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First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:20

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 Ja...


Gelato in the Mediterranean

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:18

By Aysha Maryam Cassim When in Galle, I never forget to treat myself to a black cherry gelato at Peddler’s Inn. I had my first Mediterranea...


Singer-songwriter Lasith’s debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ out today

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:15

Singer-songwriter Lasith Fernando will be releasing his debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ today, 21 January. He has made a name for himself ...


Why should they come to Sri Lanka?

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:14

It’s encouraging to read the monthly statistics of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka. The numbers are increasing which certainly is a good sign. ...


Munchi, Salawatte’s multi-religious Christmas miracle

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:09

This little brown cow was given in fulfilment of a vow to a local Hindu soothsayer, protected by Buddhists, rescued by Muslims and saved last Chris...


The Grand Oriental days

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:04

By D.C. Ranatunga A new hotel is opened in Colombo. An old one is to change hands, according to news reports.  The Movenpick Hotel was opene...


O.T. Perera publishes new book on Kafka

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

Most Sri Lankans, when they fly off to richer pastures, contribute very little to their motherland except by way of remittance. But Bellanwila O. T...


First-ever ‘Night of Ideas’ in Colombo with Kianoush Ramezani on 26 January

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

On 26 January, the Alliance Française de Kotte along with the Embassy of France, will present the first-ever Night of Ideas held in Colombo....


Goodbye to ‘full kit’!

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:00

Top Government officials are bound to breathe a sigh of relief over President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to free from the dress code tha...


The unmapped road to Wanni

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:02

  Periyamadu is a remote village located in the North East of Mannar. We set out from Madu Church and headed towards our dest...


Italy on a platter at Francesco’s

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

  By Shiran Illanperuma Giovanni’s, a pizzeria in Thimbirigasyaya, has achieved a level of fame that is uncommon in ...


With no ethnic or religious bias

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

    As an old Anandian I felt proud listening to one-time Minister of Information Imtiaz Bakeer Markar on a TV program. A...


11 foods you should resolve to try in 2017

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

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The ‘Katu ge’ relates the country’s heritage

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

    For outstation school trips to Colombo the ‘Katu ge’ and ‘Ho gaana pokuna’ are invariably in ...



8th edition of Leo Art to take place at the Galle Literary Fest

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, the local office of the global advertising network Leo Burnett Worldwide, is gearing up to host the eighth edition of Leo Ar...


It was all pink everywhere

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

Pink reigned supreme at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) two days ago – Thursday 5 January. It was the third day of the Australia-...


‘Madeleine Mitchell in Recital’ on 22 January

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

‘Madeleine Mitchell in Recital’ will take place on 22 January (Sunday) at 5 p.m. at the Russian Cultural Centre, 1 Independence Avenue,...


Action hero Gamini Fonseka was the first superstar of Sinhala cinema

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:10

‘Spotlight’ beams this week on Gamini Fonseka, the first superstar of Sinhala cinema. I had begun preparing this article many ...


Christmas lights everywhere

/ Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The past two to three weeks have been really busy time for households. They were unpacking boxes, scaling ladders, unrolling lights and inflating l...


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Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

21 January 2017

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 January 1947. The Chief Guest was D.S. Senanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Lands under the State C...


What we need to do to ensure the FTAs don’t go begging

20 January 2017

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that Sri Lanka would soon have access to four major markets at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. He requested that local and international investors start ventures in ...


Fact checking politicians and pundits

20 January 2017

    The ascendance of the master of “truthful hyperbole” to the US presidency has focused attention on the need for fact checking. The practice of persons in authority uttering falsehoods in public is nothing ...


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