Monday, December 18, 2017

Features

Features
Features

In 2016, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena published an ambitious three-year agricultural plan to build a ‘toxin-free nation.’ The plan reimagines the country’s agricultural...

Newly uncovered documents indicate findings of unfavourable study were kept from public In the 1960s, a debate began over the effect of sugar and fats...

Kandy is where the last king lived and ruled from. It is where the most revered object in Sri Lanka is located – its...

Earlier this year, The Guardian published an in-depth report on what, exactly, will occur when the Queen of England dies. “The idea is for...

The second announcement of invited participants in the forthcoming Fairway Galle Literary Festival, includes individuals from a wide range of literary pursuits; actresses, writers...

Its cuisine is marked by the clever use of spices, writes Tan Bee Hong I didn’t realise that I’d been going to my favourite Sri...

Full of wit, music, and color, this Día de Muertos–themed tribute to family marks a return to form for the studio. Well, that’s more like...

He is an outstanding creative rebel whose out-of-the-box thinking has revolutionized the world of Sri Lankan dance. Now again dance maestro Chandana Wickramasinghe is...

The whip cracks carry menacingly on the still night air. We sit in silent anticipation as the fearsome sound grows closer and louder, reverberating...

Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage takes the $25,000 award with a novel ‘exploring the tragic heart of war with quiet eloquence’. A...

Renowned dramatist cum scholar S. Maunaguru praised the initiative of the Peradeniya University Engineering Batch 82, for coming forward to present Hanthana Pirumpuma -a...

The Commerce Society of Ananda College, Colombo unveiled its Commerce Day, Luca’17, aimed at promoting a Green Society within schools in Sri Lanka, on...

How safe is it to go it alone in Sri Lanka for a female foreigner? It’s official. Sri Lanka is one of our favourite travel...

Palatial, 99-door Colonial mansion Richmond Castle in Kalutara Once upon a time in the land known to many as ‘paradise’, there lived a wealthy landowner...

This Kit Harington-starring three-parter got off to an explosive start. It might be historically accurate but did it need to be quite so gruesome? Bonus...

Aries (Mesha): Worries, increased expenditure and sore throat are indicated by Mercury due in your 9th House by November 24. Sun in your 8th...

Over the course of his 28-year directing career, Kenneth Branagh has adapted everything from literary classics (Shakespeare’s Henry V) to comicbook pulp (putting a...

Ananda College Colombo clinched the top awards at the 2017 Shakespeare Drama Competition. The Maradana boys emerged champions at the finals of the 44th...

Lebanese photographer Omar Reda travels the world meeting indigenous tribes, eager to learn about their cultures and way of life. His latest trip took...

The Premasiri couple has an autistic son named Malintha. They were not devastated upon seeing their son’s misfortune. They devoted their whole lives to...

Now that’s a kick in the head: A Western filmmaker is taking Jackie Chan seriously. “The Foreigner,” however, takes him a little too seriously....

Having someone on the inside who’ll fight for you is a good position to be in. Some applicants go wrong by thinking this means...

Where is Sri Lanka heading? The country’s post-war transition causes us to question and reevaluate ancient traditions in a digital age and caste system...

Photography as a subject is one of the most interesting activities being followed by countless people, irrespective of what equipment they utilize. Photography in...

With its gripping plot and provocative subject matter, Dan Brown’s first megahit, The Da Vinci Code, probably would have been a best-seller at any...

It’s not just because of the beautiful beaches—this multifaceted country has much more on offer than you think. For many years, travelers to Southeast Asia...

Hike through Sri Lanka’s largest cloud forest The Horton Plains National Park is a grassland and cloud forest protected area in the central highlands of...

Your finances will dictate whether you need to take a ‘desperation job’ or keep the full-time job search going. Taking the wrong job can...

Aries (Mesha): You will be relieved of the ill-effects of the Ashtamaya Shani Erashtaka when Saturn leaves for Sagittarius in your 9th House on...

Aries As an Aries, you always have a tendency to be quite impulsive and action-oriented. You are always looking to jump into things without wanting...

The film adaptation, out in theaters Friday, stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal The relationship between Queen Victoria and her handsome, young Indian attendant Abdul...

Long-awaited sequel to the groundbreaking science fiction movie fell short of being a hit – and we may have hit our bad-future saturation point We...

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to...

Aries (Mesha): Your 6th House has now gained strength with the ingress of Mars and Venus and as a result, an improvement in your...

Junk food is everyone’s Achilles Heel and, on a low day, the only comfort you’d ever get. And there’s no dearth of junk food...

For years Brits have been heading Thailand, inspired by the stunning scenes in The Beach starring Leonardo Dicaprio. In fact, Phuket was the most...

Now on an electronic device near you Popular media personality Kumar de Silva is back with his latest celebrity talk show, but this time he’s...

Gone are the days where a heroine’s shelf life is a mere five years in the Tamil cinema industry of India. Times have changed...

Estuaries are a transient zones, where salt water from the sea and fresh water from a river mixes to make a brackish water ecosystem....

It is extremely difficult to find a person aged 45 or above who has never had a significant episode of backache in his/her lifespan....

A few days ago, a two minute teaser of a Tamil film took the internet by storm, garnering a record 10 million views within...

“The day the rain smelled like ice cream, my bunny went to heaven in front of my eyes,” says surgical resident Shaun Murphy (Freddie...

The gender gap is a global challenge on the minds of today’s business leaders. To achieve gender equality, companies set hiring targets, put in...

There’s a strange psychology behind the to-do list. On the one hand, a 2011 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology study found that writing...

Climate change brought on by changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases and resultant global warming pose an immediate challenge for the preservation of...
Paradise Regained

The Tigers’ lair was deep in the jungle. It was difficult to find and tough to get to; two hours jolting, semi-prone, in a...

Metro - 2 This was a secret metro lane parallel to the public metro, which was 50-200 meters deep metro service in the undergrounds of...

Aries (Mesha): It is advisable for you to exercise caution and foresight particularly in respect of matters relating to your health, monetary transactions, rivals...

If you believe that the stars and the universe have something to do with our personalities, likes and dislikes, dating profiles and what not,...

In Sri Lanka we regularly speak about building new highways, in modern IT world the highway is the internet with high speed, more data...

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