What’s in an auspicious hour?

Deshabandu Namal Priyankara Astrologer, Writer, Justice of Peace (All Island) 0776 926 926 Checking the auspicious hour is nothing new to us Sri Lankans. Piercing the ears, feeding, the first reading for a child and many other firsts are usually done after checking the auspicious hour as per the deep-rooted traditions in our country. Even […]

SOS Children’s Village – Piliyandala A home away from home

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Photos :  Rushiru Tharanga Children are the fruits of society, but they are a vulnerable group as well. Without proper care and nurturing, they would be misled to take wrong turns in life. Taking care of children from birth is a challenge for many parents due to various reasons, one of […]

Anusha David

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Hair and make up – Gerald Solomons and Nilakshi of Chagal. Pink dress – Aslam Hussein of Geebees Black strapless dress – Touché Sari -  Mano Caderamanpulle Chairperson Headlines PR, Director Interbrand Sri Lanka and Gold Award Winner in Advertising and PR category of the “Top […]

From “The Village In The Jungle” To the Country In The “Great Arctic Circle”

Ending up as the Chief Incumbent of The Ottawa Buddhist Vihara in Ontario, Canada Ven. Walasmulle Sirisumana Thero, a young boy from Walasmulla, a village of the Hambantota District, of Southern Province, Sri Lanka, fifth of a family of eight children, and the son of a striving farmer and his wife, was brought to Colombo […]

How Little We Knew about Kathurumurunga

Words : Mandulee Mendis Kathurumurunga, found in all parts of Sri Lanka except in the cold climate, is a very common food among locals. Apart from the unique taste, it has quite a lot of health benefits. Different kinds of Kathurumurunga How little do we know about Kathurumurunga! There are four different kinds of Kathurumurunga […]

Thushani Rodrigo, The Nimble-fingered and Skillfull Crafter Behind TODOS

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya At 23, she has already reached the stars.  Lanka Woman met Thushani, a soft-spoken and dainty designer at her new store in Rajagiriya where she showed off her expert clothing designs and sewing prowess. Her mum is her support person and solid rock of strength all […]

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 […]