Entertainment / Arts

Union Bank, exclusive corporate partner for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ by Universal Pictures

Views - 32 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 - 1250 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 - 296 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 - 48 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 - 11 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 - 19 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 - 10 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 - 32 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 - 592 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 - 221 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 - 20 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 - 22 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.


Jayashree honoured for directing short film “Little Girls Sara”

Views - 346 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Jayashree Das who was the second unit director for the 2013 Sinhalese epic biographical film “Sri Siddhartha Gautama” was recently honored


Kathak recital by Dr. Tina Tambe at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 20 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Kathak, a classical dance form originating from North India is one of the most popular dance forms in Sri Lanka. Dr. Tina Tambe, Artistic


‘Fragments of Nature’ exhibition tomorrow, to help cancer patients

Views - 16 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Fragments of Nature, an exhibition and sale of selected colour photographs by Chitra Premaratne Stuiver, will be held tomorrow (26) in Colombo.


Rotaract Club of Colombo East’s ‘Noise 2018: Finals’ on 1 June

Views - 43 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Since its inception in 2016, NOISE has been one of the flagship projects of the Rotaract Club of Colombo East under the avenue of public relations.


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

Views - 45 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 - 31 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 - 17 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 - 17 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 - 53 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 - 19 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 - 56 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 - 28 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 - 21 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 - 23 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 - 85 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 - 52 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 - 27 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 - 35 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


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

Saturday, 22 September 2018

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

Saturday, 22 September 2018

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The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

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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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