Entertainment / Arts

NDB ends 2018 on high note with Kiddies Party and Carols

Views - 28 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

The NDB Staff Recreational Club ended 2018 on a high note with the Kiddies Party and the annual NDB carol service. The Annual NDB Kid’s Party was held with the participation of the NDB staff and their children at the Thurstan College Grounds. The N

Savoy Cinemas opens Savoy Premiere in Rajagiriya

Views - 174 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Savoy Premiere Rajagiriya, the latest addition to the Savoy Cinemas chain, opened for the public with ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. Bringing world-class entertainment in 3D and 2D closer to moviegoers in suburban Colombo, the launch of Savoy Premiere,

Hutch Customers join Aquaman’s journey across the seven seas

Views - 31 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

DC’s long-awaited live-action movie Aquaman is finally hitting theatres in Sri Lanka and Hutch brought exciting news by hosting another exclusive Hutch Movie Night for its loyal customers who had eagerly looked forward to this latest Hollywood bloc

Western Sydney playwright Shakhti on bringing Sri Lanka into Australian story

Views - 41 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

www.smh.com.au: Shakthi has always known that the stage is the kind of space on which complex truths could unfold. The artist and playwright, whose formal name is S. Shakthidharan, remembers watching his mother, a classical Indian dancer who moved to

‘Aquaman’ debuts at No. 1 with $72 million, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ beats ‘Bumblebee’

Views - 30 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): Jason Momoa’s“Aquaman” is the King of the Seven Seas – and now the box office. The DC adventure dominated in North America with a splashy $72 million debut, including previews. That’s a hefty start during a month

Head of Rothschild in Russia pens fairy tales between flights

Views - 32 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

MOSCOW, REUTERS: Giovanni Salvetti, the head of Rothschild in Russia and CIS, takes five flights a week in his job managing the bank’s operations from Kazakhstan to Ukraine. In-between time, he has written a book of fairy tales for his children.

Duruthu Udanaya New Year’s Eve Party at Amaya Hills

Views - 23 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Another season and another year comes to an end. While they send you very warm season’s greetings, Amaya Hills remain ever so grateful to their patrons, well-wishers and friends as always. And this year is no exception as they begin their countdown

Conventions M.I.A for Sri Lankan-born ‘popstar’

Views - 36 Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:40

www.smh.com.au: Mathangi Arulpragasam came to London from Sri Lanka as a refugee with her mother, brother and sister when she was eight. Her father, a founding leader of the Tamil Tigers, stayed to fight; the children scarcely knew him. Mouthy young

Water’s Edge presents the best New Year’s Eve party, featuring the legendary Marians and Misty

Views - 58 Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:37

With the Merry season coming to a close, the peak of every year is seeing dawn in just a few more days. The perfect occasion to celebrate a joyous and rich new year has always been a hard choice to make, and Waters Edge is here to ease the process. W

Galadari to celebrate an unforgettable 31st Night

Views - 32 Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:37

The Galadari Hotel will bid adieu to 2018 in grand style with celebrations climaxing till dawn. The Coffee Shop will party the night away with a gala dinner and Lobby dance with the band Heart N’ Soul and Effex DJs keeping the crowds entertained to

New Year’s Eve at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 63 Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:36

Usher in the New Year with a bang at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo. A final festive flurry before the fairy lights come down and the January diets commence! Cheer in the New Year at Colombo’s highest rooftop bar as Vistas brings you an unforgettable

New Year’s Eve at ME Colombo, the city’s latest party hotspot

Views - 255 Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:33

This New Year’s Eve, party at the MY Rooftop of Colombo’s latest boutique hotel, ME Colombo. Welcome 2019 in style with friends and family and make it a night to remember. Featuring much-loved entertainer DJ KC, the NYE party is priced at Rs. 5,0

The judgment inspired film-maker Chandran Rutnam to take on ‘According to Matthew’

Views - 79 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

When popular Sri Lankan Film Director Chandran Rutnam sets out to shed light on the biological, psychological and environmental influences that shaped the character of the well-known priest, he found himself face to face with one of the most terrifyi

Subaskaran’s Lyca Productions pushing the boundaries of innovation with 2.0

Views - 40 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

2.0, the magnum opus of Lyca Production is India’s first movie shot in 3D with a budget of over $ 85 million, the most expensive movie thus far and it’s already breaking records with a Rs. 120 crore earnings on advance bookings becoming the first

The launch of ‘Donald Trunk and The Curse of Crabzilla’

Views - 64 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

What do a top art director; top hotel and travels chairman, top white tea plantation manager and top photojournalist have in common? They are all coming together in one of the top hotels in Galle, Jetwing Lighthouse with top new children’s book cha

