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V Day 2019 : Colombo 07 to get underway this month

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March 22, 2019 03:07 pm

V Day 2019 COLOMBO 7, will get underway on March 31 at Idea Hell and similar to its previous performances is based on interviews, discussions, and conversations on the vari...


UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

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March 22, 2019 12:46 pm

UZ Arts presents the work of nine artists from the UK who has been resident at the Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa for six weeks. The work is inspired by the people and culture ...


LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

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March 21, 2019 07:48 am

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum on “The Significance of the Tripitaka as a World ...


5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

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March 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cuisine. Four Lankan restaurants will be participating in the ...


“Ahimsa” A Choreographic dance production by Aru Sri Art Theatre

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March 19, 2019 10:39 am

Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma -“Ahimsa”, a choreographic dance production blended together with thematic concepts using performing arts will be presented by ...


Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff thrill Colombo fans once again

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March 15, 2019 07:32 pm

Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers who continues to push the boundaries of his career both on stage and TV recently entertained fans in Colombo...


In Pictures : Digital Library launched at the Public Library premises

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March 15, 2019 04:21 pm

The Colombo Digital Library was launched yesterday (March 14)  at the Colombo Public Library premises by Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P....


Vajira - prima ballerina of Kandyan dancing turns 87

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March 14, 2019 03:37 pm

Vajira - the prima ballerina of Kandyan dancing celebrates her 87th birthday on March 15. Frequently known as the wife of pioneer Kandyan dancing - Chitrasena, Vajira carved out...


Bharatha Natyam Recital: Pavitra Krishna Bhatt and Aparna Shastry Bhatt

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March 13, 2019 12:54 pm

Renowned Bharatnatyam exponent from India, Pavitra Krishna Bhatt will perform with his spouse Aparna Shastry Bhatt at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre auditorium on March 1...


Documentary on Sri Lanka launched at ITB Travel Fair in Germany

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March 08, 2019 10:49 am

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau unveiled a documentary portraying the natural beauty of Sri Lanka at the ITB travel and trade show in Berlin, Germany, this week. ...


In Pictures: 'Does she travel safe?' campaign

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March 07, 2019 05:29 pm

Highlighting sexual harassment in public transport, the ‘Does she travel safe?’ campaign, an initiative to generate awareness on norms and attitudes discri...


Through the Lens: Celebrating Women at Work

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March 07, 2019 04:45 pm

An  exhibition marked the culmination of the World Bank's year-long campaign to #PressForProgress for more and better jobs for women in Sri Lanka, and included a mobile...


‘KUMARSUTRA’ : Nothing is made up; everything is just real

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March 05, 2019 07:16 pm

He is one of South Asia’s leading performing artists and comedian who blends his own one of a kind humour with stories, observations and caustic wit. By Oshani A...


CFW 2019 Day Four: A tale of grandeur and glamour

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March 04, 2019 05:57 pm

The fourth and final day of Colombo Fashion Week 2019 showcased a tale of grandeur and glamour at the Hilton Colombo, as the final six designers presented their summer season co...


Colombo Fashion Week Day 3 : Botanical elements and bright colours

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March 04, 2019 05:14 pm

A crowded hall packed with people all excitedly waiting for the third day of HSBC Colombo Fashion week to begin. The pink lights gave an ethereal feel to the event, and once the...


CFW Day 2: Dramatic and showstopper gowns

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March 01, 2019 06:34 pm

Day Two of Colombo Fashion week saw seven designers showcase their collections to a packed crowd in the Grand Ballroom at the Galle Face Hotel. By Sashini Rodrigo ...


Colombo Fashion Week Day 1 gets underway

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February 28, 2019 03:31 pm

Colombo Fashion Week, kicked off its 16th run at showcasing the creative minds of both local and international designers with their ‘Emerging Designer Showcase’ whic...


A look at CFW's Fashion Design Exhibition and the Fashion Films Festival

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February 28, 2019 01:03 pm

This year’s edition of Colombo Fashion Week kicked off on Monday 25 with two interesting and diverse creative exhibitions that showcased both the rich past and the vibrant...


Silent vigil to protest inhumane acts against dogs in Kandy on Saturday

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February 27, 2019 02:03 pm

A silent vigil will take place on March 02 to protest  the inhuman acts that have been taken against dogs in Kandy district. The protest has been organise...


145th Wesley College Founder’s Week Celebrations to get underway in March

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February 25, 2019 02:19 pm

Wesley College - a leading Christian boys school in Colombo was founded on March 2 1874. Every year, the Double Blue Fraternity gather to celebrate the memory of their Founder, ...


Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

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February 25, 2019 09:58 am

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Rami Malek won his first Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in musical “Bohemian Rhapsody.” &g...


Down Town Pulse arts festival to get underway on Feb 25

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February 22, 2019 06:13 pm

The eclectic Bakeriya Space in Kottawa will once again be home to the Down Town Pulse arts festival, starting on February 25 and continuing until March 2. By Sashini R...


In Pictures: Second day of the Gangarama Navam Perahera

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February 20, 2019 06:19 pm

Captured here are images from the second day of the Gangarama Navam Perahera which took place yesterday. Pix by Sameera Weerasekera ...


In pictures: Gangarama Perahera

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February 19, 2019 02:00 pm

The Gangarama Navam Perahera will take procession today for the second day. The perahera which began yesterday will start from W. A. D. Ramanayake Mawatha and ...


'Missing Lovers' : Reflections by families of the disappeared

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February 18, 2019 03:58 pm

Marking Valentines Day in a different way, Colombo-based NGOs brought families of the disappeared from across the country to an event called ‘Missing Lovers’ held in...


Field trip to Hikkaduwa National Park organised by the WNPS

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February 18, 2019 10:17 am

The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) of Sri Lanka is organising a field trip to Hikkaduwa National Park on Feb 23. The Hikkaduwa National Park is one of thr...


Indian Cultural Centre presents Meghna Das

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February 14, 2019 06:27 pm

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting Meghna Das, an Odissi exponent from India on February 18, 2019 at 6.00pm at SVCC audi...


US Indo-Pacific Command declares open two schools refurbished at a cost of Rs 190 m

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February 14, 2019 02:43 pm

The US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) recently declared open two schools in Nintavur and Soodaikkudah which were renovated at a cost of over Rs 190 million. Anthony Re...


Space Office opens newest showroom at Elvitigala Mawatha

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February 13, 2019 05:12 pm

Space Office, a part of Space Furniture, with showrooms in Town Hall and Jawatte Road, have opened up their newest showroom at No. 421, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 5. ...


'He Comes From Jaffna' directed by Jith Peiris at the Lionel Wendt this week

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February 11, 2019 02:08 pm

‘He Comes from Jaffna’ is a beautiful piece of theatre that portrays a time gone by. But, as the cast show us, the deeper message embedded in it is that sometimes it...






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