Owl Opinions Why Independence Still Matters to Me
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Welcome to Owl Muses

A collection of thought provoking opinions, outbursts & creativity
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Owl Opinions

The ‘Kaduwa’ and the Sri Lankan Post Colonial Hangover

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For many who aren’t familiar with the Sri Lanka university system and its lingo, the ‘kaduwa’ would mean sword. But ‘kaduwa’ or ‘kadda’ as...
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Owl Opinions

What a Multi-religious Upbringing Taught Me

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I grew up in a household that did not practice one faith. And I am glad. Probably the best thing that happened to me....
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Owl Poetry & Prose

It is Well with my Soul

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‘It is well with my soul’…how I long to say this. When one reaches that...
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Owl Poetry & Prose

Hansi & Ramya – Mothers, Lovers

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Hansi was sweeping the garden with an ekel broom when a Defender drove up and...
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Owl Opinions

What it Takes to Survive…

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These days is about survival. We are all surviving or at least trying to. Covid...
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Owl Poetry & Prose

Sunday – the South West Monsoon

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Sunday. Funday apparently. The South West monsoon has set in so the gloom of rain...
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Owl Opinions

Survival with Integrity Lost or Be the Pariah and Die with Dignity?

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Calling in favours, pulling all strings (and flings), flexing power and basking in privilege seems...
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Owl Poetry & Prose

Perhaps We Should Have Been Just Friends…

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Perhaps we should have been just friends. You know. Not crossed that bloody line. That...
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Owl Opinions

“You Didn’t See Me” & “My Parents Don’t Know”

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Often when  I have been out at night at a bar, restaurant, night club, I...
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Owl Poetry & Prose

A Heartburn Kind of Day…

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Mondays are somehow never a source of joy for anyone who does a 9 to...
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Owl Opinions

The Fragile Male Ego on the Streets of Colombo

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Wrath, frustration, bullying and intimidation are just a few of the things you will meet...
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Owl Poetry & Prose

Fat Hopes

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Wounded lips Enlarged hips A week of splurging on kevum, kokis Ah what bliss when...
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Owl Poetry & Prose

Demons Today

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Today the demons They are at bay On many nights they oft come out to...
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Culinary Adventures

A Family Story About Biscuit Pudding

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Our family has always been into desserts. Anything sweet really. Anything food. Hence what has...
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    Meet Lilanka
    “what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
    An eclectic personality with a penchant for creativity, Lilanka is an old soul who loves life, laughter and stepping off the beaten track. She finds joy in nature, travelling and venting her existential frustrations via her writing while calming her body with food and her soul with music. Her motto is – “what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
    A collection of eclectic expressions from life according to Lilanka Botejue. From her creative outbursts and passionate views to her love for nature, food, music and archaeology, Owl Muses is an attempt to capture these moments in time.