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Isurinie Anuradha Mallawaarachchi discusses her debut book ‘Flowers Teach Me to Let Go’ By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Isurinie Anuradha Mallawaarachchi is a lecturer in English and sociology, a poet, and an attorney at law, but said her passions lie in…

‘The books are more interesting than I am’

In conversation with 2022 Booker Prize shortlisted author Shehan Karunatilaka Celebrated Sri Lankan author – whose most recent achievement was to be shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize for his second book ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ – Shehan…

Every citizen is a stakeholder in tourism

A chat with Kamal Munasinghe and Savithri Rodrigo on World Tourism Day and the immediate future of SL tourism By Naveed Rozais   As we all know, Sri Lanka’s tourism has been put through the mill these past few years.…

Amila Darshani goes for a broad range on screen and off

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Amila Darshani does not believe in making a half-hearted effort when it comes to following a dream and takes the time to train in the respective fields in order to be able to give it her…

Leeth Singhage: The one-man show that never stops

To meet a personality whose onstage and offstage energy is both one and the same is admittedly rare, and The Sunday Morning Brunch recently had the opportunity to meet one such personality – Leeth Singhage, the teenage actor, singer, and…

Pottery for Smiles: Turning a craft hobby into a platform for change

Giving back and helping others in a time of crisis is one of the most important things a person can do if they are privileged enough to do so. Sri Lanka’s ongoing crisis needs no explanation – every day more…

Ruwan Palihawadana scores another win for Sri Lanka

SL-born bodybuilder on his wins at the ICN New Zealand championship By Venessa Anthony Sri Lanka, in the last few weeks, seems to have risen from the ashes and made quite the name for herself on the map, at least…

Gayan Gunawardana’s journey towards becoming a multi-talented artist

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Building a multifaceted career is no easy feat, but Gayan Gunawardana is on the right path and has already established himself in the music and acting industries. He started out as a musician, releasing his first…

Dance and fitness: Two sides of the same coin

Tarja and Alberto of T&A Fitness on the start of their studio and more Sri Lanka’s wellness and fitness space is admittedly small, but nonetheless incredibly vibrant – from the full-on hardcore bodybuilding end of the spectrum to yoga, wellness,…

Book review: A rich tapestry of the life and times of a brilliant statesman

By Nigel Hatch   In Volume II of his autobiography ‘To Paris and Back,’ Dr. Sarath Amunugama (SA) covers the period 1977 to 1990, aptly subtitled ‘The JRJ Years’.  He covers a momentous period in the nation’s history and in…