Leisure

Start your evening right at Bommu, OZO Kandy

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

If you live in Kandy or if you are just visiting, there really is no better place to unwind and relax than Bommu at OZO Kandy whilst indulging in b...


Hotel Show Colombo 2017: Country’s premier showcase gearing up for 2020 target of 4 m tourists

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Hotel Show Colombo 2017 – in keeping with the Government’s goal of competing and achieving success in inbound tourism by 2020; presents...


MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris at Cinnamon Grand!

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Celebrity TV personality, restaurateur and judge of ‘MasterChef Australia’ George Calombaris arrived at Cinnamon Grand in the early hou...


Waters Edge brings power-packed adrenaline rush at exclusive F1 Power Brunch with Mette Bjerknes

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Waters Edge in collaboration with the Lanka Powerboat Association recently presented a fun-filled, adrenaline-packed day on the waters of the Diyaw...


Chadar Trek – Where the trekkers fall in love at first sight

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

    By Dhananath Fernando She is a gorgeous bride that reflects eternity, married to the majestic mountains of the Hima...


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...


O.T. Perera publishes new book on Kafka

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

Most Sri Lankans, when they fly off to richer pastures, contribute very little to their motherland except by way of remittance. But Bellanwila O. T...


First-ever ‘Night of Ideas’ in Colombo with Kianoush Ramezani on 26 January

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

On 26 January, the Alliance Française de Kotte along with the Embassy of France, will present the first-ever Night of Ideas held in Colombo....


Goodbye to ‘full kit’!

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:00

Top Government officials are bound to breathe a sigh of relief over President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to free from the dress code tha...


Christmas lights everywhere

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The past two to three weeks have been really busy time for households. They were unpacking boxes, scaling ladders, unrolling lights and inflating l...


Graduating from Coop Federal Bank

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

  Reading about the logo change of People’s Bank and its current vision, I remembered the early days of the bank. ...


Christmas cheer at the TAJ!

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The Taj Samudra, Colombo herald in the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. The spirit of good cheer was ...


Kingdom Life launches debut album

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

If you’re a music enthusiast living in Colombo who loves to support local talent, the name Kingdom Life will definitely ring a bell. The band...


Vanakkam! Roar Media launches Tamil edition

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

Roar, Sri Lanka’s new media platform, continues to realise its vision to expand globally, with Roar Tamil. This new edition delivers engaging...


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...


Today's Columnists

On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

23 June 2017

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, we all thought the union of two major mainstream mindsets would result in a smorgasbord of good thing...


Yes or no to Paris Accord; let us reassess climate change

23 June 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I attended an international conference titled ‘Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP 21’ in Colombo in February 2017. The conference attracted climate scientists from many countr...


Education allocations must target youth unemployment

23 June 2017

There is now a commitment to increase the number of students entering universities by 2020 and also to allocate more funds for vocational training.  The current intake into government universities is around 25,000 per year. Nearly 60% (150,...


Our tryst with mosquitoes!

22 June 2017

This small specie – small in size but quite big in impact – is creating havoc among us these days. The Government has a serious emergency at hand consequent to mosquito bites and specifically the bites of one species – Aedes aegy...


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