Yashoda’s new venture: Nature with Artistry 

Published : 12:28 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  1 Comment  |  471 views  |  

Yashoda Wimaladharma was only a teenager when she first made her debut as an actress in a tele drama, named Atta Bindei in 1985, directed by Bandula Withanage. A shy and timid girl who immersed herself in studies, this allowed her to break free from her shell to discover a new flair and passion.  Read More →


Sugar Bistro’s new sensations!

Published : 12:02 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  665 views  |  

By David Ebert Colombo these days is like a massive weather trap. On any given day one can expect to encounter a diverse range of weather changes; from searing hot mornings to sudden squalls in the afternoons right bang in the middle of the city, that disappear just as quickly as they come. On a day like that one has to naturally look for shelter and for me there was one place that suited me just fine on just such a day.  Read More →


Classic Rock Night at The Manchester

Published : 12:00 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  486 views  |  

Do you often find yourself crawling the live music scene of Colombo hoping and praying to hear a few tunes that will remind you of the salad days of rock n roll, when the grass was green and the water was wet, only to find yourself wanting to shoot yourself in the ears after hearing the hundredth bad rendition of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’? If the answer is no, we’re not really sure why you’ve been reading this far to be honest. But if the answer is yes, you’ll find the rest of this interesting.  Read More →


Paan Paan: Bread like you’ve never seen it before!

Published : 12:00 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  567 views  |  

By David Ebert If you ever happen to go down Lorenz Road off Duplication Road you’d probably stumble across a quaint speciality bread shop and bakery with quite the logical name Paan Paan. It makes even more sense when you realise that Paan Paan is what happens when two individuals who share a passion for fresh and perfectly baked bread get together to make their shared dream a reality.  Read More →


Charismatic Kei and her ukulele

Published : 12:00 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  599 views  |  

It’s so easy to find Kei Watanabe at a gig for two reasons. She is half Japanese and half Sri Lankan and she plays a very unique instrument, the ukulele. The first time I saw her was at Alternative Sunday, where she played her little instrument and sang a folk song. It was entirely a new experience to watch someone perform a genre that is not fully embraced in Sri Lanka. In an email interview, this 21-year-old bubbly youngster gave insights on her choice of music and her future plans. Following are the excerpts of the interview:  Read More →


‘Open Mic’ ready to rock the Wendt on Friday

Published : 12:00 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  635 views  |  

Old Joes’ Choir prepares to sing their hearts out at the makeshift pubBy Cheranka Mendis Open mic nights may not be popular in Sri Lanka, but it is a concept that is well known to all thanks to the hundreds of Hollywood movies and TV shows that we have all had the privilege of enjoying. However, for a lucky few who have managed to grab some tickets for next weekend’s Lionel Wendt performance and for those who will be able to get their hands on some, you are in for a treat. Bringing the concept to Sri Lanka is the Old Joes Choir, which has made a name in the music circle for their power voices, interesting arrangements and exciting story-telling capabilities that has, over the years,... 


The Soul Sounds Academy presents ‘On Broadway’

Published : 12:00 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  352 views  |  

The Soul Sounds Academy (Junior School) will conduct their annual performance – ‘On Broadway’ – on 18 June at the Lionel Wendt Theatre. This concert will feature favourites from Broadway musicals performed by children between the ages of three to 14 years. The Soul Sounds Junior and Intermediate choirs form a larger part of Soul Sounds, Sri Lanka’s premier female ensemble. The concert, which aims to showcase the talents of these young children, will also be targeted towards raising funds for charity. Part proceeds of the show will go towards the Love Changes Everything project for the children’s ward at the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama.  Read More →


Master Chef Huasheng Mo heads Culinary Team at Tsing Tao

Published : 12:00 am  June 15, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  206 views  |  

Tsing Tao, the latest Chinese restaurant opened its doors at the prestigious Race Course Building at Reid Avenue, Colombo 7 recently. Incidentally, Tsing Tao is the first five-star class restaurant in the country for any type of cuisine outside five-star hotels.  Read More →


The Workshop Players are casting nets

Published : 12:05 am  June 14, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  891 views  |  
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The Workshop Players has scheduled the first audition for their upcoming production of the rock opera musical Jesus Christ Superstar, written by Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.   Read More →


‘Lester James Peries Oration 2013’ on 15 June at BMICH

Published : 12:00 am  June 14, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  587 views  |  

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne will be Chief Guest at the third annual ‘Lester James Peries Oration’ which will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 15 June at the Committee Room ‘B’ of the BMICH.  Read More →


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