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Mythifying the Startup

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Myth is not just the stuff of novels. It is a living, breathing phenomenon that transmits through people, shaping and defining their lives. All countries and peoples have myths. So do companies and startups.

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Dear Boston, Stay Strong

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We Sri Lankans know too much about bombs. As a people recovering from a thirty-year long bloody terrorist war, we’re familiar with the many agonies they bring to innocent lives. Our hearts are with you Bostonians, as you face this meaningless tragedy.

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Swing It Like Sunil

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The Sinhala-Tamil New Year is just a few weeks away, and this is the time when swings start showing up at Sri Lankan homes and gardens. Today I met Sunil Monarawila, an entrepreneur from Gampaha who runs a small business creating swings for both children and adults.

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Art on the Line

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Before the imposing Nelum Pokuna theatre became a landmark, before Colombo had begun its ambitious facelift, even before the end of war, the artists were there. They came from all parts of Sri Lanka, and exhibited their work by the road, then called Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, now Nelum Pokuna Road.

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Death to the trees

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During my pre-teen years, I read a lot. From Enid Blyton books to magazines, I always had something made of dead trees in my hand. I had an active imagination, and books appealed to me because they allowed me to create a and inhabit a world of my own, even if it was just for an afternoon.

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