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Young Zoologists bring out the beauty of the wild

Young Zoologists bring out the beauty of the wild

The annual wildlife art exhibition together with the wildlife photographic exhibition by the Young Zoologists Association (YZA) will be held this week.  ‘Kin Wild’ -the exhibition of wildlife paintings and sketches by the Young Zoologists is probably the longest running wildlife art exhibition in the country. The Young Zoologists Association established the ‘Wildlife Arts’ group [...]

Joyous drapes

Joyous drapes

Nelun Harasgama designs her sarees downstairs while her husband, the photographer Luxshman Nadaraja takes pictures of them upstairs. “He is famous, I am not,” says Nelun, smiling, but that isn’t quite true. Before she ever began designing sarees, Nelun’s paintings won her acclaim but she always found them difficult to talk about. Stark and haunting, [...]

‘If you believe in something go for it’

‘If you believe in something go for it’

Life is full of uncertainty. For Sashenka Lakshmanasingha, life certainly has been a roller coaster ride. Having left Sri Lanka at the age of 16 with her family she had to rise to the challenge of change faced by any teenager along with adapting to her new home in Australia.  She adapted quickly, becoming an [...]

Mirror Magazine

The power and value of art

The power and value of art

When Lakisha Fernando resigned from her job as an art teacher at the MJF Foundation, it was because she wanted to start her own school. Today, she’s celebrating having done so. The newly opened Savi Academy of Art uses drawing, painting, dancing, craft and drama to help children with special needs express themselves and realise [...]

Making new waves

Vocal enigma throws a ‘whole mix bag of genres’ into their new show “The Playlist” to shake up the choral music scene. The group plans to once again make waves in the choral music scene, with ‘The Playlist’ to be held on November 9 and 10 at the British School Auditorium. Established two years ago [...]

Things never happen the same way twice

Things never happen the same way twice

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.” It certainly is spring for the thespians of S. Thomas’ College who are brimming with passion [...]

The blind eye opened

Let me first introduce you to socio-biology. With the emergence of socio-biology in the 1970s, mankind had a new angle with which to look at the human mind and behaviour. The core principle on which the subject is formed around is that behaviour is directly influenced by natural and sexual selection, respectively because of the [...]

An extravagant musical journey

Built in the latter part of the 60’s, the Navarangahala theatre in Colombo has stood time immemorial as one of the main national theatres in the country, with its hallowed dome being graced by the greats of the local theatre scene. The Navarangahala is in itself a piece of history, having hosted the House of [...]

TV Times

Female domination at YES Home Grown Awards 2013

Female domination at YES Home Grown Awards 2013

Ashanthi, Natasha Rathnayake, Kaushalya Fonseka, popularly known as KK, and Azi Sherif of ‘The Sherifs’ bagged the top Awards at the first ever YES Home Grown Awards Last Sunday (27 October) at Stein Studios in Ratmalana. Stein Studios was transformed to fit what YES101 passionately planned for many months, ‘The YES Home Grown Awards 2013’ which [...]

‘Sing-along with Annesley

The popular ‘Sing-a-long concert with Annesley Malawana and his band ‘Super Chimes’ will come alive on 22nd November at the Mihilaka Medura of BMICH starting at 7.00pm.  This event is organized by the Welfare Society of International Division of National Savings Bank as a fund raiser for the welfare activities of the society. Sing-a-long concert [...]

‘Trio in Harmony’ at Ladies’ College

‘Trio in Harmony’, an Orchestral Concert organized by the Chamber Orchestra of Ladies’ College, will be held on the 9th of November at 7.00 pm. at the Ladies’ College Auditorium. The orchestras of Ladies’ College, Bishop’s College and S.Thomas’ College have joined together to perform a variety of different pieces in orchestrial musc.The evening’s programme [...]

Alston goes Green

The launch of Alston Koch’s new global ‘Green Growth’ video and the live performances will kick-off at World Travel Mart 2013 in London on 5 November. – For 2 years, the International Coalition of Tourism Partner (ICTP) has endeavored to spread messages and support initiatives around Green Growth and Quality for destinations and their stakeholders. [...]

French thrillers at AF de Colombo

Alliance Française de Colombo will screen a French/Romanian thriller ‘Le Parfum d’Yvonne’ directed by Patrice Leconte at 3pm on November 5 and 6.30 pm on November 6.  During the long hot summer of 1958, on the banks of Lake Geneva, a young couple embark on a passionate affair. Victor, an aspiring writer and fugitive from [...]

A glimpse of Commonwealth cinema

A glimpse of Commonwealth cinema

In parallel to the preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 in Colombo, a film festival featuring cinematic creations representing some of the Commonwealth nations will be held from November 6 to 12 in Colombo. Starting with a special screening of award winning Sri Lankan film “Sam’s Story (Sameege Kathawa),” directed by Priyankara [...]

A Dialogue at Punchi Theatre

Sunil Chandrasiri’s theatrical direction ‘Adaraneeya Sanvadayak’ which won a number of awards including the Best drama, Direction, Actor, Play-write, Lighting and Makeup will be staged on Saturday November 9 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm at the Namel Malini Punchi Theater, Borella. The play stars Janaka Kumbukage, Saranga Disasekera and Madhushan Nanayakkara in main roles [...]

‘KRRISH’ at Liberty Lite

Latest bollywood blockbuster film ‘Krrish 3’ starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangna Ranaut and Arif Zakaria in the stellar cast is now being screened at Liberty LITE Cinema, Kollupitiya. It is produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya, and bringing his father Rohit back from the dead, [...]

“Vikurthi” on the plight of children

“Vikurthi”, one of the popular plays produced by veteran playwright and actress Somalatha Subasinghe will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on Sunday, November 10 at the Namel Malini Punchi Theater, Borella. Revolving around the tragic plight faced by children due to the rat race in education, the play features an experienced cast [...]

A tribute to Tissa

Late filmmaker, award winning script writer, scholar and cinema Guru, Tissa Abeysekera will be remembered at a ceremony tittled “Sameepa Rupa” by the Tele Nirmanawedinge Sangamaya. ‘Tissa Abeysekera Felicitation Ceremony’ is organised with the objective of appreciating multiple service rendered by late Mr. Abeysekera to the country’s field of art and society as a great [...]

‘LaverDome’: Newest at Marine Drive

‘LaverDome’: Newest at Marine Drive

New restaurants are opening in Colombo with much pomp and pageantry but some are history within very short period of time. Sustaining the food quality and the service are the two main factors of a restaurant.  The latest addition to the Marine Drive restaurant booming is ‘LaverDome’ in Bambalapitiya. Housed in the ground floor of Ocean [...]

Aviraté joins hands with Cinnamon to host ‘French Touch 2013’

Aviraté joins hands with Cinnamon  to host ‘French Touch 2013’

Whilst preparing for the much anticipated visit of the Miss France contestants to Sri Lanka in little over a month’s time, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts greeeted reigning Miss France of 2012/2013, Marine Lorphelin on her recent win as the first runner up for the Miss. World pageant held in Indonesia, and looks forward to welcoming [...]

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