Bak Full Moon Poya Day Lord Buddha Visits Sri Lanka for the Second Time…

Words : Mandulee Mendis This year, Bak full moon Poya Day falls on 19th April. Bak full moon Poya Day is of extreme importance for us Sri Lankans. Let us explore its significance. The Significance Bak full moon Poya Day celebrates the second visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka. This visit took place in […]

Planning to Study in Melbourne?

Words : Mandulee Mendis Melbourne, which is one of the best cities to live, is also one of the best cities to study. A lot of Sri Lankans choose Melbourne as their study destination when it comes to higher education. With its chain of top class universities and student-friendly environment, it is the ideal place […]

Sinhala And Hindu New Year A Time For The Families To Be Together

Words : Lakmini Wijemanne Every year, “Koha” reminds us early on, that the new year is just around the corner, and for the past couple of weeks, the whole country has been abuzz with a multitude of preperations to welcome the Sinhala and Hindu New Year, which falls on the 13th April. It is a […]

Michelle Dilhara

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Michelle Dilhara, a unique Millennial with a huge heart. Karate champion, swimmer, volunteer English teacher for children’s homes, extreme philanthropist, and the winner of the Asia Inspiration Award 2018 for the category of philanthropy out of 30 individuals from Aisa. Michelle is your epitome of goodness. […]

When Women Take Centre Stage

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Asian countries governed by patriarchal ideologies have put women in the back seat from time immemorial. Although female goddesses belonging to the Hindu religion’s pantheon have dominated historical and religious epics, the situation is still not satisfactory even in countries such as India. Women of menstruating age are acknowledged as ‘religiously […]

Medin Poya Lord Buddha Visits Kapilawasthupura

Words : Mandulee Mendis Medin Poya remembers the visit of Lord Buddha to his hometown Kapilawasthupura and its related events. Lord Buddha Visited Kapilawasthupura When Lord Buddha visited Kapilawasthupura for the first time after his Enlightenment along with a retinue of about 20,000 disciples, he stayed at the Nigrodharama monastery. There he expounded the Dhamma […]

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 is themed ‘Balance for Better’, calling for a gender-balanced world. It carries the hangtag #BalanceforBetter. “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what a feminist is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” — Rebecca West […]

Dr. Prashanthi Mendis Ethnomusicologist And Lawyer

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Having lived in Vienna, Austria while her husband was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Austria, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, Dr. Prashanthi took on the active role of the wife of an Ambassador to promote Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan traditions to […]

Significance of the ‘Navam Poya’

Words : Mandulee Mendis Navam Poya, which falls in the month of February, is significant for several reasons. Establishment of the Order of Maha Sangha Order of Maha Sangha, or, the Buddhist congregation was established on a Navam Poya day. In the evening of the first Navam Full Moon Poya day after the Enlightenment of […]

In conversation with Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya DIMO’s Chief Human Resources Officer The Pros in promoting gender diversity in an organisation

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Photo : Nirmala Dhananjaya It is quite normal for women to be employed in female-dominated sectors but times have changed in such a way that women are now ready to break barriers. As such they are ready to challenge themselves and go for what they like. Gone are the days when […]