Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya
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Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya has been in print media for nine years and is currently attached to The Morning Brunch. Her focus is on human interest stories, social issues, and wellbeing.

Gypsies’ latest track and the last by Sunil Perera climbs up trending chart

The song Gaalu Paare by the Gypsies was released on 24 November, which is the last song by legendary singer Sunil Perera, who passed away on 6 September 2021. The song is climbing up YouTube’s trending music list, and claimed…

Music creators and event organisers battle over intellectual property rights

 NIPO finds ‘Naadha Gama’ organisers violated creator rights, compensations to be paid By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya The National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) has issued an order against the organisers of the “Naadha Gama” musical event on charges of the continuous…

Hilton Colombo welcomes the festive season with the Sapling Pre-school

The festive season is upon us, and Hilton Colombo welcomed it with 30 students of the Sapling Pre-school run by Serve last week. The traditional lighting of the tree was officiated by Hotel Developers Lanka Ltd. Chairman Nimal Perera and…

S.H. Sarath retraces his career in the arts

Holds retrospective exhibition ‘First Journey’ at the Lionel Wendt By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya S.H. Sarath held his first art exhibition along with a friend in 1972 at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, when he was a student of the Government College…

Simu Liu slams Tarantino’s ‘Marvelisation of Hollywood’ comments

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Simu Liu is a Chinese-born Canadian actor who played Jung Kim in Kim’s Convenience, but shot to fame through Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the actor recently slammed filmmakers Quentin Tarantino…

The not-so-grand side of beauty pageants

Mrs. Grand International Sri Lanka Rasangi Chamika Vithanawasam levels allegations against National Director Malith Ranasinghe By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Rasangi Chamika Vithanawasam recently represented Sri Lanka at the Mrs. Grand International pageant held in Myanmar from 8 to 14 November,…

Blazing the leopard trail for SL wildlife documentaries

‘Sri Lanka – Leopard Dynasty’ documentary broadcast on ‘Nat Geo Wild’ wins international award By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Shining the international spotlight on Sri Lankan wildlife is Sri Lanka – Leopard Dynasty, a 45-minute wildlife documentary that commenced international broadcast…

How Covid is hurting transgender communities

Amnesty International’s latest report highlights the need to address structural barriers undermining transgender people’s rights By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Communities across the globe were faced with uncertainties, difficulties, challenges, and risks due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, but…

Wendt in fragments

Sapumal Foundation Trustee Deborah Philip traces Lionel Wendt in Geoffrey Beling’s archives By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya As part of the “Wendt on Wendt” exhibition held at the Harold Peiris Gallery from 2 to 15 November, Sapumal Foundation Trustee Deborah Philip…

Using one’s beauty for the betterment of the country

Wasana Lakmali shares her responsibilities and goals as Mrs. Tourism 2022 Ambassador for Education By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya The winner of the Mrs. Tourism International Sri Lanka 2022 competition Wasana Lakmali was recently crowned Mrs. Tourism 2022 Ambassador for Education…