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When the news broke that Fidel Castro had passed away, Reinhard Kleist was a little surprised to find himself in demand. It turned out that journalists remembered Kleist’s graphic novel ‘Castro’, which the German illustrator had produced with writer Volker Skierka in 2011. In the book, Kleist’s narrator  was a journalist who initially subscribed to [...]

Keeping to Lankan and African beats

Keeping to Lankan and African beats

GOSHA – 2017, Beat To Beat, an evening of percussion drums combining both Sri Lankan and African beat rhythms will be held on January 13 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium from 6.30 p.m. “Drumming was initially my father’s hobby. Listening and seeing him play made me interested in joining him,” says Limini Weerasinghe who is [...]

Ennigma aims high in the new year

Ennigma aims high in the new year

Yashitha Vijaykumaran, the heart and soul behind the clothing store, Ennigma opened her first store “Dream Collection” back in 2006. Having being born to a family that has been involved in the textile business for more than three decades, Yashitha found it only natural to follow in her family’s footsteps, particularly her father’s. Ennigma, located [...]

Mirror

Classic lines and cuts with ‘Vintage Closet’

Classic lines and cuts with ‘Vintage Closet’

Nipuni Amali began sewing as a youngster, having watched her mother stitch clothes for herself. Years later, the now IT engineer found herself taking a giant step with her once hobby. The result- ‘Vintage Closet Colombo.’ In business since 2015, the online boutique stays true to its name with a range of dreamy, feminine and [...]

‘Shopbox’ offering entrepreneurs a platform to create websites

‘Shopbox’ offering entrepreneurs  a platform to  create websites

Three years ago, Farthab Feisal, Sabir Esufali, Robert Sandrasagara and Ryan Jayawardena wanted to try their hand at an online retail business. However, when the group attempted the actual process of developing their website, etc. they discovered both an obstacle and a new idea for their business.  They switched goals from online retail to an [...]

Shifting gears with ‘Downshift’

Shifting gears with ‘Downshift’

Downshift started as a band back in 2013 and evolved into a project in 2015. The main reason Downshift evolved into a project was the difficulty in getting a steady lineup. Their main aim is to write, record and release original music with musicians from various disciplines of music contributing towards the creative process and [...]

Body art at the BMICH

Body art at the BMICH

The humming sound of needles meeting flesh, greets one  at the door. The walk down the aisle at the Mihilanka Medura, BMICH is interesting recently, as a few grimace in pain, while others put on a brave face. The more experienced ones watch on, as they get inked at the first ever Sri Lanka International [...]

Colourful and multi-faceted

Colourful and multi-faceted

After nearly a year of training, an ensemble of St Peter’s College Past and Present pupils, along with a few invited guests, will kick off 2017, with an entertaining performance of the msuical ‘Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ The music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics by Tim Rice, will be staged [...]

Clean Bandit hang on to No. 1

Clean Bandit hang on to No. 1

The hit song ‘Rockabye’ for the band Clean Bandit has become a reason to celebrate the dawn of 2017 as it remains the UK’s No: 1 song for an eight straight week. With things slowing down after Christmas, ‘Rockabye’ held sway largely on the strength of downloads. Swedish singer Zara Larsson’s song ‘I Would Like’ [...]

TV Times

‘Gosha- Beat to Beat’

‘Gosha- Beat to Beat’

‘Gosha – Beat to Beat’, an evening of percussion drums, songs and serenity presented by Limini Weerasinghe will come alive at the Bishops College Auditorium on Friday, January 13 at 6.30pm. Being the youngest female djembe drummer in Sri Lanka, Limini will host her first public concert at the Bishop’s College along with some of [...]

 ‘Aftermath’, now available only on iflix

 ‘Aftermath’, now  available only on iflix

‘iflix’, the leading Internet TV service for Southeast Asia, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, is thrilled to premiere its latest science fiction drama, Aftermath, available only on iflix. Subscribers in Sri Lanka can now stream and download all 13 episodes of the complete first season, just 24 hours [...]

Elvis still alive at 80

Elvis still alive at 80

The Elvis Presley Enterprises has declared January 8 as this year’s Elvis birthday celebrations at Graceland, the home of Presley in Memphis, Tennessee. The 80th birthday  celebration started on January 5th and the final event will be held on 8th. As usual thousands of fans from around the world gather at Graceland to take part [...]

Director laments over politicisation of State TV

Director laments over politicisation of State TV

Outspoken film and teledrama director Bermin Lylie Fernando, who returned to cinema with ‘Aga Pipi Mal’ after a long silence complained that the teledrama industry became one of the worst victims of politicisation of state television. Speaking to the TV Times this experinced director said at certain instances politicians and authorities had to be given [...]

Rajitha’s new play ‘Nethuwa Beri Minihek’ returns to the Wendt

Rajitha’s new play ‘Nethuwa Beri Minihek’ returns to the Wendt

Rajitha Dissanayake’s latest play ‘NethuwaBeriMinihek’ (A Man Much Needed) returns to the Lionel Wendt Theatre on January 14 at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm. ‘Nethuwa’Beri’Minihek’ revolves around the family of Jayantha, a Sinhala nationalist businessman who enjoyed close ties with the previous regime, and worries for his future in the transformed political climate. Jayantha’s son [...]

Play house opens doors for new talents

Play house opens doors  for new talents

Those who are interested in drama and keen on becoming a theatre artiste will have a great opportunity to groom under Somalatha Subasinghe Play House or Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) which has produced large number of artistes to the theatre and thereafter television and cinema. The duration of the programme is six months. Within the [...]

‘Aga Pipi Mal’ to bloom soon

‘Aga Pipi Mal’ to bloom soon

Veteran filmmaker and teledrama director Bermin Lylie Fernando’s latest film ‘Aga Pipi Mal’, a story revolving around a policeman and a woman who is battered by many social circumstances is now in the process of dubbing. The shooting of the film took place in and around Bandarawela. The film stars Damitha Abeyratne, Aruni Ranasinghe, Veena [...]

French comedies at AF Colombo

French comedies at AF Colombo

Alliance Francaise de Colombo will showcase two French comedy films at its weekly film screening on Tuesday and Wednesday at the AF auditorium. ‘Le Dîner de Cons’-The Dinner Game, 1998 film by Francis Veber will be screened at 3 pm on January 10 and at 6.30 pm on January 11. To amuse themselves at a [...]

New ‘Mathura’ for cuisine and Bollywood parties

New ‘Mathura’ for cuisine and Bollywood parties

Popular South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, ‘Mathura’ now located at the Melbourne Avenue in Bambalapitiya. Mathura Restaurant, one located in the Havelock Road, close to the Havelock City, has moved to its new premises in November for more spacious dining experience. Mathura at Melbourne Avenue with enough seating capacity of 120 and ample parking space, is [...]

Sunhill celebrates 25 years

Sunhill celebrates 25 years

Sunhill Group of Companies, a renowned hospitality diversified local conglomerate, recently announced plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a felicitation of long serving employees and more business initiatives aimed at business expansion. Sunhill Group was started with a single 20 bed room hotel in Nuwara Eliya on January  16, 1992 and will be celebrating [...]

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