Entertainment / Arts

Get hypnotised at L.A.B, Hilton Colombo!

Views - 38 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Starting 17 May, the L.A.B (Lounge & Bar) at the Hilton Colombo will transform into one big party venue! There will be special F&B menus to keep you going through the night.


Excel Restaurants takes over Floor by O! and Shore by O!

Views - 19 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Excel Restaurants Ltd., a subsidiary of Browns Investments PLC (BI), was granted franchise rights of Floor by O! and Shore


John Travolta receives Variety Cinema Icon Award

Views - 13 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): John Travolta was honoured with Variety’s first Cinema Icon Award at a party on 15 May


Modigliani nude fetches $ 157 m at NY auction

Views - 14 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): A nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s on Monday,


Sri Lanka preliminary round for 2018 K-Pop World Festival

Views - 22 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s preliminary round for the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival will be held on 14 July, at the Bishop’s College Auditorium


Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore celebrated in Sri Lanka

Views - 17 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Nobel laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has a special place in the heart of Sri Lankans, and his legacy continues


‘Exclusion’ showcases Prasad’s unique art at Barefoot Gallery

Views - 37 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Prasad Hettiarachchi’s new collection of paintings is on exhibit from today (11 May) till 3 June at Barefoot Gallery, with 20 paintings on display.


Bharathanatyam recital by Divya Ravi at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 18 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting a Bharathanatyam recital by Divya Ravi


‘Truth or Dare’

Views - 19 Friday, 4 May 2018 09:00

Lucy Hale (‘Pretty Little Liars’) and Tyler Posey (‘Teen Wolf’) lead the cast of ‘Truth or Dare,’ a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (‘Happy Death Day,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Split’). A harmless game of ‘Truth or Dare


Fairies return triumphant from the Olympics!

Views - 12 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

The mischievous fairies of Jehan Aloysius’ “Pyramus & Thisby”, a hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s midsummer night’s


Sri Lanka Preliminary Round for 2018 K-Pop World Festival

Views - 41 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

The Preliminary Round for Sri Lanka for the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival will be held on 14 July, at the Bishop’s


Japan Expo 2018 concludes on a high note

Views - 31 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

The second edition of Japan Expo 2018 concluded successfully on Monday (23), with many Sri Lankans having the opportunity


Bharathanatyam recital by Himanshu Srivastava at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 21 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organising a Bharathanatyam recital by Himanshu Srivastava


Le Garage presents Bradby Dance 2018 on 5 May

Views - 26 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Kandy will come alive with the screams and waving the flags of Blue Gold and Red, and Blue and Gold as the battle


Graphic novel tells story of UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Views - 12 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): Fans of Britain’s royal family eagerly awaiting Prince Harry’s wedding to American actress Meghan


The legendary Boney M live in Sri Lanka in June

Views - 321 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Come hear your favourite songs from the past as we welcome Boney M to our splendid island in June. Boney M, featuring Liz Mitchell


Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

Views - 13 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): California rapper Kendrick Lamar this week became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music


Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

Views - 12 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Riyadh (Reuters): Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban


Celebrating Maestro Illayaraja

Views - 28 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organising an evening of instrumental music ‘Celebrating Maestro Illayaraja’ by


Launch of ‘Fragments and Figments’ a resounding success

Views - 39 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 - 25 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 - 28 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 - 36 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 - 136 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 - 25 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 - 44 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 - 30 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 - 20 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 - 19 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 - 16 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


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Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Saturday, 23 June 2018

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