Entertainment / Arts

Launch of ‘Fragments and Figments’ a resounding success

Views - 53 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 - 29 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 - 54 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 - 50 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 - 167 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 - 29 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 - 57 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 - 43 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 - 22 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 - 33 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 - 17 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 - 19 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 - 135 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 - 36 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 - 136 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 - 83 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 - 172 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 - 44 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 - 107 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 - 20 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 - 33 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 - 28 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 - 93 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 - 86 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 - 51 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 - 60 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


Grassrooted presents ‘V Day 2018: PatriANarchy’

Views - 57 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

On Sunday 1 April, take a look at how our patriarchal values continue to inflict violence in Sri Lanka when Grassrooted


Israeli violinist and pianist perform at Chamber Music and SOSL concerts

Views - 44 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

A spectacular treat awaits classical music aficionados this April as exquisite works for piano and violin by Bach,


iflix congratulates Saranga Dissasekera on People’s Award win

Views - 19 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, congratulates its Celebrity Brand Ambassador Saranga Dissasekera


Scholarships for Diploma courses in Performing Arts and Fine Arts in India

Views - 25 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Applications are hereby invited for the award of scholarships for Diploma in Performing Arts and Fine Arts (Classical Music, Classical Dance and Painting)


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STEAMing STEM – Moving from horoscopes to telescopes!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Walking into an inventors’ exhibition should give one an experience similar to an immersion into the future. The world change with inventions and inventors lead the change. The creativity displayed is an indicator of the creativity of the society f


STEAMing STEM – Moving from horoscopes to telescopes!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Walking into an inventors’ exhibition should give one an experience similar to an immersion into the future. The world change with inventions and inventors lead the change. The creativity displayed is an indicator of the creativity of the society f


There is smoke in the eyes of those who do not want to see!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Shyamon Jayasinghe, a former citizen of Sri Lanka, now living in Victoria, Australia, writing to Daily FT in a Guest Column article has given an old college try at the President of Sri Lanka by announcing about a cloaked portentous writing on the wal


Modi celebrates birthday whilst making India strong – Lesson for SL

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Indian Prime Minister celebrated his birthday earlier this week in the backdrop of India growing at a blistering performance of 7.1%. The January-March quarter saw the highest GDP growth in the last seven quarters with India becoming the sixth la


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