W@W - Melanie Kanaka

Life Columns

“In your life’s journey just begin to do the ordinary thing in an extraordinary way and the extraordinary things in your life will simply follow” is a mantra Melanie Kanaka lives by, and throughout her life, she has certainly walked her talk.

WTF – A Lazy Weekend Under the Sun

Travel

On WTF this week, we wanted to just drive away from the gloom of Colombo and go enjoy a cozy setting, and we found just the right place. Saffron and Blue is such a calm refreshing spot with a homely touch and returning back to Colombo was a sad decision to make.

Gratiaen Prize: Meet the Shortlisted Winners

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The stage is being set for the 2019 edition of the Gratiaen Prize which will kick off on July 4 from 6.30 pm onwards. The Gratiaen Trust is in the process of making arrangements to go digital this year, post-COVID. The event will be live-streamed on the official Facebook pages of the Gratiaen Trust, John Keels Foundation, and the Daily Mirror.

Looming Environmental Disasters

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Many decisions regarding the environment taken in the last several months don’t seem to favour the environment. From cancelling permits issued for sand mining to deforesting vast stretches of forest land, destroying mangrove systems, giving away firearms to control the human-elephant conflict, the list certainly seems endless.

Quarantine Home Bakers - Part 7

Food

The coronavirus and the two-month lockdown haven’t been great for a lot of businesses – especially restaurants and cafés relying on hungry customers and diners to make a profit. But turning adversity into opportunity is a special skill we Sri Lankans seemed to have mastered over the years and that is exactly what we’ve successfully done in times like these.

Il Cielo

Reviews

Il Cielo is an Italian fine-dining restaurant that is tucked away in the corners of Hunupitiya Lake Road. Offering simple Italian delights and a stunning city view. Il Cielo opened its doors back in 2016 and has since created a name for itself among those who enjoy Italian gastronomy.

Blooming Cupcakes & Bouquets

Cakes

At some point in our lives, most of us have had to decide between getting someone cupcakes or a bouquet of flowers. It’s never an easy decision, considering they both are pretty amazing. Putting an end to that gifting conundrum is Surani Jayaweera Jayamaha, whose new venture Blooming Cupcakes and Bouquets will mean you can now bid adieu to the predicament.

Not Fit For Dogs...

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For those of us who are in the animal welfare field, the word Nellikulama brings an involuntary shiver and a cringe of disgust and horror, for that name brings forth to us the memories of hundreds of poor innocent lives captured and tortured till the majority were murdered by the hands of human greed.

Gratiaen Prize 2019 Shortlist: Andrew Fidel Fernando

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The stage is being set for the 2019 edition of the Gratiaen Prize which will kick off on July 4 from 6.30pm onwards. The Gratiaen Trust is in the process of making arrangements to go digital this year, post-COVID.

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