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V Day: Let’s get the guys on board!

V Day: Let’s get the guys on board!

Valentine’s Day creeps up on us in a buzz of sweet nothings….flowers, chocolates, sweet treats, romantic dinners….. We mark down the days, some eagerly anticipating the occasion, others treating it as just another day. Each reaction so vastly different, yet one dynamic remains constant. Let’s face it, expectations are high! With much of the marketing [...]

Mirror

More than a cradle song

More than a cradle song

The curtain opens on a gaggle of girls; they innocently present a sense of camaraderie amidst a setting of a sleepover. The table’s turn on the audience as they discover the girls are ladies of the night, getting ready for an evening out. ‘The Lullaby’, written and directed by Maleen Jayasuriya and Nash Naranpanawa is [...]

Expressing himself through music

Expressing himself through music

Young musician  Niranjan Bibile (28) is excited about  plans to release some new tracks and to give his fans a taste of his latest work. A believer in creating unique music, Niranjan had a headstart in putting songs together from a very young age as young as 13 he tells us adding that he tried [...]

Eclectic sounds at ‘Floreat’

Eclectic sounds  at ‘Floreat’

“Floreat” organized by the Royal College Union will take place next Saturday (Feb 18) from 7.30 pm onwards at the Nelum Pokuna theatre, Colombo 7. This time the concert also coincides with 125th anniversary of the Union. The combination of Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rock and Fusion music is a different kind of experience and that’s [...]

Sean Paul enters the charts with ‘No Lie’

Sean Paul enters the charts with ‘No Lie’

Scoring an entry to the UK top 10 singles chart is Sean Paul with his new song ‘No Lie’ featuring Dua Lipa. ‘No Lie’ is a stand lone release which gives the Jamaican dancehall rapper his first UK top 10 in four years. Of course Sean Paul had luck in a different aspect when he [...]

100 Words

100 Words

Thank you for your contributions to the 100 word page on ‘Brevity’ a few have concentrated on words their necessary function of pinning down meaning from a multitude of possible senses, some on life, its essential brevity and the concept of impermanence all in all a rather philosophically oriented page. The theme for March is [...]

TV Times

Musical week ahead

Musical week ahead

Two major musical extravaganzas will come alive in the next week. Starting from ‘Sara Sande: Tribute Concert to Sarath Dassanayake’ will be held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on February 17. A musical extravaganza featuring veteran singer Victor Rathnayake will be held at the BMICH on February 18 at 7 pm, to coincide with the [...]

Incredible lineup at Colombo Jazz Fest

Incredible lineup at Colombo Jazz Fest

Mercedes Benz Colombo Jazz Festival, comes alive on the 18th and 19th of February at the Galle Face hotel, is a Mainstage production. Following on the immense success of its inaugural festival in 2016, this year’s event has expanded to cover two days with over 80 artistes. The concept behind the festival is music, culinary [...]

“Sri Lankan Cinema needs an identity”

“Sri Lankan Cinema  needs an identity”

Two young filmmakers Kalpana and Vindana Ariyawansa who are releasing their debut film “Premaya Nam” (Dirty, Yellow, Darkness) on February 17 strongly believe that Sri Lankan cinema must find its own identity and emulating would not take the small industry anywhere. Kalpana and Vindana two brothers who had extensive training and exposure to the Hollywood [...]

Rehan’s ‘Elephant’ in London competition

The debut film of Rehan Mudannayake ‘Elephant’ has been nominated for three awards at the International Filmmaker’s Festival of World Cinema in London starting from tomorrow. The film has been nominated for the Best direction, Best Editing and Best Supporting actress (Kaushalaya Fernando). Others in the cast include Jehan Mendis and Anjela Seneviratne and Ruwin [...]

‘Suba Saha Yasa’ makes a journey

Award winning writer and playwright late Siman Nawagaththegama’s theatre production ‘Suba saha Yasa’ will be staged at 3.30 p.m and 6.30 p.m. on February 26 at the Lionel Wendt theatre, Colombo. The play will also be staged at 7 pm on February 21 at Ediriweera Sarachchandre open air theatre at the University of Peradeniya and [...]

Lankan film on migrants in the centre of Europe

Lankan film on migrants  in the centre of Europe

Suranga D. Katugampala’s maiden film “For a Son” was recently screened in the centre of Europe, Brussels. It’s so important that in this era of migration, about walls, about peoples in transit, about fears of neighbour, cultures in turmoil that our film is screened. “For A Son” is a film by Suranga Deshapriya Katugampala and it was screened at the [...]

‘Premaya Nam’ for a limited engagement

Debut film of two brothers Kalpana and Vindana Ariyawansa, ‘Premaya Nam’ will be screened at several cinemas including   Regal cinema Colombo, Lido Borella and Liberty lite Kollupitya for a limited engagements from February 17. The film also will be screened at other Lite cinemas, New Imperial Kurunegala and Ratnapura. The film was screened at a [...]

Adventure getaway at Trinco Blu

Adventure getaway at Trinco Blu

‘Trinco Blu’ by Cinnamon offers guests the perfect blend of rest, beach-side relaxation and adventure. The guests visiting this vibrant and chic hotel can opt to enjoy an array of thrilling nature and adventure-based activities with expert naturalists from Cinnamon Nature Trails (CNT).  Headed by renowned wildlife photographer and expert- Chitral Jayatilake, CNT is the [...]

‘Black Pepper’ Ultimate multi-cuisine restaurant

‘Black Pepper’ Ultimate multi-cuisine restaurant

Orange and black was the name of the game as the Earl’s Court Group took their first leap into the restaurant industry in Colombo. Officially launched on the 26th of January, the ‘Black Pepper’ brings the very best cuisines from the four corners of the island to Colombo in a mouthwatering fusion of modern and [...]

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