Entertainment / Arts

Launch of ‘Mama Donkarayayi’ music video on 1 August

Views - 68 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The ceremonial launch of the music video ‘Mama Donkarayayi’ (I am Echo) based on a song written by Asoka Handagama and composed by Chitral Somapala and sung by Indika Upamali will be held at the NFC’s Tharangani Cinema on at 4 p.m. on 1 August.


Cinnamon Life presents worldwide smash hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ for first time in South Asia

Views - 141 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The sensational feel-good musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ will come to the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre for an eight-day run from 22-30 December as part of the international tour. ‘Mamma Mia!’ is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging th


Boyzone to put SL on the map

Views - 47 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

When Boyzone blares out that first vintage tune on 16 August at a packed CR&FC grounds, Dilshad Hassan,


‘Mamma Mia!’ sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere

Views - 13 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of “Mamma Mia” took over a London


Keep up with Saasha.k’s iflix playlist

Views - 35 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is proud to welcome Sri Lankan musical sensation and host, Saasha.K, as an iflixPlaylister.


UPU announces theme of next year’s International Letter-Writing Competition

Views - 273 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Berne: “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People organised by the Universal Postal Union (UPU).


Kathak recital by Lankans on 26 July

Views - 10 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (Indian Cultural Centre), High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting


Japanese Film Festival in Colombo this weekend

Views - 49 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Japanese Film Festival – 2018 will be held at National Film Corporation Theatre, 303, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,


Lip gloss boss: Kylie Jenner to be youngest self-made billionaire

Views - 26 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): Reality TV star Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States


Sri Lanka-Viet Nam Friendship Concert

Views - 24 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka and 48 years of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam


Selyn dresses Soul Sounds Youth Choir at World Choir Games

Views - 27 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The Soul Sounds Academy Children’s Choir proudly adorned the Sri Lankan ethical brand Selyn at the prestigious World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa.


Mobiworld launches Blaupunkt Audio Systems in Sri Lanka

Views - 90 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Mobiworld Ltd., has launched globally iconic, German-made Blaupunkt Audio Systems in Sri Lanka. Starting


‘Indiana Jones 5’ delayed again, until 2021

Views - 11 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Harrison Ford’s big screen return as adventurer Indiana Jones has been pushed back until 2021


Sri Dharanee Performing Arts Theatre to kick-start ‘cultural promenade’ for upcoming tourist season

Views - 77 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first ever dedicated performing arts theatre for cultural entertainment for tourists, gears up to kick-start an exquisite


Abhimani European Film Festival for Colombo PRIDE 2018

Views - 65 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The Abhimani European Film Festival for Colombo PRIDE, organised by LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation EQUAL GROUND


‘Sri Lanka Medical Association Doctors’ Concert’ on 28 July

Views - 40 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

It is a common belief and a much bandied general impression that medical doctors are a very serious set of people who


American action film Skyscraper in 20 Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 22 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Skyscraper, the American action film starring Dwayne Johnson, will be shown in 20 cinemas from today. They


Hindustani violin recital on 18 July

Views - 17 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting a Hindustani violin recital


Sri Lanka’s most binge-watched shows on iflix right now

Views - 38 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Productivity be damned! We’ve rounded up the most binge-worthy TV series in Sri Lanka you should stream or download


Oscars 2019: ‘The Frozen Fire’ creates history,first SL movie to enter mainstream category

Views - 112 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean will vie for the Oscars


K-POP world festival to bring Korean culture and entertainment to SL

Views - 53 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

The fourth consecutive K-POP world festival is to be held on 14 July at 4 p.m. at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, bringing


Cinnamon Life brings the biggest music festival to Sri Lanka

Views - 49 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life unveils the Colombo Music Festival 2018, to bring to life the biggest music festival ever to hit the island.


An experimental journey into the world of music by Colombo Oriental Choir

Views - 24 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting an experimental musical


iflix wins best OTT Video Service at Telecom Asia Awards

Views - 19 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR: iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce it has been


Dialog partners Eros Now to give Sri Lankans the best in regional content

Views - 19 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced its partnership with Eros International, a leading


President stresses importance of producing quality films and teledramas

Views - 20 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasised the importance of implementing a method to produce quality films and teledramas which increases the standards of the arts and aesthetics.


Film Exhibitors Association holds special session to discuss priority issues

Views - 32 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

The Film Exhibitors Association (FEA) on Tuesday held a special session at the National Film Corporation to discuss government decisions taken to activate necessary plans included in the presidential committee report, in order to solve issues regardi


Asoka Handagama writes to President on Govt.’s decision to handover cinema distribution to NFC

Views - 15 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Veteran and award winning film director Asoka Handagama has written a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena with copies to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Minister In-Charge of the National Film Corporation (NFC), concerning the Govern


Decision to centralise film distribution is ill-advised

Views - 171 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:10

The decision taken for the National Film Corporation (NFC) to take over distribution from private distributors is perhaps well-intentioned, but it is ill-advised.The justification for centralisation is that priva


Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb honoured at Buckingham Palace with knighthood

Views - 11 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb received a knighthood from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, where he was honoured for his services to music and charity. The 71-year old, who began the hugely successful pop group with brothers Maurice and Ro


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Untruth is the crisis

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Political language, said George Orwell, is designed to make lies sound truthful, murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. Dr. Sarath Amunugama is the subject of this essay. In addition to his current incarnation of a p


Rise, Sri Lankans – our country needs you now!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

I am sick, tired and bloody fed up of reading and listening to pessimistic tales of woe on the unprecedented crisis we and our country are facing at this dark moment in time. I am also fed up to the back teeth with reading and listening to lamentatio


Ranil abused and subverted parliamentary democracy

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

TIME: What was the immediate reason for calling an election? President Kumaratunga: I was forced into it by a total breakdown of cohabitation in Government. The Prime Minister (Ranil Wickremesinghe) was determined to harass me and chase me out. He ha


The Bench must ensure that the judges will continue to be trusted

Monday, 12 November 2018

In the backdrop of the recent developments and the strong arguments that have been presented against the dissolution of Parliament saying the President has no constitutional power to do so, before four and a half years into a Parliamentary term, as s


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