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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...


Dutch Burgher Union Mid Year sale

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July 13, 2015 10:49 am

The grand DBU Mid-Year Sale takes place on Sunday, July 26 from 8.30 a.m.onwards at the Dutch Burgher Union premises at Thunmulla.  Apart from the usual Burgher delicacies that mo...


Pond’s launches all-in-one cream

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July 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Well known face care brand Pond’s unveiled its Pond’s BB + all in one cream to Sri Lanka at a glamorous event attended by film stars, designers, beauty experts and other person...


De Lanerolle Brothers' mid year concert

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July 06, 2015 02:18 pm

The De Lanerolle performed recently at their mid year concert held at the Colombo Hilton.   Captured here are scenes from the evening.  ...


CBK turns 70

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July 06, 2015 01:39 pm

A special ceremony organized to celebrate the 70th birthday of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was held at the BMICH yesterday. President Maithripla Siris...


Remembering Chitrasena

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July 06, 2015 12:18 pm

This year, the Chitrasena Dance Company took to the international stage our ancient ritualistic performances that pay homage to the pantheon of Gods when they premiered their produ...


Rock Sunday 2015

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July 02, 2015 01:53 pm

The Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown which organised "RUN FOR THEIR LIVES ANNUAL CHARITY RUN" for Five Consecutive Years, brought together yet another Project of Raising Funds for T...


An evening of Broadway from the Workshop Players

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June 30, 2015 12:21 pm

For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Pal...


Celebrating Volkswagen Day

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June 23, 2015 03:20 pm

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of...


Winner of the Gratiaen Prize 2014, Vihanga Perera on his book "Love and Protest"

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June 22, 2015 06:29 am

Vihanga Perera is a study in contrasts. On the internet and in the media, he is a forceful voice and a happy dissenter of mainstream opinion. As a published author he is confrontat...


Ladies College Old Girls get together for ‘Style-Twenty 15’

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June 12, 2015 12:38 pm

Over 300 ‘Old Girls’ of Ladies’ College flocked in for the Friday night event put together by the Old Girls Association at the Galadari Hotel. ‘Style-Twenty 15’ was a fun...


Shakespeare, stripped down and uncomplicated

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June 12, 2015 12:30 pm

We’ve come dressed all nice to see Shakespeare, and we’re expecting it to be all posh and whatnot. But the house lights are on way after curtain time, and the actors are all ou...


Derana Goya Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2015

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June 10, 2015 02:39 pm

A radiant Visna Fernando was crowned Derana Goya Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2015 in a spectacular show on June 3. Although the weather proved gloomy by the shores of Citrus W...


Immersive exhibition

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June 07, 2015 10:09 pm

Imaad Majeed reclines on a low chair and we almost step over him. He startles us with his instructions; “go ahead-pick a phrase.” Imaad, 24, is one of Colombo’s most talented...


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.  ...




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Colombo Book Fair gets underway today at the BMICH

The annual Colombo International Book Fair got underway at the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference ...

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