Protecting Sri Lanka’s Mangroves

They are muddy, smelly and buggy but they do much more than what one may see with their naked eye. Isolated between 12,000-19,000 hecta...

Removal of Marital Status of Parents

“I was called anathaya (orphan), avajathakaya (illegitimate child), madame lamaya (child from the orphanage),” recalls Moses Akash ...

Looming Environmental Disasters

Many decisions regarding the environment taken in the last several months don’t seem to favour the environment. From cancelling permi...

5th Triennial Geoffrey Bawa Awards for Architectural Excelle...

The Geoffrey Bawa Trust announced eight shortlisted winners in the run-up to the 5th Geoffrey Bawa Awards for Excellence in Architectur...

In conversation with Dr. SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda

For Dr. SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda, life is an exploration of self. As one of the leading art historians in the country, his contributio...

Evolution of Library Services in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a proud history of being a highly literate country with a respected library service that served its citizens for centurie...

Dinesh Manjula Fernando

Disabled people need acceptance and equality, not over-sympathising. Having identified the need to communicate with hearing-impaired ...

The Clock is Ticking for the Environment

With more trees being cut, more waterways dried up, wildlife hunted and poached, we humans will soon complain about an imbalance in nat...

Iromie Wijewardena

The women portrayed on Iromie Wijewardena’s canvasses are bright and lively. This is her appreciation for women who are breadwinners ...

Maritime Wrecks in Lankan Waters

Did you know that the Southern coastal waters are home to the Indian Ocean’s oldest shipwreck? This means that exploring shipwrecks c...

Dr. Vajira Chitrasena

For Dr. Vajira Chitrasena, arts and culture wasn’t an option. Born to a mother who was determined to see her children taking up diffe...

Education Sector: Bounce back strategies

With COVID-19 the education sector too is at a standstill. Apart from students having to adjust to online teaching methods, school boar...

A low-key Vesak amidst COVID-19

Vesak, a religious holiday that signifies the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha lately became an occasion to go sight-s...

Challenges and Bounce Back Strategies

While the government is preparing for an exit strategy, many sectors are rethinking on bounce back strategies. One of the biggest chall...

Extended Curfew Period and Impact on Wildlife

When 25-year old A.M.S.P Bandara, a Wildlife ranger attached to the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) breathed his last during ...

Easter Sunday attack : One year after tragedy struck

It was around 8.44 am on April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday. Some were immersed in prayer, some children were having their breakfast afte...

Indefinite curfew: What about the pets?

While humans in areas with indefinite curfew periods are struggling to find essential items and vegetables, it may also be a challengin...

The world is recovering…

There was a time when humans were in a rat race, trying to make ends meet, sticking to deadlines and ignoring life. There was no ‘Me...

COVID 19 outbreak and its impacts on Sri Lanka

With a mass influx of returnees from high risk countries and other foreign lands, officials at BIA, the Sri Lanka Army, Police and Heal...

Keeping a tab on chemical fertiliser usage

Paddy farmers are getting ready for the Yala season which will begin in a month’s time. But they are faced with eternal challenges wi...

SAARC Bridges of Friendship

SAARC Bridges of Friendship was indeed an event that showcased the power of humanity. For Roshnie De Saram, Past President of the SAARC...

Shakya Radio : An initiative by a Bikkhuni

Shakya Radio, Sri Lanka’s first online Buddhist radio channel initiated by a Bikkhuni, namely Ven. Weliweriye Gothami Mehenin Wahanse...

‘Raise to Rise’

When Anya Raux was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) at the age of 11, she realized that all the flares in her body we...

An evening of original music with Rukshan Perera

It is always a treat to watch Rukshan Perera perform on stage. Having identified a dearth in the production of original tracks, Rukshan...

Anna-Marie Ondaatje preps for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Having started rhythmic gymnastics at the age of nine, Anna-Marie Ondaatje had pretty much had an eventful journey in her life. What is...

‘Ride4Ceylon’

‘Ride4Ceylon’ an annual charity cycle ride through Sri Lanka will be flagged off on February 26, 2020 with 45 riders from overseas ...

Teshani placed island first in A/L commerce stream

During the G.C. E A/L Examination held last year, as many as 180,000 candidates gained university entrance. Apart from that several stu...

Proposed Animal Welfare Bill as a national priority

Sri Lanka’s wildlife and animal welfare in general is at a critical condition with repeated incidents of cruelty towards animals bein...