Anne-Marie Mediwake

More often than not the first person many Canadians see on TV is the smiling face of Anne-Marie Mediwake the vivacious co-host of CTVís Your Morning programme. Of British and Sri Lankan heritage, Anne-Marie moved to Canada as a young child with her family.

    Kamal Chunchie

Kamal Athon Chunchie was a Methodist minister and the founder of ĎThe Coloured Menís Instituteí in Tidal Basin Road, Victoria Docks, Canning Town, East London. He was the eldest of nine children born in Ceylon to parents of Malay origin.

    A chic sanctuary - Maya

Just outside of Tangalle near the islandís south coast is Maya, a beautifully secluded boutique hotel in a hybrid colonial-contemporary style. Maya (or illusion in Sanskrit) is situated in two acres of tropical gardens, overlooking lush verdant rice paddies.