Features

Ruk Rakaganno & Kamini’s War to save Sinharajah- a Tribute

Kamini Vitharana’s fight for Sinharaja, which she waged since her days at the University of Colombo would be the only flicker of hope for the then mysterious region of thick rainforests called Siharaja Adaviya.

Herge', Tintin & a near stop in Colombo

In the book Cigars of the Pharaoh, Tintin almost made it to Colombo but his plans were derailed as he got caught up in an adventure halfway through his journey.

The enduring story of Leonard Woolf & The Village in the Jungle

It has been over 100 dears since The Village in the Jungle was published, a story which vividly portrays the constant battle the villagers have with the jungle. The life of its writer Leonard Woolf who served in the Civil Service in colonial Ceylon is as enduring as his book.

“Be strong,don’t lose heart,” says TV personality Susantha Chandramali as she speaks on her experience with breast cancer

Susantha Chandramali (56) who has overcome the traumatizing experience of having undergone a surgery to remove the lump on her left breast says she has come out of it stronger and wants to share her story with women all over the world and in particular with women in Sri Lanka.

Che Guevara’s visit to Ceylon & the sugar connection

One of the people Che Guevara visited on his brief visit to Ceylon was James T. Rutnam of Colombo, who imported sugar from a company called Galban Lobo Trading Company based in Havana.

Chekhov in Ceylon: Did he leave behind any descendants?

EF.C. Ludowyk (1906–1985), Professor of English of the University of Ceylon, author, critic & playwright wrote on the visit of Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov to Ceylon in 1890 for the Times of Ceylon Annual of 1957. The Daily Post reproduces the article for its readers.

As the hunter becomes the hunted,Sri Lanka needs an urgent & dedicated strategy to protect & restore the leopard population in the country

The Sri Lankan leopard is the topmost predator in the island. But with numbers most probably under 700 ,its status is under severe threat with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declaring our ‘panthera pardus kotiya’ as a highly vulnerable species.