Entertainment / Arts

Leo Burnett Sri Lanka launches 8th edition of Leo Art at Fairway Galle Literary Fest

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

    Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, the local office of the global advertising network Leo Burnett Worldwide, last week launched t...


Davena Vihagun (Burning Birds) nominated for Ingamar Bergman Award in Sweden

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

  Davena Vihagun (Burning Birds), a film written and directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara, has been nominated for the prestigiou...


XXX debuts on 17 Lankan cinemas today

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

Much awaited Action, Adventure, Thriller movie XXX – Return of Xander Cage will be shown in 17 Sri Lankan cinemas from today. Acco...


Kala Pola 2017 on Sunday at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

  The 24th edition of Sri Lanka’s world renowned open-air art fair Kala Pola takes place this Sunday (22 January 2017) ...


‘Sense of Melbourne’ at Lionel Wendt on 25-26 January

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

‘Sense of Melbourne,’ an exhibition of photography by Sandun Gamage and Athula Ranaraja, will be held on 25 and 26 January at the Lione...


7th festival of guitar music ‘Guitar Fest 2017’

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

The seventh festival of guitar music ‘Guitar Fest 2017’ will come on stage on 20-26 January 2017. Concerts will be performed in Sri J&r...


Owl and the Pussycat felicitates winners of Edward Lear Poetry Competition

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

The recently concluded Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017 that hosted 71 highly renowned participants both local and international, who ...


Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017: A recap

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

By Himal Kotelawala Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) 2017, one of the country’s premier literary events, came to a close on Sunday, 1...


SriLankan Airlines inspires artistic talents with Speculo 2017 National Art Festival

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier, inviting the country’s talented youth to artistically elaborate their perspective on the airline, u...


Cockrell Fringe Festival becomes platform that fosters and showcases young talent

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Created with the aim of celebrating the many faceted talents of emerging young artists from Sri Lanka, The Cockrell Fringe Festival in Galle was al...


Fairway National Literary Awards 2016 winners

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

The winners of the Fairway National Literary Awards 2016 were announced at a gala ceremony on the evening of 13 January 2017. Prime Minister Ranil ...


The Wild: Visual adventure celebrating inhabitants of African savannah

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

  Photography exhibition on 21 and 22 January at the Lionel Wendt Gallery  What happens when two childhood friends...


A night of music with Slava Grigoryan and Sharon Draper

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Australian musicians Slava Grigoryan and Sharon Draper will be in Colombo for a free concert on 24 January at Bishop’s College Auditorium, Co...


Christmas with the Elves at Waters Edge

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Everyone’s favourite suburban hotel on the outskirts of Colombo kick-started the Christmas season festivities with their signature Kiddies Ch...


Madam Tussaud’s opens in New Delhi

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

People take pictures of a waxwork of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at a photocall for the new Madam Tussaud’s waxwork museum in New Delhi,...


Fairway Galle Literary Festival begins

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival, one of the most eagerly awaited events in the country’s – if not the region’s – litera...


2 award winning sellout shows from London’s West End and Canada featured at Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017

/ Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Two of the most electrifying events at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival this year are Luke Wright’s What I Learned from Johnny Bevan and A...


‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ from 13 December at Majestic Cineplex

/ Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

2017 creeps in with the search for justice in the saga of the Underworld Series. Most movie goers will recall the daring and beautiful Selene (Kate...


Writers, poets and a topless baker at Cockrell Fringe Festival in Galle

/ Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

  The young talent of Sri Lanka have for the first time a platform to promote their work to an international audience and is ...


‘La La Land’ wins big at Golden Globes, Meryl Streep gets political

/ Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

  Reuters: “La La Land” danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging...


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Sri Lanka ready to ride the global tourism trends in 2017?

24 January 2017

Strictly from a demand perspective, whilst Sri Lanka crossed the two million visitor arrivals, from a supply chain terrain, new properties coming into fray with brands like Anantara, RIU, Movenpick and very soon Shangri-La is encouraging for Sri L...


Too clever by three quarters on bonds

24 January 2017

‘Monk’s petition on eve of bond debate in House’ was the caption of a front page story in the Sunday Times of 22 January. The UNP has sent their emissary to Hulftsdorp together with footnotes. There is a palpable air of duplicity...


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...


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