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An ‘affair’ of the mind between a nubile undergrad and her ageing professor

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:36

Asoka Handagama Asoka Handagama’s latest film ‘Let Her Cry’ is currently being shown in theatres on a limited run from 13...


Red Bull tackles the Ramayana

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

  By Madushka Balasuriya Bike trials, Red Bull and&...


Vesak then and now

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

This year’s Vesak celebrations would certainly have been affected by the unprecedented misery caused by rain and floods. Most of the regulars...


Vesak at Cinnamon’s city hotels

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

Honouring local culture and tradition, Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red – were illumin...


Galadari holds successful Vesak Lantern Competition 2016

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The Galadari Hotel successfully completed its Vesak Lantern Competition on 20 May. This was the ideal opportunity for all departments o...


Island of family fun

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

Occasionally Sri Lanka gets a boost in the media as a good country to travel to. Answering a query by a reader recently, a travel columnist in the ...


Temple paintings promote piety

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:10

The four stamps (Vesak 1982) depict King Vessantara giving away the white elephant which, according to legend, possessed the power to brin...


Alliance Francaise de KOTTE presents French movie ‘Age of Panic’ (‘La Bataille de Solferino’)

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

The Cine Club of the Alliance Francaise de KOTTE in partnership with the National Film Corporation presents Justine Triet’s 2013 awa...


‘Cherry Blossoms: Collection of Short Stories and Poems’ launch today

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

The launch of ‘Cherry Blossoms,’ a collection of short stories and poems by Sriyani Hulugalle, will be held today from 5 p.m. ...


Bangladesh Gallery opens at International Buddhist Museum in Kandy

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

Minister of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the Bangladesh Gallery of the International Buddhist Mu...


Asylum-seekers’ boat after two years

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

It’s very rarely that Sri Lanka gets any form – favourable or unfavourable – of publicity in Australian media after the war in th...


Delightfully designed cakes

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

  By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Third generation baker Aru de Silva watched her family bake cakes, pastries and a range of other f...


The one and only Dr. Publis

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

To serve the same institution for 60 years at a stretch and still going strong is not something that many can boast about. And to start right at t...


Sri Lankan New Year celebrated in Seoul

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year was celebrated by the Sri Lanka Embassy and the Sri Lanka Students’ Association in South Korea at Hangan Park ...


Accompanying grandma to the ‘pola’

/ Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:10

By D.C. Ranatunga I was curious when I read a news report that the weekly village fair – ‘sathi pola’ or ‘game...


‘Keep up with the Pereras’ at the Wendt this weekend

/ Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:09

‘Keeping Up with the Pereras,’ the latest play by veteran playwright Indu Dharmasena, kicked off last evening at the Lionel We...


Feisty roast paans

/ Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:08

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Moving away from sweet treats, this time around we’re looking at savouries. A newcomer to the food scene, ‘To...


Wild flowers to bobbin lace

/ Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:05

Wild flowers are a speciality in Australia. It has been estimated that there are around 20,000 species throughout the country. Of them mor...


Wasps vs. ‘Apsaras’

/ Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:04

Wasps seem to have taken over from the ‘apsaras’ at Sigiriya. They had always been there, occasionally creating a stir by atta...


Ceylinco Life hosts children from every district at ‘Ran Daru Charika 3’

/ Saturday, 7 May 2016 00:00

More than 300 children from every district of Sri Lanka, each accompanied by a parent or guardian, embarked on an educational tour of plac...


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An ‘affair’ of the mind between a nubile undergrad and her ageing professor

28 May 2016

Asoka Handagama Asoka Handagama’s latest film ‘Let Her Cry’ is currently being shown in theatres on a limited run from 13 May to 10 June. The director apparently preferred to utilise the gap in between already-scheduled r...


Political violence and (this time) the Chief Minister!

28 May 2016

Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed    By Hilmy Ahamed Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed’s outburst is not acceptable by any standards. As the senior most political office holder in the province, he has a much bigger...


Noah’s Albatross and Postdiluvian Politics

27 May 2016

 APRÈS MOI, LE DÉLUGE! In the aftermath of the Great Flood of 2016, if Sri Lanka is to Build Back Better, the political leadership must be instrumental in syncing Government actors and State agencies in working together with gre...


The promise of Yahapalanaya should not get washed away

27 May 2016

 President Maithripala Sirisena presenting his campaign manifesto to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe where the first-order of priority was clearly the promised anti-corruption probes     On 8 January, nea...


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