BMICH partners Hayleys at Christmas carols

Views - 1461 Friday, 6 January 2017 12:11

The Hayleys Group choir presenting ‘Melodies of Christmas’ at the BMICH on Christmas Eve   To complement the national Christmas festivities and the Tourism Fest organised by the Ministry of Tourism Development and

‘Rogue One’ scores massive $155 million debut as Star Wars fans flock to theaters

Views - 1469 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” sold out multiplexes around the country and brought fanboys and fangirls out in force over the weekend.  The “Star Wars” prequel scored the second l

Beyonce leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields

Views - 1419 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Reuters: Beyonce got a leading nine Grammy nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nods each, as pop, R&B and hip hop took centre stage in the contest for the music industry’s highest honours. Beyonce’s

Motherhood is biggest challenge for ‘Woman of the Year’ Madonna

Views - 1453 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Reuters: Madonna was presented on Friday with Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year award, but the seven-time Grammy Award winner said one of her biggest challenges was being a good mother. “The biggest accomplishment I thi

ZMAX Fairway Colombo takes on leading role in Colombo Art Biennale

Views - 1828 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

From 2-20 December, Colombo will be the location of the Art Biennale 2016, an exhibition of art, architecture, music and performance centred on the theme, ‘Conceiving Space’. 2 December saw ZMAX Fairway Colombo host the open

‘Surreal’ declared Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year

Views - 1409 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Reuters: In a word, 2016 was “surreal.” Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Su

Literary evening by the shores at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle

Views - 2385 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:03

In literature one can find solace, augmenting absolute escapism into a world of wide imagination. To all literature enthusiasts, Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle in collaboration with Alliance Française, Colombo will be hosting popular French auth

French Spring Festival from today in Colombo and Matara

Views - 2464 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:02

As the fifth edition of the French Spring Festival reaches his end, the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with the Alliance Francaise de Kotte in Colombo announce the most-attended French Film Festival, which will be held fr

2016 Korean Cultural Festival on 23 July

Views - 2376 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:01

The 2016 Korean Cultural Festival, an open forum for Korean culture and sports, will be held at the Musaeus College Auditorium on 23 July this year. The event is organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, under the patronage of the Ministr

Fairway Holdings presents ‘Now and Forever’ Richard Marx in Colombo

Views - 2363 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:07

Few entrants in the ruthlessly competitive American music industry can boast of a personal summons by the great Lionel Ritchie himself – which is how Richard Marx got into the music industry. The story goes that some of Marx’s demo tap

Epic movie of the year ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ to premier on 24th

Views - 2277 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:06

Ceylon Theatres once again gets ready to premier ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, an upcoming 2016 American Science fiction disaster film and a sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. It stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullm

Meet music makers at ON14 Rooftop Bar on World Music Day today

Views - 2382 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:05

On 21 June from 5 p.m. until late, ON14 Rooftop Bar and Lounge at OZO Colombo will host Sri Lanka’s biggest music celebration for world music day, where 19 DJs from back in the day to the up-and-coming will jam some tunes together, spreading

Audiences propel ‘Finding Dory’ to massive $ 136.2 m debut

Views - 2283 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:03

Los Angeles (Variety.com) - Family audiences turned out in droves over the weekend, propelling ‘Finding Dory’ to a massive $136.2 million debut and establishing a new record for an animated film opening. The sequel to 2003’s &l

DC’s Superman may be the best-equipped superhero of all: Study

Views - 2274 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:02

LONDON: The best-equipped superhero of all could be DC’s Superman, followed closely by Marvel’s Wolverine, Mystique and Thor, according to a new research that also suggests that Batman may be the most disadvantaged in terms of special

Angelina Jolie: My kids don’t want to be actors

Views - 2229 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:01

Actres-filmmaker Angelina Jolie has said none of her children want to follow in her or husband Brad Pitt’s footsteps and become actors. The 41-year-old ‘Maleficent’ actress, who has Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne

‘Star Wars’ crosses $ 1 billion globally at record pace

Views - 2688 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:22

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com):  ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barrelling past the $ 1 billion mark globally at a faster clip than any film in history. It’s becoming old hat

UK comedy hypnotist Alan Bates inaugural event in Sri Lanka on 12 Jan.

