Entertainment / Arts

Anoma Wijewardene first Sri Lankan solo artist to show during ‘Olympics’ of art: Venice Biennale

Views - 31 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

Contributing a powerful conversation from Sri Lanka on the need for harmony and healing, Anoma’s multisensory installation ‘Kintsugi’ on diversity and coexistence is showing from May to November at the European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, C


H.A. Karunaratne’s works chronicled by Taprobane Collection

Views - 137 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

The Father of Sri Lankan Abstract Art H.A. Karunaratne’s 60 years of work which narrates a concept, vision and experiential engagement with abstraction is artfully captured in a 220-page publication by Taprobane Collection, penned by Artist and Co-


‘On Broadway’ with The Workshop Players

Views - 9 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

The Rotaract Club of Colombo West in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka are proud to announce a night of grand entertainment – ‘On Broadway’, a dinner theatre experience to be held on 29 June at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Colombo. T


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Freddie deserved better

Views - 20 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

I probably hated this movie much more the first time. Now after seeing it a second time, I just see it as an underwhelming overall experience. First point to note off is that, it not being true to life, I assume is for artistic reasons. Changing cert


‘Lords of the Wild’: An exhibition on diverse wildlife

Views - 17 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

By Dhanushka Fonseka Biodiversity is the rich variety of life on earth. It is nature’s unique design and comprises of interconnections with the different types of flora and fauna estimated at 10 million plant and animal species that share the plane


‘Divine Dance of Energy’ today

Views - 12 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

‘Divine Dance of Energy’ – an amalgamation of Bharatha Natyam and Yoga by Shrisha artistes Donisha Myleandran (yoga), Rathiksha Nishanthan (Bharatha Natyam) and Mathursha Ravindran (Sutradhar) – will be presented today, 7 June, at 6 p.m. at S


CT7 brings you ‘Grease – The Musical’

Views - 39 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

Cold Theatre 7 (CT7) is proud to present ‘Grease – The Musical’ in special association with Theatrical Rights Worldwide from 1 to 4 August at the Lionel Wendt Auditorium. Following in the footsteps of CT7’s previous successful staged producti


The Buddhist Robe

Views - 18 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

By Professor Ajith De Alwis The book ‘The Buddhist Robe’ is an exciting read, taking the reader through a journey of an ancient practice into the current days, which has survived to-date in Sri Lanka. The book is a result of a partnership of cont


‘Heal the World’ at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery

Views - 156 Friday, 31 May 2019 00:00

An exhibition of paintings titled ‘Heal the World’ opened at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery last evening and will remain open to the public today and tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition showcases paintings by 15 students of Saumya Jaya


‘Kids’ Zoom Boom June!’ at CCC this weekend

Views - 9 Friday, 31 May 2019 00:00

Colombo City Centre will be celebrating the start of June with ‘Kids’ Zoom Boom June!’ – an activation that will feature exciting games, awesome prizes, and more. The activities taking place this weekend, 1 and 2 June, will encompass fun game


Dialog and Netflix announce strategic partnership for Sri Lanka

Views - 27 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has announced its partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. This partnership will enable all Dialog postpaid mobile customers to simply add their Ne


Healing the world through art: Exhibition next week at Lionel Wendt

Views - 104 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

In order to bring healing to children suffering from cancer, 15 students of Saumya Jayasekera will exhibit a total of 125 paintings titled ‘Heal the World’ on 31 May and 1 June at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo 7. The artists are Aadhya N


Marina Square sponsor ‘Aladdin’: a ballet like you’ve never seen before

Views - 232 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Marina Square-Uptown Colombo, has extended their support to sponsor a ballet adaptation of Disney’s classic ‘Aladdin’, brought to life by the Deanna School of Dancing. It is produced and choreographed by Natalie and Natasha Jayasuriya. This bal


Reminisce the Battle for the Iron Throne at Cinnamon Lakeside today

Views - 33 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

What better way to celebrate an 8-year long obsession with one of the greatest television experiences to-date than to reminisce your journey with the Game of Thrones in an epic night of GOT quizzes, themed food and beverages and a screening of the fi


‘Rocketman’ in eight Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 53 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

‘Rocketman,’ the birth of an epic musical odyssey of world famous Elton John, will be screened in eight Sri Lankan cinemas from today. They are Liberty By Scope, Scope Cinemas, MC Cinema, Empire Cinema, Savoy 3D, Savoy Rajagiriya, Excel and Mila


Subha Theraniyo - A film based on the trials and travails of an enlightened Buddhist nun

Views - 108 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:15

Subha Theraniyo, to be screened in line with the Vesak and Poson festivals, is suitable viewing for the whole family, with a story depicting the emancipation of one of the pre-eminent female disciples of Lord Buddha. The film will be released on the


