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Sights, sounds and scents of Jaffna

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:01

    By Aysha Maryam Cassim In May 2014, I visited Jaffna for the first time in my life. The indelible...


The grandeur of scenery by train to Kandy

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

  By D.C. Ranatunga April 1867 marks a significant milestone in Sri Lanka’s railway journey. One hundred and fifty ye...


‘De Lanerolle Brothers Sing for Lady Ridgeway Kids’ on 5 May

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

  The Grant Charity Trust presents ‘De Lanerolle Brothers Sing for Lady Ridgeway Kids’ on 5 May from 7pm at th...


21st century dating: How technology is helping us find love at first swipe

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

From left: Marriage.lk and Bizservices.lk Head of IT Amila Yahampath, Marriage.lk and Bizservices.lk Head of Customer Services Harshani La...


How to forget the trailblazer?

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

    How soon time flies – it’s one year since my friend D.B. Nihalsingha departed. That was on 21 April 2016....


Exploring the fragmented life of Frida Kahlo

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

Huffington Post: A few years ago, Brazilian-born writer, actor and dancer Andrea Dantas heard back about her audition to dance flamenco on Madonna&...


A glimpse of the earliest Ceylon stamps

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

  The earliest stamps used when Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was a Crown Colony in the British Empire are rare. Four stam...


‘We Love Mum’

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

     A dining experience as unforgettable as she is Nothing says &ldquo...


Dismantling stereotypes about Asian-American identity through art

/ Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

  Huffington Post: Last week, a New York Magazine piece by Andrew Sullivan received legitimate blowback for a final paragrap...


4711 – The Water of Cologne

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:01

     By Aysha Maryam Cassim When the Deutsche Bahn from Berlin reached Köln Hauptbahnhof (main train station ...


Ralex, the one and only

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

  By D.C. Ranatunga The Ranasinghe brothers – Tony and Ralex – were extremely talented artistes in their own f...


Shaanea Mendis D’Silva’s ‘Cellscapes II’ at Barefoot Gallery

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

‘Cellscapes II,’ an exhibition of paintings by Shaanea Mendis D’Silva, is on at the Barefoot Gallery from 20 April until...


From music to social issues

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

The popular musical duo Bathiya and Santhush will launch a campaign to create awareness of child abuse in Sri Lanka in another month or two. They a...


Robin Hood Army: Curbing food wastage and feeding the hungry

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

  By Fathima Riznaz Hafi  The Robin Hood Army, a volunteer based organisation founded in India, gathers surplus food ...


Rare Beauties – Nature’s wondrous gems

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

  While Sri Lanka boasts of its wide variety of gems, most other countries display gemstones in their museums. Australia, for instance...


Sooriya Village Pop-Up -Outlet Fair tomorrow!

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

  Wondering what to do tomorrow? Interested in indulging yourself in some delectable artisan goodies ranging from clothes, fashion acc...


Lester James Peries, the legendary pioneer of authentic Sri Lankan cinema

/ Saturday, 8 April 2017 00:02

    The doyen of Sinhala cinema celebrated his 98th birthday on 5 April     ...


Lankathilake The Temple on the Purple Note

/ Saturday, 8 April 2017 00:01

  By Aysha Maryam Cassim Lankathilake Viharaya is one of the most picturesque rock temples that I have visited in Sri Lanka...


No sex, please, we’re “Barefootish”

/ Saturday, 8 April 2017 00:00

  I’ve got sex on my mind. Ever since I sat – skulked, really – in a dark corner of Barefoot Café...


Yet another feather in Prasanna’s cap

/ Saturday, 8 April 2017 00:00

Shyam Fernando is the ‘Man (Actor) of the Moment’. His excellent performance in ‘Premaya Nam’ continues to be talked about ...


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Can ‘Fonny’ fix faulty governance?

29 April 2017

  According to the loquacious logician of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne, the President has requested Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to quit his ministerial portfolio to b...


Wickremesinghe’s political biography, an informative and inspirational read

29 April 2017

 President Maithripala Sirisena receiving the first copy of the biography of Ranil Wickremesinghe from author Dinesh Weerakkody at its launch recently at the BMICH as Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on     ...


Govt. needs to move on post-GSP+ to excite the electorate

28 April 2017

The GSP+ going through is no doubt a big victory for Sri Lanka given the many challenges the Government has been facing in the last few months and the negativity surrounding it. The Prime Minister needs to be congratulated for his efforts to resto...


The Executive Presidency: Who wants it abolished and why?

28 April 2017

Right of reply to Shyamon Jayasinghe   In public as in private life, it is important to know when someone is attempting to scam you. The question then is “what’s his game?” or, as the famous line in British j...


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