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Zinara Rathnayake

Zinara Rathnayake is an independent journalist and a creative based in Asia. She writes about travel, food, and culture. Her work has appeared in BBC Travel, The New Zealand Herald, Atlas Obscura, and others. Find her on Twitter: @Zin10SantaFe

Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine

For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.

Zinara Rathnayake

February 24, 2021

The Revival of Sri Lanka's Kithul Palm Treacle

The sweet vegan syrup is evolving from a dessert sweetener to a condiment in savory dishes and boozy drinks.

Zinara Rathnayake

November 12, 2020

Rishi Naleendra, Michelin Star-Chef, Spotlights Sri Lankan Cuisine

A "short brown guy from a small island" shared his native food with the world — and they ate it up.

Zinara Rathnayake

September 25, 2020

The Rise of Male Belly Dancers

Indian men are blurring gender lines and embracing belly dance as a form of expression.

Zinara Rathnayake

August 06, 2020

How We Get the Job Done: Ayush Kejriwal

Ayush Kejriwal's unconventional models and uniquely patterned saris have helped the Glasgow-based fashion designer command an Instagram following of 185k+.

Zinara Rathnayake

May 27, 2019


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