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Oh! Colombo - Suicide Crisis

The world is quite aware of the growing rate of suicides. The recent suicides of world renown rich and famous celebrities prove that on...

Oh! Colombo

The talk of the town this week has been the birthday celebration held at the Shangri-La last week.

That Loathsome Socialite

Colombo’s so-called society is built of mostly un-refined people from many ethnic backgrounds. They are unlike those who come from g...

Valentine for Vulentines

That special day dedicated for love is round the corner. The excitement has not built up due to the local government elections since s...

The Literary week-end

Galle was certainly a buzz last week with the excitement of the annual literary festival, an event founded in 2005 by Anglo-Australian ...

Cheers to a fabulous 2018

There is no happier season for people, especially for those in the city, as the merry month of December. Most of the favourite Christma...

Christmas in the Air

Christmas is upon us and all Christians, rich and poor, are thrilled at this time of year and celebrate the birth of Christ in the best...

Making a difference

There is a great song titled “What a Difference a Day Makes,” which could easily be applied when it comes to crowds.

Urban Jungle

With concrete apartments in this city, sprouting up like mushrooms during the rainy season, there is a group of Colombo’s population ...

Humorous

It was owing to the petrol hullabaloo that I used some tri-shaws and cab services this past week to get to and from a few meetings and ...

Insincerity

Colombo is full of green-eyed monsters and two-faced people. The insincerity around this city is incomparable to most places. Social me...

Those Big Portions

Trixie called me this morning to relate this absolutely funny story. Strangely, being in the food industry, her story was something I ...

Slander

With the increasing availability of networks and social media at relatively no cost and reach and accessible by a varying and wide audi...

That Sri Lankan Smile

I distinctly remember a poster, many years ago, promoting Sri Lanka with the slogan “A smile is worth a thousand words.”

Good Times

Throughout our lives we meet and make friends with many. The years go by and we finds that we have kept up our friendships with a few ...

The Diamond Dream

There is nothing like receiving a gift of jewellery and if part of it is in the form of a diamond then it is a bonus, especially when t...

Who is Mr “Be”?

It was a long overdue visit to Trixie. Having visited Europe throughout the Summer, she was now back home, happily settled in with her...

Opinions

Society in general is so messed up that people compete silently for the funniest and strangest of reasons and things. The self-made, wh...

Beauty Pageants

Many years ago, it used to be an event that most people looked forward to attend the annual Miss Sri Lanka contest where a line-up of t...

Oh! Colombo : Being Stylish

Style is all about how you express yourself. It does not mean that you can go and have the current trendy haircut, wear what is fashio...

Oh! Colombo- Acceptance

The various ways we are recognised (and recognise others) play an important role in shaping our quality of life. Recognition can help f...

Jetwing Hospitality

It was an enjoyable weekend with friends when a group of us decided to visit Dambulla allowing for some of the group to see the elephan...

Handing out awards

We may be short of many things in Colombo but certainly not where entertainment is concerned. This entertainment does not come in the ...

Ageing gracefully

A tourist bus pulled up at a five star Hotel in Colombo. When the tired passengers got off the bus and entered the busy Hotel lobby th...