‘He comes from Jaffna’ on the boards again!

Published : 12:03 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,018 views  |  

One of Sri Lanka’s theatre stalwarts, Jith Pieris, and his Creative Arts Foundation are reviving Prof. E.C.W. Ludowyke’s classic drama ‘He comes from Jaffna’ once again on 5, 6 and 7 July at the iconic Lionel Wendt.  Read More →


Presentations on disaster management and forest gardens at American Center

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  718 views  |  

The American Center will host a presentation on ‘Disaster Management: Mapping the Last Mile – Local Contingency Planning on Sri Lanka’s East Coast’ by Sarah Stodder on Monday, 1 July from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the American Center, located at #44, Galle Road, Colombo 3.  Read More →


DJ Dilruk: Driven to make people dance!

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  917 views  |  

A banker by day and a DJ by night, Dilruk Wickremasinghe has been DJing for 13 years and today he is one of Sri Lanka’s top DJs. In 2001, he won the Best DJ Award at the Interact Grammys 2001 and later on won the title as ‘The Denon 2006 DJ of the Year’. He has been the resident DJ at famous clubs in the country such as Clancy’s and was one of founding DJs of H2O and Mojo.  Read More →


Nihonbashi celebrates 18th year with ‘10 Best’ dinner course

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  617 views  |  

Nihobashi recently ranked No.38 in Asia’s 50 best Restaurants’ list for 2013Sri Lanka’s most celebrated authentic Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi had extra reasons to celebrate its 18th anniversary recently, having also being adjudged No.38 in the ‘Asia’s 50 best Restaurants’ list for 2013 as well as being ranked ‘The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka’.    Read More →


Signature Power Lunch at Taj Samudra

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  781 views  |  

The Kingsbury’s High Tea menu has been revamped to offer a wide variety of treatsRenowned for using fresh ingredients to create an explosive collection of delicate Chinese dishes, coupled with the delectable authentic flavours that will transport any diner through an array of memorable and sizzling experiences, the Signature Power Lunch at the Golden Dragon restaurant at Taj Samudra Colombo is truly one of a kind.  Read More →


‘Common Thread’ exhibition at Charcoal Gallery Café today

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  550 views  |  

Art, food, music – what better way to spend a Saturday evening? Head down to Charcoal Gallery Cafe in Mount Lavinia this evening to be a part of a charity fundraising photography exhibition, ‘Common Thread,’ featuring Sri Lankan native photographers Jehan D. Adahan, Gananeswaran (Ganesh) Maheswaran, Joys Chokatte, Rajiv Thilina Jayawardena and guest photographer from San Francisco, Reynaldo Cayetano Jr.  Read More →


CoCA’s ‘Not any Wall, not any Bench’ exhibiting at French Spring Festival

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  737 views  |  

The Collective of Contemporary Artists (CoCA) will be exhibiting a collaboration of art installations by a number of local and foreign artists titled ‘Not any Wall, not any Bench’.  Read More →


Keeping late nights

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  354 views  |  

While holidaying in Sydney recently, I was quite intrigued when one day our granddaughter – a Year 11 student in a girls’ high school – came home with a letter from the school.  Read More →


Tea fit for a king

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  800 views  |  

Text and pix by -Cheranka Mendis Reintroducing old traditions in a day and age where modernisation has gorged its way through core conventions, The Kingsbury has now launched a daily tea buffet at the Gourmet Station from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., offering an extensive menu of delectable treats.  Read More →


Celebrating all things French

Published : 4:58 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  753 views  |  
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at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo In celebration of the French National Day, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo joins hands with the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and Alliance Française de Kotte to present the French Spring Festival in Sri Lanka which celebrates French cuisine, culture, music and the arts. 7˚ North, one of Colombo’s trendiest bars kick started the French Spring Festival with a performance by the French Caravan Quartet.  On Thursday, 22 June, the hotel’s alfresco bar and restaurant featured the French Caravan Quartet with an open invitation to the hotel’s patrons. The event was available to guests on a first come first served basis and the venue was filled with musical enthusiasts. The... 


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