The Sinhalese term used for "executioner" is Alugosuwa, a derivative of the Portuguese term Algoz, meaning a beastly or cruel person. Hence the job is socially unacceptable.
Feb 14 (AFP) - Cinema-goers might expect a few swear words in a movie about rapping but not in India, where censors have cut several profanities from a taboo-breaking blockbuster – while also toning down a screen kiss. India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has ordered filmmakers to remove every mention of three expletives from Gully Boy, a drama...
Annually, 156 women get killed in witch hunts in India's backward tribal districts, says Umar Manzoor Shah in www.ucanews.com
Thanks to the presence of 10,000 Korean and Japanese expats, over 50 East Asian speciality restaurants are challenging the dominance of Dosai, Idli and vadai in Chennai. By Simrit Mahli/BBC Capital Chennai, February 12:: A decade before America discovered sushi, a restaurant in a small southern India coastal city, served sashimi from local whole tuna. This small Japanese oasis, called...
The Spring Festival holiday is a frenetic travel period in China when hundreds of millions of Chinese return to their hometowns for family gatherings, to visit relatives and friends.
Even though the overall sales figure reached a record high, the growth rate fell from the 10.2 percent witnessed last year to 8.5 percent this year the lowest rate so far.
UCLA Professor Subrahmanyam’s scholarship focuses on the encounters between Asians, Europeans and indigenous and colonial Americans from 1400 through 1800.
Lack of resources, war, absence of political and personal will to encourage and pursue science and domination by the West explain the appalling state of science in Muslim countries.
By Piyumi Fonseka/Daily Mirror Colombo, February 9: The salaries of Sri Lanka’s tea plantation workers are revised once in two years. The two-year Collective Agreement (CA) between Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) and the trade unions was to be renewed on October 15, 2018. The new agreement which was signed about two weeks ago was not published, as usual. Trade unions...
The concept of beating the wrongdoers is not part of Sri Lankan culture. It came through British Colonial Law and later it was transferred to the Sri Lankan legal system, said Dr.Savithri Gunasekara at a seminar on Corporal Punishment.