Entertainment / Arts

Eminent Indian violinist Professor V. Balaji calls on President

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

  An eminent Indian violinist Professor V. Balaji of Varanasi University, India called on President Maithripala Sirisena at t...


President at State Music Awards Ceremony 2016

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

The State Music Awards Ceremony 2016, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs with the aim of promoting the local musical industry was held...


Renowned photographer Sandun Gamage’s exhibition in Verona, Italy this weekend

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

    Renowned photographer Sandun Gamage will hold a photographic exhibition on 25 and 26 June 2016 in Verona, Italy. ...


81st anniversary of Youth Poets’ Association of Colombo held under patronage of President

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

  The 81st anniversary and the Awards Ceremony of the Youth Poets’ Association of Colombo was held under the patrona...


Children’s books come alive at ‘Words on the Mount’

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

     Mount Lavinia Hotel’s celebration of 210 years of history and colonial heritage will be made even livelie...


E FM alphabetises the ABCD’s of music

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s lifestyle station E FM has reached the midpoint of its highly successful, first-of-its-kind, “ABCD&...


Independence Day: Resurgence banks on $ 50 m on opening day

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

  LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): Twenty years ago audiences turned out in movie theaters in droves to see aliens torch s...


Fairway National Literary Awards 2016 clocks up record number of entries

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

The Fairway National Literary Awards 2016 is well under way, showing a tremendous start for the second consecutive year. The annual awards, which r...


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...


Spread the word: Words on the Mount is coming

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

  Celebrating 210 years of history and colonial heritage, Mount Lavinia Hotel has created an original and unique literary eve...


Galle goes swing with Gala Swing Quartet!

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

    Celebrate this International World Music Day at Jetwing Lighthouse Club, Galle​   ...


Gala Swing Quartet to perform at Galle Face Hotel as part of French Spring Festival

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel has announced that renowned gypsy jazz band Gala Swing Quartet who is on tour to Sri Lanka as part of the annual Fren...


Drums of Japan and Sri Lanka beat in unison at ‘Cool Japan, Warm Sri Lanka’

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

  The rhythmic sounds of Japanese drums combined with those of Sri Lankan drums reverberated within the precincts of the NY...


Mind Adventures presents theatre workshops for children

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

Starting in July, well known and respected theatre company – Mind Adventures, headed by Artistic Director Tracy Holsinger, will launch theatr...


Renowned photographer Sandun Gamage to hold exhibition in Verona, Italy

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

  Renowned photographer Sandun Gamage will hold a photographic exhibition on 25 and 26 June 2016 in Verona, Italy.  A ...


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BBS’ threat of an Aluthgama repeat

30 June 2016

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29 June 2016

 W.A. Wijewardena in his Daily FT column on 27 June questions whether the UK Universities and the research sector is the biggest casualty in the aftermath of Brexit. Apart from the financial implications, if Brexit is a sign of a trend toward...


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