Leisure

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...


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 ...


Today's Columnists

Can ‘Fonny’ fix faulty governance?

29 April 2017

  According to the loquacious logician of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne, the President has requested Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to quit his ministerial portfolio to b...


Wickremesinghe’s political biography, an informative and inspirational read

29 April 2017

 President Maithripala Sirisena receiving the first copy of the biography of Ranil Wickremesinghe from author Dinesh Weerakkody at its launch recently at the BMICH as Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on     ...


Govt. needs to move on post-GSP+ to excite the electorate

28 April 2017

The GSP+ going through is no doubt a big victory for Sri Lanka given the many challenges the Government has been facing in the last few months and the negativity surrounding it. The Prime Minister needs to be congratulated for his efforts to resto...


The Executive Presidency: Who wants it abolished and why?

28 April 2017

Right of reply to Shyamon Jayasinghe   In public as in private life, it is important to know when someone is attempting to scam you. The question then is “what’s his game?” or, as the famous line in British j...


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