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Sri Lankan researchers in major breakthrough in genetic technology in rice research

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March 17, 2015 09:12 am

A Sri Lankan university research team has achieved a major breakthrough in genetic technology in the field of rice research. The Human Genetics Unit (HGU), Faculty of Medicine, ...


Colombo Fashion Week 2015

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March 16, 2015 11:45 am

The last day of CFW held up despite the wet weather with the skies clearing up just in time for the final segment of Sri Lanka’s most iconic fashion event. Day three saw quite a...


Duchess of Cambridge vists the Downton Abbey cast

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March 13, 2015 02:16 pm

The set of Downton Abbey, the hit UK television series about life among the upper classes, has just had its classiest visitor yet: the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate mingled wit...


Holi celebrations

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March 10, 2015 10:53 am

The Indian community got together over the weekend at the Mount Lavinia hotel to celebrate the popular Holi festival. Captured here are images from the gathering.    ...


Hameedia to partner with HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) 2015

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March 09, 2015 10:17 am

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, will be partnering with HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) for the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the show, the company said in a m...


Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after LA plane crash

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March 06, 2015 10:27 am

Los Angeles (AFP) - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, offic...


Jacqueline excited about 'According to Mathew' debut

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March 03, 2015 06:04 pm

Jacqueline Fernandez is all set to go back to her roots! The Sri Lankan beauty will soon make her debut in the Sri Lankan film industry with According to Mathew. The actor posted ...


Creativity through theatre

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March 03, 2015 01:23 pm

Growing up, Sashi Mendis’s theatrical experiences were no different from any school going youngster, taking the stage with a Shakespearean flair for acting. A collection of pl...


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation annual ‘Scrabble Bash’

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February 27, 2015 05:05 pm

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation annual ‘Scrabble Bash’ will be held on Saturday February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mrs. Shaila Amalean will be the facilitator of this ev...


Oscars 2015 wrap: Birdman soars with Best Picture win while Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore sweep acting awards

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February 23, 2015 07:36 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The dark comedy Birdman held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry’s highest recognition on Sunday, ...


Tom, Dick and Harry back on stage

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February 23, 2015 01:16 pm

The comic story of Tom, Dick and Harry by Michael and Ray Cooney will be revived by Silent Hands Productions, at the end of the month.  Polishing-up their lines and busily adjusti...


Miss World in Sri Lanka

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February 20, 2015 04:45 pm

Miss World, Rolene Strauss who is currently in Sri Lanka is seen planting a token tree. The  Rotary District 3220 Sri Lanka has commenced a project called "One Million Tree Stor...


Girl Power Cycle Race

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February 19, 2015 02:36 pm

Colombo will soon be graced by Sri Lanka’s first all-female tag team cycle race. Past pupils or Old Girls, from Holy Family Convent, Ladies’, Methodist, Musaeus Colleges, St. P...


Sesame Street Live

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February 17, 2015 02:23 pm

The no.1 Live children’s show Sesame Street Live was held recently in Kandy and Colombo. Captured here are scenes from the show.   ...


British Car Day 2015

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February 16, 2015 11:12 am

The “British Car Day” rally was held in Colombo yesterday. Over 100 British-made classic cars participated in the rally to celebrate British Car Day in Sri Lanka. Captured ...


Russell Peters is back!

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February 16, 2015 10:20 am

The internationally acclaimed comedian Russell Peters will perform live in Sri Lanka on February 25 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre Colombo. This Canadian co...


Royal College felicitates old Royalists

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February 12, 2015 02:30 pm

Royal College, Colombo felicitated a number of Old Royalist in the Cabinet  including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today. Captured here are images from the event. ...


Elizabeth Moir students take on 'Whose life is it anyway'

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February 11, 2015 05:44 pm

Oddly, wheeling around a bed through campus has become routine for the cast of 12. The annual Senior School play by the students of Elizabeth Moir this year is titled “Whose Life...


De Lanerolle Brothers present ‘Live 6′ concert

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February 10, 2015 02:02 pm

Another year has rolled by and celebrating their sixth anniversary as a duo, the De Lanerolle Brothers will present ‘Live 6′, their signature Pops Concert on March 3 at the Wat...


Musical adventure

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February 09, 2015 01:01 pm

Ramya de Livera Perera is one of the best known and respected music teachers and pianists in the country. Her one-time student, Mandhira de Saram, is famous in her own right as a p...


Wedding Expo 2015 on this weekend

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February 06, 2015 03:57 pm

 Wedding Expo 2015 is designed to showcase the latest trends and fashionable ways to tie the knot. Giving couples the chance to make informed decisions for their big day, the fa...


ITV mini- series, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ comes to life in Sri Lanka

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February 04, 2015 03:36 pm

A new ITV  mini- series, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, based on the classic but with a twist, is set partly in Ceylon of the 1930s.   It’s a Saturday in Kandy and Executive Produce...


Naipaul’s last public appearance?

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February 04, 2015 03:15 pm

The silence stretches as V. S. Naipaul appears to lose his chain of thought, not for the first time. The session ‘The Writer and The World’ featuring the Nobel laureate and his...


'Moving Out' exhibition

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February 02, 2015 02:40 pm

Organised by UZ Arts in association with Colomboscope, the 'Moving out'  public theatre and performance took  Hikkaduwa by storm recently. Artistic Director Neil Butler is kn...


Bringing 20,000 toys back to life

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January 29, 2015 01:36 pm

A collector who lives with thousands of toys crammed into suitcases in his London flat has become a Youtube hit. Tim Rowett - "Tim the Toyman" as he calls himself - has been col...


Anne Frank House exhibition from Jan 28-Feb 1

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January 28, 2015 12:25 pm

The story of the teenaged Jewish girl who kept a diary of her life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II has fascinated readers for decades. J...


Kala Pola draws crowds

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January 26, 2015 05:10 pm

By Chiranthi Senanayake A continuous stream of people trudged up and down Nelum Pokuna Mawatha amidst two parallel rows of stalls whose content testified to the diversity of art...


'Salute - Celebrating India'

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January 26, 2015 04:49 pm

On the occasion of the 66th Republic day of India the Indian Cultural Centre of Colombo organised - 'Salute - Celebrating India'. The event saw performances by Maestro Shri Niladri...


Colombo Design Market on Sunday

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January 23, 2015 04:36 pm

On Sunday the 25th Colombo will be treated to the second edition of the Colombo Design Market. With an overwhelmingly positive response to the launch in December, the Market provid...


‘Guitar Fest 2015’

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January 20, 2015 12:25 pm

The fifth successive festival of Guitar Music, ‘Guitar Fest 2015 Concert’ will come alive on the 24th January at Navarangahala , Royal College auditorium from 5.00 pm.  All le...




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