Entertainment / Arts

Fifty Shades Darker in 10 Lankan cinemas now

/ Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

American erotic romantic drama film ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is now being screened in 10 Sri Lankan cinemas. The theatres are Excel Cine...


‘Moonlight’ upsets ‘La La Land’ for top Oscar after major gaffe

/ Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

Jeremy Kleiner (L), Adele Romanski and Barry Jenkins pose backstage with their Best Picture Award for ‘Moonlight.’ won at the ...


‘Logan’ – Another Hugh Jackman explosive adventure film

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) returns for another explosive adventure in this sequel from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios.  He has w...


Sri Lankan cinema celebrated at Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2017

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

  The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris participated in the 23 Edition of the Vesoul Asian Film Festival which was held from 7-1...


The Colombo Jazz Festival – Brilliance across the musical spectrum!

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

Defining what jazz is supposed to be is a losing battle, but bringing some of its most enlightened, satisfying and least generic virtues into focus...


Brinkley, 63, back in swimsuit in Sports Illustrated

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

  AFP: Supermodel Christie Brinkley, 63, has become the oldest woman to appear in the famous Swimsuit edition of Sports Illus...


Voice of Asia Media Network relaunch

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

  Voice of Asia Media Network had a relaunch of its operations last week. Titled ‘Siyatha Parinamaya,’ the relau...


Get ready for a real showdown at Country Roads 2017

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

From left: Spencer Manuelpillai – Dilmah,  Nanda Wanninayaka – Horizon Lanka Foundation, Teresa Santos – Cargills (Ceylon), ...


Proteus from Hong Kong returns to Curve Tapas Bar

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Curve Tapas Bar – promoting excellent live bands weekly – presents Proteus from Hong Kong with none other than Umara Rifky on vocals an...


Sri Lankan origin filmmaker Anushka wins at the British Academy Film Awards

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan origin filmmaker, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara’s stop-motion animated film ‘A Love Story’ won the award for Best Briti...


10th Annual Typo Day to be held in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Typo Day 2017, an event meant to explore the finer aspects of typography and calligraphy, will be held for the first time in Sri Lanka from 23 to 2...


Annual music festival paying homage to great carnatic today

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organising Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to th...


Supernatural psychological horror film Rings in Lankan cinemas today

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

American supernatural psychological horror film Rings will be released today three Sri Lankan cinemas  Excel Cinema, Liberty Lite and Sky Li...


Sri Lanka marks decade of presence at 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

February brings not only the call of the north wind; but borne on its wings comes the call from the lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handic...


Jazz Band RMXD at L.A.B, Hilton Colombo

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Hilton Colombo has announced that sophisticated jazz band RMXD will perform at the hotel’s lounge & bar, L.A.B on 17 February from 8 p.m....


Classical Virtuosos take centre stage at March SOSL Concert

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

  A stellar line up of classical virtuosos will perform scintillating scores by some of the world’s most renowned compo...


Chinese film festival next week

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

The 2nd Chinese Film Festival will be held at the National Film Corporation Theater Tharangani Hall from 15th to 21th February 2017.  Its op...


When will I see my royalties? The Three Degrees sue Sony

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

Reuters: The Three Degrees, a female vocal group best known for the 1974 smash “When Will I See You Again,” has sued Sony Music Enterta...


Iflix wins 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Video on Demand Company of the Year

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading internet TV service for emerging markets offering subscribers thousands of TV shows, movies and more, was named th...


Mercedes Benz Colombo Jazz Festival announces incredible lineup

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

Shalin Balasuirya Co Founder Spa Ceylon, Deni Dukic GM Galle Face Hotel, Dinesh Gunaratne Mercedes Benz, Gehan Fernando Chairman of the C...


Today's Columnists

IMF, McKinsey not the panacea for our ills; decisiveness, empowerment and selfless politicians are essential

28 February 2017

  By a Special Correspondent The past 18 months have been, possibly, one of the darkest, and bleakest, periods, in recent times, for Sri Lankan businesses and entrepreneurs. While there has been an improvement during this...


Philippine lessons for Sri Lanka tourism and economy

28 February 2017

  There has been a continuous debate on evaluating the impact of tourism on a country’s economy. Sri Lanka in particular has grown from $ 500 million in 2009 to $ 4,000 million currently in 2016 which indicates the powe...


Restoring ‘Economic Democracy’: Is it an elusive goal?

27 February 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena Promised delivery of economic democracy to people One of the pledges made by the present Government in its election manifesto titled ‘The Five Point Plan for creating a new country in 60 mont...


Signifying ‘Sigmoid’ for Sri Lankans

27 February 2017

Being proactive is becoming a rarity. Protests for rights have become a regular occurrence. Conducting post-mortems after a tragedy is not something uncommon to us. All of the above point to the need for a fresh approach towards survival and succe...


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