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Lifting the veil: Jerusalem exhibition aims to explain religious dress

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April 27, 2019 10:15 pm

It is not unusual to see veiled women walking the streets of Jerusalem - and it is sometimes hard to tell which religion they follow. The clothing is worn by some female...


People’s Church, Narahenpita launches a celebration of Hope from April 19-21

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April 18, 2019 12:35 pm

People’s Church, Narahenpita launches a celebration of Hope from  April 19 -21, 2019 from 5.30 pm onwards. There Is Hope is a special three d...


'Victoria' TV star Laurence Fox indulges in Ayurvedic 'no-frills detox' in Beruwela

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April 15, 2019 11:32 am

Playing the “charismatic and wayward” Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston in ITV's 'Victoria' series, Laurence Fox recounts his Ayurvedi 'no-frill...


Disney's video streaming service sets November launch

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April 12, 2019 05:47 pm

Disney announced Thursday that its video streaming service would launch in the US in November, spotlighting its blockbuster-making studios as it takes on powerhouse Netflix. ...


Scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study Ayurveda, Yoga, Homepathy in India

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April 10, 2019 05:40 pm

The High Commission of India in Colombo has initiated a scholarship programme for  Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayu...


In pictures : Sri Lanka Army New Year celebrations at Panagoda

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April 10, 2019 04:22 pm

The National New Year celebrations  of the Sri Lanka Army were held yesterday (April 9)  at the Panagoda Army Cantonment grounds today under the aegis of Army Com...


In Pictures : 'The Clairvoyants'

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April 08, 2019 12:59 pm

'The Clairvoyants' the one night only show presented by Cinnamon Life concluded recently at the Nelum Pokuna Rajapakse Theatre. The show  featured th...


Wickramarachchi Opticians and Orel IT's OrCam launch revolutionary artificial vision technology

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April 01, 2019 03:29 pm

J M Wickramarachchi Opticians together with Orel IT, recently launched a revolutionary artificial vision technology in Sri Lanka. This technology with its ability t...


Selyn welcomes the New Year with an Avurudu pop up

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March 28, 2019 01:11 pm

With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year just around the corner and Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company, partners with a selection locally based business...


Scope Cinemas introduces Dolby Atmos

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March 26, 2019 06:49 pm

Scope Cinemas, a well-known motion pictures exhibitor in Colombo, today announced the launch of a new Dolby Atmos enabled screen for movie enthusiasts, making it the first Dolby...


V Day 2019 : Colombo 07 to get underway this month

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March 22, 2019 03:07 pm

V Day 2019 COLOMBO 7, will get underway on March 31 at Idea Hell and similar to its previous performances is based on interviews, discussions, and conversations on the vari...


UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

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March 22, 2019 12:46 pm

UZ Arts presents the work of nine artists from the UK who has been resident at the Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa for six weeks. The work is inspired by the people and culture ...


LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

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March 21, 2019 07:48 am

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum on “The Significance of the Tripitaka as a World ...


5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

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March 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cuisine. Four Lankan restaurants will be participating in the ...


“Ahimsa” A Choreographic dance production by Aru Sri Art Theatre

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March 19, 2019 10:39 am

Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma -“Ahimsa”, a choreographic dance production blended together with thematic concepts using performing arts will be presented by ...


Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff thrill Colombo fans once again

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March 15, 2019 07:32 pm

Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers who continues to push the boundaries of his career both on stage and TV recently entertained fans in Colombo...


In Pictures : Digital Library launched at the Public Library premises

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March 15, 2019 04:21 pm

The Colombo Digital Library was launched yesterday (March 14)  at the Colombo Public Library premises by Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P....


Vajira - prima ballerina of Kandyan dancing turns 87

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March 14, 2019 03:37 pm

Vajira - the prima ballerina of Kandyan dancing celebrates her 87th birthday on March 15. Frequently known as the wife of pioneer Kandyan dancing - Chitrasena, Vajira carved out...


Bharatha Natyam Recital: Pavitra Krishna Bhatt and Aparna Shastry Bhatt

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March 13, 2019 12:54 pm

Renowned Bharatnatyam exponent from India, Pavitra Krishna Bhatt will perform with his spouse Aparna Shastry Bhatt at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre auditorium on March 1...


Documentary on Sri Lanka launched at ITB Travel Fair in Germany

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March 08, 2019 10:49 am

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau unveiled a documentary portraying the natural beauty of Sri Lanka at the ITB travel and trade show in Berlin, Germany, this week. ...


In Pictures: 'Does she travel safe?' campaign

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March 07, 2019 05:29 pm

Highlighting sexual harassment in public transport, the ‘Does she travel safe?’ campaign, an initiative to generate awareness on norms and attitudes discri...


Through the Lens: Celebrating Women at Work

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March 07, 2019 04:45 pm

An  exhibition marked the culmination of the World Bank's year-long campaign to #PressForProgress for more and better jobs for women in Sri Lanka, and included a mobile...


‘KUMARSUTRA’ : Nothing is made up; everything is just real

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March 05, 2019 07:16 pm

He is one of South Asia’s leading performing artists and comedian who blends his own one of a kind humour with stories, observations and caustic wit. By Oshani A...


CFW 2019 Day Four: A tale of grandeur and glamour

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March 04, 2019 05:57 pm

The fourth and final day of Colombo Fashion Week 2019 showcased a tale of grandeur and glamour at the Hilton Colombo, as the final six designers presented their summer season co...


Colombo Fashion Week Day 3 : Botanical elements and bright colours

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March 04, 2019 05:14 pm

A crowded hall packed with people all excitedly waiting for the third day of HSBC Colombo Fashion week to begin. The pink lights gave an ethereal feel to the event, and once the...


CFW Day 2: Dramatic and showstopper gowns

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March 01, 2019 06:34 pm

Day Two of Colombo Fashion week saw seven designers showcase their collections to a packed crowd in the Grand Ballroom at the Galle Face Hotel. By Sashini Rodrigo ...


Colombo Fashion Week Day 1 gets underway

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February 28, 2019 03:31 pm

Colombo Fashion Week, kicked off its 16th run at showcasing the creative minds of both local and international designers with their ‘Emerging Designer Showcase’ whic...


A look at CFW's Fashion Design Exhibition and the Fashion Films Festival

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February 28, 2019 01:03 pm

This year’s edition of Colombo Fashion Week kicked off on Monday 25 with two interesting and diverse creative exhibitions that showcased both the rich past and the vibrant...


Silent vigil to protest inhumane acts against dogs in Kandy on Saturday

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February 27, 2019 02:03 pm

A silent vigil will take place on March 02 to protest  the inhuman acts that have been taken against dogs in Kandy district. The protest has been organise...


145th Wesley College Founder’s Week Celebrations to get underway in March

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February 25, 2019 02:19 pm

Wesley College - a leading Christian boys school in Colombo was founded on March 2 1874. Every year, the Double Blue Fraternity gather to celebrate the memory of their Founder, ...






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