Entertainment

BMICH partners Hayleys at Christmas carols

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 12:11

The Hayleys Group choir presenting ‘Melodies of Christmas’ at the BMICH on Christmas Eve   To complement the natio...


‘Rogue One’ scores massive $155 million debut as Star Wars fans flock to theaters

/ Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” sold out multiplexes around the country and brought fanboys and fan...


Beyonce leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields

/ Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Reuters: Beyonce got a leading nine Grammy nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nods each, as pop, R&B and hip hop...


Motherhood is biggest challenge for ‘Woman of the Year’ Madonna

/ Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Reuters: Madonna was presented on Friday with Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year award, but the seven-time Grammy Award winner s...


ZMAX Fairway Colombo takes on leading role in Colombo Art Biennale

/ Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

From 2-20 December, Colombo will be the location of the Art Biennale 2016, an exhibition of art, architecture, music and performance centr...


‘Surreal’ declared Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year

/ Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Reuters: In a word, 2016 was “surreal.” Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked...


Literary evening by the shores at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle

/ Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:03

In literature one can find solace, augmenting absolute escapism into a world of wide imagination. To all literature enthusiasts, Jetwing Lighthouse...


French Spring Festival from today in Colombo and Matara

/ Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:02

As the fifth edition of the French Spring Festival reaches his end, the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with the Alliance ...


2016 Korean Cultural Festival on 23 July

/ Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:01

The 2016 Korean Cultural Festival, an open forum for Korean culture and sports, will be held at the Musaeus College Auditorium on 23 July this year...


Fairway Holdings presents ‘Now and Forever’ Richard Marx in Colombo

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:07

Few entrants in the ruthlessly competitive American music industry can boast of a personal summons by the great Lionel Ritchie himself – whic...


Epic movie of the year ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ to premier on 24th

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:06

Ceylon Theatres once again gets ready to premier ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, an upcoming 2016 American Science fiction disaster fil...


Meet music makers at ON14 Rooftop Bar on World Music Day today

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:05

On 21 June from 5 p.m. until late, ON14 Rooftop Bar and Lounge at OZO Colombo will host Sri Lanka’s biggest music celebration for world music...


Audiences propel ‘Finding Dory’ to massive $ 136.2 m debut

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:03

Los Angeles (Variety.com) - Family audiences turned out in droves over the weekend, propelling ‘Finding Dory’ to a massive $136.2 milli...


DC’s Superman may be the best-equipped superhero of all: Study

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:02

LONDON: The best-equipped superhero of all could be DC’s Superman, followed closely by Marvel’s Wolverine, Mystique and Thor, according...


Angelina Jolie: My kids don’t want to be actors

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:01

Actres-filmmaker Angelina Jolie has said none of her children want to follow in her or husband Brad Pitt’s footsteps and become actors. The 4...


‘Star Wars’ crosses $ 1 billion globally at record pace

/ Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:22

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com):  ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barrelling past th...


UK comedy hypnotist Alan Bates inaugural event in Sri Lanka on 12 Jan.

/ Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:18

Colombo’s most stylish event goes all out for a good cause UK comedy hypnotist Alan Bates Inaugural Event in Sri Lanka will be held o...


Box Office has record year as few share the wealth

/ Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:17

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): At the multiplexes this year, it was a clear case of the haves and have nots. Thanks to monster hits such as ‘Fu...


FIREBALL 2016: The place to be this New Year’s Eve!

/ Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:16

Flame live in action together with Derrick J & Ishan Bahar at the Galadari Hotel Colombo FUNTIME Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier entert...


John Grisham’s ‘Rogue Lawyer’ stays atop US best-seller list

/ Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:13

Reuters: John Grisham’s legal thriller ‘Rogue Lawyer’ held onto the top spot on the weekly US fiction best-seller chart on Wednes...


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Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...


Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...


Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

21 January 2017

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 January 1947. The Chief Guest was D.S. Senanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Lands under the State C...


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