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Promoting a dining culture sans plastic

Promoting a dining culture sans plastic

It is a well-known fact that nature is adversely impacted due to pollution caused by irresponsible acts of human beings. With the rapid industrialization, today the world is experiencing environmental pollution at an alarming rate. The fast growing consumerism has given rise to production in excess. With ever increasing products, there is no doubt that

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Teacher

Teachers are creators of knowledge

I pen this article to commemorate International Teachers’ Day which falls today. Nothing is permanent in this world except for change. Throughout our lives, we face various changes. Most of the time, these appear as challenges and along with them come opportunities. A handful of people recognises and adapts to these changes. They exploit

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Andrew Fidel Fernando

BOOK REVIEW-Andrew Fidel Fernando Upon a sleepless Isle Travels in Sri Lanka by bus and trishaw Picador India – 2019

The author has dedicated this book to Fidelia and Sarath. His book has twelve well written chapters and at the end an epilogue and acknowledgements. Also has a map of Sri Lanka. The author in his first book in the context of a travel diary has brought in other factors. To my mind he is not merely a traveller in and around our island home but also a

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Walhagoda Perahera, Muslim Community

Walhagoda Perahera and Muslim Community

Though there were misunderstandings among the Sinhala and Muslim communities, yet the Muslims are trying to heal the differences. The Gampola Muslim community through their President Al-Haj Nazoor Deen welcomed the Basnayake Nilame of Walhagoda Devale Seevali Nugegoda on the last day of the Walhagoda Devale Perahera on Sunday with the sheaf of betel at

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Vijaya Corea, Sooriya Show re-launch

Down memory lane: Revisiting the Sooriya Show

“It’s hard to remember just what that period was like,” Mick Jagger, speaking of the sixties, told an interviewer somewhere in the eighties. We remember the rebels, revolutionaries, and conformists, of course: Jack and Jackie and Bobby Kennedy, Syngman Rhee, Castro, Che, Ho Chi Minh, Sirimavo, and Chairman Mao. Then we remember the stars: Marilyn, Andy

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Gleanings, K. S. Sivakumaran

Gleanings on KS’s Gleanings

K.S. Sivakumaran’s latest publication Gleanings: A Lankan’s Views as a Columnist offers rare insights into Sri Lankan writing, arts and culture. Gleanings: A Lankan’s Views as a Columnist is the latest in a series of books by K. S. Sivakumaran, offering insights into Sri Lankan writing, arts and culture. These books contain articles and columns he

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P. de S. Wimalasundera

Business tycoon with humane personality

Thaththa was unique. He was a self-made man, a visionary, a shrewd businessman, but more than that, what I admired most was his humaneness; he had a kind heart. Thaththa had many accolades to his credit but was a down-to-earth human being with a common touch. His lifestyle was a simple one and centred around Amma; she was his lifeblood. Hailing from

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