By Sirohmi Gunesekera   Shyala was sixteen but not Sweet Sixteen. She was often sad and there were times when she thought of taking her own life. She compared her life to those of her friends and felt she was missing out. Her parents were often bickering and she felt herself to be at the receiving end of their anger and rustration. “I can’t bear this pain […]


The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Colombo officially opened its Visa Centre at No. 112, Reid Avenue, Colombo 3, on Monday 6th October 2014, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Mohamed Meer Abdullah Al Raisi — Under Secretary of the UAE Foreign Ministry and H.E. Mr. Abdulhamid A K Al Mulla — UAE Ambassador in Sri Lanka.




Shayani Alwis
Hasara Kulatunga
Aseka de Silva
Heshan de Silva
Peronie Stefel
Choreographed by

Brian Kerkoven
Photographs by Daminda Harsha Perera

Galle Face Hotel Management Group partners with Luxe Asia and Khiri Travel to create Khiri Travel Sri Lanka

The Galle Face Hotel Management Group announced today that it will partner with Luxe Asia and Khiri Travel to create the latest destination management company in Sri Lanka. The joint venture named Khiri Travel Sri Lanka will be a member of The Galle Face Hotel Management group which owns and operates the Galle Face Hotel, […]



All that glitters

Make your jewellery shine like new By Shabnam Farook 1. Shine silver For items that are merely dull, filmy, or starting to discolour, mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water, and dip in a soft cloth. Rub the jewellery, then rinse in cool water and buff with a cloth until dry. For heavier tarnish, mix a […]

“Nethsetha” A haven for the less fortunate

“Nethsetha” A haven for the less fortunate

Creative ways displaying your sparkly treasures

By Shabnam Farook You don’t have to always store all your jewellery in a clunky jewellery box. Why not try a more creative approach, by using these excitingly fresh storage solutions as inspiration to help you keep your bling organized and untangled. Towel Rod and Curtain Rings Unique Knobs in a Frame Towel Hooks Lace on the Wall Tea Cups Painted Cheese Grater Stacked […]


Compiled by Shabnam Farook

Eid-ul-Adha marks the end of Hajj, the sacred pilgrimage to the holy city Mecca. It’s customary for every able Muslim to go on a Hajj at least once during his lifetime. Also popularly known as the Festival of Sacrifice, this Muslim holiday Eid-ul-Adha commemorates Prophet Abraham’s unselfish act of sacrificing his own son Ishmael to Allah.

Tempting you with Chocolate!

Dark Temptations by Dimitri

By Shihara Maduwage
Sink your teeth into a soft, gooey brownie from ‘Dark Tempations’ and you will never look at a brownie in the same way again. Oozing with chocolate, these rich, decadent treats will melt in your mouth and make your taste buds dance for joy. The indulgent chocolatey goodies are the ultimate treat to satisfy the endless cravings of a chocoholic.
Walking into Dimitri Karunaratne’s residence in Nuggegoda, I was greeted by the tempting smell of baked chocolate goods before I was greeted by Dimitri himself. Dimitri whose hobby is baking and cooking is the driving force of ‘Dark Tempations.’
Dimitri who is employed at a bank during the day, finds time for his baking whenever he is free. Even though he works in the corporate sector, Dimitri claimed that his real passion is baking and cooking.