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Two friends on a handicraft mission

Two friends on a  handicraft mission

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it inevitably brought with it much negativity and turmoil. Yet there were many sparks of positivity too as two friends, Heshani Bogollagama and Nilusha Shivaraj put their heads together to come up with a way to help struggling handicraft artisans. Having been friends since they met in Sydney, Australia during [...]

Island inspiration

Island inspiration

Yashara Wikramasurendra vividly remembers the handpainted mural of a fairytale jungle with blossoming flowers and multi-hued rainbows that stretched across her bedroom walls. The mural was painted by her mother whom she credits as one of her biggest influences and she had painted a fresh scene when Yashara turned three. So fresh is it in [...]

Sri Lanka hosts int’l commercial arbitration Moot Court competition

Sri Lanka hosts int’l commercial arbitration Moot Court competition

The first International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Sri Lanka, the H.V. Perera QC Memorial Moot Court Competition also known as the Victor’s Moot was held virtually last month with participants from Sri Lanka, India and Singapore. Teams from APIIT Law School, CfPS Law School, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, India, General Sir John [...]

Bed linen splashed with family ties and tie dye

Bed linen splashed with  family ties and tie dye

We are all familiar with tie dye but maybe not with bed linen made out of tie dyed material. That’s what the small business Cocoon Linen, the brainchild of Saajidh and Aisha Marikar is all about. The idea  came to the couple during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. “We started from scratch and sourced the manpower, [...]

A saucy saga of Peppers

A  saucy saga of Peppers

Many stepping into this well-known Colombo’s mall linger for a pizza that has been baked for the Sri Lankan palate (no Neapolitan subtlety here; it’s all rich, flavoursome, juicy jinthu) and they do a roaring trade with the pastas, lasagnas, macaroni, submarines and burgers too. The place is Peppers. It all began in 1995 when [...]

In awe of Polonnaruwa

In awe of Polonnaruwa

I mount a silver vintage 1930s Singer bike to explore Polonnaruwa, a surreal awe-inspiring ancient city in the dry zone where troops of Toque monkeys have taken over the once thriving kingdom. An extraordinary ruined city, a hot spot for curious travellers, like many visitors I want to learn more about this highly advanced hydraulic [...]

Letters to the Editor

Doublespeak and double dealing (action) of our rulers The aragalaists (protestors) — as all of us know — were unarmed, not even a stone in their hands or pockets. Even the rulers, the police and various political parties opposed to the aragalaya admit this fact. The rulers who resigned or fled the country never experienced [...]



A leading educationist, he was a keen sportsman too Shelton Grenville Senarath-Dassanayake  Shelton was born at Katuwellagama walauwa, Katuwellagama, a village close to Katana. His father was Proctor Fredrick Senarath-Dassanayake of the same place, and his mother hailed from Debaraliyadda walauwa in Pannala. They had six children and Shelton was one before the last. He [...]

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