As the holiday season approaches, anticipation builds for Colombo’s highly awaited event—the International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB). On December 3rd, from 11 am to 3 pm, the Grand Ballroom of the historic Galle Face Hotel will be transformed into a festive haven for a celebration that transcends mere merriment. The ICCB has evolved into a hallmark event, renowned not only for the joy it brings but for its profound impact on charitable caus
How do our food experts cook and eat? This week, the internationally acclaimed celebrity chef and former MasterChef Australia judge, Gary Mehigan, takes our Q&A as he arrives in Sri Lanka for a highly anticipated three-day culinary extravaganza presented in partnership with Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts!
There is a certain innate skill which cooks worth their salt possess. Salome Jansz appreciates the nuances of fine cuisine and having travelled extensively is aware of the authentic tastes of many cuisines. This coupled with her talent and love for cooking made her start her own catering business named Simply Delicious by Salo. As clichéd as it sounds, Salome did have a passion for cooking from a young age. She recounts that her earliest memories
Known as one of Singapore’s internationally well-known novelists, Balli Kaur Jaswal is the award-winning author of “Inheritance” (2013), “Sugarbread” (2016) and the internationally acclaimed “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows” (2017). Balli was born in Singapore has family roots in Punjab and grew up living in countries such as Japan, Russia, the Philippines, Australia and the US. Her latest book, “Now You See Us” (2023) is the story of three mig
Every once in awhile we come across people who epitomise courage and determination. They rise above adversity and come up trumps. One such person who inspired me with his stoicism is Andrew Logathasan. A British Sri Lankan with a heart to serve Sri Lankans in both the UK and Sri Lanka, I first met Andrew when he was organising a charity event. He also runs a Sri Lankan community page on social media which disseminates valuable information. It w
Sarcopaenia which is not discussed much, is a disease that occurs as one gets older due to the wasting of members and organs. This phenomenon is also observed in muscles. It is estimated however that 1 in 4 adults over 65 years have Sarcopaenia. We had a chat with Dr. Shehan Silva, Consultant Physician/ Geriatrician on Sarcopaenia.
The British Sri Lankan female founder of Kalukanda House in Weligama, Dee Gibson is bringing the inaugural HERA Project X event to Sri Lanka to showcase creative female founders innovating dynamic business ideas on the island. A cross-section of creatives from the worlds of Architecture, Wildlife Photography, Art, Textiles, Travel, Design and hospitality and Artisinal Jewellery will be speaking about their journey into creative work, their drivin
Justice for Animals pop up fundraiser, The Aluth Pola Christmas Market will take place on Sunday 3rd December from 10:00 am–6:00 pm at Body Bar, 3 Jawatte Avenue, Colombo 05. The Aluth Pola is organized by Justice for Animals, a registered non-profit animal welfare organisation whose core programme is population control and rabies eradication via the only humane method of spay-neuter, to reduce starving, injured, sick homeless cats and dogs and p
The SP of the Canton of Solothurn is very pleased with the election of Franziska Roth to the Council of States. Farah Rumy will therefore succeed Franziska Roth as Federal Parliamentarian. Farah Rumy is a member of the Cantonal parliament, a member of the Cantonal Justice Commission and the first female federal parliamentarian with roots in Sri Lanka.
HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL), a distinguished non-profit organization and a beacon of compassion and service, dedicated exclusively to enhancing the lives of underprivileged Senior Citizens in Sri Lanka, proudly announces the release of its Annual Seasonal Greeting Cards Portfolio. This time-honoured initiative seeks to fund free cataract surgeries for less privileged seniors above the age of 55, offering them the invaluable gift of sight and a rene