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‘Ballet is a momentary art – for the here and now’

Ballerina Oxana Karnovich on ballet and Sri Lanka By Naveed Rozais The world of ballet is innately mysterious to us, from the graceful poses that look so difficult to maintain, to the world of professional ballet and all that entails.…

Sri Lanka has established an excellent community mediation model

In conversation with Team Leader of SEDR project in Sri Lanka “The World Justice Forum (WJF) held every three years is the premier international event for the rule of law, convening hundreds of government, civil society and private sector leaders,…

A stepping stone for sustainable businesses

The Founders Showcase celebrates entrepreneurship in honour of World Youth Day The Founder Showcase celebrates young people who are making a real contribution in the realm of entrepreneurship. If you have an amazing and authentic business idea, then consider applying…

Keeping a book’s sanctity intact in a world of movie adaptations

Since its release on streaming platform Netflix on 15 July, the movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion has received a lot of criticism online and currently has a 5.6 out of 10 rating on IMDB. People were quick to compare…

S&M | Being conscionable and mindful

While walking to the gym this morning, I noticed an old, injured man, easily in his 80s, crouched on the side of a street, unable to get on his feet. His injury appeared to have been tended to. But he…

Let your personality shine through your style

Zainab Irfan on the life of a fashion stylist Clothing gives an idea of your character and even boosts your confidence when you feel good about what you wear. It is essential how you feel in your clothes because this…

Is home gardening a viable solution for growing food insecurity?

Agronomist Dilush K. Rathnapriya on the utilisation of space for cultivation Food security is a topic being discussed widely today, as the entire world, and not just Sri Lanka, faces major issues with access to food. In a joint statement…

Resilient in the face of adversity

Boss Up Founder Hafsa Killru on providing small businesses with equal footing You are who you grow up with; there is no question about the fact that those who raise you, imprint on you. In Hafsa Killru’s case, constantly having…

Environmental Messenger | Recovering from the crisis without further harm to the environment

WNPS monthly lecture to be held on 21 July Agriculture is the key sector that supports the rural economy of Sri Lanka. The contribution of the agriculture sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019 was 7.4%, but showed…

The scoop of Carino artisan ice cream

Shanaz Gunawardena on a brand that is synonymous with love Ice cream has always evoked a sense of warmth and childlike joy when indulged. The word Carino aptly means love and affection, and it is with these qualities in mind…