Where Time Stands Still Apè Gama The ancient village of a bygone era

Words : Nilu Rajapakse Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya (Continued from last month) Another remarkable concept of the ancient village was the Gabbara Siriyāwa which could be described as the optimism shared by the village at the thought of a new birth, in anticipation of a new member to their large family. The village would rise […]

Sri Lankan Aviation College For High Fliers – No Matter Where You Start

Words : Nilu Rajapakse Sri Lankan Aviation College (SLAC) is the apex professional training institution in Sri Lanka that offers the full range of qualifications covering all areas of the aviation industry under the banner of the national carrier Srilankan Airlines. The college offers not only extremely well qualified faculty with hoards of industry experience […]

Auspicious Colour For New Year – Blue For 2018

Words : Lakmini Wijemanne Many of the South Asian countries celebrate the beginning of Spring in mid April. In Sri Lanka, the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is celebrated with the harvest festival. Since we are predominantly an agriculture based community, most of our cultural traditions are interwoven with the various stages in cultivation. April […]

The Spirit Of Vesak For The Family…

Words : Lakmini Wijemanne Today, most families are small families where the number of family members have gone down to basically two, in most cases – the mother and the father – children having left the family either for studies abroad or permanently domiciled in another country. The families which have children and extended families […]

The Prestigious Ritual of Anointing Head with Oil

Words : Mandulee Mendis Anointing head with oil or hisathelgema, takes a significant place among Sinhala and Tamil New Year rituals. In a culturally rich land which has meaning to every tradition and custom, this ritual means much more than it seems on the surface. Let’s go down the roots, let’s know our own roots. […]

Dream Big!!!

WHAT DOES MY SKIN DO WHILE I SLEEP? Your skin doesn’t act the same at night as it does during the day. Its rhythm changes. During the day, the skin plays a defensive role, protecting itself from UV rays, pollution, weather conditions and bacterial growth. When you’re asleep, the skin is also active, working to […]

Cryptocurrency The Universal Currency of the Future?

Words : Nilu Rajapakse Nilhan de Mel is co-founder at Crypto Genesis. Along with his partner Raj Omprasadham, they hope to offer Blockchain based solutions to the Sri Lankan financial industry in the very near future. Lanka Woman magazine approached Nilhan to find out about their business and answer some key questions that crop up […]

What You Didn’t Know about Turmeric

Words : Mandulee Mendis Turmeric is a doubly useful ingredient for us because here in Sri Lanka, it’s both a spice and a beauty ingredient. If you walk into any Sri Lankan kitchen, you will definitely find a bright yellow turmeric container kept among the most used spices, probably with salt and chilli powder. If […]

Follow simple steps to turn dull and dry hair into magically sleek locks

Words : Aanya Wipulasena We all love to have beautiful hair. Every time a shampoo commercial is telecasted we fantasize the comb gliding through our own long lush hair or not breaking when we pull it from the other end. It is not easy to find a product in stores that will actually make hair […]

Do You Also Think Wetakolu is Boring and Dull? Well, You’re Wrong!

Words : Mandulee Mendis Honestly, wetakolu or ribbed gourd is not a very appreciated food among us. Wetakolu curry is often rejected by kids because it’s not as flavorsome as a thick polos curry or spicy devilled prawns. But it can give you an unbelievable amount of benefits. Have problems with period dates? Why do […]