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Penchant for people

Penchant for people

As a little girl Shaanea was not allowed to touch what was to her a veritable treasure trove – her mother’s collection of canvases, expensive oil paints and brushes. Now Shaanea Amantha Mendis D’Silva spends many a blissful hour each day with brush and canvas, painting to her heart’s content, portraits of people she has [...]

A potent and timely adventure

A potent and  timely adventure

In writing Iora and the Quest of the Five, Indian author Arefa Tehsin drew on both her love for the wild and her gift for imaginative story telling. A fan of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, Arefa chose to set her first novel in a hidden rainforest civilisation – Twitterland – and [...]

Change from the heart

With ‘Love Changes Everything’ Danu Innasithamby has found his charitable calling in life. The movement was set up in memory of his late mother, and last February he organised a massive concert that raised funds for a fun day out with the young patients of the Maharagama Cancer Hospital. This Christmas, Danu hopes to reawaken [...]

Setting her sights on giving Sri Lanka a good name

Ever since Rosy Senanayake won the Mrs. World crown 27 years ago, Lankan beauty queens have hoped to put the island once again in the international spotlight. Emerging Second Runner-Up at the Miss International pageant held in Japan this October, Madusha Mayadunne has swanned into the public eye with her stunning good looks, lissome figure [...]

Mirror Magazine

Changing the depths of the future

Changing the depths  of the future

“As cliché as it may sound, returning from One Young World Summit 2012, I feel different, my life has definitely changed,” says Shalini Seneviratne, who returned from the recently concluded One Young World summit. The prospect of attending such a summit which is rare is considered the world to those interested in peeking in to [...]

Show which highlights talented youth

‘Music Runway Idol’ – the show that is set to give space for home-grown talent has reached the final stages offer the competition after a colourful journey through the initial rounds. Aspiring to set a groundbreaking trend in reality television, the show brought together many of the country’s talents on one stage, with three eventual [...]

A personal touch for Christmas

Christmas is more personal when your decorations are homemade. Not only is it more affordable to make your own Christmas decorations but it also exhibits individuality, not to mention the pride one feels when guests shower you with compliments. The following are just a few ideas on how to get your home ready for the [...]

True to life in a foreign land

True to life in a foreign land

For Joanna Luloff, the author of ‘The Beach at Galle Road,’ travelling had to be about more than just tourism. As a student, she had worked at a local prison, tutoring the inmates in English and after she graduated joining the Peace Corp seemed like the best way to merge her interest in teaching, volunteer [...]

TV Times

Clarence’ ‘Raa Tharakawo’ get a new mix

Popular young generation singer Yashan released his latest music video ‘Raa Tharakawo’, the remix version of Clarence Wijewardene’s hit song from the film ‘Suseema;. Yashan released this remix song to all radio and web based music sites last week. Yashan has become the youngest new generation singer to do a remix version of a song [...]

Glory with Mariazelle at Earl’s Regency

Popular music outfit, ‘Glory’ along withb singing sensation Mariazelle will come alive at the Earl’s Regency in Kandy at this year’s New Years Eve dinner dance ‘Blitz 2012’ at the main Reagent Ballroom. Comprising of five young and upcoming musicians, ‘Glory’ was formed in 2008 in Moratuwa. ‘Glory’ comprises Sanuka Wickramasinghe on lead vocals, Shane [...]

Regulatory Authority a must to save Lankan cinema

Regulatory Authority a must to save Lankan cinema

In order to save and revive the Sri Lankan cinema that has been undergoing continual collapsing for several decades, a large number of veteran filmmakers have come forward in a manner of a united effort with newly formed Filmmakers Guild which had its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, December 4. The maiden effort showed the enthusiasm [...]

‘Gabbara Minisa’ goes to Negombo

The comedy play “Gabbara Minisa” (Pregnant Man) produced by actor Sriyantha Mendis will go on the boards at 6.30 p.m. at Negomho Town hall on December 10. With a host of popular actors such as Sarath Kothalawela, Wasantha Vittachchi, Malkanthi Jaysinghe. Sujeewa Priyalal, Mihiri Priyangani Kusum Renu and Sriyantha himself play in the drama music [...]

‘Yaaya 4’ Foreign invasion on a tranquil village

‘Yaaya 4’ Foreign invasion on a tranquil village

‘Yaaya 4’ one of the newest teledramas unravelling the hidden agendas of groups which carry out a project in a forest reserve bordering a remote village under the guise of an environmental protection move is telecast every Sunday at 9 pm on the Swarnavahini channel. Directed by award winning teledrama maker Chamara Janaraj Peiris, ‘Yaaya [...]

Swayanjaatha bags best awards

Sudath Rohana’s ‘Swayanjaatha’ bagged the best teledrama award while Jagath Chamika and Samadi Laksiri won the best actor and actress at the Sumathi Tele Awards 2012 held last week. Sudath Rohana was adjudged the Best Director. Dhananjaya Siriwardena and Nadheesha Hemamali became the Popular Actor and Actress winning highest number of votes while ‘Sihina Piyapath’ [...]

SAARC shows film gem from Pakistan

‘Khuda Kay Liye’ (In The Name Of God) a 2007 Pakistani Urdu-language drama film written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor will be screened at National Film Corporation cinema hall at 5.30 pm on December 10. Starring Shaan, Iman Ali,Fawad Afzal Khan and Hameed Sheikh, the film unravels about the difficult situation in which Pakistan [...]

Palm Beach Hotel: Mount Lavinia’s family destination

Palm Beach Hotel: Mount Lavinia’s family destination

Palm Beach Hotel (PBH) is one of the popular places in Mount Lavinia for great culinary experience. Located in tranquil surroundings within the busy metropolis of Mount Lavinia, PBH boats of the best culinary experience, spacious rooms, lush green gardens and a sprawling swimming pool to match a family holidays. ‘Though we are just two [...]

Seasonal celebration at Bayleaf

The Bayleaf. Popular Italian Restaurant brings the traditional festive food fare to table during this season. With the switching on of the Christmas lights on Dec 1 the season gets off to a grand start, the annual Charity Project – ‘Share with a Child’ will be on Dec 15th to share the joy of the [...]

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