Entertainment / Arts

Performers arrive in Colombo for Cinnamon Life’s Colombo Music Festival

Views - 17 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

The week leading up to the Colombo Music Festival presented by Cinnamon Life will be studded with the arrival of the stars who will make 18 August a day to remember. The excitement is building up across the Island with the news of their onset in the


‘Creative Activities for Children’ program by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House on 1 Sept.

Views - 16 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as ‘SomalathaSubasinghe Play House’ commences its next session of ‘Creative Activities for Children’ program on1September. The program is open to children from ages f


Oscars move to honour ‘popular’ movies sparks swift backlash

Views - 8 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): The Oscars will introduce a new award for popular films and the annual ceremony will be limited to three hours, organisers said on Wednesday, in a bid to stave off slumping audiences for the movie industry’s most prestigious


V.O.I.C.E National Youth Fest 2018 geared for greater glory

Views - 7 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The V.O.I.C.E National Youth Fest 2018, organised by Forerunner AG National Youth Ministries, returns this year for the fourth time at a new venue. This year’s youth conference and night rallies will be held at the Stein Studio complex in Ratmalan


‘Thundenek’ to soon be in cinemas

Views - 10 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The latest Sinhala language movie ‘Thundenek’ or ‘Her, Him, the other’ produced by the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation and directed by Asoka Handagama, Prasanna Vithanage and Vimukthi Jay


Tokyo Cement chimes in with The Music Project for 2nd year

Views - 16 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Tokyo Cement Group has extended their sponsorship with The Music Project for the second year.The Music Project


iflix Sri Lanka premieres first local hit series, Koombiyo

Views - 43 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, has announced the addition of Sinhalese crime drama ‘Koombiyo’ to its extensive library of regional and international content.


Somalatha Subasinghe Theatre annual festival from 9 to 12 Aug. at Lionel Wendt

Views - 93 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Somalatha Subasinghe Play House presents its annual theatre festival for children and youth from 9 to 12 August, at Lionel Wendt Theatre.


Lakna Kithmini’s art exhibition this weekend at Lionel Wendt

Views - 75 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Talented young artist Lakna Kithmini will hold her solo art exhibition titled ‘The styles’ on 4 and 5 August from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lionel Wendt Art Centre, Colombo 7.


Demi Lovato awake after suspected overdose

Views - 9 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): US pop singer Demi Lovato, who has spoken openly about her history of drug and alcohol abuse, is awake after she was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday suffering from a suspected overdose, according to media reports. Lo


Spice Girls really really are reforming, says Mel B

Views - 7 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): British pop band The Spice Girls are getting back together again, band member Mel B said this week. The singer, also known as Scary Spice, told a British television talk show that all five Spice Girls have agreed to the reunion. “


‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’ from Saturday in 20 Lankan cinemas

Views - 269 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

American action spy film ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’ will be screened in 20 Sri Lankan cinemas from Saturday 28 July onwards. The cinemas are Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Savoy 3D – Colombo, Excel – Colombo, Sky Lite – Malabe, NIT - Kurun


Launch of ‘Mama Donkarayayi’ music video on 1 August

Views - 62 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The ceremonial launch of the music video ‘Mama Donkarayayi’ (I am Echo) based on a song written by Asoka Handagama and composed by Chitral Somapala and sung by Indika Upamali will be held at the NFC’s Tharangani Cinema on at 4 p.m. on 1 August.


Cinnamon Life presents worldwide smash hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ for first time in South Asia

Views - 110 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The sensational feel-good musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ will come to the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre for an eight-day run from 22-30 December as part of the international tour. ‘Mamma Mia!’ is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging th


Boyzone to put SL on the map

Views - 42 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

When Boyzone blares out that first vintage tune on 16 August at a packed CR&FC grounds, Dilshad Hassan,


‘Mamma Mia!’ sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere

Views - 11 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of “Mamma Mia” took over a London


Keep up with Saasha.k’s iflix playlist

Views - 28 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is proud to welcome Sri Lankan musical sensation and host, Saasha.K, as an iflixPlaylister.


UPU announces theme of next year’s International Letter-Writing Competition

Views - 121 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Berne: “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People organised by the Universal Postal Union (UPU).


Kathak recital by Lankans on 26 July

Views - 8 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

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


Japanese Film Festival in Colombo this weekend

Views - 43 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Japanese Film Festival – 2018 will be held at National Film Corporation Theatre, 303, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,


Lip gloss boss: Kylie Jenner to be youngest self-made billionaire

Views - 22 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): Reality TV star Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States


Sri Lanka-Viet Nam Friendship Concert

Views - 21 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka and 48 years of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam


Selyn dresses Soul Sounds Youth Choir at World Choir Games

Views - 22 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The Soul Sounds Academy Children’s Choir proudly adorned the Sri Lankan ethical brand Selyn at the prestigious World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa.


Mobiworld launches Blaupunkt Audio Systems in Sri Lanka

Views - 69 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Mobiworld Ltd., has launched globally iconic, German-made Blaupunkt Audio Systems in Sri Lanka. Starting


‘Indiana Jones 5’ delayed again, until 2021

Views - 8 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Harrison Ford’s big screen return as adventurer Indiana Jones has been pushed back until 2021


Sri Dharanee Performing Arts Theatre to kick-start ‘cultural promenade’ for upcoming tourist season

Views - 60 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first ever dedicated performing arts theatre for cultural entertainment for tourists, gears up to kick-start an exquisite


Abhimani European Film Festival for Colombo PRIDE 2018

Views - 48 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The Abhimani European Film Festival for Colombo PRIDE, organised by LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation EQUAL GROUND


‘Sri Lanka Medical Association Doctors’ Concert’ on 28 July

Views - 31 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

It is a common belief and a much bandied general impression that medical doctors are a very serious set of people who


American action film Skyscraper in 20 Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 17 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Skyscraper, the American action film starring Dwayne Johnson, will be shown in 20 cinemas from today. They


Hindustani violin recital on 18 July

Views - 11 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting a Hindustani violin recital


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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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