You don’t have to be Jewish to practice Shabbat, and whether or not you are, ask yourself and your loved ones this question as you end your workweek.
The Queensland state government in Australia is to fund a new program to help combat killer heatwaves and outbreaks of disease caused by climate change. Authorities are even discussing imposing tobacco-style taxes against carbon polluters. The initiative comes as the United Nation chief warned that if the world does not take serious action by 2020, it risks the fallout from “runaway climate change.”
Most Ven. Dr. Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thera who has been appointed the new Mahanayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya’s Siri Sumana Chapter receives the Scroll bearing the Act of Appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony at the BMICH Colombo on September 16.
Despite various economic difficulties and constraints, the government has been able to steer the country forward by providing extensive relief measures to the people.
The Asian Mirror Website, in an exclusive story published yesterday, quoted the latest report of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which forecasts that the party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will win the next presidential and parliamentary election.
The JVP has made a written submission to the Auditor General requesting to intervene and audit the expenditure for the newly constructed Western Provincial Council building amounting to over Rs.7000 million.
Private bus operators have threatened to launch an island-wide strike if a new bus fare chart is not provided to them by 26 September.