Entertainment / Arts

Family comedy ‘Playing with Fire’ in 5 Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 13 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

American family comedy ‘Playing with Fire’ will be screened in five Lankan cinemas from today. They are Liberty by Scope Cinemas; Empire - Colombo; MC Cinemas – Colombo; Scope Cinemas (CCC) – Colombo-2 and PVR – Colombo. The film stars John


YMCA Moratuwa conducts Annual Carols Service – 2019

Views - 13 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

YMCA Moratuwa conducted its Annual Carols Service -2019 recently at its main hall. The main focus was on singing of carols by its Children’s club. Carols were also sung by groups from the ‘Y’s Men’s club of Moratuwa, the YWCA of Moratuwa and


HNB ushers in Christmas with Annual Carol Service

Views - 12 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Keeping up to the old tradition and to usher in the Christmas season, staff of HNB PLC got together to perform at the annual carol service. Chief Guest Bishop of Kurunegala Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera graced the occasion which was held at the


ComBank heralds Christmas with evocative carol service

Views - 14 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

‘Miracle in a Manger’ was the evocative theme of the annual carol service of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon at the Bishop’s College Auditorium recently. The service brought together senior management, staff and their families in a celebration of


KPMG Christmas carols

Views - 114 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

KPMG in Sri Lanka celebrated the sphere of Christmas at an evening of carols and fellowship with KPMG employees, friends and families on 18 December at Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo. The carols were sung by the KPMG choir, who met the challenge


35th Kalabooshana State Awards Ceremony

Views - 12 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook The Ministry of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs had organised the 35th Kalabooshana State Awards Ceremony that was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre C


Christmas carols at Pan Asia Bank to celebrate spirit of the season

Views - 11 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Pan Asia Bank recently organised an evening of Christmas carols to celebrate the spirit of the season. At this event which was held at Pan Asia Bank’s Head Office, talented choristers of Pan Asia Bank staff showcased their talents to the audience w


Cinnamon Lakeside’s debut Children’s Christmas Choir Festival celebrates magic of Christmas

Views - 29 Monday, 23 December 2019 00:00

For the first time in Sri Lanka, over 400 children participated in the Children’s Christmas Choir Festival curated by Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, where internationally award-winning Russian all-female choir Alye Parusa, directed by Elena Volodina, p


Most popular New Year’s Eve dance Blast Thru 2019 at Ramada Colombo

Views - 28 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Blast Thru, one of the most popular New Year’s Eve dances of the past 30 years, is back after a hiatus of three years. Hosted at Ramada Colombo’s Liberty Ballroom, Blast Thru 2019 promises to be one of Colombo’s hottest tickets this New Year


Uncover: An art exhibition by the Shyamala School of Art

Views - 43 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya With no limitations in terms of technique, subject matter, and mediums, Uncover, an exhibition by the Shyamala School of Art, displayed a diverse and unique collection of work. At Uncover, no two pieces of art looked


Bank of Ceylon Christian Association stages 54th Christmas Carol Service

Views - 18 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon Christian Association celebrated its 54th Christmas Carol Service in December 2019 with the patronage of the bank’s CEO and General Manager Senarath Bandara and members of corporate and executive management. The service was atte


People’s Bank Christmas carols bring joy of the festive season

Views - 30 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

The Christian Guild of People’s Bank brought seasonal cheer to a large audience as the company’s annual Christmas carols were held for the 41st consecutive year on a grand scale at the People’s Bank headquarters branch recently. Staff members f


Amitabha Bagchi wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019

Views - 18 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Amitabha Bagchi’s brilliant novel ‘Half the Night is Gone’ has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019. The announcement was made at a special Award Ceremony at the IME Nepal Literature Festival today in the picturesque ci


Synopsis of DSC Prize 2019 Winning Novel: Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi

Views - 10 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

The celebrated Hindi novelist Vishwanath is heartbroken by the recent loss of his son in an accident. The tragedy spurs him to write a novel set in the household of Lala Motichand. It follows the lives of the wealthy lala and his three sons: self-con


‘A Green Christmas’

Views - 17 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

St. Benedict’s College will be hosting its annual Christmas Carols Service titled ‘A Green Christmas’ on 22 December, at St. Lucia’s Cathedral Kotahena. This inclusive service will contain the very best in classical Christmas music, and is ex


