Creative Placemaking. Colombo

Jan. 25, 2012, 12:36 a.m. creative placemaking , urban arts

Another side of Urban Arts The Independence Square has been converted into one good example of Urban Arts or Creative Placemaking, as I wrote about a few weeks ago. Enjoying the luxury of a few minutes at the new-look Independence Square however reminded me of the inequality in our society and that ...

Mahagama Sekera

Jan. 18, 2012, 1:43 a.m.

A Halo for Sekara 36 years ago on the January 14th, one of the greatest "artists" in our country passed away. I use the term artist not because he was just a painter, but because he created music by his paintings, paintings by his poems and lyrics, symphonies by his novels, short stories, children's ...

Mark Twain

Jan. 15, 2012, 1:15 p.m. Mark Twain

'Two Fathoms Deep' Samuel Clemens While readers are on waiting lists for the print edition I had the good fortune to download the 'Autobiography of Mark Twain' onto my Kindle and start reading. It cost me only $ 4.99. If and when the printed edition comes to Sri Lanka, it would cost a few thousand r ...

Poetic Licence and Religious Tolerance

Jan. 4, 2012, 5:46 a.m.

Poetic License and Religious Tolerance Among all religions, the tolerance displayed by the Christian Church regarding the poetic license used by writers, artists and film makers about the Gospels and Jesus Christ stands out as an example to all other religious institutions. More research has been do ...