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12 Oct 2023
In line with their slogan “Adha Keells eke kamu”, the easily accessible meals at the Keells kitchen and bakery have emerged as a unique hallmark of their supermarket chain, distinguishing themselves from the rest. Their goal is to serve people from all walks of life, and Keells is unwavering in their commitment to ensuring that the meals produced in their kitchen meet the highest quality and hygiene standards, all while being crafted with utmost
11 Oct 2023
Today on the Buzz, I have a lady who had made her way into the fashion arena, with her take on Batik. It’s not an easy place to make a name when the industry has so much to offer. Her commitment to being a mother, work and life itself is a testimony to what you see in her creation.
She likes to keep it simple and timeless as these fabrics speak for themselves. Working under the brand name Colombo Batik she introduced her creations on her husban
10 Oct 2023
The tour shall entail a comprehensive understanding of the legendary work by Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, pertaining to their relationship and their respective homes, Brief & Lunguganga along side, an in-depth understanding of their relationship with artists, and the stories behind the artworks by Barbara Sansoni, Ena de Silva, Ismeth Raheem & Laki Senanayake at Cinnamon Bentota Beach, which is considered to be one of Geoffrey Bawa’s iconic hotels.
09 Oct 2023
For the last three decades or more a Saturday night out dancing has ranged from disco to baila to some ear splitting music in a nightclub or a beachside bar. However in the last decade or so this has changed largely due to popular dance shows such as Strictly Come Dancing. Sri Lanka has always raised a small generation of dancers in each decade who follow other dance forms which range from Ballroom to Latin American dancing. Local competitions ar
06 Oct 2023
For Deepthi Gooneratne, who will be having an exhibition in a couple of weeks, art is a form of relaxation and a way of expressing herself. She spoke to us about her exhibition “Colours Transcending”and her journey in art spanning some 30 years
05 Oct 2023
Ahead of ARTRA’s Comics & Caricatures Edition launch, founder and editor-in-chief Azara Jaleel on wit & satire and the power of humour.
Q ARTRA Magazine is set to launch its 65th edition - Comics & Caricatures; what inspired this edition?
Simple, my love for humour inspired this edition. Whilst laughter is certainly the best medicine, evoking laughter is a splendid skill in my opinion – it’s not easy to make people laugh, especially during times
04 Oct 2023
Dushyanthi Perera took up the baton fairly recently in a distinguished career as a cellist. She made her debut as a conductor in 2012, directing the SOSL in Mendelssohn’s “Scottish“ Symphony.
Prior to stepping onto the podium, she was the principal cellist of the SOSL for many years, and performed most of the major concertos written for cello and orchestra with the SOSL, including the double and triple concertos of Brahms and Beethoven.
03 Oct 2023
Royden Gibbs and Dillai Joseph Rodrigo inspire a spirit of conservation to aid efforts of WNPS. Experience the captivating beauty of Sri Lanka’s heritage and nature through the exquisite fine art of Royden Gibbs and Dillai Joseph Rodrigo in the upcoming exhibition, “Corridors of Time.” This remarkable showcase promises to transport art enthusiasts on a journey through time, archaeology, architecture, history, human form and culture, with an explo
02 Oct 2023
Taking over the mantle as the principal dancer of the Chitrasena Kalayathanaya since the retirement of her aunt Upeka Chitrasena, lissome and beautiful Thaji Dias is shouldering the responsibility of keeping the tradition of dance alive.
The granddaughter of the pioneers of dance Chitrasena and Vajira, it is safe to say that dance courses through her veins. When she is not travelling the world showcasing Sri Lankan traditional dance, Thaji spends
27 Sep 2023
Just how often do you think about the Roman empire? Julius Caesar – The Musical is hitting the Wendt this October and as rumour has it - Colombo is in for a show! Our journalist Panchali Illankoon sat down with Nana Jeraine and Dishan Muneswaran from the theatre company behind the anticipated show, StageFright&Panic to find out more about the play
26 Sep 2023
Kanthi Ranchigoda needs no introduction and after a three year hiatus she will have an evening of dance and music in the traditional spirit of Christmas. The audience will be treated to an evening guaranteed to get their toes tapping right throughout the show.
