Nicole Scherzinger and Sun Siyam brought together by Imran Saibo’s Funtime

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,328 views  |  

Clued in Sri Lankans and fans might already have read about international pop icon Nicole Scherzinger’s recent performance for the launch of the Sun Siyam resort brand, much covered by tabloids and websites the world over. But, the most fascinating aspect of this story, especially if you are Sri Lankan, is the fact that the entirety of this globally prominent event was put together by a local company, Imran Saibo’s Funtime. A company that not only had the experience, but also the required creative spark, to successfully bring together and manage all the elements essential to host this truly sensational evening with A-list singer/songwriter Nicole, featuring all the pomp, pageantry and artistry... 


A night of Thai with cultural performers at the Spices

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  259 views  |  

Thai food has always been a favourite cuisine amongst locals as well as foreigners who visit Sri Lanka. The rich aroma and delicate spices all blended in perfect harmony giving sheer pleasure to any food connoisseur who loves good food. Hilton Colombo’s Spices restaurant together with the Royal Thai Embassy of Sri Lanka will host a Thai food festival from 06 to 15 June during dinner. Two guest Chefs flown in from Condrad Bangkok, Nipa Rungpae and Valika Namsonthi together with the skillful fruit carver, Natta Pon are geared to present an authentic Thai experience. The food will do the talking during this promotion, from the famous Tom Yam Goon to Pad Thai, Kuay Tiew (noodle soup), chicken and... 


‘Escape’: Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  229 views  |  

Escape – an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke will be held over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo 07. This fourth exhibition by the artist features around 150 line drawings and paintings with poster colour on paper and brings to life an interesting series of landscapes, ‘treescapes’ and ‘colourscapes’ with a rogues’ gallery and an escape into fantasy in between. Very much a self-taught artist, Priya Goonetilleke says her greatest inspiration was her father the art critic, journalist and diplomat the late L.P. Goonetilleke. Regular visitors to the Goonetilleke home at Dehiwela were his close friends the late... 


For the love of music

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  174 views  |  

Naik Muhammad Kakar and Rozina Karak (of the remote Loralai District of Pakistan) who had been following the Ceylon Radio, Music Program for the past 30 years are visiting Sri Lanka to convey their appreciation to the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Qasim Qureshi hosted them today along with SLBC Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe and his music program team. Here the High Commissioner and Pakistani Officers are seen with the delegates and the SLBC team.  Read More →


Launching of ‘Deshapremaye Kedapatha’

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  189 views  |  

A book on the life and works of the late Dr. T.B. Jayah Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook A Sinhala volume titled ‘Deshapremaye  Kedapatha’ authoured by Former Minister of Media  Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, based on the life and works of the late Dr. T. B. Jayah was launched at Zahira College, Colombo. Patron of the Bakeer Markar Center for National Unity, Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku presided at the event. Author of the book Imthiaz Bakeer Markar presented the books to chief guest Deputy Minister of Education Mohan Lal Grero, and representatives of the country’s major political parties at the launching. Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the World Intellectual Property... 


‘Friends in Harmony’ perform for charity

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,437 views  |  

The well known orchestra ‘Friends in harmony’ will perform at the Russian Cultural Centre auditorium at Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 on 13 June 2014, rolling out excerpts from Broadway, theme songs of popular movies, Latin American favourites, Sri Lankan perennials, waltzes and ending up with a sing-along. The concert will take place from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the show will go towards ‘Sahan Suwa’ – an organisation carrying out invaluable service towards terminally ill cancer patients, providing pain management and family support to these people in need. Tickets are priced at Rs. 3,000 and 2,000. Contact Indrani Wijesundera on 011 2637371, 0777 329889, 0718 563985. More... 


Sandun Gamage presents ‘Sendal My Brides’

Published : 12:43 am  June 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  676 views  |  
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Sandun Gamage with a career spanning nearly two decades has won much renown for his prowess in the field of photography. His remarkable ability to transform each moment captured into something extra special has made him a much sought after veteran in the fields of fashion and wedding photography. Venturing into photography at a young age in 1996 through the Sandella tabloid of the Sunday Lankadeepa newspaper, Sandun Gamage managed to create a name for himself as a feature-writer and fashion and personal photographer. Still an ardent contributor to Sandella, Sandun has captured the most number of ‘popular faces in Sri Lanka’ from stars to cricketers to even politicians, showcasing class and... 


Royal Lanka Agencies launches Turret

Published : 12:42 am  June 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,121 views  |  

Aimed at enhancing customer experience in luxury brand market A result of a business diversification strategy practiced by Royal Lanka Agencies, Jewel Laurel was established in 2006 to specialise in the manufacture and sale of jewellery and gems. Taking another step forward, in 2013 the company initiated the import of world-renowned brands of luxury watches, pens and men’s accessories. Hence, enhancing its market position, Royal Lanka Agencies launched ‘Turret’, a designer store catering to the niche high-end clientele for luxury watches, gems and jewellery. The Turret showroom was ceremonially opened last week at No. 64 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3 and features renowned luxury brands... 


Raffles Colombo students excel at Chokolaate Ponds Competition

Published : 12:38 am  June 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  476 views  |  

Design students win top awards at Mother Daughter Fashion Designer 2014 Aspiring fashion design students from Raffles Colombo, the Sri Lankan branch of the leading international design education provider Raffles Design Institute, won several top awards at the recently-concluded ‘Chokolaate Ponds Mother Daughter Fashion Designer 2014’. The event was held on Saturday, 24 May at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). In the ‘Mother & Daughter Fashion Designer, 2014’ Category, Ranilu Chathurani was judged to be the Overall Fashion Designer of 2014. Fashion Design student Ranilu Chathurani was also judged as the winner in the ‘Casual Wear’ segment while Preethi Priyangani... 


Successful ‘Food Revolution Day’ promotion at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,842 views  |  

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day promotion was held for the first time in Sri Lanka at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants. Simple healthy food recipes, vegetarian pizza, smoothies, wraps, spaghetti tomato (recipes from Jamie Oliver website) were featured, coinciding with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day 16 May 2014. The Bayleaf Restaurant(Italian), Colombo Fort Café (Fusion food), The Commons  Coffee House and Park Street Mews restaurant, saw many aspiring young chefs from age 6-15 years at the workshop making the recipes from scratch and having fun while doing it! “The promotion was a great success with many parents and kids appreciative that we took this initiative. Eating healthy... 


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