Constructing a 238-meter-long and four feet wide strong embankment across a river to retain water for a swathe of thousands of acres to prevent flood within few days, is no easy.
The Defence Services College at Malay Street, Colombo, was reopened, today, after a 115-day closure as the government had decided to shut down schools and educational institutions to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Underwater is fascinating due to the mystery that it entails and the historical context. The water that lies beneath the surface is often the reminder of a human tragedy - the ending of a journey and a loss of human lives.
June 15, 2020 marks the 14th year remembrance of the LTTE attack on Kebithigollewa bus, one of the barbaric massacres perpetrated by the LTTE terrorists targeting civilians.
The strong winds hissed violently as the Ampan cyclone unleashed its fury in the Indian Ocean. The waves tossed with increasing momentum. The gusty wind coupled with heavy rain caused fear among coastal communities.
The Artificial Soft Beach Nourishment Project is a successful and effective project that was planned to prevent coastal erosion along the coastal zone extending from Mount Lavinia to Kaluthara, Director General Coastal Conservation Department (CCD) Prabath Chandrakeerthi said yesterday (June 1).
Thejana Dewumina, is a grade ten student at the President’s College at Embilipitiya and the inventor of the ‘Dr. Robot’.
Since the origin of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan Sri Lankan authorities started to take vigilance in stopping the potential danger.
Yesterday, I was taking notes to include in the National War Heroes Commemoration Day message of Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, a decorated soldier who was credited for leading his 53 Division troops to capture the most wanted terrorist – Vellupillai Prabhakaran, who played with thousands of innocent lives of all ethnicities.
People have given-up 80% of alcohol and 68% of tobacco consumption in Sri Lanka during the pandemic based policy restrictions, reveals Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) in Sri Lanka in a recent research.
The Easter Sunday carnage perpetrated by a handful of fundamentalist extremist terrorists, on April 21, 2019, killing over 250 civilians and injuring over 500 has left us with many unanswered questions.
KDU invents robots, ventilators and mobile app to fight coronavirus
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen.(Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has visited Security Forces Headquarters at Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullattivu, Vavuniya and Trincomalee and addressed troops to appreciate their contribution as frontiers in fighting against new coronavirous.
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the prompt interventions made by the military and Police with the support of the intelligence agencies, the impact of coronavirus, compared to other countries, has reduced to a greater extent in Sri Lanka with a significantly low death toll.
The busy and congested streets - Gunasinghapura, Grandpass, Wellaveediya and Nagalangama – of multi-ethnic pettah, a sleepless town in Colombo, are empty since this morning.
The Colombo Lotus Tower was lit up in stunting red at 06.45 this evening (April 11), to pay tribute to all Sri Lankans who are leading the fight against COVID -19 outbreak.
Anura Bandara Herath, 31, got much media attention and was among the news early this week, following a video he had uploaded to social media requesting the government for permission to disembark at the port of Colombo.
Healthcare persons are in the frontlines of the danger zone since they act as the first respondents who are directly involved in patient’s care and keep prolonged close contacts with patients who are suspected or confirmed of COVID-19 infection.
A few foreign nationals and Sri Lankans, who completed 14-day quarantine process at the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) led Boosa Naval Base, have left for their homes.
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has set up four quarantine centres at Mihintale, Oyamaduwa, Mulankavil, and the Oluvil Harbour premises to enhance the facilities to contain spreading of COVID-19 in the country.
The mantra to save lives from the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-10) is to wear masks, social distancing and individual’s 'responsibility' to act with 'responsibility' in an alarming situation.
Mahinda Edirisooriya, 48, who lives in Ibbagamuwa in the Kurunegala district, was among the many disabled war veterans who staged the fast unto death, which lasted for nearly 20-days, in last September. The veterans agitation drew much attention as the fast which began with five soldiers in front of the Fort Railway station, triggered a social outcry by concerned public in the acute absence of response from the previous government.