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AV Productions marks 25 years with gala celebration

Views - 3 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s integrated audio visual solutions pioneer AV Productions commemorated its 25th anniversary with a gala celebration at Waters Edge recently.


Beyond the footlights: A peek at event life from the other side of the curtain

Views - 4 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

In the world of local entertainment it is almost impossible not to have heard or seen the work of Imran Saibo and his company Funtime


Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America

Views - 5 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Atlantic City, N.J. (Reuters): An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest.


Bill Clinton’s upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series

Views - 4 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): Former US President Bill Clinton’s debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series.


Tom Cruise starring “American Made” in Lankan cinemas from Friday

Views - 5 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Hollywood’s latest thriller “American Made” will be shown from 29 September at Liberty By Scope Cinemas , Arena Katugastota , Sky Lite Malabe , Raja Jaffna.


RED FM welcomes new Channel Head

Views - 11 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

RED FM, the English radio station of Sky Media Networks announced the appointment of Riyaz (Shaq) Shah Jahan as its new Channel Head effective September 2017.


JAT Technologies’ ‘Audio Visual and ELV Experience Centre’ offers mind blowing experience

Views - 7 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

JAT Technologies invites you to open your senses to a mind blowing Audio Visual and ELV (Extra Low Voltage Solutions – CCTV, IPTV/MATV, Access Control, PA, Fire Alarm, Home Automation) experience at the newly opened centre at 160 1/1, Nawala Road N


‘Faces in Different Places’: Art exhibition by Elizabeth Moir Senior School

Views - 13 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The senior students of Elizabeth Moir School are all set to present their annual art exhibition under the theme ‘Faces in Different Places’. As the title suggests the paintings will focus on faces and places and will demonstrate the integration o


Etisalat’s Music App: Stream your favourite music anytime with no data charges

Views - 9 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The rhythm of life can be fine-tuned through music. It is the go to place for most of us whether to unwind after a busy day or to uplift our moods. However one might be limited with the playlist on their phones or worst – the data capacity can put


Dance the Night Away with the Oldies – Gatsby Style

Views - 85 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The Soup Bowl’s biggest charity event of the year, ‘Dance the Night Away with the Oldies – Gatsby Style’, an event especially organised for senior citizens living in Elders Homes will be hosted on Saturday, 23 September at IdeaHell, 45/6, Alw


Young Bruce Lee meets a master in ‘Birth of the Dragon’

Views - 4 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

‘Birth of the Dragon’ is a 2016 martial arts action film directed by George Nolfi and written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele. The film stars Philip Ng, Xia Yu, and Billy Magnussen.


‘Defining Dots’ art exhibition at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery

Views - 5 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

‘Defining Dots,’ a presentation of art by the students of the Hardy Centre of Art, is to be held on 30 September and 1 October, at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery Colombo 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


State Literary Awards Ceremony under President’s patronage

Views - 8 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The State Literary Awards Ceremony, an occasion to give due accolade to the literati who enrich the field of literature in Sri Lanka with their creations, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre last


Fairway National Literary Awards 2017 shortlist announced!

Views - 15 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The shortlist for the third Fairway National Literary Awards was announced recently at a gathering well attended by academics, literary enthusiasts and the media. The judges – all eminent persons in their respective fields – chose a total of 13 n


World’s biggest book sale in Sri Lanka for first time

Views - 26 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be in Sri Lanka from 5 to 15 October. The world’s biggest book sale will be held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). The event is supported by the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka.


Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Views - 4 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Two first-time female authors feature on the 2017 Man Booker Prize fiction shortlist which comprises three women and three men including best-selling US writer Paul Auster.


American horror film ‘Mother!’ in three cinemas from today

Views - 9 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The American horror film ‘Mother!’ will be released today in Liberty by Scope, Arena, Katugasthota and Sky Lite Malabe.


Cine City first with Dolby Atmos sound in Sri Lanka

Views - 8 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Cine City has opened to the general public with a glamorous new look, by adding the latest sound system of the digital family – the Dolby Atmos


Moratuwa YMCA conducts United Christian singing concert 2017

Views - 7 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The annual Christian singing concert was organised and conducted by the YMCA of Moratuwa for the fifth time at its main hall on 9 September.


‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’

Views - 9 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

A special signing ceremony of the book ‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’ the fascinating autobiography of Desmond de Silva QC and his life in the law, from the arrest of Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone,


Ready to savour Annasi and Kadalagotu this year?

Views - 5 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Last year we saw a ‘giraya’ yielding Lucy Hami glowering at Sherlock Holmes as Nasrudin looked on, while Thenali, Tom and Jinna worked together to get the ‘Water Horse’ back in motion.


Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017

Views - 6 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017, the multidisciplinary arts festival, was successfully held in Colombwo for the third consecutive year by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts. Here are some highlights


Roots of inspiration art exhibition

Views - 2 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

An art exhibition titled ‘Roots of inspiration’ by Ajith Susantha will be held from 14 September to 18 October at Paradise Road The Gallery Café.


ESCAPE: A drama on the issue of child sexual abuse in Sri Lanka

Views - 9 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

LEADS, a national NGO operational since 1978, has been devoted to rehabilitating child survivors and addressing the structural issues that obstruct proper child protection in Sri Lanka.


Bernadeen Silva Memorial Art Competition 2017

Views - 16 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Children between the ages of 16-19 years are invited to submit their artwork for an art competition held in remembrance of the late Bernadeen Silva who is well-known for her extensive contribution to the civil society and her commitment to issues suc


‘The Power of One’ from the cast of ‘Rag’!

Views - 10 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The internationally-acclaimed theatre troupe CentreStage Productions initiated a series of volunteer workshops on the issue of ragging and bullying, titled ‘The Power of One’.


Zhenya Strigalev plays jazz at The Sooriya Village

Views - 41 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

In line with The Sooriya Village vision of bridging the space between true artistry and the general public, they bring you the famed London based Russian jazz musician Zhenya Strigalev who will be playing live at The Sooriya Village on 16 September f


Japanese Cultural Exhibition 2017

Views - 10 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

A Japanese Cultural Exhibition will be held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Colombo 03, on 9 and 10 September.


‘Indo-Lanka Hindi Sammelan’ on the occasion of Hindi Diwas 2017

Views - 4 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas 2017 the Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo is organising a one-day conference ‘Indo-Lanka Hindi Sammelan’ in collaboration with the Hindi Department of the University of Kelaniya on 13 Septem


‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’ book signing today by Desmond de Silva QC

Views - 7 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’ is the fascinating autobiography of Desmond de Silva QC and his life in the law, from the arrest of Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone, to defending household names such as John Terry, via murder, celeb


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Sustainable tourism – New profit for businesses

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980 on 27 September, the day in which the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) entered into force.


Do economic sanctions matter to Iran?

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Economic sanctions are not a new phenomenon to Iran. It has been 38 years since the Iranian revolution (1979) took place. Since then, the United States, European Union and some other countries have been imposing


It is an uphill task for the Govt. to attain the envisaged targets

Monday, 25 September 2017

In Part 1 of the article series on the Government’s Vision 2025 published last week, it was pointed out that the present vision document was just the fourth of such visions pronounced by the Government during the last two year period.


Women for tourism

Monday, 25 September 2017

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. In many countries it acts as an engine for development through foreign exchange earnings and the creation of direct and indirect employment.


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