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Sri Lanka's Colombo International Book Fair kicks off with 400 stalls

The book fair was opened by Secretary to the Ministry of Education Nihal Ranasingha.

September 16, 2022 1 min read

What should modern independent India be and how can it get there?

In India, religion and socialism collide and commingle

August 23, 2022 37 min read

Salman Rushdie recovering well after an assassination attempt: reports

Rushdie, 75, shot to fame with his book “Midnight’s Children,” the film version of which was shot in Sri Lanka.

August 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to boost 'Agampora' traditional martial art by lifting 200-year ban

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had approved the official ban in 2019 but it had not been given legal effect.

June 14, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka's Equal Ground, Canada HC join hands in LGBTQI film festival

Established in 2006, Abhimani is the oldest International Queer Film Festival in South Asia.

Roses dominate in Sri Lanka's picked up valentine sales

"Wow. I thought Sri Lanka is going through economic hardships"

Dulya de Silva, Neshella Perera and Bismitha Prabothini
February 16, 2022 3 min read

Dollar crisis poses existential threat to Sri Lanka's publishing industry: authors

“There is no paper in the market. There are no dollars to import paper."

February 11, 2022 2 min read

Romila Thapar talks on History of the Museum in Sri Lanka lecture

This history, as can be observed in India, would probably apply to most countries that were once Colonies

January 27, 2022 2 min read

Remains of veteran Sri Lanka singer Neela Wickramasinghe to be repatriated

Wickramasinghe 71, had assumed duties in Milan on December 29, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Mahadiya Hamza
January 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka cinemas to screen Japanese anime movies

Sri Lanka cinemas usually screen English, Sinhala, Tamil and Hindi films.

Aathmika Mahasenan
January 13, 2022 2 min read

Lady in red: Mysterious painting hidden behind a prominent Sri Lankan's portrait

Who she was, why she was painted and why she was eventually covered up, remains a mystery.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 12, 2022 6 min read
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High-flying Belgian-British teenager on world record attempt stops in Sri Lanka

Rutherford is aiming to break the Guinness World Record as the youngest woman to fly around the world,

Mahadiya Hamza
December 29, 2021 1 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

Mark Hager
December 24, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka to allot state-owned land to singer Yohani De Silva

De Silva’s video for the Manike Mage Hithe cover has amassed over 194 million views on YouTube as of Tuesday.

December 21, 2021 1 min read

Will the future of schooling be hybrid?

Students like the idea of physical school but educators propose a mix of online and actual presence

Kshama Ranawana
November 27, 2021 6 min read
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Queer artistes have a hard time entering mainstream media

Pakistani queer artiste Rafay Shahzad describes his travails

Kshama Ranawana
November 21, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka's Yohani releases new single Moving On through US label

Moving On, is mostly in English, with parts in Sinhalese and is about a break-up.

November 12, 2021 2 min read

Civet Close Encounters

Midnight Rambler: Sympathy for the Devil in Your Garden

Mark Hager
October 29, 2021 8 min read

Pioneering Sri Lankan archaeologist Dr Siran Deraniyagala passes away

Among his discoveries were clay artifacts with writing on them dating back to sixth century BCE.

October 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lankan novelist's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for 2021 Booker Prize

The book was previously long listed for the same prize.

September 15, 2021 1 min read

Considering Coomarasamy

A Sri Lankan Intellectual Who Stood By Some Striking Views

Mark Hager
September 7, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lankan pop icon Sunil Perera passes away; tributes pour in

A man known for his rebellious streak, Perera didn't hesitate to get political in the face of social injustice.

September 6, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka 10-year old's parakeet shot flies high in UK Wildlife Photographer Awards

UK's Natural History Museum had conducted the competition for 57 years.

September 2, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka Kandy Perahera goes online in Covid crisis

Perahera on Temple of the Tooth facebook and youtube channels

August 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Chambers team up with IFC to promote women staffers work-life balance

IFC is conducting this program jointly with FCCISL

July 16, 2021 2 min read
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