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Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

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September 12, 2019 04:56 pm

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a baby mountain gorilla at the annual Kwita Izina naming cerem...


Environmentalists, conservationists gather for tropical biodiversity conference in Sri Lanka

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September 11, 2019 07:40 pm

The 12th Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) got underway yesterday (Sept 10) at MAS Athena in Thulhiriya. ...


Shakespeare Drama Competition to get underway this month

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September 11, 2019 07:02 pm

The All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition is back for the 46th year. The competition is organized annually by the Young Men’s Christian Association of...


In Pictures: Annual congregation of the Dawoodi Bohra community

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September 09, 2019 06:52 pm

More than 20,000 people attended the annual worldwide Bohra convention being held at a community centre at Marine Drive in Bambalapitiya. The convention will draw to a...


In pictures : Kumar Sangakkara's NCC felicitation

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September 06, 2019 01:55 pm

The Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) felicitated former Sri Lanka and NCC captain Kumar Sangakkara yesterday (September 5) at the club premises. Sanga recalled memor...


ECLECTIC 2019 : An evening of choral music presented by Methodist College

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September 06, 2019 01:55 pm

ECLECTIC 2019, an inter-school evening of choral music presented by the Methodist College Choir, with guest performances by the choirs of Ladies' College, Bishop's Colle...


In Pictures : De Lanerolle Brothers with the DLB squared band & National Unity Orchestra

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September 04, 2019 07:27 pm

In view of their 10 year Anniversary, the De Lanerolle Brothers held their 6th concert at the BMICH on Monday in collaboration with the DLB squared band and the National Unity O...


'FlipYarn' launched as first upcycling project to create sunglasses from flip flops

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September 03, 2019 07:33 pm

Parkville, an eco-friendly manufacturer of sustainable wooden eyewear, homeware and luxury hairbrushes, announced the launch of FlipYarn - a pioneering recycling and upcycling p...


Kevin Hart suffers 'major injuries' in car crash

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September 02, 2019 06:04 pm

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was taken to hospital with "major back injuries" on Sunday following a car accident in Los Angeles, BBC reported. According to th...


Big Bad Wolf Book sale to get underway in October

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September 02, 2019 12:55 pm

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will get underway from October 18- 27 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center, allowing 10 days for all book lovers of Sri Lanka to sho...


Authentic flavours of Jaffna cuisine come alive at the Galadari 

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August 30, 2019 01:27 pm

Banana trees line the entranceway along with the white flower garlands strung above the dining area of the Galadari Coffee shop created the perfect ambiance for  ‘A T...


FACETS Sri Lanka 2019 gets underway at the BMICH

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August 29, 2019 03:56 pm

The 29th International Gem and Jewellery Show, FACETS Sri Lanka got underway at the BMICH today and will continue till Sept 1. Hundred of local and foreign exhibitors showc...


The Big Bad Wolf book sale to hit Colombo soon

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August 26, 2019 03:01 pm

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale that premiered in Sri Lanka in 2017, has just hinted to return for the third consecutive year, through a social media leak that has fast progressed on...


'The Cauldron' continues to inspire and innovate for a second year

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August 26, 2019 02:43 pm

Two years ago, an ambitious couple set out on an adventure to meticulously create within Colombo’s café scene “A space where all good things combine”. ...


How concept bookstore 'Venpaa' in Jaffna is meeting a need for Tamil literature

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August 23, 2019 04:32 pm

'Venpaa' in Tamil refers to a branch of classical Tamil poetry. Bearing this classic Tamil name, a distinctive bookstore called ‘Venpaa’ has become the talk ...


In pictures : Groundbreaking ceremony for 'Fantasy Island' theme park at Battaramulla

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August 23, 2019 03:39 pm

Waters Edge, together with Melchers Project Management Ltd having announced plans to build a theme park overlooking the waters of the Diyawannna today held the groundbreaki...


Bharatha Natyam Recital at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

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August 22, 2019 05:20 pm

A Bharatha Natyam Recital by Anuka King will take place at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, at 6 pm on August...


Discovery of exoplanets by Lankan Team

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August 20, 2019 06:47 pm

For the first time in the island’s history, a group of Sri Lankans has discovered a new extra-solar planetary system (Exoplanets). The team was headed by Mahesh Herath (27...


'Mega Pride - Pride of the Lion' photographic exhibition

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August 19, 2019 03:13 pm

The ‘Mega Pride – Pride of the Lion’ photographic exhibition by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka, which got underway ...


'Strings of Harmony' : Celebrations to mark the 73rd Independence Day of India

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August 16, 2019 04:38 pm

‘Strings of Harmony’ – a Santoor Jugalbandi by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his son Pandit Rahul Sharma was presented at the BMICH  yesterday August ...


Sri Lankan Handicrafts Day in Beijing

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August 15, 2019 06:17 pm

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing in collaboration with the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), organized a Sri Lankan Handicrafts Day at the INBAR Pavilion ...


Day three of Swim Week Colombo, a colourful finale

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August 15, 2019 01:14 pm

The last day of CFW Swim Week Colombo took place at Shangri La Hotel Ballroom recently. There was an excitement that buzzed through the crowd, as they waited it was the last sho...


In Pictures : Randoli Perahera dazzles

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August 12, 2019 03:51 pm

The first Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala Perahera paraded the streets of Kandy during the weekend. A gathering, including foreign tourists, gathered to witness t...


CFW’s Olu Swim Week 2019 draws to a close

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August 12, 2019 02:08 pm

A poignant tributary fashion show presented by curated International and local designers was the touching finale after nine days of celebration of food, art, music, and fashion ...


Day two of CFW Swim Week Colombo takes off with a burst of energy 

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August 12, 2019 12:39 pm

Galle Face Hotel hosted day two of CFW Swim Week Colombo. The Hotel was bursting with activity recently, as guests were excitedly waiting for the event to begin. Models and invi...


CFW Swim Week Colombo 2019 kicks off runway segment

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August 09, 2019 04:14 pm

CFW Swim Week Colombo 2019 kicked off its runway segments at Hilton Colombo last night with their ‘Emerging Designer Showcase’ which showcased the up and coming desi...


Traditional Kandyan Drum recital by Sri Lankan descent American youth at State Department festival

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August 09, 2019 10:08 am

A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a recital of traditional Kandyan Drums at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Emplo...


An evening dedicated to chocolate

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August 08, 2019 06:47 pm

Glossy, rich chocolate gleamed under the lights of the Hilton Colombo Lobby, as onlookers stared at them in wonder. The chocolate wasn’t for eating though but was rather a...


Women Aglow Fellowship hold its annual national conference

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August 08, 2019 12:23 pm

The Women Aglow Fellowship is holding its Annual National Conference at Hotel Ramada from today August 8 - August 10 from 9.30 am to 12.00 noon and 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm. Past...


'One Won' - art exhibition opens at the Stables

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August 07, 2019 07:22 pm

‘One Won’ – the art exhibition that opened at the Stables, Park Street Mews on yesterday, August 6, is part of ‘Celebrate Colombo’ – a week-l...




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Features & Analysis

Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a ...

Environmentalists, conservationists gather for tropical biodiversity conference in Sri Lanka

The 12th Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) got underw...

Shakespeare Drama Competition to get underway this month

The All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition is back for the 46th year. The competition is organize...

In Pictures: Annual congregation of the Dawoodi Bohra community

More than 20,000 people attended the annual worldwide Bohra convention being held at a community centre at ...



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