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Remembering ‘Flashdance’ singer Irene Cara

Singer and actress Irene Cara, known for her title track in Fame (1980) and for co-writing and singing Flashdance… What a Feeling in the 1983 movie Flashdance passed away at the age of 63 on 25 November. Cara won the…

Breaking barriers in food content Charith Silva of Wild Cookbook

By Naveed Rozais The beauty of TikTok is in its diversity. In a single scroll through the app, you can see a wide range of content creators (both local and international) giving their audiences truly unique experiences.  One of the…

When an influencer branches out: Chethana Ketagoda

By Dimithri Wijesinghe  Many of us who grew up in the late ’90s recall the music of the early 2000s rather fondly. The music of the noughties defined a generation of now adults, and whenever an artist from those golden…

Police powers and arbitrary arrests What’s the story? 

By Dimithri Wijesinghe    The last few months have seen the Sri Lanka Police come under fire repeatedly for questionable actions caught on camera during the many moments of civil unrest in the country. The Police, despite the opportunity to…

Aesthetic perspectives of ‘6’ Sri Lankan artists

  Locally and globally, Covid-19 has seen us all confronted with uncertainty and a cultural and socioeconomic crisis. Many emblematic artists and personalities have attempted to explore this uncertainty and present an aesthetically curated point of view on the crisis. …

Kemara Cuisine: exploring the beauty of healthy cuisine

Holistic wellness and lifestyle provider Kemara Life unveiled its newest product offering Kemara Cuisine on 11 November. Kemara Cuisine is a cafe that focuses on organic, sugar-free, grain-free, and gluten-free meals.  “Diet is a very important aspect of wellbeing,” Kemara…

‘Celebrate Sri Lanka’ supports Indira Cancer Trust

Funds raised donated to ICT’s Janasuwabala programme ‘Celebrate Sri Lanka’ – a charity event organised by Masterchef Australia’s Dulan Hapuarachchi in collaboration with Masterchef Australia contestants Dee Williams, Kumar Pereira, Minoli De Silva, and Dilruk Jayasinha – took place on…

Kami Maki turns 9

Fusion Japanese restaurant Kami Maki celebrated its ninth anniversary on 12 November. From its signature rice burgers to its Sri Lankan fusion makis and sushi doughnuts, Kami Maki has, since its inception, set trends for all to follow.  Having introduced…

The Joint Pub & Grill launches lunch menus

  Serves up convenient, affordable and speedy lunch solutions on Chatham Street Introduces hopper nights on Thursdays with live music and signature cocktails By Marianne David The Joint Pub & Grill launched three all-new lunch menus recently, serving up convenient, affordable,…

Isso opens new outlet in Battaramulla

  Sri Lanka’s beloved seafood restaurant Isso, famed for serving delectable gourmet seafood flavours to its ‘prawn-crazy’ customers since 2016, opened its latest outlet in Battaramulla recently. The newest branch, located down Denzel Kobbekaduwa Mawatha and within walking distance from…