SLFP: rise of a celebrated party
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party was established on
September 2, 1951. Then leaders such as late S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike,
D.A.Rajapaksa, Bernard Aluvihare, H. Sri Nissanka and others laid
the foundation to what later became a massive political entity.
Sixty years later, the SLFP proudly stands as the strongest
political party in the country.
Have you heard about the Yaka Anti-Defamation League (YADL)?
Some twenty years ago, an academic by the name
of Bruce Kapferer, who had done some fieldwork in Sri Lanka during
or soon after the bheeshayana (the UNP-JVP Period of Terror,
1988-89), mentioned in passing that the word ‘Yaka’ was used for
‘the lowest form of beings’.
The living icon of Sinhala Literature
Gifted Sri Lankan writer, K. Jayathilaka, is a
pioneer of the Sinhala realistic novel. As a creative writer, he
showed his talents since the early 1960s. His novels and short
stories represent ironic social perspectives and had a profound
impact on Sinhalese literature.