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My dear Mahinda: An open letter from Mangala Samaraweera to ex-President

Sunday, 15 May 2016 15:24

My dear Mahinda,

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the “Pithala Handiya” explosive attack & Sarath Fonseka

Saturday, 14 May 2016 22:06

Former Sri Lankan army commander Sarath Fonseka came out with a bombshell statement some days ago in Parliament.

Steamed custard of the tropics

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:44

Soft and wobbly, with a bite of coconut, sweet jaggery and crunchy cashew nuts, watalappam is a flavour that crossed the Bay of Bengal from Malaysia and made its home on the sun-kissed shores of Sri Lanka. We have the Island’s Malay community to thank for introducing this much-loved treat, and you can hear our gratitude in the noisy lipping of lips and satisfied wiping of mouths.

Flowers that cost more than houses

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:37

Not long after the turn of the 17th Century, the Flemish painter Jan Brueghel the Elder began a small but exquisite still life depicting a bunch of cut flowers in a glass vase. Painted in oils on copper, which served to enhance the brightness and intensity of the hues, the picture showcased a remarkably lush floral arrangement.

Mango love is in the air

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:37

It’s mango season again in Sri Lanka. The wayside booths and markets are teeming with mangoes, in a variety of shades and shapes. The fragrances vary and so do the flavours and texture. Although every mango has a distinct taste of its own, it is as a whole a succulent fruit oozing with nectar, sending human taste buds into overdrive.

Sri Lanka pitstop: the best places to eat and drink in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:04

Discover our pick of the seven best places to eat and drink in Sri Lanka, from afternoon tea on a tea plantation, to spice shopping in Galle and beach shacks in Tangalle

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Saturday, 23 April 2016 09:34

Consistently ranked as a top global destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT, Sri Lanka’s tech services industry has grown substantially in recent years, with high expectations and ambitious targets going forward.

Sri Lanka's public holidays: A boon for workers but not the economy?

Monday, 18 April 2016 22:31

After years of civil conflict, Sri Lanka takes the needs of its multiethnic population very seriously, with a very pleasant side-effect: 25 national public holidays a year.

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