At war with the elephants … Facts, figures & fears….

On World Elephant Day which falls today, the Daily Post looks at the dangers the country's elephants face in the light of a recent move to remove circular 5/2001 which would result in loss of vast tracts of forest land putting human & animals on a worsening collision course.

Dehiwela Zoo celebrates 84th birthday on quiet note

The National Zoological Gardens at Dehiwala celebrated its 84th birthday earlier this month. Celebrations to mark the day took a quiet note due to the threat of COVID-19 spread.

The magic of Sybil nenda's books......

Sri Lanka celebrated, and much-loved writer of children’s literature Sybil Wettasinghe passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday. Her passing rekindled in the minds of many grown up’s the magic that her books brought to their lives.

History of epidemics in Sri Lanka

To coincide with International Archives Week (June 8-14) , Shamara Wettimuny highlights how medical administration reports and newspapers available in the National Archives provide a longitudinal picture of Sri Lanka’s public health for the last 100 years, & various epidemics SL has confronted.

Edward Lear & his paintings in the Land of the Serendibbians

British poet & painter Edward Lear made a brief visit to Ceylon in the latter part of 1874. He left behind some fascinating water colour paintings of the island in his collection.

Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations