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Isinbasinagala, the rock where the sage descended

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:58

By Aysha Maryam Cassim As you pass Anuradhapura and proceed along the A9 Road, you will reach Medawachchiya. Northbound travellers and pilgrims w...


A grand show

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:53

After several years I decided to watch the Rupavahini telecast of the Grand Finale – final night of the Kandy Randoli Perahera.  Thoug...


Homelessness is not sleeping on the road

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:46

It’s the National Homelessness Week in Australia. It is a national event held in early August each year and calls on Australians to raise awa...


Walk against child abuse ‘Voice Walk 2017 – Be Wise Online’ on 19 August

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:01

“Cyber exploitation and violence (CEV) is when someone is bullied, blackmailed, threatened, discriminated, and/or coerced, online. This inclu...


‘Para Dige’ screening at Art In The Village tomorrow

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:01

Art In The Village is back for a third time on Sunday, 13 August, 7 p.m. onwards at The Sooriya Village with the monumental film ‘Para Dige&r...


Unique summer camp for kids: Power of Play’s Camp Kreativ begins on 14 August

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:01

 Camp Kreativ (CK) an initiative by Power of Play (PoP), is a summer holiday program with a difference. Back for the fourth year in succession...


Doing high tea right

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:01

By Madushka Balasuriya The only downside to being as ubiquitous a hospitality brand as Harpo’s is that tweaks and additions made to any of ...


Explore – from Delft to Dickwella!

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:01

The beauty of Sri Lanka is well known throughout the world. In addition to the natural beauty, the country boasts of ancient treasures – magn...


Tales of Alhambra

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:50

By Aysha Maryam Cassim Curiosity brings an American writer to Southern Spain, during the spring of 1829. He makes a rambling expedition from S...


First signs of ‘Uda Rata Menike’

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:47

By D.C. Ranatunga As the first week of August this year marks a milestone in the history of the Railway in Sri Lanka, I am reminded of how people...


‘Vikara and Visions’ at the Wendt

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:09

  An exhibition of pen drawings and digital art by Nuwan Shilpa Hennayake Nuwan Shilpa Hennayake’s journey in a...


Suresh de Silva launches ‘From Chaos to Catharsis’

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:08

Suresh de Silva – the frontman of heavy metal act Stigmata and compulsive creative writer – launched his first book, ‘From Chaos ...


Islamic Sufi music ensemble calls for auditions

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:06

Aswatuna means ‘our voices’ in Arabic. It is initiated to promote Muslim music in Sri Lanka and will focus on the musical traditions of...


Three Asian destinations where adventure is on the agenda

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:02

Explore Vietnamese caves, remote Laotian mountains and a rustic Sri Lankan getaway Today’s Asian traveller is increasingly venturing ...


Lesson in trust and confidence

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:02

What a wonderful idea a young man from Ambalangoda has come up with. His name is Dilshan Dissanayake. His venture is the ‘Book Hub’. In...


Exposing sexual harassment

/ Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:02

A report released this week by the Australian Human Rights Commission may well be an eye-opener for Sri Lanka. In what has been hailed as “a ...


Kadugannawa the gateway to Kanda Uda Rata

/ Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:19

By Aysha Maryam Cassim When the journey towards Kandy is made from Colombo via the A1 road, a delightful scenery is met within Kadugannawa Pass, ...


Celebrating tea

/ Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:05

By D.C. Ranatunga It drives away all pains in the Collick proceeding from Wind, and purgeth safely the Gall. It maketh the Body clean and lusty...


Suresh to launch ‘From Chaos to Catharsis’ on 4 August

/ Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:02

 Suresh de Silva is (in)famously known as the eccentric and articulate frontman/vocalist/lyricist of Sri Lanka’s premier Heavy Metal act...


The Baby Cube: Beautifully preserving blissful memories

/ Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:02

The Baby Cube, the brainchild of Dhanush de Costa and Rasha Yusuf, was initiated to give parents the opportunity to capture the most imp...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


How productive is your management team ?

17 August 2017

If you are working on a production line or plucking tea, apart from being the lowest paid in the organisation, your productivity is measured and analysed by the minute. Also, unlike in management, you cannot take credit for another person&rsqu...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


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