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Jatin Kampani’s Colombo pictures unveiled at Shangri La Hotel Colombo 

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August 07, 2019 06:56 pm

Black and white photographs of Colombo taken by Jatin Kampani were unveiled at Shangri La Colombo on  August 5. Guests flocked around the beautiful pictures tilled ‘T...


Swim Week Colombo starts off with a burst of flavour 

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August 06, 2019 12:02 pm

Under the stars strung above the cobbled path at Park Street Mews, the 6th edition of Colombo Swim Week and Food Festival kicked off recently.  Tera Jayewardene&n...


Third Responsible Fashion Summit to focus on circularity in fashion and Ocean plastics

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August 05, 2019 12:13 pm

The third edition of Responsible Fashion Summit will take place on the 8th of August at Hilton Colombo. The Responsible Fashion Summit is a part of the Responsible Fas...


Chinese Haiku artiste Rongmao Wang exhibits masterful strokes at Colombo exhibition

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August 02, 2019 06:41 pm

A few seemingly slapdash dabs with a bamboo brush and- viola! a haiku materializes on silk. A visual haiku that celebrates China’s brooding, majestic natural beauty. The t...


SL Post offers personalised stamps to celebrate those special moments

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August 02, 2019 06:15 pm

In a bid to mark World Post Day, Sri Lanka Post is hosting a special philatelic exhibition which kicked off today at its headquarters down D R Wijewardena Mawatha.&nbs...


Pro Food exhibition declared open

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August 02, 2019 04:44 pm

The Pro Food, Pro Pack and Ag-biz 2019 exhibition was launched at the BMICH today (Aug 2) and will be open from 10 am to 8 pm until August 4. The exhibition has been org...


WNPS lecture : ‘Insects - the hidden treasures of Sri Lanka’

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August 02, 2019 02:25 pm

Emeritus Professor Jayanthi Edirisinghe and Professor Nirmalie Pallewatta will deliver the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society’s next lecture on August 15 at the BMIC...


Presidential Secretariat launches two books

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July 31, 2019 07:56 pm

Two books relating to the Moragahakanda reservoir and the Polonnaruwa reservoir were released to the public by the Presidential Secretariat today (Jul 31). Presiden...


Wetland Walk for youngsters

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July 29, 2019 02:13 pm

The ‘Wetland Walk’ program organized by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (WNPS) on August 18, 2019 from 7.00am -11.00am at the Diyasurupark in...


Meet Dilani - the Sri Lankan contestant competing in the Miss England finals

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July 26, 2019 09:40 am

Dilani Selvanathan will be the first Sri Lankan Tamil to compete in the Miss England finals. Dilani, 19 is a software engineering apprentice and admitted this had been o...


Vijay Sethupathi to play Muttiah Muralitharan in biopic

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July 24, 2019 07:13 pm

Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi will essay Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in a biopic written and directed by MS Sripathy, The Hindu reported. The film is ...


Rain water harvesting project brings relief to drought affected districts

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July 24, 2019 12:16 pm

Life has changed for those from Kilinochchi, Badulla, Moneragala and Batticaloa thanks to the water harvesting project of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) which is ...


In Pictures : French National Day

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July 19, 2019 04:13 pm

The French National Day was held recently at the Colombo Hilton. Captured here are images from the evening. Pix by Amila Gamage ...


SOS Children’s Village celebrates 100th birth anniversary of its founder

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July 18, 2019 11:49 am

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka recently celebrated ‘SOS Day’ honoring the 100th birth anniversary their founder Dr. Hermann Gmeiner. ‘SOS Day&...


Car-free day draws a crowd

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July 15, 2019 06:37 pm

Colombo’s first open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard, and rollerblades. ...


Reviving our island spirit - #DineEscapeRebuild

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July 12, 2019 08:04 pm

The Island Story, a brand new travel company with a fresh perspective on travel is collaborating with Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar, to bring  ‘The Island Spirit&r...


Huawei shutterbug competition "Beautiful Sri Lanka" ends on a high

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July 12, 2019 07:45 pm

Huawei recently organized a competition for shutterbugs under the theme "Beautiful Sri Lanka" The winner of the competition Anushka Fernando received a Hu...


Hidden coral reef discovered off Kankasanthurai harbour

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July 08, 2019 12:27 pm

A diving team attached to the Northern Naval Command recently discovered a beautiful coral reef which remained a well-hidden secret until a recent deep-sea expedition in Ka...


CMC and Netherlands Embassy come together to launch a car-free day in Colombo

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July 05, 2019 06:07 pm

The Colombo Municipal Council is partnering with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka to pilot Colombo's first car-free day. 'CarFreeC...


SAARC film festival opens screens for the 9th year

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July 04, 2019 04:03 pm

The 9th annual SAARC film festival opening ceremony was held at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall on July 02.  By Minnath Azeez The 9th annual SAA...


In Pictures: Architect Ismeth Raheem’s exhibition of Collected Works 1960-2019

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July 01, 2019 02:57 pm

Well known architect Ismeth Raheem’s retrospective exhibition of Collected Works 1960-2019 showcasing his myriad interests ends on July 1 at the Harold Peiris Gallery...


Sri Lanka inks agreement to establish diplomatic relations with Barbados

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July 01, 2019 12:40 pm

Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations with Barbados on June 28, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a press release. An agreement to this effect had been signed be...


French Spring Festival : Featuring the 'cosmic drawings' of artist Philippe Baudelocque

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June 27, 2019 02:04 pm

Inspired by the universe French artist Philippe Baudelocque, finished drawing his signature monochromatic murals on the walls of Park Street Mews, École Française ...


A helmeted mass

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June 25, 2019 02:08 pm

When I applied to cover the religion beat, I never thought I’d have to wear a helmet to do my job. But when it’s the first mass celebrated at the Notre ...


Army personnel complete Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training

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June 20, 2019 04:18 pm

The Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya as a supportive follow-up of the 7th Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) concluded its second Chemical Biological Radiol...


Monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on Climate Change and our responsibility

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June 20, 2019 12:40 pm

The monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will take place today at the BMICH on the theme of "Climate Change and our responsibility." ...


Ministry of Crab to hold fundraiser for Easter victims at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July

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June 19, 2019 06:14 pm

Ministry of Crab, will hold a fundraiser for victims of this year’s Sri Lanka attacks with a charity pop-up restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July. Ac...


Embassy of Sri Lanka gifts two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin

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June 18, 2019 03:33 pm

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin gifted two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin, upon a request made by the Cambodian Ambassador. Mr Karunasena Hettiar...


British High Commission Colombo celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday

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June 17, 2019 10:59 am

The British High Commission in Colombo and the British Council celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd Birthday at Westminster House.   According to ...


Supporting the revival of the local coffee industry

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June 14, 2019 05:13 pm

In a time gone by in Ceylon, it was coffee that was a booming plantation before disease struck, wiping out thousands of acres of coffee that adorned the hills of the country. ...




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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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