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Frances Bulathsinghala

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A place to grow, a place to rest; Sri Lanka’s man-made...

Bandarawela is a scenic town in the Badulla district in Sri Lanka. Here the climate is chilly, mountains scenic and waterfalls luxurious. The region is...

Sri Lanka’s Tea Museum, giving life to a legacy

Bridging the island’s colonial past with the present is Sri Lanka’s museum dedicated to the Lankan heritage of tea. Standing atop the scenic mountains...

Political confusion and parliament proroguing in Lanka

First it was the marriage, then it was the falling out and now it is on the verge of divorce. The above is an...

Lankan political Hara Kiri and the looming No Confidence Motion on...

The No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsingheis to be taken up for debate and voting in Parliament on April 4. It...

TEA PORTRAITS: The human landscape of Lanka’s tea

In July 2018 Sri Lanka will mark 151 years of tea being introduced to the country by the British pioneer James Taylor, after the...

Emerging Pakistan enthralls

Naseem Hameed, South Asia’s fastest woman sprinter, Dr. Naweed Syed, the scientist who connected brain cells to a silicon chip,  Mir Zafar Ali, Oscar...

Nepal – in the throes of change and hope

The airport of Kathmandu has gone through the mill of change in recent years as with much of Nepal, politics or otherwise. Where once...

Architectural history – an essential to understand the future

For Farhan Karim of Bangladesh origin, the knowledge and introspection that architectural history offers is an education that is needed for society in essence...

The Rohingya issue: The need for humanistic retrospection

That the Rohingya community is one of the most victimized of communities, hounded and subject to that of a stateless position, is clear to...

The UNP-SLFP coalition – an uneasy marriage  

There are just five months to determine the fate of the marriage between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party-...

Lankan Minister says extremism will be quashed in constitution reform

Mano Ganeshan, Lankan Minister of Co-existence Dialogue and Official Languages, and leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), is a prophet of optimism on...

Constitutional migraine of Lankan Govt. gets worse

Lankan government, suffering from a stress induced migraine since its election in 2015, triggered by strikes from trade unions against foreign assisted development projects,...

A diet of Cricket at Colombo Cricket Club Café

It is a turf of a different kind where one gets bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and knocked out by...

Sri Lankan Muslim identity and Buddhist extremism

Sri Lanka which in 2009 ended a long drawn civil war battling the Tamil Tiger rebels fighting for a separate state is now struggling...

Lanka faces floods and landslides with ethnic unity

Disasters and the subsequent suffering as a result of both man-made and natural calamities are nothing new to Sri Lankans. The island nation has...

Sand sculpting genius Sudarsan – a craftsman for peace

A rather mystical but quite apt introduction to Sudarsan Pattnaik could be that the seas bestowed upon him the bounty of its shores and...

The house that still divides India and Pakistan

  The very same edifice which bore witness to the many discussions between Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that sealed the decision to...