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When Clapton came to Colombo

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01

    By Malik Gunatilleke When Mike Hall first heard Eric Clapton play live with the band Cream in 1967 in his hometown ...


Glory of Gadaladeniya

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

     By Aysha Maryam Cassim Gadaladeniya Raja Maha Viharaya in Pilimathalawa never got my full attention until I s...


Srilal flies Sri Lankan flag high in Canberra

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  During a recent visit to Canberra, Australia, Srilal Miththapala made two presentations, one on ‘Sri Lankan Elephant...


A Bank for ‘Sons of the Soil’ is born

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

By D.C. Ranatunga Exactly 30 years ago today – 25 March, a new bank was born. ‘A Truly Sri Lankan Bank for Sons of the Soil’ it...


The story of Ravana & Mandodari: Giving womankind their say

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  By Thulasi Muttulingam Victors it is said, write history. India might have its version(s) of t...


Bahu, the music lover

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

I was tipped off by a friend recently to watch the Rupavahini musical programme ‘Sihinayaki Re’ where a guest selects 10 songs which ar...


Take me back to San Marco

/ Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:01

  By Aysha Maryam Cassim Venice is a one of a kind city. Artists and explorers have extolled the beauty of this city and re...


&Co Pub and Kitchen stays the course!

/ Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00

      By Madushka Balasuriya It’s been a year and a half since our first review of the excellent &C...


Il Ponte: Authentic Italian at a premium

/ Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00

    By Madushka Balasuriya A finger goes up, and a waiter comes rushing in. Il Ponte’s Head Chef Massimo Zamper i...


What I did in Madrid

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:10

  By Aysha Maryam Cassim After two weeks of acquainting myself with Spain, I finally had to say Hasta Luego to Espa&ntild...


Drama in Arcadia: Mind the gap

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:09

  “What is carnal embrace?” asks one precocious young woman. “It is throwing one’s arms around a side...


‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ – opening night

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:05

  It’s 50 years since Henry Jayasena’s classic, ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa,’ was staged. Certainly an occasi...


He always loved to write

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:00

  By D.C. Ranatunga Meeting a friend after 30 years was indeed a wonderful experience. It happened in Melbourne recently. W...


Paalama: A space of diversity and unity unveils for public contributions

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:00

Art and culture has been lauded by those working in the peacebuilding space for some time now, as an effective tool to foster dialogues. Its appeal...


All for charity

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:00

    We were driving through a fairly rural area in Berwick in the outskirts of Melbourne. A roadside name board says &lsq...


Life at the ‘Lellama’

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:00

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Paris, the City of Love and Lights

/ Saturday, 4 March 2017 00:00

    By Aysha Maryam Cassim ‘Paris’ conjures up images of love. It’s a city that strikes as a place ...


A chat with Muhanned Cader

/ Saturday, 4 March 2017 00:00

    By Richard Simon Q: Your latest one-man exhibition is at Barefoot. How many exhibitions so far? A: This will be m...


Old Joes Choir celebrates 20 years with ‘This is My Story’

/ Saturday, 4 March 2017 00:00

Join the Old Joes Choir, Sri Lanka’s award-winning all-male choir, as they celebrate 20 years of choral harmony with an evening of thanksgivi...


‘Love is the prescription’

/ Saturday, 4 March 2017 00:00

By D.C. Ranatunga It’s not often that we get a chance of talking about a top quality Sinhala film. ‘Premaya Nam’, now being scr...


Today's Columnists

Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Whence, where and whither

28 March 2017

“Gotabaya can build a new urbanised technocratic civilisation which is the 21st century equivalent of the magnificent civilisations that this island once built; civilisations that put us ahead of the rest of South Asia, until the Tamil invad...


Sri Lankan housewife further challenged

28 March 2017

    Whilst Sri Lanka at the macro end is grappling to pay the $ 15 billion debt in the next four years, private sector and civil society is pressuring the Government to bring in structured reforms and stronger governance ...


Education is not a commodity: but it is and it should be negotiable

27 March 2017

Students claim that education is not a commodity ‘Education is not a commodity’ has been a popular view almost universally held by Sri Lanka’s student community in higher learning institutions. For them, it is non...


High-tech Panama Canal, a threat to Asia-Europe trade

27 March 2017

High-tech Panama Canal, a threat to Asia-Europe trade The Panama Canal Authority is developing a computerised scheduling and resource management system that it said will help double the number of big ships that can travel through the canal...


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