Virtual Fashion Influencers
MEET THE NEXT GEN FASHIONISTAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO CHANNEL THEIR SARI LOOK WITH PRIDE
MALEENA RAJAPAKSHA, IN TRAINING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
TINY PRETTY THINGS JOSH PYMAN
PLAYING THE ROLE OF ‘DEV RANAWEERA’ IN HIT NETFLIX SERIES TINY PRETTY THINGS, ACTOR JOSH PYMAN OF MIXED SRI LANKAN AND AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE IS SMOKING HOT ON AND OFF SCREEN IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TINA EDWARD GUNAWARDHANA, JOSH SHARES HIS STORY OF LIFE AS A JOBBING ACTOR
BROADCASTER AND JOURNALIST, MARIELLA FROSTRUP HAS HAD HER FINGER ON THE CULTURAL PULSE OF BRITAIN FOR THE LAST THIRTY YEARS. FROM BEING A BBC RADIO 4 PRESENTER AND SKY BOOK SHOW HOST TO A BOOKER PRIZE JUDGE AND MOTHER OF TWO, MARIELLA FROSTRUP TAKES THE HOTSEAT AS OUR WORLD TRAVELLER
THE Siren FROM Geylon
BEWITCHING BEAUTY AND TOP BRITISH MODEL NINA DYER WAS BORN IN CEYLON IN 1930. A MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN JETSET, NINA MARRIED TWO OF THE RICHEST MEN IN THE WORLD: BARON THYSSEN AND PRINCE AGA KHAN
Escape to Kalkudah PARADISE AT KARPAHA SANDS
Deep in the unexplored eastern coast of Sri Lanka, an oasis of luxury named Karpaha Sands holds sway with grandeur and finesse.
BASED ON GEORGE BERNARD SHAW’S PLAY THE MILLIONAIRESS, GEHAN COORAY’S FILM THE BILLIONAIRE WINS ACCLAIMED BURBANK AWARD IN HOLLYWOOD
Lois London’s alluring new collection
ROSH KUMARASINGHE LAUNCHES HER NEW BRAND BEAUTYBYROSH COSMETICS AND SKINCARE LINE
Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka Natalee Fernando
Defining beauty with a purpose.
Sri Lankan born professional changing the game for women in it.
Empowering Women Through Fashion Sthri Collective By Selyn
In a bold move to empower women through fashion, Sri Lanka’s first Fairtrade Certified handloom company launched the Sthri Collective. Selyna Peiris- Wanduragala the force behind the STHRI Collective joined forces with her mother Sandra, the founder of Selyn, to create this collection of chic handloom clothing which promises to empower the women who weave and the women who wear Selyn.
Lovi Ceylon Debuts In Paris
Continuing their journey to introduce the sarong to the world, Lovi Ceylon launched their new collection to much acclaim at TexWorld Paris during the Paris Fashion Week. While in Paris the Lovi Ceylon show was witnessed by Jean-Paul Donald-Potard a childhood friend of Jean Paul Gaultier who joined forces with the iconic designer to set up a global fashion empire. Jean-Paul Donald-Potard was so taken with the silhouette of the sarong and Lovi Ceylon Founder, Asanka De Mel’s vision, that a visit to Sri Lanka to explore a possible collaboration between the two is on the cards. Asanka De Mel is dogged in his determination to make the sarong an outfit of choice for not only Sri Lankans but for gentlemen around the world. By showcasing his collection in Paris, Lovi Ceylon is one step closer in their journey to global domination.
Karen Usha Gray
Classical singer and musician unleashing her dulcet tones.
A Celebrated Doyen Of The Arts In Ceylon Lionel Wendt
A central figure of cultural life and founder member of the Colombo ‘43 group of Sri Lankan artists.
