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Most of us in this Island know who Otara Gunawardhane is. Otara is an accomplished businesswoman who launched the concept of a shopping mall in Sri Lanka; the stylish lifestyle Odel mall that sold everything you were looking for in the form of cloth
Gayan Prageeth’s latest exhibition, titled Eyes Only, revolves around the developments of the development of politics and corruption in Sri Lanka post-war. His thought provoking use of intricate illustrations of d
Press Play is billed as one of the most interesting aspects of The Sri Lanka Design Festival which runs from 15th-17th January. Hosted by the Chief Curator, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka Sharmini Pereira, Press Play is a series of
Shining a spotlight on the need to preserve the cultural heritage of local artisans while empowering them through design Sri Lanka Design Forum 2021 will witness a unique discourse by Victoria Walker. AODs Design For Sustainable Development Foundatio
The Year 2021 is year known as The Year of the Yin Metal OX – Xin Chou
Ox is the 2nd animal in the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and is part of the Earth Cycle in the cycle of the season of five elements in Feng
Popular singer T. M. Joldersma popularly known as Podi Jothi has now launched his fully equipped production studio titled J’Tunes Entertainment.
He also formed a new music band called ‘Amazing Gang’ comprising eight talented musicians and this
Kavindya Thennakoon is
a positive change-maker that looks at solving problems in a practical way, especially when it comes to education. Billed as a change maker Kavindya will chair discussions at SLDF 2021. Driven by passion tempered with fearlessn
The past two years have not been favourable to many people, having lost jobs, taken salary cuts and other losses and reductions that affected their income. There was no choice in the matter. Whilst a number went into great depression and
Drawing parallels between traditional crafts and architecture and exploring the challenges both face in this age of extreme consumerism, as well as speed and scale of development, Ruchi Jeyanathan talks about the practice of keeping detail oriented
The Grammy Awards ceremony due to take place on Jan. 31 has been rescheduled to March 14 because of the coronavirus surge in Los Angeles, organizers said on Tuesday. The Recording Academy and broadcaster CBS said in a joint statement that the ceremon
SLDF 2021, billed as Sri Lanka’s first ever virtual design festival to showcase and highlight ‘Designed and Made in Sri Lanka’ will take place from 15th -17th January 2021. This event will see the participation of respected genre leaders such
Last November, Pilot Officers Pavithra Gunarathne and Rangana Weerawardana attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) made history as the first Lady Officers to be awarded the prestigious Flying Brevet thereby becoming the pioneering female military
The sixth edition of the Jaffna International Cinema Festival opened recently with the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to senior journalist and film critic K. S. Sivakumaran. The 6th edition of the festival will continue during the nex
The year that concluded was catastrophic for the travel and tourism industry. The pandemic saw many planes grounded, fleets reduced and some airlines collapse and drift into oblivion. Industry personnel too suffered tremendously wit
It’s truly been a year for the arts as Sandun Seneviratne’s short-film ‘Vikaari’ wins ‘Best Short Film’ at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2020. Screamfest is the longest running and largest horror film festival in the US and has prem
Of all the arts in Sri Lanka, theatre is the most uncared, neglected, considered not necessary for the development of societal values, and most importantly the sense of reflection of the embedding of humanity or compassion amongst the populace which
The much awaited live recording of the landmark concert ‘100 Plus’ organized by Damayantha Kuruppu is now available on DVD and Blue ray.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” This extremely popular Christmas song was written by Edward Pola and George Wyle in 1963. The song is a celebration and description of activities associated with the Christmas season, focus
Round yon virgin mother and child, Sleep in heavenly sleep…
This Christmas carol captures the essence of the festival which is held to celebrate the Nativity of Baby Jesus who Christians beli
In this series, we talk to people who turned their passion for food and baking into a business idea amidst lockdown and COVID-19 fears. Some have been in the market for years and others saw the new opportunity and took it! These home b
Ingredients for six as part of shared meal
Christmas is the season for giving, sharing and spreading love. Almost all communities are engaged in some sort of giving during Christmas. Giving back to your community or society is as good for you as it is for those you are helping becaus
We are just days away from Christmas, one of the most joyous festivals of the year which brings hope and happiness to many. Christmas for Christians is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ while non Christians use the occasion to get together
On December 19, Rev. Fr. Benedict Joseph, the writer, TV, radio and print media personality, celebrates the Golden jubilee of his priesthood. On December 19, 1970 the late Thomas Cardinal Cooray ordained Fr. Benedict as a Priest of the Catholic Churc
Yester-year singing hero Dharmadasa Walpola’s 37th death anniversary falls on December 25.
Despite his absence in the singing scene for such a long period, he is yet a favourite among tens of thousands of Sri Lankan music fans.
“I told my parents I was struggling. That I felt like I was drowning. I tried and tried to explain to them that I was depressed. They laughed and told me I was being dramatic like everyone in my generation” Namali* shared. “Then one day, I self
As we approach the end of the calendar year it appears that those with crazy ideas in Sri Lanka are coming out of the woodwork faster than wood lice after a dry rot treatment.
With the world in sea
CARROT GINGER SOUP
In a large pot, over medium heat, sauté the onion in the margarine for a few minutes.
I have been writing this column for many a year and as my four children have grown over the years, so has my input into th
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