Entertainment / Arts

Lecture by eminent Bharatha Natyam exponent from India on 3 July

Views - 40 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting Dancing Storyteller – the art of narrating novel content through classical dance, by Savitha Sastry, the celebrated Bhar


Launching of international book on Asia’s paradise: ‘The Bridge of Adam’ by Luca Novelli

Views - 33 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

The Hoeplie Publishers, Italy in partnership with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Milan welcomed the launch of the book titled ‘Il Ponte Di Adamo’ (The Bridge of Adam) by renowned Italian journalist Luca Novelli, at the House of Manzoni. Th


‘Murder at Dharmarama Road’ on Sunday at Lionel Wendt Theatre

Views - 119 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

You are invited to unravel the mystery of the ‘Murder at Dharmarama Ro


The Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018 now on

Views - 187 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2018 was officially inaugurated yesterday by Chief Guest Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, alongside Founders and Managing Directors of Big Bad Wolf Books, Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng. Together with them were


Mobitel promotes joy of reading as Official Telecom Partner of ‘Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’

Views - 16 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, has stepped forward as the Official Telecommunications Partner


A new industry forum to revitalise local film industry

Views - 126 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

In light of the new announcement made by the National Film Corporation (NFC) about distribution of films handled by


Award-winning international feature film ‘Dawena Vihagun’ screening from 29 June

Views - 164 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

‘Dawena Vihagun’ – Burning Birds, the award-winning international feature film, directed and written by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara


Watch ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’ on iflix to see how the fairytale began

Views - 37 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce a new dramatic biography from Lifetime


Kandy Book Fair 2018 from 27 June to 1 July

Views - 101 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

A wonderful opportunity awaits the country’s book lovers as the historic Kandy City is ready yet again to host the ‘Kandy Book Fair’,


Annual Young Soloists Concert features soloist Dmitri Gunatilake

Views - 45 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Talented Soprano Dmitri Gunatilake performs a scintillating collective of well-loved arias including Puccini’s ‘O mio babbino


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

Views - 118 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 - 22 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 - 67 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 - 23 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 - 183 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 - 24 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 - 37 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 - 39 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 - 36 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 - 1266 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 - 305 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 - 58 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 - 14 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 - 23 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 - 12 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 - 40 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 - 643 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 - 257 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 - 22 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 - 25 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.


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Constitutional paradox: There is no such thing called Election Commission

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Our Constitution, which was certified by Parliament on 31 August 1978, has 19 amendments; the First Amendment to the Constitution was certified by the Speaker in the same year on 20 November. By the end of 1988, there had been 14 amendments made to t


‘So Sri Lanka’ – upgrade staff, processes, infrastructure at BIA arrivals to be world’s best!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

24 October, time 12:47 p.m., place – my residence in Colombo My phone buzzes with a WhatsApp message from my old colleague Prasad Fernanado now with Saudi British Bank in Saudi. I am thrilled to see the message ‘Sri Lanka top country for travel i


Qatar crisis: From the Sri Lankans’ point of view

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The aim of this article is to examine the Saudi blockade over Qatar and its impact in the past 17 months on the country. A special focus will be given to the Sri Lankan workers who have been living in Qatar for the past two decades. The reason why th


The reality of Sri Lanka – household end!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Whilst Sri Lanka is debating what is right and wrong on the governance of the country, the Sri Lankan household is falling part due to escalating costs, as per the latest data released by respected research agency Nielsen. For the seventh quarter in


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