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The Story Behind The Burghers Of Sri Lanka

The proud descendants of the Dutch and Portuguese colonies of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Burghers have been a part of Sri Lanka…

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Remarkable Sri Lankan Scientists The World Knows But We Don’t

Many of us are well aware of Newton, Einstein, Curie and Hawking, and their contributions to science. But how much do we know about…

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Anne Ranasinghe: In Memoriam

Editor’s note: Sri Lanka’s English literary circles have lost a great icon in the passing away of poet and writer, Anne Ranasinghe. In commemorating…

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The Paynter Behind Some Of Sri Lanka’s Finest Art

The chapel at S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia is, without exaggeration, the finest feature of the school premises. Displaying Byzantine (Later Roman) architecture, the…

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Nandani’s Overcrowded Dog Shelter

Not many people may notice an ageing widow who lives on her own in a decrepit house outside of the city, and looks after…

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Pandit Amaradeva: A Life In Music

To most Sri Lankans, the name “Amaradeva” is as familiar as the voice of the man who carried it. Pandit W. D. Amaradeva, who…

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In The Mind Of A Master(Chef)

Earlier this year, Roar’s Australia Correspondent, Kelum Wijewardena, met up with Masterchef 2011 finalist, Kumar Pereira (who is currently touring Sri Lanka) in Melbourne,…

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Meet The Man Behind Sri Lanka’s First Sinhala-English Web Dictionary

Bertolt Brecht once lamented, “unhappy is the land that needs heroes.” He was correct in one sense: the prevalence of mediocrity. There’s so much…

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Roar AMA Featuring JehanR: The Responses

Here are the responses to Roar’s first A.M.A. featuring none other than Lanka’s very own YouTube celebrity. Enjoy!

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Knox-Knox: Robert Was Here!

Have you ever read a book about a place you’ve never seen? Did you find yourself being enthralled by its vivid descriptions of creatures…

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Roar AMA: Featuring JehanR

Ever wondered if Sri Lanka’s most beloved YouTube celebrity preferred plain tea to milk tea? Or manioc chips over isso vadey? Perhaps you’ve stayed…

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Video: Sri Lanka’s Lesser Known Minority: The Kaffirs

We recently published a photo story on Sri Lanka’s Kaffir community in Puttalam. Our photographer, Thiva Arunagirinathan, was also able to capture some beautiful…