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Aircraft made by Ray Wijewardene gifted to Air Force Museum

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June 04, 2015 05:03 pm

An aircraft manufactured by late Professor Ray Wijewardene was gifted  to the Air Force Museum at Ratmalana yesterday. This was handed over to the Museum by State Minister fo...


Eshantha to present an evening of Bach music with Brazilian flutist

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June 02, 2015 10:40 am

Performing in Sri Lanka for the second time, Brazilian flautist Celina Charlier will be collaborating with Sri Lankan pianist Eshantha Peiris to present ‘Inspired by Bach’, at ...


Hello Kitty-Themed Chinese Restaurant : World's First To Serve Food That Resembles Cartoon Kitty

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May 27, 2015 01:16 pm

A Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong inspired by the popular Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty has attracted a strong following of customers although it will officially open next...


Pictures :Bradby Encounter

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May 25, 2015 11:33 am

Royal handed out a 49-0 drubbing to Trinity in the second match at the Royal Complex. Captured here are images of the final day of the Bradby encounter. ...


'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash Killed In Car Accident

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May 25, 2015 07:34 am

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - whose life was portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey with his wife Alicia, Sky News reported. The...


Sri Lankan immigrant drama ‘Dheepan’ finds a home at Cannes

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May 22, 2015 03:23 pm

Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf New...


Wailers rock the Mount Lavinia beach

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May 20, 2015 04:43 pm

The Wailers rocked the Mount Lavinia beach with their soothing vibes. Captured here are images from the evening as well as the bands arrival.  ...


Meet the writers short-listed for the Gratiaen Prize

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May 19, 2015 10:47 am

Founded in 1993, the Gratiaen Prize was set up by Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje to share the wealth received and inculcate and celebrate Sri Lankan writing in English. The P...


Wailers arrive in Sri Lanka

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May 19, 2015 10:12 am

Popular Jamaican reggae band ‘The Wailers’ arrived in the island yesterday as part of their Asian leg of their global tour. The old reggae boys will be in action at the Par...


Win Tickets To The Wailers

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May 13, 2015 02:11 pm

Popular Jamaican reggae band ‘The Wailers’ will come alive in Sri Lanka as a part of Asia leg of their global tour. The old reggae boys will be in action at the Paradise Beach ...


Globe Theatre’s Hamlet kicks off ‘Shakespeare Lives’ in Sri Lanka

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May 11, 2015 10:05 pm

The British Council recently announced Shakespeare Lives, a global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of h...


Festival of lights

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May 05, 2015 10:43 am

Vesak day displays as  annual Vesak Buddhist festivities in the  country get underway.  ...


Drama Comp 2015

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May 04, 2015 12:46 pm

Bringing forward the range of talents of the school going youth to the fore, the semi-final round of the Inter- School Drama Competition 2015  organised by the interact club of Ro...


Early draft of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odessy shipped out to Smithsonian

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May 01, 2015 02:51 pm

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri L...


Kingsbury treats for moms and family on Mother's Day

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May 01, 2015 02:38 pm

The Kingsbury has elaborate plans to bring families together and strengthen family bonds on May 10 –Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is best celebrated, they feel, when you trea...


Cookie Monster Hulks Out in Sesame Street's Avengers Parody

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April 28, 2015 06:40 am

You've got to hand it to the Sesame Street crew: They go all-in on their parodies. The latest has Cookie Monster joining the likes of Onion Man, the Black Bean Widow and the Mig...


Vesak greeting cards by HelpAge

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April 27, 2015 07:33 am

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) has produced over 100,000 greeting cards for the forthcoming Vesak season. The proceeds will be utilized to perform free cataract surgeries and hold mobi...


Author of 'Jaffna Boy' recalls childhood days

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April 22, 2015 05:49 pm

“A good Jaffna boy had to study hard, enter university, and become a doctor or an engineer. After that, get married around his mid-twenties and have two kids. I had no chance,”...


Tanya Ekanayaka launches an album with her original piano compositions

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April 22, 2015 05:26 pm

Tanya Ekanayaka launched a debut album of her own composition for solo piano, titled “Reinventions: Rhapsodies for Piano”, on March 30. The album contains seven tracks which...


Elizabeth Moir senior school hosts a fundraiser

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April 22, 2015 05:19 pm

The prefects of the Elizabeth Moir senior school will be hosting a fundraiser in the form of a fashion show. They hope to raise funds to provide design and art material for the ...


Christans celebrate Good Friday, Holy Saturday

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April 04, 2015 02:25 pm

Christians throughout the island observed Good Friday services yesterday, marking the day Lord Jesus Christ was crucified at Calvary. Picture shows devotees of the wella missam ...


Easter lessons and Carols at St. Michael and All Angels, Polwatte

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April 02, 2015 02:41 pm

An Easter Carol Service by the Choir of St. Michael and All Angels, Polwatte, Colombo will be held on Easter Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Church. This service comprises Easter...


Thousands enjoy giant noodle feast at Chinese temple to celebrate Dragon festival

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April 01, 2015 05:43 pm

The Chinese are famed for the ancient art of noodle making. But this giant wok of ‘dragon beard’ noodles, made for 2,000 people at a temple in Henan province in central Chin...


New designs at Tiesh

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April 01, 2015 03:33 pm

Tiesh unveiled its brand new jewellery showroom inviting a select clientele to grace the event and have a preview of its collections including its range of coloured diamonds. The n...


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's euology for the late Lee Kuan Yew

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March 31, 2015 02:04 pm

https://youtu.be/7cfq87OWlS0?list=PLqvAkd0-laMf0HyGzqzK-Hqc7FO6oXCu1 Ten moving eulogies were delivered at the funeral service of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sun...


Rivega Dance Studio presents ‘NATMO 2015’ at the Lionel Wendt

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March 31, 2015 12:27 pm

If you’ve made the trip to Kandy you’ll know Weweldeniya, the famed town that produces,-well, wewel (or cane). But have you ever seen a dance item choreographed around the cr...


Young cast of the British School of Colombo take on ‘The Ash Girl’

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March 25, 2015 01:37 pm

With an influx of Cinderellas running around Hollywood lately, the British School of Colombo couldn’t have timed their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘The Ash Girl’...


‘Wonder Woman’ by Mind Adventures

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March 23, 2015 04:48 pm

International Women’s Day fell on March 8, and to honour women under the theme ‘Connecting Women. Inspiring Change. Making Progress’, will be an original play, sponsored by C...


Sale of hand embroidered home items and sarees by Andrea Boekel

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March 20, 2015 11:42 am

For certain, it would be hard to find a woman who is not captivated by exquisite, handmade lace and intricate hand embroidery. These beautiful techniques captured by Andrea Boekel ...


Sri Lankan Choral Week 2015

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March 18, 2015 12:43 pm

Sri Lankan Choral Week 2015 starting on Saturday, March 21 will culminate in the grand production of St. John’s Passion by J. S. Bach at St. Paul’s Church, Kynsey Road, on Satu...




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