Savouring Simplicity: The Bistro


Nestled within the bustling streets of Rajagiriya lies The Bistro, a cloud kitchen venture that promises simplicity and flavour in every bite. A venture by the renowned husband-and-wife duo Eran and Amandi Alahakoon, alongside their brother Milan, is not just a restaurant; it’s the realization of a long-held dream. The Bistro sets out to deliver a concise yet flavourful menu, reflecting their commitment to quality amidst challenging times. Operat

A day at the races with the RTC Nuwara Eliya


The Royal Turf Club, Nuwara Eliya has embarked on an ambitious programme to uphold the tradition of horse racing in Nuwara Eliya. Since the inception of horse racing in Sri Lanka, The Royal Turf Club, Nuwara Eliya has been a flag bearer of the sport. This year the RTC will begin its first race on 24th February 2024 when they will hold the RTC Sports Tourism Race Day.

Finding Refuge in Movement: ’’(Un) Thread’’ and the Power of Dance to Transform


In a world often torn by conflict, where identity struggles persist, art stands as a beacon of expression and understanding. For one individual, dance became not only a form of artistic expression but also a means of grappling with the complexities of existence amidst turmoil. Meet Umeshi Rajeendra, a dancer whose journey intertwines with the cultural landscape of Sri Lanka, navigating through personal and societal strife to establish a platform

Kala Pola 2024 - A beacon of hope and opportunity for artists


The eagerly anticipated art fair, the Kala Pola which is a red letter day in the calendar of the artists’ community was held on Sunday at Green Path. This annual open-air art fair held for the 31st time takes its inspiration from the famous art fairs held around the world. Conceptualised by the George Keyt Foundation, the Kala Pola was launched in 1993 under the watchful eye of the late Sita and Cedric de Silva.

Unveiling KALĀ: A Celebration of South Asian Art at the Lionel Wendt Art Centre


In a groundbreaking collaboration between the Lionel Wendt Art Centre and KALĀ, a platform dedicated to showcasing South Asian art, a new era of artistic exploration begins with the opening of its inaugural exhibition. KALĀ promises an immersive experience into the realms of modern and contemporary art in Sri Lanka. I had the privilege of sitting down with Ranil Peiris, Chairman of the Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund, and Ranil De Silva, Trustee of th

Ceylon Literary & Art Festival


Sri Lanka’s burgeoning community of literary and art aficionados were treated to a smorgasbord of delights by way of the literary and art offerings scheduled as part of the Ceylon Literary and Art Festival which had HSBC as its principal sponsor along with MasterCard. Founded by Ajai Vir Singh the festival was curated by Sri Lanka’s leading writer Ashok Ferrey. Creating an excellent programme which was both inclusive and entertaining, the inaugur

From Heritage to Streetwear: Common Folk weaving a modern tale of innovation


Handloom textile weaving in Sri Lanka is said to date back to the 6th century BC as early as when Prince Vijaya from India landed in Sri Lanka and first saw Kuveni, a queen of an indigenous race of Yakshas (demon tribe) spinning yarn at the wheel. Fast forward to the 21st century, the traditional art and craft is still alive, surviving industrialization, a brutal civil war and even the recent crisis. Teaming up and pursuing the art with innovatio



Gourmet Galle, the culinary festival that has been tantalizing taste buds since its inception, has revealed its exciting line-up of international chefs coming to Galle until the end of March. This year promises an exquisite array of culinary gurus each weekend featuring two exclusive events—an immersive masterclass and a delectable dinner, set against the picturesque backdrop of Galle. Prepare your palates for an extraordinary journey as renowned

Celebrating a Remarkable 15-Year Journey


Celebrating a remarkable 15-year journey, the De Lanerolle Brothers (DLB) are returning to where it all began – Waters Edge. Standard Chartered Priority proudly presents the Dinner Show, with Dialog as the unwavering Diamond sponsor since the brothers’ inception.

Fish & Co: Get hooked on fresh seafood...


Fish & Co. is a Singaporean franchise that specializes in serving fresh seafood cooked in a pan. Since 1998, Fish & Co. has been a go-to spot for seafood lovers, with outlets in over 10 countries. Recently, Fish & Co. opened their first Sri Lankan outlet at Havelock City Mall, and we were excited to experience the renowned Singaporean seafood recipes here in Colombo.