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SOSL presents a tribute to Dr. Earle De Fonseka

Views - 14 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

In continuing its 60 year celebrations, the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka pays tribute to one of its guiding lights on 19 October at 7:30 p.m. at the Ladies College Hall, Colombo

Swarnavahini and EAP Films present Dedunu Akase (Mirror of Life)

Views - 1095 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

Popular TV channel Swarnavahini and EAP Films will release a groundbreaking movie ‘Dedunu Akase’ (Mirror of Life) on 12 October in EAP Cinemas.

A ‘loverly’ evening courtesy of the Workshop Players

Views - 101 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

Well, folks, it’s that time of the year again - when the Workshop Players will be putting on a show for the 25th time! This year is particularly special to the Workshop family as 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Workshop Players (WSP).

Zoya at The Sooriya Village

Views - 17 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

India-born, California-raised songstress Zoya will be flying down to Sri Lanka to be part of a series of a music exchange programs hosted by The Sooriya Village as a part of its Workshop and Performance series.

The A&K Lit Fest promises a mouthwatering pickle of literature

Views - 13 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

The A&K Lit Fest comes alive for the third consecutive year with its promise of promoting the Sri Lankan identity through literature. Following two successful chapters, the literary festival is set to feature this year on Saturday, 7 October, at the

Friday Matinee: Manjhi – The Mountain Man (Hindi) at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 7 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre will be screening Hindi film titled ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ directed by Ketan Mehta and produced by Nina Latha Gupta and Deepa Sahi starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Aptein lead roles, on Friday

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 announces LSE Literary Event

Views - 24 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

The world’s literati gathered at the renowned London School of Economics & Political Science as the eagerly awaited shortlist

Born with a darker tan

Views - 24 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

One of the most regressive ideals that sadly continue to thrive in most parts of South Asia is the obsession with fairness

International Institute of Knowledge Management organises 4th Int’l Conference on Arts and Humanitie

Views - 89 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) has organised the 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017 (ICOAH 2017) during 21-22 September

AV Productions marks 25 years with gala celebration

Views - 28 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s integrated audio visual solutions pioneer AV Productions commemorated its 25th anniversary with a gala celebration at Waters Edge recently.

Beyond the footlights: A peek at event life from the other side of the curtain

Views - 561 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

In the world of local entertainment it is almost impossible not to have heard or seen the work of Imran Saibo and his company Funtime

Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America

Views - 9 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Atlantic City, N.J. (Reuters): An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest.

Bill Clinton’s upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series

Views - 9 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): Former US President Bill Clinton’s debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series.

Tom Cruise starring “American Made” in Lankan cinemas from Friday

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Hollywood’s latest thriller “American Made” will be shown from 29 September at Liberty By Scope Cinemas , Arena Katugastota , Sky Lite Malabe , Raja Jaffna.

RED FM welcomes new Channel Head

Views - 20 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

RED FM, the English radio station of Sky Media Networks announced the appointment of Riyaz (Shaq) Shah Jahan as its new Channel Head effective September 2017.

JAT Technologies’ ‘Audio Visual and ELV Experience Centre’ offers mind blowing experience

Views - 14 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

JAT Technologies invites you to open your senses to a mind blowing Audio Visual and ELV (Extra Low Voltage Solutions – CCTV, IPTV/MATV, Access Control, PA, Fire Alarm, Home Automation) experience at the newly opened centre at 160 1/1, Nawala Road N

‘Faces in Different Places’: Art exhibition by Elizabeth Moir Senior School

Views - 31 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The senior students of Elizabeth Moir School are all set to present their annual art exhibition under the theme ‘Faces in Different Places’. As the title suggests the paintings will focus on faces and places and will demonstrate the integration o

Etisalat’s Music App: Stream your favourite music anytime with no data charges

Views - 29 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The rhythm of life can be fine-tuned through music. It is the go to place for most of us whether to unwind after a busy day or to uplift our moods. However one might be limited with the playlist on their phones or worst – the data capacity can put

Dance the Night Away with the Oldies – Gatsby Style

Views - 98 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The Soup Bowl’s biggest charity event of the year, ‘Dance the Night Away with the Oldies – Gatsby Style’, an event especially organised for senior citizens living in Elders Homes will be hosted on Saturday, 23 September at IdeaHell, 45/6, Alw

Young Bruce Lee meets a master in ‘Birth of the Dragon’

Views - 14 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

‘Birth of the Dragon’ is a 2016 martial arts action film directed by George Nolfi and written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele. The film stars Philip Ng, Xia Yu, and Billy Magnussen.

‘Defining Dots’ art exhibition at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery

Views - 30 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

‘Defining Dots,’ a presentation of art by the students of the Hardy Centre of Art, is to be held on 30 September and 1 October, at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery Colombo 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

State Literary Awards Ceremony under President’s patronage

Views - 20 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The State Literary Awards Ceremony, an occasion to give due accolade to the literati who enrich the field of literature in Sri Lanka with their creations, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre last

Fairway National Literary Awards 2017 shortlist announced!

Views - 42 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The shortlist for the third Fairway National Literary Awards was announced recently at a gathering well attended by academics, literary enthusiasts and the media. The judges – all eminent persons in their respective fields – chose a total of 13 n

World’s biggest book sale in Sri Lanka for first time

Views - 78 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be in Sri Lanka from 5 to 15 October. The world’s biggest book sale will be held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). The event is supported by the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka.

Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Views - 9 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Two first-time female authors feature on the 2017 Man Booker Prize fiction shortlist which comprises three women and three men including best-selling US writer Paul Auster.

American horror film ‘Mother!’ in three cinemas from today

Views - 19 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The American horror film ‘Mother!’ will be released today in Liberty by Scope, Arena, Katugasthota and Sky Lite Malabe.

Cine City first with Dolby Atmos sound in Sri Lanka

Views - 31 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Cine City has opened to the general public with a glamorous new look, by adding the latest sound system of the digital family – the Dolby Atmos

Moratuwa YMCA conducts United Christian singing concert 2017

Views - 14 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The annual Christian singing concert was organised and conducted by the YMCA of Moratuwa for the fifth time at its main hall on 9 September.

‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’

Views - 31 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

A special signing ceremony of the book ‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’ the fascinating autobiography of Desmond de Silva QC and his life in the law, from the arrest of Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone,

Ready to savour Annasi and Kadalagotu this year?

Views - 7 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Last year we saw a ‘giraya’ yielding Lucy Hami glowering at Sherlock Holmes as Nasrudin looked on, while Thenali, Tom and Jinna worked together to get the ‘Water Horse’ back in motion.

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Kodak moments for Sri Lanka Tourism

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It was quite disheartening to see the tourism numbers for November 2017 dropping to 167,511 visitors at 0.2% growth against

Liberalising shipping and logistics: Cat out of the bag on THC too

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At the 2017 Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council AGM as the outgoing chairman, I urged the Government on the need for fully liberalising the shipping sector to reap the long-term benefits for Sri Lanka.

A universal good: How increased health coverage can help beat back antimicrobial resistance

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ensuring all people everywhere have access to health services that are affordable, of good quality and within reach is a public health imperative.

Towards sustainable green automobile beyond 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In the National Budget proposals for the year 2018, the Government has taken positive steps to promote the electric car segment

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