Naveed Rozais
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Naveed Rozais is a journalist with over 6 years of experience in design and event management. He is also an organiser of Lanka Comic Con, Sri Lanka's premier geek and pop culture convention.

The Sri Lankan spirit of Christmas is food

A chat with Ruzaina Hadgie of The Minority Taste It’s officially Christmas season! While Christmas is a time for giving, joy, and peace, it is also, for most of us, a time for food. Food is, of course, an integral…

Say No Together 

A collaborative festival to shed light on gender-based violence Violence against women and girls is one of the ugly realities of life that we try our hardest to ignore. Part of why we strive to ignore this and pretend it’s…

A local twist at Galadari every Wednesday

By Naveed Rozais Colombo City has its crop of much-loved hotels, each of which has its own unique food offerings designed to excite palates both local and foreign. Despite being such a small city (comparatively), Colombo has a wealth of…

A relaxing city escape

Cinnamon Lakeside’s special all-inclusive staycation package By Naveed Rozais There is something unique about what a city hotel has to offer, especially when it’s a hotel in your own city. For one thing, there is very little travel involved, but…

HEC and the global stage: ‘Being adaptable is key because then you can win’

In conversation with Dr. Tempe Adams of Elephants Without Borders on global HEC There is a lot to be said about Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) in the Sri Lankan context. Despite best efforts, strategies to mitigate HEC often prove ineffective and…

Aarya by Indi

A fashion proposal for all Sri Lankan women The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), or Town Hall as most people know it, came alive with a burst of colourful energy on the night of 18 November when leading Sri Lankan designer…

Plagiarism in creative writing: How original can original be?

The Sri Lankan literary community (and the wider public) rejoiced last month with the happy news that the Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka had won the Booker Prize for his novel ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,’ which explores life…

A mindful partnership for a stronger environmental future

Hemas Holdings and WNPS partner on a broader environmental agenda Sri Lanka is bountiful in many things, not least of which is its biodiversity. It is home to over 350 endemic species covering the gamut of plant and animal kingdoms.…

Creativity is nutrition for the soul

  Sip & Paint with Canvas Hues by Sulo Being creative is an emotional balm, but often, being creative can seem intimidating. What if you don’t know how to draw or paint, or what if you do but you just…

‘Live and Let Live’ A new approach to Human-Elephant Conflict

Every year, approximately 350 Sri Lankan elephants die. This works out to roughly an elephant a day. This is an average figure, of course, but 2019 saw the highest number of elephant deaths ever reported, with 405 deaths. For 2022,…