Our November cover story is ‘So Special’ and we certainly think the subject matter is such, as we hope you too will feel the power and inspiration behind the stories and interviews we share. The subject matter of Special Needs is a wide one, so large and complex that LT can only strive to give you a brief overview, and we have chosen to keep it happy, as we share the positive energy that we received from some very special individuals. We sincerely thank the institutions, parents and children who stepped forward to share their personal stories so that LT could contribute toward awareness.

We are introducing two new regular features this month. ‘Arts & Culture’ this month offers a preview of the upcoming Colombo Art Biennale 2016, held at multiple locations between the 2nd and the 20th of December. Titled ‘Conceiving Space’, this Biennale will see 67 local and international artists showcasing their work. Our second ‘new’ feature is the return of the LT Music column. We are keeping it away from mainstream pop as writer Shafni Awam explores Sri Lanka’s developing Hip Hop scene, in an article titled ‘Beats,Rhymes and Pol Sambol’.

We also ‘Escape’ to the hilltops of Digana to review a small luxury villa aptly named Sky Pavilion. Our wildlife feature explores the natural heritage of Uda Walawe National Park. As with all true wildlife enjoyment, we urge our readers to be considerate when visiting, not to disturb the environment, and certainly avoid leaving your imprint behind.

Happy reading!