Entertainment / Arts

Shankar’s Int’l Children’s Competition at Indian Cultural Centre to celebrate Children’s Day

Views - 12 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

To commemorate Children’s Day, which falls on 14 November every year, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Colombo will organise a painting, drawing an


‘Rag’ opens today

Views - 8 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Are you ready for the Rag? Well the cast definitely is, and Colombo may well be too, as this long-awaited production finally prepares to wow audiences at the Lionel Wendt on 2, 4 and 5 November! Ever since the box office opened, tickets have been mov


Colorful cosmic adventure ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ at Majestic and Empire Cineplex

Views - 13 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011›s ‘Thor’ and 2013’s ‘


Gratiaen Prize 2017 open for submissions

Views - 91 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2017 will be open from 1 to 31 December. Themed a ‘25-year journey with Lankan literature’ the 2017 prize marks the silver jubilee of the award. The prize will be open to multiple genres including fiction, poetr


Zeppelin turns tables to bring back vinyls and record players from near extinction

Views - 15 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Zeppelin has, throughout its 35-year history, brought in outstanding and innovative products. Now, to help Sri Lankans ride the wave of vinyl’s revival they have introduced this cool belt-driven three speed Briefcase Record Player with true portabi


‘Seven: The Seeker, The Thinker’: Premiere of three choreographic dances

Views - 48 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

‘Seven: The Seeker, the Thinker’ is bringing in a dance treat to all art lovers this November at the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Col. 7.


230i huffed and puffed and drew massive crowds to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Views - 14 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

230i, one of Sri Lanka’s most innovative digital media agencies, recently partnered with the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale to create awareness, stimulate conversation and engage audiences.


Exquisite Yashoda on ‘Anything But …. with Kumar de Silva’

Views - 34 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Kumar sings in Hindi and Yashoda speaks in French … all in an Anglo-Franco-Sinhala-Hindi fruit salad as the exquisite Yashoda Wimaladharma brings her simple grace and dignified charm to ‘Anything But


Alliance Française of Kotte in Colombo to launch new library and Campus France information corner

Views - 11 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

With the school year getting on the way, the Alliance Française of Kotte in Colombo will organise a special opening evening on Thursday 19 October, to celebrate the launch of its new library and its Campus France information corner.


‘Dialog Ridma Reyak 2017’ musical extravaganza on Sunday

Views - 26 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

For the second consecutive year, premier telecommunication service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, will support the much-anticipated musical extravaganza ‘Ridma Reyak’ on 29 October at the BMICH.


All-island essay and art competition on ‘Unity in Diversity is the Strength of Our Nation’ awards ce

Views - 39 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

After three decades of deadly war, consequent devastations rendered Sri Lankan society with bitter communal divisions and estrangement


The Fairway Galle Literary Festival from 24 to 28 January

Views - 16 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The much-awaited Fairway Galle Literary Festival returns for the ninth time at its home, the UNESCO World heritage site of Galle Fort, Sri Lanka.


Concert for the centenary of the Russian Revolution 1917-2017

Views - 46 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

This year marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution. It is the first state installed by workers and peasants. Globally it is termed as the October Revolution.


Fairway English Creative Writing Workshop 2017

Views - 23 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Fairway Holdings will conduct its second English Creative Writing Workshop on 3 and 4 November at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.


Kelani Cables brings ‘Prabhanandaya’ to ‘Nelum Pokuna’

Views - 9 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The musical evening ‘Prabhanandaya’ that showcases versatile artistes and is presented by the Welfare Society of Kelani Cables PLC will be held on 11 November at ‘Nelum Pokuna’ at 6 p.m.


Hindustani violin recital today by Dr. Somasiri Illesinghe and disciples

Views - 13 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre will be organising a Hindustani violin recital by renowned violinist of Sri Lanka Dr. Somasiri Illesinghe and his disciples, on 20 October at 6 p.m. at Indian Cultural Centre Auditorium, 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.


