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CAPTAINS' TALES: To lead beyond limits


England had been magnificent throughout the tournament. The question was by how much would they win? South Africa had lost a match in the preliminary round, but fought their way through. Theirs had been a grueling journey. Then came the Final. They were inspired. Driven by tempestuous force, they took England’s breath away and so stormed into the realms of Rugby legend. There, at their head, was Siya Kolisi, the first Black Captain of his country to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy, from impoverished beginnings to Champion of the World, from hunger to honour, from orphaned youth to Captain of a proud team of sporting warriors, from diversity to unity; to borrow from that very English Bard, surely they now "…are such stuff as dreams are made on"?Read More...

Are you breathing free?


The air quality index levels have risen in the South Asian region, indicating severe air pollution; and for the first time Colombo has made it to the news that it is not a safe place to breathe in. The smog in Colombo has alerted the public who were ea...

Fashion Soiree at Ramani’s show

Christmas Cake and memories


In late November the sojourn to Pettah is a must for me, prior to Christmas.

My destination the connecting lane between the entrance to Sea Street, a part of Bankshall Street, with its profusion of stalls selling dried fish. This was where Co...

A programme to commemorate Lionel Wendt on the 75th anniversary of his death


The Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund (LWMF) together with the ESME Trust plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of Lionel Wendt on 19th December 2019 at the Lionel Wendt Memorial Theatre, at 7pm, with a programme on Lionel Wendt, Harold Peiri...

Confetti nail art for the festive season

Promoting people-centric physicians


The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates said ‘it is more important to know what sort of person has the disease than to know what sort of diseases a person has.’ The Community Attachment Programme (CAP) initiated by the Community Stream of the F...

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