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Patched perfect!

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

    Nazooha Fazal Taking the art of patchwork to a whole new level is ‘Patched’, the newest qui...


‘Theriyum Kokila…’ – A call for penmanship on creative writing towards reconciliation

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

   Kapila M. Gamage By Harsha Udayakantha Peiris ‘Theriyum Kokila,’ a book of poetry written by Kapila M. ...


‘Unusual’ general election

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

People hardly feel that there will be a general election in Australia in a week’s time. I have yet to see a banner or a poster &ndas...


Embark gains ground in 2015-16: 4 new stores and 14,000+ doggy lives transformed

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

Clockwise: An Embark rescue in progress; Embark founder Otara Gunewardene with a sick dog; an educational programme at a school and commun...


eyecatching!

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

   eyecatching Founder Sahan Dissanayake By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Tableware, signboards and other products attra...


Governor’s House – the early days

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

Pic courtesy: 'Colombo Heritage'     Galle Face then – Painting by Capt. Deschamps An...


Sir Richard enjoys tea and cricket

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

First a taste of tea with Dilmah Founder Merrril J. Fernando and then to cricket   Discussing the progress ...


How a boy from the Sri Lankan jungle formed the greatest punk band you’ve never heard

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

Fronted by an intense singer with an oblique songbook and a mysterious past, Glorious Din were unlike any other group to emerge from San Francisco&...


Drug-addicted babies increase

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

Drug-addicted babies are on the rise in Australia. Surveys have indicated that a steady increase is being recorded in the different states. It is...


The King heard someone say ‘Tissa, Tissa’

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

Arahant Mahinda  By D.C. Ranatunga The King is at the Missaka hill a little away from Anuradhapura, the capital f...


Rasika De Silva’s ‘Nature And Humanity’ exhibition at Paradise Road Galleries

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

Born in 1967 Sri Lanka, Rasika De Silva studied art at Kandegoda Maha Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda and went on to Sharadha Kala Nikethanaya in ...


‘Future Minds’ at BMICH

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

The ‘Future Minds’ exhibition, an educational exhibition featuring both local and international educational institutes, is being held f...


Baby Fairies: Creating a magical place for little ones

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

  By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Home décor when put together by the right hands utilising talent and creativity brings about a room ...


Most venerated places of worship

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

  Anuradhapura is the focal point during Poson alongside Mihintale. Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to the sacred city which became the &l...


‘Lungs’ to premiere at Punchi Theatre on 23 June

/ Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:00

Sashane Perera’s new directorial effort ‘Lungs,’ written by Duncan MacMillan and starring Dino Corera and Tehani Chitty, will hit...


Southern skylark Susheela soars to ‘record’ heights in singing film songs

/ Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:10

   An indispensable feature of Indian language films are the song sequences. The songs are usually picturised on actors ...


Jaffna reawakened

/ Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:09

Austin and Morris cars continue to be the most popular ones in Jaffna   A new class of entrepreneurs ...


Modern-day problems: The cast of ‘Lungs’ on their roles in the upcoming play

/ Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:08

Playwright Sashane Perera is all set to follow up his critically-acclaimed debut production with a new play later this month. ‘Lungs,’ ...


The right man for the job

/ Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:07

It was good to read about a professional’s appointment as the head of the Information Department. Ranga Kalansooriya has had a long ...


‘The Greatest’, the ‘King of Kings’

/ Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:05

“As a man who never sold out his people, but if that’s too much, then just as a good boxer. I won’t even mind if you don...


Today's Columnists

Brexit success and the response of universities

29 June 2016

 W.A. Wijewardena in his Daily FT column on 27 June questions whether the UK Universities and the research sector is the biggest casualty in the aftermath of Brexit. Apart from the financial implications, if Brexit is a sign of a trend toward...


Brexit worsens external economic environment for Sri Lanka

29 June 2016

  The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) following the referendum of Brexit – abbreviation of British exit – last Friday has created ripples in global markets. The British Pound fell to its lowest level sin...


The two trillion dollar earthquake! What next?

29 June 2016

Friday 24 June saw the global markets rumbling and initially seeing two trillion dollars wiped off within hours as a result of the Brexit news sent shockwaves around the world. This was the magnitude of the decision taken by 52% of UK voters to le...


Soft exit strategy for silent old guard, while our young republican watchdogs bay for blood

29 June 2016

  The silent treatment   It’s the clever young man who writes a column for another newspaper who made me realise for the first time what’s really wrong. He was so clear and trés articulate that ...


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