From whence a forbidden tryst began, a celebration of stories unfolded anew

Views - 115 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The third A&K Lit Fest stood by its promise to celebrate Sri Lankan identity through literature, as it came to a close at the colonial heritage hotel, the Mount Lavinia Hotel.


Vaathsalya

Views - 3 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Natya Kala Mandhir, School of Bharathanatyam presents ‘Vaathsalya’ – Classical Dance Recital, choreographed and directed by ‘Kalasuri’ Smt. Vasugy Jegatheeswaran which will be staged on 21 October, Saturday at 5 p.m., at New Kathiresan Hall


JAT Holdings powers and transforms spaces at Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017

Views - 5 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Renowned conglomerate JAT Holdings, powered the latest edition of Cinnamon Colomboscope, Colombo’s most recognised multidisciplinary and contemporary arts festival.


Angie sizzles on “Anything But …. with Kumar de Silva” tonight

Views - 11 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Angela R.K. Seneviratne sizzles on “Anything But … with Kumar de Silva” this week in an open and frank chat about love and life and everything in between as the show uploads at 13h on Friday 20 October on www.pulse.lk, Facebook, YouTube, and ac


Choir fever to hit Colombo 

Views - 408 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Ever since the changing of the guard in early January 2015, talk of Sri Lanka becoming a regional hub has been at the forefront of discourse – be it a logistical hub, a technological hub, or a cultural hub. While the first two have


Dirijaya Prathibha 2017: Platform for disabled children and adults to excel on stage

Views - 81 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Following the first ever and successful Dirijaya Prathibha variety show which was initiated in 2013, the unique event has been scheduled to make a comeback with ‘Dirijaya Prathibha 2017 – The Journey Continues


‘The Foreigner’, starring Jackie Chan as a one-man vendetta!

Views - 18 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

​‘The Foreigner’ is an action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi. The British-Chinese co-production stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Orla Brady, Liu Tao and Katie Leung.


Double Blue Ball 2017 – Broadway Classics – A sold out event par excellence

Views - 114 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

The annual dinner dance of Wesley College Colombo is the most sought after event in every Wesleyites calendar. As an event with a reputation for classy entertainment and camaraderie, the event is always sold out months before.


‘Amityville: The Awakening’, a horror thriller that will jump scare you!

Views - 16 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

‘Amityville: The Awakening’ is a 2017 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Franck Khalfoun. It is the tenth instalment of the main Amityville film series and a direct sequel to The Amityville Horror (1979). The film stars Bel


CBB Inter-School Drama Competition Finals to take place on 15 October at Bishop’s College

Views - 7 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

The finals of ‘The CBB Annual Inter School Drama Competition’ will be held on 15 October at 6 p.m. with four leading schools, representing both the public and the private schools competing.


‘Anything But …. with Kumar de Silva’ soon on an electronic device near you

Views - 10 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

​​Popular media personality Kumar de Silva is back with his latest celebrity talk show, but this time he’s not going to hit the television screen.


Revisiting the good times at The Kings

Views - 23 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Nostalgia, they say, is a funny old thing; despite always on the lookout for it, it comes at you when you least expect it. Like when you stumble across an old photo. Or are caught off guard on a rainy Sunday as that song from your


Namal Wewaldeniya Dance Academy ‘Arangethram’ tomorrow

Views - 12 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Studying ‘Bharathanatyam’ – a profound and authentic genre of dance under the masterful guidance of Kala Chiththakar Vijendran Weerasingham of Namal Wewaldeniya Dance Academy, Sanuri Perera, Sashini Fernando,


Thushyanthy marks Navratri

Views - 7 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Navratri (literally ‘Nine Nights’) is one of the festival celebrated widely in Sri Lanka by Hindu devotes in the autumn every year.


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Liberalising shipping and logistics: Cat out of the bag on THC too

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At the 2017 Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council AGM as the outgoing chairman, I urged the Government on the need for fully liberalising the shipping sector to reap the long-term benefits for Sri Lanka.


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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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