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.

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…

Consent, too important a lesson to skip

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Discussions on sex are not something many Sri Lankans can recall having with parents, guardians, or teachers. Parents tend to ignore the topic entirely, while teachers often take a more clinical approach, explaining the biological aspects…

Visakesa Chandrasekaram included in 2022 Film Bazaar Recommends list

 ‘Manal’ among the 20 feature films awaiting world premiere By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Sri Lankan cinema has been enjoying its time in the international spotlight these past few months, winning awards at various film festivals, with the most recent being…

‘The Terminal’ inspiration Mehran Karimi Nasseri dies in Paris airport

The Terminal is a movie about a man who lives in an airport for years due to not having documentation or paperwork, and it was loosely based on an Iranian man named Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in France’s Charles…

Budget 2023 promotes youth engagement and the study of SL history

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya President Ranil Wickremesinghe presented the 2023 Budget under the theme “Sri Lanka, towards a new beginning” in Parliament yesterday (14), and the proposals mainly focused on developing a competitive export-oriented economy, an environmentally friendly green and…