Designer 1-2-1: Heshanie Ileana Tennekoon

Following her motto of “your actions need to map out what you want” designer Heshanie launched her brand Ileana in 2019 at a pop-up...

Designer 1-2-1: Akhila Liyanage

Torn between a career in engineering and fashion design, enterprising Akhila managed to complete degrees in both. Hailing from a family...

Battling Breast Cancer

Natalie Soysa shares perspectives of her courageous journey

Designer 1-2-1: Subha Grassi

Creative Director and CEO of Salvage Recycle, Subha Grassi also runs her own design company in Sri Lanka, Ruby Studio, which partners w...

An experiential weekend with Gratiaen Winners

Presenting literary aficionados with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the past winners of the Gratiaen Prize, B...

Tara Pascale Germani

Wearing many hats including that of an interior designer, spatial stylist, yoga teacher and jewellery designer, Tara is the Creator and...

Designer 1-2-1: Charuni

Hailing from a family which has worked in the apparel industry since the time she was a child, Charuni has spent most of her life in Ba...

Designer 1-2-1: Shamindri Ranasinghe

Inspired by fashion icons of the 60s such as The Beatles, Twiggy, Jane Fonda and Marianne Faithful, Shamindri Ranasinghe a graduate of ...

Designer 1-2-1: Senuri Doloswala

A graduate of the Academy of Design (AOD) Senuri was honoured when one of her creations, a shirt in hot pink with tulle frills was chos...

Fortress Hotel hosts weekly Whopper Hopper Night

Hopper aficionados are in for an absolute treat if they visit the weekly Friday Whopper Hopper night at the Fortress Hotel, Koggala. Ea...

Designer 1-2-1: Kavishna Kuruwitage

Wanting to be a fashion designer since the age of 13, Kavishna Kuruwitage’s childhood was filled with sketches of dresses in various ...

Feed Me Festival

Noticing the number of new entrepreneurs who have launched their own culinary enterprises during lockdown fellow entrepreneurs Rayhana ...

Rebecca Sinnarajah - Swapping Scrubs for a Crown

Passionate about beauty pageants, paediatric nurse Rebecca Sinnarajah 22, was born and brought up in the UK to parents Vasanthan and Re...

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Day 3

The final day of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2020 drew to a close at the Hilton with a large number of fashion aficionados turning out to...

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Day 2

Day 2 of Colombo Fashion Week held at the Shangri-la saw a clutch of established designers present their collections. Central to their ...

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2020: Emerging Designers

Colombo Fashion Week 2020 kicked off in the new normal adhering to a plethora of strict conditions. After months of lockdown and a hiat...

World Refugee Day

June 20th marks World Refugee Day. Designated by the United Nations, World Refugee Day is dedicated to honouring refugees around the wo...

Fresh ideas by Freshbox.lk

Barely ten days into lockdown necessitated by COVID- 19, the oft-quoted proverb, “necessity is the mother of invention” came to pla...

Angela Seneviratne Seeks a Kidney Donor

For Angela Seneviratne, life changed forever on the 3rd of May when she was admitted to the hospital feeling listless, burdened with a ...

Ruth Weerasinghe

Flying the flag for Sri Lankan design, Ruth Weerasinghe has earned a place in the finals of the Redress Design Award based in Hong Kong...

Rebooting Sri Lanka

Entire country lockdowns, border closures, travel restrictions suspensions of almost all passenger flights, closed hotels, and restaur...

A Chat with a Dominatrix

If you pass her on the road, you would not even give her a second glance. With a homely figure and a pretty face she is normalcy person...

Business in the New Normal

With life limping back to normal after 8 weeks of lockdown, the fashion industry is cautiously dipping its toes into a post-COVID-19 re...

Fashion masks to the fore

It was only a matter of time before plain old boring utilitarian facemasks would be replaced by brightly hued facemasks. In order to ca...

Podi Pasan’s Patisserie

Adversity makes strange bedfellows’ goes the old adage and in the case of young Pasan Gunaratne, adversity presented him with the opp...

Unmasking Fashion

In these pandemic times when a face mask is our main accessory, the most in demand and also the most visible, fashion companies too hav...

Burying the Dead

Dealing with death is one of the hardest things we go through in life. It is the norm to be with your family as you hold funerals of lo...

Social Cooking in a Crisis

Living up to its reputation as a nation of serendipitous people, Co-Founder of Colombo Social, Shaun Christie David stepped up to the p...