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The Baby Box Initiative

Views - 506 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:10

Motherhood and childbirth are highly revered in Sri Lanka but many often forget the cost of bearing and raising children. From medical expenses to purchasing essential items like clothing and toiletries, families face difficulties when caring for bot

Your pancake prayers have been answered!

Views - 290 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:02

Pancakes – Everyone’s familiar with them, everyone’s had them growing up, and, for many, they’re a reminder of a simpler time, but quite frankly we simply don’t have them nearly as often as we’d like. That’s what new

Subway Fresh Forward now at One Galle Face

Views - 72 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:02

Subway Sri Lanka is introducing the Fresh Forward makeover to its newest restaurant which will be opened in Shangri-La’s One Galle Face Mall today. The restaurant is designed to offer guests an enhanced Subway experience, delivering bold and playfu

Theatre made his life meaningful

Views - 17 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:02

Cultural activities should indeed be regarded as a medium of imbuing empathy among the populace. In fact, cultural activity should be recognised as a vehicle that has advanced and will advance civilisations and nations. Sri Lanka is presently yearni

15 Christmas movies you can stream on Netflix right now

Views - 17 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:02

Esquire.com: Whether you’re turning it on because you want some fluff to get you through the holidays or you just need some background noise as you’re wrapping presents (this is the real holiday past time), you’re covered with Netflix’s catal

‘Symphony of Serendib – Cascading through the Sri Lankan Wild’

Views - 115 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:02

A photo journal titled ‘Symphony of Serendib – Cascading through the Sri Lankan Wild’ by Erich Joseph was launched at the Harold Peiris Gallery on Thursday

Open Mic Christmas with TSB on 4 December

Views - 62 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:01

The Soup Bowl (TSB) charity will host its fundraiser event ‘Open Mic Christmas with TSB’ for its final project of the year, a special meal for the Drop In centre community and a Christmas hamper for 400 adults and 40 children who have benefitted

Sajith’s sanitary pad pledge and the popular Hindi film ‘Pad Man’

Views - 4852 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:50

The titles of two popular films figured prominently in the English language mainstream and social media during the course of Sri Lanka’s 2019 Presidential Election campaign. One was the English science fiction film ‘Terminator’ made in the USA

‘The Real Wedding Talk’ reaches an astounding 30,000 members online

Views - 257 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

‘The Real Wedding Talk’ (TRWT), Sri Lanka’s most sought-after wedding forum online, is also the largest virtual community on Facebook offering assistance to couples planning their wedding in the island. The group reached the 30,000-member mark

Zesta launches luxury tea boutique at One Galle Face

Views - 73 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 branded tea company, Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd. – a subsidiary of the Sunshine Group – is aiming drive a renaissance in local and global tea drinking culture with the launch of its new luxury tea boutique at the One Galle Face M

‘Gobble, gobble, gobble’ at Hilton Colombo!

Views - 19 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

Join the Hilton Colombo to celebrate with family and friends this Thanksgiving. A special Thanksgiving dinner buffet for the entire family awaits diners at the Graze Kitchen on 28 November. The special dinner buffet will feature roast golden glazed t

Charlie’s Angels premieres at CCC Scope Cinemas

Views - 29 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

‘Charlie’s Angels’ premiered at CCC Scope Cinemas on 14 November, presented by Skyline Entertainment Ltd., in association with Scope Cinemas and TNL Now

A new regime

Views - 28 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

A new President has been elected. ‘What next?’ people begin to wonder. Will Parliament be dissolved? If so, when will it happen? The Prime Minister has resigned. Who will be in the new Cabinet? Simplicity seems to be the hallmark of President Go

Photojournalists Association holds workshop on enhancing technical knowledge and skills

Views - 12 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

A three-day workshop organised by the Photojournalists Association of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Government Information Department on enhancing technical knowledge and skills of photojournalists was held at the department’s auditorium rece

How to train your doggo!

Views - 118 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

Owning a dog is a responsibility, but just how much of a responsibility is frequently underestimated. Be it potty training, socialisation, frequent vet visits or simply the clean-up, looking after a dog is no walk in the park – though that too is p

It’s Election Day

Views - 21 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:10

Elections are always exciting and interesting. ‘Will my candidate win?’ ‘How many will lose their deposits?’ ‘Which party will get a majority?’ ‘Who will form the government?’ These and many more questions are discussed whenever there

Lightly lampooning Lankan politics: Well said, Fred!

