Designer 1-2-1: Twinkle Goonethilleke

Designer Twinkle Goonethilleke was scheduled to launch THE HIGHNESS - Journey of a Dress in December 2021 in France at the Paris Americ...

Designer 1-2-1: Radhika Perera-Hernandez

Relocating from New York to Colombo has seen the founder of Lois London, Radhika Perera Hernandez’s brand grow exponentially. Boastin...

Designer 1-2-1: Joanne Stoker

Sustainability is a much-vaunted word in the fashion world with almost every designer promoting their sustainability credentials. Joann...

Designer 1-2-1: Dulasha Jayawardene

In 2020, despite a global pandemic ravaging businesses, designer Dulasha Jayawardene took the brave step of launching her eponymous lab...

Amesh wins German Fashion Award

Adding another feather to his cap, London based Sri Lankan fashion designer Amesh Wijesekera has been named as the inaugural winner of ...

Designer 1-2-1: Kasun Gunawardana

In 2015, Kasun Gunawardana burst onto the fashion scene when he showcased his collection at Bright Sparks, the launch pad for young des...

Designer 1-2-1: Gayathri Lindagedara

Architect Gayathri Lindagedara founded Kudya as a creative outlet turning out bold accessories made mostly of brass. Meaning curiosity ...

Designer 1-2-1: Nayani Fernando

Launching her eponymous brand in 2015 designer Nayani Fernando has been on an exciting journey in fashion. She focuses on sustainabilit...

Milk and Sugar: Romaine Willis’ new single is all about te...

Inspired by her love for tea which is singer Romaine Willis’ amber nectar, her new single Milk and Sugar also captures the love for ...

W@W - Mathilda Karlsson

Equestrian Mathilda Karlsson will make history when she competes at the Tokyo Olympics representing Sri Lanka in show jumping. This is...

Air travel during a pandemic

Travelling during Covid-19 has completely sucked the joy out of travelling. Formerly a pleasurable experience, getting on an airplane i...

Author Anuk Arudpragasam longlisted for 2021 Booker Prize

Putting Sri Lanka on the global literary map, Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam’s book A Passage North, (Granta Books, Granta Publ...

Designer 1-2-1: Zainab, Summaiya and Tasneem Zaheen

Founded by three sisters, this eclectic brand offers products that are beautifully crafted with attention to detail. Using raw material...

Ruwanthi Gajadeera emerges as first Runner Up

It was applause all-around at the AOD when Ruwanthi Gajadeera one of their own students was declared the first runner up at the Gradua...

Bali Bali CMB rustling up authentic Indonesian fare

Filling a much-needed void for authentic Indonesian cuisine in Colombo’s culinary landscape, Chef Farida Gultom and Alec Van Cuylembe...

Designer 1-2-1: Dimuthu Sahabandu

One of Sri Lanka’s finest couture designers, Dimuthu Sahabandu founded his eponymous label in 2010. Studying at both the AOD and the...

A Chat with Amesh Wijesekera

AMESH presents “under the mango tree.”

Designer 1-2-1: Anita Pillai

Founder of twixt designs, Anita Pillai launched her jewellery collection in 2014 on a site called Etsy which has a huge following overs...

Enid Blyton becomes a victim of woke culture?

With the passage of time, certain quarters deemed her stories to be full of racism, sexism, class bias and lacking merit. The accusatio...

Sausage Banis anyone?

A perennial favourite, sausage rolls never fail to make an appearance especially at a party table laden with various calorie-loaded foo...

Selyn launches Diversity Dolls and Pin it with Pride

In the front lines for progress, Selyn has created a range of kid’s educational toys to celebrate Pride which is held annually in the...

Blow by Blow

Based in the UK, Brit Sri Lankan fashion designer Selina Blow is one who is immensely proud of her Sri Lankan heritage. The daughter of...

The Stranded Chefs

As their apt moniker implies, the Stranded Chefs, husband and wife duo, Buddhika Marasinghe and Padmini Nagalingam who combine their s...

Designer 1-2-1: Tif Florentina

Founder of Nakota Tuwa, Tif Florentina’s interest in fashion was sparked by the mother and her grandmother who were both designers. L...

Buongiorno Italia – The Birth and Making of Mille Soya: Bo...

It was two movies, A Fish Called Wanda and Caravaggio that rooted my love for the Italian language. In A Fish Called Wanda, Jamie Lee C...

UK’s National Television Awards 2021- Nimmi Harasgama nomi...

Putting Sri Lanka on the map yet again, actress Nimmi Harasgama has been nominated for the Best Drama performance award at the UK’s N...

Through the ages: A film on the evolution of the sari

Harbouring a love for the sari, actress Dinara Punchihewa has created a short film titled “Through the ages”, which charts the evol...

Minoli De Silva - MasterChef Australia 2021 Contestant

Making her mark on the Australian MasterChef series 13, contestant Minoli De Silva won the hearts of the audience when she showcased he...