Entertainment / Arts

The legendary Boney M live in Sri Lanka in June

Views - 12 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Come hear your favourite songs from the past as we welcome Boney M to our splendid island in June. Boney M, featuring Liz Mitchell


Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

Views - 5 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): California rapper Kendrick Lamar this week became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music


Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

Views - 8 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Riyadh (Reuters): Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban


Celebrating Maestro Illayaraja

Views - 11 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organising an evening of instrumental music ‘Celebrating Maestro Illayaraja’ by


Launch of ‘Fragments and Figments’ a resounding success

Views - 26 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

‘Fragments and Figments: A Collection of Cultural Essays’, written by freelance critic Uditha Devapriya, was launched


iflix and Coconuts Media launch bold and edgy docu-series, ‘Coconuts TV’ on iflix

Views - 16 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, announced the launch of ‘Coconuts TV’ on iflix


Samarpana: An Odissi dance recital by ICCR Scholarship holder Buddhi Edirisinghe

Views - 15 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organising an Odissi dance recital by ICCR Scholar Buddhi Edirisinghe on 20 April at 6:30 p.m.


Sri Lankan artist Shaanea to exhibit in Mumbai

Views - 14 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Janata Seva Sangh (Mumbai, India) is a non-profit trust established by the former Mayor of Mumbai, Dr. Prabhakar S. Pai in 1962


Shortlist announced for Gratiaen Prize 2017

Views - 51 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Judges of the Gratiaen Prize announced the shortlist for 2017 at the British Council on Monday. The Gratiaen


Virtuosi in Concert

Views - 18 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

If you have come to expect sublime lyricism and melody from Tchaikovsky, his violin concerto will certainly not disappoint.


Kala Pola 2018 celebrates 25 years of giving colour to life

Views - 7 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

‘Kala Pola’ – Sri Lanka’s popular annual open-air art fair – celebrated its 25th anniversary in an explosion of colour on Sunday, 25 February


World’s biggest book sale is returning to Sri Lanka soon

Views - 15 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Get your bookshelves ready, because the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is set to huff and puff its way back to Colombo for the second time


Actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he has struggled with depression

Views - 17 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of Hollywood’s top paid stars, said on Monday he struggled with depression


Indian Cultural Centre to screen ‘Dangal’ on 11 April

Views - 16 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be screening Hindi Feature Film ‘Dangal’ (with English subtitles) at 3 p.m. on Wednesday


Evening of Qawwali, Naths and Muslim music today

Views - 12 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The Muslim Choral Ensemble better known to their audience as Aswatuna together with Shahid Shabaz a member of their South Asian


‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ conquers ‘Black Panther’

Views - 11 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): After weeks of speculating which film could slow ‘Black Panther’s’ impressive roll, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ took the top spot at the domestic box office.


Carnival Movies Lanka screens ‘Hichki’ to mark International Women’s Day

Views - 94 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Carnival Movies Lanka (CML) is in the business of movie import. For movie lovers of Sri Lanka CML brought ‘Hichki’


Russian Classical Ballet Troupe checks into Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 18 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The Russian Classical Ballet Troupe arrived in the country yesterday and checked into the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo


Korean breakout hit, Grand Prince premieres on iflix

Views - 51 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, announces the premiere of Korean breakout hit, Grand Prince


Carnival Movies Lanka forays into import of international movie titles

Views - 27 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

With a view to providing Sri Lankan movie goers an opportunity to watch a wide array of international movies including Hollywood


‘Unleashed’ on 30 March at CR&FC to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema

Views - 122 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Five sensational Indian singers will be taking stage in Colombo next week to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.


Science-fiction action film Pacific Rim Uprising in 15 Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 14 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

American science-fiction action film Pacific Rim Uprising will be screened from today in 15 Lankan cinemas.


Siyatha TV launches 2-hour prime time local teledrama belt

Views - 22 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Siyatha TV the core television channel of Voice of Asia Network has launched a two hour prime time segment ‘Siyatha Tele Depaya’ from 19 March inclusive of four local popular drama series.


Indian blockbuster ‘Baahubali 2’ cleared for china theatrical release

Views - 12 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): Indian blockbuster “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” is set to be released in China in the coming months


Russian classical ballet in Colombo next week

Views - 14 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Beneath the evening sky, the final two days of March will conclude on an artistic note, as the Russian Classical Ballet will be performed at the magnificent Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Theatre.


Siddhalepa launches Kekulu Privilege Card at Kekulu Art Competition Prize Giving

Views - 8 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

At the sixth annual Kekulu Art Competition for preschool children, held on 13 February, the Hettigoda Group introduced the Kekulu Privilege Card creating wonderful opportunities for children to begin their education. It is the first time an FMCG in


Little Girl Giant Puppet public premiere on Saturday

Views - 81 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Come and see the tallest little girl in Sri Lanka! The Little Girl Giant Puppet of Sri Lanka will have its public premiere at the World Puppet Day Celebrations on Saturday 24 March from 4 p.m. onwards at Independence Square (free entrance, organised


MTI Idea2fund’s Bakamuna: Creative Partner at ‘The Artist in Me’

Views - 56 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Following the success of two mixed media art workshops conducted by Bakamuna for students of the Learning Support Unit of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda,  the unique and creative artwork was showcased at ‘The Artist in Me’, an exhibiti


‘The Mudaliyar’ returns to the Lionel Wendt!

Views - 34 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Theatre lovers in Colombo are in for a vintage treat with the return of H.C.N de Lanerolle and Sooty Banda’s much-loved comedy ‘Well, Mudaliyar!’ to the Lionel Wendt stage – this time as an Amphitheatre production directed by Jaliya Wijewarde


The Russian School of Ballet: a home for Sri Lankan ballerinas

Views - 20 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

As the heat for Russian Classical Ballet in Colombo builds up with each passing day, the Russian Centre in Colombo


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Designers of Sri Lanka’s Future: Episode I Nihal Ranasinghe

Monday, 23 April 2018

To sustain economic growth, Sri Lanka needs a critical pool of daring people who would see things differently and design a new future.


Lalith: An invincible legacy

Monday, 23 April 2018

The twenty third day of April, 1993 is among a handful of blots in our national hall of shame. It was the day on which a lone gunman, perhaps with conspirators yet unknown, acted to neutralise a political threat by depriving all Sri Lankans of the in


Sri Lanka lost its maritime aspirations 60 years ago

Monday, 23 April 2018

Protectionism was the key factor that prevented Sri Lanka becoming a maritime hub 60 years ago,when our leaders could not see beyond the horizons to develop the nation in the late 50s and early 60s, which opened the doors to Singapore to be what it i


‘The Ants’ as a ‘disruptive’ teledrama: Managerial insights

Monday, 23 April 2018

I hardly watch teledramas, not only because I value my time but also because of their questionable value.


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