‘Aquaman’ at CCC Scope Cinemas and Liberty Cinema

Views - 322 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

‘Aquaman’ is showing at Colombo City Center – Scope Cinemas and Liberty Cinema from 21 December. Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sixth

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ at CCC Scope Cinemas and Liberty Cinema

Views - 85 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is showing at Colombo City Centre Scope Cinemas and Liberty Cinema from 14 December. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics charac

Love or lust? – That is the million dollar question

Views - 76 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Colombo is abuzz with talk of events from the past; the Rev. Fr. Matthew Pieris saga seems to have been given new life with the screening of the controversial film, ‘According to Mathew’. Alston Koch who portrays the role of the fearsome priest s

3D epic adventure ‘Mortal Engines’ in 14 Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 79 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

3D epic adventure ‘Mortal Engines’ will be shown in 14 Sri Lankan cinemas from today (14 December) providing excitement in this festive season. The theatres are Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Empire – Colombo, MC Cinemas – Colombo, Milano – Keg

Dmitrii and Izabella: A perfect combination for the season!

Views - 43 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Following the success of Russian Classical Ballet in Colombo, the Russian Centre in Colombo proudly presents back-to-back classical events in the year of 2018. As a concluding seasonal note for the year, two world renowned Russian artists will be arr

Kanchana Kumari Dodangoda launches book

Views - 62 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

A book titled ‘Ithin Nikma Yami’ written by Kanchana Kumari Dodangoda and published by Sarasavi Publications Ltd., was launched recently coinciding with her 52nd birthday. Guest speakers at the launch held at Raffles Reception Hall, Mirihana, wer

Captain Elmo Jaywardena launches ‘Kakiyan: The story of a Crow’

Views - 72 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Captain Elmo Jaywardena’s latest novel ‘Kakiyan: The story of a Crow’ launched recently at the M.D. Gunasena Auditorium, amidst a large gathering of friends and well-wishers. Kakiyan is Captain Jayawardena’s fourth novel following Sam’s Sto

Celebrating Generation Yes! – Born #1, Still #1!

Views - 52 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Hit Music Station reaches its ultimate milestone this year. Having dominated airwaves since 1993, Yes101 turned a cool 25 on 10 December, making this the most festive outdoor broadcast ever. Achieving this milestone wouldn’t hav

Mobitel partners with Cinnamon Life as official telco partner for hit theatrical Mamma Mia!

Views - 32 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Committed to supporting and uplifting the arts and culture in the country, Mobitel, is proud to step forward as Official Telco Partner for London Westend’s hit theatrical, Mamma Mia! from 23-30 December at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre

Carol the night away at Taj Samudra Colombo

Views - 37 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Experience a memorable Christmas at the Taj Samudra, Colombo as it heralds the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. The spirit of good cheer is further enhanced by the melodious sounds of Christmas carols by

Two iconic tales of love and laughter

Views - 41 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Following the immense success of The Sound of Music, Cinnamon Life is set to bring yet another iconic West End Production to Colombo – Mamma Mia! A tale of love and laughter and a daughter’s trip down the aisle with three possible fathers, Mamma

Dialog Ridee Reyak 2018

Views - 1816 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Lights, camera, action! Sri Lanka’s only Silver Carpet event, Dialog Ridee Reyak 2018 comes alive once again on 23 December, from 6:30 p.m. onwards at the BMICH to bring audiences an unforgettable night of music, glamour, dance and entertainment. D

English prize goes begging at Fairway National Literary Awards

Views - 75 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya ‘Tharu Visula Raya’ by Aruna Premarathna and ’Thottu Ponavarkal’ by Fernando Seeman Pathinathan took home the Sinhala and Tamil language ‘Best Novel’ prizes at the Fairway National Literary Awards (FNLA) in Colombo

Russian classical music duo live at the Taj Samudra this season

Views - 63 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Taj Samudra is proud to be the hospitality partner for bringing in world class artists, and entertainment at the international level to the shores of Sri Lanka exclusively for music lovers of local audience. The ‘Place and People’ – an impecca

Pure Piano Melodies of Christmas at Cinnamon Lakeside

Views - 31 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Exceptional experiences await this holiday season at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo for the entire family. From festive goodies and treats that compliment Christmas to Christmas Eve dinner and the countdown to the New Year, and everything in between, the

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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch

Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

In this article, I intend to discuss the serious wounds inflicted on the psyche of Sri Lankan society, which have not received adequate attention, but need immediate cure, for they might develop into a dangerous cancer if not treated without further

What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available

On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q

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