Literary Awards 2020 under 40 categories. The number is the largest submitted thus far for the national literary event and it remains to be seen whether the interest generated in literature in the year preceding the pandemic, [...]

Virtual book fair

The Read Plus Foundation will present a Virtual Book Fair from September 15 -30, with online book sales, book talks, webinars, discussions,  literary programmes and competitions for children and adults,  as well as book launches. The Read Plus Foundation is a consortium of 15 leading publishing houses in Sri Lanka. For more information,  please see [...]

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