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A photographic exhibition, organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China, and to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries, was held in the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural City of Pingyao in Shanxi Province, China from 19th to 25th September 2017. Pingyao is renowned [...]

The Life’s Library Of Jude Gayantha Perera

By Tia Goonaratna Being in the presence of Jude Gayantha Perera can be compared to being bathed in the morning sunshine after a good swim; warm, radiating… It leaves you with a sigh of bliss. A creative consultant for the better part of his day, Jude combines his passion for fashion and makes others happy [...]

Thrill Of The Kill

By Tia Goonaratna Mr Mercedes by Stephen King is nothing like the King we know. This is not a spine-tingling horror of killer clowns or rabid dogs; it’s not supernatural powers of a fire starter or telekinetic girl who goes to the prom. Some might even say this is not a Stephen King book.  If [...]

Books That Might Have Slipped Through

Just as we introduce new books for you to read, here are some ‘classics’ (or should have been) from before. David Beckham – My Side by David Beckham with Tom Watt (2003) If you are a Manchester United fan, then chances are you have read this book. However, this book is recommended to anyone who [...]

The 10 Year Tantrum

Tantrum is a big name in the Sri Lankan music industry, performing locally and internationally, known to youngsters just coming into the scene and the faithful fans. It is a given that they bring the skull crushing riffs and melodic mood onto the stage fired up by a manic energy. This year, as they celebrate [...]

The Life’s Library Of Mahil Goonaratna

By Tia Goonaratna Mahil Goonaratna is one of the few that got away in the world of tourism. In his years at the Ceylon Tourist Board from 1984 to 2006, he worked as the Assistant Director and then as the International Director – Europe overlooking the Sri Lankan tourism section in 11 countries such as [...]

Inca Mummy Girl

Xander: Okay, I have something to tell you. And it’s kind of a secret, and it’s a little bit scary. I like you. A lot. And I want you to go to with me the dance. Xander: Well, because you never know if a girl’s gonna say “yes”, or if… she’s gonna laugh in your [...]

Women Around Me

By Tia Goonaratna Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore is a collection of eight brilliant stories mixing the good plot lines with remarkable writing. She writes about the ‘human experience’ of women ranging from young, married, parents, divorced to single women talking about everyday experiences with more insight. There are some male heroes in the stories, [...]

Books That Might Have Slipped Through

By Tia Goonaratna Just as we introduce new books for you to read, here are some ‘classics’ (or should have been) from before. Resurrection Dreams by Richard Laymon (1989) Richard Laymon is a brilliant horror writer. Let that sink in a bit. If you like the stories of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and James Herbert [...]

Funky Fish Got Techno Beats

Shiran-Ta has been in the scene for a while with epic hits such as ‘Bajauwa’, ‘Arugam Bay’ and ‘Kotthu Man’. It has been a great year for him on YESFM Home Grown with four of his songs reaching the number one spot. His secret for keeping his appearance is just being himself, delivering what the [...]

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