By Tyron Devotta Manike Mage Hithe by Yohani de Silva is going viral in pandemic proportions. It is a quaint catchy song which took on a surprisingly high hit rate in Sri Lanka before it spread like ...

Slave in a PalanquinBook Review by Tyron Devotta Nira Wickramasinghe’s latest book is a powerful expose of the slave trade in colonial Ceylon. Her work is well-researched, which will be of ...

By Tyron Devotta There is a reason the Paravas blend so well into any country which they choose to live in, and that’s because they have mostly been a peace-loving nation (jati).The Paravas or ...

At 106 years of age, Havelocks is one of Colombo’s older rugby clubs, and has over the years earned itself quite a reputation for the field game.  But this last year has taken its toll on the ...

During the pandemic Joanna Jayawardena found a silver lining in the dark cloud. She is a maker of gifts, and the success to her story is the detail that goes into personalising the gift boxes she ...

By Cecil Roche When online shopping took off in the early 1990s, it changed the entire landscape of the retail industry. Retailers had to reposition their products to compete in a global market ...

Visiting the land of my ancestors had always been one of my dreams since my school days. Finally, in April 2018, I got the opportunity to tick that off my bucket list after an unforgettable trip to ...
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“If you teach a child art properly, you are teaching the child to get out of the box, to move out of​ its set parameters, and to live dangerously.” She...

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about backpackers and Sri Lankan tourism. The question I raised was why don’t we have a proper plan to encourage this...