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A soup kitchen opens in Colombo to cope with hunger caused by the economic crisis

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy Asia News Due to the situation, many Sri Lankans can no longer afford even one meal a day. Between 600 and 700 people show up at the community kitchen run by Rev Geeth Chamara De Silva. Talks for a credit line continue between Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund. […]

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Official report on UL504 filed, report confirms possible collision avoided

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An official report on the possible mid-air collision avoided by UL 504 has been filed by the crew upon their return to the BIA yesterday which has confirmed that due to the vigilance and action taken by the crew, they had managed to avert one of the worst mid-air collisions. Sri […]

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UN warns Sri Lanka could face ‘full-blown humanitarian emergency’

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy  Mizzima The United Nations warns that Sri Lanka’s unprecedented economic crisis could develop into a dire humanitarian crisis, with millions already in need of aid.

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Ship carrying Rs.2Bn relief materials from India reaches Colombo

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An Indian ship carrying urgent relief supplies including rice, life-saving medicines and milk powder arrived in Colombo on Sunday and the consignment was handed over to the government, the Indian High Commission said. High Commissioner Gopal Baglay handed over a large consignment of humanitarian assistance worth more than SLR 2 billion […]

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Congratulations Russia!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

Priyantha Hettige Courtesy Island Moscow has just been voted the third best city in the world to live in by the UN. But it beats all the competition in having the highest quality of life for its citizens, which includes the best medical care, the best education, attractive public spaces, public safety and, importantly, the […]

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The Death of the Most Ven. Homagama Kondanna Maha Thero

Friday, February 4th, 2022

German Dharmaduta Society Colombo Most Ven. Homagama Kondanna Maha Thero It is with great sorrow that we convey the sad news of the death of Most Ven. Homagama Kondanna Maha Thero, one of Sri Lanka’s best-known monks for Buddhist missionary work overseas, and mentor and meditation teacher of several famous people including a former President […]

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160 MW of power added to national grid from Norochcholai and No scheduled power outages until further notice – PUCSL

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says the third generator at the Lakvijaya Power Plant in Norochcholai has been repaired after it broke down last month. Accordingly, 160 MW of electricity has been added to the national grid. This generator, which adds 300 MW of electricity in total to the national grid, experienced a […]

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දිවියෙන් සමුගත් සිය දියණිය සිහි කර අනුරපුර ආර්ථික අපහසුතා ඇති පවුල් වලට ආධාර

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

තිසර සමල් – එප්පාවල දිවියෙන් සමුගත් සිය දියණියට පිං පිණිස අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ආර්ථික අපහසුතා ඇති පවුල් 100 කට අත්‍යවශය ආහාර මලු බෙදා දීමට කොළඹ 05 ප්‍රදේශයේ ව්‍යාපාරික මහත්මියක වන විශාකා වීරකෝන් මහත්මිය ඊයේ (17) දුරුතු පොහෝ දින කටයුතු කළාය. මීට දෙවසරකට පමණ ඉහතදී දිවියෙන් සමුගත් නදීරා විජේරත්න නම් දියණියට පිං පිණිස ඇයගේ මව වන කොළඹ […]

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Sri Lankans celebrate Buddha’s first visit to the island

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 18:  The Buddhist festival Duruthu Poya was celebrated on January 17, the first full moon in January. It marked the first visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka. This is a key religious and historic date in the calendar for Sri Lankan Buddhists as it marks Gautama Buddha’s first visit to […]

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‘Menike Mage Hithe’ is BJP’s theme song in Uttar Pradesh elections

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, January 16 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan singer Yohani de Silva’s Menike Maga Hithe” which had taken the Indian music scene by storm, is now being used by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to boost the prospects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the […]

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One of world’s largest and rarest blue sapphires weighing in at 310kg

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Courtesy The Telegraph (UK) The stone, discovered in the gem-rich area of Ratnapura, has been dubbed the ‘Queen of Asia’ A woman walks past the world’s largest natural corundum blue sapphire, weighing 310 kilograms CREDIT: DINUKA LIYANAWATTE /REUTERS Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday put on show what they said was the world’s largest natural corundum blue sapphire, […]

