Sara Nouri, Chairperson of the saarc Chapter in Afghanistan. She is The Afghan born lawyer from The Netherlands who is determined to to uplift women’s standing in her home country Afghanistan.

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Rushiru Tharanga She left Kabul to go to Europe with her parents as refugees when still very small, but always knew that she would come back to give back to her country what she owed. A top lawyer in The Netherlands, Sara worked for the Dutch Ministry of […]

A Lady of Wisdom and Grace A matriarch in serving women and children in need for over three decades

Words : Nilu Rajapakse Premlatha Rajapakse Weerasinghe, Merle to her family and friends, exemplifies the perfect Sinhala Kula-Kantha or ‘Lady of Culture’. A dutiful daughter, devoted sister, dedicated wife and mother who also became one of the most powerful forces protecting destitute women and vulnerable children in Sri Lanka. a pioneer in breaking traditional barriers […]

Enjoying being a teacher

Words : Sirohmi Gunesekera (Teacher, Attorney-at-Law and Researcher into Human Relations & The Family Unit) “I want you to listen carefully to the lesson. We are lucky to be able to have the class outside. First of all, think carefully and then write down what you think of a mango” said Mala. She said that […]

What Do You Know About ‘Organic Farming’?

Words : Mandulee Mendis Organic farming, is a widely practiced type of farming in Sri Lanka today. It is an agricultural system that uses ecologically based pest controls and biological fertilizers which are derived largely from animal and plant wastes. Currently trending organic farming was developed as a response to the environmental harm caused by […]

Madusha Ranaweera

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Outfits designed : Indi Yapa Abeywardena Hair : Shane Perera Makeup : Viran Jose Peters Madusha Ranaweera, Chief Marketing Officer at Bio Foods is passionate about going green and saving the planet and its people from harmful food products. Armed with a B.Sc. in Psychology and […]

Esala Perahera The Pride of Sri Lanka

Words : Mandulee Mendis  The period of Kandy Esala Perahera, could be called one of the periods Sri Lanka gleams with its beautiful heritage and history at its beat. Esala is also considered to be the beginning of the raining season when the monks commence their spiritual retreat. Also, this month is considered to be […]

Rehabilitation of inmates : Adding that missing part into their lives

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Photos : Rushiru Tharanga Once a person is convicted of a crime, he enters the prison premises with labels and tags. Even after going through an extensive rehabilitation process, society sees them as criminals for the rest of their lives. Last month, Sri Lanka witnessed how a death row inmate graduated […]

What to do this school vacation

Words : Mandulee Mendis A “road trip” Plan a fun road trip this school vacation and your kids will love it. Pick a nice route such as Colombo-Galle old road or Colombo-Puttlam main road where you can enjoy the ride with the lovely ocean breeze. Stop for pictures, sea baths and food. Book a few […]

Shani Diluka The world famous pianist from Monaco

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Hair & Make up : Hasini Gunasekera – Naturals Unisex Salon Born to Sri Lankan parents, discovered by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco and moulded into what she is today – She is the Beethoven of the 21st century. When I was contacted by the Embassy […]

Importance of Savings

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe When it comes to savings, the first thought that cross our minds is to save money. This is an important requirement as of today. Although many people don’t think about saving, it should be a habit that should pass on for generations. In our younger days, we used to save coins […]