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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.…

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…

Artist spotlight: Lalith Senanayake: Creating art from waste

Lalith Senanayake developed his passion for the visual arts during secondary school. Post-schooling, he pursued his passion for wildlife arts and architectural scrap metal sculpture. Scrap metal welded and bent in his hands form awe-inspiring sculptures that capture the beauty…

HEC and the global stage: ‘Being adaptable is key because then you can win’

In conversation with Dr. Tempe Adams of Elephants Without Borders on global HEC There is a lot to be said about Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) in the Sri Lankan context. Despite best efforts, strategies to mitigate HEC often prove ineffective and…

Sameera Weerasinghe on causing a stir in men’s fashion

By Venessa Anthony Sameera Weerasinghe’s life has revolved around fashion for as long as he can remember. This is because whatever he does and wherever he is in life right now is because of fashion, he said, adding: “My day…

Dr. Patrick Mendis receives Lifetime Achievement honour in the US

By Marlon Ferreira in Los Angeles, California Sunday (13) was a landmark day for many Sri Lankans, who thronged the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, as the Sri Lanka Foundation in California honoured those who have performed exceptionally…

Booker Prize 2022: ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’: A review by Stuart Cosgrove

By Stuart Cosgrove Crude as it may seem, I have always treated literary prizes much like a big sporting event, cheering on my favourites and punching the air when a victory is announced.  As a Scot married into a Sri…

Saasha Karunarathne: Recognising positive impact and how to deal with negativity 

‘Social Media Influencer’ was once a term many shied away from, with many opting to refer to themselves as content creators in attempts to distance themselves from the ‘influencer’ label and what it had come to mean.  However, in today’s…

Royal Cashews: A passion for sustainable Ceylon cashew

An exclusive interview with Founder Chairman Dr. Ruwan Wathugala Founded in 1999 by the passionate Dr. Ruwan Wathugala as a means of giving back to the community, Royal Cashews has since grown into one of Sri Lanka’s largest producers and…

Sustainable clothes of culture by Hauteside

Hauteside takes women back to their roots By Venessa Anthony Hauteside Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mahdiya Farook was always driven by passion. Her dream of starting a label that was meant to help women feel the most comfortable…