Dancing feet from France to Sri Lanka 

Arthur Cadre, an astonishing artist of many talents  Arthur Cadre aka “lil crabe”, born in France in 1991, is a multi-talented young man. Cadre is skilled as a contortionist, dancer, photographer, performer,…

Rising risks of dengue amidst the pouring rains

Are we prepared to control the increase in dengue cases amidst the economic crisis? By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya The monsoon brings with it an abundance of rain, as well as floods, landslides,…

The best of both worlds 

Shalika Rathnayake on cooking Sri Lankan cuisine abroad and more  Food is a love language for many people. Shalika Rathnayake, a Sri Lankan living in Perth, Australia, is one of those people.…

Keeping Sri Lanka smoke free 

NATA partners with WHO to establish smoke-free zones The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Sri Lanka (NATA) in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) initiated a project to implement 362…

Burgher Hottie’s: Adding spice and flavour to every bite

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Burgher Hottie’s is a lockdown-inspired product that came about as a result of Sandra Mack’s wish to perfect a lava-hot kochchi sauce. It soon turned into a home-based…

Sri Lanka: Where people need elephants and elephants need people 

BY ROHAN WIJESINHA  Until 2011, no comprehensive scientific census had been carried out to record the number of wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Too much reliance had been placed on “educated guesses”…

Depicting the life cycle of a poster on a wall

Hashan Cooray’s latest exhibition contrasts mainstream media  Travelling during the night on resource-gathering skirmishes, local artist Hashan Cooray tears off posters from the walls that form the city. He then takes images…

Paving the way to a global platform 

‘Bend in the Coffin’ to take local cinema worldwide “This film is for the people,” stated producer Hiranya Perera when talking about the upcoming film Bend in the Coffin, which both herself…

Lanterns alight in the winds of change

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya The days leading up to Vesak are typically spent carefully pasting tissue paper onto frames made of bamboo. Once complete, these are used to light up the garden,…

Of journeys and chocolates

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.” – Forrest Gump “Life is a journey, not a destination.” I bet we’ve all heard that…