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The Kingsbury celebrates the season of giving with a Carriage of Hope

Aims to donate 25,000 books to 25 deserving schools By Venessa Anthony Highlighting the true purpose of the season, which is one of giving, The Kingsbury Colombo has decided to swap the traditional festive decorations with the Kingsbury Christmas Carriage…

Centrestage shines spotlight on young talent

Giving young talent a much-deserved platform in the country is Centrestage, a teen and youth talent contest organised by Chokolaate magazine, and the 2022 finals took place at the Royal MAS Arena, Colombo on 25 November. The night was one…

The ‘unseen colours’ of Prasanna Weerakkody, Lester Perera, and Lalith Senanayake

Group exhibition at the Colombo National Museum from 3 December Artists Prasanna Weerakkody, Lester Perera, and Lalith Senanayake are joining forces to present “Unseen Colours” at the Colombo National Museum from 3 to 16 December. The three artists work in…

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…

Raja Jewellers offers a sparkling new diamond experience

Opens Diamond and Sapphire Emporium at their Colombo showroom By Venessa Anthony Raja Jewellers recently launched its new diamond experience centre, aptly named the Diamond and Sapphire Emporium. Aligned with its commitment to making world-class jewellery and delivering value to…

Chef Don Shehan on mastering the culinary world

  By Venessa Anthony Don Shehan is a professional chef with almost 10 years of experience, mainly overseas. He has always been passionate about all things culinary and loves to try different food, ingredients, and cooking methods wherever he goes.…

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…

Piano virtuoso Shani Diluka to perform with CMSC

Classical music concert to take place on 6 December The Delegation of the EU to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, in association with the Chamber Music Society of Colombo (CMSC), presents a classical music concert on 6 December at the…

Mental health and toxic masculinity with Chalana Wijesuriya 

November, while being the start of the Christmas season for many, is also Men’s Health Awareness Month with International Men’s Day falling on 19 November. This year, there was an encouraging amount of content dedicated to bringing awareness to a…

Acute stroke – in a nutshell 

By Dr. Dineshani Hettiarachchi Sirisena Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity the world over. One in four people have a lifetime risk of developing a stroke. Identifying that there is a gap in stroke awareness among the…