How do our food experts cook and eat? This week, Bowl’d café’s Anithra and Rahaal takes our Q&A! Best friends Anithra Ratnayake and Rahaal Balasuriya co-owns “Bowl’d”. On this week’s Dish it Out, they talk to us about the meals they’d love to relive, their personal food favourites and Rahaal’s total lack of cooking skills!
For us Sri Lankans, Biriyani is a dish that is as near and dear to our hearts as a good rice and curry. Served in almost every restaurant, Biriyani is an easy find in our country but to secure ourselves a good one – one that’s packed with all the right flavours and all the right ingredients – is somewhat of a difficult task.
Today on fashionably Danu, I feature a brand that’s young and keeping up with the time - it’s trendy and perfectly stitched, LYSH speaks to the summer you every day. I like the detailing and how comfortable the brand feels on you. Yes, we see a lot of summer shirts in the market today but this cotton mixed fabric makes it a very dressy affair so you can style it the way you want.
Situated in Elibank Road just off Dickman’s Road, Baked Colombo is a café that serves good food with a calming atmosphere and free Wi-Fi for you to get all your work done in peace. This comfortable space can accommodate up to 36 people and there is a smoking area outside as well. They will be starting breakfast soon and it will start at 7 am, for all the hustlers out there to get a quick fix on the go.
With mounting numbers of cases relating to child abuse being reported from all corners of the island, Sri Lanka has become an unsafe environment for children as well as women. Taking the mantle to voice out against injustice faced by children, one lady is determined to set things straight. Dr Tushara Wickramanayaka, fondly known as Tush, is a Family Physician and Founder Chairperson of Stop Child Cruelty Trust.
Hues of blues, greens and pinks welcome visitors at the Kandygs Thirasara Island showroom located at the heart of Thimbirigasyaya. As a long-established brand that gave much depth and meaning to locally produced handloom textiles, the third generation of this family-owned brand is ready to turn a new chapter in its 49-year journey today.
Veteran fashion designer and choreographer Senaka De Silva has ventured into decorating interiors with provincial flags of Sri Lanka. At his house in Kohuwala, De Silva was busy perfecting a newly designed Hansaya Flag to be given away to a client. “I want to study about the different provincial flags and give more meaning to the interiors. Every flag could therefore tell a story,” he added while concentrating on the artwork.
The loud and enigmatic harmony of the rahaiyas welcomed us at mid-day. A family of grey langurs were resting on a nearby tree but were too inquisitive to be entertaining their partners. Trees of various shades dominating the landscape swayed in a frenzy to keep up with strong winds. We were at Back of Beyond – Kurulu Uyana, a name earned by the property as it’s an ideal place for bird watching situated at the foot of the iconic Pidurangala Rock.