Sri Lanka Aviation College For High Fliers – No Matter Where You Start

Words : Nilu Rajapakse Sri Lanka Aviation College (SLAC) is the apex professional training institution in Sri Lanka that offers the full range of qualifications covering all areas of the aviation industry under the banner of the national carrier Srilankan Airlines. The college offers not only extremely well qualified faculty with hoards of industry experience […]

Auspicious Colour For New Year – Blue For 2018

Words : Lakmini Wijemanne Many of the South Asian countries celebrate the beginning of Spring in mid April. In Sri Lanka, the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is celebrated with the harvest festival. Since we are predominantly an agriculture based community, most of our cultural traditions are interwoven with the various stages in cultivation. April […]

The Spirit Of Vesak For The Family…

Words : Lakmini Wijemanne Today, most families are small families where the number of family members have gone down to basically two, in most cases – the mother and the father – children having left the family either for studies abroad or permanently domiciled in another country. The families which have children and extended families […]

The Prestigious Ritual of Anointing Head with Oil

Words : Mandulee Mendis Anointing head with oil or hisathelgema, takes a significant place among Sinhala and Tamil New Year rituals. In a culturally rich land which has meaning to every tradition and custom, this ritual means much more than it seems on the surface. Let’s go down the roots, let’s know our own roots. […]

Cryptocurrency The Universal Currency of the Future?

Words : Nilu Rajapakse Nilhan de Mel is co-founder at Crypto Genesis. Along with his partner Raj Omprasadham, they hope to offer Blockchain based solutions to the Sri Lankan financial industry in the very near future. Lanka Woman magazine approached Nilhan to find out about their business and answer some key questions that crop up […]

What You Didn’t Know about Turmeric

Words : Mandulee Mendis Turmeric is a doubly useful ingredient for us because here in Sri Lanka, it’s both a spice and a beauty ingredient. If you walk into any Sri Lankan kitchen, you will definitely find a bright yellow turmeric container kept among the most used spices, probably with salt and chilli powder. If […]

Do You Also Think Wetakolu is Boring and Dull? Well, You’re Wrong!

Words : Mandulee Mendis Honestly, wetakolu or ribbed gourd is not a very appreciated food among us. Wetakolu curry is often rejected by kids because it’s not as flavorsome as a thick polos curry or spicy devilled prawns. But it can give you an unbelievable amount of benefits. Have problems with period dates? Why do […]

The Queen Of All Oils In Yalpanam

Words : Dilhani Thantirimudalige Sesame oil which is also called gingerly oil is widely used in Jaffna. It is a seed-based oil which has many uses other than cooking. It is used as a base for preparation of medicines due to its high content of nutrients. The people of Jaffna use this oil on a […]

I want my wife back! We want our mom back! Tamara’s Story a true story

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa & Kamanthi Wickramasinghe As Tamara’s husband and children cry out these desperate words, for the past 3 years Tamara lies in a hospital bed at home, surrounded by a full time nurse, and two other caretakers, not seeing, maybe hearing, unable to move her limbs, as a result of most […]

What are the Books Your Child Must Read

Words : Mandulee Mendis There are some ‘must-read’ books and as a parent it is your responsibility to make your child read them. These books are famous not merely for the stories but the psychological and social impact they could have on the tender minds and hearts of children. Please click on the link below […]