Swarna Mallawarachchi: The Wonder Woman Of The Silver Screen
Celebrating 50 Years In Sinhala Cinema
Nepal's First Billionaire Binod Chaudhary
Trailblazing entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist, visionary and true friend of Sri Lanka, Binod Chaudhary, is an institution in himself. The first and only billionaire from Nepal listed in the Forbes list, Binod Chaudhary was inspired by his industrious father and always dreamed of becoming a very big industrialist in Nepal. His company the Chaudhary Group is the biggest transnational conglomerate in Nepal. Today the Chaudhary Group consists of nearly 80 companies spanning 5 continents with 60 brands in more than 30 countries. An inspiring visionary Binod Chaudhary is a follower of his gut instinct. This led him to investing in Sri Lanka when the country was in flames and now he is reaping the dividends in terms of friendship and finances.
Making her mark in a very male dominated industry, children’s furniture designer Sameera Ameer is adept at holding her own. Based in Dubai, Sameera is emerging as a notable children’s furniture designer. A graduate from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Academy of Design, Sameera founded Wild Child Designz, a bespoke furniture line aimed specifically at children along with providing a high end interior design service. Having launched her initial collection in 2014, Sameera has handcrafted unique pieces which capture and ignite the fantastical imagination of children. Working hard to be a role model for her two young daughters, it is to the credit of this young mumtreprenuer that she has launched her own successful business in a male dominated environment in the Middle East. With plans of going global, Sameera is breaking the mold and blazing a trail in her chosen career.
Sculpting The Body Beautiful
Dumindha, Anuruddha And Migara Launching The Movement Colombo Exclusively For Ladies
Legendary Architect Moshe Safdie- The Genius Behind Altair
Celebrated architect, the author of 4 books, numerous essays and lecturer, Israeli born, Canadian educated and United Stated based Moshe Safdie is a quintessential global citizen who has been widely recognised for his influence on the built environment. His projects can be found in North and South America, the Middle East and throughout Asia and in Australia, spanning across a wide range of typologies including airports, museums, performing art spaces, libraries, houses and entire cities. His body of work over 50 years includes Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Kauffman Centre for the Performing Arts in Kansas City and Habitat 67 in Montreal, which he designed when he was 24 years old. Considered a luminary in the field of architecture, Safdie is the genius behind the Altair project in Sri Lanka. On completion Altair will comprise of a distinguishing 63 storey leaning tower and a tall 68 storey vertical tower. Altair will have 400 luxury apartments that offer spectacular views of the Beira Lake, the Indian Ocean and the city of Colombo. Intended to be a one of its kind development in South Asia in terms of architectural design, structural engineering and living experience, Altair ’s 1.5 million square feet of high-end eco friendly living space will be supported by upmarket retail space.
Capturing Emotions Of Humanity: Jayantha Silva
I have been an artist since childhood.
An African Odyssey
Bitten by wanderlust, father and son duo adrian and jaikishen jeyasingha undertook an epic journey spanning 10 countries across the African continent. Having shipped their 1997 Land Cruiser from Sri Lanka to South Africa, they travelled a total distance of 15,000 kilometers over 60 days. Starting their journey from South Africa they travelled through Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Djibouti with zero breakdowns! Driving on average of 7-8 hours a day they explored the African wilderness taking in the beauty of the wild terrain and cultural spectrum.
Adrenalin Junkies- Jayanthi And Johann Summiting Mount Everest On An Adventure Of A LifeTime
Taking a giant leap of faith Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala made history as the first Sri Lankan to reach the summit of Mount Everest, while her climbing partner Johann Peries was denied the chance due to a technicality, he too has earned the respect of the nation for his attempt at summiting Mount Everest. Realising a lifelong ambition this duo with a penchant for mountaineering all over the world has shown Sri Lanka a glimpse of what teamwork is all about. If lessons can be learnt from this amazing feat it is how Johann supported Jayanthi in her quest to conquer Mount Everest when the odds were against him. A fantastic achievement, it was indeed a united Sri Lanka that celebrated when Jayanthi unfurled the Sri Lankan flag on top of Mount Everest, a first for her and a first for Sri Lanka.