Zaha et Cetera A story of diamonds and coloured stone jewellery from Hong Kong

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Inspired by her father’s passion for jewellery-making and gemmology, Rahila was determined to make a change in this industry. This was the beginning of Zaha et Cetera, a jeweller based in Hong Kong. Being the founder/ managing director of this company, Rahila Refaaqhas over 18 years of experience in the field […]

Here’s How You Give a ‘Daanaya’ the Right Way

Words : Mandulee Mendis Photos : Jagath Dharmakeerthi Alms giving or quite familiarly ‘daanaya’ is a traditional practice in Sri Lanka, which is done with the intention of collecting virtues for the living and the dead. It’s a serene process that brings about contentment through giving, just as the word daanaya implies. An ‘alms giving’ […]

Meenu Biala The Compassionate and Empathetic Lady from Chandigarh, North India, an inspiration to all Women

Words : Mandulee Mendis Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Meenu Biala, is the Chairperson of Profex Pvt. Ltd.  and the President of Lions Club of Colombo lotus. Amidst of work and family duties, she devotes her spare time for charity. She is an exemplary wife, a caring mother and a beautiful soul full of compassion and […]

Prince Louis’s christening

Family Portraits taken on the day of Prince Louis’s christening in the morning room and garden of Clarence House.The ceremony which lasted for 40 minutes didn’t wake the sleeping baby Louis. His mother jokingly said to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, “I hope he stays like this,” Also included in the […]

Bridal Trends to look for this wedding season

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya   Prepping up for your big day is a task in itself. This is particularly a big deal for a girl and everything from the outfit to the main function has to be in place. Choosing a bridal outfit is a challenging task with today’s ever-changing trends […]

Duleekha Rathnayake The unassuming girl from Kurunegala, made herself a hit in Colombo and Kandy through her passion and talent for designing

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Hair and Make-up : S. T. Pushpika Nilushi of Salon Hair blessings She designs fashion clothing for the local market and aims to reach the Sri Lankan expats in all parts of the world. They can order or get their clothes designed and made by Duleekha. […]

Four wins for Spa Ceylon at World Luxury Spa Awards 2018

Global Winner Best Luxury Spa Group, Continent Winner Best Luxury Ayurveda Spa. Regional Winner Best Luxury Urban Escape & Best Spa Manager Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, yet again stamped its global dominance in the segment by clinching four major awards at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 annual gala held […]

A Magnificient Procession on the Road…

Words : Lakmini Wijemanne Photos : Chanuka Kulasekara The perahera season is when Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka, comes to life, with constant foot and motor traffic approaching the town, to have the viewing pleasure of this magnificient procession on the road.  Come the perahera season, the normally busy town center of Kandy […]

The Finishing School where etiquette is the key lesson by Faith Landers

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe A simple thank you, a firm handshake and sitting decently at a job interview are various ways in which you could express your etiquette. But in most instances, these gestures maybe overlooked much to your disadvantage. Realising the niche in the corporate etiquette training sector, Faith Landers along with Pulasthi Samaraweera […]

Walking to Shed the Pounds Tips and Walking Venues in and around Colombo

Words  : Nilu Rajapakse After one passes a certain age, the calories one takes in just don’t seem to burn as fast as it used to. Rather, they become your faithful shadow, only you are not too grateful for the company. Suddenly reality delivers a rather nasty uppercut* when you take that awesome outfit home, […]