Entertainment / Arts

Sri Lanka’s most binge-watched shows on iflix right now

Views - 28 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Productivity be damned! We’ve rounded up the most binge-worthy TV series in Sri Lanka you should stream or download

Oscars 2019: ‘The Frozen Fire’ creates history,first SL movie to enter mainstream category

Views - 73 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean will vie for the Oscars

K-POP world festival to bring Korean culture and entertainment to SL

Views - 41 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

The fourth consecutive K-POP world festival is to be held on 14 July at 4 p.m. at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, bringing

Cinnamon Life brings the biggest music festival to Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life unveils the Colombo Music Festival 2018, to bring to life the biggest music festival ever to hit the island.

An experimental journey into the world of music by Colombo Oriental Choir

Views - 18 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting an experimental musical

iflix wins best OTT Video Service at Telecom Asia Awards

Views - 16 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR: iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce it has been

Dialog partners Eros Now to give Sri Lankans the best in regional content

Views - 13 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced its partnership with Eros International, a leading

President stresses importance of producing quality films and teledramas

Views - 17 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasised the importance of implementing a method to produce quality films and teledramas which increases the standards of the arts and aesthetics.

Film Exhibitors Association holds special session to discuss priority issues

Views - 24 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

The Film Exhibitors Association (FEA) on Tuesday held a special session at the National Film Corporation to discuss government decisions taken to activate necessary plans included in the presidential committee report, in order to solve issues regardi

Asoka Handagama writes to President on Govt.’s decision to handover cinema distribution to NFC

Views - 13 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Veteran and award winning film director Asoka Handagama has written a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena with copies to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Minister In-Charge of the National Film Corporation (NFC), concerning the Govern

Decision to centralise film distribution is ill-advised

Views - 155 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:10

The decision taken for the National Film Corporation (NFC) to take over distribution from private distributors is perhaps well-intentioned, but it is ill-advised.The justification for centralisation is that priva

Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb honoured at Buckingham Palace with knighthood

Views - 9 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb received a knighthood from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, where he was honoured for his services to music and charity. The 71-year old, who began the hugely successful pop group with brothers Maurice and Ro

Lecture by eminent Bharatha Natyam exponent from India on 3 July

Views - 36 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 - 29 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 - 113 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 - 81 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 - 15 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 - 117 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 - 133 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 - 33 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 - 86 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 - 38 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 - 57 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 - 20 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 - 48 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 - 21 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 - 175 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 - 20 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 - 31 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 - 34 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.

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

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