State Children’s Drama festival 2014 commences today

The State Children’s Drama festival 2014 co-organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Panel of Drama of the Sri Lanka Arts Council under the instructions of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts will commence at the New Town Hall Colombo 07 at 5.00 pm today (15).

Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian ceasefire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war, agency reports from Gaza City and Gaza Strip said.

Intl. Research Symposium by SLCARP on Aug 11-12

Arrangements have been made to hold an international research symposium by the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) of the Ministry of Agriculture at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Independence Square in Colombo on August 11 and 12.

Gaza toll tops 200 day after ceasefire fails

The number of dead in the conflict in Gaza reached more than 200, agency reports said quoting a Palestinian official said on Wednesday, as cross-border attacks continued with rockets from militants in the Gaza Strip and airstrikes from the Israeli military.

‘There is a need to redefine diplomacy’

Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner to India, Prof Sudharshan Seneviratne said that there was a need to redefine diplomacy to include shared histories, culture and heritage of countries, in addition to economic and political ties. Rather than trying to resolve issues by using a “drab, dry language of diplomacy,” it was important to look at Read More