Showcasing talent and dance ‘Tis the Season’ is a show that will be enjoyed by both the young and old alike.
25 Sep 2023
No one likes to think about their own death, but preparing end-of-life documents, such as a Last Will and Testament, can give you a great peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be followed when you’re gone and your loved ones are cared for. While many are now opting to execute their Last Wills, the majority are still cautious. Some are unsure of how to create a will or if they even have the assets necessary for one, while others are concern
22 Sep 2023
The X-Men may not be the most powerful superhero team but they probably have the most diverse character lineup. They also have a Sri Lankan named Suvik Senyaka in the comic book series. In an interview that took place before the WGA strike, writer Scott Lobdell told Life that he created the mutant after a Lankan he met when he was in his twenties.
The most iconic X-Man, Wolverine is Canadian, villain Magneto is a Jewish Holocaust survivor, Bisho
21 Sep 2023
In recognition of the yeoman service she has rendered to the Methodist Church, Savitri de Silva was voted in as the Vice President for the year 2023, which is the highest position a Lay person can hold, in the Methodist Church.
Born into a Christian home Savitri is the daughter of Bonnie Fernando, a well-known journalist at Lake House in the 1960s and Carmen Mendis, a much-loved teacher.
Savitri says her mother was an exceptional lady who imbib
20 Sep 2023
World famous for its beautiful coral stretch, Hikkaduwa was crowned as one of the best spots for various types of water-sports activities including snorkelling, diving, surfing, wind surfing, rowing, water skating and water skiing. ‘Coral safari’ with glass bottom boats were first introduced in Sri Lanka for Coral tours in Hikka during the seventies tourism boom. ‘Lavanga Resort and Spa’ came into the vibrant Hikka folder in 2008 as a popular loc
19 Sep 2023
“I do it my way” an evening to showcase the talents of the differently abled Girl Guides, will bring together different ethnic groups and religions, from various parts of the island. They will comprise those who are visually and hearing impaired, slow learners, those who are Autistic, have Downs Syndrome etc. The branch for the Handicapped ( later changed to the Branch for the Differently Abled) was initiated in Sri Lanka in 1924. Its aim is to
18 Sep 2023
Stories of Sri Lankan adoptees in far flung lands searching for their biological families always tugs at our heartstrings. Their quest to find out their biological parents and possible siblings is an innate desire some of these adoptees have as they long to know more details about their origins. Perhaps they want to feel their mother’s hug or just ask them why they were given up for adoption.
Whilst many have experienced love and stability than
15 Sep 2023
Dinushi Pamanuwa’s label La Pard started it’s journey in 2016 with an innovative use of batik in luxury lingerie. This is how the label launched in store at PR, the same year.
In 2017, Dinushi applied her unique style of batik to ready to wear and she participated in her first runway show at SLDF in 2016 and thereafter was on the main ramp of CFW in 2019.
La Pard is a luxury batik clothing brand, born in the tropical island of Sri Lanka by fou
14 Sep 2023
Vogue Jewellers, renowned for its exquisite 22-karat gold jewellery, is proud to announce a sensational promotion from 11th to 17th September. During this limited-time promotion, customers can exchange their old gold jewellery for the latest jewellery in multiple ways: 22-karat gold chains at the best price in town; stone-studded 22-karat necklaces and bangles without labour charges and the entire jewellery collection on a special old gold rate.
13 Sep 2023
Balapitiya in the Southern Province is popular for two characteristic features of the area. One is the popular Madu Ganga and other is Tuna. Balapitiya is popular for tuna fishing and a number of secret culinary delights endemic to the region.
