Protecting Sri Lanka’s Mangroves

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They are muddy, smelly and buggy but they do much more than what one may see with their naked eye. Isolated between 12,000-19,000 hectares of the island’s land area are small pockets of forest patches, popularly known as mangroves. Besides seagrasses, mangroves are the only species that have overcome hazards and successfully colonised the sea, thereby offering a great service to people.

An Interview with Yeran Aturupane

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I got the chance to talk to Yeran Aturupane, an aspiring young musician and painter, to find out about his passion for the arts and his idea for a small exhibition he has in the works. One that could possibly provide for the less fortunate school kids in his area.

Dish It Out - Shalini Fernando


How do our food experts cook and eat? This week, Shalini Fernando of Isle of Gelato takes our Q&A. Forever changing the way we look at gelato, Shalini Fernando is one of the two faces behind Sri Lanka’s artisanal gelato brand ‘Isle of Gelato’.

In Conversation with Jeran Jegatheesan


Today we feature Jeran Jegatheesan, UNP Candidate, for the Colombo District, a professional and an animal lover. After completing his primary and secondary education at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, he spent some time working in the United Kingdom.

Fashionably Danu - Nithya


Today on Fashionably Danu, I feature a very talented designer with a very unique talent Nithya, I saw her at the Mercedes-Benz fashion week and I fell in love with her collection, still, it’s in my mind - and after many years of silence, she has now come back strong with a funky strong brand. I’m a fan of sarongs and in the recent past in Sri Lanka sarongs have become such a trend. I love the Colours and how they have been used.

A Dosa Fiesta at the Ports of Call


Located inside Taj Samudra, The Ports of Call is not an unfamiliar name to Foodies in Sri Lanka. The restaurant itself is very cosy and it has a view of the pool to give off a relaxed ambience. The highlight, however, is the food. We’ve heard a lot about their buffets and having reviewed them once before we knew we were going in for a treat.

WTF - Dating Back to 1908

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On WTF this week, I visited my hometown Jaffna, and a place to stay was not an issue as we walked into a hotel which felt more like home. Located in Kokuvil, just ten minutes outside Jaffna town is Fox Jaffna. This historic house has an exciting past.

Quarantine Home Bakers


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. Here’s how they did it.

Full DNA - A Chat with Faiszer Musthapha


Presidents Counsel Faiszer Musthapha has taken a break from his hectic and sometimes turbulent political career to concentrate on his legal practice. He has also launched a much-needed service for abused animals which has met with much approbation by both the Animal Welfare Groups and the public at large.

Exploring ‘Segarism’ with Raja Segar

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Raja Segar, the immensely talented and inspirational artist and Sculptor of Sri Lanka shared with us his thoughts and experiences about the art world while explaining his own art style, ‘Segarism’.