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Sevilla, a city with a vibrant sangria of delights

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:06

    By Aysha Maryam Cassim A holiday in Spain is as deliciously diverse as it can get. From Catalonia to Anda...


Soul – The spirit of modern man

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:01

Artist VikumBandara’s exhibition opens on 22June from 6p.m. at Paradise Road Galleries, 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3. The gallery is open d...


‘Wellness Weekend’ at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa… in full swing!

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

  On 10 June, Global Wellness Day, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa held an entirely not-for-profit social proje...


The Kingsbury Sparkle May edition

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

The Kingsbury high tea monthly fashion show featuring a vibrant collection by Melache was held recently at The Gourmet Station. The collection feat...


The ‘Gentle Giant’ of Yala National Park is no more

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

  Late Thursday afternoon telephone lines of few elephant enthusiasts were humming as the sad news of the sudden death of Ti...


Challenges faced by universities

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

There is lot of food for thought for politicians, educationists and intelligentsia on the acceptance speech made recently by the newly appointed Vi...


‘Little England,’ a peep into the past

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

  By D.C. Ranatunga Nuwara Eliya is in the news. Reason: Protest by postal employees inn Nuwara Eliya alleging that the Pos...


‘(In)visible Dialogues’ at the Walawwa Gallery this weekend

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

Celebrated artist and sculptor Dr. Manoranjana Herath’s exhibition of paintings and sculptures opened last week at Sri Lanka’s newest a...


Divine desserts and exquisite artisan teas at Mews

/ Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

    By Madushka Balasuriya There is surely nothing more contemporarily Sri Lankan (at least in Colombo) than a satisfy...


48 hours in Milan

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:33

    By Aysha Maryam Cassim After jet-setting across Europe for 14 days, on one foggy winter morning last year I landed ...


Bidding goodbye!

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:29

He departed two weeks back. Media is still carrying tributes.  A man who didn’t get due recognition for what he wrote, what he designed,...


‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ is worth the 20-year wait

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:28

TIME IDEAS: Indian author Arundhati Roy attained instant literary fame with her 1997 debut novel, ‘The God of Small Things,’ which won ...


Scintillating performance by De Lanerolle Brothers and Rohan De Silva

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:27

The De Lanerolle Brothers and Rohan De Silva performed to a sold-out concert on 4 June at the Hilton Colombo. Needless to say with these internatio...


Safeguarding the (in)famous Gemunu of Yala fame

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:25

  By Srilal Miththapala Most visitors to Yala are very familiar with the iconic elephant Gemunu. He is a young tusker in hi...


Glitteray jewellery: Supporting community and craftsmanship

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:24

  Glitteray is a vertically-integrated e-commerce business with direct distribution that designs,  manufactures and se...


Attracting tourists to Aberdeen

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:20

    By D.C. Ranatunga Aberdeen Falls near Ginigathena is to be developed into a tourist destination, a recent media rep...


A taste of Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:18

Celebrity chef and Masterchef Australia host George Calombaris had an eventful time in Sri Lanka since his arrival this week, flying Cinnamon Air t...


Useful tips on diabetes

/ Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:17

    Just as in most other countries, Australia is also facing the problem of diabetes. One Australian is diagnosed with d...


Mannar’s windswept charm

/ Saturday, 3 June 2017 00:01

      By Aysha Maryam Cassim Once a prosperous port city and a pearling centre, today Mannar looks forlorn an...


Cyber exploitation rises in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 3 June 2017 00:00

     By Fathima Riznaz Hafi The Voice for Voiceless Foundation has stepped up to fight increasingly prevalent tren...


Today's Columnists

On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

23 June 2017

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, we all thought the union of two major mainstream mindsets would result in a smorgasbord of good thing...


Yes or no to Paris Accord; let us reassess climate change

23 June 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I attended an international conference titled ‘Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP 21’ in Colombo in February 2017. The conference attracted climate scientists from many countr...


Education allocations must target youth unemployment

23 June 2017

There is now a commitment to increase the number of students entering universities by 2020 and also to allocate more funds for vocational training.  The current intake into government universities is around 25,000 per year. Nearly 60% (150,...


Our tryst with mosquitoes!

22 June 2017

This small specie – small in size but quite big in impact – is creating havoc among us these days. The Government has a serious emergency at hand consequent to mosquito bites and specifically the bites of one species – Aedes aegy...


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