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DIY little Christmas treats this season!

DIY little Christmas treats this season!

Christmas season is a busy time for Shanaz De Lanerolle as she juggles her orders for Anna’s Kitchen and prepares to travel overseas for her husband Ishan De Lanerolle’s Christmas concert in Singapore, all of which is in addition to her full-time role as a mother to eight-year-old daughter Khaliah. However, a love of baking [...]

Rehan’s take on Colombo’s night life

Rehan’s  take on Colombo’s night life

On December 8, young film-maker Rehan Mudannayake’s latest film opened to a packed audience at the Harold Peiris Gallery of the Lionel Wendt.  Titled “Ladies Night” the 20-minute short film was an onlooker view of a night out among three friends that takes an unexpected turn. Set against the backdrop of  Colombo’s trendy hangout spots [...]

Mirror

Bringing back the sounds of classic rock

Bringing back the sounds of classic rock

It was a wet Friday evening that was filled with a sense of nostalgia, as some of Colombo’s finest musicians, took the stage at the Viharamahadevi amphitheater last month. Together they rendered some stunning classic rock covers, truly portraying the talent that the country hadn’t witnessed in a long time. This was the first time [...]

Seeing Christmas with a bit of wonder

Seeing Christmas with a bit of wonder

He is a blogger, entrepreneur and founder of Sri Lanka’s favourite online guide to life, food and everything Sri Lankan- “Yamu”. This week, Indrajit Samarajiva,  better known as  “Indi”  takes us back to Christmas while growing  up in America , his current approach to the festive tide and what he feels is the true message [...]

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik team up for duet

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik team up for duet

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik took the music industry and fans alike by surprise when they announced the release of their duet ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ on 9th December. The electropop track is featured on the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades Darker, which is to be released in 2017. The duet is co-penned [...]

100 Words

100 Words

  Thank you for your contributions to the 100 word page on “River”. The writers have concentrated on the literal rivers quite a lot ….., while some others have considered it as a metaphor. The theme for January is “LISTEN”. Please send in your contributions before the 7th of January 2017 to Madhubhashini Disanayaka-Ratnayake 100 [...]

TV Times

Sam on tour

Sam on tour

‘Sam the Man’, internationally acclaimed entertainer, will leave shortly to the USA to entertain the Thomians at their annual Christmas Party, Sing Along and Thomian Dance in California. This will be Sam’s sixth tour of the States. In a career that spans fifty six years, Sam will embark on his fifty third international tour. Having performed [...]

‘Here Comes Santa Claus’

The latest during the festive season is Santa Visits on private basis. JLO Party Mascots brings Santa to individual homes on 20th, 21st 22nd and 23rd December to sing carols and hand over gifts to the kid’s. Photo shoots and meet and greet Santa will be the newest attraction. This is the newest trend in [...]

Annesley ushers New Year in Kandy

Annesley ushers  New Year in Kandy

At one time there was an influx from the capital in Kandy to the capital in Colombo but on the 31st night the roll will be reversed as those from the capital city of Colombo make their way to the Kandy to be part of the New Years action. Top bands will come alive in [...]

Berjaya New Year celebration with ‘Pearl’

Berjaya New Year  celebration with ‘Pearl’

Popular dance band ‘Pearl’ led by veteran musician Jayantha de Silva along with his wife Victoreene, who celebrated 42 years in music scene recently, will perform on the New Year’s Eve Dance at the Berjaya Mount Royal Hotel for the  fourth consecutive year. Jayantha’s son Sandun leader of the band ‘Sonic Journey’ too will perform [...]

‘Dear Zindagi’ overcomes all odds

‘Dear Zindagi’ overcomes all odds

Shah Rukh Khan has proved to be a star whose presence can help overcome possible odd against a movie. The producer, director and even the cast were worried about  the financial success of the film amidst the currency crisis in India. The demonetisation move affected a number of films which hit the theatres before November [...]

Somalatha Subasinghe Play House brings creative activities for Children

Somalatha Subasinghe Play House brings creative activities for Children

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as Somalatha Subasinghe Play House commences its next session of “Creative Activities for Children” programme on January 7,  2017. Children from ages four to fourteen can take part in the programme, which aims to develop child’s mental and physical aspects and to enhance artistic taste, [...]

‘Api Narakai Thamai’ Modern German play on Lankan stage

‘Api Narakai Thamai’ Modern German play on Lankan stage

‘Api Narakai Thamai’ a theatrical presentation based on Lily Axtors’ German play “Violin, Cello, Double Bass” will have its maiden show on December 31 at 4 pm and 7 pm at Namel Malini Punchi Theatre Borella. The play is an effort of a German playwright to show sarcastically and symbolically the consequence of separation of [...]

Maunayagaya; A war between ‘Sura’ and ‘Asura’

Maunayagaya; A war between ‘Sura’ and ‘Asura’

A teledrama with a different theme, storyline and characters titled ‘Maunayagaya’ is now being telecast every weekday at 8.35 pm on Rupavahini channel. It stars Tharuka Wanniarachchi, Ranuka Sanjeewa, Dhanuka Dilshan, Harsha Thennakone, Anuradha Mallawarachchi, Gihan Fernando, Clitus Mendis, Buddadasa Vithanarachchi Kamal Deshapriay, Sanjeewa Dissanayake, Sandani Pathiranage, Sangeetha Thadani, Ramya Wanigasekara and Chandana Irugalbandara. The [...]

French-Belgian film on a theme based on ethnicity and love

French-Belgian film on a theme based on ethnicity and love

‘Métisse’, a French-Belgian film, an ethnic romantic comedy revolving around Lola, will be screened at 3 pm on December 20 and at 6.30 pm on December 21 at Alliance Francaise de Colombo auditorium, Colombo 7. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, this 1993 film narrates around Lola who is pregnant. But she does not know who the [...]

‘Raffles’ : Serving delightful food for 17 Years

‘Raffles’ : Serving  delightful food for 17 Years

Renowned for their excellent food and friendly efficient service, ‘Raffles Catering’ celebrates yet another anniversary being their 17th on 1st December 2016. Launched on December 1, 1999 as a partnership between two of the best friends namely, Tony Bohoran and Oscar Wanigasekera, Raffles has come a long way to be a true market leader in [...]

It’s that time of the year at Taj

It’s that time of the year at Taj

Taj Samudra Colombo, as usual is busy getting everything ready to bring the Christmas spirit to life and keep it in the hearts and minds of guests during the season. From gourmet hampers to festive family dinners, indulgent spa experiences and celebratory carols, the team at Taj Samudra has created a host of delights making it easy [...]

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