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Bursa: A journey to the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:19

By Aysha Maryam Cassim Towards the North Western Coast of Marmara Sea, lies a trade destination that linked East to the West once upon a...


Toilet paper, the Daily FT and a loose stomach in Paree!

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:16

By Kumar de Silva Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was recently critical of the Daily FT over two opinion articles on Government pla...


Magical celebrations at Galle Face Hotel this season

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:15

This year, the Galle Face Hotel has all the trimmings to make this festive season even more delightful for guests and their loved ones. South Asia&...


Positive approach to beat cancer

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:13

Preventing cancer is one most effective ways of beating cancer, says a prominent organisation that firmly believes that cancer “can and will ...


Planet-friendly gifts from Secret Garden

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:11

Secret Garden is a home-based planet-friendly venture that produces naturally grown plants, adhering to the ‘reduce-reuse-recycle’ conc...


See the ‘Unseen Sri Lanka’

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:05

The Philatelic Bureau deserves to be complimented for the effort made in looking out for innovative themes. The latest theme selected for a set of ...


Chris Creations: Exquisite cakes and cake structures

/ Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:03

By Shannine Daniel Chris Creations run by Christine Joseph Batcho is a home-based cake business located in Dehiwala. Christine specialis...


Maestro W. D. Amaradeva created a distinctive genre of Sinhala music

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:10

     Renowned Sri Lankan vocalist, violinist and music composer W.D. Amaradeva passed away in a Colombo hospital on ...


Journey to ‘The Kingdom of Dorne’ in Game of Thrones

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:02

  By Aysha Maryam Cassim The scenic locations in Game of Thrones can teleport the spectator across seven different kingdoms...


Destination Sri Lanka rises in popularity among Australian travellers

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular travel destination for Australians. Professionals and retirees prefer to go to Sri Lan...


How They Forgot To Remember

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

    Paradise Road Galleries is holding an exhibition by artist Mahen Perera titled ‘How They Forgot To Remember&rsq...


Meant for children, enjoyed by adults

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

    Unveiling his talent as a film director, a seasoned theatre personality makes his mark and has been amply rewarded fo...


Birthday celebrations at The Manhattan Fish Market

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

The Manhattan Fish Market has launched its ‘Birthday Celebration’ initiative for customers, who can now celebrate their birthday at the...


The Kingsbury Sparkle – November Edition

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

  The Kingsbury high tea monthly fashion show featuring a splendid collection by renowned designer Ruchira Karunaratne was he...


The Quintessentially Christmas Atelier 2016

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

  The Quintessentially Christmas Atelier is back this December after the well rounded success of last year’s event. In ...


Freddy licks Puss

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

  Who remembers Puss? With politics taking a turn towards democracy, the dark days of despotism being over seems to have edge...


Christmas magic at Park Street Mews

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

  Park Street Mews, the city’s most iconic street for food, retail and fashion, was lit up in grandeur and style on Thu...


Tasting the Brussels way of life with Tintin

/ Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:10

By Aysha Maryam Cassim On 22 March, twin blasts struck the Zaventem International Airport and the Maelbeek metro station in the Bruxelle...


Shakti at International Christmas Charity Bazaar on Sunday

/ Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:01

Shakti reaches out to women and girls undergoing difficult circumstances by giving them an opportunity to support themselves. At Shakti, they are...


Mix of religion, joy and goodwill

/ Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:01

It’s time for Christmas stamps. Most countries release the stamps early so that they can be used to send greeting cards or other s...


Today's Columnists

President to unveil bronze statue in Borella of Ceylon’s second Prime Minister tomorrow

10 December 2016

Those who have known or met the second Prime Minister of then Ceylon are but a few among the living now, albeit few relatives. Those who are living but yet remember to give the information are even less in number. Some of us were fortunate to ha...


Local elections: New mixed-member method or old PR method?

9 December 2016

  I was looking forward to voting in local elections under a new mixed member system. Wearing my ratepayer hat, I was attracted to the idea of electing somebody who would be accountable to my ‘ward’ or my neighbourhood in ...


Youth underemployment: Tragedy of a generation

9 December 2016

Out of the 7.8 million employed population, 1.2 million people are estimated to be three-wheeler drivers. This is a staggering 15.4% of the working population. As a result today many sectors of the economy today are starved of critical ma...


Governance: On the bus! Or has it missed the bus?

9 December 2016

‘ISSARAHA BAHINAWAA’ – civil society’s proclivity is bow out of a crowded bus when private interests and partisan agendas win the argument over reason and responsibility; but now, more than ever perhaps, is the tim...


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