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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...


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. ...




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Features & Analysis

Darshani Arulanandam's tribute performance to poet Subramanya Bharathi

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be Organizing an evening of Bha...

Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a ...

Environmentalists, conservationists gather for tropical biodiversity conference in Sri Lanka

The 12th Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) got underw...

Shakespeare Drama Competition to get underway this month

The All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition is back for the 46th year. The competition is organize...



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