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Hitting a classical note with ease

Hitting a classical note   with ease

“It was always there,” says Gehan Cooray, trying to pinpoint the exact moment he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the performing arts.  Opera singer/ filmmaker/ actor, he effortlessly launches his long lean frame into an elegant Cleopatra pose on top of a table (making it look completely natural ) and it’s easy [...]

Bad, so bad they can really make you cry!

Bad, so bad they can really   make you cry!

There are some things in life that are so bad that they’re…….well, to be honest they’re just plain bad. Netflix offers up bountiful amounts of such content in order to pad-out their catalogue. I’m not talking bad as in ‘ha ha, let’s laugh about this in a supercilious and ironic manner’, I mean bad as [...]

Mirror

FALLEN KIDS : Sending positive vibes through their music

FALLEN KIDS : Sending positive vibes  through their music

Asiri Perera and Tso Roshan were best friends in school owing to their similar taste in music. Back then the two young musicians could only dream of playing in a band and the music they would make.  They randomly reunited 6 months later after graduation and Asiri joined  first as a bassist and later on Deva Onel [...]

AFTER IZED rocking Negombo

AFTER IZED rocking Negombo

A similar taste in music is what brought Geeth Fernando, Kavinda Fernando and Aloka Ruwanal together while schooling.  ‘AFTER IZED’ the band was formed after they met Dulaj Jeewantha. The band’s favoured genre is thrash and heavy metal. Based in Negombo the boys have begun exploring new ways in music these days. The band’s current [...]

Chris Brown in trouble again

Chris Brown  in trouble again

Hip hop/Pop star Chris Brown has begun the 2017 on a bad note. Brown who has been on the wrong side of the law for ages got involved in an heated exchange of words at a fitness club in New York on 6th January. The 27 year got into an argument with the management of [...]

100 Words

100 Words

Many vastly different yet beautiful idea have come in to the page on Listen.  They range from religion to love, perhaps informing us of the importance of putting this little word to action.  The theme for February is ‘Brevity’.  Please send in your contributions by Jan 31, 2017 to Madhubashini Dissanayake-Ratnayake, C/o The Sunday Times, No. [...]

TV Times

‘Guitar Fest 2017’

‘Guitar Fest 2017’

The seventh festival of Guitar Music  ‘Guitar Fest 2017’will come on stage from 20th to 26th January, 2017. Concerts will be performed in University  of Sri Jayawardenenapura, University of Peradeniya, Swami Vipulananda Aesthetic Institute, Eastern University, Russian Centre, Colombo,  Badulla Town Hall and at the Kalaithoothu Kalamantram in Jaffna. The dates are scheduled as -20th [...]

Annesley Malawana’s  50 Year Reflection on DVD

Annesley Malawana’s  50 Year Reflection on DVD

The  sold out live concert of popular singer Annesley Malawana, ‘50 Year Reflection’ has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray. ‘Annesley Malawana in Concert’ held in August last year at BMICH to mark his five decades of excellence. ‘50 Year Reflection’ was an extraordinary musical extravaganza with many top singers joining Annesley for the [...]

Evening of felicitation and music

Evening of felicitation and music

‘Saroruha’- The Lotus, a musical concert and a felicitation to honour artistes organised by Alumni Organisation of University of Colombo, will be held at 4.30 pm on January 20 at the new auditorium of Colombo University. At the evening of music artistes Danister Perera, musician Amerasiri Peiris  and lyricist Dhammika Bandara are to be felicitated. [...]

2017 Hollywood blockbusters in line

2017 Hollywood blockbusters in line

The 2017 will be yet another remarkable year for Hollywood movie lovers as a number of much awaited blockbusters are in the lineup. Interestingly renowned Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam’s ‘According to Mathew’ will be special cinematic presentation that many would be waiting to experience. Chandran Rutnam’s “According to Mathew”  Chandran Rutnam’s ‘According to Mathew’ [...]

ITN is to use solar power with ‘Sooryabala Sangramaya’

ITN is to use solar power with ‘Sooryabala Sangramaya’

ITN- Independent Television Network, one of the state run television station has taken an initiative to generate electricity using solar power to fulfill the television station’s energy consumption. With the initiative ITN becomes the first large scale media institution in South Asia to use solar energy as one of its power sources. Titled as ‘Sooryabala [...]

Rupavahini goes green

Rupavahini goes green

With the aim of becoming country’s first green media institution, Sri Lankan Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority last week. As a media institution that works close to nature and environment, Rupavahini is turning to solar power for power generation and to declare the entire premises of [...]

‘Bairavaa’ second only to ‘Kabali’

‘Bairavaa’ second only to ‘Kabali’

‘Bairavaa’,  South Indian movie starring Vijay and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles has become a smash hit second only to ‘Kabali’ of superstar Rajinikanth. Directed by Bharathan and produced by Vijaya Productions, the film is to be run in 53 screens, second only to ‘Kabali’, which got 54 screens and made a record in [...]

‘Rekava’ celebrates 60 years

‘Rekava’ celebrates 60 years

‘Rekava’ (Line of Destiny), the groundbreaking cinematic venture of Dr. Lester James Peries celebrates 60 years and a festival has been organised on January 29 and 30. The celebration will be held at 6.30 pm at Regal cinema with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe. ‘Rekhawa’ was the turning point of Sri Lanka’s film [...]

“Premaya Nam” at Film Festivals in Pune and California

“Premaya Nam” at Film Festivals in  Pune and California

“Premaya Nam”, the debut film by two brothers Kalpana Ariyawansa and Vindana Ariyawansa has been officially selected for the 15th Pune International Film Festival, India and 7th Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, California this month. The film was chosen for 15 International film festivals, including, Beijing, Shanghai, Goa, Kerala, Delhi, London, Florida and Chicago. “Premaya [...]

ALL NEW JETWING LAKE – AN OASIS OF SPLENDOUR

ALL NEW JETWING LAKE – AN OASIS OF SPLENDOUR

The all new Jetwing Lake is 5km away from the Dambulla town and is tucked away amidst a setting of foliage sheltering the stylishly designed resort.  This Jetwing Symphony property is in close proximity to many of the heritage sites and places waiting to be discovered in the vicinity. With the famous Dambulla Cave Temple [...]

Centara Ceysands wins at SAT Awards

Centara Ceysands wins at SAT Awards

Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa in Bentota, Sri Lanka was announced winners of this year’s prestigious South Asian Travel Awards, where the resort has received three recognitions for best ‘Leading Beach Resort Sri Lanka’, ‘Leading All Inclusive Resort Sri Lanka’ and ‘Leading Wellness and Spa Brand’. Apart from these tremendous achievements, Centara Hotels and Resorts [...]

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