Entertainment / Arts

Kandy Book Fair 2018 from 27 June to 1 July

Views - 57 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

A wonderful opportunity awaits the country’s book lovers as the historic Kandy City is ready yet again to host the ‘Kandy Book Fair’,


Annual Young Soloists Concert features soloist Dmitri Gunatilake

Views - 25 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Talented Soprano Dmitri Gunatilake performs a scintillating collective of well-loved arias including Puccini’s ‘O mio babbino


Draw what inspires you and win exciting prizes at BOC’s Little Picasso art competition

Views - 34 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:31

In line with the bank’s 79th Anniversary celebrations, the Bank of Ceylon is once again set to conduct the ‘Little Picasso’ art competition among school children and reward their talents with valuable gifts. The bank will not only reward the ch


NDB Amayuru Swara ends on soulful note

Views - 15 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

A night of musical miscellany titled “Amayuru Swara” was organised recently by the NDB Staff Recreation Club at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. The event featured renowned artists who turned an ordinary night into a soulful evening o


Knightfall Season 1 now only on Iflix

Views - 23 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce the exclusive premiere of hit series, Knightfall. Now anyone in Sri Lanka with or without an active iflix subscription can stream or download all 10 epis


Final exhibition by Marie-Caroline Senlis in Sri Lanka

Views - 18 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

This year, the French Spring Festival organizes a pre-festival photography and sculpture exhibition, OPEN STUDIO, by Marie-Caroline Senlis. This final exhibition in Sri Lanka by Marie-Caroline Senlis gathers extracts from three years of work in Sri


Prosperous start for ‘Street Latin Night’ in Fort

Views - 158 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

By Jiwon Jung The Hospital Street in Fort was crowded with people. It was illuminated with varied spotlights with dancers swirling and twisting to the beat, smudged in the atmosphere. Passionate movements from the dancers as well as soft and gentle m


Fairway National Literary Awards 2018: Call for entries

Views - 17 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The Fairway National Literary Awards competition, now in its fourth consecutive year of operation, has fast grown to assume


Two young designers from Sri Lanka attend Nippon Paint’s Young Designer Summit 2017/18 in Malaysia

Views - 18 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Nippon Paint sponsored two young designers from Sri Lanka following their ascent to the top spots at the Asia Young


Bigger and better experience at The Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018

Views - 27 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale announced its return to Sri Lanka today at a press conference held at Park Street Mews, Colombo.


Union Bank, exclusive corporate partner for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ by Universal Pictures

Views - 25 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Union Bank will be the exclusive corporate partner for the first-ever movie to be premiered in Sri Lanka by Universal Pictures, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.


‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ hits 29 Lankan cinemas on 8 June before US

Views - 1015 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

American epic action-adventure science fiction film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will be screened in 29 Sri Lankan


We Are Designers announces partnership with global actor platform Cast Me Club

Views - 264 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

We Are Designers (www.wearedesigners.net), a 360-degree full service digital agency based in Colombo, established


New faces to MPI Board

Views - 42 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Well known film producer and director of MPI Film Circuit, Dr. Arosha Fernando said that the seasoned film actor, director


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ looks to edge past $ 100 m for holiday weekend

Views - 10 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): Estimates for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ are continuing to fly low.


‘Sesame Street’ creators sue backer of raunchy puppet film

Views - 13 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): The creators of ‘Sesame Street’ have filed a lawsuit against the distributor of an upcoming raunchy


Duet Kathak recital by ICCR scholars from Sri Lanka on 6 June

Views - 10 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (Indian Cultural Centre), High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting


Dialog Partners with ALTBalaji to introduce original Indian content through ViU app

Views - 22 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced its partnership with ALTBalaji, an exclusive


Film Island starts work on Prasanna’s epic movie: ‘Gaadi’

Views - 523 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Prasanna Vithanage has embarked on his dream film project ‘Gaadi’ (Children of the Sun); a period drama, placed during


Carnival Movies Lanka takes Yashodhara to Singapore

Views - 155 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Carnival Movies Lanka (CML) will initiate its first movie export to Singapore with Carnival Movies International as the distributor. ‘Yashodhara’ will be screened in Carnival Cinemas, Singapore from 2 June.


Sri Lanka at 15th International Film & TV Programme Exhibition in Beijing

Views - 18 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing participated in the 15th International Film and TV Programme Exhibition, which was held from 17 to 19 May


Sony becomes world’s biggest music publisher

Views - 16 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.


Jayashree honoured for directing short film “Little Girls Sara”

Views - 325 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Jayashree Das who was the second unit director for the 2013 Sinhalese epic biographical film “Sri Siddhartha Gautama” was recently honored


Kathak recital by Dr. Tina Tambe at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 16 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Kathak, a classical dance form originating from North India is one of the most popular dance forms in Sri Lanka. Dr. Tina Tambe, Artistic


‘Fragments of Nature’ exhibition tomorrow, to help cancer patients

Views - 15 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Fragments of Nature, an exhibition and sale of selected colour photographs by Chitra Premaratne Stuiver, will be held tomorrow (26) in Colombo.


Rotaract Club of Colombo East’s ‘Noise 2018: Finals’ on 1 June

Views - 40 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Since its inception in 2016, NOISE has been one of the flagship projects of the Rotaract Club of Colombo East under the avenue of public relations.


Get hypnotised at L.A.B, Hilton Colombo!

Views - 40 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Starting 17 May, the L.A.B (Lounge & Bar) at the Hilton Colombo will transform into one big party venue! There will be special F&B menus to keep you going through the night.


Excel Restaurants takes over Floor by O! and Shore by O!

Views - 24 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Excel Restaurants Ltd., a subsidiary of Browns Investments PLC (BI), was granted franchise rights of Floor by O! and Shore


John Travolta receives Variety Cinema Icon Award

Views - 14 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): John Travolta was honoured with Variety’s first Cinema Icon Award at a party on 15 May


Modigliani nude fetches $ 157 m at NY auction

Views - 16 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): A nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s on Monday,


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National prosperity through quality and productivity

Monday, 16 July 2018

I was so delighted to get involved with the national convention of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) with the fitting theme, “National Prosperity through World Class Quality and Productivity”.


Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds): A realistic and authentic film

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara is a bright star in the cinematic firmament of Sri Lanka. His second feature film ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds) is currently being screened in Sri Lanka. The film completed in 2016 has been shown at several inte


Yameen regime in Maldives turns to Islamic countries for support

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Abdulla Yameen Government in the Maldives is turning to Islamic countries in a bid to resist pressure from the West and India to restore democracy as per their prescription, and to do their bidding in economic, foreign policy and strategic matter


Of Erdogan, Mahinda and Gota or the dance of the Vidayaka Janadhipathi

Saturday, 14 July 2018

We have been talking about Turkey’s Erdogan who recently won electoral support to be the country’s first Executive President. At the elections, Turkey began digging its grave. To be sure, one cannot blame th


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