Venessa Anthony

Digital Feature Writer

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A beauty with a purpose 

Evanjelin Elchmanar on her visit to Sri Lanka, the upcoming pageant, and more She’s the beauty, she’s the brains, she’s Miss International UK. Born in France to Sri Lankan parents, Evanjelin Elchmanar moved to the UK and is now a…

What’s your plan this Valentine’s Day? 

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here are some of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after hotel experiences that will give you and your loved one a day to remember!  Thotalagala – a planter’s bungalow in the hills  Nestled in the…

‘This award is a landmark in my career’

Bandhuka Premawardhana on bagging ‘Best Male Performer’ at the Agenda 14 short film festival One could argue that the most important aspect of a good film would be the actors. But what if the whole film had just one actor…

‘This book will be stimulating to all interested in palaeontology and astrobiology’ 

 Co-authors of ‘Fossils of Sri Lanka’ on their book and more Did you know that although Sri Lanka is currently an island existing in the Indian Ocean, it was once a part of Gondwanaland during the middle Jurassic epoch? We…

A Valentine’s Day of indulgence

It’s the season of love! With Valentine’s Day just a hop, skip, and a jump away, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to put your mind at ease and come up with a list of classy, elegant getaways and indulgence you…

‘Podu’ season two is here

Sharmila Dharmarasa Fonseka on the creative direction of the drama Amidst all the chaos of real life, it’s always nice to sit back, turn on the television and get lost in a fantasy of someone else’s life. If this is…

MeshGround: A platform for the artiste in you

MeshGround is a platform for movement arts which was launched last year to cater to the inner artiste in you. Formed by a collective of dance artistes and educators Umeshi Rajeendra, Shonaka Ranatunga, Eva Priyanka Wegener, Ayumi Fernando, and Hope…

It’s flamingo season!

The feathered celebrities of Mannar – the majestic flamingos have arrived! During the migrant birds season, flamingos are known to migrate from their country to Sri lanka due to several reasons including food availability, weather, and also to select breeding…

Skate for Sri Lanka: Educating locals one city at a time

Sri Lanka is a hub for many sports, but unfortunately certain sports that our country could thrive at does not get the recognition they deserve.  We came across a group of skateboarders in Sri Lanka, that go around the country…

‘Even during the pandemic we persevered and opened new locations’ 

Spa Ceylon’s Shalin Balasuriya on their latest venture into the Middle East and more  With the onset of the pandemic, the wellness industry in particular, gained well-deserved recognition. Sri Lankan’s Ayurvedic techniques became revered amongst many and the country’s renowned…