Entertainment / Arts

SLIIT students learn vital life-skills via ‘Viramaya 2018’

Views - 8 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The student community at SLIIT has the unique advantage of not only gaining knowledge in a specific area of study


Carnatic vocal recital by Darshani Arulanandam on 14 March

Views - 22 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be presenting a Carnatic Vocal recital by the Dharshani Arulanandam of Sri Lanka


Alston Koch performs at Academy Awards ‘After Party’

Views - 79 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Popular Asian entertainer Alston Koch entertains at the gala 90th Academy Awards


‘Escape 02’ – An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke

Views - 24 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

‘Escape 02’, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke, will be held over the weekend of 10 and 11 March from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo 7.


Screening of award-winning Indian biographical Hindi film ‘Mary Kom’ to celebrate International Wome

Views - 21 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be screening Hindi feature film ‘Mary Kom


Abans launches beats headphones

Views - 75 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Addressing the overwhelming demand for headphones and earphones, Abans, the authorised reseller and service provider


Sebastianities Stag Night – 2018 on 9 March

Views - 15 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

The annual Stag Night organised by the OBA of St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa will be held this year on Friday 9 March at Ramadiya Ranmal Holiday Resort, Moratuwa, commencing at 7.30 p.m.


Red carpet affair rolled out in Melbourne

Views - 271 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lankan born entrepreneur and businessman Jude De Silva, owner of Grand Receptions, comprising a trio of multipurpose event venues,


Jazz on the streets

Views - 15 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Jazz sensation Wycliffe Gordon and sextet staged a performance for the residents of Slave Island as part of the 70th anniversary


Russian classical ballet performance in Sri Lanka

Views - 41 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Enriching its society with the finest of art, Russia became home to some of the most notable ballerinas in the history of theatre


Dr. Arosha Fernando and Sadesh Kumar appointed to board of MPI film circuit

Views - 74 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

In an unprecedented move, former Working Director of ITN, former Senior Consultant of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka


Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

Views - 11 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world’s best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday


‘Kola Van’ performance art on 1 and 2 March

Views - 13 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Famous artist Sudath Abesekara, (Director of Artway Gallery) is organising a street drama named ‘Kola Van’ on 1 and 2 March at several locations.


Young Himayath Nuzraan launches ‘My World’ with noble cause

Views - 236 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Himayath Nuzraan, aged 10, last week launched his latest book titled ‘My World’, which includes his own illustrations.


“Her, Him, The other”

Views - 83 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The latest Sinhala movie directed by Asoka Handagama, Prasanna Vithanage and Vimukthi Jayasundara ‘Thundenek


Lord of the Flies at Lionel Wendt from tomorrow

Views - 25 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The English Drama Society of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia will present William Golding’s Lord of the Flies from tomorrow


Kala Pola this Sunday

Views - 12 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The Silver Anniversary edition of Sri Lanka’s acclaimed open-air art fair, Kala Pola, will take place along Ananda Coomaraswamy


Wycliffe Gordon in Colombo to jazz up #USASL70

Views - 26 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Join American jazz sensation Wycliffe Gordon and the US Embassy for a celebration of 70 years of US-Sri Lankan partnership (#USASL70).


‘Gajaman’ – Pioneering 3D animation movie using motion capture technology coming soon

Views - 2455 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The first ever three dimensional (3D) animation movie in Sri Lanka, using motion capture technology, is planned to be released under the title of ‘Gajaman’.


Bold and confrontational: Winners of Fairway National Literary Awards pave way forward for Sri Lanka

Views - 13 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Gao Xingjian could not have put it better when he wrote “It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth


Best of French cinema in Colombo next week

Views - 53 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Bonjour Cinema 2018 will start with its first movie at the Empire Cineplex on 21 and 28 February at 7 p.m. with the film ‘Cezanne and Me’ by Daniele Thompson.


Renowned Russian singer Vladimir Markin to perform in Sri Lanka

Views - 22 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

World renowned Russian Singer Vladimir Markin is to perform in Sri Lanka for the first time on 17 February at 5 p.m. at the Russian Centre Auditorium.


Israel awards top literature prize to novelist critical of its policies

Views - 10 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s national prize for literature, one of its most prestigious honours, is to be awarded this year


Swan Lake: The tale of an enchanted princess

Views - 24 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

It was the year 1877, when the tale of a young girl named Odette was finally staged at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow


Hindi film ‘Jolly LLB’ screening at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 11 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre will be screening national award winning Hindi film ‘Jolly LLB’ at 3 p.m. on Friday 23 February


Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana: Festival of Carnatic Music on Friday at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 18 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organising Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer St. Thyagaraja Swamy, on Friday 16 February at 5 p.m. at Saraswathie Ha


Fill your heart with the Sound of Music

Views - 24 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Catch the musical that is beloved by generations in Colombo this week By Uditha Jayasinghe For many Sri Lankans, the strains of Do-Re-Mi are as familiar as nursery rhymes. Many came across it even before they knew the tune belongs to the iconic mu


The Sound of Music rehearsals

Views - 22 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

The rehearsals for The Sound of Music are being held ahead of its performance from 14 to 18 February at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian’s Really Useful Group production of The Sound of Music is presented by Cinnamon Life


‘Black Panther’ gets superhero reception from critics

Views - 12 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): ‘Black Panther’, the first black standalone Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa


Exhibition of Sri Lankan paintings at UN headquarters

Views - 24 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

An exhibition of paintings by eminent Sri Lankan artist S.H. Sarath was opened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 6 February


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