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Deana Claessen

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“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...

People’s Daily, China names Sri Lanka ‘Top Global Safety Destination for...

Wandering travelers are often drawn to the lush forests, picturesque landscapes and coveted heritage sites Sri Lanka takes pride in. The beach holidays, however,...

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a...

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast...