Entertainment / Arts

Liam Neeson in action packed thriller ‘The Commuter’

Views - 6 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

‘The Commuter’ is an action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi


A unique concert for a good cause

Views - 11 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

Rukshan Perera has over and over again has showcased his unique musical talents on stage – his jazz scatting, unreal two part


Cinnamon Life presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian’s Really Useful Group production of ‘The So

Views - 27 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life marked its partnership with David Ian Productions Ltd., Company Onstage Ltd. and the Broadway Asia Company LLC on Tuesday. David Ian Productions is a leading entertainment company and specializes in presenting large-scale theatrical pro


Pitch Perfect 3 in Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 70 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

Pitch Perfect 3 is to be released on 5 January 2018 at Liberty By Scope Cinemas, Sky Lite Malabe, Ruoo Cinema Katunayaka, Raja – Jaffna.


Anatomy of Violence: Screening, panel discussion with academy award-nominated Canadian Director Dee

Views - 21 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Embassy to Maldives, in partnership with United Nations Population Fund


Grand prizes to be won for photography and short films competition

Views - 5 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

To mark the celebration of World Hindi Day on 10 January 2018, an innovative contest ‘Alok Dhara’ will be conducted


Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted in UK honours list

Views - 5 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s honors list,


Jay-Z ‘confesses’ to Beyonce in ‘Family Feud’ music video

Views - 4 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce.


Whither rock? Beyonce, Eminem to headline Coachella

Views - 5 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

AFP: Beyonce, Eminem and The Weeknd will headline Coachella, promoters announced Tuesday, marking the first time that no rock act will be among the main attractions at the leading festival.


Veteran male rock’n’roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours

Views - 4 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday,


CBFC clears Bollywood movie ‘Padmavati’, objectors say protests to continue

Views - 23 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): India’s censors on Saturday cleared a controversial film backed by Viacom Inc that looks into the relationship of a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, after suggesting some modifications. The Bollywood film, which was slated to be re


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ tops $1 billion worldwide

Views - 6 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Ev


SLT PEO TV felicitates Dr. Lester James Peiris

Views - 20 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

A special felicitation ceremony was organised by Sri Lanka Telecom PEO TV to pay honour to Dr. Lester James Peiris, recently at Sri Lanka Film Corporation’s Tharangani Hall recently on a grand scale.


Recently released ‘Athage Wilapaya’ highlights ghastly elephant massacre in Sri Lanka

Views - 72 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

With the aim of raising awareness on elephant massacre that takes place in the country on a daily basis, a composition titled ‘Athage Wilapaya’ was released last week by Music Producer Chamath Sangeeth.


Grand prizes to be won for photography and short films competition

Views - 9 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

To mark the celebration of World Hindi Day on 10 January 2018, an innovative contest ‘Alok Dhara’ will be conducted by High Commission of India,


Permanent roadside gallery for ‘Green Path’ artists

Views - 17 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open Sri Lanka’s first permanent road-side gallery for the 60 plus artists who sell their work on the side-walks of Green Path


President hands over open display boards to street artists

Views - 17 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the open display boards established at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo to the street artists on 20 December.


Korea providing assistance in digital broadcasting Sri Lanka (SLRC, SLBC)

Views - 40 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

On Wednesday, 20 December, Ministry of Science and ICT and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a part of ODA business,


The Sound of Music to be performed for first time in South Asia

Views - 1312 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Cinnamon Life presents the 1965 American musical ‘The Sound of Music’ to Sri Lanka not just for the first time in the country but for the first time in South Asia as well.


Music at its best at the new Margarita Blue

Views - 18 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

The Margarita Blue of the Galadari Hotel, the popular pub in town, has gone through an all-new transformation with its recent refurbishment.


‘All the Money in the World’ proves money doesn’t buy happiness

Views - 11 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

‘All the Money in the World’ is an upcoming historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Scarpa,


iflix celebrates 10 billion minutes streamed in 2017

Views - 8 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to share its latest milestone – 10 billion minutes streamed across its platform in 2017.


British princes join Jedi knights at ‘Star Wars’ premiere in London

Views - 15 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:54

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film’s European premiere in London on Tuesday.


“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”: The latest Star Wars sequel promises action and excitement!

Views - 15 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:53

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Fo


“Daddy’s Home 2”: A great Christmas family movie with a captivating story!

Views - 15 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:52

“Daddy’s Home 2” is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris. It stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, and Mel Gibson.


Creative Activities for Children (CAC-Prog) by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House

Views - 6 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:51

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as Somalatha Subasinghe Play House commences its next session of ‘Creative Activities for Children’ program on 6 January 2018.


Cinematic extravaganza Dialog Ridee Reyak takes centre stage on Sunday

Views - 88 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:49

The stars from the Silver Screen will once again take centre stage for the 15th edition of Ridee Reyak, a cinematic extravaganza sponsored by Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunications services provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, for the third consecutive yea


Sitar recital by Indian artiste Ramprapanna Bhattacharya on 22 Dec.

Views - 44 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:00

Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organising a sitar recital by Indian artiste Ramprapanna Bhattacharya, a musician par excellence of Etahwagharana on 22 December at 6 p.m. at Indian Cultural Centre auditorium located at 16/2 Gregory’s Road,


SOSL unveils a Winter Wonderland at Family Christmas Concert

Views - 11 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:14

From the traditional to the classical, to the symphonic and the very familiar, get into the mood of Christmas as the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka decorates a score of Christmas music with all the sparkle, tinsel, glitter and shimmer to make the an


People’s Church presents ‘Christmas With The Star’

Views - 12 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

The People’s Church, Narahenpita presents ‘Christmas With The Star’, offering just the kind of festive cheer Colombo waits for all year. The event will be held on 12 and 13 December, at 7 p.m., at the Ladies College Auditorium, Colombo 07.


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Evergreen memories of actor-politician Vijaya Kumaratunga

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Popular film actor-politician Vijaya Kumaratunga was shot dead in cold blood on 16 February 1988. He was standing near the front gate of his Kirulapone residence on Polhengoda road and talking to an acquaintance when the assailants travelling in a tw


Asma Jahangir fought for human rights across borders

Saturday, 17 February 2018

When Asma Jahangir, the Pakistani human rights campaigner who single handedly took on the civil, military, and religious establishment in her country, died in Lahore on 11 February, she had spent 48 of her 66 years in the war against injustice.


Coalition crack-up: UNP putsch, SLFP rebellion

Friday, 16 February 2018

What were the reasons for the governmental crisis? The UNP arrogantly attempted a political putsch. Having promised


Lessons for Govt. from recent LG Elections

Friday, 16 February 2018

The impact of the Local Government elections on the political system has been unbelievable and decisive. According to newspapers


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