The Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, famed as the ‘father of tropical modernism’, still inspires worldwide acclaim 15 years after his death. The focus of this reverence is the magnificent Lunuganga pastoral estate near Bentota on the south-western littoral, which Bawa lovingly created over 50 years.
The second series of the hit British TV series The Good Karma Hospital being filmed in Sri Lanka is proving to be a big tourist attraction. And for one star-struck UK couple it meant a coveted walk-on part as extras after meeting the show’s star Amanda Redman and the rest of the cast.
Beautiful and extraordinary pictures of Sri Lanka by Italian photographer Giacomo Bruno are featured on his own website and that of Phoblographer—The Psychology of Creative Photography.
The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times in Florida reports how a young girl whose parents are from Sri Lanka has published ‘Sri Lanka: Through My Eyes’, a labour of love and story of passion and compassion by Anuksha Wickramasinghe, a 15-year-old sophomore at the exclusive Berkeley Preparator School.
Sri Lanka is rapidly gaining a reputation for high-flyers who are honing the cutting edges of IT, business innovation and the full spectrum of creative industries.
Latest in the spotlight is 26-year-old Sheree Atcheson, who was recently named one of 35 Most Influential Women in UK Technology by Computer Weekly.
It was enough to bring out the poet in Irish travel writer John Masterson when he arrived in Sri Lanka, “a technicolour country that brings into sharp focus the pluses and minuses of progress”.