The queuing calamities

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The dawn of 24th March saw a mass exodus of citizenry eager to leave the confines of their home and stock up on their fast-dwindling groceries. The curfew was officially lifted at 6 am but the eager beavers amongst us had already violated the curfew restrictions and formed queues outside the many supermarkets, grocers, boutiques, meat shops, pharmacies and anywhere that provisions were sold.

Working From Home

Entertainment

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to rethink their business practices completely as they have been asked to allow their employees to work from home during the lockdowns and the curfews. Without a doubt, many organizations and their employees will undoubtedly find themselves unwitting participants of this experiment. Will it force companies to rethink their strategies? Will it lead to more fruitful outcomes?

The world is recovering…

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There was a time when humans were in a rat race, trying to make ends meet, sticking to deadlines and ignoring life. There was no ‘Me’ time, no space for relationships and people started adjusting to a material world. Nature was hurt, exotic animals were sold for meat, trees were felled and the world was soon transforming into a bare land when one day, nature decided that it had reached an ultimatum. The result came in the form of ‘coronavirus’.

A place called Gonarezhou

Foreign travel

Situated in the southeastern corner of Zimbabwe, bordering Mozambique, lies a little known piece of paradise called the Gonarezhou National park.

Sangeet - Uniting Through Music

Entertainment

In a bid to introduce a new perspective to the world of choral music, the well-known choral directors Soundarie David Rodrigo, Founder of the Soul Sounds Academy and Sanjeev Jayaratnam, the Leader of The Revelations Academy of Performing Arts, have decided to launch an exclusive new group of mixed voices under the name ‘Sangeet’.

Arsikland - The Circle of Strife

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A brilliant musical by Feroze Kamardeen hit the boards last Friday chronicling the political journey to the polls by the two main presidential candidates Ajith Luvdasa (Vishan Gunawardane) and Choolabhaya Pusswedilla (Eshan Thillakasena). Just over 120 minutes of musical comedy engulfed the Lionel Wendt and entertained an audience who had temporarily allayed their corona fears to witness Kamardeen’s latest offering.

Child Force Troopers to Empower Children

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During early February, Minister Johnston Fernando said in Parliament that 142 cases of rape, 42 cases of serious sexual abuse and 54 cases of child abuse were reported within the first 15 days of 2020. While some would blame it on the lack of sex education in school curricula, one would really question whether this has any link to the backward and conservative society we continue to live in.

Buzz with Danu - Miuru Jayaweera

Buzz With Danu

Dr. Miuru Jayaweera (Phd) is an Internationally Certified & Registered Yoga Instructor. She is the Co-founder of Myrus Yoga & Fitness. The foundation of Dr. Jayaweera’s Yoga practice combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey supported by a combination of Iyengar and Krishnamacharya Schools or systems of Yoga.

WTF - K for Coffee

Life Columns

On WTF this week I visit Kaffeine BY RE.PUB.LK. The café is new in town. And if you work in the neighbourhood I’m sure you know it’s hard to get a decent cup of coffee. These guys filled that gap with a fabulous range of coffee all locally brewed. I sat down to have a small chat with the founders of this cool place, Rukshan Meegahage and Kumara Chandrasena.

The Ravages of Ragging

Youth

Pasindu Hirushan was a bright eyed fresher walking through the gates of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura full of hopes and dreams about his future. Today, he’s fighting for his life. Widely purported to be the result of ragging, Hirushan is certainly not the first to face the dire consequence of it, but will he be the last?

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