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Kite Season in Sri Lanka

The beloved sport of designing and flying a kite has become so ingrained into our blood that it has become far more than a...

Where to Beat the Heat When in Galle

Galle is an architectural gem of a city that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The colonial town has...

Red Harvest – Joe Schreiber

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies....

The Star Touched Queen- Roshani Chokshi

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her...

Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers...

An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not...

Altar Ego – Kathy Lette

'Query. Would it be a serious breach of etiquette to run out on my own wedding?' This is the question Becky Steele asks herself...

Not On My Bus: Fighting Everyday Harassment

Sexual harassment is something that is no longer hidden under the rug. A woman’s body is her own right, not an object to be...

Sri Lanka’s “Green” Carbon Tax: Who Does It Really Benefit?

The Government has introduced a revised carbon tax through the 2019 budget to generate about $14 million a year in revenue. Older and hybrid...

Archaeological Findings in Sri Lankan Rainforest Challenge Ideas of Evolution

Humans conquered a Sri Lankan rainforest 45,000 years ago!Modern humans have colonized nearly every inch of this globe - surviving deserts to tropical forests...

The Eco-friendly Tuk Tuk: An Invention by Engineer Sasiranga De Silva

Countries all across the world are combatting issues against land, air, and water pollution, as well as global warming. Sri Lanka is no exception....

The Virgin Widow – Anna O’Brien

Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest power-broker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political...