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‘India That Is Bharat’ Review: A Book of Consequence for Constitutional Reform in former European Colonies including Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

byD V Sridharan-Nov 16, 2021  Author J Sai Deepak and his book’s cover. Snapshot J Sai Deepak’s book ‘India That is Bharat’ is a rigorous survey of India’s political history since the Papal Bull of 1493. India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution. J Sai Deepak. Bloomsbury India. 2021. Pages 484. Rs 404. here’s a […]

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ඇමරිකාවේ තරුණ ජේම්ස් ලංකාවේදී පැවිදි දිවියට| අහම්බෙන් ඇහුණු ඒ බණ පදයෙන් මගෙ මුලු ජීවිතේම වෙනස්වුණා||

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

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Sri Lanka kitchens blow up as gas crisis deepens

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Courtesy MailOnline Sri Lanka is investigating a sharp rise in kitchen explosions caused by cooking gas that have reportedly killed at least one person and wounded dozens of others, parliament heard Monday. The island is in the grip of an economic crisis with serious shortages of fossil fuels and other essential goods because of depleted […]

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Area residents attack MP Thowfeek’s house after Kinniya ferry accident

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Residents of Kuringankerni area have attacked the house of Trincomalee District MP M.S. Thowfeek of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) following the ferry accident which took place this morning. A tense situation ensued after a passenger ferry was capsized at the Kuringankerni lagoon in Kinniya, killing six people including four schoolchildren. The residence […]

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Mirigama-Kurunegala section of Central Expressway to be opened this month: Minister

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Mirigama-Kurunegala section of the Central Expressway will be opened this month, Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said today. He told Parliament that the Central Expressway from Colombo to Kandy will be completely opened during the next two years. The minister said this while responding to a question raised by Chief Opposition […]

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Torrential rains trigger deadly flooding in Sri Lanka, India

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

By Adam Douty, AccuWeather, Residents evacuate an elderly woman to a safer place through a flooded neighborhood during incessant heavy rains, in Chennai, India, on Thursday. Photo by Idrees Mohammed/EPA-EFE Rounds of heavy rain that inundated parts of Sri Lanka and southeastern India this week caused severe flooding and mudslides that are being blamed for […]

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Hassina Leelarathna, co-founder of the only Sri Lankan newspaper in the U.S., dies at 73

Monday, November 1st, 2021

BY ANH DOSTAFF WRITER  Courtesy Los Angeles Times Hassina Leelarathna, a co-founder of the only Sri Lankan newspaper in the U.S. and an activist who spurred fellow immigrants to help when disasters struck their homeland, has died at age 73. Leelarathna died in Sherman Oaks on Oct. 17 after battling lung cancer for the last five […]

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2021 Global Hunger Index reveals world rankings; Find out where Sri Lanka stands

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – In the 2021 Global Hunger Index, Sri Lanka ranks 65th out of the 116 countries with sufficient data to calculate 2021 GHI scores. With a score of 16.0, Sri Lanka has a level of hunger that is moderate. For the 2021 GHI report, data were assessed for 135 countries. Out of these, there […]

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Sri Lankan flotilla protests against Indian poaching

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Courtesy Channel News Asia COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s fishermen launched a flotilla of boats on Sunday (Oct 17) demanding that the government block Indian trawlers from poaching in the island’s prawn-rich northern waters. Boats flying black flags and carrying opposition legislators travelled 100km from the north-eastern fishing town of Mullaittivu to the island’s northernmost tip, Point […]

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රේගුවෙන් විනාශ කරන්නට නියමිතව තිබූ කසල තේ තොගයක් කාබනික පොහොර වලට මිශ්‍ර කරන්නට ගෙනැවිත් එප්පාවලදී උණුසුම් තත්වයක්

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

තිසර සමල් – අනුරාධපුර රේගුවෙන් විනාශ කරන්නට නියමිතව තිබූ කසල තේ තොගයක්  කාබනික පොහොර වලට මිශ්‍ර කරන්නට ගෙනැවිත් එප්පාවලදී උණුසුම් තත්වයක්…. කාබනික පොහොර නිශ්පාදනය සඳහා කලවම් කිරීමට ගෙන ආ බවට පැවසෙන කසල තේ තොග වල ඇසුරුම් එප්පාවල ඇඳගල ප්‍රදේශයේ රජයේ වී ගබඩා වල ගිණි තැබීමට හේතුවෙන් අවට ප්‍රදේශවාසීන් හා එම ස්ථානයේ සිටි පිරිස අතර උණුසුම් තත්වයක් ඊයේ […]

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Yohani – Manike Mage Hithe ….The story of her rise to stardom – Based on True Stories

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

London to Colombo

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How about ‘elevated jogging track’ in place of missing south bund on Kelani left bank?

