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Can strategy save cinema?

Actor-turned-MP Uddika Premarathne urges Parliament to recognise cinema as an industry and implement plan to generate revenue  BY Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya The Sri Lankan political stage is not unfamiliar with celebrities-turned-politicians, but Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Uddika Premarathne,…

Nailing it from passion to profession 

NailSpa Founder Nilanthi Genevieve on filling a vacuum in the beauty industry By Venessa Anthony  It was 20 years ago that NailSpa Founder Nilanthi Genevieve Weerasinghe saw a vacuum in the beauty industry in Sri Lanka. While the country had…

One-stop destination to explore business opportunities

Fourth Bohra Business Expo concludes successfully By Venessa Anthony The fourth season of the flagship business project of the Dawoodi Bohras of Sri Lanka, The Bohra Business Expo 2022, concluded on 27 November, with over 70 exhibitors and more than…

Equalising access to HIV services

World AIDS Day 2022 commemorated under the theme ‘Equalize’ Stigma and discrimination tied to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are not limited to Sri Lankan communities but are instead a global issue that the World…

Rivega’s peacock dance shines light on SL at Qatar World Cup

Artistic director Rangika Jeewantha on representing the nation in Qatar By Venessa Anthony  Representing Sri Lanka at the FIFA World Cup this year is Sri Lanka’s very own dance troupe Rivega. The team received this opportunity when the Doha-Qatar co-ordinating…

Preventing the common, silent, and serious diabetes

Dr. Kayathri Periyasamy on the work done through the Suwa Diviya initiative By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Suwa Diviya by Sunshine Foundation for Good is an initiative that goes beyond creating great places to work, and instead, works towards a future…

A relaxing city escape

Cinnamon Lakeside’s special all-inclusive staycation package By Naveed Rozais There is something unique about what a city hotel has to offer, especially when it’s a hotel in your own city. For one thing, there is very little travel involved, but…

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…