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Anup just loves and lives to paint

Anup just loves and lives to paint

Inspired by the pastoral scenes of his childhood, the buzz of city life and the magic of the hills, this artist, whose latest exhibition captures his current mood, that time is running out and he has so much more to see and paint, talks to Duvindi Illankoon For a man who calls the misty heights [...]

A book for everyone!

A book for everyone!

They’re three of a kind, but which is the best? Our new column has us traipsing across Colombo in pursuit of our favourite things. We’re talking food and drink, massages and clothes, essential services and places to party: there’s nothing we won’t have an opinion on.  We’d also like to hear from you: what would [...]

Mirror Magazine

Agent of sustainable change

Husni Mohammed went from from knowing very little about the diplomatic world to participating in UN conferences. Here, he tells the Mirror Magazine about his experience By Shaveen Jeewandara A few years ago Husni Mohamed’s would look up and eagerly gaze at the regal United Nations compound at Thummulla as he passed it everyday in [...]

Turning your smartphone into a watchdog

How safe do you feel? Being able to contact friends and family for help in an emergency could make a huge difference to your confidence when venturing out alone – it could also help you survive a threatening encounter or a medical emergency. While some of these apps were designed for women only, others recognize [...]

The shutterbug experience

The shutterbug experience

For the young photographers at The Revolution Portfolio it’s all about learning on the job By Duvindi Illankoon The Revolution Portfolio is the photographic equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s famous catchphrase; by young photographers, of young photographers and for young photographers, the organisation was set up just a year ago by a group of teenagers bitten [...]

Moving in a new direction

Moving in a new direction

Contemporary dance performer and choreographer Janet Lilly, says that teaching was always the next logical step in her career  As a performer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance, Janet Lilly can trace the love she has for her art form back to her mother. “My mother grew up in Southern California in the 1930’s,” says [...]

Highlighting issues through video

As a socially conscious young filmmaker Azahn Munas uses this powerful medium to highlight good causes For 19 year old Azahn Munas film making is a passion. Having moved with his family to Australia when he was a pre-teen. His love affair with filmmaking began when he was gifted a video camera by his parents. [...]

TV Times

‘The Last Stand’, takes centre stage

Starring Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘The Last Stand’, a story of a small-town sheriff who becomes the last guy standing between a ruthless cartel leader and the Mexican border, will be released at Majestic cinema from Friday, January 25. Directed by Jee-woon Kim and written by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, the film also stars [...]

Nalin, Corrine and Marians in Oman

One of the most versatile and dynamic musical bands in the country, Nalin and Marians with Corrine Almeida, another popular female artiste, is to showcase a grand performance in the Sultanate of Oman in February this year. Due to the overwhelming request and popularity, the organizing Committee has embarked on a grander event in 2013 [...]

Audio Squad flying high

By Sanath Weerasuriya Popular band ‘Audio Squad’ is the latest group of talented musicians to bang in to the Sri Lankan music scene.  Merely one year and ten months old ‘Audio Squad’ has gained popularity in the music scene with their performing style on stage. Caming together in March 2011 with a blend of music [...]

‘Gee Ranga Siri’ at Wendt

An evening of popular songs that come across in Sinhala theatre, ‘Gee Ranga Siri’ will be staged at 7 pm on January 23 at Lionel Wendt, Colombo. Organised by Sathjana Sahurdha Sansadaya, vocal renditions for the evening are by Jayalath Manoratne, Nissanka Diddeniya, Rodney Warnakula, Nilmini Kottegoda and Firny Roshini. The music direction is by [...]

‘Red Fort’ : For Authentic North Indian cuisine

‘Red Fort’ : For Authentic North Indian cuisine

By Sanath Weerasuriya ‘Red Fort Moghul Restaurant’ is Colombo’s latest addition to its Indian restaurant line up.  Located at No 2, Victoria Place off Elvitigala Road in Narahenpita, Red Fort is one of the very few restaurants serves authentic North Indian cuisine by expert Moghaul chef. The menu at Red Fort comprises of salad, Shorba(soup), [...]

‘Sri Siddhartha Gautama’ released

‘Sri Siddhartha Gautama’ released

“Siddhartha the Buddha’, long awaited movie on the life journey of the Lord Buddha will be released at Liberty cinema Colombo and other EAP circuit cinemas around the country from January 24. Directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Chandran Rutnam, the film is co-directed by Saman Weeraman and Bollywood famed Nepali actress Manisha Koirala.  Produced by [...]

“Sokari” at Punchi Theatre

‘Sokari’, an old folk drama in Sri Lanka, which was formed according to the rural traditions of Shanthikarmas that were performed for the goddess Paththini seeking fertility and prosperity, will be staged on at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on Sunday January 20, (today) at Borella Namel Malani Punchi Theater. Sokari which is played throughout [...]

Sri Lankan cinema celebrates 66 years

Started with ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promises) in 1947, Sri Lankan cinema is to celebrate its 66th anniversary on January 21. The day also marks the 41st anniversary of the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka (NFC) and a series of programmes have been organised from 2 pm onwards at the corporation premises. The theme of [...]

Burgers at GFH

The Pasticcino Café located at the upper Regency Wing of the Galle Face Hotel brings memories of the wonderful charm and luxury the Heritage hotel brought to many people for centuries. A big bite to the Burger fiesta will come alive at the Pasticcino Café from January 10 to February 10. The burger fans can [...]

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