Entertainment / Arts

Carnival Movies Lanka forays into import of international movie titles

Views - 71 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 - 155 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 - 35 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 - 70 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 - 17 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 - 26 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 - 19 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 - 88 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 - 76 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 - 42 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 - 43 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 - 49 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 - 34 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 - 15 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 - 20 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)


The Midori Violin Studio Project in Sri Lanka

Views - 58 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Initiative by premier sponsor Fairway Holdings, in association with Chamber Music Society of Colombo


Public lecture on ‘Saving Sri Lanka’s Film Heritage’

Views - 32 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka in association with the Gamini Fonseka Foundation and the Lester James Peries


‘Escape 02’ art exhibition opens tomorrow

Views - 22 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00


SLIIT students learn vital life-skills via ‘Viramaya 2018’

Views - 9 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The student community at SLIIT has the unique advantage of not only gaining knowledge in a specific area of study


Carnatic vocal recital by Darshani Arulanandam on 14 March

Views - 34 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be presenting a Carnatic Vocal recital by the Dharshani Arulanandam of Sri Lanka


Alston Koch performs at Academy Awards ‘After Party’

Views - 84 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Popular Asian entertainer Alston Koch entertains at the gala 90th Academy Awards


‘Escape 02’ – An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke

Views - 26 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

‘Escape 02’, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke, will be held over the weekend of 10 and 11 March from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo 7.


Screening of award-winning Indian biographical Hindi film ‘Mary Kom’ to celebrate International Wome

Views - 34 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be screening Hindi feature film ‘Mary Kom


Abans launches beats headphones

Views - 133 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Addressing the overwhelming demand for headphones and earphones, Abans, the authorised reseller and service provider


Sebastianities Stag Night – 2018 on 9 March

Views - 19 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

The annual Stag Night organised by the OBA of St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa will be held this year on Friday 9 March at Ramadiya Ranmal Holiday Resort, Moratuwa, commencing at 7.30 p.m.


Red carpet affair rolled out in Melbourne

Views - 285 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lankan born entrepreneur and businessman Jude De Silva, owner of Grand Receptions, comprising a trio of multipurpose event venues,


Jazz on the streets

Views - 16 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Jazz sensation Wycliffe Gordon and sextet staged a performance for the residents of Slave Island as part of the 70th anniversary


Russian classical ballet performance in Sri Lanka

Views - 49 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Enriching its society with the finest of art, Russia became home to some of the most notable ballerinas in the history of theatre


Dr. Arosha Fernando and Sadesh Kumar appointed to board of MPI film circuit

Views - 104 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

In an unprecedented move, former Working Director of ITN, former Senior Consultant of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka


Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

Views - 14 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Reuters): British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world’s best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday


Today's Columnists

To hang or not to hang!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena dropped a bombshell out of the blues last week, sans all ‘maître’ (loving-kindness) when he launched a coup de main on drug offenders. He threatened to use his powers to place his signature to execute the death sen


The demise of the superstar investor

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The allure of the superstar investor can be irresistible. You know who they are – the confident, articulate individuals idolised either because of a spectacular non-consensus investment call, the size of their fortune or sometimes because they are


Disruptive economy and poverty of knowledge: Sri Lankans have a lot to learn

Monday, 16 July 2018

The poor are usually defined as those who are below a given level of income that would be insufficient to meet their basic needs. In my view, the poor – no matter whether it is an individual, family or a nation – are those who are unable to read


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