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Out of the Blue by Howard Martenstyn

If you ask Independent Marine Researcher Howard Martenstyn where his commitment to marine life and research comes from, the answer is simple. It runs...

Families of the Disappeared – Still Missing, 9 Years Later

Enforced disappearances have been plaguing the country long before the war started and continued on even after the savage civil conflicts were put to...

Breaking down Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Countless women (and occasionally, men!) suffer from this plight. Many are simply ignorant, misinformed or lack the resources...

“Young people should be given a space to talk about their...

A subject heavily shamed under the scrutiny of stigma and far too often swept under the rug is that of mental health. Subtle -...

Protecting the Ozone Layer – Is Sri Lanka doing its part?

More than thirty years have passed since the discovery of a life-threatening hole in the sky. Thirty years of international collaboration and hard work...

Lankan Literacy – Adapting to the 21st Century

Today marks the commemoration of International Literacy Day.Literacy no longer completely means a person’s ability to read and write. This is a very base...

Breaking Boundaries with CrossFit Ceylon

Right in the heart of Colombo is where you'll find the latest addition to Lanka's fitness community, CrossFit Ceylon. Having got the chance to...

Celebrating the Art of Typography with AkuruCON

Typography, an art that often goes underappreciated, will be a cause for celebration this upcoming Saturday (1st September) where AkuruCON, an annual conference featuring...

Jane Unwrapped – Kate Rooper and Leah Rooper

Fluorine uranium carbon potassium. Jane's experiment really went wrong this time. After a fatal accident, teen scientist Jane becomes the first modern-day...mummy. Waking up...

Ban on Glyphosate lifted – are we willing to risk it?

In recent months, the word ‘Glyphosate’ has caused quite a disturbance in the community. Environmentalists cry out in outrage and most citizens remain troubled,...

The Palace Job – Patrick Weekes

The most powerful man in the republic framed her, threw her in prison, and stole a priceless elven manuscript from her family.With the help...

‘The Frozen Fire’ creates history for Sri Lanka at the Oscars...

Over the past two decades Sri Lanka has proffered a mere two films to the Academy Awards. In the hopes of getting a prestigious...