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The World Schools Debating Championship 2014 was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 5th to 15th August 2014. The following students represented Sri Lanka at the tournament:1) Maya De Silva Wijeyeratne - Ladies' College2) Eran Fernando - Colombo International School3) Shechem Sumanthiran - Royal College4) Daniel Ferdinandusz - St. Joseph's College5) Sharuka Wikramanayake - S. Thomas' College, Mount LaviniaThe young team ...

In conversation with Ruhanie Perera: Politics, Space and Theatre in Sri Lanka Ruhanie Perera is a founding member of the Floating Space theatre company, based in Sri Lanka. Groundviews has both featured and reviewed compelling productions by Floating Space and directed by Ruhanie. We begin by talking about why Ruhanie founded a new theatre company seven years ago, and how the name of the company came about. Ruhanie speaks around how the company ...

Terror, Performance and Anxieties of Our Times: Reading Rustom Bharucha and Reliving Terror (Terror and Performance by Rustom Bharucha (2014). Tulika Books, New Delhi; ISBN 978-93-82381-37-2; pp. xvi; 250. INR 695.00 Approaching terror When I started reading Rustom Bharucha’s latest book, Terror and Performance, it immediately became an intensely personal and gripping engagement.  It was difficult to read in a single attempt as the mind kept wandering from one unpleasant moment in ...

When foreign correspondents had a ‘bad-sole’ day Facts are sacred, comment free. That’s the line. In the year 2014, however, it seems that nothing, not even the most tragic of stories or the dullest of dull reports of dead markets, can escape capture and subjugation by King Entertainment. Tragedy is newsworthy only if it has entertainment value. Similarly, that which is dull or dead can be sold ...

Men Care Men Care ROYSTON REPORTS, Number 222 Tropical Topics, Sunday 21 September 2014. Greetings from Sri Lanka with food, frogs and Men Care this week. Dish of the Week: Snake Gourd Its unattractive name of snake gourd, or serpent gourd, hides the scintillating taste of this long, slithery fruit, actually a tropical or subtropical vine used as a vegetable, medicine, and ...

Uva Provincial Council Elections 2014 Election Day Communiqué No. 3 20 September 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Election day saw a high number of voters in both the Badulla and  Moneragala districts. News reports quoting election officers reported voter turnout at 50% in the Badulla district and 44% in the Moneragala district at midday. In the 2009 Uva Provincial Council election, 70.03% of the registered votes were polled. Although official confirmation ...

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