WELIGAMA, SRI LANKA — A few dozen meters from the shoreline, fisherman T. H. Sena sits motionless on a wooden stilt, waiting for tourists to come and pose for pictures. A picture in return for money. Stilt fishing is a recent innovation, first adopted just after World War II when food shortages...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena has promoted five Senior Brigadiers of the Sri Lankan Army to the rank of Major General. The Military Headquarters said all five senior officers while serving either as support, infantry, service arms or in combat have played praiseworthy roles during the humanitarian operation...
Colombo (News 1st) – President of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin raised the questioned what happened to the Rs. 5 Billion allocated in the 2014 Budget to purchase tabs for school children. Stalin stated: “The Auditor General has also questioned this. They claim textbooks are heavy to be carried...
Poson was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on 27 June. The Embassy premises were illuminated with Poson lanterns lit and coloured electric lights. Poson devotional songs were played at the Embassy on the day following poya day to create Poson atmosphere. Poson, which marks the introduction of...
U.S. Marines and Sri Lanka Armed Forces service members participate in ground air integration training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 28, 2018. Marines training with the U.S. Navy and partner nations from around the world enhances prowess. RIMPAC provides high-value...
Around 60 Guernsey girl guides will be spending this weekend at a pirate themed camp to raise money for a special trip.The camp, held in the Scout Headquarters fields, is for all the island guide units and aims to raise funds for a trip to Sri Lanka. There will be...
The bodies of three babies were recovered and around 100 people were missing after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Libya on, survivors and the coastguard said. About 120 migrants were aboard the inflatable dinghy at the time, survivors brought ashore in Al-Hmidiya east of the capital Tripoli...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Results of the Dhamma school final examination has been released to the web for the first time, said the Commissioner General of Examinations, Sanath Pujith. Results can be accessed on the web site www.doenets.lk. 98,500 applications were submitted for the examination out of which 57,247 sat...
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 12:05 81 new HIV cases found 22,435Views National STD/AIDS Control Programme says 81 new cases of HIV AIDS are reported during the first three months of this year. Its director, Dr. Sisira Liyanage said most of the new cases were males. He also said that around 2,800 AIDS infected...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The British Council, in partnership with the Lanka Social Venture organization and the UN’s ESCAP, together released a report titled “State of Social Enterprises in Sri Lanka”. This report offers an elaborate understanding of the state of affairs in the country while also offering steps that...
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