Views - 2874 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:18

Colombo’s most stylish event goes all out for a good cause UK comedy hypnotist Alan Bates Inaugural Event in Sri Lanka will be held on 12 January 2016 at the Ballroom, Hilton Colombo. British comedy hypnotist Alan Bates will delive

Box Office has record year as few share the wealth

Views - 2736 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:17

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com): At the multiplexes this year, it was a clear case of the haves and have nots. Thanks to monster hits such as ‘Furious 7’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Star

FIREBALL 2016: The place to be this New Year’s Eve!

Views - 3141 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:16

Flame live in action together with Derrick J & Ishan Bahar at the Galadari Hotel Colombo FUNTIME Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier entertainment company with over two decades of entertaining audiences locally and overseas, brings togethe

John Grisham’s ‘Rogue Lawyer’ stays atop US best-seller list

Views - 2747 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:13

Reuters: John Grisham’s legal thriller ‘Rogue Lawyer’ held onto the top spot on the weekly US fiction best-seller chart on Wednesday, ahead of the US Christmas holiday. Data released from independent, online and chain bookstore

NYE Dinner Dance at Taj Samudra

Views - 1636 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:10

When the clock strikes midnight on 31 December, enjoy a sparkling start to the New Year at the Samudra Ballroom on the rooftop at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. Complete with an extravagant gala international dinner buffet with outstanding entertainm

Cinnamon’s city New Year’s Eve dinners, dances and decadence

Views - 1882 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:04

What better way to ring in 2016 than with the endless list of special celebrations on offer for you at Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red. Dance under the stars or in a ballroom in the arms of

31st Night celebrations at the Galadari

Views - 1658 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:03

The Galadari Hotel will be welcoming in the New Year with much joy and rejoicing as the hotel’s outlets offer the best of the best in entertainment. Come with your family and friends or that person who is most special to you and welcome in a

Spend New Year’s Eve on 14th floor of OZO Colombo with ‘GLOW ON14’

Views - 1642 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:02

It’s no surprise that ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar is a beautiful place to usher in the New Year. This dazzling venue on the 14th floor of OZO Colombo sets the stage for a night of drinking, dining and dancing, to an eclectic and deep house

A Midnight Spell at Mount Lavinia Hotel this New Year’s Eve

Views - 1310 Tuesday, 29 December 2015 00:01

The best New Year’s Eve experience is what is guaranteed at Mount Lavinia Hotel presenting ‘A Midnight Spell; One Ticket to a Night of Excess, a Journey of Discovery’. After successful events such as ‘Gatsby at the Mount&rs

The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind to host sing-a-long with Sohan and the Experiments

Views - 1472 Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) proudly announces its upcoming sing-a-long with Sohan and the Experiments in collaboration with guest artists Damien and Rajitha from Misty on 27 November. Tickets will be priced at Rs. 1,500 and the

Enrique Iglesias to enthral Lankans on 20 December

Views - 1336 Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

Live Events, the first and only locally-based destination and events promotion company, which counts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene as Board Members, together with presenting sponsor Prime Residences, E FM and Revd, has announced that it

Sun FM presents Sean Paul live in concert on 28 November

Views - 1212 Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

  Sun FM will usher in the festive season in grand style when it hosts the Grammy award winning singer; multi-platinum recording artist and global super star Sean Paul live in concert on 28 November at Havelock Sports Grounds

Etisalat hosts premier members to exclusive screening of ‘007 Spectre’

Views - 1515 Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

  Etisalat Lanka recently hosted its premium members to an exclusive screening of ‘Spectre’ the latest sequence of the James Bond franchise at the Savoy Cinema in Colombo. Members were rewarded with free VIP pass

Fairway National Literary Award 2016 announces shortlist on 27 Nov.

Views - 1118 Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

The shortlisted entries of the Fairway National Literary Award 2016 will be announced on 27 November at the Hilton Residencies, Colombo-2. Along with this announcement of the shortlisted entries for the three language categories, the distinguished

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