A navigator of many a business climate

One of Sri Lanka’s most respected corporate leaders, Hemaka Amarasuriya, calls for the inherent Sri Lankan spirit in every sphere to be taken to the next level through collective visionary thinking. The past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Amarasuriya moots bridging the gap between the state and the private sector to sustain the …

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Imthiaz Bakeer Markar- A man for many seasons

“If we are to look out for differences and create a rift rather than finding similar grounds propagated by the four great faiths this land is nourished by, we are going to be stagnating forever”- Imthiaz Bakeer Markar. The tri-lingual orator, lawyer, scholar and a politician of a different stock, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is a …

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Running a race like no other

“After my accident, I realized that what matters is not a person’s limbs but the mental courage to face life”- Kumudu Priyanka, National Para Athlete and an employee at the MAS Intimates Unichela Panadura. With a wealth of international exposure at para-athletic meets including Asian Games and Asia Pacific Games, Kumudu’s list of medals runs …

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Playing innings the Lankan way

Promising young cricketer Roshan Mahanama was mentored by his parents, to leave the playing field at the end of the day with ‘collars down’ and walk away as any other ordinary Sri Lankan boy would. His gurus at Nalanda College and his first cricket coach, Mr. Nelson Mendis spurred his upbringing founded on humility.

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A Father’s lessons in law and life

“He was a mahakalu Sinhalaya who would return home from courts and be in his sarong and banyan on the verandah with his clients, political associates and later in the day, immerse in his writing. Being the lover of children that he was, daddy would prop us on his shoulders,” fondly recollects Manouri Muttetuwegama of her father, the late Dr. Colvin R. de Silva.

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