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CFW: Swirling in luxury

CFW: Swirling  in luxury

Sheer glamour it was as Colombo Fashion Week’s Luxury Edition unfolded at the ballroom of the Galle Face Hotel on November 17 with Colombo’s fashionistas in full attendance. Darshi Keerthisena’s collection for Buddhi Batiks titled ‘Rebirth’ – a collaboration with Colombo Jewellery Stores set the tone with contemporary designs as well as her signature silk [...]

A taste of healthy goodness in town

A taste of healthy goodness in town

Wellness brand Kemara took another step forward in its holistic journey with the launch of an on-site cafe at the Kemara Life Spa and Wellness Centre located at the Lakpahana premises in Colombo. At the cafe’s launch earlier this month, guests could sample an interesting array from citrus and lavender spritzers to psyllium husk tacos [...]

Zonta gives voice to breast cancer awareness

On the evening of October 25, the Women’s International Club hall was flooded with hues of pink, representing breast cancer survivors; the pink ribbon – honouring the courage, hope, strength of women who’ve fought through breast cancer, and solidarity with those presently facing it. The programme on Breast Cancer awareness was organised by the Zonta [...]

Helping hand from Indira Cancer Trust

Helping hand from Indira Cancer Trust

“It’s a sad reality that only a small percentage of women in Sri Lanka are routinely performing self-examinations; breast cancer is curable if detected early,” said Dr. Lanka Jayasuriya, Chairperson of the Indira Cancer Trust. October being international breast cancer awareness month, the Trust carried out multiple projects to raise awareness on breast cancer and [...]

Coexistence, not conflict: Jumbo lessons from Botswana

Coexistence, not conflict:  Jumbo lessons from Botswana

The acronym is the same, but the experience is vastly different. HEC is the key phrase here – while in Sri Lanka, we talk about the Human Elephant Conflict, in Botswana they talk about Human Elephant Coexistence. This week in Sri Lanka was a messenger of hope, for all Sri Lankans who feel the tears [...]

SLDF goes local and global

The Sri Lanka Design Festival returns this year from December 2 to 4, bringing the latest in design and the creative industries to a platform with global reach under this year’s theme –  ‘panoramically new, panoramically local, design lokayak’. The festival, originally conceptualised and presented by the Academy of Design (AOD) in 2009 will offer [...]

Advent cantata next Sunday at Anglican Cathedral

‘Journey of Promises’ – an Advent cantata will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, November 27 at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, one of many events in celebration of the cathedral’s 50th anniversary. All are welcome for this free event presented by the cathedral choir. Invitations are being [...]

Letters to the Editor

Whither Sri Lanka Police? Sometime back we had organised groups from political parties moving in to harass and stop any demonstrations by their opponents. Now the Police have replaced those hoodlums, and full battalions come out on the road under the supervision of higher officers. Some of those officers happen to be more brutal than [...]



I will treasure your legacy always E.P. DE SILVA I write this reflection for what would have been my father’s 100th birthday on November 16 this year. My father was the nicest person that anyone could wish for. He passed away 41 years ago and I am still struggling to come to terms with his [...]

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