Colombo

Qadri Ismail: In Memoriam

Photo courtesy of UMN CLA Prof. Ismail (Qadri) was one of the earliest champions of Groundviews, and over the years, one of its best critics and contributors. Qadri and I met infrequently,…

Colombo, Culture

Upeka: A Life in Dance

Photo courtesy of Lukshman Nadaraja Acclaimed traditional dancer Upeka Chitrasena marked her 70th birthday on May 21. When did you first realise you wanted to be a dancer? I have absolutely no…