Views - 18 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00
Continuing the story about visiting Newcastle, we were keen to stay in a hotel in the City Centre where we could get about conveniently. My son-in-law picked a hotel through the internet. When he told us that he had booked us – me and my nephew –
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‘Escape 02,’ an art exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonatilleke, was held last weekend at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery. Following the opening night event on 9 March, the exhibition was open to the public on 10 and 11 March – Pix
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A photographic exhibition by Chandrasena Perera, titled ‘Captured Moments …The sequel… and the saga continues’, featuring over 60 masterful monochrome and colour images, will be held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery from 23 to 25 March. The ex
Views - 27 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00
A sensational array of delicacies from the far east will delight your taste buds with a blend of exotic flavors, textures and colours from the 21 to 31 March at Hilton Colombo’s theatre of dining the Graze Kitchen.
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Colombo’s fastest growing culinary and entertainment hub Waters Edge will be one of five venues in Sri Lanka celebrating the famed 4th Goût de France or Good France on 21 March. Dubbed the “World’s Greatest French Dinner”, Good France is a u
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The Bayleaf unveiled new additions to its already extensive and delightful menu on Wednesday, serving up even more exciting dishes for discerning diners. The restaurant is exploring new regions of Italy via its updated menu, capturing a wide variety
Views - 45 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:29
Huffington Post: Women’s History Month is a great time to look back on the achievements of women who have made waves over the years. Just in the last few weeks, we’ve witnessed impressive teen activism following the deadly mass shooting at Marjor
Views - 131 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:19
Whenever you travel along the Colombo-Kandy road, you’d catch a glimpse of the chimney-like rock known as Uthuwankanda that stands 1,410 feet above sea level. This rock served as Saradiel’s hideout two centuries ago. Uthuwana is a rural hamlet s
Views - 27 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00
Filmgoers must be quite happy to hear that a digitalised version of Dr. Lester James Peries’ momentous film ‘Rekava’ is now available for viewing.
Views - 18 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00
‘Like taking coal to Newcastle’ was a popular saying from our childhood days. We didn’t really understand why it was so commonly used until many years on we were taught that it was a place for the production of coal.
Views - 28 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00
It’s nothing less than a treat for everyone out there! Kottu in various forms prepared by Sous Chefs Amila (winner of the Hilton CEO Light & Warmth of Hospitality Award) and Sabah at the Curry Leaf restaurant from 7 to 17 March.
Views - 238 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00
Good food is both an individual and international passion and some people are lucky enough to tap into these spheres together. For Barcelona born Chef Jordi Noguera and Colombo Supper Club Founder Naserah Tyebally, this link is a self-defining one.
Views - 19 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00
Huffington Post: “If you eat a dish with black beans, you’re not getting complete protein. You have to add another kind of bean to get the same kind of protein you’d get from meat.”
Views - 71 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:41
The beautiful valley around Knuckles massif is called “Dumbara” because it’s always misty. The region is blessed with rich fauna and flora, nourished by intermittent rains and water cascading from surrounding streams.
Views - 22 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:01
Participant-artist Prasad Abu Bakr talks about the many opportunities the annual event holds for artists and of other ‘pluses and minuses’ (that befalls upon it owing to other outside influences of course) especially at this year’s event held l
Views - 14 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00
Glancing through the internet for Sinhala songs, repeatedly coming up was a film song dating back to 1980 – nearly 40 years ago. It was a song sung almost by accident by the lead actor in the film who, at the time, was not known as a singer. He was
Views - 24 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00
‘Steeping’ is a book about Saitha Rezel’s experiences growing up from a background of Sri Lankan tea plantation culture and its impact on her later life and her inspiration to work with the vulnerable and neglected.
Views - 41 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00
Theatre lovers are in for a truly magical experience! The wild fairies of CentreStage Productions are back to tickle, tease and titillate audiences at ‘Pyramus & Thisby,’ Jehan Aloysius’ hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Ni
Views - 31 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00
Huffington Post: As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, ‘The Bachelor: Winter Games,’ 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close. More than anything, th
Views - 13 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00
Doing a train ride from Sydney to Newcastle last week I never realised it was going to be a steep climb. As I realised it I looked out of the window. (I couldn’t put my head out – the normal practice back in Sri Lanka – but could see through th
Views - 4455 Saturday, 24 February 2018 01:00
Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted
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Jathika Namal Uyana is an archaeological reserve situated in a natural forest habitat of Na trees. It’s more than just a sacred site: The garden is home to a large bed of fossilised plants and is a sanctuary for birds. You can reach Jathika Namal U
Views - 15 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00
Today, talented young painters and sculptors will be busy giving the final touches to their creative efforts. Tomorrow is their big day. True, most of them bring their creations to Colombo every day to be displayed by the roadside opposite the Nation
Views - 37 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00
Cézanne et Moi (Cezanne and I), the first film of the French film line up Bonjour Cinema 2018, was screened on Wednesday, 21 February, at the Empire Cineplex, Colombo. The sufficiently well received French art house film will be screened once again
Views - 9 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00
At one time it was a subject that was tabooed and could not be publicly discussed. It was considered a source of embarrassment. The buildings connected with the subject were neglected and went to rack and ruin.
Views - 64 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00
Despite being little known, Sri Lanka is a world frog hotspot with an abundant variety of frogs that are conserved and given great prominence as recently seen at St. Andrew’s in Nuwara Eliya.
Views - 18 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with its award-winning eco-tourism arm Cinnamon Nature Trails, is now set to commence the second phase of its ground-breaking elephant conservation project.
Views - 5572 Saturday, 17 February 2018 01:00
Popular film actor-politician Vijaya Kumaratunga was shot dead in cold blood on 16 February 1988. He was standing near the front gate of his Kirulapone residence on Polhengoda road and talking to an acquaintance when the assailants travelling in a tw
Views - 27 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:10
Viharahinna is an ancient archaeological site found in a village called Moragolla located between the Matale and Anuradhapura districts. From Jathika Namal Uyana, it is a scenic 45 minute drive through Makulgaswewa, Bulanawewa and Dewahuva Reservoir.
Views - 40 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00
Elephants in Sri Lanka will vanish by 2045 - just 27 years from now. You don’t need to be an animal-lover to be shocked when you hear this. We all love the elephant. Seeing an elephant walking on the road, anyone will stop and look. It is rare that
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Let me begin by stating a controversial opinion: our contemporary lives are defined by 200 years of dehumanisation. From the time of the industrial revolution, the nature of work and labour has changed dramatically. The relationship between man and
Thursday, 26 April 2018
In a recent World Bank publication, ‘South Asia’s Turn,’ two Sri Lankan organisations – MAS from apparel and Dilmah from agribusiness – receive recognition as global champions. While Dilmah is in control of its value chain and that was its
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
It’s the arithmetic, stupid! A no-confidence motion against the Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan, is logical and legitimate
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
May Day was declared a holiday in Sri Lanka in 1956 for the Government sector, bank and mercantile sectors.