Views - 436 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:05

Well, now. I never thought I’d be saying this. But pun by painful pun and joke by juvenile joke, the Freddy franchise is slowly but surely starting to make sense. And if you’re politically savvy, which is bu

The best songs of 2019 (so far)

Views - 28 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:04

Esquire.com: We live in a time where our incredible access to music is both a blessing and a curse. How does one curate the thousands upon thousands of songs that will be released this year alone? Thankfully, we’re pretty much tethered to our headp

‘Life – A Colourful Symphony’ by Santha Jayalath at Paradise Road Galleries

Views - 41 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:02

An exhibition titled ‘Life – A Colourful Symphony’ by Santha Jayalath is being held at Paradise Road Galleries from 15 November to 5 December. Paradise Road Galleries is located at The Gallery Café, 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3 and is open t

‘[Con]temporary Art: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD’ at Barefoot Gallery

Views - 60 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:02

An exhibition titled ‘[Con]temporary Art: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD,’ an exhibition of paintings by Sanjeewa Kumara, Vajira Gunawardena, Sujeewa Kumari, Susil Senanayake and Dileepa Jeewantha, is being held at Barefoot Gallery from 14 Novembe

‘Charlie’s Angels’ in Colombo

Views - 48 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:02

Nearly two decades after the first ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie – and 40 years on from the big-haired 1970s TV show – the franchise has returned in a new form. 2019’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ still follows three “lady spies” unravelling a

Color Run promoting happiness and health

Views - 20 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:02

Sunday, 10 November. It was the Color Run day in Sydney – a day of fun and frolic for both young and old alike. The venue was the Olympic Park where Olympic Games were held in year 2000. The five-kilometre long run is intended as a way to promote h

Race the Pearl

Views - 140 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:52

Cycling 600 km across Sri Lanka is no small feat. It is an epic journey that Denis, Mithun, François and Geeth will remember for the rest of their lives. A few months ago, Denis Crassier and Mithun Liyanage – a strong-willed, passionate duo....

Shortlist announced for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019

Views - 25 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:50

The much-anticipated shortlist for the $ 25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 has been announced at a special event, which took place at the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Synopses of the DSC Prize 2019 shortlisted novels

Views - 17 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:34

The celebrated Hindi novelist Vishwanath is heartbroken by the recent loss of his son in an accident. The tragedy spurs him to write a novel set in the household of Lala Motichand.

Botanik menu refresh retains quality, adds flare

Views - 23 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:30

Putting your bar on a rooftop is kind of like a cheat code; there’s very little chance it’s not going to work out well. However, the difference between being simply successful and truly achieving that elusive calibre of excellence that sets an es

Food Studio’s second multi-cuisine food destination opens at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 463 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:25

The newest model of Food Studio’s unique food court concept opened at the One Galle Face mall yesterday.

Silver and Bronze awards for Bayleaf’s Chef Prasanna at Culinary Art 2019

Views - 23 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:19

Chef Wasana Prasanna of The Bayleaf Restaurant participated in the Culinary Art Exhibition 2019 and made it through with Silver and Bronze awards in the Live Action cooking and the 5 Course categories respectively, at the recently held event by the C

Master-sculptor departs

Views - 35 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:17

Sri Lanka’s foremost sculptor in recent times, Tissa Ranasinghe is no more. He departed at the ripe age of 94 having spent the better part of his life in England – both as a student and a professional. He visited Sri Lanka on and off particularly

Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2020 at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

Views - 24 Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:16

The Shankar’s International Children’s Competition-2020 organized by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be held on Saturday, 23 November from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SVC

Today's Columnists

Statesmanship and moral leadership

Friday, 6 December 2019

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil?

Trust science and technology to deliver: Let innovation be the key

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new leadership for the country is at the helm. One that is known to believe in focus and intent as well as the power of execution. While execution of plans is critical – we have seen awful delays and procrastination over what is important – it

The professional leadership selection committee

Thursday, 5 December 2019

The political storm has subsided. A proven veteran has weathered the storm. He is now entrusted with the utmost responsibility to rebuild the nation and to reposition the country in the Asian economic landscape. Living abroad, I attentively observed

What the private sector needs more than tax cuts

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Few things have stood out in the first two weeks of the new President. Firstly the significant tax cuts, ranging from reduction in VAT, reintroducing tax exemptions and abolishing other taxes such as NBT and WHT. Secondly the public announcement that

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