Wes Craven, US horror filmmaker, dies aged 76

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August 31, 2015 10:37 am

American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76, foreign media reported. US media reported that Craven died at his Los...

New retail designer store - Zudhora opens its doors

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August 27, 2015 04:32 pm

Designer retail store Zudhora opened its doors last week at Reid Avenue, Colombo 07 (next to Lakpahana). Alongside international labels the store will retail selected pieces from c...

Sri Lankan style at Jewellery Design Awards

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August 26, 2015 11:50 am

The nine finalists at this year’s Sri Lanka Jewellery Design Awards are vying for the title of Jewellery Designer of the Year for 2015 in four different categories. The competit...

Writing Creatively a workshop for youngsters

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August 24, 2015 01:53 pm

‘Writing Creatively’-a workshop for 10-14 year old conducted by Neluka Silva is designed to help children think about creating and constructing stories and essays. The three...

A National Government – What is in a name ?

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August 24, 2015 12:00 pm

  The formation of a national Government following victory at the parliamentary election was the main thrust of the United national  Party’s leader Mr Ranil Wickeramasing...

Colomboscope opens with a splash

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August 21, 2015 08:33 pm

Cinnamon Colomboscope opened on Friday, 21 August with preview events to mark its two main programmes. The exhibition ‘Shadow Scenes’ curated by Menika van der Poorten and Nata...

Yehali interviews one of Sangakkara's Aussie fans in Galle

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August 21, 2015 12:44 pm

As Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara plays his farewell Test, wife Yehali decided to take a TV mike and find out just how much her husband is admired by an Aussie cricket fan. Yehali i...

Rumours salon turns 35

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August 20, 2015 11:12 am

Rumours Sri Lanka’s Bespoke Salon turns 35 Thirty five years is a long time to be in the hair and beauty business and that's what the Rumours Salon counts on as experience. I...

Marshals Motorcycle Club launch

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August 17, 2015 03:44 pm

The launch of the Sri Lankan Chapter of the Marshals Motorcycle Club was held at the Austasia Sports and Leisure Club in Thalawathugoda last week. Founding members of the Sri Lanka...

Chevening Scholarship applications now open

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August 17, 2015 03:18 pm

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org, a press release from the British High Commission said. Chevening ...

Launch of 'The Cake that was Baked at Home'

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August 13, 2015 05:10 pm

The tenth death anniversary of the late Lakshman Kadirgamar PC and Member of Parliament was commemorated with a small ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Centre for International...

Uggie, canine star of The Artist, put to sleep

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August 13, 2015 10:58 am

Uggie, the dog who shot to fame in 2011 Oscar-winning film The Artist, has been put to sleep at the age of 13. The Jack Russell was put down after suffering from a prostate tumour...

Facebook dissects the way we laugh online

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August 11, 2015 06:13 pm

Do you 'LOL'? Apparently not so much any more, according to a new Facebook study. Inspired by an article in The New Yorker called 'Hahaha vs Hehehe', the social networking giant ...

Letter - Lousy Intellectuals

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August 10, 2015 10:39 am

I am shocked by the behaviour of intellectuals such as G.L.Pieris, Rajiva Wijesinghe Carlo Fonseka, Dayan Jayatilleke and others.  What horrifies me is how they could support MR a...

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW Swim) kicks off

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August 10, 2015 08:30 am

CFW Swim took its opening plunge on Friday night at the Hilton poolside. CFW Swim is the first of it’s kind in the region, as Ajai Singh feels, even Paris Fashion Week being “...

Flashback show with Lite FM

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August 07, 2015 08:34 pm

Radio station Lite Fm recently hosted a Flashback show featuring soundtracks from the past, transporting listeners  back to all those memorable movie scenes. Attendees dresse...

Rocky's boxing gloves and Rambo's knife to be auctioned

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August 06, 2015 01:44 pm

Rocky's boxing gloves will soon be up for sale at an auction, according to foreign media. Actor Sylvester Stallone is reportedly auctioning off memorabilia from some of his m...

Nine Sri Lankan designers showcase swimwear collections at CFW Swim 2015

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August 05, 2015 02:49 pm

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) Swim 2015, presented by OLU Tropical Water, will showcase the latest collections of emerging and established Sri Lankan swimwear labels, a statement fro...

Workshop on how to vote by Kadirgamar Trust

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August 03, 2015 04:55 pm

For many younger voters, the upcoming election experience is to be a first. Casting one’s vote could be a daunting task in today’s political arena and the Kadirgamar Trust hop...

Galle Lit Festival back with a bang

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August 03, 2015 11:10 am

Festival Director Amrita Pieris steps up to the podium and with that the press conference announcing the Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) of 2016 is underway. Her speech is f...

Google Street View cars soon to measure pollution

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July 31, 2015 12:09 pm

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or weather forecasts? Google (GOOGL, Tech30) and a San Francisco-based startup called Aclima are trying ...

Journalists shine at awards night

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July 29, 2015 10:29 am

The annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme jointly organized by the Editors' Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) was held last evening a...

PIctorial: France's National Day

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July 28, 2015 11:42 am

Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroo...

Royal College sing -along with Rukshan Perera

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July 28, 2015 11:25 am

The annual “Royal College Class of 69” Sing Along with Rukshan Perera backed by Sohan & the Experiments will be held on August 2, at 7 p.m., at the Galadari Hotel Main Ball...

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 22

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July 27, 2015 03:44 pm

(REUTERS)Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incid...

Angelina Jolie to direct Cambodia war film for Netflix

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July 24, 2015 02:16 pm

Los Angeles (AFP) - Actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie is to make a film about Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime seen through the eyes of a war-scarred child for Netflix, the strea...

Workshop on health and food at Milk

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July 22, 2015 05:18 pm

MILK, the family lifestyle store & Milk & Honey Café is running a series of workshops from July 20– 29 on food and your health with Shalani McCray of Live Alive, Austral...

Singing class with a fitness element

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July 20, 2015 03:27 pm

Like to sing while working out? You are not alone. ‘Keep Fit with a Song’ is a new initiative by the Soul Sounds Academy – a singing class with a fitness element to it. It is...

Jacqueline opens gym in India

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July 18, 2015 07:14 pm

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandes inaugurated an open-air gym - said to be a joint venture of Dino Morea and Aditya Thackeray - at Marine Drive in Mumbai  earlier this week....

Colombo Design Market this Sunday

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July 15, 2015 06:25 pm

  Following the positive response to the launch in December, the  Colombo Design Market's latest installment will be held today, July 19 (Sunday) from 2pm -10pm at the Vih...

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