Entertainment / Arts

Young Himayath Nuzraan launches ‘My World’ with noble cause

Views - 157 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Himayath Nuzraan, aged 10, last week launched his latest book titled ‘My World’, which includes his own illustrations.


“Her, Him, The other”

Views - 19 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The latest Sinhala movie directed by Asoka Handagama, Prasanna Vithanage and Vimukthi Jayasundara ‘Thundenek


Lord of the Flies at Lionel Wendt from tomorrow

Views - 13 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The English Drama Society of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia will present William Golding’s Lord of the Flies from tomorrow


Kala Pola this Sunday

Views - 6 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The Silver Anniversary edition of Sri Lanka’s acclaimed open-air art fair, Kala Pola, will take place along Ananda Coomaraswamy


Wycliffe Gordon in Colombo to jazz up #USASL70

Views - 11 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Join American jazz sensation Wycliffe Gordon and the US Embassy for a celebration of 70 years of US-Sri Lankan partnership (#USASL70).


‘Gajaman’ – Pioneering 3D animation movie using motion capture technology coming soon

Views - 73 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The first ever three dimensional (3D) animation movie in Sri Lanka, using motion capture technology, is planned to be released under the title of ‘Gajaman’.


Bold and confrontational: Winners of Fairway National Literary Awards pave way forward for Sri Lanka

Views - 8 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Gao Xingjian could not have put it better when he wrote “It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth


Best of French cinema in Colombo next week

Views - 38 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Bonjour Cinema 2018 will start with its first movie at the Empire Cineplex on 21 and 28 February at 7 p.m. with the film ‘Cezanne and Me’ by Daniele Thompson.


Renowned Russian singer Vladimir Markin to perform in Sri Lanka

Views - 11 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

World renowned Russian Singer Vladimir Markin is to perform in Sri Lanka for the first time on 17 February at 5 p.m. at the Russian Centre Auditorium.


Israel awards top literature prize to novelist critical of its policies

Views - 7 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s national prize for literature, one of its most prestigious honours, is to be awarded this year


Swan Lake: The tale of an enchanted princess

Views - 13 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

It was the year 1877, when the tale of a young girl named Odette was finally staged at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow


Hindi film ‘Jolly LLB’ screening at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 4 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre will be screening national award winning Hindi film ‘Jolly LLB’ at 3 p.m. on Friday 23 February


Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana: Festival of Carnatic Music on Friday at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 9 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organising Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer St. Thyagaraja Swamy, on Friday 16 February at 5 p.m. at Saraswathie Ha


Fill your heart with the Sound of Music

Views - 13 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Catch the musical that is beloved by generations in Colombo this week By Uditha Jayasinghe For many Sri Lankans, the strains of Do-Re-Mi are as familiar as nursery rhymes. Many came across it even before they knew the tune belongs to the iconic mu


The Sound of Music rehearsals

Views - 14 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

The rehearsals for The Sound of Music are being held ahead of its performance from 14 to 18 February at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian’s Really Useful Group production of The Sound of Music is presented by Cinnamon Life


‘Black Panther’ gets superhero reception from critics

Views - 6 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): ‘Black Panther’, the first black standalone Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa


Exhibition of Sri Lankan paintings at UN headquarters

Views - 16 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

An exhibition of paintings by eminent Sri Lankan artist S.H. Sarath was opened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 6 February


Sky’s most anticipated drama ‘Britannia’ available exclusively on iflix

Views - 8 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, has announced that it will be the exclusive online home for Sky’s highly


Paul Simon is Homeward Bound after 50-year touring career

Views - 6 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced on Monday he is quitting touring, saying it felt “a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief” to bring his 50-year performing career to an end.


New ‘Star Wars’ films on way from TV’s ‘Game of Thrones’ creators

Views - 4 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Disney on Tuesday announced it was expanding its “Star Wars” universe, hiring the creators behind HBO’s massive TV


China’s terracotta warriors march to Liverpool museum

Views - 5 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters): Figures from China’s famed Terracotta Army go on display in a museum in Liverpool this week,


‘Peace Is My Dream’ concert tomorrow at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 9 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre will be presenting ‘Peace Is My Dream’, a concert by Ambassador Nirupama Menon Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India as lead singer, together with eminent musicians from Sri Lanka Soundarie David Rodrigo on Piano and Neran


Fifty Shades Freed - the final chapter in Lankan cinemas tomorrow

Views - 57 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Fifty Shades Freed - the final chapter will be released on 9 February at Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Savoy Cinema, Milano – Kegalle and other cinemas.   Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Fr


Segar’s story: in conversation with Raja Segar on his 25 years at Kala Pola

Views - 14 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Raja Segar is one of Sri Lanka’s finest contemporary artists; his paintings and sculptures have brought him global recognition, having been exhibited at galleries across Australia, England and India. Born in 1959, Segar came from a humble backgroun


Sound of Music for kids and the kid in us all

Views - 10 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

‘Doe a deer a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun!’ - What memories do these familiar words and its happy lively tune evoke in fans of The Sound of Music? Maria running across the beautiful alpine mountain tops singing ‘The Hills are Alive’


Iflix viewers dash with The Flash gift packs

Views - 21 Friday, 2 February 2018 11:43

Eight lucky winners sped away with special gift packs from iflix, following an exclusive social media promo for subscribers and viewers of the popular action drama, The Flash. Lucky winners received exclusive iflix and The Flash merchandise from the


Website launched to celebrate Kala Pola’s silver jubilee

Views - 11 Friday, 2 February 2018 11:41

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary this year of Kala Pola, The John Keells Foundation together with The George Keyt Foundation launched the official website for Kala Pola – Sri Lanka’s annual open air art fair. The website offers visitors a


Owl and the Pussycat hosts Edward Lear Poetry Awards

Views - 36 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Another spectacular day well spent immersed in the talent of young Sri Lankan poets saw the finalists make their way to the top


Waters Edge and Japanese Embassy present 3rd Annual Japanese Fair

Views - 30 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s culinary and entertainment hub Waters Edge in partnership with the Japanese Embassy presents the third Annual Japanese


Singer Sri Lanka sues Tissa Nagodavithana for H.R. Jothi Pala’s song ‘Sudupata Meedum Galala’

Views - 15 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, which is a premier market leader in consumer products having its outlets throughout the entire island


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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted


Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

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In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

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Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

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