Madu Ganga is a major attraction for travellers, both domestic and foreign. The popular Madu Ganga wetland is an estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem,
12 Sep 2023
The annual Ceylon Heritage Festival by the Rachel Raj Foundation and the Ministry of Industries will have its inaugural launch with a fashion show dedicated to artisanal traditional textile crafts on September 27 at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. The event will serve as the launch pad for the new “Heritage Hands” label, a 100% Sri Lankan-crafted clothing and accessory brand endorsed by the Industrial Development Board.
For years, Sri Lanka’
11 Sep 2023
Living his dream of becoming a filmmaker, British born Sanmugan Satheesan also known as Saanmuu has released his latest film The Jungle. Dabbling in filmmaking while studying for a Law degree, Sanmugan took on the challenge of making this film soon after he finished his studies. With his brother backing him, they worked and raised their own money to fund the film. Sanmugan recruited people from his community of friends and family to work with him
08 Sep 2023
Organ donation is the process when a person allows an organ of their own to be removed and transplanted to another person legally either by consent while the donor is alive or dead with the assent of the next of kin. Donation can be done for research or more commonly healthy transplantable organs and tissues maybe donated to be transplanted into another person. According to experts organs from one donor can save upto 50 people. We spoke to Dr Y
06 Sep 2023
Today on the Buzz, we have the lady with the magical touch! We chat to THERUNI who founded ‘The Physio’ in January 2014. I had to ask her, are we all suffering with some kind of pain everyday, and the answer is YES!! So this made me ask her more questions. Let’s read about her journey and what made her come to Sri Lanka, leaving her life back in Australia. Let’s all live a pain free life.
05 Sep 2023
Joel Outschoorn’s career journey is a fascinating evolution from newsreader to wedding emcee and officiant. Shifting gears from the world of news, he found a new passion in orchestrating weddings after initially emceeing for family and friends. Joel also established himself as a social media influencer, showcasing his talents as a voice artiste, corporate event emcee, host of YouTube shows, and occasionally lending his presence to TV commercial s
04 Sep 2023
Luring listeners and viewers with her dulcet tones, singer Amriytha Amarnath first rose to fame after competing in a musical reality show conducted by a local TV station. An exponent of Carnatic music, Amriytha has received formal voice training since the age of two. Currently she is the lead female vocalist of the band Ilayanila Isaikkulu which plays at weddings and social gatherings amongst other events. Gaining popularity through her songs, Am
01 Sep 2023
The Dr. Ray Wijewardene Memorial Oration was established in 2011 by The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust (RWCT) in collaboration with The Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Every year the Engineering community of Sri Lanka comes together in remembrance of his invaluable contribution to the world and to acknowledge the decades of innovations around the world. Each year individuals who contributed to the field of innovation take the opportuni
31 Aug 2023
Clifford Richards will be in action once again this weekend. Music lovers are in for a treat when the ever popular Clifford Richards takes to the stage on Sunday September 3, at the Main Ballroom, Galadari Hotel at 7 pm. This is just one of the many shows after numerous very successful ones by him to packed audiences who enjoy listening to ‘golden oldies.’
Indeed Clifford Ricahrds needs no introduction and is what one may call a ‘Jack of Many
29 Aug 2023
Swapping his scissors and combs for mountaineering gear, Johann Peries is inching closer to reaching his ambition of scaling the seven highest peaks in the seven continents. Well known in Colombo as a leading hairdresser, Johann earned the respect and admiration from all Sri Lankans when he successfully summited Mount Everest in 2018 becoming the first Sri Lankan man to do so. Not one to rest on his laurels, Johann soon set his eyes on the ultima
28 Aug 2023
It was indeed a happy day for Sri Lankan literary aficionados all over the world when the news broke that Sri Lankan Australian writer Shankari Chandran had won the coveted Miles Franklin Award for her tome Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens which was nominated for the award by her publisher. The Miles Franklin Award was established in 1954 by the estate of My Brilliant Career author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin to celebrate the Australian charac
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02 Dec 2023