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Cordoba, Court of the Caliphs

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:01

     By Aysha Maryam Cassim The Romans found Cordoba one of the greatest cities of the medieval world. Cordoba wit...


A glimpse of the early days of Visakha

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

A centenary is a significant milestone for any institution. It’s even more noteworthy when it happens to be a school which, over a hundred ye...


The Ceylon Crab: Finger-licking goodness!

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

    By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Crabs may be scrumptious but they are notorious for their high cost; fortunately home-based ...


Feeding the brute!

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

    As the curtain falls on a week’s celebrations at Rupavahini – the national TV channel – to mark its...


Harpo’s Pizza & Pasta now in Mt. Lavinia!

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

  As part of its long-term expansion plan, Harpo’s Pizza & Pasta just launched its second pizza parlour in Mt. La...


Sri Lanka’s endangered coral reefs

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

     By Madushka Balasuriya Sri Lankans often enjoy relating the now mythological story of how the leader of the t...


An unforgettable evening

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

    The Australia Open tennis tournament is eagerly looked forward to by sports fans not only in Australia but the world ...


Obrigado, Lisboa – Thank You, Lisbon

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:02

    By Aysha Maryam Cassim Thank you, Lisbon. I wish I had more time to explore the otherworldly charm in you. I will c...


Using wildlife to boost tourism

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:01

  By Himal Kotelawala A total of 1,798,380 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka in 2015. Only 375,735 of them – about20% - v...


Get a glimpse of our dances

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

  The Weeramunis – Namel and Malini – are so dedicated to the task of promoting Sri Lankan art and culture that ...


‘Different Voices,’ an amazing concert!

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

‘Different Voices,’ presented by 126 students of Ishan de Lanerolle, was staged at the Lionel Wendt theatre on 11 and 13 January. The a...


‘Rekava’ – now in digital – was different

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

  Olu nelum neriya rangaala – Kikini handana vala ngaala…Yamu nelaville, nelaville, nelaville… &n...


In tune with Lasith Fernando

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

Lasith Fernando is a Colombo-based musician, well known in the local pub circuit. Having extensively performed live since 2012, he has fostered a g...


Meditation to tackle mental health issues

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

There is concern in Australia that more and more young people are having mental health issues.  It has been revealed that one in six Austral...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:20

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 Ja...


Gelato in the Mediterranean

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:18

By Aysha Maryam Cassim When in Galle, I never forget to treat myself to a black cherry gelato at Peddler’s Inn. I had my first Mediterranea...


Singer-songwriter Lasith’s debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ out today

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:15

Singer-songwriter Lasith Fernando will be releasing his debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ today, 21 January. He has made a name for himself ...


Why should they come to Sri Lanka?

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:14

It’s encouraging to read the monthly statistics of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka. The numbers are increasing which certainly is a good sign. ...


Munchi, Salawatte’s multi-religious Christmas miracle

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:09

This little brown cow was given in fulfilment of a vow to a local Hindu soothsayer, protected by Buddhists, rescued by Muslims and saved last Chris...


The Grand Oriental days

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:04

By D.C. Ranatunga A new hotel is opened in Colombo. An old one is to change hands, according to news reports.  The Movenpick Hotel was opene...


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Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


Cashing in on APIs – Leveraging technology to boost your business

17 February 2017

Even if you’re not an excessively tech-savvy individual, you most likely would have used a mobile application in your mobile device via an internet connection, used a Gmail client, Twitter, Facebook, or mobile apps, or purchased something on...


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