Entertainment / Arts

Fairway National Literary Awards 2016: Shortlists out shortly

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:02

The long-awaited shortlists of novels for the Fairway National Literary Awards 2016 will be announced on 30 August. With a record number of entries...


Würth to support Colomboscope: Multidisciplinary arts festival

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

Würth Lanka Ltd., the Sri Lankan subsidiary of German trading giant Würth AG, announced a sponsorship for the Colomboscope a unique digit...


Jennifer Lawrence world’s highest paid actress, Deepika Padukone 10th

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

 Reuters: ‘Hunger Games’ star Jennifer Lawrence on Tuesday topped a Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid actress...


Photojournalist Srilal Gomes’ autobiography debuts

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

The autobiography of veteran photojournalist Srilal Gomes, who passed away recently, was launched yesterday at the Mahaweli Centre Audit...


Swarnavahini to broadcast DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

The Swarnavahini television channel, part of the EAP Broadcasting Company recently launched its first-ever DC series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow&rs...


Olympic Challenge at Majestic Cineplex

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

An exciting new promotion has begun for all the moviegoers at the Majestic Cineplex. Coca-Cola has partnered with Majestic Cineplex to put together...


J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new ‘Harry Potter’ books

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): Just when we thought the Harry Potter franchise was finally over, Rowling says “J.K.” Author J.K. Rowling ...


Ceylon Theatres presents the movie ‘Bad Moms’

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

In a story very much dedicated to overworked mothers who seemingly seem to balance work and family life, the film ‘Bad Moms’ i...


Amphitheatre and SriLankan Cares presents ‘Fifty-Fifty’ from 9-11 September

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

   Amphitheatre in collaboration with SriLankan Cares – the community development arm of SriLankan Airlines – present...


John Keells Foundation supports local artists at Cinnamon Colomboscope

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:00

EUNIC Sri Lanka together with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts presents the fourth edition of Cinnamon Colomboscope; a contemporary and multidi...


‘Guru Vanthanam’ recital by former students of Shrimathy Nalayini Rajathurai

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:00

Guru Vanthanam, a Bharathanatyam recital has been organised by the former students of Shrimathy Nalayini Rajathurai, retired former Director for Da...


iflix expands to South Asia with Lanka launch

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:02

By Shiran Illanperuma Online video-on-demand streaming service iflix launched operations in Sri lanka last week marking the service’s first...


Seylan Tikiri holders enjoy fun filled, rewarding day

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:02

Seylan Tikiri, the most preferred children savings account in the country took another initiative to  engage with their young customers by pro...


Futuristic art takes centre-stage at Cinnamon Colomboscope 2016

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:01

The Ramadan Project, My Ramadan, image from exhibition Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke and Isusu Kumarasinghe, Close to the B...


Getting down to business with Phileas Fogg

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:01

This weekend expect a riot of activity as the thespians of Royal College Colombo prepare to set sail on a journey that will take you ‘Around ...


Ceylon Theatres cinemas bring you “Pete’s Dragon”

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:01

A re-imagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete a...


Nominees for 21st Sumathi Awards announced

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:01

Sumathi Awards Chairman and Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala (second from left) at the media briefing along with from left: ITN CEO Cha...


Beatlemania in Colombo on 16 August

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:01

‘All You Need Is Love’ is the theme for Samutthana’s 10th year celebration. And what a celebration it’s going to b...


Enjoy ‘All Things Cheesy’ at The Manhattan Fish Market this August

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:00

The Manhattan Fish Market offers customers a delectable treat this August with the ‘All Things Cheesy’ promotion from 10 August at the ...


Ceylon Theatres rewards viewers with Hindi thriller ‘Rustom’

/ Friday, 12 August 2016 00:00

Akshay Kumar has already played an Indian intelligence officer (Baby), Armyman (Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off-Duty) and a patriotic do-gooder min...


Today's Columnists

Going back to the basics: SMEs need a single line ministry

30 August 2016

Let’s accept it - we are facing challenging times politically and economically. While some can blame the past, the fact of the matter is that the private sector is crying out for policy consistency and the support of the public sector throug...


Towards a mosquito-free monsoon

30 August 2016

Mosquitos spread life-threatening diseases; control them now Mosquitos are a pest with no equal. Though not all mosquitos transmit life-threatening diseases, those that do kill approximately 725,000 people worldwide every year. When n...


Economics of A.S Jayawardena Part III: AS’s short spell as Central Bank’s Economic Research Director

29 August 2016

The summary of the episodes so far The first part of this series looked at how AS, a radical socialist economist in his young days, was converted to a free market economic thinker. The second part dealt with how he took forward the mission of th...


Tourism can be Sri Lanka’s oil well if we drill with the correct marketing tools

29 August 2016

  Branding is a promise that will persuade tourists to come to Sri Lanka. It must be based on meeting the needs of the tourists from our target markets.The real challenge is to really understand these needs Success depends on ...


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