Entertainment / Arts

Lyca turns new chapter in Indian cinema producing most expensive movie ‘2.0’

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:31

Lyca Productions, a subsidiary of world famous conglomerate Lycamobile has contributed to a movie with the highest production cost in the history o...


Youth with talent empowered by Seylan Seylfie

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:30

Sri Lanka’s youth are immensely talented and a preview of their wondrous talent was glimpsed at the ‘ITN Youth with Talent’ Grand...


‘Emergency’ at Saskia Fernando Gallery

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:29

A group exhibition by Nadia de Los Santos, Mika Tennekoon and Hanusha Somasunderam Saskia Fernando Gallery presents its first group ...


‘Moonlight’: Oscar Winner for Best Movie

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:28

A story rarely seen on cinema to be screened at Majestic and Empire Cineplex ‘Moonlight’ won Best Motion Picture – Drama ...


Shortlist announcement: Gratiaen Prize 2016

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:28

The shortlist for the Gratiaen Prize 2016 will be announced at an event on Monday 3 April, 6 p.m. at the British Council Library, Colombo. All are ...


Calling applications for CBB Annual School Drama Competition

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:27

Once again, The Council for Business with Britain in association with the British Council invites theatre lovers from all schools to showcase their...


The Mavericks live at Jetwing Hotels

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Cowboy hats, boots, and the sweet twang of guitar strings… The Mavericks, Germany’s most popular country band, will be performing live...


‘Localize It’: Promoting original local music

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

What if the next Ed Sheeran, or the next John Mayer or the next Eminem was living down your road, writing music that you might never hear?!  ...


Janashakthi Insurance extends commitment towards protecting Sri Lankan tele artistes

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

In an effort to offer optimum protection to professionals of the local television industry, Janashakthi Insurance PLC stepped forward for the secon...


V Day 2017 Resolutions: How do we prevent rape and abuse?

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

In 2011 The Grassrooted Trust began presenting ‘V Day – Writings to End Violence against Women and Girls’. From 2012, the organis...


‘Beauty and the Beast’ premier today

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

  Screened at Majestic and Empire Cineplex in 3D Walt Disney Pictures’ magical animated classic ‘Beauty and...


Tokyo Cement partners The Music Project

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Tokyo Cement announces partnering with The Music Project, a non-profit initiative dedicated to empowering and uplifting the lives of children throu...


Evening with Classic Clapton – Eric Clapton Tribute Band from UK at Park Street Mews tomorrow!

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

An evening with Classic Clapton, the world’s No. 1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band, featuring front-man Mike Hall, will be performing at Stables, P...


Latest towering spectacle ‘Kong: Skull Island’ 3D at Majestic and Empire

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

‘Kong: Skull Island,’ a 2017 American monster film by Warner Bros. Pictures is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and is the second fi...


Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks to make first film together

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

Reuters: Two of the most celebrated actors of their generation, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, will star together for the first time in new Steven Spi...


Applications open for scholarships for Diplomas and Degrees in Performing Arts and Fine Arts in India

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

  For classical music, classical dance, painting  Applications are hereby invited for the award of scholarships fo...


‘Palette of Colours’ joint exhibition of paintings on 25 and 26 March

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

  Featuring renowned artist R. Kouwshigan along with his disciples ‘Palette of Colours,’ a joint exhibition...


Country Roads 2017 headliners preview at Mount Lavinia Hotel Terrace

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

Country music and folk fans will be presented with a unique opportunity to check out 2017 Country Roads concert headliners as Keith Potger and Astr...


Screening of Bollywood movie ‘Kahaani’ at Indian Cultural Centre

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

The Indian Cultural Centre will screen one of the most popular mystery thriller Bollywood films, ‘Kahaani,’ featuring Vidya Balan, Nawa...


Iflix secures $90+ m in new funds to accelerate global expansion

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

  New round will fund company’s expansion into the Middle East, Africa and new markets throughout Asia iflix, the...


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Plastic bags: So easy to substitute and so difficult to get rid of

30 March 2017

  Lately very encouraging news was published related to an increased number of countries and cities banning non-reusable plastic bags. Amongst them, Kenya and Delhi.  Currently Botswana, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Mor...


The political hypocrisy of President Maithripala Sirisena: Muslim IDPs tossed out

29 March 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena A Tamil saying goes thus: “Stealing the neighbour’s chicken for the mother’s almsgiving.”  President Sirisena in his total betrayal of the Muslims did just that with on...


The new technology revolution

29 March 2017

Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand and even India are automating industry at speed   By C. R. de Silva Current global developments Revolutionary changes in technology, following on the heels of globalisation, are c...


People management in a rapidly transforming business world

29 March 2017

It is well known that businesses have to constantly evolve to keep pace with the changes around them. The rise of digital technologies is disrupting the way we work and live. Technologies that didn’t exist till about a decade ago have now be...


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