Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition – 2014

Published : 12:14 am  September 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,537 views  |  

The Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition – 2014 finals of the Girls Schools & Boys School will be held on Friday, 19 September and Saturday 20 September respectively at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, Colombo, commencing at 6 p.m. Tickets priced at Rs. 1,500, Rs. 1,000, Rs. 750 and Rs. 500 (Balcony) will be available for sale at the Bishop’s College Auditorium – Colombo. Box plan open from Monday 15 September. The Bishop’s College Auditorium can be contacted on 2391265.  Read More →


Beat Drummers live in concert tomorrow

Published : 12:13 am  September 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  159 views  |  
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Beat Drummers headed by Sachintha De Silva is a band that loves to give their hands a good workout session with the beating of their drums. They have been entertaining the likes of corporate events, weddings and other affairs. They have also taken their music to India and Maldives. To the people who have seen and heard these boys perform will no doubt want to listen to more of their beats and be disappointed with the 10 to 15 minute performances when they play for launches and other events. Beat Drummer fans can catch them Live in Concert on 14 September at the Bishop’s College Auditorium with special performances by Eugene (Violinist) and Anthony Surendra (Guitarist). If you caught them in... 


‘Get healthy at work’

Published : 12:10 am  September 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  126 views  |  
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The concern of the state in the health of the people was demonstrated by the programmes held last week in New South Wales during the Multicultural Health Week. The first week of September is devoted every year in NSW to create awareness particularly among the multicultural community on the need to be concerned about their health. Programs are planned on a single theme every year. This year’s programs were targeted at the workforce. In Australia, an estimated 60% adult population is employed. The estimated number of workers in NSW is over three million. Studies have shown that 96% of working-age Australians had at least one chronic disease risk factor and 72% had multiple risk factors. Research... 


5 ‘different’ social activities

Published : 12:07 am  September 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  290 views  |  
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Exciting options to indulge in with friends By Iresha Umagiliya A few years ago, meeting up with friends would mean going out club hopping, heading out to a restaurant for dinner, or hosting someone for dinner at your place. We Lankans hardly had any real choice or variety when it came to doing something new and exciting for the first time with friends. As we all know, experiencing something for the first time is a thrilling experience. But believe me, it’s almost ten times more fun when you share the experience with close friends! Pub crawl “Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me” – Unknown Originating in the 1900s, a pub crawl consists... 


Songstress Angeline Gunatilaka’s five decade journey reechoes with Munchee

Published : 12:02 am  September 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  215 views  |  
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Reechoing five decades of music, Munchee recently sponsored Angeline Gunatilaka’s Live in Concert held in a grand manner at the BMICH. Gunatilaka, as a playback singer has performed over 6,000 songs and among these the very first one was in 1958, for the film titled ‘Deviyange Rate’ (The Country of Gods), where with C.T. Fernando, she sang an ensemble of folk songs. Munchee engages in a wide range of Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Among the objectives of hosting an event of this nature was to delight their connoisseur consumers, increase artistic appreciation among Sri Lanka society and to recognise a talented star. Annually, several gala performances such as this are carried... 


The Thomian Society ‘Pusswedilla ARS ROKS’ sold out

Published : 12:00 am  September 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  183 views  |  

The Thomian Society has adorned itself with another feather in its cap. Their annual fund raiser has turned out to be an outright success. Tickets for the dinner theatre at 7:30 p.m. this weekend at Waters Edge sold out, as anticipated, like hot cakes. There was an incredible rush on for tickets which entertainment lovers knew would open the doors to an unprecedented evening of sheer relaxation, laughter and refreshment, when the spotlight is turned on ArsIdle Chaminda Pusswedilla for Feroze Kamardeen’s exclusive one-off stage production ‘Pusswedilla ARS ROKS’. A sit-down dinner, designed to be a gourmet’s delight not without liquid delight for gentlemen and exquisite snacks for ladies... 


More recognition for the musical genius

Published : 12:30 am  September 6, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  3 Comments  |  1,927 views  |  

By D.C. Ranatunga It’s yet another prestigious honour for Pandit W.D. Amaradeva. I just read that the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration has decided to confer the tile ‘Jatika Samagiye Maha Sammanaya,’ recognising his contribution towards the promotion of national unity. It comes at a time when there is much discussion on the need for national reconciliation. The news item said that the award is being conferred in recognition of Pandit Amaradeva’s contribution and invaluable service to promote unity, brotherhood, peaceful living, coexistence, reconciliation and national integration – quite a handful! Frankly, the Maestro does not need further recognition. The titles,... 


The pioneering Air Ceylon days

Published : 12:05 am  September 6, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,141 views  |  

SriLankan Airlines (SLA) has just completed 35 years. SLA was really the re-branding of the previous national carrier Airlanka. Sri Lanka has an airline history of 67 years. The first flag carrier airline, Air Ceylon (Sri Lanka was then Ceylon) was formed in 1947. The State-owned airline began by operating domestic flights using Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft. International services began two years later in 1949 with Douglas DC-4 planes. It was a four-engine propeller-driven aircraft developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company in USA. Air Ceylon operated the international services in cooperation with Australian National Airways (ANA) which had a 49 per cent stake in the airline. The longest route... 


Sensational Summer Camp!

Published : 12:03 am  September 6, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,914 views  |  
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Annual event by Cinnamon Nature Trails and Cinnamon Lodge Cinnamon Nature Trails and Cinnamon Lodge launched their annual Summer Camp for kids this year based at the Cinnamon Lodge.  A plethora of outdoor activities and a gala evening of fashion and dancing decorated the event along with games, Land Rover off road rally, radio controlled toys and a visit to the half-built elephant research station where the kids helped plastering a wall. Day one saw the children going out on elephant safari with Cinnamon Nature Trails to Minneriya and camping out in tents. Perhaps the lighting of the camp fire and games around it was the highlight of this evening. Second day began with a session of yoga, followed... 


5 must-try lamprais spots in the country

Published : 12:02 am  September 6, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite  |  1 Comment  |  862 views  |  
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By Iresha Umagiliya Any Sri Lankan would be familiar with this delicacy, in my case, from my younger days, I remember my father calling up the Otters Club to reserve lamprais every Sunday morning for the entire family. In most cases, a limited number of packs are made each time and put up for sale. “The early bird gets the worm” would be the perfect term to be used in the case of fetching your Sunday lamprais!  I can almost guarantee them to be sold out by 11 a.m. on most occasions. A brief background on the dish Introduced to us by the Dutch, this dish consists of the following ingredients, and is traditionally wrapped and baked in a banana leaf to reveal its true flavours. An authentic... 


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