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Engineer Anton Nanayakkara Senior Deputy Director of Irrigation (retd) Courtesy The Island When it was realised that the over 100-year-old Dutch-built Gothatuwa bund was not able to protect the whole of Colombo from a major flood of the Kelani river, a suggestion to build a new bund on the left bank of the Kelani river […]

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WATCH : Sri Lankan sensation Yohani de Silva covers title track of “Shiddat”

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Dilini Madushanki Courtesy Ceylon Today Having grabbed international attention and spurring a flurry of renditions to her hit cover Menike mage hithe, Sri Lankan singer Yohani de Silva has entered Bollywood with the female version of the title track of the movie Shiddat. The song, originally sung by Manan Bhardwaj and released today (28), features Sunny Kaushal, […]

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ප්‍රාසාංගික නර්තනයේ සන්නාමය

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

හිරු පුවත් ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රමිතියෙන් හැඩ වූ, අසමසම, නිර්මාණශීලි, දඟකාර පුංචි නැට්ටුවන් පිරිවරාගත් ප්‍රාසාංගික නර්තනයේ රියැලිටි ටෙලිවිෂන් සන්නාමය වන “හිරු SUPER DANCER” සීසන් 03 අවසන් මහා තරඟය (Grand Finale) Hiru Life Studio මැදිරි සංකීර්ණයේදී අද (25) පැවැත්වුණා.

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Manike Mage Hithe: Dubai grooves to Sri Lankan singer’s viral track

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Sandhya D’Mello /Dubai Courtesy WKND Yohani de Silva, 28, has become an overnight sensation with her lilting Sinhalese song that has broken the internet Manike Mage Hithe, the Sinhalese viral track that has taken the Internet by storm, is transcending musical, cultural and language boundaries. Sung by 28-year-old Sri Lankan singer Yohani de Silva, the […]

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Watch: “Manike Mage Hithe” Remix For Mamata Banerjee’s Bypoll Campaign

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Courtesy NDTV A father-daughter duo have remixed “Manike Mage Hithe” into a tribute to Mamata Banerjee, who has to win the Bhabanipore bypolls to keep her job Manike Mage Hithe (in my heart), a Sinhala song from Sri Lanka, recently became an Internet sensation in India, despite most people not understanding its lyrics. From covers to […]

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නාවලකන්ද දොළ රක්ෂිතයේ රුක් රෝපණ වැඩසටහන

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයට අයත් මීගහතැන්න ප්‍රදේශයේ නාවලකන්ද ග්‍රාමය යනු ශ්‍රී ලකාව පුරා පවතින වනාන්තර පද්ධතියේ ඉහලම ජෛව විවිධත්වයක් හිමි සදාහරිත වැසි වනාන්තරවලට මැදි වූ සුන්දර ගම්මානයක් සහිත කඳුකර වනාන්තර පද්ධතියකි. මෙම ගම්මානය සහිත වනාන්තර පද්ධතිය ආවරණය වන පරිදි වනසංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට අයත් රක්ෂිත කලාප කීපයක්ම ඇති අතර එම රක්ෂිත ප්‍රදේශ […]

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Data manipulation by World Bank is symptomatic of big power hegemony

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Daily Mirror UN expert, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, explains how Big Powers manipulate Third World economies  Since 2014, the OLOBC has been saying that the DBR and the EDB scale have had a disastrous impact on poor countries The World Bank announced last Thursday that it has paused” or temporarily suspended its Doing Business Report […]

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Eliyantha White passes away

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lankan faith healer Eliyantha White has passed away earlier today (September 22), sources told Ada Derana. He had been receiving treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital in Colombo when he had passed away. White also served as a personal physician to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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