U2 play their first-ever concert in India

Views - 11 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

MUMBAI, AFP: Irish rockers U2 played their first-ever concert in India on Sunday, with top celebrities and mega-fans converging from across the vast nation to the coastal city of Mumbai. U2 are the latest in a series of major international acts to to


Bharatha Natyam recital by Kalaimamani Bala Devi Chandrashekar

Views - 16 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be organising an evening of Bharatha Natyam recital by Kalaimamani Bala Devi Chandrashekar on 20 December at 6 p.m. at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre auditorium,


British School PTA Christmas Carnival

Views - 16 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

The Annual Christmas Carnival of the British School in Colombo (BSC) conducted by the Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) of the BSC was held at the school premises recently. The purpose in conducting this event was to bring all families together an


‘Global Rhythms’ by AIS Montessori School

Views - 24 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

The year-end concert of the Asian International Montessori School in Battaramulla was held recently at the Bishops College Auditorium on the theme ‘Global Rhythm’. Nearly 200 students performed meticulously choreographed dance and song items to


MMCA to recognise and preserve modern and contemporary art

Views - 68 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

In a bid to promote collection, conservation and research of modern art, the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art Sri Lanka (MMCA) was launched last week with its first exhibition titled ‘one hundred thousand small tales.’ The museum is temporar


Cinnamon Lakeside’s debut Children’s Christmas Choir Festival celebrates magic of Christmas

Views - 68 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 01:07

For the first time in Sri Lanka, over 400 children participated in the Children’s Christmas Choir Festival curated by Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, where internationally award-wining Russian all-female choir Alye Parusa, directed by Elena Volodina, pe


Biggest year end concert with Red Bull Sri Lanka

Views - 24 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 01:04

Red Bull Sri Lanka rocked the massive crowds who gathered at the Stein Studios Ratmalana on 14 December at what was undoubtedly the coolest concert of the year. The concert saw the crème de la crème of Sri Lanka’s musical talent Bathiya and Santh


‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ – Christmas Carols at the Taj

Views - 18 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 01:03

Spreading the joy and warmth of Christmas celebrations by reaching out to the differently-abled, this year Taj Samudra Colombo joins hands with students of The Blind School of Ratmalana. Magical voices of the students will fill the air as they perfor


Inca Cat series launched in Sri Lanka

Views - 21 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 01:03

Dr. Krishanthi Rondon Fuentes, a former senior staff member of UNESCO and UNICEF, recently launched seven children’s books in the Inca Cat detective series at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute. The books have been translated into Sinhala, French,


Russian Choir arrives for Cinnamon Lakeside’s debut Children’s Christmas Choir Festival 2019

Views - 37 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The 30-member troupe of the internationally award-wining Russian all female choir Alye Parusa, directed by Elena Volodina, arrived in Colombo, as Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo debuts Sri Lanka’s Children’s Christmas Choir Festival on 13-14 December.


Hemas Hospitals spotlights gifted employees at glittering talent show ‘Hospitals Got Talent 2019’

Views - 16 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

Leading healthcare chain Hemas Hospitals celebrated the diverse capabilities of its workforce by staging the grand finale of its inaugural talent show ‘Hemas Hospitals Got Talent 2019’ alongside its staff awards ceremony on 7 November at the Gold


‘The Story of Christmas’ by Fintrex Finance

Views - 147 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

Fintrex Finance ltd. celebrated ‘The Story of Christmas’ at an evening of carols and fellowship with customers, clients, friends and families last evening at Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo. The carols were sung by the Fintrex Finance choir an


‘Gaudiya Nritya’ – Classical dance of Bengal by Senior Prof. Mahua Mukherjee on 13 December

Views - 15 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be organising an evening of Gaudiya Nritya, classical dance of Bengal by Senior Professor Mahua Mukherjee on 13 December at 6:45 p.m. at Swami Vivekananda Cultural


Kathak performance Rishta ‘The connectedness’ on 13 December

Views - 18 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be organising an evening of Kathak performance by Nriya Nipun Nuwan Theekshana Liyanage and his disciples Rishta ‘The connectedness’ on 13 December at 6 p.m. at


Vishvanathan wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Views - 8 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, State Advisory Council for Television and the Arts Council of Sri Lanka recently held the State Television Awards Ceremony – 2019 at Nelum Pokuna. Senior Television Broadcaster S. Vishvanathan was felicitated with


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