Environmental Destruction in 2020

Sri Lanka’s environment as well as her wildlife are facing turbulent times. This is evident with several policy-level decisions that ...

Mass Deforestation

Invasive species have been identified as a threat to biodiversity. While these are brought into the country by different means, native ...

How knowledge was spread

Memory – as much as it’s a blessing we also blame our memory when we forget something important. But what would it have been like t...

W@W - Kashmira Edirisinghe

It is the season to receive and send gifts, although this Christmas will not be the same as before. But choosing gifts will not be too ...

Haphazard development projects testing nature’s will

Ambitious development projects have put the environment to test. Therefore environmentalists are in a constant battle to protect nature...

ICCB 2020 Virtual Sale

Christmas may not be the same this time with the global pandemic. But that certainly hasn’t stopped the energetic live wires behind I...

Muthurajawela - From a biodiversity hotspot to a haven for r...

Muthurajawela, a wetland that plays a key role in maintaining the ecological balance in Colombo and Gampaha Districts is now under thre...

W@W - Tush Wickramanayaka

With mounting numbers of cases relating to child abuse being reported from all corners of the island, Sri Lanka has become an unsafe en...

Kandygs enters the digital space

Hues of blues, greens and pinks welcome visitors at the Kandygs Thirasara Island showroom located at the heart of Thimbirigasyaya. As a...

Senaka experiments interior décor with Sri Lanka’s provin...

Veteran fashion designer and choreographer Senaka De Silva has ventured into decorating interiors with provincial flags of Sri Lanka. A...

Back Of Beyond

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 ...

Keeping Your Pets Safe

Losing your pet at the most unexpected moment will certainly set off your panic buttons. According to animal welfare advocates, most pe...

Let’s Talk and Walk: Making words count

The CCC Foundation which stands for Courage, Compassion and Commitment recently organized a walk to raise awareness on mental health an...

Sri Lanka’s batik industry: A glimpse from the past

There was a time when Sri Lanka’s batik masterpieces were a global hit. From wrap-around skirts to blouses and many other outfits, th...

Activists call for zoo to remain under Wildlife Ministry

The shifting of the zoo from the Wildlife Ministry to the Ministry of Tourism has come under fire by activists, with the recently appoi...

A mini-vacation at Sri Sharavi Beach Villas and Spa

It was an afternoon hour at Sri Sharavi Beach Villas and Spa, which was our stop for the weekend. The varying melodies of the nearby In...

W@W - Gayathri Khemadasa

Sri Lankan composer and classical pianist Gayathri Khemadasa recently directed music for ‘The Newspaper’ a movie that speaks about ...

Protecting Sri Lanka’s Mangroves

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 hecta...

Removal of Marital Status of Parents

“I was called anathaya (orphan), avajathakaya (illegitimate child), madame lamaya (child from the orphanage),” recalls Moses Akash ...

Looming Environmental Disasters

Many decisions regarding the environment taken in the last several months don’t seem to favour the environment. From cancelling permi...

5th Triennial Geoffrey Bawa Awards for Architectural Excelle...

The Geoffrey Bawa Trust announced eight shortlisted winners in the run-up to the 5th Geoffrey Bawa Awards for Excellence in Architectur...

In conversation with Dr. SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda

For Dr. SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda, life is an exploration of self. As one of the leading art historians in the country, his contributio...

Evolution of Library Services in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a proud history of being a highly literate country with a respected library service that served its citizens for centurie...

Dinesh Manjula Fernando

Disabled people need acceptance and equality, not over-sympathising. Having identified the need to communicate with hearing-impaired ...

The Clock is Ticking for the Environment

With more trees being cut, more waterways dried up, wildlife hunted and poached, we humans will soon complain about an imbalance in nat...

Iromie Wijewardena

The women portrayed on Iromie Wijewardena’s canvasses are bright and lively. This is her appreciation for women who are breadwinners ...

Maritime Wrecks in Lankan Waters

Did you know that the Southern coastal waters are home to the Indian Ocean’s oldest shipwreck? This means that exploring shipwrecks c...

Dr. Vajira Chitrasena

For Dr. Vajira Chitrasena, arts and culture wasn’t an option. Born to a mother who was determined to see her children taking up diffe...

Education Sector: Bounce back strategies

With COVID-19 the education sector too is at a standstill. Apart from students having to adjust to online teaching methods, school boar...