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Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017 brings the city alive

Views - 23 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

The city’s most anticipated multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival, Cinnamon Colomboscope, launched its 2017 edition with a powerful message and an impressive mix of works from local and international artists.


Fairway Colombo presents ‘Art and Jazz on the Street’

Views - 14 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Fairway Colombo, the city hotel of Fairway Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading business conglomerates, is taking the initiative to promote local art and jazz in the city of Colombo. This follows the successful launch of Fairway Colombo Street Foo


Art exhibition on ‘Disappearance’ at Saskia Fernando Gallery

Views - 30 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

P. Pushpakanthan first presented his work in a group show curated by his University Professor and established contemporary artist Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan.


‘Unlocked,’ another spy-thriller film from former James Bond Director

Views - 20 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

‘Unlocked’ is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Michael Apted and written by Peter O’Brien. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich and Toni Collette. Ever since the Bourne trilogy came along and jac


Fairway National Literary Awards: Past winners revisited

Views - 197 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

The countdown to the announcement of the 2017 shortlist for the Fairway National Literary awards allows a moment of retrospective reflection about the FNLA, the prize and its past winners. The FNLA was launched in 2015 to encourage, recognise and


Blockbuster soundtracks at SOSL POPS concert

Views - 202 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

  16 and 17 September at Bishop’s College Auditorium Soloists Bhathiya Jayakody, Shehara Liyanage, Dinushka Jayawickreme, Amandhi Caldera  Transport yourself into worlds beyond – from The Lord


Launch of the book ‘The Twins’ today

Views - 183 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Foremost Books will launch its publication ‘The Twins’ a story by Ananda Liyanage on 25 Áugust at 4 p.m. at the National Library and Documentation Services Board Auditorium, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7.  In addition to


“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is bound to take you by surprise!

Views - 214 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

  Screens at Majestic and Empire Cineplex  “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor. The film stars Rya


Sequel to famous climate change movie at Liberty by Scope Cinemas

Views - 200 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will hit the Liberty by Scope Cinemas today. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close


Launch of three books on Sinhala theatre by Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja

Views - 269 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Veteran filmmaker Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja is hardly known to the present generation as a dramatist but it is ascertained that his early career was committed to the theatre of Sri Lanka. Pathiraja, a university don, earned his Master degree (MA)


Workshops and performance by Santiniketan Friends

Views - 189 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organising workshops and performances by Santiniketan Friends on 29, 30 and 31 August at Indian Cultural Centre auditorium located at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, and Colombo 07.   Santiniketan friends


Contemporary art boom is ‘historic change’ in art market

Views - 269 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

AFP: The art market is entering a “new era of prosperity” driven for the first time by rising prices for contemporary art, the world’s biggest art market index said. The $110.5 million (93 million euros) paid for a painting by


An artful way to donate and collect

Views - 313 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

  The Silent Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art organised by the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind in collaboration with the Saskia Fernando Gallery tomorrow at Temple Trees Auditorium  The Silent Auction


Rivera and Frida on show in Colombo 1 to 3 Sept. to celebrate Mexican National Day

Views - 271 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

‘A smile in the middle of the way’ – an exhibition showcasing the lives of Mexican artists Diego Rivera  and Frida Kahlo, organized by the Mexican Consulate on behalf of the Mexican Embassy, will be held from 1 to 3 Septemb


Longlist announced for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017

Views - 459 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

  Lankans Ashok Ferrey and Anuk Arudpragasam among 13 South Asian authors in contention for the coveted prize  The much anticipated longlist for the $ 25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 was announced


Cinnamon Colomboscope: The meeting point for business, tourism and art

Views - 450 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

  Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts along with the John Keells Foundation, and state patronage through Sri Lanka Tourism, links the tourism industry to the arts through EUNIC’s brainchild, Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017 


iflix introduces channels and personalisation features to offer users all new personalised iflix exp

Views - 413 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, has released an all new revamped and improved iflix user experience and features. The upgrade represents the latest evolution to iflix’s wor


4th Asia Pacific Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations – Colombo 2017

Views - 709 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Colombo’s choral music lovers will be uniquely privileged to experience a week-long festival of choral competitions, friendship concerts and gala celebration concerts when the Asia Pacific Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations take over the


Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Views - 604 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show and a parent


‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ is sure to drive everybody nuts!

Views - 680 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

  This animated family entertainment shortly screens in 3D at Majestic and Empire Cineplex  ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Cal Brun


Oscar nominee to perform in Sri Lanka for India@70 on Tuesday

Views - 3 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

To celebrate 70 years of independence of India – India@70 – the High Commission of India is organising a special event on 15 August in Colombo, featuring performance by legendary percussion maestro Pandit Bickram Ghosh and his fusion


iflix secures additional $ 133 m funding

Views - 602 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

  Follows successful global rollout of its service in emerging markets  iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, has announced it has completed a


Dr. Arosha Fernando acquires Cine Link, the first production house in Sri Lanka

Views - 923 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Taking a further step in his media career, well known film, teledrama and stage play producer Dr. Arosha Fernando who has produced 16 films, six teledramas and two stage plays, a total of 24 productions in a short span of four years, has acquired


Cinnamon Colomboscope, a festival of art

Views - 898 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

  Exploring art, culture and the environment  Cinnamon Colomboscope is the only multidisciplinary arts festival of its kind in Sri Lanka, annually attracting a growing audience of media, travellers, art lovers, co


Bharathanatya recital by twin sisters

Views - 688 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Two students from the Vishaka Vidyalaya Colombo will be presenting a Bharathanatyam recital at Bishop’s College Auditorium on 4 August. Twin daughters of Ishani and Sagara Jayasinghe, these two girls, Miyuni and Thenugi, were trained by Alok


Photography exhibition on Sri Lanka by French photographer Cedric Gatillon

Views - 786 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

  From 15 to 25 August from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Black Cat Café (11 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7)   The French embassy and the Alliance Française de Kotte in partnership with Black Cat Café


What of the 43’ Group?: Collector’s Desk edition 5

Views - 693 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Considered to be the forefathers of Sri Lankan Modern Art, the ‘43 Group has contributed immensely to the recognition of local art internationally. Characterised by their adaptation of the European art movement of the early 1900s in style, t


‘An Odissi Expression’: The odyssey that is Anugamana

Views - 684 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Anugamana, (the ongoing journey) presented by the Indian Cultural Centre Colombo at the Russian Cultural Centre recently, was an offering of Odissi dance showcasing the talent of Sri Lankan born Nritta Ganeshi Manoharan, and daughter of a leading


Dolby Atmos: Experience the amazing sound revolution of the digital family

Views - 749 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Just imagine you’re in a cinema theatre and enjoying a movie, and then at the next minute you’re in a jungle, hearing the chirping of the birds, the giant roar of lions and the magnificent trumpeting of the elephants, and then you&rsq


Oscar nominee to perform in Sri Lanka for India at 70

Views - 673 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

To celebrate 70 years of independence of India – India@70 – the High Commission of India is organising a special event on 15 August in Colombo, featuring performance by legendary percussion maestro Pandit Bickram Ghosh and his fusion b


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