Entertainment / Arts

Draw what inspires you and win exciting prizes at BOC’s Little Picasso art competition

Views - 22 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:31

In line with the bank’s 79th Anniversary celebrations, the Bank of Ceylon is once again set to conduct the ‘Little Picasso’ art competition among school children and reward their talents with valuable gifts. The bank will not only reward the ch

NDB Amayuru Swara ends on soulful note

Views - 8 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

A night of musical miscellany titled “Amayuru Swara” was organised recently by the NDB Staff Recreation Club at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. The event featured renowned artists who turned an ordinary night into a soulful evening o

Knightfall Season 1 now only on Iflix

Views - 16 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce the exclusive premiere of hit series, Knightfall. Now anyone in Sri Lanka with or without an active iflix subscription can stream or download all 10 epis

Final exhibition by Marie-Caroline Senlis in Sri Lanka

Views - 13 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

This year, the French Spring Festival organizes a pre-festival photography and sculpture exhibition, OPEN STUDIO, by Marie-Caroline Senlis. This final exhibition in Sri Lanka by Marie-Caroline Senlis gathers extracts from three years of work in Sri

Prosperous start for ‘Street Latin Night’ in Fort

Views - 135 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

By Jiwon Jung The Hospital Street in Fort was crowded with people. It was illuminated with varied spotlights with dancers swirling and twisting to the beat, smudged in the atmosphere. Passionate movements from the dancers as well as soft and gentle m

Fairway National Literary Awards 2018: Call for entries

Views - 11 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The Fairway National Literary Awards competition, now in its fourth consecutive year of operation, has fast grown to assume

Two young designers from Sri Lanka attend Nippon Paint’s Young Designer Summit 2017/18 in Malaysia

Views - 13 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Nippon Paint sponsored two young designers from Sri Lanka following their ascent to the top spots at the Asia Young

Bigger and better experience at The Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018

Views - 19 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale announced its return to Sri Lanka today at a press conference held at Park Street Mews, Colombo.

Union Bank, exclusive corporate partner for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ by Universal Pictures

Views - 20 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Union Bank will be the exclusive corporate partner for the first-ever movie to be premiered in Sri Lanka by Universal Pictures, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ hits 29 Lankan cinemas on 8 June before US

Views - 408 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

American epic action-adventure science fiction film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will be screened in 29 Sri Lankan

We Are Designers announces partnership with global actor platform Cast Me Club

Views - 250 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

We Are Designers (www.wearedesigners.net), a 360-degree full service digital agency based in Colombo, established

New faces to MPI Board

Views - 32 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Well known film producer and director of MPI Film Circuit, Dr. Arosha Fernando said that the seasoned film actor, director

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ looks to edge past $ 100 m for holiday weekend

Views - 8 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): Estimates for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ are continuing to fly low.

‘Sesame Street’ creators sue backer of raunchy puppet film

Views - 10 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): The creators of ‘Sesame Street’ have filed a lawsuit against the distributor of an upcoming raunchy

Duet Kathak recital by ICCR scholars from Sri Lanka on 6 June

Views - 8 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

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

Dialog Partners with ALTBalaji to introduce original Indian content through ViU app

Views - 18 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced its partnership with ALTBalaji, an exclusive

Film Island starts work on Prasanna’s epic movie: ‘Gaadi’

Views - 509 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Prasanna Vithanage has embarked on his dream film project ‘Gaadi’ (Children of the Sun); a period drama, placed during

Carnival Movies Lanka takes Yashodhara to Singapore

Views - 83 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Carnival Movies Lanka (CML) will initiate its first movie export to Singapore with Carnival Movies International as the distributor. ‘Yashodhara’ will be screened in Carnival Cinemas, Singapore from 2 June.

Sri Lanka at 15th International Film & TV Programme Exhibition in Beijing

Views - 17 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing participated in the 15th International Film and TV Programme Exhibition, which was held from 17 to 19 May

Sony becomes world’s biggest music publisher

Views - 14 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.

Jayashree honoured for directing short film “Little Girls Sara”

Views - 292 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Jayashree Das who was the second unit director for the 2013 Sinhalese epic biographical film “Sri Siddhartha Gautama” was recently honored

Kathak recital by Dr. Tina Tambe at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 12 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Kathak, a classical dance form originating from North India is one of the most popular dance forms in Sri Lanka. Dr. Tina Tambe, Artistic

‘Fragments of Nature’ exhibition tomorrow, to help cancer patients

Views - 15 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Fragments of Nature, an exhibition and sale of selected colour photographs by Chitra Premaratne Stuiver, will be held tomorrow (26) in Colombo.

Rotaract Club of Colombo East’s ‘Noise 2018: Finals’ on 1 June

Views - 38 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Since its inception in 2016, NOISE has been one of the flagship projects of the Rotaract Club of Colombo East under the avenue of public relations.

Get hypnotised at L.A.B, Hilton Colombo!

Views - 37 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Starting 17 May, the L.A.B (Lounge & Bar) at the Hilton Colombo will transform into one big party venue! There will be special F&B menus to keep you going through the night.

Excel Restaurants takes over Floor by O! and Shore by O!

Views - 19 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Excel Restaurants Ltd., a subsidiary of Browns Investments PLC (BI), was granted franchise rights of Floor by O! and Shore

John Travolta receives Variety Cinema Icon Award

Views - 13 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): John Travolta was honoured with Variety’s first Cinema Icon Award at a party on 15 May

Modigliani nude fetches $ 157 m at NY auction

Views - 14 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): A nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s on Monday,

Sri Lanka preliminary round for 2018 K-Pop World Festival

Views - 20 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s preliminary round for the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival will be held on 14 July, at the Bishop’s College Auditorium

Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore celebrated in Sri Lanka

Views - 15 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Nobel laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has a special place in the heart of Sri Lankans, and his legacy continues

Today's Columnists

Strong trade agreements need 30-50 consultations

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Coming from a multinational working background, I strongly support free trade given that open competition tends to sharpen

The case of our concealed subservience to China

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If one takes a close look at the general trend of discourse and debate that has been going on in Sri Lanka, one cannot but be

Muslim markers in Sri Lanka: Changes and challenges

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If we exclude from our consideration the wars that owe their origin to religious hatred, or to difference in fundamental principles

A 10-point guide on bank credit facilities that suit your business best

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

As a businessman when you visit a bank seeking credit facilities you are faced with a lot of banking jargon with which you are often not conversant. You tend to learn about them only when you start utilising such facilities. Further, if are young and

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