THE DARK FATE OF THE LADY SHIPS

It is January 1st 1926. As Ceylon heralded a brand new year, the passenger cargo vessel SS Lady McCallum, a 1100-ton twin engine steamer, belonging to the Ceylon Steam Ship Company (CSSC), was heading north, off the coast of Passikudah, in the east coast of Sri Lanka. Heavy monsoonal seas prevailed during that time of …

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Lankan Isle is back braving new normalcy

What was missing when 2021 dawned was the usual euphoria the world over at the arrival of a new year. The celebrations, the resolutions, the spirit of new year were all overtaken by fear that the coronavirus is here to stay with us for quite some time yet.

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A navigator of many a business climate

One of Sri Lanka’s most respected corporate leaders, Hemaka Amarasuriya, calls for the inherent Sri Lankan spirit in every sphere to be taken to the next level through collective visionary thinking. The past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Amarasuriya moots bridging the gap between the state and the private sector to sustain the …

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My mother Somalatha Subasinghe

My mother was a multi-tasker. She was a mother, a wife, a teacher of Economics in a government school, actress, theater director and an educationist. Her desire to impart knowledge came from her parents who were teachers. They generously educated their whole village. Their house in the village was full of young people always with …

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Living in parallel words

As the week begins, Shayan Kumaradas is busy in Colombo tagging data to 3D objects in a systematic manner for his on-site architectural work. And as the week moves on, he finds himself at Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna, the largest Hindu Temple complex in the country, administering. The next day he dashes back to …

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