The Éclair Factory


The Éclair Factory by baker Mafaza Haleem promises Colombo luxurious choux patisseries in all shapes, flavours and sizes. What was initially started as a hobby a decade ago in 2010 is now a fully-fledged business operating daily providing freshly baked eclairs and savoury bouchées to the public.

Dish It Out: Dush Ratnayake

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How do our food experts cook and eat? This week, Dush takes our Q&A! Dush Ratnayake is the culinary great behind everyone’s favourite CBP brand Bellissima and the host of ‘Dishing with Dush’ on YouTube. In this endearingly funny interview, Dush talks to us about his childhood meals, his dream dinner party guests and the one food he simply cannot be bothered to make!

WTF - Little Rome

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Today on WTF, I write about my last stay in Jaffna, visiting my home town the village Sillalai, situated 10 miles (16 kilometres) away from Jaffna town. The “Aalai” in Sillalali means a factory amongst many meaning. History says one of the explanations for the name is due to the small factories which were functioning back then.

Quarantine Home Bakers - Happy Hours


In this series, we talk to people who turned their passion for food and baking into a business idea amidst lockdown and COVID-19 fears. Some have been in the market for years and others saw the new opportunity and took it! These home businesses are changing the game and have overcome the odds of running a business during the quarantine.

Design 1-2-1: Uddami Wijesekara


Living by her personal motto of ‘being brave, facing challenges and a never-give-up on your dreams’ attitude has helped designer Uddami Wijesekera launch her eponymous brand. A graduate of the AOD, Uddami believes that designing gives her the freedom to express herself through creativity with no boundaries with the end result being an inexplicable sense of euphoria.

ICCB 2020 Virtual Sale

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Christmas may not be the same this time with the global pandemic. But that certainly hasn’t stopped the energetic live wires behind International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) from pulling off its 40th episode virtually. Since the 1980s, the Bazaar has been an occasion for people to gather and do their Christmas shopping.

Muthurajawela - From a biodiversity hotspot to a haven for racketeers

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Muthurajawela, a wetland that plays a key role in maintaining the ecological balance in Colombo and Gampaha Districts is now under threat. From its literal translation to ‘Swamp of Royal Treasures’ the wetland is now a haven for racketeers who have already started abusing its unique biodiversity in many ways possible.

Fashionably Danu - LOVI


Today on Fashionably Danu, I wanted to check out the all-new collection from LOVI. When our days are now mostly at home, keeping it simple is what we are looking for. LOVI understands how to keep it easy and stylish at the same time, the summer colours and buttonless shirts are just perfect.

Dish It Out: Dinali & Shana


How do our food experts cook and eat? This week, Café Kumbuk’s powerhouse duo takes our Q&A! Dinali Dandeniya and Shana Dandeniya are the mom-daughter duo behind Café Kumbuk which is, 4 years since its beginnings, still dominating Colombo’s food scene. On this week’s Dish it Out, they talk to us about each other’s pet peeves, food trends they don’t want to jump on and the most adventurous meals they’ve ever had.

WTF - From 1847

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This week on WTF we visit one of the oldest hospitals in our country - Green Memorial Hospital - which is located in Manipay. This is where I was born. So were my father and grandfather in the very same room! It holds great history.