Anarkali joins Eric Rajapakse to help visually handicapped

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,883 views  |  

Eric Rajapakse Opticians is keeping with the monthly commitment to improve the lifestyle of the visually handicapped. Anarkali Akarsha has now joined hands with Eric Rajapakse Opticians, endorsing the project in order to raise awareness of the visually handicapped. Every purchase you make at Eric Rajapakse Opticians will contribute towards assisting the visually handicapped in achieving their educational and professional goals. From left: Eric Rajapakse Opticians Manager Business Development Yusra Reyal, Secretary Rienzie Benedict, Visually handicapped acting President Sunil Lankathilake, Anarkali Akarsha and Eric Rajapakse Opticians Director Rajeev Rajapakse  Read More →

The Black Keys steal number one from Michael Jackson

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  391 views  |  

The Black Keys have beaten Michael Jackson to the top of the albums chart to pick up their first number one. The duo’s ‘Turn Blue’ sold just 7,000 more copies than the King of Pop’s posthumous ‘Xscape’ to rocket to the top of the Billboard 200 on Wednesday – but the first-week sales were down 60,000 from the group’s 2011 release ‘El Camino,’ which debuted at two. Meanwhile, Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ is the late pop legend’s 10th top 10 album. Last week’s number one, the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music 50’ compilation, falls to three on the new countdown, while the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack slides to four and Rascal Flatts score their ninth top 10 album by debuting ‘Rewind’... 

Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,107 views  |  

Football superstar joins the Swiss pioneering watch brand’s star team of sports and celebrity ambassadors TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, is proud to announce the signing of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to a long-term partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador. Two-time Ballon d’Or winner, Real Madrid forward and captain of the Portugal team for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo joins an illustrious roster of TAG Heuer sports stars and celebrities that includes film actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier... 

Soul Reflections by Santha Jayalath

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,236 views  |  

Soul Reflections an exhibition of paintings by Santha Jayalath will be held on 23 and 24 May at the J.D.A. Perera Gallery, University of Performing Arts, Colombo 7. Santha said life’s intense and complex experiences and challenges manage to enrich the inner core of man, irrespective of the fact whether he lives within a society or in solitude. An artist entwines this spiritual sensitivity with the essence of his soul to enhance the creative process.  Santha has attempted to recreate his soul by capturing the colours and shapes of his surroundings and combining them with the spiritual reality of the cosmos.  “These creations are the reflections of my soul,” says Santha. He holds a Bachelor... 

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women ‘out of the box’

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,117 views  |  

(WNN/GPI) Colombo, Sri Lanka, Southern Asia: “The way women are being visually portrayed in Sri Lanka is something that has to be questioned,” says Liz Fernando, a photographer and visual artist in Colombo. Fernando sees two common trends in the visual portrayals of women. “Either the woman is objectified, or she is victimised,” she says. “There is nothing in between.” Fernando was one of 45 photographers who participated in ‘Women – Out of The Frame,’ a photography project that ran through 14 July in Colombo. “I think this exhibition is an important step,” she says. “Maybe it’s just the trigger where people start to reflect about this.” Redefining the notion of cultural... 

From tedious banker to passionate photographer

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments  |  2,210 views  |  

By Chamitha Kuruppu A daily train ride from Ratmala to Fort and back during the crazy office rush would be a dreadful experience to any ordinary commuter. But for Dhanushka Bulathsinghlala this daily routine sparked a lifelong fascination for train journeys and exploration. And most importantly it turned this once tedious banker to a passionate photographer. While other commuters dozed off or got busy with their mobile devices, Dhanushka was amazed with the beauty of blurring landscape, trail tracks and buzzling railway stations. “It’s pretty magical. I always had the desire to snap the shutter of a camera to freeze these amazing things. But I didn’t own a camera so I used my phone instead,”... 

Vitavite from Mega Lifesciences for the woman on the go

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,709 views  |  

Mega Lifesciences launched Vitavite recently to the local market. “For the first time in Sri Lanka Mega Lifesciences introduces yet another innovation in the fairness  category with Vitavite which is an applicap that contains a whitening soft serum gel made out of natural ingredients that acts as a fairness formula and is the only fairness serum gel available in the market”, said  Country Head, Mega Lifesciences, Praveen Viswakumaran. The launch of Vitavite was attended by celebrities and professionals in the beauty and allied industries, including MP Rosy Senanayake, hair dresser and beautician Ramani Fernando, Yoland Aluvihare Holms who has taken local fashion to the international markets,... 

Contemporary dance workshop for ballet dancers

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  325 views  |  

With Alliance Française de Kotte and Seneka Abeyratne The Contemporary Dance Workshop for Ballet Dancers is a leading ‘Printemps Français 2014’ event and is sponsored by the Alliance Française de Kotte. It will be conducted by freelance dance choreographer Seneka Abeyratne, who has a strong background in classical ballet as well as extensive knowledge of western contemporary dance techniques and choreography. This workshop is ‘admission free’ and will be conducted at the Deanna School of Dancing (Studio 1), 30/63H, Longden Place, Colombo 07 on Sunday 29 June 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All inquiries may be emailed to Seneka Abeyratne at: Abeyratne has, in... 

New amanté lingerie collection embraces summer in fusion of pastels and bold prints

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  758 views  |  

World-class lingerie brand amanté has announced the launch of a breathtaking Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Showcasing unique prints in pastel hues, the fresh ‘Summer Fusion’ collection is said to play to the wearer’s mood. As with every amanté collection, the most recent is designed to suit the varying needs of Asian women, inspiring them to express every aspect of their personality. The amanté Spring/Summer ‘14 collection, along with its exclusive sportswear, swimwear and sleepwear collections, is available at its luxurious Racecourse boutique as well as several leading clothing retailers. Based on the international Spring/Summer 2014 colour-palate, amanté’s Summer Fusion comprises... 

Cinnamon Air serves up for tennis; ready to airlift ‘Bradby’ enthusiasts

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  371 views  |  

Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka’s premier domestic airline has come forward as a sponsor of the Cinnamon Lakeside Open Tennis Championship 2014, on from 21 May to 5 June at the Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo. This year’s championship will be the third instalment of the tournament to be hosted by the hotel and is featured on the Sri Lanka Tennis Association’s (SLTA) yearly event calendar as an event for all top ranking tennis players in the country. The championship will see the participation of approximately 400 players, all vying for the coveted titles, cash prizes and a selection of Cinnamon Air tickets that will be up for grabs to the winners in several categories. The tournament will host both... 

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