Some of our most notorious criminals have incredibly misleading names.
Dating back to the 1940s, Hasthigiri Bakery, is a second-generation family business that makes fresh bread in one of the few authentic wood-fired ovens left in Colombo. Hasthigiri is run by Suranthi de Silva, the only female bakery owner in the Sri Lanka Bakery Owner Association.
Kumudu Prasanna created history by winning the first-ever gold medal at a kickboxing tournament in Thailand. Prasanna now supplies raw koththu rotty to hotels in Horana. His biggest fight now is to make ends meet.
Lotus Tower Colombo, the tallest tower in South Asia was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena on September 16 2019. The tower will consist of a telecommunication museum, restaurant, conference halls, an auditorium, luxury hotel rooms, ballrooms and an observation gallery.
We give out our personal data—names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses and National Identity Card (NIC) numbers to anyone who asks us for it, without a second thought. Laws relating to the protection of personal data are non-existent. After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica breach, shouldn’t we be asking ourselves how safe our personal data is and how can we protect it better?
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