Entertainment / Arts

Cello Awards

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

Cello Award Winners, Karryn Perera, Grade III, and Saranga Cooray, Diploma ABRSM, with their teacher Savitri Jayatileka at the award ceremony of th...


Boston Lanka to pave the way for local film industry to venture into international entertainment arena

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

A USA-based media agency with its roots firmly planted in Sri Lankan soil, Boston Lanka plans to pave the way for the Sri Lankan film industry to v...


Festive cheer at SOSL Christmas Concert

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

Heralding the most wonderful time of the year, on Saturday 10 December at 7:30 p.m., the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka reverberates fest...


World-renowned Battery Dance tours Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

The world-renowned Battery Dance will conclude its tour of Sri Lanka with a gala drums and dance performance in collaboration with Chanda...


Japan in focus at Jayawardene Centre from 16-18 December

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

A three-day exhibition will be held at the J.R. Jayawardene Memorial Centre, Colombo 7 highlighting the splendour of Japan including a photographic...


Acclaimed zoologist David Macdonald to grace Fairway Galle Lit Fest 2017

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

Among the many celebrated international authors slated to attend the Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) in January 2017 is Scottish zoologist a...


‘Kala Pola’: Art mart or mart for art?

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

By Arun Dias Bandaranaike Sri Lanka is ‘old’, (even though the use of the name ‘Sri Lanka’ itself dates no earli...


Anoma Wijewardene responds to normalisation of the unconscionable at Colombo Art Biennale 2016

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

The Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) is the largest and most significant contemporary art manifestation in Sri Lanka. It was created to showcase...


DMV Most Popular Bronze Award for ‘Wen Weela’

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Chamath Sangeeth is a multi-talented music producer and recording engineer. He stepped into his music career with the consent of his late father ...


Xmas with the De Lanerolles

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

The festive season is here and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than an evening spent with the De Lanerolle Brothers? T...


Fairway Galle Lit Fest author profiles – Philippa Gregory

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Among the many local and international authors to be featured at the upcoming Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) 2017 will be New York Time Bes...


ZMAX Fairway Colombo hosts Colombo Art Biennale’s Video Jam

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Colombo’s newest hip city hotel, the ZMAX Fairway Colombo, will host the Colombo Art Biennale’s opening party at the rooftop lounge, ad...


Channel Zero: Candle Cove exclusively on iflix

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, is thrilled to premiere the first installment of Syfy’s acclaimed horror anthology...


Aye! ’Twas a real Scottish fanfare!

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

&Co Pub and Kitchen – The Steuart by Citrus welcomed the Dollar Academy Band from Scotland for the second cons...


International Film Producers’ Association formed

/ Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:02

A much needed platform for the international film producers was formed with the membership of most of the reputed international film production com...


Musical extravaganza Dialog Ridee Rayak goes live on stage 18th December

/ Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:01

The stars of today and yesteryear from the Silver Screen will converge once again on stage for the 14th edition of Ridee Reyak, a musical extravaga...


‘Dear Children, Sincerely…’ on Sunday

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

‘Dear Children, Sincerely…’ – a conversation across generations – is a project that collects the stories and experie...


Prepare to rock the park today with Rockestra

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

  Classic music will join classic rock on 25 November when Classic Funtime Productions bring you Rockestra at the Vihara Maha...


3-day theatre festival for children and youth from 1 to 3 December

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

  Somalatha Subasinghe Play House Kotte presents a three-day theatre festival for children and youth from 1 to 3 December at ...


J.K. Rowling’s magical ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in 3D from today

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

  ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ the enthralling British/American drama fantasy action film from Warne...


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President to unveil bronze statue in Borella of Ceylon’s second Prime Minister tomorrow

10 December 2016

Those who have known or met the second Prime Minister of then Ceylon are but a few among the living now, albeit few relatives. Those who are living but yet remember to give the information are even less in number. Some of us were fortunate to ha...


Local elections: New mixed-member method or old PR method?

9 December 2016

  I was looking forward to voting in local elections under a new mixed member system. Wearing my ratepayer hat, I was attracted to the idea of electing somebody who would be accountable to my ‘ward’ or my neighbourhood in ...


Youth underemployment: Tragedy of a generation

9 December 2016

Out of the 7.8 million employed population, 1.2 million people are estimated to be three-wheeler drivers. This is a staggering 15.4% of the working population. As a result today many sectors of the economy today are starved of critical ma...


Governance: On the bus! Or has it missed the bus?

9 December 2016

‘ISSARAHA BAHINAWAA’ – civil society’s proclivity is bow out of a crowded bus when private interests and partisan agendas win the argument over reason and responsibility; but now, more than ever perhaps, is the tim...


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