Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Actually, Dying Might Be An Unexpectedly Positive Experience

We’ve all heard that death is scary: It’s the big unknown, the only thing that’s certain except for taxes. And Trump tweeting. But according to an intriguing new study, people actually feel pretty good about their last days.


Art in The Village brings Pawuru Walalu to the screen

The second installment of Art in the Village, the ultimate open mic event celebrating and promoting artists to perform from the word “Art” itself is back with a flash from the past. This month’s feature is the award winning Sinhalese film, ‘Pawuru Walalu’ (Walls Within), a film about a single mother in a traditional, post colonial, Roman Catholic community in the 1960s by veteran filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage.


Ranil launches FDI roadmap

Launching wide-ranging reforms to improve the investment climate in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that wider powers will be needed to implement certain changes while proposed legislative and sub-legislative changes will be expedited.


Abolish SAITM, says Patali

The SAITM private medical degree-awarding institution should be abolished with immediate effect, even prior to the Supreme Court order, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. Addressing the media at the Party Office in Battaramulla yesterday. Ranawaka stressed that SAITM should be legally abolished as a permanent measure and not as a temporary one pending the Supreme Court decision. completely abolished. Minister Ranawaka emphasised the necessity of ensuring justice for the students recruited for the medical degree the during past eight years. He further stressed that the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) should prepare a special mechanism to provide facilities for SAITM students who have qualified with the required z-score level to follow a medical degree in Sri Lanka to become a doctor after completing their degree. Students who have not qualified to follow a medical degree should be directed to follow any other courses or measures should be taken to teimburse their money.


‘Foreign policy needs restructuring’

It is a topical requirement for Sri Lanka to restructure its foreign policy based on a commercial diplomatic system and with a pragmatic approach to tap maximum benefits out of the emerging economic surge in the Asian region, said Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

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