Autism Awareness Walk 2018

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Photos : Jagath Dharmakeerthi A Walk to Accept, Include and Empower individuals with autism was organised by Reach Beyond – Autism and Child Development Centre recently. Autism or autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication as well […]

‘Vaishnavee’: A cinematic masterpiece

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe A puppeteer is arranged to marry a young girl but she elopes with her lover. The young man then decides to carve a puppet in her likeness which eventually comes to life. ‘Vaishnavee’ also known as The Goddess, having a resemblance to the legend of God Shiva is the latest cinematic […]

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Words : Nilu Rajapakse At the mere mention of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ our imaginations race in the direction of popular science fiction movie scenes, with human-like robots, super-intelligent assistants that answer any question, and a street full of vehicles that drive people to work while they leisurely browse the newspaper.  50 years ago these concepts stayed […]

Spa Ceylon Unveils in Negombo

Photos : Rushiru Tharanga Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest Ayurveda chain recently unveiled its largest luxury spa and retail offering in the heart of Negombo. The spa and store which is their 70th global location, is situated at the buzzing tourist area Lewis Place, Ethukala. Many special invitees and well-wishers of Spa Ceylon attended the function. […]

Handling Palliative Care

Care for the Patient and the Carer Words : Lakmini Wijemanne When my best friend Kisali’s mother was diagnosed with cancer, I saw how their tight-knight family visibly shook. With three out of the four children residing abroad, it was a daunting task to make sure their mother was taken care of properly. I saw […]

Art in Colombo

Words : Mandulee Mendis Photos : Jagath Dharmakeerthi Tight schedules and expectations frame our lives laying down constraints and demands on how we should live, while duties and responsibilities strangle us inch by inch, exhausting our mind and heart equally. In the middle of all of this, art, literature and music remind us that life […]

The Annual Get-Together and Avurudu Uthsawaya of Wijeya Newspapers

Words : Mandulee Mendis Photos :  Jagath Dharmakeerthi The annual get-together and Avurudu Uthsawaya of Wijeya Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. was recently held at Moors Sports Club Ground, Colombo 2. The event was full of interesting games and items out of which, Avurudu Kumaraya and Avurudu Kumariya contests, judged by an experienced panel of judges, were […]

Hilton Colombo Residences Celebrate 20 Years of Operation in March 2018

Celebrations will be extended to guests, Team Members, and the community throughout the year. Hilton Colombo Residences celebrate twenty years of presence in Sri Lanka. The momentous journey will be celebrated with guests, Team Members, and the community alike throughout 2018. The 20th Anniversary celebrations will be kicked-off with the launch of a newly-designed logo […]

Get Creative and plan Your Very Own High Tea right at home!

Words : Lisa Wydeman High Tea has become one of the ‘in things’ in town and, everyone is following the fad. But as much as it is really fun to dress up and go out to one of our star class hotels for High Tea with your besties (best friends)…this is costly if you try […]

Why You Should Eat Thumba Karavila!

Words – Mandulee Mendis ‘Thumba Karavila’ which comes in a small bulb like shape, is a type of Bitter Gourd. Although it is not a very famous vegetable in urban areas, it’s frequently consumed in villages. In a time when things commendably shift more and more to the healthy aspect, people have started to talk […]