VICTORIA: An amazing Lake and a Great Lady


Down from the Knuckles Mountain range of over 34 peaks in central Sri Lanka lies the man-made Victoria Lake. In the earlier days of the dam’s creation and construction, the British Queen came to view the progress. The project was funded by the UK and opened in 1985 by the then British Prime Minister. She was once noted to have said “This lady is not for turning”. Margaret made the UK great again. The dam was called Victoria, some say after a wate

New Menu at Bombay Borough


If I had a FAQ next to my name, it would have to be my favourite and most dreaded question of all time - “Where do you recommend for us to eat?” It was a question I didn’t really know how to answer at first but over time, I developed a personal strategy by narrowing in on a cuisine – “What are we in the mood for? Chinese? Italian? Indian?” And if it’s Indian, there’s a particular spot I’m rather fond of, and whose food I can personally vouch fo

Layards Wharf: Havelock City Mall’s newest Food Court


Food courts in malls have evolved into vibrant hubs of culinary exploration, inviting shoppers and visitors to embark on a journey of diverse flavours and tastes. Nestled amidst the lively atmosphere of shopping centres, these communal dining spaces offer a delightful escape where patrons can indulge in a plethora of culinary delights from around the globe. With an eclectic mix of eateries, food courts cater to a wide range of palates and dietary


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Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling asleep and /or staying asleep. This is despite the fact that you have ample time and a bedroom environment conducive to restful sleep. Dr. Shehan Silva, Consultant Physician with special interest in Geriatrics and Senior Lecturer in Medicine, discusses insomnia which is a common issue among many.

The Fearless Collective

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Embodying the fearless spirit of their name, artists Minal Wickramatunga has joined forces with Vicky Shahjehan to create a fabulous mural on the walls of the Rio Complex in Slave Island. As an aficionado of street art it fills me with joy each time I spot a new piece of street art. This mural further resonates with me as it depicts the power and resilience of journalists. Colombo, with its rich tapestry of cultures and vibrant architectural lan

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Today I wanted to write about my stay at ITC Maratha, and excited to know that we can have these experiences soon in Sri Lanka with ITC opening its doors soon.

Autism Awareness: Challenges Faced by Families

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Autism is a neurodevelopment condition of variable severity with lifelong effects that can be recognised from early childhood, mainly characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour. We spoke to a few parents and family members about the everyday challenges they face and what more can be done to support families with children on the spectrum.

The Gratiaen Trust Announces the Longlist for the 31st Gratiaen Prize


The Gratiaen Trust, in association with the John Keells Foundation and the British Council, is proud to announce the Longlist for the 31st annual Gratiaen Prize, kicking off this year’s celebration of excellence in English creative writing in Sri Lanka. The Gratiaen Prize is perhaps the most coveted award for Sri Lankan authors writing in English.

Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis

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In a recent public announcement, Katherine, the Princess of Wales, bravely disclosed her ongoing medical treatment via a video recording, putting an end to speculation surrounding her absence from public life.

Sun Siam Pasikudah: Where Luxury Meets Serenity On Sri Lanka’s East Coast


On an early Thursday morning last week, the Daily Mirror set out on a six-hour journey to the East Coast. Our destination: the newly launched Sun Siyam Resort in Pasikudah, a sleepy coastal town boasting sandy white-gold beaches and azure blue waters. Sun Siyam is a Maldivian luxury resort chain and one of the largest luxury resort groups in the Maldives with five resorts under its umbrella. Sun Siyam Pasikudah is their only Sri Lankan resort.