American comedy film ‘The Hustle’ in 6 Lankan cinemas

Views - 20 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

American comedy film ‘The Hustle’ will be released in six Sri Lankan cinemas from today. They are Colombo City Centre, Liberty by Scope Cinemas, MC Cinemas, Empire, Milano and Savoy Rajagiriya. Staring Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, an


Mobitel supports musical artists with premium Master Unlimited voice and data package free

Views - 26 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

As the national mobile service provider that stands by its brand promise of ‘caring’, Mobitel remains keenly attuned to the gravity of the recent unfortunate events in the country, which has brought economic activity to a halt for some sections o


Airtel launches music streaming app: Wynk Music in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Airtel Lanka, has launched its music streaming app – Wynk Music in Sri Lanka, allowing users to enjoy a seamless and personalised music experience on their smartphones. Airtel is the first operator in Sri Lanka to launch a music streaming app of s


‘Star Wars’ movie in 2022 will come from ‘Game of Thrones’ creators

Views - 19 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): After the Skywalker saga concludes in December, Walt Disney Co.’s next venture into the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy will come from the creators of HBO’s global hit ‘Game of Thrones’, the company’s chief executive said on T


Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie parable kicks off Cannes

Views - 22 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

CANNES, France (Reuters): With a glamorous cast of flesh-eating undead including Iggy Pop, US filmmaker Jim Jarmusch kicked off Cannes’ cinema showcase with an acerbic swipe at American society – though the zombie romp lacked the bite some critic


Ranga Bandaranayake wins golden award for ‘The Silence’ at XXI International Festival in Moscow

Views - 32 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

On 26 April, Ranga Bandaranayake, an experienced well-known Sri Lankan TV drama and program producer, son of a Sri Lankan film director and playwright, Kala Keerthi Dharmasiri Bandaranayake, won the golden award for his film ‘The Silence’ under t


Sri Lankan youth win at ‘Silk Road & Young Dreams’ music competition

Views - 87 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Young musicians Nipuna Siripathi and Tharushi Athukorala, who represented Sri Lanka at the recently held ‘Silk Road & Young Dreams’ competition, were placed 3rd for their outstanding performance under the ‘Silk Road Young Voice Musician’ cate


Savoy launches ‘Avengers: Endgame’ with box office record and first real Dolby Atmos experience

Views - 72 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Savoy Cinemas, a Ben Holdings company, premiered the much-anticipated Marvel’s thriller Avengers: Endgame on 26th April at their premier 3D cinema; Savoy Wellawatta. This premiere coincided with the global launch of the movie, and quite fittingly a


‘Matilda’ magic to come alive in Colombo with Cinnamon Life

Views - 324 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

‘Magic’ is a word that echoes in every conversation about ‘Matilda the Musical’ and that’s the magic Cinnamon Life is bringing to Sri Lanka in June. One of the West End’s best-selling productions, ‘Matilda’ is being presented in Colom


Cinnamon Life presents The Clairvoyants

Views - 37 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Last week Cinnamon Life hosted the much-awaited magical experience, The Clairvoyants, as they performed their full-length sold-out show in Colombo for the first time ever in the whole of Asia at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. Sri Lanka was


Shortlist announced for Gratiaen Prize 2018, awarded by the Gratiaen Trust

Views - 228 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The shortlist has been announced for the Gratiaen Prize 2018. The Gratiaen Prize is awarded each year to the best submitted creative work in English, written by a Sri Lankan writer resident in Sri Lanka. Both published works and unpublished manuscrip


Huawei ‘Beautiful Sri Lanka’ photography competition for smartphone photography enthusiasts

Views - 80 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Huawei, the number one smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, introduced an exciting new photography competition entitled ‘Beautiful Sri Lanka’ as a platform for Huawei users to showcase their photographic eye and their talent. The contest is open to all


Sri Lanka’s heavy metal icons Stigmata roars to 19 years in music

Views - 85 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s heavy metal icon, Stigmata, rocked its way into the band’s 19th year in music at the anniversary concert held on Saturday 6 March at The Atelier: House of Performing Arts. Celebrating its 19th birthday, Stigmata put on yet another sw


‘Creative Activities for Children’ by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House

Views - 26 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as ‘Somalatha Subasinghe Play House’ commences its next session of the ‘Creative Activities for Children’ program on 4 May. The program is open to children from ages


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Is Sri Lanka under the dominance of a powerful cabal?

Saturday, 15 June 2019

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Behind the scenes

Saturday, 15 June 2019

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My way or the Huawei: global battle for 5G dominance and its impact on Sri Lanka

Friday, 14 June 2019

The ongoing battle between the US and the Chinese tech giant Huawei is escalating due to both parties’ eagerness to dominate 5G technology, the next major global technological revolution. It will define the future of the World Wide Web, creating a


Plunder of public property by rulers

Friday, 14 June 2019

While the failure to build the modern nation has been the prime factor that had caused the wretchedness of Sri Lanka, plundering of public property by rulers when they are under their custody can be considered the next vital factor that had exacerbat


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