Dulika Marapana’s Mother Ends Her Courageous Journey
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Dulika Marapana’s Mother Ends Her Courageous Journey

In a saddening announcement that resonated deeply nationwide, the passing of Dulika Marapane’s mother, a central figure in a significant legal case, has been revealed. Her legacy, however, endures, leaving an indelible mark on Sri Lanka and beyond, a testament to her strength and perseverance in the face of challenges. The story traces back to…

Sri Lankan Woman’s Family Torn Apart by Gaza Conflict
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Sri Lankan Woman’s Family Torn Apart by Gaza Conflict

Fathima Rikaza and her four children found refuge in Sri Lanka, leaving behind a heart-wrenching decision and their Palestinian husband in war-torn Gaza. Rikaza and Abdul Lateef, a scholar who met and married in Sri Lanka, had built a life in Gaza surrounded by Abdul’s family. But with Israeli airstrikes turning their days into a…

Indian postage stamp to commemorate 200-year history of Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka

Indian postage stamp to commemorate 200-year history of Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka

This is the postage stamp ceremoniously issued by India to commemorate the 200-year history of Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka. BJP national president JP Nadda released the stamp, in late December, at the BJP central office, marked by speeches highlighting the community’s hardships and the Modi government’s commitment to their welfare. The timing of the…

Sri Lanka Makes History with First-Ever Jallikattu, Led by Eastern Governor Senthil Thonadaman
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Sri Lanka Makes History with First-Ever Jallikattu, Led by Eastern Governor Senthil Thonadaman

While traditional Jallikattu roars back to life in Tamil Nadu, history is being made across the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka, for the first time, is hosting its own bull-taming spectacle in Trincomalee, a testament to the shared heritage between the two regions. Over 200 bulls and 100 skilled tamers took centre stage on January 6…

A Crackdown on Drugs, or a Violation of Rights? Sri Lanka’s Operation Justice Under Scrutiny
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A Crackdown on Drugs, or a Violation of Rights? Sri Lanka’s Operation Justice Under Scrutiny

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe Sri Lanka’s recent anti-drug operation, “Yukthiya (Justice),” launched by Public Security Minister Tiran Alles and Acting Inspector General of Police Deshbandu Tennakoon, has ignited a heated debate, raising concerns about human rights and the effectiveness of its methods. While the operation boasts significant drug seizures and arrests, questions simmer regarding adherence to…

Unveiling the Complexities Surrounding Batalanda: A Candid Conversation with Sudath Chandrasekara

Unveiling the Complexities Surrounding Batalanda: A Candid Conversation with Sudath Chandrasekara

In a recent conversation with Aruna, Sudath Chandrasekara, a figure intricately linked behind the scenes of Sri Lanka’s United National Party (UNP) and closely associated with Ranil Wickramasinghe for decades, delved into various facets of his political journey, shedding light on controversial incidents and his role in the political landscape in an interview with Aruna…

Commonwealth Games medallist Nethmi Ahinsa Poruthotage: “Wrestling provided me with a new direction in life for which I am so grateful”
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Commonwealth Games medallist Nethmi Ahinsa Poruthotage: “Wrestling provided me with a new direction in life for which I am so grateful”

In an Olympics.com exclusive, the Sri Lankan reveals how freestyle wrestling made her healthy, why she had to train in a temple, and how she won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal after four years of training on sawdust and sand. Read the full story in Olympics.com >>

Sri Lanka’s Suwa Seriya Leverages AI and AR for Faster, Smarter Emergency Care

Sri Lanka’s Suwa Seriya Leverages AI and AR for Faster, Smarter Emergency Care

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s national emergency ambulance service, 1990 Suwa Seriya, has taken a groundbreaking step towards revolutionizing emergency healthcare with the integration of AI and mixed reality technology. Partnering with Singapore’s Mediwave, Suwa Seriya has adopted Mediwave’s Emergency Response Suite, equipping ambulances with a suite of digital tools designed to optimize response times…

Sri Lanka Police Enhance Efforts to Combat Cyber Abuse Through International Collaboration
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Sri Lanka Police Enhance Efforts to Combat Cyber Abuse Through International Collaboration

Sri Lanka police arrested an 18-year-old resident of Colombo who had been sexually abusing his cousin for two years and uploaded the footage of the abuse to Google Drive. The police said that the arrest was made using a new method introduced by the Google company to the Sri Lanka Police to easily identify people who…